Sigh. Valentine’s Day is here again. Time to buy a thoughtful gift for your significant other, maybe eat a nice prix fixe five-course meal. Whatever.
Pampering your loved one is fun and all, but Valentine’s Day can get a little samey, you know? And as if the red-and-pink monotony weren’t enough, there’s nothing more stressful than figuring out the perfect gift for your significant other. Do you go for the waxy chocolates and stuffed animal? Or a nice necklace? A fancy dinner? Perhaps lingerie? The possibilities are maddeningly endless.
You know who isn’t hard to buy for? You. You know yourself. You know what you like. And who says that the holiday of love is only meant for expressing love for others? It’s time to mix things up and make yourself the low-key Valentine you’ve always wanted. We’ve put together a little guide to treating yourself this holiday.
Twin Peak Rumpl Blanket
Made from the same ultra lightweight materials you’ll find in high-end sleeping bags and down jackets, this blanket is not only designed to keep you warm while stargazing on top of a mountain—it looks cool too. With playful stitch-work that makes it look like a topographical map and a bright seafoam color that practically guarantees you’ll never get lost in a snowstorm, the Rumpl is perfect if you love spending your time outdoors. Coming in at just over 3 pounds with a stuff sack that makes it roughly the size of a canteloupe, you can take the Rumpl anywhere. It’s perfect for when you want to bundle up, but you’re not quite ready to take off your shoes and shove your feet into your sleeping bag just yet. It’s also good for cuddling. Wink, wink.
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable and Free Record
A turntable that offers high quality sound and looks cool? Sign us up. Our brother site, Digital Trends, reviewed the basic U-Turn Audio Orbit a couple of months ago and said it’s the best budget turntable on the market. It’s a piece you’ll be pleased to put on display for guests to see. Plus, you get a free record with purchase from Huckberry’s curated collection.
W&P Design 12 oz. Pineapple Tumbler
Keep your cocktails cold in this tumbler, which you can stand on its head—literally. Designed so you can use the lid as a stand for the cup, this piece is kitschy but handsome. Not to mention useful, especially if you like to entertain, which we all know you do. Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, so your guests will know they’re in good hands when you hand them their daiquiris in these gold-made serving pieces.
Stellavie Map I: The Northern Sky
This unique silkscreen print of the northern sky is a must if you’re looking to up your wall art game. Not only will it make your apartment look nice, it’ll teach you what you’re looking at next time you’re stargazing in your Rumpl blanket. What?! Pleasing to the eye and educational! This stunner is hand printed and made with custom mixed inks, and it should not be missed. Hang it in your bedroom so you can begin and end your day with something beautiful.
Farmhouse Pottery Match Striker
While this is a charming little piece of pottery to look at and will undoubtedly make your home look nice, what’s important is that you can light matches with this puppy. All. Day. Long. Like you’re Bob Dylan and the match striker is the bottom of your shoe. Oh, and it comes with matches, just in case you don’t have any.