Small Business Valentine’s Day – Long Island Edition

Shopping small is my favorite way to shop! In an effort to continue supporting local businesses on Long Island, I’m sharing a few local South Shore spots to shop for someone special or even yourself this Valentine’s Day! It’s on Sunday – get shopping!

TOLA – Bellport Village & Westhampton Beach

A perfectly curated shop full of every treasure you could imagine. Great shop for gifts for literally anyone on your list!

Things you’ll find inside:
* local novelties
* gifts for babies and children
* really cute selection of chic & affordable everyday jewelry
* on trend outfits for women – adorable sweaters, they sell Free People!
* Carleton Clothing for all members of the family
* items for the home
* digital gift cards for the truly last minute person šŸ™‚

Sayville Chocolatier

Giving and receiving chocolates is a tale as old as time for St. Valentine’s Day! Lines can be long, so go a day or 2 in advance if you can, it’s always worth the wait. They have chocolate strawberries for pre-order on Instagram or Facebook, and hot chocolate bombs (so cute & trendy for kids/anyone) .They have an awesome variety of chocolates & truffles – I love the sea salt caramels!

Dusk & Rubies

Gorgeous jewelry made by my friend Danielle. A variety of very cute, dainty, layering pieces as well as some more bold, statement items. She just launched her SS21 items – check them out here!

Mother of Pearl necklace is one of my favorites for this season! Great Galentine’s Day gift for your gals!

Dusk & Rubies supports the local chapter of Girls, Inc. with this Three Hearts Bracelet – another perfect gift for V Day!

Karasmatic Day Spa

My favorite spa!!! I go here for all types of treatments – they have various types of massages, relaxing facials as well as laser facials, Hydrafacial, Clear & Brilliant Facials, Photofacials, even a doctor on site for appointments for injectables or IV therapy. Anything you could want or need and in my opinion, one of the best gift cards to receive is from Karasmatic (purchase right online)! You can book appointments online as well – so easy! And the spa is currently having a giveaway on Instagram. Check out below!

Enjoy supporting local this Valentine’s Day!

The Anti-Valentine – Gift Guide

This is a gift guide for your bestie / lover who absolutely HATES Valentine’s Day – but still likes gifts šŸ™‚

Let’s be real – not everybody loves Valentine’s Day. You know them… you may love one… you might be one? You might be married to one. Those who chalk February 14th up to, “It’s a Hallmark holiday!” those who say things like, “It’s just a day. It means nothing, we love our partners all of the days, I don’t need to celebrate it with flowers and chocolate and cards people.” I’ve been one of those people!

Honestly, the anti-valentine could simply have had one bad experience associated around the holiday… and reframing their mind around Valentine’s Day could make the day fun again, is totally worth it!

Here are a few ideas of what to get them:

Pottery / Ceramics Class

A fun idea of a different activity to do with your partner or friend – if you Google “pottery / ceramics class” + your neighborhood, you’ll find a studio nearby. I’m linking mine here. And definitely planning on doing this with a galentine sometime soon! Love making pottery.

Franca

Not interested in making pottery / ceramics, this brand Franca, based in Brooklyn has a lot of very cute pieces and I love this one!

FloraBrook

FloraBrook – dried flowers – they last forever! And totally combat the “issue” that “flowers die!” These are already dried & SOOOO gorge!


Cosabella Undies

Not sure if this is anti-Valentine’s Day or not but… who doesn’t like receiving new undies? Loving the below from Cosabella. Use code “NEWBELLA” for 10% off your order. I’m really into this matching thong/bralette/mask combo below! You can actually get the cutie thong/mask for free with a $150 purchase with this link.


The Sill

Beautiful live plants delivered all over the U.S.

Sakara Life

Give the gift of health! Sakara is a ready-to-eat meal plan delivered to you weekly, they also have supplements and healthy options for snacks. You can get 20% off your first order if you use code “XOBYRD

As always, send me a message if you have any questions or need advice about gifting a specific person in your life. <3

xo, Ash

Galentine’s Day Gifting

Love a Galentine’s Day Gift Guide!! Creating one here for you! Lots of my favorite items linked and also in the carousel of photos below!

One brand that I’m constantly gifting to my girlfriends is Glossier! Great for literally everyone who likes a little something special, a little something pink and cute and feel-good!

Photo from Glossier website <3

Some things for the mom of toddler’s or the toddlers in your life…

Some things for the bestie who loves anything very cute!

Some of my faves are the coral beanie; the bust pot (perfect for a person who loves random pieces); the all-natural soap; the coasters! LOVE all things v-day! <3

More Valentine’s Day Posts to follow!