Valentine’s Day is no favorite of mine, but I don’t despise it either. How can I resent a day centered around champagne, chocolate and cheese(y rom coms)?
(Already partaken in 3/3, to be honest).
The thought of stuffed drug-store bears and assorted boxes of Russel Stover’s does make me want to puke my guts out… Just a little. But at the same time, V-Day done well is something to celebrate. It’s a fun time to engage in the cliches of young love, and/or #selfcare, and/or Lupercalia. Take your pick!
Considering today is Valentine’s Day, one might assume that any further romantic gestures are for naught. “The day is practically over!” You’re thinking. “It’s too late for gifts and niceties.”
“NOT TRUE,” I’ll argue back- If you use the excuse that the surprise is still in transport. The beauty of buying gifts online is that you have a built-in defense if it’s not available right when you need it.
“Oh, it must have gotten lost in the mail. My postman always brings my packages to the neighbors. I’ll never order from ______ again, such slow service! But don’t worry, something is on it’s way.”
(Little will they know that you placed the order at 2am this morning).
If you’re gifting to yourself- even better! I’m sure you’ll understand that life gets crazy and sometimes the best is all we can do. You still love you.
Subscription boxes are the gift of the moment. What started out as shoeboxes of sample lotions and gluten-free crackers has exploded into a market tapped by every subgroup out there.
Just take a look at any of the subscription services below- You will surely find something to suit most any interest or need.
Abuela Mami– Easier and cheaper than a trip to Cuba… get your lover a box full of assorted Cuban goodies. You don’t even have to work out a non-tourist visa! Rent a vintage car and cruise around smoking stogies for the full experience. ($25.95 per month)
Kawaii Box– Monthly box of Japanese and Korean “kawaii” products for the cutester in your life. Plush animals dressed as food? Inanimate objects with faces? RAINBOW STICKERS? Kawaii box has got it all. You are not too old, stop saying you are. (Starting at $17.30 per per month)
Mystical Mojo Box– “You can never have enough crystals”, someone wise once said. One must have polished stones for every occasion, and pendulums and incense and essential oils to boot. If your Valentine follows these ethos, this mystical box might be what they’ve always dreamed of. Hint: suggest they use it to work on their sacral chakra (; (Starting at $14 per month)
Quarterly Box (Curated by Pharrell Williams)– Wouldn’t it be cool to have connects, like… say… celebrities you can casually name-drop or introduce your friends to at work affairs? This box is sort of like that. Not only will Mr.Williams hand-pick gift items just for you, he’ll even throw in a “personal letter”. (Black truffle salt- He knows me so well! … How did he know the name of my childhood psychiatrist?) It’s like the “almost-estranged uncle who still sends things out of guilt” that you never had. ($50 per month)
Cannabox– Nothing says “I love you” like drug paraphernalia and candy. That’s what you’ll find in this monthly compilation of cannabis-themed goods. Cannabox ships to all States (and beyond), but make sure that your recipient knows their rights. (Starting at $16.88 per month)
Spicy Subscriptions– I couldn’t have a V-Day post without including this one. I’m a little suspect of “assorted sex toys in a box”, but all in the name of novelty… right? This is a great gift to salvage a crumbling relationship, as “87% of subscribers feel that their partner is LESS likely to cheat on them after being subscribed to Spicy Subscriptions”. Try it for yourself. (Starting at $10 per month)
If you’ve tried any of these subscription services, let me hear from ya. And have a very sacred and special holiday.