Valentine’s Day Gifts for Gals

February 14th is a mere two weeks away – the one special day out of the year where love is celebrated with all things pink, red, and white.

A highly commercialized holiday, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be what is it today if good ol’ St. Valentine hadn’t defied Emperor Claudius back in the late 200s AD.  
I love a good historical fact! Did you know that St. Valentine is the patron saint of love because he married young -deep in love- couples against the emperor’s wishes? He paid the price of what he felt was right and was beheaded on February 14th. 
Almost two thousand years later, we still celebrate this heroic figure by taking the time to honor the ones we love most.  In 21st century style of course, with candles, chocolate, presents and a fabulous date! 
Above and below are a few of my favorite “Valentine” inspired picks from across the web. Everything a gal needs to make her Feb. 14th date night extra special. 

Do you have big plans for Valentine’s Day this year? (Or Galentine’s Day, if you are choosing to celebrate your group of girlfriends instead. Always a fun alternative!) Patrick and I are going to attempt (once more) a camping trip. With our past few attempts and the weather not so quite working out for us, I’m not going to hold my breath.  But a camping trip certainly would make for a romantic weekend! 
Speaking of weekends, hope you all are enjoying yours! As always, thanks for stopping by the blog. Don’t forget to follow The Lone Star Looking Glass on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & BlogLovin!
xo, alice