Beauty Find Friday: Valentine Gift Inspiration

Valentine's Day Decor

Hand-Embroidered Accent Pillow Cover Custom Tattoo Heart Pillow… / Colorful botanical art-flowers-pink -cottage decor-modern-“Spring No. / Custom Wedding Gift or First Anniversary Paper Gift 3D Framed wedding… / Paper Flowers Red Rose / Mr. Mrs. Gift Set / Valentine’s Day MADE TO ORDER Needle Felted Sweetheart Owl Pink Heart / Valentine’s Day MADE TO ORDER Needle Felted Sweetheart Owl Pink Heart

I know it’s only February 1st, but Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. To help with your gifting or your decorating, I’ve put together a collage of some of my favorite Valentine’s Day gifts.

The links to each item are below the picture, but I wanted to highlight a few.

  • The Mr. and Mrs. set from is one of my favorites to give as a wedding gift. We enjoy ours!
  • The embroidered pillow is from Plumed on Etsy, which sells a lost of other embroidered pillow designs, including customizable ones featuring an outline of the United States, with hearts marking special locations of significance. 
  • Good Natured makes all sorts of adorable felted creatures, including the Valentine owl above. 

And if you’d like a free print, visit my Freebie page for a Valentine’s Day print and Valentines. For many, more lovely ideas, check out 20 Fair Trade + Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Mercy Ink.  It’s a great time to share the love by giving your business to small businesses and shops that are making a difference!

Mr. and Mrs: Valentine’s Day Recap

Sometimes Brian pretends he has plans to surprise me, when actually he’s just totally forgotten that the particular occasion is coming up. So, when I casually let it slip that I was excited to put up Valentine’s Day decorations, and he said, “Oh…when is that again?” two day’s before, I didn’t really believe him when he said he had “secret” plans for that day. I didn’t really  blame him, since he’d just lost his job a few days before. 
School monopolized my time leading up to Valentine’s Day, so I didn’t have time for the more elaborate decorations I wanted to make. I did make this easy banner, however, that I found on Pintrest from This Is Glamorous: 
Thread paper doilies onto thread or fishing twine, combine with Christmas lights, and done! It gives an simple elegance and romantic ambiance. 
Brian might have been bluffing, but on February 14th, I woke up to a very pleasant surprise: breakfast in bed! (cue applause!). Brian got up early and made stuffed cream cheese and apple French toast! He also bought us chocolates, and a rose for me! The French toast was so delicious, I couldn’t stop eating long enough to take a picture of it. Hence, the post-breakfast picture:
I also had a present for Brian. Well, actually it was more for both of us. I didn’t have time to make Brian a Valentine, but thanks to DaySpring, for Valentine’s Day we got to start using the long coveted Mr. & Mrs. – Gift Set!
The Mr. mug is missing in that picture, because it was already in use… 

It’s now Brian’s favorite mug. 
The mugs have sweet details, like the verse along the rim: 
And the heart at the bottom: 
We also received the Mr. & Mrs. – Coupon Book. I love these coupon books, they make great little gifts to brighten your spouse’s day. I also used them in Brian’s Christmas present banner last year. I especially love these coupons because they have scripture on the back of each one! 
Here’s a few of them:
I really like this one: 

Check out more reviews at (in)courage’s inspired deals page! 

In addition to the mugs and coupon book, DaySpring also has a Mr. & Mrs. – Mr. Love Notes – 32 Note Set:

Mr. & Mrs. Love Collection - Mr. Love Notes - 32 Note Set image

Mr. & Mrs. - Two in One Inspirational Journal image

Mr. & Mrs. Love Collection - Notes & Memo Pads Gift Set image

Or several combinations of the above. Check them all out here: Mr. & Mrs. Love Collection from DaySpring.

 I know it’s after Valentine’s Day, but if your husband has a birthday coming up, or if you have some weddings to attend this summer, these make great gifts. I think I’ve given the mugs to at least two couples, and both of them love them! 

And just because I want to show my lovely readers some love too, here’s a code for 15% off:

15% off on all gift purchases. Coupon code: 15OFFGIFTS

Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

Disclosure: I received these products from DaySpring free of charge, but my opinions are still my own! Also,  scroll to the bottom of my site to see my disclosure about affiliate links. It’s for a good cause! 

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Happy February!

Happy first day of February! Earlier this week I gathered several links from across the blogosphere and pinterest-world into one awesome Valentine’s Day Decor, Gifts, Food and Freebies post over at Newlywed’s Bliss. It’s a giant love-fest of hearts, roses, chocolates, and goodness, so I hope you’ll check it out!

If you’re looking for more inspiration, try my tutorial for my Easy Valentine’s Day Banner from last year. Tragically, I can’t find it anywhere, which means I’ll have to make a new one.

And, if you’re looking for more gift ideas, this post has something for everyone.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?
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