Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Wendy’s Picks (Valentine’s Edition)

Wendy’s Weekly Picks,” is a feature in which I highlight stuff I like or recommend in the worlds of fashion, gift ideas, home decor, makeup, websites, entertainment, and recipes. Of course, ​much​ of the stuff I link to will be affiliate products, which means I’ll receive a commission on any click-throughs or purchases you make through the affiliate links. As always, I appreciate your support! Here are my favorite finds this week:

The cutest cards to send your friends because why should kids have all the fun swapping Valentines?

What to give your 2-year-old daughter for Valentine’s Day if she’s anything like my 2-year-old daughter.

A heart-shaped plate to hold your trinkets because cacti are in this year (and love always is!).

Best love poems ever? Maybe. But one year, I got Drew a collection of love poems from this guy and it was very well-received.

Joanie loves books more than anything, and this year for Valentine’s Day I’m giving her this beautiful book, which is a children’s adaptation of my favorite love poem. “Showing the strong bond of love between mother and child, within nature and throughout life, Cummings’ heartfelt words expressed through McDonough’s lovely illustrations combine to create a fresh, yet classic, portrayal of love.”

If you’re curious, this is what I’m giving Jackson, who has an obsession with necklaces (and doesn’t mind pushing gender norms a little with his accessories). I also got him this for sending Valentine’s to his friends, because Mad Libs + 6-year-olds = match made in heaven.

Nothing says “I love you” like cute lumbar support.

Ever since Drew brought a box of chocolate back from a weekend trip to Saugerties last year, these are my very favorite. (And it’s been a really long time since I had some, Drew. Just Saying).

On a day we celebrate love, celebrate the city you love with these city-centric adorable tea towels.

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  • Lianne

    Lianne February 5, 2018, 2:06 pm

    OMG, I am totally getting that book for my son, too. Thanks for the rec!

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    Anonymous February 5, 2018, 2:38 pm

    Single: Go to the movies.

    See: CALL BE BY YOUR NAME. A lush homo-romantic romp with a whopper of an ending.

    See: THE SHAPE OF WATER. Brilliant production design and a glorious fable for the ages.

    Skip. THE PHANTOM THREAD. Almost as exciting as watching paint stay wet. Thuddenly dull and a film about bored, rich, talentless assholes. Seriously, the dresses which are supposed to be masterpieces and blandly and generic. Much like the performances.

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  • Moneypenny

    Moneypenny February 5, 2018, 2:49 pm

    These are all so cute! I love the pillow and cactus plate!

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    ktfran February 5, 2018, 5:29 pm

    I think I’m going to send the nieces and nephew V-day cards with scratchers in them.

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    carolann February 6, 2018, 1:21 pm

    I have kept a copy of that e e cummings poem on my shelf in a frame for 20 years. It is my favorite.

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