I am thrilled to be posting my first ever holiday gift guide!  I love gift giving, certainly don’t mind gift receiving, and am an avid gift-guide-googler, so creating gift guides for my blog is a no-brainer!  Guys?  Listen up, because this one is a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the ladies.  Unattached ladies (or even attached ladies), I’m an advocate for treating yourself!  We deserve it!  Here are my top picks for a lovely Valentine’s day:

Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Ladies Edition

Faux Flowers

Faux flowers, the gift that keeps on giving.  I once vowed to buy fresh flowers for my apartment once a week, then I remembered I live in New York City on a creative industry salary.  Faux flowers are the answer.  I recently purchased the above arrangement for a client’s entry, I think it would also be lovely on a kitchen table or on a guest bedroom dresser.  This arrangement happens to be on a great sale, but just through tomorrow evening.  Also, don’t cheap out on faux flowers… something that looks real is so worth it!

Diana Broussard Necklace

I’ve had a crush on this Diana Broussard necklace since I saw it on an episode of Real Housewives of New York a season or two ago (I wish I was kidding).  I’m obsessed with this nude color, but you can also find it in a rainbow of colors and two different sizes on Diana’s website.

Floral Pajamas

Because what girl doesn’t love pretty pajamas?

Eat Pretty

I love to decorate with pretty books, I also love cookbooks, and I still haven’t (entirely) abandoned my health and wellness new year’s resolution, so, this book is pretty perfect because its pages are filled with “beauty boosting” recipes.

Creed Spring Flowers Perfume

I have to give my mom the credit for this amazing perfume find, and it’s seriously, compliments-from-strangers amazing.  You know what makes it even more amazing?  It was created as the signature scent for Audrey Hepburn (with whom I’m slightly obsessed) in 1951.  It wasn’t released to the public until 1996.  Side note, this perfume is very fragrant, one splash goes a long way, so the bottles really last.

Monogrammed Pillow

So here’s my theory, newlyweds really love monograms.  I’m not sure how long this lasts, but I’ve almost been married a year (crazy!) and I’ve been meaning to get one of these pillows since the moment I got a new last name.  Even before I got married, I had been meaning to get one of these pillows with my first initial. Head on over to Jonathan Adler where you can scoop up a stocked red pillow or go color crazy customizing.

Hope these goodies make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter!

xo, emily