Lisa Allen wearing Valley Eyewear and MZ Wallace in Corona Del Mar, CA

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I have to admit something..even though I’m providing a gift guide for Valentine ideas, Jeff and I don’t do these type of gifts. For instance, this year we are putting money towards tile. Super romantic, I know. But we need tile and don’t need gifts, so it works for us. That being said, I selected items I would personally love or already have and love. I also think Valentine’s Day is overrated. You don’t need to have a partner/husband to feel special on this day(or any day). When I was single I bought myself a great gift( like #9 or #16), gave the girls some type of jewelry(like #2) and we had a Valentine dinner as a family. Words below in bold are the links:)

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

1.I’ll say it again, nothing feels better than a eberjey PJ SET

2.My girls got these NECKLACES for Christmas from their aunt. So cute!

3.Love a good GLOSS set to give as a gift.

4.I have carried my MZ WALLACE bags for 5 years. I swear by them! I talked about them in my FIRST YEAR ESSENTIALS and PACKING LIST posts.

5.Fun and happy SUNGLASSES, great inexpensive gifts for your teens

6.We tried this CHOCOLATES last year. Not only do they look cool, they taste great too!

7.I did a video shoot for TOCCA/Mane Addicts last year and fell in love with the scent Collette

8.Cute Valentine PENS for a sweet and simple gift. Pair it with a JOURNAL and your’e set!

9.You know I love my GOLDEN GOOSE. Yes, they pricey and not for everyone. Loving the new rose and white combo

10.We all need this LOVE TEE 

11.I first wore this TOP in grey in THIS post. Love the blush for February

12.I have this DRESS in cream and I love it even more in red!

13. Gah, I can’t get enough of this SWEATER!

14. I love these SLIDES

15.If you love to wear red on Vday, this is a fun JUMPSUIT 

16.This GUCCI BRACELET is dainty yet still makes a statement. Love.

17.Oh this DRESS is on my list

18.SUGARFINA makes the best gift for candy lover!

19.Cute TEE 

20.I wear it as lip gloss and wear it as intended as a LIP MASK. Both ways, I love

21.I’m a huge fan of JO MALONE, you can’t go wrong layering any of her scents.

22.I first posted this KIT in THIS post, rave reviews.

23. This RING SET comes in several colors and one Avery and Poppy would love!

24. I keep reading about this HYDRATION MASK, really want to try it! Update: I tried this mask. Wasn’t a fan. I was hopeful, but I don’t think it’s worth the money.

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  • Reply Mere January 26, 2018 at 10:32 AM

    Love that red tote!

  • Reply Keli January 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Love these gift ideas! You’ve probably posted this somewhere before, but where are your sunglasses from in this picture?

  • Reply Jen Bowman January 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Love the MZ Wallace tote! Is the one in your photo the Marigold color or a (hopefully not) discontinued red? Thanks!

  • Reply travis January 30, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Jo Malone is a woman.

    • Reply Lisa Allen January 30, 2018 at 9:14 PM

      dang, I meant to fix this error the other day and got side tracked. thanks for the reminder!

  • Reply Jill Byrnes February 1, 2018 at 6:46 AM

    I just have to tell you that I’m a new reader, but you’ve influenced me to buy more things! I absolutely love everything I’ve tried that you’ve recommended. I can tell that you are really thoughtful about what you share with your readers. Thank you!

  • Reply Elle Dahlman February 5, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    I’d also like to suggest Celebrating Our Love by Elle Dahlman, a book for couples that contains 50 fun bonding activities to strengthen marital and romantic relationships. Available at Amazon (, try it for Valentines Day or anytime of the year to bring you and your spouse closer together.

  • Reply Diana DeVivo February 16, 2018 at 6:20 AM

    After seeing how much you live the mz Wallace tote I was super excited to get it for baby #3, who is a week old today! My husband got me the large tote and I absolutely love it, except I can’t seem to get it to stay on my shoulder! Have you had this problem!? It doesn’t seem like it should be a big deal but with 3 little ones I kinda need to be hands free.. just thought maybe you had a trick! Thanks so much!

    • Reply Lisa Allen February 16, 2018 at 9:11 AM

      I do not have that problem. We have about 6-8 of these bags and take them on trips, beach etc. They sty on our shoulders great. One thought is maybe turn the strap over so the leather is facing down, that might help or return it and try another one. Maybe you got a defective bag.

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