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Will You Be My Valentine? // Gift Guides for Him and Her

January 24, 2020


Erin Schrader

“L is for the way you look at me”… or for the way you look at our credit card statement after my trips to Target. Either, way, l is for LOVE. And right now, love is in the air with Valentine’s Day only a few weeks away. Maybe your special someone has a fancy dinner planned, or a weekend away. Or MAYBE they’ve been waiting for LIY to put together a post to help them with what gifts to buy 😉  Whether you’re shopping for yourself, someone else, or planning to share this post as a subtle *hint hint nudge nudge*, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas for both him and her!

Gifts For Him

The Tie Bar Large Navy Style Box  – Nothing says 50 Shades of Valentine’s Day day like a tie 😉 Orrrrr maybe it’s just a business V Day. Whichever way you want to look at it, he’ll be loving this stylish tie box!

Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece Jacket – There’s something eerily similar about guys being cold and a man cold. This Patagonia jacket won’t let the first one happen. Unfortunately I can’t help you on the second type of cold, ladies.

Native Union Clic Card iPhone 11 Pro Case – Stylish AND versatile? That’s what you get with this phone case that doubles as an ID/credit card holder!

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Double Wall Beer Glasses – Something tells me if I hand Shawn some new beer glasses and a 6 pack of his favorite brew, I’m going to have a happy man on my hands.

Wood Phone Docking Station – Who says Valentine’s Day gifts can’t be practical? Give him the gift of organization with this wood docking station to keep his phone, wallet, and watch in one place.

MVMT Classic Watch – Speaking of watches, I absolutely love the modern look of the MVMT line of watches. This is one of their more classic styles, but they have several designs, and the price is right for a quality watch.

Amish Made Wallet – use code LIYLEATHER15 for 15% off – I may be a bit biased [my brother in law started this company], but these hand crafted leather wallets are Amish made right here near my little home town!

UGG Ascot Leather Slipper – Have him slide into something cozy with the coziest slippers around – these Ugg slippers. They’re seriously the best. Your man’s feet will thank you.

Bluetooth Speaker & Water Bottle – Does he like to listen to music? Does he like to stay hydrated? If you said check and check, this is the water bottle for him! It has a built-in Bluetooth speaker so he can listen to tunes on the go without carrying a separate speaker!

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker – If a standalone speaker is more up his alley, I cannot recommend this one enough. The sound is incredible for the size, it’s resistant to dents, cracks, and scratches, AND it’s waterproof!

Bravedge Portable Multi-PurposeTool – “Oh yea, I’ve got a tool that’ll fix that right here.” That’s what he’ll be saying once he has this on-the-go multi tool!

Gifts For Her

Sour Belts Tackle Box – A box of chocolate from the local convenience store definitely does the trick [I mean, I don’t actually think I’ve ever turned down chocolate… ever], but how often can you get a tackle box full of sour gummies? I rest my case. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

Voluspa Roses Classic Textured Glass Candle – Yum! Voluspa candles smell absolutely delicious, and as you can see, they come in the pretties jars, like this one! Light the candle, dim the lights, open up that tackle box of gummies…

Hanky Panky 3-Pack Low Rise Thongs – Sometimes the best things come in the smallest packages, and this little heartbox full of thongs sure is one of the best things!


Opalhouse 15oz Stoneware You + Me = Heart Mug –  Beverages are my love language, and this mug speaks love! Start your day with cuddles and coffee in your comfies [how many other C words can I come up with?].

Corkcicle Stainless Steel Travel Mug – Did I mention that beverages are my love language? I love that this keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, and the white and pink combo is pretty darn cute too!

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray – The perfect companion to flowers? Flowerbomb perfume!


Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet – One side black, one side leopard, it’s basically a buy one get one free tote! Large enough to carry your laptop, and it comes with a matching wristlet as well!

Urban Decay – Naked2 Palette My go-to eyeshadow palette can be your go-to eyeshadow palette! I love the colors, the shimmer, and the name seems quite fitting for Valentine’s Day 😉

Shower Oil & Bubble Bath Treat yo’self [or tell them to treat you] to a little self care. Turn on the bath with this bubble bath, pour yourself a [heavy] glass of wine, open your favorite book, and forgot your worries for a bit.



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  1. Beverly says:

    Great ideas!

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