If you're anything like me, nothing compounds your anxiety quite like a Hallmark holiday rising over the horizon. Whatever your relationship status, Valentine's Day can be a fraught mess of emotions and expectations. That's why I enjoy sitting this one out and reclaiming it as a me-day.
Valentine's Day is about showing love to the one you love, and we think that should absolutely include self-love. So if you've been wondering how you're going to make it through the next few teddy bear- and chocolate-filled days unscathed, take a deep breath and relax: we're here to help you plan the most relaxing, anxiety-free Valentine's Day with a variety of self-care gifts for every budget.
We understand that the act of self-care varies from person to person. For my mum, it looks like a glass of wine or a piece of expensive chocolate. For my sister, it's splurging on a new workout outfit for her morning bootcamp. For me, it's a long bubble bath and spending time with a sex toy. Maybe you're more of a morning meditation person. Perhaps you'd rather curate a skincare routine or indulge in a trendy piece of jewellery. Whatever your self-care looks like, we hope we can help get rid of your Valentine's Day stress. Give your brain and body some extra TLC and keep scrolling to shop 20 self-care gift ideas for the best, most relaxing solo Valentine's Day of your life. Because nobody knows how to love you like you.
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