Although Valentine’s Day is widely recognized as only a “Hallmark Holiday”, it is still one of my favorites. Not only is everything a shade of my favorite color, pink (I know, typical girl, gag) but it’s also taking an entire day to just appreciate the people you love. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s never the gift itself that matters. It’s the quality of the meaning behind the gift that speaks far beyond the physical quality.

Now that we’ve covered the sentimental aspect, let’s cut to the good stuff… shopping (insert little smiling devil emoji here). This year I went to the one and only place that can take all of my money, without me knowing it and without me being upset about it. The culprit is someone we all know and love. The place where space, time and money have no true meaning. Any guesses?


You would be correct.

Hello, my dear friend/enemy/true love, Target.

If you are looking for a one stop shop for Valentine’s Day, this is truly it. Not only does their discount section have everything you could possibly need, but their candy section is insaaneeely amazing.

This year, I decided I wanted to not only send cards out, but I wanted to spice it up a bit and add some candy or goodies as well. If you’re thinking about mailing a card out, here are some tips to add a little something extra!

  • Think flat: although this seems obvious, it’s really easy to get carried away with items that are bulkier than you may have thought.
  • Shortcut list of flat items: single tea bags, small valentines, sticker sheets, enclosed candy (I chose fun dip & Haribo gummy bear packs), polaroid or regular photos.
  • To add a little pizazz: Scour the discount section at the front of Target, there are so many cute options!!! I landed on small heart confetti (sorry to anyone receiving my cards, I know you’ll hate me for getting it everywhere but look how freaking cute it is!). Something that may be a little less messy would be petals of flowers, which would come with the bonus of a fresh scent when opened! Or you could pull an Elle Woods and spray a fresh scent on the card before you seal it up. No regrets.
  • Do not, I repeat, do not mail anything chocolate in a card!!! Let me tell you, this seems like a staple but I promise you will pick up at least one bag of chocolate and have to deeply contemplate why this feels wrong. Trust your gut. It’s wrong. It will melt and inevitably be even messier than the cute confetti you’re blessing your friends/family/loved ones with.

Here are some things I came up with, all found in one sitting at Target!

See, look how cute the little heart shaped confetti is!! Told you. You thought I was lying.
These little scratch offs decide whether or not the receiver is your galentine (there are losers, so look out!)
There are so many sticker options… So. Many.
My personal favorite are the puff stickers! Use them to decorate the card or send a sheet to let the person receiving them have a little fun!
Last, but definitely not least, is the candy. I tried to pick one thing everyone usually enjoys and one thing that was a bit of a throwback!

I’ll give you a quick breakdown of my purchases so you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it!

  • Heart Cards (6 pack) : $5.99
  • Sticker Sheets : $1
  • Heart Confetti: $1
  • Fun Dip (24 ct) : $3.49
  • Haribo Gummies (25 ct) : $3.49

That about sums up my Valentine spending this year! Sorry for the huge spoiler alert to anyone getting a card from me in the upcoming weeks!! Hope this is a good reminder that it doesn’t take much to reach out to someone you love on this holiday. Happy Valentine’s Day!