11 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Celebrate the Small Moments

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This year has been the longest cumulative time I’ve spent with my husband, Joe. We are both WFH, he’s not traveling for work, and we aren’t running around with kids or rushing to complete unneeded errands at the same pace as we used to. To paraphrase: It’s been the best of times, it’s been the worst of times.

In all seriousness, it’s been exciting and fun to rediscover this man I’ve been with for seven years. These many moments of togetherness have given us insight into our daily routines. They’ve helped us notice our likes, wants, and needs with greater clarity than before.

If all this time together has taught me anything, it’s that when it comes to gestures of love, I crave the little things the most. I’ll make Joe an afternoon coffee, or he’ll brush off my car after it snows. Small actions like these don’t look huge but can say so much.

This Valentine’s Day, we are collectively gifting items that will benefit the other in small yet meaningful moments rather than through grand sweeping gestures. In that spirit, Joe and I put together a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas to help you and your loved ones celebrate the small moments that mean so much. Whether you’re gifting to a partner or to yourself, you can find all of our picks below.

Gifts for Her, Selected by Joe

Cozy Blanket

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Lambswool Blanket by Upstate

$149.98

This functions as both a nice blanket and a makeshift cardigan that is an optimal layer atop anything from WFH clothing to pajamas…although maybe the aforementioned fits are the same? (Sorry, Kate. 😊) I’ve found that Kate tends to “borrow” my sweaters regularly so I must admit that this idea is somewhat self-interested.

(Literal) Statement Necklace

Morse Code “Love” Necklace by Julia Szendrei

$48

After a trip to New Mexico, Kate and I frequently talk about the magic we experienced while in the high desert.  In addition to the piñon pine, turquoise always reminds us of New Mexico. This necklace seems like a fun opportunity to test Kate’s styling chops in seeing how she dresses it both up and down.

Personal Fireplace

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Personal Concrete Fireplace by FLIKR Fire

$95

Who wouldn’t love a personal fireplace? We’ve got two legit ones in our home, but if Kate had her way, we’d have more. This little beauty can sit on her desk and still give off the relaxing vibes of a large fireplace.

Self-Care Mask

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Satin Sleep Mask with Rose Quartz Stone by Baloo

$54

Kate is a stoner. She LOVES STONES. She’s built a nice collection of them, and I’m here for it. This sleep mask blew my mind when researching it since it’s super dual-purpose. Is it a mask? Of course. But the secret sauce is that it has a hidden pocket that holds a rose quartz stone which is associated with stress release and gentleness. I may obtain one for myself as well.

Greenery

Bonsai Grow Kit by Modern Sprout

$19

Kate has turned seemingly uneventful corners of our home into greenhouses, and for good reason. Plants (yes, even indoors) can boost our focus, up our moods, and lower our stress.  This bonsai grow kit would be a fantastic V-Day gift for Kate as she’s getting the kids into indoor gardening. It’s also a nice reminder that when we can get back on airplanes and go to other countries, she and I will be taking a trip to Japan.

Gifts for Him, Selected by Kate

Understated Slipper

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The Outdoor Slipper Boot (recycled) by Greys

$118

To keep Joe’s feet nice and toasty as he faithfully grabs the morning paper for me to read.

Chic Loungewear

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Shift Knit Joggers by Proof

$98

Because Joe continues to make the case that sweats are considered an outfit. If we are going to agree on this point, we’re going to upgrade his current set to these joggers.

Culinary Gadgets

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven by Ooni

$349

Joe is slowly becoming the ULTIMATE pizza chef in our house. I think that creating the perfect pizza pie is his quarantine hobby, and I’m here for it!

Warm Winter Gloves

4 Season Glove w/Wax Coating by Give’r

$130

A warm pair of gloves for mornings shoveling our family out of a snowstorm is always needed in our home state of Minnesota. This, my friends, is what true love looks like: Getting up on a cold winter’s morning and clearing a path to the car.

Hot Sauce

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Pappy Barrel-Aged Pepper Sauce (2 pack) by Pappy & Company

$23.50

Joe’s M.O. is to slather hot sauce on everything. Eggs, toast, pizza, you name it—if Joe’s making it, it probably has hot sauce on it.

Nostalgic Scented Candle

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Big Sur Candle by Square Trade Goods

$35

Big Sur was our “babymoon” trip before we had kids. This candle reminds me of that time and gets me excited thinking about revisiting it someday with our kids.

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BY Kate Arends - February 3, 2021

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