Although we love our family all year round, Valentine’s Day is a humble reminder to show some extra attention. Some shower their loved ones with a variety of classic gifts like decadent chocolates, flowers, a stuffed bear and a card. Others choose to do random acts of kindness like volunteering at an animal shelter or buy food for a homeless person. While still others give gifts that have longevity and emotions attached, like books or jewelry. I’m a big fan of giving books that reflect the occasion and with Valentines approaching with great alacrity, I’ve got several selected.
A Treasury of Inner Wisdom
Heart Thoughts is a lovely compendium of positive quotes, meditations and more. It talks about things we would experience in our everyday life and offers guidance and suggestions in various areas where we may feel challenged. This book will lift your spirit, get you to believe in yourself and listen to your heart, release old beliefs and patterns and more importantly get you working to the ultimate goal of loving yourself unconditionally.
The Five Side Effects of Kindness
This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer
Kindness is the Love Hormone!
Ever meet someone that’s perpetually showing compassion and doing nice things, even for strangers? Ever notice that they are always bubbly and cheerful as well? Maybe they’re onto something we should consider – kindness. There are 5 chapters in this book and each one focuses on a specific effect kindness has on our body. Kindness can make us Happier, is Good for Heart, Slows Ageing, Improves Relationships and is Contagious. ‘Kindfulness’ is a powerful medicine. This book also reminds us that it’s the little things that count – they all add up to one big one. There are also personal stories where people share their experience on various acts of kindness, some of them are touching other are hilarious.
Baked With Love
15 Lip-Smacking Recipes for Romantic Cakes, Cupcakes and Cookies
There’s nothing like showing your affections with confections. This tiny little recipe book packs a lip-smacking punch with delicious and sweet recipes that focus on love and romance. Baking is love – and often a labor of love – but it’s even so much more fun to do if you can create something amazing with your own hands for that special someone. If it then tastes delicious too, well that’s just the icing on the cake! Packed with pretty photos and ‘how to’ instructions, you’ll be able to win the hearts of your family.
Heart Thoughts Cards
A Deck of 64 Affirmations
I love affirmations. They have the power to start your day off successfully, to change your moods and uplift your spirit. This beautifully designed deck of 64 powerful affirmations and spiritual meditations will help you meet your day-to-day experiences with love and peace. The 4 x 4″ cards are a convenient size for placing around your home, car, workplace, or anywhere you will see them often. Spread the joy by offering some to friends and family. Meditate on a different card each morning and bring its positive energy into your day. Know that no matter what is going on in your life, no matter how difficult things may be, at the very center of your being you are safe and you are whole. You always will be.
If you’re looking for different Valentine’s gift ideas, how about sharing the gift of books. They add cheer and joy and can make us laugh – now that’s a gift.