The 2022 Valentine's Day Gift Guide! ~ Dallas Mom Blog and Fort Worth Mom Blogger: Trendy Mom Reviews
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Monday, February 14, 2022

The 2022 Valentine's Day Gift Guide!

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because we get to focus on love and family.  This special day provides the opportunity to create unique Valentine's Day memories.  We hope that our Valentine's Day 2022 Gift Guide provides ideas to make your day extra special! We'll start with beauty, move on to products for active couples, share some of our favorite food items, point you to cozy products that will help you to relax, and share our personal experiences throughout the gift guide.

Let's start with beauty! Lancôme will help you to glow on Valentine's Day!  This iconic brand transcends generations with their special formulas that help women to look their best. Personally, my top skincare concerns include dryness, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.  Lancôme's Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Cream With SPF 30 and Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Night Cream have been game changers for my aging skin. I love that my skin soaks up these moisturizers quickly without a feeling of residue.  These day and evening creams  are great for anti-aging and uneven skin tone. The hydration is truly replenishing.  

Lancôme also has you covered when it comes to cosmetics. I love the L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick for Valentine's Day! Their iconic lipstick was recently enhanced with an infusion of hydration and antioxidants that provide color and comfort in just one swipe. This smudge-proof, highly pigmented lipstick offers cream or matte finishes with nourishing ingredients like Rosa Damascena, Rosa Centifolia Extract, Absolue Perpetual Rose, and Lancôme’s Grand Rose Extract blended with Hyaluronic Acid. With 39 shades available, you can achieve any look your heart desires on Valentine's Day!

ASICS is the perfect store to visit if you are planning an active Valentine's Day date.  Personally, my husband and I try to incorporate healthy habits into our life as much as possible, including Valentine's Day. This is a great time of year to create healthy habits that also help you to bond. If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro, check our our heart-shaped Valentine's Day run. Whether you are an avid runner or considering adding evening walks to your lifestyle and relationship, Valentine's Day is a great time to stock up on athletic shoes. For instance, we love the Men's Gel Nimbus 24 and Women's Gel-Kayano 28  running shoes.

The Men's Gel Nimbus 24  shoes have the iconic GEL technology that separates ASICS from the crowd. This provides extra comfort, cushion, and shock absorption. The FLYTEFOAM technology in the midsole makes a big difference for extra spring in our steps. Of course, the good quality design and materials make a big difference in the life of the shoes too. The Women's Gel-Kayano 28  are also extremely comfortable and supportive. The Dynamic DuoMax Support system enhances stability and support. The Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases. This allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.  The FF Blast technology provides lightweight cushioning for a responsive rebound. These shoes are comfortable, lightweight, and responsive! ASICS shoes are perfect for an active date night!  

Sperry offers stylish and high quality shoes that are perfect for casual date nights. My son will tell you that Sperry's casual and comfortable shoes provide effortless style.  In particular, he loves the Men's Striper II Twin Gore Perforated Slip On Sneaker for a clean and casual Valentine's Day look.  These best selling shoes are easy to slip-on and go with almost any outfit. The innovative technology provides light-as-air comfort technology grips and rebounds that stand up to my energetic tween.  The perforated suede uppers give enhanced breathability. My son raves about the comfort. I love that my son feels handsome and confident in these shoes!  Visit Sperry here.

U.S. Polo Assn. offers the perfect clothing for a laid back Valentine's Day. We love their iconic joggers and shirts in festive Valentine's themed colors. We are hoping that the pandemic will be history when Valentine's Day rolls around in 2023. In the meantime, this is the time to make the most of a leisurely Valentine's Day! Let's start with cozy men's clothing. The Men's Quarter Zip Pullover SweatshirtMen's Wordmark Jogger, and Men's Solid Crew Neck T-Shirt are perfect for a relaxing Valentine's Day. My husband commented that these items are incredibly soft and perfectly cut to offer flattering comfort. 

Women will love the Women's Basic Fleece Jogger and Women's Crew Neck T-Shirt. I love that the designers at U.S. Polo Assn. pay careful attention to every detail in terms of their designs, fabric, and stitching.  We love this outfit for a casual Valentine's Day celebration! Visit U.S. Polo Assn. here.

Mer|Sea is a brand that is dedicated to the travelers, the dreamers, and the doers. The brand focuses on simplicity, utility, and tranquility in their designs. We love the Amour Sweater or Catalina Slub Tee for Valentine's Day. We also love their beautifully scented candles.

