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Thursday, February 11, 2021

The 2021 Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Families (Updated on 2/11)

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because we get to focus on love and family. Valentine's Day 2021 may look different this year due to the pandemic but it also provides the opportunity to create unique Valentine's Day memories.  We hope that our Valentine's Day 2021 Gift Guide provides ideas to make your day extra special!

Diamond Veneer is a brand that you may have seen on The View, The Talk, and other outlets. Diamond Veneer has extended technology beyond fake looking Cubic Zirconia by treating them with a veneer of carbon diamond particles, crystalizing around the stone, to create a sparkling 'G' color on the diamond color scale; hence the name. The engineer in me loves that they invented a process that creates an amazing result!  I opted for the stunning Diamond Veneer Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Stud Earrings because I love the elegant design and its look of real. It's fun to sparkle in these earrings! Diamond Veneer offers a wide range of beautiful jewelry that is perfect for Valentine's Day. Visit Diamond Veneer here.

Wine Insiders curates wonderful wines at fantastic prices. This 5 star company has impressed thousands of customers with their expertly curated wines that include 40 crowd-pleasing varietals from 15 top wine regions. The direct relationships that they created with wineries provides a business model that allows them to avoid typical markups associated with marketing, advertising, and store operations. Their efficient business model combined with their ability to identify talented wineries with high quality wines makes them a leader in wine market. Personally, I often stare at the grocery store wall of wine and wonder how to select a bottle of wine with limited information. If I make a bad choice, I swallow the cost both literally and figuratively. However, the Wine Insiders team understands the dilemma and offers their 100% satisfaction guarantee.  They curate good quality wines and offer a Satisfaction Guarantee that you will love every bottle you try. If you are not completely satisfied, they promise to make it right. Wine Insiders is a very customer friendly company. As a bonus, order 6+ bottles right now and they offer free shipping with the wines delivered to your door or to a convenient pickup location. This is perfect timing for Valentine's Day!

We personally tried the Warming Reds Half-Case  which is fabulous! The half case of red wines is currently priced at 19% less than retail pricing and comes with free shipping.  This 6-bottle wine set includes wines from top red-producing regions.  They also have wonderful white, Rosé, and mixed cases of wine that are perfect fo Valentine's Day if you prefer other varieties. Visit Wine Insiders here.

Sweet Maria's is a specialty store that sources high quality green coffee beans from around the world. My husband has a couple of hobbies - running and coffee roasting. You'll see both hobbies reflected in this Valentine's Day Gift Guide.  His coffee roasting hobby has been strong for several years. It's really nice because he has a small coffee roaster that he uses on our back patio to roast green coffee beans. This is a great hobby and gift idea because it's easy to become accustomed to the fresh top quality roasts that you create. 

Nothing is better than a fresh cup of coffee, espresso, or latte!  If you are new to coffee roasting, visit Sweet Maria's for a guide that makes it easy to get started here. Of course,  we also recommend Sweet Maria's for green coffee beans that are top quality and reasonably priced.

EltaMD is a Texas based brand that you will find in the offices of many dermatologists. Some celebrities use this brand and I've noticed some of their products on Amazon's most popular lists. There are a few products that I want to highlight.

The first is the fabulous EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex that promotes a healthy skin barrier and replenishes moisture. I usually have laser treatments during winter, but due to the pandemic, I decided to stop and use Retin-A. This has caused problems with my skin barrier. It's easy to see a difference in my skin.  I look forward to continuing using this formula on my 40-something year old skin!

