Everybody wants to hate on Valentine’s Day and rightfully so. If you’re not in a relationship, the holiday is a glaring reminder that romantic love is still eluding you. And if you are in a relationship, you suddenly start to the feel the pressure of expectation to get your sweetheart something really special. (Of course, Krrb is here to help with our gift guide.) Yet at its core, before the card companies got to it, Valentine’s Day was about recognizing and appreciating the special people in your life.
This Valentine’s Day, we here at Krrb challenge you to recognize a very special person in your life who you may have failed to recognize. You! Yes, you, ya dummy! You’re clever, you’re beautiful, you make others smile and you deserve a treat or two or sixty! 2014 is the year you should go all out for your Valentine and spoil yourself. Because when you treat yourself right, everything else seems to fall into place but most importantly because you deserve it. Here are some ideas to get you started on a day of self-indulgence.
Treat Yo’self to a Day at the Movies
While Krrb would never suggest you do anything illegal—taking in a double feature at the movies is one of life’s small pleasures everyone should enjoy once. Make sure you get out the lobby to buy yourself a snack at least once.
Or make some of your own vintage movies with this camera from Shelia’s Krrb corner.
Treat Yo’self to a Hairstyle or Professional Shave
Put an extra spring in your step with a professional blowout or hairstyling. If you haven’t had your hair professionally styled since prom or the last wedding you were in, thats as good a reason as any to do it now. A professional shave is a great way to treat yourself and whomever’s face you kiss to a smooth clean shave or a groomed beard without a hair out of place.
Lucky for you Brooklyn Soapworks on Krrb is selling organic shaving soap.
Treat Yo’self to a Massage
Massages are not only a way to treat yourself, they are a necessary to aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability. So get a massage to treat yourself while improving your health!
Keep massage oil like this from limegreen’s Krrb corner on hand to use in between visits to the masseuse.
Treat Yo’self to a New Book (in Hardcover!)
Jon Waters once said, “If you go home with someone and they don’t have any books, don’t sleep with them.” His quote is actually much more colorful, but you get the idea. Buying yourself a really special book is a great way to gift your mind and carve out some free time for yourself away from technology. If you have a really beautiful issue of a book, its easier to dedicate an hour a day to it.
Make sure you have something to hold your book collection together with these amazing bookends from The Vintage Frontier’s Krrb corner.
Treat Yo’self to Aromatherapy Candles
Aromatherapy works. Take yourself to a better place without leaving the room with one of these beautiful candles from soap and paper’s Krrb corner.
Treat Yo’self to Sweets
The only thing better than getting sweets from your sweetheart is making your own! Use these molds from Krrbie’s Krrb corner.
Treat Yo’self to a Day Trip
A day trip getting out of your environment for even a short period of time can help reset your perspective and mindset. Its the dead of winter, so take this opportunity to go somewhere warmer. If you’re in a city, go somewhere where nature surrounds you. Having a change of scenery can refresh you more than a weekend lazing around the house.
Pack light with this vintage suitcase from Serenastarfive’s Krrb corner.
Happy Valentines Day! We love you!