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Spa Inspired Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas! :: Part One

 

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Man oh Man oh Man. Ohhhh how I love Valentine’s Day!!  What other day of the year is completely covered in all shades of red and pink and candy and sweet messages??

Valentine’s Day is something that was always celebrated in my house growing up especially since my Mom always made it a point to give my sister and I pretty, made-up packages filled with goodies inside. Imagine an Easter basket, but all red and pink.  She also braided my hair into a heart up until my senior year of high school (yes I am on a mission to find pictures.) My mother is notoriously fabulous and feminine and she has created a mini-monster in me because of it.

So today’s post will hopefully serve women of all ages, professions, and relationships.  I’ve included actual gifts along with DIY gift ideas.  I love the idea of gifts for any woman in your life including- girlfriends, kid’s teachers, sisters, moms, aunts, or grandmas.  It may be no surprise that I will also be giving my sweet young nephews V-day gifts this year as well.

The post was intended to be posted early in accommodation to you to allow for enough time to order online. I’ve also included a delectable treat for each 3 day post from the perfectly awesome and mouth-drooling website www.lemon-sugar.com. Erin’s website very easily substitutes Cupid for Valentine’s Day as her recipes fill every void in your life you could ever have.  Surprise! Erin baked our wedding cupcakes and people STILL talk about those cupcakes!!

So let’s begin!

Ages 0-10

Natural + Nontoxic Nail Polish from PiggyPaint.com

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http://www.piggypaint.com/shop/nail-polish/

I love this polish because it’s fragrance free (as in free from smelling like a chemical bomb) and it’s nonflammable and water-based.  According to their website:

“It is free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone… and made in the USA!”

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Bonus Alert: They have a Fancy Nancy line!! Here is the link-

http://www.piggypaint.com/shop/fancy-nancy/

 

Nontoxic “Play Makeup” from Luna Organics

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Adorable website that carries a huge variety of “healthy” makeup for kids that doesn’t include the common toxic chemicals that are ever so often found in other brands.  They also have a tween line!

http://www.lunaorganics.com/products/index.aspx

 

Create a Giant-Sized Valentine’s Card for Your Little Cupcake…

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This card was actually found from a birthday party invite found on Pinterest, link below.  But this is easily adaptable for a fun (but different) card idea!

http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/2012/04/absolutely-fab-ulous-manicure-birthday.html

And maybeee you could put in this homemade DIY mailbox? Just a thought…blame my mother for my need to go overboard…

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Link to mailbox tutorial-

http://heydayliving.blogspot.com/2011/02/sending-all-my-love.html

 

And end with a fun craft to do with your Sidekick…

http://www.discountqueens.com/52-weeks-pinterest-week-14-kids-canvas-art/

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Lastly, I’ve selected Lemon Sugar’s Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe as a great option to bake with your Little Loved Ones.  I love this recipe because it’s fairly easy, has ingredients you probably already have, and you can pick out cute little cupcake liners at the store with your kids. Link is below the picture, enjoy!

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http://lemon-sugar.com/2012/02/chocolate-chip-love-muffins.html/

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post as we’ll go over gifts for your tween-teenaged range girls!