The other two products are sunscreens. Good quality sunscreen is a necessity in Texas. If you have switched your workout routine from the gym to outdoors during the pandemic, I'm sure that you have encountered issues with sunscreens that look unnatural and make your skin oily. EltaMD has been a game changer for me. There are two sunscreens that I use -- UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 and UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF44. They both absorb easily into my skin and provide great protection, but I used them on different occassions. If I go on a quick run, I use the EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 because it absorbs so nicely into my skin and is lightweight. It also leaves a pretty tint of color that makes my skin look more even toned. I love it so much that I would use it daily if it weren't for wearing masks during the pandemic. I actually stopped wearing makeup other than mascara when I go out because my makeup and lipglosses were transferring to my mask. Instead, I pamper my skin with a good moisturizer and sunblock. I absolutely love the UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 because it is similarly amazing and doesn't leave any color on my face mask. Visit EltaMD here.

eCreamery offers gourmet ice cream and cookies that are delivered to your gift recipient's doorstep for Valentine's Day. You may have noticed eCreamery on shows such as Shark Tank or Oprah. They have also been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Esquire, ESPN and more.  They have several options for Valentine's Day. We tried the Valentine Sweet Treat Collection that comes with four pints of ice cream and a dozen cookies.

The kit helps families to bond as they create and enjoy their ice cream cookie sandwiches together. My guess is that we will only have one Valentine's Day during a pandemic in our lifetimes. (I hope!) This kit provides a fun and memorable way to celebrate the holiday during a strange time. While I enjoyed this experience with my children, highly acclaimed eCreamery ice cream and cookies are also great for parents or other family or friends who are quarantined. Everyone needs extra love at this point in the pandemic and this is a unique way to make someone smile!

Bake Me a Wish offers delicious cakes, brownies, and other desserts for Valentine's Day.  This New York based company has been around for over a decade and has the sweetest story. The founder had just moved to Manhattan and wanted to send his mother a Tiramisu cake. He searched all over town, but no one provided the service to mail a cake.  After realizing the need to for a hassle-free service to send delicious cakes to family and friends, he got together with friends and created Bake Me a Wish. This company was created by perfectionists who pay meticulous attention to detail as they strive to provide a top quality service for sending cakes and other treats to loved ones. They use premium ingredients, amazing recipes, and decorate cakes with messages. They are the ultimate stop for a Valentine's Day dessert. 

We love Bake Me a Wish's The Valentine's Day Basket. It is generously packed with festive cookies and brownies. They also have decadent cakes and other baked goods. Check out their large selection of delicious baked goods here.

Ethel M Chocolates have been part of our Valentine's Day traditions for years. Ethel M makes small batches of chocolates with premium ingredients and no preservatives. This company is iconic to those of us who have lived in the Las Vegas area. People are often curious about my recommendations for family friendly activities in Las Vegas since I lived there for years before we moved to Texas.  One of my top recommendations is to visit Ethel M's chocolate factory and desert botanical garden in Henderson!  If you aren't familiar with the location, it is just outside of Las Vegas. The factory is open to the public where you may watch the chocolatiers in action (behind glass windows), stroll through the largest desert botanical garden in Nevada, sample chocolates, enjoy a tasing experience (chocolate and/or wine), and buy chocolates. Some of my happiest memories include strolling through the gardens while enjoying chocolates with my family. I also looked forward to their heart shaped boxes of chocolates every Valentine's Day. Thanks to online shopping, it's easy to order various sizes of gifts to fit all your Valentine’s needs here

It gets better -- they have a special virtual Valentine's Day Chocolate Tasting for two. This is perfect for an at-home date night! You may even make it a family activity. The virtual tasting for two people includes a custom assortment of 14 pieces selected by their Chief Chocolatier, Mark Mackey, in their signature heart box. The tasting experience will feature their Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart, Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Almond Butter Krisp, Dark Chocolate Desert Honey Truffle, and Dark Chocolate Lemon Satin Crème Heart. In addition they will share some exclusive wine pairing recommendations from Mark to enhance the tasting further! This tasting is priced at $45 and must be purchased by Sunday, February 7th. Spaces are limited! (Register here.)

