Valentine’s ❤️Day Gifts on a budget!

Here are a few ideas to celebrate 🎉 and good be to someone that day!

I love,love,love ❤️ Valentine’s Day!

I love it even more that we celebrate love with the family, your Galentine, and your sweetie too.

Did you notice or know that Hershey’s has come out with a bag of Hershey’s KissesConversation Hearts?

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You know like the sweet baby candy 💕hearts some of us enjoyed in our childhood and gave for Valentine’s Day at school.

The milk chocolate kisses have a sweet loveable saying/ message on the bottom!

Here’s what they read:

Me & You

Gimme A Kiss💋

Be Mine

UR Sweet

BFF

Hey You!

A kiss 4 You💋

Sweet Kiss 💋

Love & Kisses 😘

❤️ If you love kissing, chocolate and Hershey’s Kisses …run don’t walk and try and find them! Place them in little bags or boxes, sprinkle them on a bed and the floor leading to the bedroom. Rose petals work well too. But kisses 😘 will really do!

❤️Another fun idea. Is to give a kitchen whisk. Tie a big bow on it and add a gift tag or greeting card that reads… “ Let’s Whip up something together.” The foodie would really love this clever idea!

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❤️Make a massage oil in your kitchen. All you need is an empty and a bottle of olive oil or some other oil. Add a few drops of your or their favorite essential oil. 🌹 Rose makes an aromatic Massage oil. If you don’t like rose choose one you love. Shake up. Pour into a glass bottle. Tie a ribbon with an invitation, include a small candle. The invitation can read: “This magic elixir is redeemable for a warm and sensual massage by candlelight.”

❤️ Nothing like sending a LOVE Letter!

Create a love letter & Or DIY Valentine card!

(Not one off the store shelf)

What this pandemic has taught us is to not only stop, slow down and smell the daisies. It is also a time to share and spread love ❤️ and let that special someone in your life how you feel! Don’t let a card say it for you. YOU write it and say how what you want to say and why.

❤️Pick Up some Chinese Takeout. Add a set of fun chopsticks and have a delicious time.
I love these so much I carry them for V-day so my clients to enjoy. Actually great for the entire family. Interactive kissy lips 👄 fun.

I hope my ideas spark your imagination and or you can use one or two of them.

After all, It’s all about the little things.

Saying “I love you“ doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

I hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day and that you’ll spread love and kindness in your own way.

PS

You don’t have to have a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Be YOUR own Valentine! 🥰 Love Yourself.

Looking for a unique & beautiful gift?

I found something you might be interested in. It is a page and shop I follow on Instagram by a professional make-up artist and artist who creates lovely ART out of a photo or you can choose something from her artistic designs.

I did a telephone consult to chat on what I was looking for.

Next I emailed her a photo of my lips 👄 wearing a lipstain that I created for my cosmetic collection. It is a rosy hue. I love it so much I wanted to preserve the memory, photograph and the actual lipstick on my lips.

This is an postcard ad we sent out to my clients when we launched my lipstick. Isn’t it lovely?

This card photo is what I sent the artist to work from.

👄

Look at the magical piece she created!

It is a silk scarf! I love ❤️ it and am beyond impressed. The artist suggested I frame it and make it wall art but for now…..

I am simply enjoying it around my neck.

My 👄 scarf!

Her creation came with a small card that read:

Lady Barbara Pinson Artist Collection. Your fashion fairy godmother. Lady Barbara’s Art is your JOY, Beauty, Hope.

Wrap Yourself in Love”

Lady Barbara creates original 🎨 paintings, then translates those pieces to wearable art,home,fabric, which then become your fashion for rears original lifestyle brand.

Thank you for your encouraging support, with your Lady Barbara Pinson Artist Collection.

Her website is:

http://www.lbpartist.com

If you are looking for a legacy piece, a memorable gift or your logo on a scarf or other pieces. I highly recommend you look into this artist. I love ❤️ supporting other women business owners. It feels so good! I hope someday they will support me too.

That is why I went the extra mile and featured her scarf in my Valentine & Galentine Gift 💝 Ideas segment on TV.

Check out my video link on … WJXT-4

http://www.rivercitylivetv.com

Her Instagram account is:ladybarbarapinsonartist

No matter what the occasion I think it is a perfect gift! 💝

A few self care gifts for yourself or someone else…

With a peppermint twist!

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Heading into Christmas and wrapping up Channukah we are surrounded by all things peppermint. I love peppermint do you?

Around this time of year we enjoy serving my clients at my beauty studio all kinds of yummy drinks and things around peppermint.We also love making small gifts for our clients that they can take home with them and enjoy.

But now with the pandemic we can’t really do all things as usual. But I can still share these entertaining and pampering gift ideas 🎁 with you.

Just for fun …hang a candy cane on drink glasses like eggnog,hot cocoa, milk or even a glass of pink champagne. Festive and cute!

Kids version: Kids love it hanging on a mug of hot chocolate, milk, fruit punch and or pink lemonade

Peppermint ice cream. Sometime is so HARD TO FIND. Or simply sold out! So, one day I decided to just make it on my own. Makes a fun hostess or Holiday gift too. All you need is a gallon of vanilla ice cream. Buy some mini candy canes and smash them with a meat tenderizer. Mix in to the slightly melted ice cream. Place the mixture into a festive colored or designed Tupperware or freezer ware. Place an unwrapped mini candy cane to the top of the ice cream and freeze. Sort of like the cherry on top.

Make some massage oil by infusing around 3 drops or more of peppermint essential oil to some almond oil or jojoba. Double up with more oil for a larger bottle. I like to make mini versions.Fill in a bottle with a pour out spout if possible. Give as a gift saying what it is and directions on how to use it.

Use peppermint oil in a foot bath and turn your bathroom into a spa. Fill a basin with warm to hot water,add a cup of Epsom salts and sprinkle in a few drops of peppermint oil. Peppermint is known for its energizing properties and is a refreshing pick me up for tired feet and legs. If you stand a lot for your job this is a great treat year round. You can bottle some Epsom salts with peppermint essential oil, tie a ribbon on and give as a gift too!

Have allergies, want to purify the air or staying indoors more now that the weather is colder and winter arrives tomorrow! Invest in a soothing aromatherapy lamp. Finding one that that changes colors is life changing. So pretty to look at and relax to. Really helps with your mood and stress. The rainbow of shades illuminate the room while the peppermint oil helps with allergens in the air. I own and love the lamp by CHI (Yes, the iconic hair brand makes one) This makes a fabulous gift too.

I wish you a delightful and refreshing peppermint candy cane kind day!