It’s the hottest, most inspiring song right now. Miley Cyrus’ breakup anthem, “Flowers,” is a motivational reminder that all single people need. You don’t need to couple up to be fully capable of loving yourself. Yes, you can buy yourself flowers—for Valentine’s Day or any day you’d like!
I love to communicate the importance of self-love. And, being single on Valentine’s Day isn’t a curse. It’s a holiday for anyone who loves to celebrate the magic of love. That includes you.
There’s no other form of love quite like self-love. Here are some ways to celebrate yours.
Buy Yourself Flowers for Valentine’s Day
If Miley can buy herself flowers, so can you. I prefer to buy mine from a local florist, as a way to support small local businesses. Another recommendation I have is to purchase single flowers and build your own bouquet. That way, it’s customized to suit your taste.
However, you can make it super easy on yourself and order a premade bouquet in advance, but I recommend placing your order now. In Las Vegas, my favorite local florists are DiBella Flowers and The Tiny Bloom.
Didn’t you just love that episode of “Parks and Recreation” when Donna and Tom talked about the best day of the year? “Treat yo self!” they exclaimed, listing off a myriad of ways to use a day to pamper yourself.
Here are some of my suggestions.
Gifts are my love language. So, whether it’s from a romantic interest or myself, jewelry makes me feel really loved.
My favorite is Tiffany & Co., of course, but if you want to shop small, try Etsy. From vintage pieces to handmade items, Etsy has all kinds of jewelry for you to treat yourself.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to indulge in some chocolate delights. Splurge! Don’t opt for cheap chocolates at the pharmacy. Buy the expensive stuff.
In Las Vegas, we are lucky to have Ethel M Chocolates, which is where I’ll go to get mine. However, I also love See’s and Sugarfina. Of course, if you don’t like chocolate, just treat yourself to whatever candy is your favorite.
Yes, not only can you buy yourself flowers for Valentine’s Day, you can also buy yourself lingerie. Why not?
Look, your sensuality and sex appeal are for you to enjoy. Anyone else who gets a share of that at some point in the future is a lucky person. But while you’re single, don’t set your sensuality aside until you’re in a relationship. Enjoy it now.
Savage X Fenty has some really hot lingerie items, but I am a huge fan of Yandy, too.
I don’t care if I’m in a restaurant full of couples while I sit at a table alone, I am taking myself out for an expensive dinner on Valentine’s Day. Seriously, I think watching other couples enjoy the evening together will be inspiring.
I love love. Watching other people celebrate their love for one another will make my heart swell. Also, I will have leftovers. I always do. And, they’ll make a great lunch the following day.
It’s no secret that I consider masturbation a form of self-care. Why shouldn’t I? Masturbation releases happy hormones. It’s also a good way to connect with yourself.
You don’t need a partner to feel sexually satisfied. Whether you use your own hands or a favorite toy, you can satisfy yourself.
My favorite sex toy shops in Las Vegas are The Love Store and Pepper (located on the second level of Resorts World Hotel & Casino).
Make It Your New Pattern
This kind of self-love shouldn’t be saved for holidays. You should be treating, pampering, and loving yourself year-round. Make buying yourself flowers and pampering yourself new patterns that you maintain for a lifetime.