Arranging Box provides flowers and a unique experience. They ship a generous supply of beautiful flowers to your gift recipient's doorstep and share guidance for how to create your own floral arrangement. An Arranging Box delivery is a fantastic gift any year and is especially timely for Valentine's Day 2021. I think that many people prefer to stay home during the pandemic, but still want to share fun experiences. Arranging Box makes it fun to bond over flowers as you work together to create gorgeous bouquets.  It's a memorable activity for Valentine's Day! Plus, you will support a female owned business.  Use the code TrendyMom for 10% off here.

Groove Life is a trendy company that started with a need for a breathable, tough, and safe wedding ring.  You may have heard of them because they launched on Kickstarter and Indiegogo with 1M in sales in 30 days! Their products caught on quickly thanks to their unique designs and meticulous attention to detail.  The Groove Belt has a highly coveted rating thanks to it's sleek design that uses a magnetic buckle that you only need to adjust once and that has the perfect stretch. It even comes with a 94 year warranty. This belt officially has the best warranty of anything in our home! Another popular product from this brand includes the Groove Rings that come in vibrant designs. These rings are perfect for active parents! Personally, I don't like to wear my platinum wedding band when I go on runs in the Texas humidity. The high-tech Groove Rings are nice thanks to the breathability and comfort that they provide! They are made from medical grade silicone and engineered to keep air in and moisture out.  Groove Rings come in dozens of gorgeous patterns for men and women. Visit Groove Life here.

ASICS running shoes and apparel are perfect for active couples! If you follow regularly, you know that ASICS is our favorite brand of running shoes. My husband and I love working out together. I thought that I would share a link to our post from last year that includes 5 ideas for a Heart Healthy Valentine's Day! Visit ASICS to check out their Valentine's Day selection here.

Get Basic offers Basic Man and Basic Woman subscriptions that are perfect for Valentine's Day and throughout the year. The way that it works is that you sign up for a subscription with this popular company  that sends high quality basics each month. I love their subscription that sends a matching shirt, pair of underwear, and socks that are incredibly soft and made from natural and sustainable fabrics. They've put a lot of thought into everything from the quality and super soft fabrics to the customer subscription experience. It's easy to subscribe or even pause the subscription.  Personally, my favorite thing about Get Basic is that they have flattering designs and use super soft fabric. It's nice to have fresh undergarments throughout the year. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to sign up and start enjoying these fun deliveries! Visit Get Basic here.

Graham+Fisk's Wine-in-a-Can is highly rated by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This brand has a large following as their 100% California based wines are fantastic! We love their Valentine's Day 8-Pack that is perfect for socially distanced hikes and picnics for Valentine's Day! Cans of wine are especially nice at parks, lakes, and other outside locations where you aren't supposed to have glass bottles.  This trendy Valentine's Day gift is easy to order online as they ship to 30+ states. Plus,  you'll love that this gift comes in a festive Valentine's Day box and has a discounted shipping price of $3.99 (UPS). Order by 2/8 with our Ground shipping to receive guaranteed delivery by Valentine's Day!

Winged CBD offers award winning Relaxation CBD Dark Chocolate Bites that are nice for vegan adults who enjoy CBD products. These trendy vegan dark chocolate bites combine 30mg CBD, Hibiscus, Maca and 5-HTP for a delicious way to unwind any time of day. This award winning product received the "2020 Best New CBD Product" NEXTY Award. It's a special twist on Valentine chocolates! You'll find it online for $30 and score free shipping if you order through the Winged CBD website. This tin includes 24 bites which is 12 servings. Visit Winged CBD here.

Happy Planner will help you to stay stylishly organized this year. You may have noticed this whimsical brand from SoCal in Cosmopolitan magazine, at your local Barnes & Nobles store, or from other moms who use their products. They offer dated and undated planners with a wide variety of accessories to make your life more organized.

The Classic Happy Notes Box Kit and Undated BIG Teacher Box Kit (Teacher's Influence) both offer colorful kits that are bright and beautiful for Valentine's Day. Of course, these gifts are useful throughout the year. The Classic Happy Notes Box Kit includes a classic notebook, pocket folder, note paper, stickers, washi tape and more. 

