Candace Kristin's February Style Blog

Its February! Time celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival, Lunar New Year and LOVE, with Valentine’s Day.  Just when you thought this winter month was going to be a boring one! The Chinese New Year is perhaps the most important and elaborate holiday, time to finish out the old and welcome the new year. 2021 is the “Year of the Ox.” It is traditional for giving gifts to express respect and affection. Gifts should be wrapped in customary colors red, gold and orange. 


You know Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching when you start seeing conversation hearts and velvet boxes filled with chocolates on drug store shelves. Especially when the retailers in the shopping center are displaying anything that is red, pink and heart shaped galore!!  Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and an opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones and make them feel special. Celebrating one or both of these February holidays? No worries, I have scoured the center looking for perfect gift ideas for both celebrations.

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Friends, families, and significant others would enjoy decadent filled chocolates in a beautiful Hotel Chocolat box. Complete with the red and gold packaging for both Lunar New Year and Valentine’s day. This is a gift that will be thoroughly enjoyed.


Tea is a customary gift to be given on Lunar New Year and also ideal for your tea loving Valentine. Visit Neiman Marcus Level 3 to discover a perfect teapot made for one cup with a gold antler trellis design. It feels fantastic to have a warm cup of tea next to a fireplace in these chilly winter months. Add a set of teas with a selection of assorted flavors to complete the gift.


Every woman LOVES a comfy pair of soft pajamas. White House Black Market has so many products including jewelry, robes, pajamas, clothing, scarves and shoes all dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Buy your loved one a pair of lovely satin pajamas to get cozy in after your date night.


At Kay Jewelers, I love what the name of this bracelet means, “Love and Be Loved.” It interlocks links of 10K gold that symbolizes the unique and inseparable bond with your special someone. The colors red and gold make this a win for both holidays.


A Tiffany & Co. classic, the key necklace is also a radiant symbol of a bright future. This one is set with diamonds sure to shine bright with timeless elegance for a happy new year.


Nothing says Valentine’s quite like red roses from Venus Et Fleur. These flowers are specially treated so they last for a up to a year. These beautiful arrangements are featured in a handcrafted ceramic vessel and far outlasts the traditional red roses from a florist. You can also purchase roses in gold and orange, the colors of Lunar New Year.


Great way to mark the new year, with a gift of time from Macy’s. This gift combines a modern stylized Ox graphic applied in gold tunes on a festive red dial. A true celebration of this year’s 2021, with the Ox representing a metal year.


Give the gift of indulgence with this candy gift box featuring five gummy and three chocolate treats, each displayed in its own Lucite compartment elegantly wrapped for the Lantern celebration adored with a gold ox ornament. Found at Nordstrom Level 1.


Allow your loved one to think of you every morning as you put on warm matching robe and slippers from UGG, a perfect combination with your morning tea or coffee. They will certainly feel indulged in luxury with these ultra-soft robe and slippers. You can also gift this for the Chinese New Year as its traditional to give the gift warmth for the new year.