Ladies and Gentlemen: consider this your warning...Valentine’s Day is almost here! We don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is always the holiday that seems to sneak up on us out of nowhere! We blame it on the post-Holidays-New Year’s recovery time. The good news, though, is that this means Spring is just around the corner! No matter what, we’re here to help you remember that Valentine’s Day is coming up. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few great ideas to treat your special someone with this year.

Valentine’s Day: “The Excuse”

Don’t worry: we’re not talking about making excuses to get out of doing something you don’t want to do. On the contrary! Valentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse to do something extra special for that lucky person in your life.

Let’s Do Lunch

If you’re fretting over making last-minute dinner reservations at “your” restaurant, relax. This year, forgo the prix-fixe menu that costs an arm and a leg and opt instead for a romantic Valentine’s Day lunch. We love Valentine’s lunch, because it is different from the “usual” Valentine’s Day plans, and it makes a fun midday date with your significant other. And, if you haven’t made dinner reservations, chances are you can still get your name in at your favorite restaurant for lunch.

But What About Dinner??

We’ve got you covered there, too! Since you’re marching to the beat of your own drum with a Valentine’s Day lunch, plan a romantic dinner for two at home with a delicious, healthy, home cooked meal.

This is a great opportunity for the two of you to spend some time together in the kitchen, learning a new recipe or cooking an old favorite together. Being together in the kitchen preparing a meal together with a bottle of wine and your favorite music on the stereo is about as perfect as it gets.

Oh, and after dinner, just leave the dishes in the sink...they can wait until the morning!


Food is Great, But So are Gifts!

There. We said it! We’ll admit that we love getting gifts on Valentine’s Day. But we’ve also been in the position where we just don’t know what to get our special special someone. So, for all of you who are (or have been) in that position, we’re thrilled to make your Valentine’s Day gift shopping experience as pain-free as possible!

For the Over-the-Top Romantic

If your loved one’s idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day is roses delivered to the door, chocolate covered strawberries, and chilled champagne, we’ve got you covered.

As she follows the rose petals you oh-so-carefully laid out on the floor leading into the bedroom, she’ll be smitten when she sees her brand-new Mia Mandala bathrobe. This robe the epitome of luxury and soft sophistication, and she’ll love the way the highest quality, 100% Turkish cotton feels against her skin.

For the Free Spirit

Your loved one revels in being wild and free and believes that rules were meant to be broken, or at least bent! Sound like someone you know? Good! Because life is too short to be boring. This Valentine’s Day, surprise your lady with the Flow Beach Dress. Not only is the Flow Beach Dress easy on the eyes, but it is hand-loomed from 100% Turkish cotton and is Fair Trade. The love and detail the Via Seven craftswomen put into each Flow Beach Dress is apparent in its quality and character.

If the beach still seems too far away, go for the Diamonds and Details peshtemal. For Diamonds and details, the vivid colors and intricate design mean that this peshtemal is ready for anything and everyday is an adventure. When your Free Spirit opens this gift, you’ll be able to see her mind race with the possibilities: spontaneous picnics, a last-minute tablecloth, or a sarong for her next trip to Thailand...just make sure she brings you with her!

And if they’re looking for something a bit more simple but still dazzlingly soft and stylish, opt for the Starbright Fleece Throw in pink. This massive throw is perfect for a cozy night on the couch, a bottle of wine and a good movie.

For the “I Have NO Idea What to Get My Valentine” Valentine

Let the stress of the holiday melt away, because if you’re not sure what to get your Valentine this year, take a look at a few of the Via Seven gift sets. Gift sets are great, because for the most part, we’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation for you by combining tasteful, classic gifts and bundling them together to make sure you get the most bang for your buck!

The Stripes all the Way Towel Set includes a Stripes all the Way towel and matching hand towel. Perfect for the person who is always creatively redecorating the bathroom at every opportunity! The gift set is also perfect for when guests are in town. Since peshtemal towels are flat-woven, they fold up extra small, which makes space saving a breeze. Your Valentine will love the Stripes all the Way’s unique 100% Turkish cotton and terry blend. As With all Via Seven purchases, your Valentine will be extra happy to know that 5% of the purchase price of the gift is donated to Women’s Rights organizations across the world.

And if you’re looking to add something to your Valentine’s kitchen, consider something from the Via Seven Kitchen Collection. Whether it’s our whimsical mugs and matching saucers, convenient serving trays, or our tasteful dish towels, there’s something for everyone’s kitchen this Valentine’s day.

This Valentine’s Day, instead of feeling the stress so often associated with the holiday, try instead to do something different, something that is more like “you.”

Embrace the spirit of love this Valentine’s day, and if nothing else: do something nice for someone without any expectation of getting anything in return. You’ll brighten someone’s day, and you’ll be walking on air.

And if you do get hit by Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s Day, we wish you all the happiness!