Winter has us in its grip this week and has covered a large portion of the US in snow and ice, so to combat the bad weather, I’m focusing on the fun of Valentine’s day gift giving! My shopping style has changed now that my daughters are older. It’s not all hearts and candies (although, I still love giving and receiving those). Now, I look for gifts beyond the candy aisle!  I’ve found four cute and clever Valentine's Day  gift ideas for the whole family to share with you today.

 4 Cute and Clever Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

4 Cute and Clever Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas                                                    for the whole family

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Renaissance Pet Portraits from Mr. & MrsPaw:

Renaissance pet portrait

I’m pleased to introduce you to my very own Renaissance cat, Fiona. Isn’t she adorable in this Elizapaw portrait? This cute print is one of many themed canvas prints available at Mr. &  Mrs.Paw. You can choose from Renaissance, Film & TV, Asian Style and Jobs & Hobbies. From there, you can further customize your pet portrait by cat or dog, gender and number of pets. 

Mr. & MrsPaw’s website is fun to use and makes the whole process simple and quick. The hardest part for me was picking the perfect photo of my pet to add to the portrait! 

Perfect Gift for: All pet loving family members, but especially had to shop for Grandparents.

Tennessee Backroads Candle from Amber Vale Home:

Tennessee Backroads Candle from Amber Vale Home

Next up, candles, but not just any candle. These candles are lovingly hand made in small batches  by a local small business where quality, clean burns from their soy/coconut wax and affordability are key.

If you’ve been a follower of my blog and social media channels for the last few years, you may recall me sharing this candle brand before. In fact, I was one of their very first bloggers to host a giveaway for Amber Vale Home, which I hope to do again soon. For today's post however, I want to showcase one of my all time favorite candle scents, Tennessee Backroads. The blend of Evergreen and Deciduous scents meld in a harmonious blend I’m sure you’ll love as much as I do. You can save 15% on this, or any single candle purchase by shopping via my partner link here and using code ismilefirst15 at checkout.  

Perfect Gift for: All candle loving family members, but especially for guys in your life like hard to buy for husbands, dads and teen boys.

Houseplants from Etsy:

Hurricane Fern Houseplant from Etsy

I know most people send and/or receive flower arrangements on Valentine’s Day and if that's a tradition that can’t be broken, I respect it and you are free to move on from this gift idea. If perhaps you are a little tired of seeing the same style of flowers as I am, why not send a beautiful house plant instead?

I adore this Hurricane Fern for gifting because it's compact, so it can be a welcome addition on a bookcase or shelf in any room that gets light, it doesn’t shed everywhere, making it a pet friendly option and ferns are great at cleaning the air. 

Perfect Gift For: Moms, Daughters, Grandma's, Aunts, Nieces, or any plant loving family member. 

Lastly, when you get to the age and stage where you have Gen Z daughters, why not give an activity gift instead of the more traditional Valentine’s Day gifts?

Concert/Event/Theater Tickets from ScoreBig:

Belcourt Theater in Nashville TN

My husband and I love going to concerts, viewing films at local theaters like the Belcourt and an occasional sporting event, so gifting tickets to an upcoming event just makes sense for us. Our daughters are old enough to go to these events with their friends as well, so I was happy to learn about ScoreBig. is a  leading online marketplace for tickets to Sports, Concerts, Theater, and Family events. ScoreBig allows you to purchase last minute tickets to sold-out events in addition to the latest on sales occurring for popular artists, teams, and productions - we'll get you in! We safeguard your transaction with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee, under a secure checkout, with interactive seat maps to guide your purchase.

Perfect Gift For: Teens, Gen Z and adult children, partners and any family member who enjoys going to public events.

And there you have it, four fun and clever Valentine’s Day gifts sure to please the whole family, even those hard to buy for ones! I’ve got plenty of other gift ideas here on the blog. Simply type gifts in the Search bar on the right side of this post and you’ll find a plethora of gift ideas. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

From my family to yours, I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! I’d love to hear any special plans you may have, so be sure to leave a comment about them and also answer my comment question below. 

Please shae in comments: Which of these four gifts are you most likely to give?

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