For instance, we love their beautiful sweaters such as the Amour Sweater for Valentine's Day.  This rendition of the classic French long-sleeve tee has an appliqué heart motif and subtle button detailing. This sweater is a perfect fit for Valentine's Day and is great for all seasons!

The Catalina Slub Tee is another popular top that you may wear as-is, French tucked, or tied at the side! Visit Mer|Sea here for beautiful Valentine's Day fashions and candles.

Nuun is known for their fizzy tablets that are generously packed with electrolytes. Personally, my husband and I enjoy running almost daily and often need to replace electrolytes. Nuun helps us to hydrate and sparkle after runs. I stocked up on new varieties as a fun surprise to share after our Valentine's run! If you aren't familiar with Nuun, they were the first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. This was a big advancement because they made it easy to hydrate without extra sugar and additives. After all, we don't want to binge on sugar or carbs after accomplishing a good workout! Nuun has a variety of formulas. Some of our favorites are Sport, Rest, and Energy! Visit Nuun here.

Sweet Maria's sources the best green coffee beans from around the world. If you follow regularly, you know that we love Sweet Maria's! My husband's eyes sparkle when a package of their green coffee beans arrives. If you aren't familiar with Sweet Maria's, I'm glad to be the one to introduce you to the brand! At-home coffee roasters love this iconic brand that reliably sources green coffee beans for incredible coffee and espresso. My husband has experimented with many different green coffee beans for almost a decade. We think that Sweet Maria's is the absolute best! 

If your Valentine is new to coffee roasting, visit Sweet Maria's for a guide that makes it easy to get started here. This is a great gift because it provides the opportunity to learn and enjoy something new together. Plus, it's nice to be able to roast your own incredible coffee at home if you have cut back on coffee shop visits during the pandemic. If you already have experience roasting your own coffee, we recommend the Espresso Green Coffee Sample Set that allows your Valentine to enjoy a variety of beans. Visit Sweet Maria's here.

Wine Insiders is a trendy company that curates amazing wines with great pricing. You've probably heard of this company because they are very popular and have been featured in many outlets. They currently have thousands of positive ratings on Google with a coveted 4.9 out of 5 stars. (How often do you see high ratings like this from thousands of customers?!) The way that Wine Insiders works is that they provide expertly curated wines from 40 crowd-pleasing varietals and 15 top wine regions. They source high quality and low priced wines, saving you from typical markups association with marketing, advertising, and store operations. Have you ever visited a grocery store wall of wine and wondered how to choose a bottle of wine with limited information? If you buy something that you dislike, you swallow the cost both literally and figuratively. Wine Insiders understands the dilemma. That's why they employee a team of experts and strive to offer 100% satisfaction.  They also offer a Satisfaction Guarantee that you will love every bottle you try, and if you are not completely satisfied, they promise to make it right.  We recommend Wine Insiders for Valentine's Day. Plus, as a bonus, if you order 6+ bottles at a time, they offer free shipping with the wines delivered to your door or to a convenient pickup location. The photo below shows our Valentine's delivery from last year. These wines were fabulous!

This year, we received the Date Night Stunners Half Case. You won't want to miss the sale on this half case of wines because it is on sale for 22% off for Valentine's Day! Plus, you will receive free shipping. These hand-picked reds, whites, and rosés are sure to complement quality time with the one you love. They are perfect for a home-cooked meal, cozying up next to the fireplace, or spending an evening under the twinkling stars. We have trusted the experts at Wine Insiders for years and highly recommend them for Valentine's Day and other celebrations! Visit Wine Insiders here.

Sunday Citizen offers the coziest Valentine's Day gifts on our list! In particular, we love the fluffy and cloud-like Snug Comforter that is thermoregulating and hypoallergenic. You will be surprised to learn that this luxury blanket is made in part from recycled PET bottles! 

Our favorite thing about this blanket is that it is incredibly soft and fluffy! We also appreciate that it fits into our washing machine and is easy to wash. Your Valentine is sure to love the surprise of this beautiful and cozy blanket!  Visit Sunday Citizen here.

Lazy One offers cozy pajamas and robes to keep you warm on Valentine's Day! We used to live near the Lazy One headquarters in Cache Valley which makes us quick to notice that their whimsical designs are inspired by the beauty of nature.  For instance, we love the festive Men's Red Plaid Men's Bathrobe and Women's Classic Moose Bathrobe. These festive plush red robes are soft and cozy for Valentine's Day!

