Valentine’s Day is a special time of year. Whether you think it’s the day when you’re supposed to celebrate the fullest extent of your love or you think it’s a day for companies to mark up the price on “romantic crap” they sell all year anyway, it’s generally accepted that you’re supposed to buy your partner something for the occasion.
Most people go with flowers, chocolate, and jewelry, but we know your girlfriend is more special than that. No – she deserves something spectacularly different, right? Well, lucky you – this is one of the reasons Kitsch Kandy was created!
But the “perfect gift” for your girlfriend is going to depend on what message you want to send her. (And obviously you do have a message, since you didn’t want to get her the same thing every ex of hers has, right?)
So… What are you trying to say?
“You light up my life.”
I strongly believe in the power of good lighting. Whether you’re trying to set the mood or just trying to see your books better, light is super important and we usually take advantage of it.
In the same way, we often take for granted the women who make our lives better. She does so much for you, and you just sort of figure she’s always going to. But if you don’t show her that you appreciate the things she does, she might not stick around that long!
‘Crazy In Love’ Heart Shaped Light Box
Sometimes, the best way to show her how you feel is quite literally. If you want to bring brightness to her world and also tell her how much she means to you, the Crazy In Love light box is a great choice. Available in pink and grey to suit any taste, this light is small and can be powered with the included cord or with AA batteries (not included).
‘Love’ Vegas Lights
There’s something cozy and charming about these Vegas lights – and if your girlfriend is also cozy and charming, you’ll be able to show her exactly how you feel, in a way that complements her décor! Our Love Vegas Lights come in multiple color variations to match whatever style she has in her home. Just like our other light boxes, these can be powered with the included cord or AA batteries (not included). Consider getting the matching Love Heart Vegas Light to make sure the message is heard loud and clear.
“You’ve helped me grow.”
If your partner has influenced you to be a better person, whether directly or indirectly, it can be an empowering feeling. Sometimes we don’t know how much better our lives could be until someone comes along and inspires us to make it happen.
Then, one day, someone will show us how much we are capable of. Chances are, she wasn’t doing it for the recognition, and maybe she didn’t even do it on purpose. But isn’t that all the more reason to let her know how much it means to you?
‘Happiness Is A Form Of Courage’ Flowerpot
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the woman who lifts others the most might not be able to lift herself up. Remind her that she has the right to be happy, too – and that beautiful things happen when she smiles. The Happiness is a Form of Courage flower pot offers a reason for her to be happy. Pro tip: it’s actually scientifically proven that keeping living plants inside the home or office is better for your health, focus, and overall sense of peace.
“You bring me peace.”
Everyone wants to be with someone who makes them feel safe, calm, and relaxed. Maybe we don’t want peace and tranquility all the time (hey, angry sex is pretty nice sometimes), but there are going to be times when you just want to relax and smile. If your girlfriend brings you that sense of peace, you should try to give it to her, too.
One of the simplest ways to do this is to give her a good massage. I know I’m especially guilty of taking every massage thrown my way and forgetting to return the favor. (Although, I’ll never say no if she asks for one.) Just in case massages aren’t really your thing, or you’re looking for something to go along with the massage, we’ve got a few items that might help.
Bath Bombs and Fizzes
If your girlfriend likes taking baths, even occasionally, bath bombs are a luxurious way to help her relax and release the stress within. Whether you choose the sensual rose & petals, the soothing lavender heart, the simple chamomile & honey heart, or the warm rose, lavender, and patchouli cake, melting one of these fizzes in her bath is sure to melt her heart, too. Try giving her a combination – we have many more varieties available, as well!
Some women shy away from giving soaps and perfumes as a gift, because it might send the message that you think your partner smells. However, most women I know would love to know that they smell irresistible to their partner. Go with an herbal soap, as they often have added aromatherapy benefits, aside from the marvelous scents and skin-softening qualities. If you want one with a particularly romantic touch, this handmade soap also has flower petals in it – lovely!
“You keep me on track.”
Every now and then, things come up that might make us fall out of sync with what we need to be doing. If your girlfriend helps keep you motivated, so that you keep reaching for your goals, she’s extra special – and she deserves to be treated as such.
One of the simplest ways to thank a woman for keeping you moving forward is to help her take a little time off. If you can help her out with household errands, or even just make a simple grocery run, chances are, it’ll be greatly appreciated. If all you can offer is moral support, then don’t skimp on that!
Okay, maybe clocks aren’t the most common gift – but that’s part of what makes them charming and romantic. Chances are, she’s got a place to put a beautiful clock. Maybe she’d like the George Nelson ‘Sunburst’ Clock in her dining room, the Newgate Bubble Desk Clock in her study, and the Pastel Rainbow Retro Ball Clock in her bathroom. I think our society is largely relying too much on our cell phones for everything – and the gift of a clock gives her freedom from one of the tethers of the technological age. (All of our clocks are battery powered, and there are more options available in our Home Living section.)
“I’m comfortable with you.”
Sometimes, we take comfort for granted. This can be particularly true if you and your partner are especially comfortable together – after a while, we let our mind tell us we’re bored. But we don’t think comfort needs to be a bad thing. In fact, I’m betting there have been a few times when your relationship thrived on the comfort you shared – so show her that you’re absolutely comfortable with her, and that’s a good thing.
Of course, one of my favorite non-material ways to show my partner I’m comfortable with her is by cuddling in the nude. The skin-to-skin contact stimulates the brain’s production of oxytocin, which allows the two of you to bond and develop a greater intimacy. (Plus, who doesn’t enjoy seeing their partner in the nude?)
If you want a more material way to show her you’re comfortable with her, a sweatshirt can be a great way to keep her cozy. It might seem like it goes against the idea of being naked around each other, but the fact of the matter is – you can’t always run around in the nude. Sometimes, you actually have to go outside. Consider The Kiss sweatshirt to let her wear your kisses all over town (even when you’re apart). This Beautiful Sweatshirt may be a good choice if you want to let her know she’s gorgeous, too. If she needs a gentle reminder to comfort herself, too, the Good Vibes Sweatshirt is cozy and warm, which is sure to promote good vibes from within.
‘Make Magic Happen’ Tee
Sweatshirts are great, but sometimes your girlfriend can’t wear them all year long, right? Well, to cover the rest of the year, we recommend this cozy tee that lets her know she’s magical to you.
I’m not sure about you, but my girlfriend likes to nap. (She’s actually napping right now, as it happens.) While she’d probably rather use me as a pillow, many women enjoy cushions and pillows for a variety of reasons. We think it’s best to choose one that complements her style and offers a comfortable place to lay your head. Whether she’s interested in our Trichord Cushion, Camellia’s Cushion here, or maybe one with cute animals, we offer a wide variety to suit any taste. (My personal favorite right now is this mint bird pillow… Absolutely adorable!)
So, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!