Here at The Urban Poser, we think Valentine’s Day is often the most misunderstood holiday! There is no need for people to feel left out of the festivities, simply because they don’t have a significant other to share it with. We all have family, friends, coworkers, even neighbors that we can shower with fun gifts and notes of appreciation and love. This has always been our approach as a family to the Valentine season, and yes….I said Valentine’s SEASON….because if Christmas gets one, Valentine’s should too.
Valentine’s & Unconventional Gifts
We love unconventional gifts, you know, like in the movie Stranger Than Fiction, when Will Ferrell’s character brings Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character some “flours” and instantly melts her heart. Yea that! Well, ours are WAY cheesier, but that’s also half the fun of Valentine’s Day!
So for Valentines 2017, we decided to get creative with gifts and Valentine’s cards. So step outside of the proverbial box of chocolates, because below are some fun AND useful gift suggestions for you – the kind we like to refer to as ‘gifts that keep on giving’. And to feature each of them, we made some Valentine cards (with some overly cheesy puns), but they are effective for a good laugh. (The valentines below are a mix of romantic love and friendship…ok, some are maybe downright inappropriate, haha! We’ll let you decide who you give them to. Or maybe they’ll just spark an idea for your own ‘card to gift combos!)
Simply click on the pictures to print the card (we suggest using a nice, white cardstock), cut it out, and either attach it to the gift or give it as a teaser, that their valentine gift is on the way!
So have some fun with these, we hope your Valentine loves them.
Even the manliest man cares about looking good! This charcoal mask is the perfect way for a guy to do some weekly maintenance on his rugged mug. Of course, the ladies love it too. Best of all, this Purifying Charcoal Mask formula by Beautycounter helps improve skin’s overall condition by refining the appearance of pores and increasing elasticity. I think that’s something we would all love, male or female.
—>Shop Beautycounter’s Purifying Charcoal Mask by clicking the image above. To download a printable version of the image, click HERE to give alongside your gift or as a teaser while the products are shipping to your Valentine.
Catus and succulent arrangements are pretty much the perfect, gender neutral gift. And, an awesome alternative to the standard rose arrangement. Not that we have a problem with roses, but we do love the gift the gifts that keeping on giving. And cacti do live a lot longer than roses. In fact, they’re pretty damn hard to kill….which we think makes a pretty great relationship statement. No? We found som great ones at local and on-line florists shops, but if you are the brave type and want to save a lot of cash, you can Pinterest the hell of this idea!
—>Shop a similar gift online at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM or DIY it! Find some great ideas by clicking the image above. To download a printable version of the image, click HERE to give alongside your gift or as a teaser while your gift is shipping to your Valentine.
So we’re kind of over the idea that women don’t like bourbon…but we’re also kind of over the notion that drinking it makes you some kind of tough girl/guy too. So whatever the spirit of choice is for your Valentine, a great bottle of tasty booze is always a classy way to go. Plus….we really just couldn’t pass up the super straightforward and totally inappropriate innuendo on this one. 🙂 Woodford Reserve has become our fast favorite these days. We love dropping a cinnamon stick into the bottle for about 24 hours and then just a touch of maple syrup, for the greatest treat you’ll ever have!
—>Check out Woodford Reserve by clicking the image above. To download a printable version of the image, click HERE to give alongside your gift or as a teaser while the products are shipping to your Valentine.
This one is a little more ‘tongue in cheek’. I mean, it could really go both ways, right? A jilted lover statement like, “You should’ve put a ring on it, this is all you have left of me now” OR……the greatest pick-up line ever, “He should’ve put a ring on it!” And we are super stoked about W3LL People’s newest addition to their family, Expressionist Liquid Liner, made with ingredients you can trust! Hey, sometimes, you just need a good pick-up ‘line’!
—>Shop W3LL People, safer liquid eyeliner by clicking the image above. To download a printable version of the image, click HERE to give alongside your gift or as a teaser while the products are shipping to your Valentine.
French Macarons. Let me say that again…..f-r-e-n-c-h-m-a-c-a-r-o-n-s. There is no greater way to share a sentiment than gifting someone a box of these lovelies. These days, most major cities have at least a couple great places to buy macarons, so google them up and find somewhere near you. We love the Bottega Louie if you’re ordering online. If you’re in the Dallas area, check out Chocolate Secrets (they won, Best Macaron in Dallas)!
—>Shop macarons online by clicking the image above. To download a printable version of the image, click HERE to give alongside your gift or as a teaser while the products are shipping to your Valentine.
What’s a better gift than something that makes everyone look good, and protects their skin? We love this product by Beautycounter, using safer ingredients. With a lovely, sheer tint, great moisturizers, and a zinc oxide based SPF, Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer really is the gift that keeps on giving – buy for a friend or loved one (or even yourself) and enjoy the glow!
We couldn’t resist this one…ok, I (Jenni) couldn’t resist it! In the words of Jay Z “I’d risk everything for one kiss”. So, I have a giant collection of whisks. Copper ones, ones with ceramic handles, wood handles, balloon whisks, flat whisks, you name it. I love them all! I couldn’t possibly use all of them, but that doesn’t stop me from loving you forever, for gifting me one, haha! I adore THIS one from Anthropologie (by ‘adore’ I mean, I WANT), and I love THIS one by William Sonoma (meaning I have and love)! Basically, this a sweet gift fo the baker or cook in your life. We never turn down a good frisk…I mean whisk ;).
—>Shop The Anthropologie Whisk by clicking the image above. To download a printable version of the image, click HERE to give alongside your gift or as a teaser while the products are shipping to your Valentine.
More Valentine Favorites…
That’s all folks!
There are of course a million more things we love, and we could go on and on and on. But this is where we will stop for 2017! Remember, Valentines can be about celebrating not only romantic love but also friends, family, neighbors and more. Most of all, have fun and LOVE large people!