The yearly excuse to spread love has finally arrived
Dear readers, I have no idea on how you are spending this pandemic, but chances are, this year, you’re going to hate February 14 even more. I do understand, really. I’m thinking about those couples whose cohabitation has become more difficult than usual, I’m thinking about single people who have never thought being single was a problem until Coronavirus arrived. However, if you’re lucky, your life is still going great.
No matter the situation you’re in, I’m sure you became a little more meditative about relationships in general and asked yourselves what kind of people you do want in your lives when social distancing ends (because, hopefully, it will).
In the meantime, let’s leave this long and profound consideration behind to go back to mere materialism, because our souls needs both. Next Sunday, we’re going to find another excuse to celebrate ourselves and the people we have in our lives: partner, family members, friends. We deserve cute little things to make us happy and they do as well, especially in this difficult times we’re living.
I came up with some Valentine’s Day gift ideas and this year’s selection is not monothematic: you’ll find different things, from accessories to makeup products (some of them are also sustainable) to add to your wishlist. So here we are again: another year, another round of gifts.
Inspired by Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman), designed by actors Matt Bomer and Ashley Benson. Privé Revaux, Kents Bomer x Benzo, Blue Light Sunglasses (€39,99, privereavaux.com).
Simple heart-shaped earrings that look good on every outfit. Fossil, Rose Gold Stud Earrings (€35, fossil.com).
A citrusy unisex fragrance (which is also vegan) with notes of tangerine and cardamom. Le Couvent des Minimes, Aqua Solis, Cologne Botanique Intense (100ml €57, lecouventparfums.com).
This hand-made candle is part of a collection based on the 22 cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot deck. Head notes: grapefruit, neroli and vanilla; heart: amber, oriental spices and rhubarb; base notes: liquorice. Smells Like Spells, scented candle The Lovers (250 gr. €58, smellslikespells.com).
Bill Withers passed away in March 2020 and this collection makes a fantastic gift for a friend or your special one. It includes some of Withers’ beautiful love songs and hits. Bill Withers, Lean on Me, Best Of (CD £9.02, Amazon.co.uk).
A 100% vegan moisturizing lipstick with a creamy texture and a shiny finish. Lumene, Nordic Chic Moisturizing Lipstick in Lace of Ice (€11,90, lumene.com).