I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day but here is a list of acceptable gifts…JUST IN CASE.

I think Valentine’s Day is bull shit. If you care deeply or love someone shouldn’t you show that love all year round? Seems insane to me that we dedicate one day to buy overpriced roses, go out to eat with a bazillion other people and declare our undying affections for one another. On the off-chance my spouse is reading this: Hi Mikey! I love you 365 days and like you most days. xoxo

However, inevitably social pressures get the best of us and we cave, scrambling last-minute to find a box of chocolates and a reservation somewhere before 10PM. Despite my disdain for this Hallmark holiday, here is a list of Valentine’s Day gifts I find acceptable.

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Unicorn Light Up Slippers – Amazon

Fluffy unicorn slippers that light up – essentially every girls dream.

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Drivemocion LED Car Sign – ThinkGeek

Sixteen messages or faces to help express my road rage?! What more could a girl ask for?

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Whiskey and Rum Making Kit – uncommongoods

No explanation needed.

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Emergency Clown Nose – uncommongoods

Because honestly – life is too much sometimes or we just take shit way to seriously. We ALL need Emergency Clown Noses. Everyone. Frankly, I think the world would be a better place

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Pokemon Inspired Earring Gift Set – CloudNineDreams

Stud earrings are a must and these cuties are a necessity. I would ROCK those little Squirtles!

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Taco Magnetic Bookmark – craftedvan

Books are amazing. They take you to an entirely new place. But what good is a book if you can’t remember where you left off? This etsy vendor makes the coolest bookmarks! However, I am partial to the jumbo taco because duh. Books + tacos = HEAVEN.

There you have it – a list acceptable Valentine’s Day gifts that any totally awesome person would graciously accept. AND most of them are completely affordable. There is no need to get into a financial conundrum over a stupid holiday.

So, what do you want for Valentine’s Day?

My favorite things – November 2015

These are a few of my favorite things from November that I just had to share.

App: Spotify

UnknownI love my Spotify! I pay a small fee a month and can listen to all the music I want. AND – Spotify makes weekly mixes for me based on the music I’ve like and listen to. Also – they have new playlists for every day of the week and even by mood. I love Mood Booster Radio when I’m in a funk and Deep Focus when I’m working on a project at work.

Food: Corn Pudding 

Have you ever had corn pudding at City BBQ? It’s so frickin’ delicious. It’s like corn bread meets bread pudding but not in a gross way. This Thanksgiving I didn’t just want to make plan ol’ corn so I found this easy recipe for corn pudding on a Taste of Home. The directions were easy and the dish turned out great! Definitely going to be making it again and again throughout the winter.

Game: Mahjong

Totally retro, I know. But it’s relaxing and helps me clear my head sometimes when things are crazy. Great for a break at work or in the evening before bed. You can play online for free at the above link.

Household item: Tide Pods 

I will never do my laundry without Tide Pods. I tried them a while ago because they were a A1-gOVqi2GL._SY355_better deal than my usual liquid Tide. I did the math in the aisle at Target and figured the pods were a better bang for my buck. Then I got home and used them – LIFE CHANGING. They are so easy and I can teach my kid to do laundry now since there is no pouring involved. AND they make my clothes smell AMAZING. I will forever be doing laundry because my crew is notorious for putting anything and everything in the hamper. Pretty sure I will die in the laundry room but Tide Pods make my life easier so I love them. PS. I’ve found that the best deal for these is at SAMs Club. You get 120 pods for $24.98 (see above link).

cover170x170Music: 25 by Adele 

“Hello. Can you hear me?” I got that song stuck in your head, didn’t I? Who doesn’t love this woman? She’s amazing and her long awaited album is TO DIE FOR. If you don’t own this – go buy it now!

Store: Ollie’s Bargin Outlet 

Olliolliee’s is a better version of Big Lots – better brands, better prices. I’ve found the greatest little gifts for those random family members you have to buy for from there. And it’s all budget friendly and legit name brands. I think I’m going to go back and get teacher gifts from there too. Can’t beat a good deal!

 

Do you have some favorite things you would like to share? Comment below with your favorites or link to your favorite things post.

Shop shop shop!

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I did my Black Friday shopping online and found some pretty good deals at Target, Justice, Bath & Body Works, Kate Spade, American Girl and Old Navy. YAY! I put a HUGE dent in my list of things to get and I got to do it all in my pajamas on the couch. Now – that’s my kind of shopping!!

Thought I would share a few of the deals I used:

American Girl: Use GIFT20 to get 20% off!

Bath and Body Works: They have mix and match – buy 3 get 3 free on the entire store! Also use 10CANDLE to get a 3-wick candle for just $10 with a purchase of $35 or more. Use BBWNOV25 for free shipping on a $25 or more purchase.

Justice: 50% off the entire store, plus free shipping – use 826!

Kate Spade: Surprise 75% sale! Check it out!

Old Navy: HUGE sale – 40-60% nearly everything. Check it out!

PLUS I earned cash back on nearly ALL of my purchases using Ebates. Do you use Ebates? It’s easy – just activate cash back at all the normal places you shop and you earn CASH BACK. And it gets direct deposited into your PayPal account to use on whatever you want. HOW AWESOME IS THAT!??! If you’re interested – join Ebates now!

Are you shopping today? In store or online? What awesome deals did you come by?

*Please note: I was not paid or sponsored. Opinions are my own.*