Have you ever considered buying yourself a Valentine’s gift? No? We think it’s pretty brazen to spoil yourself on V-Day. C’mon, we know you think you’re pretty special, and if you don’t, well, you should. We’re not talking chocolate and flowers, either. To show how much we care about the most important person in your life – YOU – we’ve handpicked a selection of gifts you really must have.
The only thing better than a new pair of shoes is a new purse. Sling this one over your arm and feel like Carrie Bradshaw striding through the streets of New York. Warning: You probably won’t be able to choose just one of these Aimee Kestenberg bags (starting at $140), so you should probably invest in two right now. Start with one of her signature pieces in claret. Because it’s Valentine’s Day, so red, of course.
Hillberg & Berk silver heart earrings. These gems are priced just right ($65) and are small and simple enough for everyday wear. When you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, that little sparkle will remind you how wonderful you are. Buy online at hillbergandberk.com
You need these pale pink Guess pumps ($120) to pretty up your wardrobe and you need them now. You may as well buy them for yourself because who buys shoes as gifts? (Isn’t that like buying someone an appliance?) You deserve a little pink this month, and these babies will go with everything. Almost. Buy at Guess Retailers and GUESS.ca
Spring is coming. It definitely is. We promise. With this fun umbrella from Raindrops ($45) and greet Spring with sass for taking so long to get here. Brighten up a rainy day or just open it indoors so you can giggle. You’re not superstitious, are you? PS. We think it should read: Merde, I just had a blow dry! Buy at a Raindrops in Toronto or raindropsto.com
Can a girl have too many watches? We think not, and this Fossil pink-faced watched is pretty darn cute. It would look equally stunning with ripped jeans as with your new Spring dress. It’s not polite to be late, you know. Get yours at a WATCH IT! store and WATCHIT.ca
Show yourself some love by splurging on a gorgeous necklace that will wrap your neck in a circle of happiness. These Infinity Sea Bamboo beads from Pamela Lauz Jewellery ($495) will go from work to play. If you’re looking for a necklace that says it all, this is the one. Buy it at pamelalauz.com
Can’t get enough kissing? Wondering if you’re putting your best lips forward? This brand new book, Kissing: A Field Guide ($10.95), written by a bestselling author and columnist, helps you choose – and perfect! – your very own unforgettable kissing style. Remember, a great kiss can stop traffic, start a five-alarm fire, and feel like Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Why not be the best at something so important?
Have you ever read yourself a love poem? Pick up this little pink volume containing sensual, earthy love poems from Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda ($12.00). Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes, waves and shores surrounding the poet and his love, Matilde Urrutia, and saturates them in a new, yearning eroticism.