The season of romance is upon us! This is a season of hugs and kisses, of chocolates and flowers, of scented candles and a chubby little cherub who has the rare distinction of never getting in trouble for shooting people with arrows. More importantly, this is the season where we recognize the ones we love and show them just how important they are to us. From wives and husbands to our closest friends and family, Valentines Day is about more than just romance; it’s about love and partnership. It’s about the people in our lives we simply cannot live without. Finally, it’s about embracing the most passionate parts of our lives, letting them out and giving them some air!
Make Room for Romance
One of the best things you can do to promote the values and sentiment of Valentines Day in your life is to surround yourself with beautiful reminders of romance. To that end, the Spring Romance collection from Kirkland’s is filled with all kinds of love-themed home décor—from wall décor and art to floral wreaths and beautiful ceramic statues. In addition to the traditional hues of white, pink, and red that are so often associated with this holiday, we’ve added spring accents in the form of floral greens and yellows. After all, the Spring Romance collection embraces the idea that love is something that continually grows and blossoms—the ultimate spring perennial. It stresses that love is an action—not just a feeling. And when we love someone, we find ways to show that love; one of the most common methods is the time-honored tradition of gift-giving—which just happens to be our specialty!
Check His Wish List
From a gift-giving perspective, it is universally accepted that picking out a gift for a man is only slightly more difficult than hogtying an ill-tempered octopus. Here at Kirkland’s, we think that’s an unfair assumption. Guys want gifts that speak to who they are, what they like, and how they live. When you’re looking for a gift for a special man in your life, ask yourself how it would fit him and his personality. Is it something he will use? Is it something that will remind him of a beloved pastime or a favorite place? Will it complement his favorite hobby or give him a leg up on a future project? All are valid questions that can lead to a great gift.
The Gifts for Him category at Kirkland’s is full of gift ideas that will speak volumes to the men in your life. For the bar, we have bar stools (including this awesome industrial-inspired stool) and wall plaques, along with some great barware (including shakers, wine glasses, and rocks glasses). For the office, we have desk lamps and desk clocks to help decorate his office space. Finally, for the coveted man cave, we have all kinds of wall decor, from comic book prints of Superman, Captain America, and Spider-Man to an assortment of Man Cave signs in various styles. We have movie-themed and sports-themed wall décor, plus wall-mounted bottle openers that no guys’ sanctuary should ever be without. We have no shortage of items hand-selected for the Y-chromosomed in your life, and we know you’re sure to find something he’ll love.
Ladies, maybe you should print this part of the article and leave it lying around somewhere he’ll see it. Guys, if you’re reading this, congratulations on doing a little research before running out to the store on February 13th (don’t pretend you’ve never done it). Luckily for you, your diligence is about to be rewarded; we’ve done all the hard work for you. We’ve gathered all the things she loves and put them in one easy-to-shop place. (Might want to bookmark this one for later, fellas; birthdays and anniversaries also manage to come every single year without fail, even if they do always seem to sneak up on us.)
The Gifts for Her section of Kirklands.com is an invaluable resource for finding the perfect gift, no matter which “her” you’re shopping for. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your wife, your mother, your sister, or that favorite aunt who makes the most wonderful potato soup and always manages to save you some, we have just the thing to put a smile on her face this Valentines Day. From kitchen accents and cookbooks to a wide assortment of wine-themed gifts and enchanting home fragrances, Kirkland’s is the online shop that knows exactly what she wants. Want a sure bet? Opt for a nice picture frame or collage frame; it’s a beautiful wall or tabletop accent that allows her to see the faces of her loved ones whenever she wishes. For extra points, go ahead and fill it with photos and save her the added work.
During this season of love and romance, remember that it’s not necessarily the gifts we give that make the day memorable; it’s the consideration we have for our loved ones, and the appreciation we show them for all the ways they enrich our lives. Quite literally, it really is the thought that counts.