11 Ways to Treat Yo' Damn Self This Valentine's Day
Sure, it's nice to let someone else shower you with gifts. But there's certainly no reason to sit around waiting for a man to do what you can for yourself. It doesn't matter if you're dating or single as a one-dollar bill, you need to show yourself some love.
Maybe that means putting your cell phone on airplane mode, burning some sage, or turning your bathroom into a spa. Or, perhaps, maybe it means indulging in that luxe Gucci handbag you've been eyeing since last year. Different strokes for different folks. And what better day to do it then on Valentine's Day? Or should we change the name to Me Day?
Ahead, a few clever gift ideas for the most important person in your life: you.
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Proof that you can do just about anything on your own: sologamy (aka self-marriage). Commit to love and cherish yourself, with a ring to match. Hey, even Carrie on Sex and the City considered it. This one is Gucci at a reasonable price.
Go on a stay-cation.
Pack your bags and head to your nearest hotel for an in-town mini escape. Places like the Hilton Resort, The St. Regis, and The Ritz Carlton offer romantic specials for couples and ladies who want to treat themselves — like the Ms. Independent package, which includes spa, room, and drink deals that are perfect for an I-need-some-me-time experience.
Whip up a special dish.
If cooking makes you happy, put together a special breakfast with this heart-shaped waffle maker. Adventurous cooks — like me — can try making omelette, hash browns, and frittatas with it, too. Don't forget to grab that champagne to make mimosas.
Wear lingerie for yourself.
Slip on a sexy lace bra underneath that chunky sweater for an instant confidence boost that no one else has to know about.
Buy yourself flowers.
You don't need a special occasion or reason to grab a pretty bouquet for yourself. But on Valentine's Day, why not buy one online, write a sweet note, and have it delivered to your place?
Secure the bag.
Pick up something that will remind you every day how much you love, well, you. This bag is a classic, and you know you deserve to carry it on your arm.
Try something a little smaller.
Ok, so maybe you're not ready to drop $1,000. You can still do a little luxury shopping with this cardholder. Plus it'll keep you focused on stacking more coins this year.
Enjoy a cheat day (or two).
Take a well-deserved break from that New Year diet and enjoy some sweets. I haven't met an adult yet who doesn't love these gummies.
Step your game up.
Life's too short to keep drooling over those shoes. Go ahead and give yourself something to show off. After all, you work way too hard not to.
Give yourself a massage.
Get your mind out of the gutter: This is an eye massager, ladies, and it'll make tired eyes look refreshed with a few minutes of use each day.