Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (for yourself or someone you love!)
Love is in the air and Passion Lilie has the perfect must-haves for a special Valentine’s Day. Pick one or stop by the store and grab them all for an over-the-top-thoughtful Valentine’s Day.
For the happiest Valentine’s Day, start with an outfit that makes you feel stunning! Passion Lilie has a beautiful selection of red and pink dresses for the occasion. If you’re a teacher, a mom, or just looking for a date night outfit, we have sweet wrap dresses that hug all the right places and elegant cotton dresses that can be jazzed up or dressed down. Two of our favorites for Valentine’s Day are our Lotus Organic Dress and our Daphne Organic Wrap Dress. Flirty, soft and fun, these dresses will have you in the Valentine’s Day spirit the minute you slip into them.
Not feeling a dress? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Red Kutch Scarf for a Valentine’s Day accessory you can wear all year long. With traditional motifs, a miri border and bouncy tassels, the Red Kutch Scarf is both beautiful and functional. Fun fact: when you purchase a Kutch Scarf from Passion Lilie, you’re supporting artisans who carry on a 600-year tradition of this craft in India. Talk about spreading the love! You can read more about Kutch Weaving here.
For the man in your life, snag a Passion Lilie button down he can wear forValentine’s Day and all through spring. Our Salmon Men’s Button Down makes an excellent option that he can wear any day of the week as well as on special occasions like Valentine’s Day and Easter. Handwoven and hand-dyed, our button downs are so soft and gently tailored for a perfect fit.
Once outfits are picked, it’s time to plan a Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day!) celebration! For a special date night in, set the scene with a table prepared for a scrumptious meal. Start with placemats, then dress up the table with cloth napkins. Add candles and a plant or vase of fresh flowers. Pull down your finest China and glassware. We’ve learned that matching doesn’t matter – putting beautiful pieces together makes for an eclectic and stylish table setting. On Valentine’s Day, what matters most is the thought and care you pour into your plans.
After dinner and dessert have been thoroughly enjoyed, let this sweet evening continue with a movie and snacks. Passion Lilie’s Throw Blanket will add an extra layer to your cozy date night. Wrap it up along with your partner’s favorite sweet treat for a Valentine’s Day gift they will use and love again and again.
Need more gift ideas?
Stop by our shop at 831 Chartres Street in New Orleans to pick up some of the locally made and fair trade gifts we have ready to take home! Here’s a small sample of what we have in the shop. Many of our products are available online if you’re not local to New Orleans.
Beatrix Bell Jewelry
We have tons of handmade Beatrix Bell jewelry in the shop. For Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out her I Love You Necklace and her Links of Love Heart Necklace. These gifts show tons of thoughtfulness: you can pick her favorite color for the I Love You Necklace, or you can choose a significant number of hearts for the Links of Love Necklace (a heart for each child, pet, or year together).
Mad Darling Candles
Nothing says romance like a flickering candle! Stop by the shop to find a scent your loved one will adore. Each candle takes you to a special place in New Orleans – Love in City Park, Jazz on Frenchman, and Dreaming on St. Charles are some of our favorites.
Thistle Farms Pampering Products
Our new shop also carries a selection of room sprays, bath salts, lotions and scrubs from Thistle Farms, a brand we love very much. Give your partner the gift of relaxation and self-care this Valentine’s Day. You can pick up one of the emollient-rich and naturally fragranced hand lotions, a bath soak for aromatherapy and physical relief, and a room spray room spray for a pleasant aroma in any room, closet, drawer, or car.
Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. They provide a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support. When you purchase these luxurious products, you’re helping to create sanctuary and economic opportunity for women survivors of exploitation.
Algiers Point Oyster Company Ornament + a bottle of champagne
Heading to a Galentine’s get together? Bring the hostess a little something extra to keep once the bottles have been emptied. There’s an ornament for everyone at the Algiers Point Oyster Company: the art aficionado, the proud New Orleanian, the animal lover, and the religious imagery devotee will all find something to cherish on their tree. Beatrix Bell creates eco-friendly, upcycled oyster shell ornaments and home décor using Louisiana oyster shells. She started this business as a side-hustle during the Covid-19 shutdown, and now the oysters are a beautiful part of our new French Quarter shop.
We know not everyone loves Valentine’s Day, but we’re always up for a reason to celebrate! We hope this list gives you some inspiration and a little bit of excitement for the occasion. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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