Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, or just looking for an excuse to treat yourself, ‘tis the season for giving the gift of self care. While there is nothing wrong with the traditional box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers, we’ve rounded up an array of spa-like indulgences that will appeal to guys and gals alike.
Looking for an innovative way to satisfy a sweet tooth? May we suggest a box of hand-painted crystal cookies. How about something for your friend who has a standing Botox® appointment? A 24-karat gold sculpting wand is sure to do the trick. And what about that minimalist boyfriend of yours? We found a sleek porcelain diffuser that’s more dapper than decorative.
From wellness oils and stress-reducing fragrances to energetic bracelets and sage sets, keep scrolling for the ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day gifting.
Good Vibes Cookie Co. Crystal Heart Box
Skip the traditional box of chocolates in favor of these edible works of heart — ahem, art. Each handmade and hand-painted cookie is inspired by a real crystal and packed with good vibes, making them almost too pretty to eat. $77, goodvibescookieco.com
Costa Brazil Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil
Not your average massage oil, this fast-absorbing formula features a cold-pressed blend of Amazonian ingredients that are rich in vitamins, omegas, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids to firm, tone, and hydrate the skin. $98, violetgrey.com
Wax & Wane Angel Aura Quartz Bracelet
Slip on one of these sparklers and enjoy the mood-boosting and serenity-inducing benefits of angel aura quartz. The stone promotes spiritual awareness and peace, while raising consciousness towards inner and outer beauty. $25 each, waxandwanejewelry.com
Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar
Patrick Dempsey and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few of the fans of this vibrating massage tool by the celebrity makeup artist. Great for men and women alike, the 24-karat gold wand can be used to lift and sculpt the face in the morning or promote lymphatic drainage at the end of a long day. $195, sephora.com
Uma Wellness Oil Trial Kit
The travel-friendly kit is filled with samples of the Ayurvedic brand's five therapeutic blends — Pure Calm Wellness Oil, Pure Energy Wellness Oil, Pure Bliss Wellness Oil, Pure Rest Wellness Oil, and Gorgeous for Good Wellness Oil. Dab a bit of the botanical elixirs on your pressure points, inhale, exhale, and bask in the healing benefits. $45, umaoils.com
Bella Freud Parfum Loving Mini Candle Set
These romantic votives make a love-ly edition to any candle collection thanks to the warm and sensual aroma of tuberose, amber, and sandalwood. $120 for 4 candles, net-a-porter.com
Mazz Hanna Love Stoned Crystal Kit
Let love in with this curated crystal set that is perfect for sharing with your partner. The box includes stones like carnelian for passion, pink tourmaline for comfort, and red jasper for sensuality, in addition to romance-inducing classics like rose quartz and garnet. $65, mazzhanna.com
Moon Juice Sex Dust
The adaptogenic dust has a chocolatey flavor and features libido-boosting ingredients like shatavari (i.e. wild asparagus), epimedium (an aphrodisiac leaf), and shilajit (an energy-stirring resin) that can be mixed into drinks and desserts alike. $38, sephora.com
Sunday Forever Mega Mutual Saging Set
Whether you keep them both for yourself or give one to a friend or S.O., this self-love set includes two California white sage bundles, a pair of cheeky lighters, and a rose quartz duo. $58, sundayforever.com
Hanky Panky Low Rise Thong Rose Bouquet
A cheeky take on the Valentine's Day staple, this lacy bouquet is perfect for valentines and galentines alike. $150, hankypanky.com
Vitruvi White Stone Diffuser
Aromatherapy — but make it fashion. The porcelain vessel has two diffusing settings (three-hour continuous or seven-hour intermittent) and doubles as a chic decor piece that you won't mind displaying. $119, vitruvi.com
Angela Caglia Skincare Rosebud Eye Treatment Set
Fake the effects of beauty sleep with these rose quartz massage tools that drain fluid, boost circulation, and improve elasticity around the eyes — whether you received enough ZZZs or not. $65, neimanmarcus.com
The Nue Co Functional Fragrance
This rollerball pulls double duty as a stress-relieving supplement and a genderless fragrance that smells of green cardamom, iris, palo santo, and cilantro for a spicy wooden effect. $40, thenueco.com
Not Just A* Konjac Face Sponge Set
Consider this darling duo a his-and-hers exfoliating set. Gently massage the sponge in circular motions around the face — with or without cleanser — for a clearer and brighter complexion. $17.50, net-a-porter.com
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