It’s been a tough year for most of us. Finding the fun and joys in life, no matter how small, make a big difference. We have been enjoying celebrating all the holidays and birthdays in extra fun and creative ways this year.
Every Valentine’s Day I always like to focus on the color theme: reds and pinks! It makes everything a bit more festive. It can be as simple as pink or red cloth napkins, tablecloth or flowers at your dinner table that night, the shirt you wear that day or the food or drinks you have.
I also like to give small gifts that are red/pink themed too. And per usual, I try and make my gifts something healing, healthy or beneficial rather than just another plastic trinket or harmful, toxic candy. Here are my top favorites. And this guide isn’t just gifts to GIVE. I highly recommend you show yourself some self-LOVE this Valentine’s Day! Why wait for someone to get you something? Treat yourself! Self love is crucial to a happy & healthy life!
And to kick off LOVING yourself… enter my SELF LOVE give-away on Instagram which includes many of the products listed below! (Details to enter are on my Instagram account, @abbyphon)
The reason why I’m on social media is to share what I know to help and empower people to HELP themselves with health and wellness things – from the food they eat to living a non-toxic lifestyle… all things you can do at home!
Good luck and Happy LOVE day!
Osea Malibu Skincare
Osea Malibu is my favorite skincare line. In addition to being a woman/family owned and operated local company, vegan & gluten free and totally clean, nontoxic, effective ingredients… they also have some beautiful pink products! The Salts of the Earth Body Scrub is a light pink, Gigartina Therapy Bath is a full pink and Sea Vitamin Boost is a touch more rosé, but any of them would pair nicely with a glass of bubbly for an indulgent self-care evening!
SALT OF THE EARTH BODY SCRUB – exfoliates while leaving your skin super hydrated and moisturized and you’ll smell like you just went to a spa!
SEA VITAMIN BOOST – Be glowing and radiant with this Vitamin C spray! Hydrating, moisturizing, plumping, anti-aging, clears complexion and refreshes.
GIGARTINA THERAPY BATH – Feel like you are at the spa and leave your skin soft and hydrated with this soothing scented fizzy bath salt.
Code ABBY gets you a discount!
As I’ve mentioned many, many times, you want to consume food and drinks (like tea) with maximum benefits & fewest harmful ingredients. Pique Tea delivers on that big time! They triple-screen every product for toxic mold, heavy metals & pesticides. Plus, their cold-extraction process keeps more antioxidants intact than hot brewing.
Some festive drink options?
Hibiscus Beauty Elixir is a beautiful pink color and is naturally high in Vitamin-C, supports cellular health and a good night’s sleep. All without sugar or caffiene!
Passion Fruit Green tea is one of my FAVES! It combines Japanese sencha green tea with natural passion fruit flavor, having caffeine + l-theanine for calm and focused energy and catechins for prebiotic gut support.
Did you know Pique has more than just tea crystals? Check out the gorgeous deep red color of their Daily Immune Liposomal Vitamin C with Elderberry! I’ve been taking Liposomal Vitamin C every morning for 4 years straight now. I think I had maybe one cold, 3 years ago? Regardless…. it’s kept me super duper healthy! A MUST in my supplement regime!
Use code ABBY for a DISCOUNT!
Organifi RED Superfood Powder
Organifi Red superfood powder is my afternoon pick me up! Full of antioxidants, it give me energy to continue on handling 3 small humans (and 1 large one!) through homeschool, nursing, napping, cooking & cleaning. It’s caffeine-free, meaning no jitters and only 2g (of natural!) sugar, so no sugar crash!
Plus, with pomegranate, strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, beets and açaí, it has amazing antioxidants and a beautiful red color.
I often wind up sharing mine with my 4 year old since she loves it so much too!
Use code ABBY for a discount!
Young Living Essential Oils
Essential oils have been part of my wellness toolkit for years now. And they have blends and oils that remind me of the holiday. Like:
- Ylang Ylang
- Breathe Again
- Ningxia Red
Rose smells beautiful, and lasts far longer than cut stems. I drink Ningxia Red every day in my morning smoothie – it’s loaded with antioxidants and infused with essential oils. I apply Joy to my heart every day to have a joyful day and Ylang Ylang goes in my daily skincare regime! If you want to learn more about essential oils, drop me a line!
Lettuce Grow Farm Stand
For anyone in your life who isn’t caught up in instant gratification, my hydroponic LettuceGrow Farm Stand has provided us strawberries for months now! It’s one of my favorite Covid purchases and it’s easy! (We got one to make sure we had fresh lettuce & produce during the lockdown & quarantines, but it’s been feeding us ever since!)
Use code FRIEND-VEN4 for a discount!
Goli ACV Gummies
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has many proven health benefits, BUT doesn’t always taste the best straight. These gummies from Goli are a delicious & red-colored way to reap those benefits if you don’t care for the taste of raw ACV (which I personally can’t stand!). It gives me a great energy kick in the afternoon and tastes like I’m eating gummy candy. (It’s also vegan, gluten free, kosher, non-GMO!) Here are some more reasons I love this product!
ACV Supports gut health, skin health, healthy weight management, a healthy immune system, heart health & improved energy!
Use this link for 5% off!
Pretty in Pink. While my favorite qua sha tool isn’t pink, it’s box & carrying case are! If you aren’t familiar, gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that has many benefits such as improving your circulation, releasing chronic pain and other anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits and improves fine lines & wrinkles. My favorite tool is from Wildling Beauty. It’s amazing for toning the skin, and even eases stress/tension in the jaw & neck.
Use code WILD10 for a DISCOUNT (and always free shipping)!
If you absolutely need a candy/sweet treat for V-day, there are better options than traditional ones!
For instance, these Smart Sweets Red Twists & Sweet Fish are vegan, kosher, no added sugar and tasty! I get mine from Thrive Market… use this link for a DISCOUNT!
And finally, I have 3 dear friends that have AMAZING bakeries, where you can get vegan & gluten free yummy treats! They have Valentine’s boxes that they can ship to you or your loved ones’ doorstep!
YVONNE’S VEGAN KITCHEN ( V & GF)
KARMA BAKER (V & GF)
(need to request vegan but all are Gluten Free!)