6 Valentine's Day Gifts I'm Buying For Myself

In which things take the place of actual human love.
Publish date:
February 12, 2013
shoppables, valentine's day, buying stuff

This Valentine’s Day is the first one in about 3928374 years (or okay, 3) that I’ll be single and in all likelihood, gift-less. Except for the fact that I’m buying myself gifts! Which is totally acceptable in our capitalist-driven society, where things take the place of actual human love. FILL THE VOID!

Anyway, here’s what I’m planning to buy. Feel free to talk me out of some of it so my debit card doesn’t smack me in the face.

1. Diptyque Rose Duet Candle (Limited Edition!)

Diptyque took two of their best-known scents, Roses and Baies, and smashed them together for this pretty, pink limited edition candle. After you use up the candle you can store makeup brushes in the holder. This is just like a nice thing, ya know?

2. Catbird Ear Cuff

Ear cuffs are back, people! I technically bought one for myself a month ago, but I’m thinking about getting another one. They’re dainty and cool at the same time. You can get them in 14k gold, 14k rose gold, or silver.

3. Nasty Gal Flower Power Platform

These. I’ve just . . . never needed anything so much. Help.

4. L’Wren Scott for Barney’s New York Eau De Parfum

This would be the most expensive perfume I’ve ever bought, but can you take an effing look at how sexy the bottle is? Like, it is worth it for the bottle alone. The scent is a patchouli-floral-leather combo with, get this, notes of absinthe. ABSINTHE. L’Wren is the coolest gal ever (and she’s dating Mick Jagger, natch).

5. Lancome Rouge In Love Lipstick in Sequence of Love

This true red will look sooo romantic for my hot date with Ramona Singer’s Pinot Grigio. But also, it’s pretty.

6. Rose Crown on Etsy

Because while I don’t believe in love, I do believe in whimsy!

What are you getting yourselves for V-Day? Or are you planning to be showered in gifts by your many suitors (you minxes)?

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