Valentine’s Day is a great holiday…if you have a significant other. But if you don’t, all the advertising and hype can sometimes make you feel like you’re missing out on something. Not fun. Not fun at all. Which is why I subscribe to the theory that if you’re single on February 14th, the best way to deal is to go out with your other single friends for drinks and dancing. But if you can’t manage that, you have to at least treat yourself to something special or luxurious to make the day fun for you too. Expensive chocolates or that pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on for awhile are always good, but here’s a few other options that are guaranteed to make you smile.
We’ve already raved about Godiva candles here on TDO, but this new, limited edition Valentines candle is worth talking about again. The Chocolate Strawberry Rose candle was inspired by Godiva’s freshly dipped chocolate strawberries (which if you’ve never had them are to die for). They describe it like this – “The essence of a perfectly ripened, sweet strawberry is enveloped in a base of creamy milk chocolate, accented with delicate rose petals and soft green accords.” I only need one word to describe it myself – amazing. It smells incredible when it burns, like a mixture of candy and fruit and just all around deliciousness. Best of all, it has a 50 hour burn time and only costs $22.50. If you’re home alone on Valentine’s Day watching a marathon of chick flicks, make sure this is burning right next to you. You can pick one up at www.candleluxury.com.
LUSH has great gifts for any occasion and their True Love set is one of my recent favorites. It comes with an assortment of products that you can use to pamper yourself in the bath (I recommend also taking in a glass of wine and a stack of gossip magazines). The Love Soap is an adorable, glittery perfumed heart that you won’t be able to stop smiling when you use. Yummy Yummy Yummy shower gel is perfectly named – it’s like a delicious strawberry shake that you lather all over your body. The Vanilla Delite Lotion pairs with it perfectly as a moisturizer after you get out of the shower, and the Sex Bomb bath bomb will definitely add some fizz to your night. (You can save the Heavanilli massage bar for the next time you do have a date!) True Love is definitely worth treating yourself to this February 14th.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to an especially luxurious gift, the Kilian Collection set is a great choice. The brand launched in 2007 and for the first time, they’re offering a set that allows you to sample all of the scents at once. All eight fragrances (Prelude to Love, Love, Beyond Love, A Taste of Heaven, Straight to Heaven, Back to Black, Liaisons Dangereuses, and Cruel Intentions) come packed in a gift box with Kilian’s signature black tassels adorning it. (And since the scents were created to be unisex, you can share with anyone who wants to try them too). The great thing about the Kilian fragrances is that they’re unique and different, so you can’t help but feel special when you wear them since you’re definitely standing out in the crowd. The Kilian Collection retails for $140 and can be found at saks.com or check out more info at bykilian.com.