marc bernstein gold rope wrap bracelet
one of my oldest & dearest friends (shout out to sandra moser) gave me this gorgeous bracelet for my birthday last year. i am so in love with it that i wear it whenever i can, and every time i wear it i get a compliment. sandra is one of those gift givers who is extremely generous & thoughtful, which means that i often panic when her birthday rolls around. smoser sets the bar pretty high and honestly, i don't know that i ever meet it! so, if you know someone who likes to accessorize with a little bling, check out his site. there are a ton of different variations - from color of rope to style of jewels and leather.
20x200 has a variety of awesome prints, like this one. this way you're not only sending a love note, you're helping to decorate the place.
ll bean's wicked good scuffs (or as i like to call them, slippers)
this might seem kind of boring and not very romantic, but hear me out. my mom and jerry got jeff a pair of ll bean slippers for his birthday and i sorta ended up "borrowing" them. i never thought of myself as a slipper girl before, but my feet often get cold and i don't really like wearing shoes in the house - btw does anybody? these are lined with sheepskin which makes them super snugly and cozy. so the other night jeff told me i was getting one of my valentine's gifts early, as he wanted to actually wear his slippers (can't say i blame him). long story short, i got my very own pair!
a pretty vase with fresh flowers
rather than send a lavish bouquet of overpriced flowers, why not stop off at the market on your way home and grab some fresh tulips to put in a vase she can keep? they have an adorable assortment at anthropologie.
rebecca minkoff red wallet
gilt has a ton of great ideas like this lovely little red wallet, perfect for the holiday.
kiehl's lip balmkiehls for more ideas!