Is it me or does it seem like conventional hallmark holidays have really taken a quieter turn this year? Naturally with these forever-lasting pandemic protocols (yawn) - it seems like everything has dimmed it's light with lowered anticipation due to the ongoing situation with pandemic. Besides Dubai's epic firework show -which for the rest of the world who gazed upon screen, witnessing the very first and hopefully last of socially distanced New Year celebrations. With Valentine's day around the corner, something tells me we're going to see an inordinate but creatively revised version of Valentine's day celebrations - with most hospitality venues still paused and social gatherings discouraged.
That's right, your favourite restaurant may still be closed for dine-in date night. Due to city by city mandates, most hotels have continued pausing the full service hospitality services we once enjoyed like: spas, dining room service, and most live social activities. You, I and others are finding ourselves head scratching around how to connect this Valentines day. How does one send love on a day typically centered around lavish displays of affection and relationship gratifying celebrations? We can express it in ways that show a little more creativity, more social awareness and year long care for the ones we like, love and can't get enough of. I mean Valentines may also take the alternative name as Galentine's day, a day to celebrate the friends we love.
Giving creative thought to this, we came up with some suggestions of how to connect with more meaningful gestures outside of flowers, chocolates and conventional Valentines day gestures.
We designed 3 amazing Cause Cards
which are virtual digitally drawn cards that can be personalized and emailed along with a message from you. Each card donates $4 dollars directly (per card) to the cause of your choice. A small gesture that gives back during the start of a new year, where non-for profits need donations to continue funding their causes. Connect with many friends, colleagues and others with BeWea's MORE LOVE - Cause Cards
and our Valentine's Day EDIT
Click here to learn more about our CAUSE CARDS.
Here are our Top 5 Valentines/Galentine's Day Picks for this year!
Check out a selection of our hand picked ideas for this Valentines day - all gifting with thoughtfully seeded efforts, supporting local, supporting women and earth friendly initiatives.
This classic heart pendant, is a timeless statement of affection. Plated in 14k gold, or rhodium this ornamental piece of jewelry is gorgeous for everyday wear. Layered onto a sweatshirt or t-shirt casually, or as a "call-to-decolletage" attention grabbing piece; you can decorate plunging neckline blouses or dresses with this "Stella" heart pendant necklace
. Hand crafted here in Toronto, Canada - you're shopping local and can personalize this item with engraving for an extra $20.
2. Say it with Spice.
If you're a savory lover over sweet- you'll appreciate this 'Discovery Spice Set'
by local seller Kanal.
At $36 Kanal's 8 piece spice box is a crowd pleaser for the gourmet at home chef. Add an elevated sense of flavouring to home cooking with spice blends such as:
- Summer Black Truffle Salt- yes please!
- Montreal Bagel Spice - drooling
Organic Sunday Roast - a classic
- Organic Louisiana fried Chicken - yeee haw!
- Holy Grail Garlic Salt - indeed
- Sweet & Smoky Rub
- Stockholm Lemon Dill and
- Sante Fe Chipotle
Need I say more?
3. Want down right cozy? Who's with me?
For a spurge gift for her, explore the plush comforts of KIP Sleepwear's premium cotton sleepwear. Available in a few great classic styles like: Premium Cotton Pajama Night Shirt
or their Pyjama Short Set
there's also a flirtier silhouette such as their Bow Slip Dress
. If this is a gift for a mom of little ones, click here to coordinate an add on for babies
up to the age of 12-18 months. Both adult and baby age sets come up 2-3 additional colour ways. Click here to view the collection
. You cant go wrong with cozy fitting pyjamas - especially now with stay at home orders.
4. A self care fav
The perfect gift for anyone who will appreciate face quenching Hyaluronic Acid
with Echinacea facial serum. Organically formulated, antioxidant rich, botanical skin care line Green Envee
makes this performance packed HA serum. We believe quality is in the materials and process in which is used to create quality goods. This premium HA serum will say it in: plumper, younger, hydrated and collagen replenishing results.
5. From countertop to overnight bag
This multi-use Dopp Bag
by Well Kept
is a stunning unisex gift for him or her. Fold down this waxed cotton bag for a slouchy fabric look- while showcasing up right toiletries pieces such as: tooth brush, comb, etc. Fold together and roll up for quick on the go travel. A great gift for future travels and bathroom functionality. View all Well Kept.
Gifts are a great add on to ordering in and a continued Netflix night in - sit tight we're almost there!
Happy Valentines Day Gals and Guys!