Screw Men: Gifts To Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Screw Men:

Gifts To Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

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You may be single, or just in a non-defined, too complicated to explain, relationship. Either way, Valentine’s Day is a lot more pressure than it’s worth for singles and those coupled. That’s why we’re all about giving a gift to the one person we KNOW puts us first: Ourselves. And even better, all these gifts are from badass women-created companies!

Brayola Side Smoother Contour Bra

If you want to stick with a classic Valentine’s theme or simply get yourself the perfect bra, Brayola is the one for you! Female Orit Hashay, loved to solve problems and did just that with her algorithm for the perfect bra! Try out: the Mapale lace robe, for your goddess nights at home and this sexy body-contouring bra for hardworking days in the office.

Dogeared Maya Angelou Cuff

LA based brand Dogeared was founded Marcia Maizel-Clarke who felt that jewelry could be both beautiful and meaningful. She wanted to create a collection that could empower people as they wear beautiful jewelry – so each piece tells a story of individuality, self-expression, love, and/or friendship. We love this Maya Angelou cuff.

Betsy & Iya Stud Earrings

At betsy & iya, a woman owned jewelry boutique in Portland, OR. Betsy, the shop founder, designs and produces her own line of handcrafted jewelry alongside a seven person production team. They recently released their mini geometric stud earrings. At under $40 they are wallet friendly and perfect for everyday wear.

Berricle Pinky Ring

The idea is to wear this special pinky ring as a promise to yourself that you’ll always prioritize your happiness, needs and future. Based in New York, Berricle is founded by Amy Li, a jewelry connoisseur back in 2011, inspired by her passion for all things sparkly. Berricle’s jewelry is crafted with cubic zirconia out of eco-consciousness.

Pour Lair Forest Bathing Candle

Pour L’air candles (each is a well-spent $80) is founded by Jocelyn Fortier, a veteran creative director turned entrepreneur. The best scent to gift oneself for Valentine’s Day would be Forest Bathing. We get so caught up with Valentine’s Day, what better way to celebrate and remind yourself of your feminine awesomeness than whisking away to a sun-drenched forest where plant pheromones help you relax, relieve stress and balance yourself.

Amaya Jones Tourmaline Ring

Amaya Jones is a holistic fine jewelry brand created by a 25 year old with a dream of creating! Her one of a kind hand made pieces are made with the healing crystal tourmaline. What better gift to give your one of a kind self? Our favorite gift idea from this line is the Green Tourmaline Double Band Ring.

Gardenuity Bamboo Grow Box

Gardenuity was founded by best friend entrepreneurs Donna Letier and Julie Eggers, to make gardening accessible for all with programs such as Gardenuity Match and pre-packaged “grow bags,” Gardenuity is a champion for the urban gardener. Who needs to nurture a significant other when you can nurture your own Cocktail Garden?? Try the Mint Trio Garden with Bamboo Grow Boxes.

Red Twist Cashmere Wrap

Red Twist cashmere sweater wrap is a fantastic Valentine’s gift to yourself and is a bad-ass woman-owned company. Each wrap weighs only 13 ounces, so easy to toss in your bag for the flight and then use for warmth or to dress up during your travels.  Each sweater wrap is made from 100% pure cashmere, the world’s finest and is one-size fits all.  Money from the sale of each Red Twist wrap goes to help educate young girls in Asia through a donation to Room to Read.

Peacock Alley Soprano Sheets

Peacock Alley was founded in 1973 by Mary Ella Gabler (who was also the 2nd female stockbroker on Wall Street!), revolutionizing the luxury linen industry in the US, and paved the way for the all-white bed trend. As someone who regularly spends too much money on sheets, it is the best gift you can give yourself.! Try the Soprano Sheeting Collection.

Hoopla Nail Polishes

Treat yourself to a mani that helps brighten your day and is good for your nails! HOOPLA studio creates 5-free mini polish in a pocket-size ($10 each) that makes giving yourself a fresh mani healthy and safe for your nails! Created by two women from former corporate careers, the line is curated by the duo in the U.S. A few of the hues that they suggest sporting for Valentine’s Day include ‘Love Letters’ (the perfect shade of red), ‘Leap of Faith’ (a punchy pink) or switch it up with a metallic rose-gold with ‘MOJO’. Each polish has a powerful and inspiring name that is perfect for any woman!

Maholo Skin Care Red My Lips Tint

MAHALO Skin Care’s The Red My Lips Tint ($45) not only looks festive, but also gives back. The Red My Lips Tint offers you a timeless red lip, inspired by the rich velvety petals of a red rose. A statement red, matte color, flattering on all skin tones. Crafted  by hand using organic moisturizing oils, natural waxes, and collagen amino acids infusion to promote an irresistibly plump and luscious lip!  20% of all sale proceeds of the Red My Lips tint, including sales beyond the April campaign, will be donated to the RedMyLips.org.

Circ Cell Skincare

Circ Cell Skincare is owned by skincare guru, Maya Crothers and she knows exactly what women are looking for this Valentine’s Day….For a limited time, Circ Cell Skincare if offering the best selling, Jacqueline’s Blend Oil Red Algae Mask beautifully packaged for your Valentine. Flowers are nice, vodka is better, but what women really want are beauty goodies. $180 ($230 value)

Shea Yaleen Body Balm

Shea Yeleen‘s high quality, beautiful collection of natural fair trade beauty products not only put the kibosh on dry winter skin, but when you purchase a decadent tub of Lavender Honeysuckle Shea Butter Body Balm or Lemongrass Peppermint Shea Butter Soap, you help contribute to the living wages of the women from rural, sub-Saharan Africa who created it. Now if that’s not a way to treat yourself for Valentine’s Day and feel good about helping others, what is?

Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

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