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VALENTINE'S DAY - Gift Guides + Romantic Getaways

Updated: May 25, 2023

The best Valentine’s Day gifts feel personal, make someone’s life a little more fun or easier, and are often treats they want but may not make the splurge on for themselves. That said, the stress around finding a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift is real. How do you pick the perfect gift — or at least find something that will make your loved ones (and liked ones) know you picked it with them in mind?

Below are some of my favorite gift ideas (or maybe a little something for yourself!)



Winter is an ideal time for a last-minute romantic getaway. It’s an escape from the dreary winter stretch of time & from the monotony of the winter weekday. Here are my go-to spots for an easy romantic getaway.

Hotel Recommendation: A buzzy boutique hotel in Miami, Esme is walkable to South Beach + an array of nearby restaurants and bars. Expect vibrant guest rooms with smart TVs, plus a tapas bar + rooftop pool.

Hotel Recommendation: A luxe estate outside of Tulum, Hotel Esencia is surrounded by a white sand beach + tropical gardens. With multiple pools, full-service spa + top-notch service, you feel pampered as soon as you set your bags down.

Hotel Recommendation: A resort in the Catskills, Inness is a modern getaway down a quiet country road. The Scandinavian-Americana blend of styles offers a chic backdrop to the attentive service, pretty views + food sourced from the resort’s organic farm. In warmer months, you’ll enjoy tennis courts, a pool, golf course + walking trails. But winter is a perfect getaway given the off-season prices + cozy factor.

Hotel Recommendation: Maison de la Luz is a luxury hotel for eccentrics, this NOLA gem is the upscale sister to the neighboring Ace Hotel. Tucked in a walkable neighborhood three minutes from Lafayette Square, the boutique guest house offers a nightly wine hour, brass room keys, standing porcelain tubs + a secret entrance to Bar Marilou.

Gifts Perfect for TRAVEL Lovers

I’ve researched, asked around, scoured my favorite retailers & tapped into my own experience & creativity to come up with this list of fab gifts (naughty + nice) to woo & wow the globetrotter on your list!

Whether gifting is your love language or you’re just looking for some inspiration, this list will earn you all the gold stars this Valentine’s Day. Nostalgia lover? Outdoor enthusiast? From big spends (like the latest mobile phones) to sweet budget gifts, I’ve got picks to cover everyone from friends & lovers to coworkers & family. Feel free to zero-in on one or do a little mix-and-match to find the perfect present!



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