If you haven’t figured out what you want to get or give this Valentine’s Day, watch my latest TV segment for You & Me This Morning. I’ve got some great gift ideas if I do say so myself. Plus, keep reading for bonus suggestions, to shop my picks and follow my snapchat (nicolepearltbg) to see behind-the-scene photos while I was at the studio. P.S. For my fellow moms and moms to be, don’t forget to get your ticket for tonight’s Beauty Bash. In addition to getting pampered, you’ll leave with a gift bag filled with over $500 in goodies!
We all want soft, kissable lips on Valentine’s Day, and these new Clinique Sweet Pots are adorable and affordable. I love that they look like macaroons but inside you’ll find a sugar scrub and tinted lip balm. Such a cute gift idea for your bestie. $19.50
Gift your Valentine a spa experience with the hottest celebrity facial. Stars like Tina Fey and Kate Beckinsale love the SilkPeel because it gives you a red-carpet glow. The 30-minute treatment combines microdermabrasion to make skin super smooth and a peptide to brighten your complexion. In Chicago, it’s offered at The Few Institute and The Spa at the Waldorf.
We all love to feel pampered at home, and this Beauty Ritual Kit from SimySkin has everything you need to turn your bathroom into a 5-star pampering destination. It comes with an Ultra Fine Scrub, a Micro Exfoliating Toner and Anti-Aging Moisturizer. The star ingredient in this line is Vitamin B12, which repairs the signs of aging. (Available: $87; a $125 value)
Instead of the cliche box of chocolate, tell someone that they’re your cup of tea with DAVIDsTea. This Sweetheart Collection box has twelve teas with fun names like Love Tea #7 and Green Seduction. (Available: $26; you can order online or at one of the 5 DAVIDsTea locations in Chicago.)
Every girl loves her accessories and a sophisticated way to play up the holiday without being too literal is to go with a red or pink theme. I’m loving these accessories from Coach. Did you know they offer complimentary monogramming, and it only takes 2-3 minutes? It’s such a great way to personalize your gift. (Available here; $165)
If you need a last-minute gift, my new favorite find is for someone with a sweet tooth. Sugarwish is a new site that was started by two moms to make gift giving easy. You go to the website, fill out an e-card and then the recipient immediately gets notified and can handpick her candy. In just a few days, the box of candy arrives in the mail. The most popular 4-candy box option is only $25. (The 2-candy option is available here for a discount!)
For a teen, I love this personalized Bronze Molten Heart Necklace from Restoration Hardware’s new RH Teen line. You can pick this up at the newest RH Chicago on Dearborn and enjoy the Gallery at the Three Arts Club. (Available at RH; $40-49)
We don’t want to leave out the men in your life. If he’s into cigars, or wants to pretend he is, you can’t go wrong with a box of cigars. We suggest these!