Self-love Valentine’s Day Gifts — I’ve always been a lover of love. The fairy tales, the happily-ever-afters, I loved it all. To me, for so long, Valentine’s Day belonged to this type of love only. The love that we grow up learning about from the world around us – the one that says love is what happens when you find your person, your other half. And this is a beautiful definition of it. But it’s incomplete.
“She wanted a relationship that consisted of loving someone unconditionally, flaws and all, so she started with herself.” – Stephanie Lahart, Author
What happens when you haven’t found your person yet? Are you not worthy of love?
For those of us that already struggle with feeling unworthy, Valentine’s Day (whether it’s meant to or not) becomes a reinforcement of that little voice in our heads that tells us something’s wrong with us for not being loved in that kind of way.
All those pink and red hearts that surround us at the supermarket and online start to feel like little symbols of exclusion. “You don’t belong in our love club!” they say. This can take our already low self-worth and shoot it down a million notches.
But, what if we redefined this love thing?
What if we painted a fuller picture of it? Added one of the most integral parts that make love whole? Added self-love to our understanding of love.
Once we do this, our understanding of Valentine’s Day expands as well.
Valentine’s Day is a day to love. Done. Period.
This is how I’ve come to define it.
It’s a day to express your love and affection to the special people in your life and to yourself. It’s a day to celebrate love fully, wholly, and completely. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s the perfect time to show yourself some love.
“Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero, American Television Producer
The truth is the love you have for yourself is what helps you love your special person. It’s what helps you do good for others and heal the world. It’s such an important part of love yet so often ignored and forgotten.
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to love yourself as well.
As you go on thinking of what to gift others this year, I ask that you take a moment for yourself as well. Here are some self-love Valentine’s Day gifts you can give yourself this year. Because you are so very worthy.
#1 – Satin Pajamas
H&M | $29.99
Description: Pajama shirt and pants in softly draped satin.
#2 – Bamboo Sleep Mask
H&M | $14.99
Description: Padded sleep mask in satin made from bamboo for a supersoft feel on skin.
Most Promising Review: “Cozy and well-fitting.”
#3 – Gua Sha Tool
H&M | $17.99
Description: A Gua Sha tool for a cooling and calming massage. Suitable for all skin types.
Most Promising Review: “Perfect to de puff in the morning!”
#4 – Faux Fur Slippers
H&M | $29.99
Description: Slippers in soft faux fur with open toes and crossover foot straps.
Most Promising Review: “These are adorable! So soft and I love that there’s a slightly raised platform so they won’t become worn down over time. Def going to buy these in brown too :)”
#5 – Seamless Sports Leggings
H&M | $29.99
Description: Sports leggings in fast-drying, functional fabric to help keep you dry and cool while exercising.
Most Promising Review: “These are some of the softest leggings I’ve ever owned, and the high rise is ideal!!!”
#6 – Faux Shearling Bathrobe
H&M | $39.99
Description: Bathrobe in soft faux shearling with a removable tie belt at waist.
Most Promising Review: “Soo cute and comfy! Looks great as a house sweater/robe day and night! Amazing, highly recommend!”
#7 – Fluffy-knit Joggers
H&M | $34.99
Description: Joggers in fluffy, knit fabric.
Most Promising Review: “LOVE THESE JOGGERS!!! My house has heating issues so it’s constantly 17-18 degrees Celsius in here, but these joggers keep me so warm and cozy— crossing my fingers that they’ll still be this way after a few washes”
#8 – Cleansing Brush
H&M | $12.99
Description: Soft brush for gentle cleansing and a silicone head for massaging and exfoliating.
Most Promising Review: “Super soft. Great value for the price!”
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to show yourself some love and affection. Whether that means eating some cheesecake, making yourself an arrangement of pink roses, or allowing yourself to do absolutely nothing in a new pair of satin pjs – use the day to celebrate how wonderfully unique and beautiful you are.
Don’t be shy to celebrate YOU. And then to keep celebrating the day after that and the day after that.
Self-love is a lifelong habit. It is crucial to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Please, please, please make time for you.
Happy continued self-love, friend!
Let’s chat! What self-love Valentine’s Day gifts are you giving yourself this year?
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