With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve got love on the brain here at S&G! We believe there are so many different ways to show our loved ones we care, whether it’s in gifts, prayers, time or thoughtfulness.
To help you pick the perfect way to show your love this V-Day, we’ve come up with a gift guide for all the guys and gals on your list!
1. Cheetah Print Brooklyn Foldover
Since Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, we want to help celebrate small creative businesses that we love - just like ours! K Slade’s bags are quality accessories that work as statement pieces for any get-up. We love the pop of this cheetah print and would pair it with a minimalistic graphic tee like our Isaiah tee in black for a sophisticated and fresh outfit!
2. Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley
This book should be a required reading for women everywhere. Author Emily Ley guides readers through simplifying and prioritizing life in a way that glorifies God and encourages women to strive for grace, not perfection. We love this book so much, we’re giving it away to S&G shoppers! Be on the lookout for an Instagram post with details on how you can get a copy. No matter how you get your hands on this book, it’s one worth sharing with the women you love most!
3. Key West Whisky Tortoise Aqua Mirror Sunglasses
Who else is dreaming of warmer weather and summer adventures!? These colorful and trendy Maho sunglasses give off some major island vibes, even if you’re stuck in colder weather. These shades are the perfect gift for the cool-girl in your life and will earn you some major style points.
4. Ink + Volt Planner
This planner is one of the best on the market - we know because we use it! With features like goal and achievement columns, monthly challenges, weekly inspiration and journaling prompts and flat-lay binding, this is the perfect planner to help get and stay organized! Give this to the girl who’s always busy and juggling a million and one things on her to do list, the neat freak or the girl who could use a little help in the organization department. Basically, this gift is a must-have for everyone! Use the code SCARLETANDGOLD and receive 20% off your order!
5. Our Own Tattletale iPhone Case
What says Valentine’s Day more than a phone case covered in pink lipstick kisses? Since your BFF probably always has her phone on her (let’s be honest, who doesn’t), she’ll always be reminded of just how much you love her. What’s better than that?
To come up with a well-rounded list of gifts for the men in your life, we rounded up our own for some questioning.
For Megan’s husband, Blake, she suggests clothing and accessory options that will become quick go-to favorites and a few gifts for entertainment!
1. Kingdom Man: Every Man's Destiny, Every Woman's Dream
One thing we really want to do more of in this new year is read! We believe reading can help us take a step back from the craziness of life while also allowing us to learn a thing or two at the same time. Books are some of the best tools for developing a greater relationship with the Lord, so gifting him a book written specifically for men like him will mean the most!
2. Under Armour Softshell Jacket
Help keep him comfortable in the unpredictable spring weather. This jacket is perfect for those cooler days and looks sleek no matter what he’s up to.
3. Apple Smart Watch
Make sure your man is on time to that fancy dinner date you have planned or picking the kids up from soccer, he’ll never have an excuse again. Plus, it has a built in heart rate monitor for working out, can answer phone calls sent to his iPhone, is waterproof, can track runs with its built in GPS, view and reply to texts with voice commands, get directions and more!
4. Ray-Ban Wayfarers
Keep your man looking stylish year-round with these classic sunglasses. They can be dressed up or down and complement virtually every face shape.
5. The Magnificent 7 DVD
Whether he’s into comic book inspired movies, wild west films, sci-fi or sports hits, getting his favorite movie will ensure you a cozy date night on the couch. Pop some popcorn, grab a few bags of your favorite candy and enjoy a sweet night in!
For even more ideas, we asked Koral what she thinks her husband, Derek, would be excited to open on February 14th. Here’s what she told us:
1. Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil
Men’s grooming is making a comeback, y’all. Men are becoming sharper dressed and more invested in their own upkeep. With beards also being in, beard oils have become a trending product for taking your man’s scruff from scraggly to well styled.
2. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
Whether he’s into Tim McGraw, ACDC, NeedToBreathe or a little bit of everything, his favorite songs will sound amazing coming out of the professional level speakers of his new headphones. Plus, you’ll be able to steal them whenever you get a much needed chance to escape the noise of over-excited kids or your neighbor’s lawn mower.
3. Echo Dot
Remember in the ‘90s when all the futuristic movies included robot butlers and houses that could talk back? Well ladies and gentlemen, the future has arrived. With the Amazon Echo Dot, affectionately named Alexa, you can verbally tell the device to read recipes while in the kitchen, play music while cleaning, read the daily news while you sip your coffee or even control things in your home. While Alexa probably listens to your everyday commands better than your hubby, this handy tool will help make his life easier help you both enjoy life around the house.
4. Black and Decker Cordless Drill
I remember being little and wondering how adults could get excited over gifts like a new vacuum or a fancy kitchen mixer, but now I know why. Receiving practical gifts that will make your everyday life that much easier is definitely something to get excited about. When it comes to household fixes, this drill will do just that for your husband. Plus, it just might help that honey-do list get done faster. That’s a win-win for both of you.
5. Tile Mate - Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder
Let me just start by saying this product is GENIUS. As a rather forgetful gal sometimes myself, I just might have to add this to my own shopping list. Simply attach the small bluetooth paired tile to your keys or other objects you’d like to keep track of. The tile connects to your smartphone, allowing it to track the small square’s location, ensuring you’ll never misplace your item again! Perfect for the forgetful husband who’s always searching for his wallet or car keys.
BONUS! Koral loves putting her creative genes to good use when it comes to gift giving and believes handmade or personalized gifts add a lovey-dovey touch to Valentine’s Day.
Does your man love hunting? Paintballing? Working out? Hiking? Choosing a gift that allows him to enjoy his favorite hobbies shows you really care. Koral’s husband loves to golf, so she gifted him a trail card to a nearby golf course, a surprise she said was an absolute hit!
If you’re a little tighter on cash this year, opt for a totally free homemade coupon book, offering things like breakfast in bed, a backrub, a home cooked meal of his choice, car wash or movie night. This allows you to spend quality time together and make some fun memories, without adding the stress of too much financial worry.
Whether it’s your mom, best friend, boyfriend, husband or whoever else holds a piece of your heart, let ‘em unwrap a little love this Valentine’s Day. We hope our guide has inspired you to give the perfect gift! Happy V-Day, ladies!