Valentines day gift Ideas for single ladies

This isn’t going to be a BS ‘down with Valentine’s day, I don’t need a man’ post, where I just wallow in self-pity…but rather a list of Valentines Day gift ideas to celebrate your single BFFS, your mum, sister or even yourself! (as if you need an excuse to buy yourself ‘gifts’)

While there are things I hate about Valentine’s Day, there a things I love about it too. I don’t like that every store/brand/restaurant assumes everyone is in a relationship, but I do love all the cutesy heart-shaped things and special release products that are in stores around this time! I’ve always been obsessed with heart shapes, drawing them on my notepads in school just because I like the way they look. I will always believe in romance, even if it never happens for me.

Valentines Day Gift ideas for single ladies

Valentines day gift ideas

Top left: Glasshouse Verona- A dozen Roses candle. Center: Target Limited Editions Marquee heart light. Bottom left: Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid EDP 50ml. Bottom right: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera

Glasshouse Verona- A Dozen Roses mini candle, 60g  RRP$21.95- I love the smell of roses, so I knew straight away that I would love this candle! It is definitely a ‘true’ rose scent, but along with the other notes, it isn’t overbearing. It is available in the large size- 350g and mini-60g (which is surprising, LE candles hardly ever get released as minis!) The thing I love the most about Verona, is the beautiful jar that has silver cursive writing all over it!

IMG_0034Limited Editions Marquee Heart Light- Red from Target, RRP $40- As soon as I saw this marquee light I knew I had to get one. I have seen heart Marquee lights at a few different stores, but the Target one looked like the best quality (and was one of the cheaper ones!), Target also has other marquee lights in different shapes…star, ampersand (&) and arrow.

IMG_0014Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid EDP 50ml, RRP$59 from Priceline and other perfume stockists- This fragrance is gorgeous! I it is a fruity-floral scent, but without being sickly sweet. It smells fairly unique too…sometimes perfumes can smell similar to other scents. I purchased mine from Chemist Warehouse when they had a sale on, for $39.95. It’s in a pretty magenta bottle too!

IMG_0022FUJIFILM Instax Mini 8 Camera- Pink RRP $99- I purchased this camera early last year and I love it. It takes clear wallet sized Polaroids and has a few different settings. It comes in a few different colours too. You can now also buy a photo album to keep your prints in, from Target!

IMG_0019Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, whether you are in a relationship or not!


Note: I realised that I left apostrophes out of ‘Valentine’s Day’, this was just for SEO purposes…back off grammar Nazis 😉




Single on Valentine’s day? Typo’s got you covered

Valentine’s Day is that one day a year-where if you are single, you are over looked or ignored. If you didn’t already feel bad enough about not having a significant other on this day, stores make it worse (from January to early February) by clearly displaying their Valentine’s Day products and cards, that are marketed to couples.

The design team at Typo have come up with a way to include the single people on Valentine’s day , they have released a range of cards for single people!

Whether you treat yourself or go out with your single friends, Why not celebrate being single on a day that revolves around being in a relationship?

For the single people

One of the cards says ‘F*** Happy Valentine’s Day, you’re single and Fabulous’, which reminds me of Sex and the City. Another (pictured below) that says ‘Single woman unite to search for The perfect man, that isn’t Gay, Married or a Pansy ass mamma’s boy. This one made me quietly laugh to myself when I read it in-store.

singleThe cards may not be ground breaking or even empowering, but they make light of that one day that can make singles feel really bad about themselves.

All cards are $2.95 each from Typo (not all are available online)

We are taught from an early age, that when we ‘grow up’ we need to find someone, settle down and start a family. It is a lot of pressure and when you are single (whether it was your choice or not) you shouldn’t have to feel ashamed or less of a person, just because you are alone!

This Journal sums up (for me) what it is to be single…


a5 pattern journal, $9.95AUD from Typo

I don’t like the commercialisation of Valentine’s day, but I do love all the cute products that get released! I am a girly girl, so anything heart shaped or in varying shades of pink and red, I love…I will be buying myself the red Lindt chocolate heart tin (available from Woolies for $10).

One Typo card shows the commercialisation of the day…

I thought it was clever and funny, because it is so true! Florists make a killing on Valentine’s day because frantic boyfriends/fiances/husbands will pay anything when it’s last minute and they totally forgot.

Not all guys are ‘into’ Valentine’s day, some couples do something special every year, while some single people may throw ant-valentine’s day parties or just treat themselves (because you should love yourself, right?)

I won’t wish you all a happy Valentine’s yet because I have a couple more Valentine’s Day themed posts and it’s only February 1st!

Until next time…

XO XO Evelyn