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Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Small Indie Business Edition

Valentine's Day Gift Guide - Small Indie Business Edition

Hey babes! I thought it would be fun to throw a little gift guide together featuring some of my favorite indie businesses! These gift suggestions are a heck of a lot cooler than the standard chocolates that reaaaalllly aren’t that delicious and stuffed animals that you don’t know what to do with after the 14th.

These ideas are fab for you to gift to your galantine, send to your lovah as a sweet little hint hint (you can thank me later) OR just to buy yourself because dangit, you deserve it.

I’ve personally used / received / and+or bought all of these fabulous somethins, so i feel like you will really enjoy them + I totally give my seal of approval on everything!

  1. Burn Box Subscription - So if your Valentine / Galentine has a soft heart for newer small indie companies, OR just a deep appreciation for candles then Burn Box is calling your name! They were kind enough to send me a box with a beautiful Elizabeth W. candle back in November and let me tell you- it is DIVINE. Like my favorite and most fresh candle in the house. Think sweet fresh lemon, and black tea! You can subscribe for 3 months, 6 months, or a year long and choose between full size and travel sized candles! Every month you get a little box of matches, a sweet note, and your fabulous designer candle! (Usually the candle itself costs more than the cost of the subscription- so mega win there) Bonus: You don’t even have to leave the house to buy this gift- AND it comes all wrapped and ready to go.

  2. Bootay Bag Subscription - Bootay Bag is honestly a perfect Valentines Day gift because - hello -pretty panties? Every month you pick between a selection of panties, in Always Thong, Never Thong, or Mix It Up (one of each style!) and you can even add a matching bralette any month! So super cute. Plus, they donate thousands of panties to woman’s shelters with the The Undies Project every year! I love businesses that give back. You can pick between a 3 month, 6 month, and 12 month subscription! Super cute, super practical, and super affordable too!

  3. Intimate Shoot // The Johnsons Photography - So this is super intimidating to a lot of people- but listen. It doesn’t have to be as intimidating as you are probably thinking. You can make this as sexy or demure as you would like! Make it cozy with a cuddly sweater and flouncy shorts, or vamp it up with some sexy lingerie and lots of hair tossing. A personal photo session is a fantastic gift idea for you to do and then give to your partner OR a gift a session for a girlfriend who needs a little self love. Johnna is one of my dear friends and she is a pro at 1) making you feel comfortable and confident and 2) taking FANTASTIC and sassy pictures. She’s a gem. Book with her. If you can’t book with her right now, follow her and her beautiful family on instagram @TheJohnsons and @TheJohnsonsPhoto So much love for The Johnsons.

  4. Rings - I don’t care if you’re lovers, pals, sisters- a ring is always a great idea. They’re beautiful and special. This is what me and my friend Monika decided to gift each other for Christmas this year and I seriously wear the one she gave me every day! With rings, there is something for everybody, and all budgets. Etsy is my favorite place to order rings because it still feels like I’m shopping small but it offers such an amazing variety. I’m going to link some of my favorite ring options so you can see what I’m talking about!

Shopping small is always such a wonderful thing to do because not only are you personally supporting someone’s livelihood, you’re supporting their dreams! Love that the most. Valentines Day so often gets criticism because of it’s “greeting card” holiday origins but I think it can really be a special time to love on people a little extra. What’s the harm in that?

Have you tried any of these gift ideas before? Let me know if you have, if you do, and what you think about them!

xo, Aubrey

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