Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him & Her

I can not believe it is February tomorrow! The month where it snows one day and feels like spring the next day. Am I right?! If you are anything like me then you hate the in-between type of weather, it will have you bundled up in the morning then by noon you are so hot that you have to shed layer after layer. But not all of February is rainy and gloomy, it is also full of holidays! Family Day, Reading Break, and VALENTINE’S DAY!

That is right with February comes valentines day, that one time of the year where everyone gets roses and chocolates, cinnamon hearts and love cards. But for me and my love, it is just like any other day. We don’t do anything big but we do make sure acknowledge what we share and that is what makes me happy! The day doesn’t have to be all about rose petals and sugar kisses, sometimes it is better to celebrate with a home cooked dinner and simple ‘I Love You’. But if you like to spoil your lover or friend or family then here is a little gift guide that will be sure to have him and her smiling until next year.

| Gift Guide: Her |

Here are a few of my favourite thing for that someone special. They are simple, cute and will be sure to have her smiling this valentine’s day but be sure you do not forget the chocolate! I know I would be if I received one of these beautiful little gifts, especially the His, and Her mugs.

| Rosefield Tribeca Watch, 33mm • $99 | Very Sexy Chantilly Lace & Satin Slip • $48 | Alex And Ani Initial T Charm Bangle • $34 | Clinique Long Last Lipstick Soft Matte • $22 | Burgundy Lace Dress • $98 | His / Hers Coffee Mugs (Set of 2) • $22 | Barista Stainless Steel French Press • $79.99 | Colourpop Semi Precious Shadow Palette • $21 | Aerie Feeling Smitten Bath Bomb Gift Set • $14.95 | Topshop Marble chic pop socket • $20 | Express ‘wine not’ tee • $39.90 | Michael Kors Phone Case • $70 |


| Gift Guide: Him |

Here are a few of the little things that my fiance himself helped me come up with! They are just what your someone special needs and wants, ranging from a kit to fix all his beard problems in life and even a manly cookbook to get him in the kitchen. Who doesn’t love a man who can cook? Am I right ladies? 

Quails Gate Winery |Surprise Anniversary Dinner|

One month ago today marked two years for my beloved boyfriend Jeremy and I. So we planned to go for a nice dinner as a way of celebrating it. I suggested a few places that were local around Kelowna then we both remembered that on the 4th of July we would be in the jeep driving back from our hometown for a long twelve hours.  We were not overly thrilled that we didn’t get to do something fun and exciting, but we knew we would make the most of it. And so we did! Instead of taking the normal way we always drove we decided to take the scenic route through Ashcroft and Merrit. The scenery and the view as you climb the mountain was gorgeous! So of course I had to stop to take some pictures and Jeremy did so without a second thought. The last time we had both taken this route was when we were kids, so it was exciting to make this new memory together!

A quick stop for a picture on the long drive.


Once we got home it was well past dinner so we decided on takeout and a movie at home. The next day we were both back to work full force and with my one day off a week, I prompted Jeremy to do whatever he had planned as a surprise. As long as we were together that is all I cared about. And so he did just that, surprised me!

The day before the reservation he told me the time we had to be at dinner, 8:30 the only time available apparently. He didn’t say where we were going, just that we had to dress up. Now, by this point, I was boiling with excitement and just couldn’t wait! I had so many questions running through my mind. “Where are we going?” “How dressed up do we have to be?” “How expensive will it be?” Not too expensive I hope! “What will I wear?” “What shoes will I wear?” and my hair, “How will I do my hair?”

Then it was the day! The day of the surprise, and with the clock marking eight we were both done up fancier than normal and ready go. I couldn’t keep the smile off my face and I’m pretty sure just seeing how excited I was made Jeremy just as excited. I hopped in the truck still clueless as to where Jeremy was taking me but never the less excited. We drove across the bridge and turned down ‘Winery Lane’ as I call it. My heart was racing to know where we would stop as Jeremy asked with a smile “Do you know where we are going yet?”. “No!” I said with excitement, “There are so many wineries over here I want to see, it could be any!” We drove past Grizzly, then Mission Hill and finally arrived at our destination Quails Gate. The view was amazing really jaw-dropping, to say the least. I couldn’t believe that Jeremy had really chosen this place and I didn’t question it at all. He is always listening to little things I mention and I’m pretty sure that is how he came up with this one.


Over dinner, we laughed and reminisced about how we used to be and the memories we had made over the time we shared together. I honestly felt so lucky! Just to see how far we have come from two years ago to now, still amazes me.

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