Gift yourself some self-care this Valentine’s Day

January 24, 2024

Valentine’s Day for me has changed a lot over the years. Before having kids, Manny and I would always do dinner. Then we transitioned once we had kids to staying with a nice dinner (which is fun too!), but recently, I have been gifting myself things. Even if it’s small! Like this year, I want a new robe and journal. Sometimes the smallest gifts to yourself make a holiday or just to make yourself feel the best. Mom’s do carry around a lot – our mental load is heavy! I used to make excuses on why I want to buy things – but now, if I want a robe for Valentine’s Day, I am going to buy it. I don’t do it often, every once and awhile, it’s ok!

I have put together some things that I love myself or on my wish list. I hope it’s helpful!

Vitamin B12 – I have recently started increasing my vitamin intake, including this B12. Winter is so gloomy and hard to stay focused. I take this in the morning on super busy days when I need an extra boost!

Brooklinen Robe – This is on my Valentine’s Day list! The reviews are good and it looks so comfortable!

Dermaplaning tool – Love this so much and for under $10, makes a HUGE difference in my skincare routine!

Simple water bottle – I shared this on stories recently, but this is a Stanley dupe bottle. I don’t get the Stanley hype. This does the exact same thing, keeps water cold even with ice, cup holder friendly and really sleek looking.

Collagen Mud Mask – My go-to once a week collagen mask.

Redken Thickening shampoo – I typically don’t spend a lot of money on shampoo, so this was a first. I love this to give my hair some volume. You do have to use it consistently and a little goes a long way!

Self-care Journal – More self love talk in 2024.

Bath bombs pack – Take a lavender bath this Valentine’s Day! Some down time is the best.

Facial steamer – I have this and like it! I use it not only to open up my sinuses, but before I gua sha or do facial cupping! It’s like a mini facial at home.

Snail mucin eye patches – Use them almost daily!

Relax girl candle – Good gift idea!

Pajamas – I have two pairs of the short version of these and LOVE THEM! I have navy blue and gray. Wash well and very comfortable

You Are a Badass book – comes in paperback or Kindle version!

UGG slippers – You have probably seen these in my stories because I wear them basically 6 months out of the year. They also make a good gift, Manny got them for me as Mother’s Day gift!

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you want some other shopping ideas, head here!


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