Wow, the first month of the year is already flying by! Just like that, we’re nearing the end of January and Valentine’s Day is ALMOST upon us!! How wild is that?! And you know what that means… time for a Jilly-inspired Valentine’s Day Gift Guide round-up!!
Valentine’s Day can be a tricky holiday for people. There is a lot of hype around this day, and that can leave people feeling pressure to get the perfect gift for their loved ones (MYSELF included!!!). Whether you’re happily single or happily in a relationship, saying, “Hey! I’m thinking of you!” to the folks you care about doesn’t need to be an overwhelming process!
That’s why I assembled the ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Gift Guide of all of my favourite things to make your shopping for this holiday smooth sailing. For a full list of Valentine-inspired gifts, keep on reading!
1. Fraiche Food Full Hearts Cookbook 2. Slumber Shorty Romper 3. Vanilla Mint Mineral Bath Soak 4. Rose Love Preset 5. Stanley Tumbler 6. Melanie Auld Adorned Charm 7. Jardines Domaine Cocktail Shaker 8. Incanto XOXO Plate 9. Camilla Living Flower Snips 10. Estelle Colored Wine Stemware 11. Replica Perfume 12. Paris Jewellers Heart Ring 13. Aerie Underwear 14. Wild at Heart Print 15. Cheekbone Beauty Lipgloss 16. Double Hearts Classic Crew Neck Tee
For the Fashion Lover
In 2023, we’re kicking this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide off with vintage-inspired loungewear! I’ve said this time and time again, but for the last couple of years, I have been feeling SO nostalgic for the 90s. So, Smash + Tess and I decided to team up and co-design two super cute vintage-inspired Rompers, one of which is this ADORABLE Slumber Shorty Romper!! Now, when I DO actually have to get out of the house in this winter/pre-spring rainy weather, I always reach for my Fairechild Chore Raincoat (and this one is quintessentially pink, which I just LOVE)! And, I’m crossing my fingers that Justin gifts me these gorgeous Ovoid Cedar Bough earrings from Confluence by Nimmo Bay that I’ve had my eye on for some time! (I know this list is supposed to be about giving to OTHERS, so OOPS😜). And, for ALL Confluence by Nimmo Bay items in this list, use code JILLY10 for a 10% discount on your entire cart at checkout! I am such a jewellery person (the sparklier the BETTER), but if the person you love prefers wearing daintier jewellery, the Paris Jewellers Heart Ring included in our Winter Jilly Box is a great choice!!
Of course, this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide wouldn’t feel complete without mentioning the Brunette the Label Double Hearts Classic Crew Neck Tee. When I wore this the other week in my Instagram stories with Go Simplified, I got a TON of DMs asking, “where is that cute shirt from?” Believe me, I had the same reaction the first time I saw the shirt on someone. A white tee is a closet staple, and this cheeky one with two hearts is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. But, DON’T FORGET: use code BABESCLUBJILLIAN for 15% off your purchase.
Now, I just had to mention that I’ve been eyeing this classic Metchosin Coat for Justin. It’s made from 100% recycled melton wool, which would be the perfect layering piece for days when Justin is out and about on his tractor! Can’t you just picture it??!
For All Things Relaxation
February (like January) can still feel like a sleepy month. (Hello! The year JUST STARTED, and I’m already exhausted… anyone else??) The days are still relatively short, and that calls for a little bit more intentionality to take care of yourself and your well-being. On chilly winter days, I LOVE drawing an extra fancy bath, starting with this luxurious bath salt from one of my FAVOURITE small shops, Confluence by Nimmo Bay! It includes mineral-rich dead sea salts to improve circulation, soften skin and relax sore muscles!! I also saw this gorgeous Cedar & Rose Candle on their website and think it would be such a luxe addition to our bathroom as well!!! So, if you’re looking for a gift to help your partner relax and recharge, here are a few ideas for you!!
For long, slow mornings, I know I would be reaching for something like this handmade stoneware ceramic mug and this classic Buffalo Plaid Blanket (both from Confluence by Nimmo Bay). I mean, how beautiful are THOSE? (Hint, hint: Justin please add-to-cart!) I love that Confluence by Nimmo Bay’s shop includes mindfully made products from so many small businesses (which is why I keep referencing them!!). In general, you know I LOVE supporting small, local businesses. That will DEFINITELY be guiding my Valentine’s Day purchases for my friends and for Justin this year.
Gifts to Style Your Home
If the person you are shopping for is like me, you can never go wrong with some tasteful decor items!! I love sprucing our home up around Valentine’s Day with some of my favourite prints from Jilly Digital, including the Watercolour Hearts Print and the Lovely Lady Lumps Print—which we even have at the Jilly Office! But, if you already have and love those prints and are looking for something new, we JUST launched a new set of Wild At Heart prints for Valentine’s Day!! WAHOO!! These prints are the absolute cutest, and I can’t wait to dress up our space with this new collection. They come in three colours: Blush, Carnation and Blossom!!
If you are looking for a chic valentine-inspired throw pillow, look no further than this XO faux fur pillow from Pottery Barn!
Gifts for a Little Glam
When in doubt, selecting a quality lipgloss is a great gift choice for the person in your life who LOVES makeup! Ever since I was introduced to Cheekbone Beauty, I have been OBSESSED with their lip glosses. If your person is more of a lipstick wearer, I swear by Evalina Lipstick!! This one in the colour Orchard Cherry is one of my favourites! You also cannot go wrong with a pretty scent. I swear by this Replica Perfume, in case you are looking for a great option!
Another great choice for the glam person in your life is a Jilly Digital preset! Presets are a way to easily enhance your photos—whether to display in your home or to share on social media!
Does the person you love love jewellery? I wear my Melanie Auld Adorned charms ALL OF THE TIME and can’t recommend them enough!! If you’re looking for the perfect little dish to store your jewellery, might I suggest this XOXO dish from The Cross Decor & Design?
Gifts to do with Food & Drinks
There’s something so heartfelt about cooking someone a home-cooked meal, especially on Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for the perfect meal to make on this occasion, my cousin Tori and I structured our cookbook to suggest groups of dishes to make for specific celebratory occasions!
But, for this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, we can’t forget drinks of course! For a little splash to make your cocktails more festive, order some heart-shaped ice cube trays! And, be sure to have an aesthetically pleasing cocktail shaker on hand!
Of course, a delicious meal for a special occasion needs some special presentation. And, what better way to elevate the presentation than with some beautiful dinnerware from Jardines Domaine Home?
Now, if you are going to be on the go for Valentine’s Day, a thoughtful gift might be this super handy Stanley Tumbler! Seriously, everyone needs a good tumbler for those busy days at the office and running errands.
For the Green Thumbs
We’re fast approaching gardening season, which means it’s time to get your plans in order and assemble the right gardening equipment! If your loved one is a green thumb, any gardening lover would appreciate receiving these adorable Camila Living Flower Snips.
For a Little Bit of Everything
If you’re looking for a gift that checks ALL of the boxes, I have JUST the thing: the Love Box (our Jilly Box just for Valentine’s Day!) includes our most popular products from the Winter 2022 Jilly Box. And, guess what?! The Love Box is 30% off! Available while quantities last.
And, there you have it! My 2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. With the help of this handy-dandy list, shopping for this occasion is sure to be a breeeeeeze.