Gift Edit 2023

10 Little Luxuries to Buy for Yourself This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you’re currently single and want to celebrate yourself, or you’re in a relationship but not expecting to be bowled over by the perfect gift, it’s time to buy yourself something nice. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat yourself to a little luxury (or two). Is there a fancy matcha latte mix you’ve been eyeing to upgrade your afternoon tea time? A popular product from a brand you’ve been coveting, such as the Great Jones Holy Sheet? A darling piece of cookware that will look perfect atop your stove, such as a heart-shaped, cast-iron skillet? If so, you’ve come to the right place: Consider this an excuse to treat yourself.

Here are 10 little indulgences that feel like big luxuries and put a smile on your face without breaking the bank.

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Vinebox
$99.00

This mail-order wine service is like having a hip wine bar at your house — and makes it easy to have just one glass. The curated Peaks & Valleys box features nine carefully chosen wines: four reds, three whites, and two rosés.

2 / 10
Williams Sonoma
$24.95

Your Spaghetti Carbonara is about to get even more Instagrammable. These heart dish towels add a lot of love to your kitchen and are just the right amount of cute.

3 / 10
Uncommon Goods
$36.00

Why make tea with a regular tea bag when you can make it with a heart-shaped tea bag? These charming little tea time upgrades are so simple, yet add so much joy to an afternoon ritual.

4 / 10
Clevr Blends
$28.00

This is not your average matcha latte. This is a make-at-home, barista-approved matcha latte mix that's blended with SuperCreamer and contains adaptogens, mushrooms, and probiotics. Best of all, you don't have to wait in line to enjoy it.

5 / 10
Fly by Jing
$70.00
was $100.00

If you have yet to join the Fly by Jing fan club, now is the time. Start your education with this boxed set, which contains the Sichuan Chili Crisp, Chili Crisp Vinaigrette, Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, and Mala Spice Mix.

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Bean Box
$58.00

Some things just go together. (Think: mac and cheese or peanut butter and jelly.) And, of course, coffee and chocolate. In this decadent gift box, you'll get four Valentine-inspired coffees and two chocolate bars (milk and dark), plus tasting notes on how to best pair them. The box is curated for two people, but we suggest keeping it all to yourself.

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Great Jones
$40.00

Gift yourself a little luxury you'll use all year round: the Great Jones Holy Sheet. The half-sized sheet pan is one of the hardest-working pieces of kitchen cookware out there. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and stunning to look at.

8 / 10
Amazon
$19.99

Sure, you could make waffles. But, you could also make heart-shaped waffles in a waffle iron that's covered in hearts! (The choice is clear.) This handy little device heats up in minutes, has a nonstick cooking surface, and cooks batter evenly for the perfect golden brown waffle every time.

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Williams Sonoma
$149.95

If you haven't noticed yet, when there's a heart-themed option of something available, we'll choose that over the regular model every day. Another heart-shaped kitchen item you didn't know you needed? This heart-shaped enameled cast-iron skillet. It does everything your best cast-iron pan does while also looking ridiculously charming on your stovetop.

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Uncommon Goods
$24.99
was $38.00

This DIY chocolate truffles kit will ensure you get exactly the chocolates you want this year — whether you like coconut, peppermint, cayenne pepper, sea salt, or all of them mixed together. As a bonus, you’ll definitely get to lick the bowl after.

Are you treating yourself to anything good this Valentine’s Day?