Roses are overrated. There. We said it. Now, we are certainly not knocking the Valentine who is thoughtful enough to buy flowers to express his undying love on Cupid’s holiday, but we are saying that there’s more to February 14th than thorny roses with a short shelf life and boring boxes of mediocre chocolate.
This year, shower each other with luxurious, pampering, blissful love without spending more than a hundred bucks. It’s true! You can do opulent without spending a pretty fortune.
Because we know we are in good company with our chocolate fanaticism, we are not about to suggest that raspberry-filled truffles or dark cocoa pecan turtles get eliminated from the intimate equation. But why not think outside of the heart-shaped cardboard and aim for something more original? With thoughts on making this the best, most sumptuous hearts day ever, we’ve rounded up ten sweet (French macarons) and soft (Egyptian cotton bed sheets) Valentine’s Day gift ideas that play to the senses, have the ability to enhance moods and are just plain pleasurable in one way or another.