Valentine’s Day Beauty & Fashion Gift Guide

For those of you that are either hosts or are always attending events or parties you know how essential it is to have your go to’s of perfect gift giving options. My rule of thumb for gifting has always been to only gift something I would want to be gifted or buy myself so here is a list of a few of my favorite Beauty items that not only do I adore using but also adore gifting. Happy gifting!

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1. Jo Malone London

As you have seen in previous gift guides and blog coverage I adore Jo Malone London. I got hooked during my retail days in New York when I worked in the Bloomingdale’s Buying office and the rest was history….  You can imagine my excitement when Jo Malone London opened their own boutique in San Francisco in Cow Hollow on Union Street. It is the most charming boutique with such a great team and of course their amazing products. This Valentine’s Day I’m thrilled to share the beautiful soaps which make the perfect gift at $20 each. They are wrapped in a unique design created by well known British artist Michael Angove and each soap is truly unique, like a collector’s item.  I have them all and I can’t decide which scent is my favorite.


Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Lemon Soap     Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay Soap       Jo Malone London Red Roases Soap

Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia      Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir


During my recent stay in London at The Mondrian London (which you can read about here) I got hooked on the Malin + Goetz products provided to hotel guests.   Since then I’ve literally tried most of the Malin + Goetz product assortments with items ranging from their shampoo, conditioner and body wash (which I fell in love with during my stay), to their facial oils, moisturizers and even candles. As you have seen, I adore candles and think they’re the best gift items (assuming who you’re gifting to likes them as well). Check out the amazing Malin + Goetz candles, I recommend the small travel set for those on the go or the larger candles for someone who enjoys burning candles in their home.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

             Malin + Goetz Neroli Votive Candle           Malin + Goetz Votive Candle Set           Malin + Goetz Sage Votive Candle

3. Benefit Cosmetics

As a San Francisco girl I’ve become a regular at Benefit not only for their great eye brow service but also for their Rolling Lash Curling Mascara and fabulous eye They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit. I can’t live without this lengthening mascara so it seems like the perfect gift for any gal.

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4. Bobbi Brown

I’ve been a fan of Bobbi Brown cosmetics since I was a young girl and met Bobbi at the Winnetka Book Stall (a local book store where I grew up). I adore all of her products and below are a few great ones I can’t live with out which means I also love giving as gifts. The Luxe Lip Color, Cool Dusk Eye Palette  (limited edition) & The Party to Go Lip & Eye Palette.

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