I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day for its more “traditional” purpose – celebrating love. I really don’t like the commercialization of romance and it’s personally about 2 weeks after my wedding anniversary which is already only a month after Christmas, so we’re bordering on gift fatigue at my house.
That being said, I love the little pink and red gifts that pop up at this time of year and I pick up little things to send my girlfriends to celebrate the non-romantic but important relationships in my life. I think it’s important to take the time out to say thanks to the people who put up with us without being legally required to (thanks, marriage) and there is, in my books anyway, no better time to do it than Valentine’s Day. The movie industry obviously agrees with me since it’s releasing Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine’s Day and I’ve yet to find a female who is planning on attending with anyone other than a group of her girlfriends.
Here are some of my favourite small items to celebrate the other very important relationships in your life this Valentine’s Day.
Cheers to all the fabulous friends out there!