No Time Like the Present - 405 Magazine

No Time Like the Present

Thoughtful gift-giving shouldn’t be confined to Valentine’s Day – these small suggestions can make any day a treat.

2015 Rifle Paper Co. calendar to mark the special days. ( pictured above )

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Everything! At least right here and right now. I’m sure there are some naysayers out there who would really LOVE it if February would just skip over the entire love thing. But Valentine’s Day has a stronghold on the month; just breathe and accept it.

My sweet dad likes to say that every day is his birthday. It’s his yearly mantra when we try to make a big darn deal about another year come and gone. I love his optimism and gratefulness. Shouldn’t we treat every day as special?

The truth is, these little gems are good for any time of year: great for the Valentine, the spouse, the child, the sweetheart or the secret crush. Just put down the mantle of pressure for February 14. If you hit that day with everything wrapped up and a nice bow on top … kudos. If not, you have time. Lots of it. One thing to remember, though: there’s no time like the present to tell that special someone you love them … and in that spirit, every day should be Valentine’s Day. 

French Silk Pie (because the way to your sweetie’s heart is through the stomach) from Pie Junkie, OKC

Wonderland peach hat and emerald neckwarmer (to warm up your love bird) 

The Luck Necklace by Beau & Stella and a Rifle Paper Co. Valentine’s Day card (Lucky in love, anyone?)

Home Sweet Home pillow (the heart is where the home is!) all from Collected Thread, OKC

From bottom to top: The Poet, The Thurman, The Eastwood (tasteful toppers for the ladies or gentlemen in your life!)

Faribault Woolen Co. Coffee Koozie and iPad sleeve (Gotta keep your stuff cozy) all from Trade Men’s Wares, OKC

White custom stationery wardrobe (for love letters, of course!)

Set of 12 custom heart glasses (to toast your love)

Knot & Bow heart stickers, Wild Ink “With Love” gift tags (to make sure people know they are loved!) all from Chirps and Cheers, OKC