Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shower the people you love with love. The world could use a massive hug so let’s all use the day to add some loving energy into the universe. It’s also a great day to celebrate someone you love with a gift from a woman-owned business. Whether you are looking for a bauble, candle, watch, or lipstick, we have some great ideas to check out. We tossed in a few surprises for you to bestow on your partner, bestie, bridesmaids, sister, mother, or yourself.
The perfect gift for bridesmaids and besties is a bracelet that celebrates friendship. Modern Merrigold handcrafts jewelry with a colorful, whimsical, and creative aesthetic. Each piece of jewelry is a cause for celebration. The collection is crafted in Texas by an all-woman team that designs, engraves, and hand assembles every order.
A hat from Heidi Houston is a great gift for a gal who loves luxury. Her custom-suede beaded hats will have heads turning. The collection is made in Nepal and India and features classically simple designs that versatile and timeless. The hats make the perfect travel companion for a honeymoon or romantic weekend.
Enjoy a rose-colored view
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to gift your true love a pair of rose-colored glasses? Check out the frames at Draper James where Reese Witherspoon is the visionary behind the brand.
Calling all women who want to navigate the planet in beauty, spirituality, and peace. HerSpaceCo.’s Layered Living Planner is designed for the modern woman, created with intention by two inspiring women that are all about empowering others to lead an unapologetic life with purpose and commitment to self. Give the gift of being the CEO of your life to a special woman.
Pucker-up paper lips
Pucker Up Paper Lips offers a line of lips perfect for Valentine’s Day. The collection features a white lip adorned with red kisses, a black-based lip with a heart pattern in pink and red, a traditional sexy red, bold lip, and lips in shades of pink and red. Why not put a forever kiss on your wall with paper lips?” asks designer and founder Laura Richey who launched her business during the pandemic in mid-2020 so she could manage during online schooling and taking care of her son, who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Her paper lips have appeared on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
Light a (fragrant) fire
Supernatural’s Creation Incense will burn passion back into your creative spirit. Creation is an extrasensory passion-fueled blend of Neroli, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, and Sage essential oils. Supernatural is a home and personal care line founded by Suzy Batiz (CEO and Founder of ~Pourri).
Get cozy and chic
Time to celebrate your bridesmaids, besties, and yourself with lovely loungewear. Co-created by two friends, Lisa and Kelly, what began as a luxury sleepwear/loungewear brand, JJwinks, has now flourished into their beautiful line of bridal loungewear, JJwedding. Beyond just sophisticated shower gifts for the bride, JJwedding offers the bridal party a chic alternative for pre-ceremony matching attire.
Time for love
Yes, you can give the gift of time…a stunning timepiece. Celeste Watch Company is one of only two woman-owned and operated watch companies in the world. Celeste Wong, the owner, is a trained engineer with great artistic talent. She creates brilliant timepieces with mixed media dials that not only tell time but also serve as an art piece for one’s wrist. Made with an engineer’s eye, using only the finest materials, these timepieces are a stunning complement to the wearer’s style, attitude, and flare.
Let it burn
Set the mood and inspire scented memories with Pamella Roland‘s Luxurious Scented Candle. Made with the highest quality fragrance oils, Pamella’s candle is carefully crafted with a premium wax blend to burn cleanly and evenly.
Get the glow
For Valentine’s Day, AveSeena is delivering the gift of gender-inclusive transformative and renewing skincare with a luscious texture and natural scent delivering real results for even the most sensitive complexions. Consider gifting gems and flowers but in the form of skincare! AveSeena is sustainably made with clean ingredients. “We create formulations that harness the combined benefits of natural blend of smart, good-for-skin ingredients, botanicals, and clinically-studied actives to visibly help against signs of inflammaging deeply nurture and protect the overall wellness,” Dr. Ebru adds. “Our products are carefully formulated by immunologists and cosmetic chemists to proactively support your first line of defense -your skin and nourish its innate beauty,” says AveSeena’s Founder & CEO Dr. Ebru Karpuzoglu.
Spread LOVE not germs
Give bags some love this Valentine’s Day- perfect for your sister, your best friend, your girlfriend, heck even your fiancé. Created by two moms, leave it to them to solve a problem many didn’t know existed…hence, TAG was born out of their hyper-awareness of germs and bacteria and dirt that’s brought into the house from the outside highly frequented surfaces we place our bags.
Stacey Marcus is a Boston-based freelance lifestyle writer, publicist and content strategist. Her work has appeared in Boston magazine, Boston Common, Bride & Groom Magazine, Destination I Do, Modern Luxury Weddings Boston and Chicago, Ocean Home and playboy.com among others. A former senior editor at New England Bride Magazine, Stacey is also a publicist for non-profit organizations and small businesses. She is the author of a children’s book, A Bed for Every Bear: Tuck’s Tale. Stacey enjoys writing about travel, trends, and romance.