The matching Moose Caboose Men's Joggers and Moose Caboose Kid Joggers are perfect for children. My boys have a several year age gap, so I love that they are available in both men's and children's sizes. My children love the humorous "moose caboose" theme. My husband and I share a story of how a moose made it's way into our town (just north of Logan, UT) around the time that our oldest son was born.  There truly was a moose on the loose!  These pajamas are a whimsical reminder of fun surprises. My boys love these cozy matching joggers for Valentine's Day!  Visit Lazy One here.

Victor Technology offers the DC840B High Rise™ Height Adjustable Electric Full Standing Desk (Black) to make it easy for you to work in sitting or standing positions. Something that I have never shared with all of you is that one of the main reasons that I exercise daily is that I have sciatica. I spend approximately 30 to 90 minutes/day on cardio to minimize feelings of pain in my leg.  I have had this problem ever since my last pregnancy. I've been treating it naturally through exercise and massage. If I sit for extended periods of time, I feel pain. This desk is wonderful because the design provides an environment where I am easily able to sit or stand throughout the day. For instance, here is a photo of it in sitting mode.

With just a simple touch of a button, this desk works its magic to convert to a standing desk! 

While I have sciatica, a standing desk is great for anyone because it's not healthy to sit 8 hours/day for work.  Even though my husband doesn't have sciatica, he uses my desk with his laptop at night when he catches up on work because he loves the option to stand while he works. He says that sitting too long is unnatural. Since many people work at home during the pandemic, this will make a great Valentine's Day gift. You may even add a vase of flowers to the desk! Visit Victor Technology here!

AchedAway is a game changer when it comes to massages!  This innovative company offers percussion and vibration massagers, as well as, cupping therapy massagers.  We have the AchedAway Percussion and Vibration Massager. This device is perfect for Valentine's Day! What is striking is that it is relatively lightweight (2.5 pounds) and quiet when you consider the powerful speeds that range from 1500 to 3250 rpm. We've loved deep tissue massages and muscle recovery with the help of this incredible massager. 

The device comes with four different massage heads and a convenient carrying case. Visit AchedAway for high quality massagers. offers customized Visas and gift cards to many popular stores. If you have an older child, you know that cash and gift cards are usually a preferred gift for any occasion. It's fun and easy to upload a photo for a customized gift card. I love that it's more personal that plain gift cards and feels special. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to create a customized prepaid Visa for family members! Visit today to purchase your gift cards.

Gemma di Luna offers Italian Prosecco, Sparkling Moscato, and Pinot Grigio in beautiful bottles for celebrations such as Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and more. The Moscato is from Piemonte, the Pinot Grigio is Delle Venezie, and the Prosecco is DOC. These elegant Italian sparkling and white wines are have an excellent price/quality ratio and come in different sizes to fit your Valentine's Day celebration. For instance, the Sparkling Moscato (7.5% ABV) and Prosecco DOC (10.5% ABV) both come in two sizes. This includes 750mL bottles (SRP $14.99) and 187mL bottles ($5.49/). The Pinot Grigio DOC Delle Venezie (12%) is available in 750mL bottles (SRP 14.99).  Gemma di Luna wines are distributed nationwide. You may also consider following them on Instagram(@gemmadiluna) and Facebook (@GemmaDiLuna).

Bake Me a Wish offers decadent cakes, brownies, and other desserts for Valentine's Day.  This New York based company has been around for over a decade with 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. Bake Me a Wish is the ultimate stop for Valentine's Day dessert. 

We love Bake Me a Wish's The Valentine's Day Basket. This gift basket is generously packed with festive cookies and brownies. Check out their incredible selection of delicious baked goods here.

Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Gum comes in four sweet flavors that your Valentines will love. This includes Very Cherry, Watermelon, Island Punch, and Berry Blue.  These sugar-free gum varieties are bursting with Jelly Belly flavor!  Personally, we love all four flavors, but Very Cherry is my favorite variety. My children will tell you that Island Punch is their favorite flavor, but it was a tough call since they are all delicious! You will find Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Gum nationwide at Party City and Speedway locations. It is also available on Amazon.

The Spice Lab provides the ultimate cooking inspiration with their spices and gourmet salt collections. You may have noticed this award winning company in O, the Oprah magazine, on NBC's Today Show, in Cosmopolitan, or other venues. The Spice Lab has products to make your Valentine's dinner extra special. They offer award winning seasonings and rubs, premium spices, peppercorns, natural sugars, Himalayan salt shot glasses, regional blends, custom blends, and more. Personally, my husband makes homemade sourdough bread in our dutch oven almost every week and then we enjoy avocado toast throughout the week. The Spice Lab helped me to put a special twist on our avocado toast breakfasts. I love the Italian Black Truffle Seat Salt because it adds an earthy, mushroomy flavor.  My husband is obsessed with the Chorizo Seasoning that gives a Tex-Mex touch to his avocado toast. The Italian Collection is another wonderful choice for Valentine's Day as it includes a Mediterranean Citrus Blend, Sicilian Blend, Salt Free Italian Seasoning Blend, and Spicy Italian Sun-dried Tomato Blend. Their spices open the door for many flavorful dinner possibilities! Visit The Spice Lab!

