Our Favourite Ways to Sprinkle a Little Love

At Plum Home + Design, we want to put the love back in Valentine’s Day. Of course, people can and do show their love everyday, but Valentine’s give us the opportunity to really think about the intention behind our gestures. Do we want to just shower our special someone with gifts that may end up sitting in the back of our drawer, or do we want to gift them with something that will become part of the love story itself?
Sometimes it’s the beautiful item with a story behind it that we remember forever, and not the catchy card.
Sometimes it’s the small and thoughtful gift that brings a smile to our face, and not the big diamond. 
Sometimes it's the little sprinkle of love that goes a long way, and not the grand gesture. 
In that spirit, here are our favourite ways to sprinkle a little love this Valentine’s Day:


Gift her a little sparkle

There’s nothing we love more than learning the inspiration behind a necklace, or the craft that goes into making a bracelet. Our jewelry suppliers embody this sense of story. Loren Hope hand-crafts all her jewelry (and even hand colours the glass!), and Leah Alexandra turns to Vancouver’s relaxed ocean mentality to find inspiration for her pieces. And it shows, every piece we carry demonstrates the care and attention that went into making it. Your leading lady will be amazed at the attention you put into getting her something made with such care and detail. 
 Give her the gift she'll actually love
Let's say Valentine's Day rolls around and your girlfriend doesn't usually wear jewelry. In the past have you bought her some anyways because you felt like it was the gesture you were supposed to make? What if we told you that you'd be much better off getting her a less "romantic" gift, but one she'll love all the same? Is she a home decor devotee? Maybe our Torre & Tagus Diamond Deco Bowl is the right fit then this Valentine's Day. Or if she's a proud Edmontonian, our YEG tote is right up her alley. The care you put into getting her the thing she'll actually love will add all the romance into the gift itself, no diamonds required!  
All the single ladies 
Single this Valentine's Day? No big deal. Get together your favourite group of girls and celebrate Galentine's Day! Arrive at your bestie's house with a bottle of wine all wrapped up in one of our Kate Spade wine totes, put on your favourite playlist, and have a dance party! 
We haven't forgotten those dapper gentlemen
Valentine’s Day isn’t all for the ladies, you know. Sometimes it’s even harder to think of the perfect gift for that guy you love so much. Gifts for men is one of our best kept secrets at Plum Home + Design. We can't count the number of times a customer has expressed sheer delight in finding the perfect gift for her guy and then saying, "I had no idea you sold things for men too!" Our Stolen Riches shoelaces are a perfect example. Or is your guy a beer expert? Our tasting papers are right up his alley then! 
Whatever you decide to get your significant other this Valentine's Day, just remember to give it with a little bit of thought and a lot of love. 
January 26, 2016 — Breanne Steinke