The Undated BIG Teacher Box Kit (Teacher's Influence) contains a big sized planner (12 months undated), folder, bookmark, two rolls of washi tape, three punchcards, and three sticker sheets.

The 2021 Happy Planner® x Teresa Collins Deluxe Classic Vertical Planner (12 Months) provides a daily reminder to do what you love. I think that it's perfect for Valentine's Day since many people touch their planner daily and appreciate the uplifting message. 

Rogers & Hollands will help to make your Valentine's Day sparkle! This brand has been around for over a century and operates stores in 11 states. If you are lucky to live near one of their 70 stores, stop by to check out the glittering displays. However, if you are in Texas like me, you'll want to check out their Be Mine Collection and order online.  They offer shimmering gifts in a variety of price ranges. For instance, we love the Morganite & CZ Heart Pendant in Sterling Silver Rhodium Plate (Model K-8139) shown below. This necklace includes lovely heart shaped morganite surrounded by brilliant cut cubic zirconia set in sterling silver rhodium plate.  This sparkling gift is perfect for Valentine's Day! Visit Rogers & Holland here.

PeachSkinSheets offers luxurious sheets that have a 1500 thread count level of softness. Their sheets are so fabulous that they've been featured by many outlets such as The Today Show, The Spruce, RealSimple, and more.  We love their incredible softness, but there are a few other highlights that stand out. We have a thick mattress with a featherbed on top of it. These generously sized sheets fit perfectly. Another thing that I love about these sheets is that the fabric is breathable and lightweight fabric. This is perfect for us since I often feel cold while my husband usually feels warmer.  The sheets come in two dozen different colors. They are reasonably priced, but you'll also love their Colors of the Month Sale. They choose a few colors each month for a sale and charge only $65 for a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillowcases.  This month's colors are very pretty - SilverFrench Blue, and Toasted Marshmallow (Greige).  We have the Toasted Marshmallow sheets which are a greige color -- think oatmeal or putty with cool gray tones! 

Airfree's P3000 air purifier is a sleek device that reduces microbiological contamination in the air naturally, without using chemicals or filters. Personally, my family members experience allergies throughout the year, so I know how a good air purifier makes life more enjoyable at our home. The Airfree P3000 is a perfect fit for our kitchen and dining area for Valentine's Day dinner and throughout the year. Visit Airfree here

Waterdrop offers high quality water filtration products at competitive prices. This may initially seem like an odd gift idea, but let me tell you why I encourage you to drink more water. Last year, I had a colonoscopy and polyps removed. I learned that colon cancer has become more common for people in their 40's.  No one definitively knows why this is the case, but one thing that I changed after the experience was to stop drinking diet soda and switch to water. It has been several months and I have gained an appreciation for cold filtered water.  I think that having a good water filter helps to make water more satisfying, so I wanted to feature Waterdrop in this roundup because good quality water is a great thing to accompany every meal. Waterdrop has a nice water pitcher with filter, reverse osmosis systems, and water filters for many different refrigerators. Check out Waterdrop here.

FIXD is great gift for the people in your life who like playing with cars. This cool technology helps your car talk to you. Well, not literally, but it definitely has useful information to communicate to you about your vehicle. It's a clever little sensor that you plug into your car that then sends updates to the FIXD app on your phone. I came across it and thought that my husband would love it since we are never quite sure whether we should get second opinions when it comes to issues with our vehicles. I considered it a gift of "peace of mind" because the ability to see valuable information ourselves is really nice before hearing it from a mechanic. Plus, FIXD offers a really cool upgrade for their premium service where it tells you estimated repair costs to expect for different issues, predicts future problems, help with an emission pre-check, and even gives you access to a mechanic to chat with about various issues.  I feel like every car owner should have one of these. This savvy little sensor and app is perfect for parents who want to listen to information that their vehicle has to share! Visit FIXD here.

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