FILLO'S will help you to create a special Valentine's dinner! My Texas heart loves this brand that is bursting with flavor. Their 10 unique flavor varietals include everything from Cuban Black Beans to Peruvian Lentils to Tex-Mex Pinto Beans. The FILLO'S Variety Pack is the perfect way to spice up Valentine's dinner and the rest of February. Personally, the Cuban Black Beans are my favorite, but they are all delicious! In addition to the variety pack, the Magico Sofrito Spice Variety Pack enhances meats, veggies, dressings, sauces, cocktails, and more! Visit FILLO'S here.

Granite Gold will help your home to sparkle for Valentine's Day! We love Granite Gold's Grout Cleaner, Polish, and Sealer products. If you consider that your home is probably the biggest purchase that you will make in your lifetime, it's important to make sure that you take good care of it. Plus, nothing is better than the good feeling of a clean and well maintained home. We recommend these products for Valentine's Day so that your kitchen sparkles for your special dinner and your bathroom has that matching shine. 

We have granite countertops that are easy to clean with the Granite Gold Daily Cleaner. They were quick to soak up the sealer and looked beautiful with the polish!  The backsplash has some areas of grout that brightened up quickly with the grout cleaner.  

Of course, the grout cleaner is also great for bathrooms!

Throughout the year, we love Granite Gold Daily Cleaner for use around our house. They even sell a large Daily Cleaner Refill container that you'll want to stock up on. The Shower Cleaner is fabulous, especially for our shower area that has a lot of tile. Since we have energetic little boys, we also love the MicroGold Multi-Action Disinfecting Antimicrobial Spray that effectively kills 99.9% of common household germs, kills cold and flu viruses† and kills household bacteria. It is also EPA approved to kill the COVID-19 virus. This is a great time of year to stock up on products from the #1 family brand of stone care products. Visit Granite Gold here.

Mabel's Labels offers customized stamps and stickers for Valentine's Day and beyond. The Heart Shape Name Labels have been great for my preschooler to use on Valentines. He's not quite old enough to write his name clearly, but he's able to put his little name stickers on the Valentine bags for his classmates! The Return Address Stamps are convenient for the Valentines that you mail! This return address stamper is great because the ink should last for 500 impressions! Of course, when you place an order, you'll also want to consider their iconic name labels. We've been using their labels for several years and they are second to none.  I've used them on clothing, shoes, toys, jackets, water bottles, and food containers.  We recently ordered the Middle School Label Pack for both of our boys to enjoy patterns for older children. Visit Mabel's Labels!

VIDBOX makes it possible to convert your old VHS tapes to digital videos. You just hook this clever kit up to your VCR and computer and follow the instructions to convert your old VHS tapes.  This is one of the most thoughtful gifts that we have ever encountered because I was able to convert videos from my husband's childhood for him to watch with me and our children. These VHS tapes had been in boxes for the past 25+ years. It was truly fun to experience. Personally, I didn't have a VCR, but I found one on Facebook Marketplace. I set up the software on my MAC, connected the cables, and let VIDBOX work its magic!  You'll want to order VIDBOX soon so that you have time to convert your videos. VIDBOX is available at Best Buy, AmazonQVC, HSN, eVine, Canadian Shopping Channel and more. 

FlowerFix offers the supplies and guidance to create your own beautiful bouquet together! DIY enthusiasts will love bonding through this experience.  Did you spot the FlowerFix bouquet in many of the photos above? The bright pink and red roses, deep purple flowers, and greenery are stunning! These flowers were actually shipped from a farm in Ecuador, made their way through customs, and showed up at my doorstep. They arrived in fabulous condition. The instructions said that the flowers would be thirsty when they arrived. I thought that they looked fine, but after I left them in water for a few hours, I noticed that they looked even better.

Personally, I received the Festival of Love Pink Flower Arrangement. I filled the vase with water, snipped the stems of the flowers to my preferred length, and arranged the flowers in the vase. They were beautiful upon arrival and it was fun to see them soak up the water and to continue to bloom.

We hope that you enjoyed these gift ideas and that you have a memorable Valentine's Day!

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