Shopping List: Valentine's Day For The Ladies

Valentine's Day is one of those days that causes some controversy. (Using the term 'controversy' very, very lightly here.)

I'm an old, married woman which means that ultimately I'm not too bothered about it either way. Still, there are certain aspects about this "holiday" that make me squirm – the pressure to couple up, the marketing campaigns aimed to convince that it's always better to be in a pair than on your own...that sort of thing. Though the marketing and messaging around Valentine's Day can be awful for lots of reasons, let's not let that spoil our feelings about the 14th of February. 

If you approach it properly, Valentine's Day can be pretty fun – fun because it's kind of ridiculous, fun because there's candy, fun because it involves nice feelings. There's also Galentine's Day on the 13th, and let's not forget the fact that Valentine's Day itself is a good excuse to gift yourself, your girlfriends, or a loved one something sweet. 

Cue Huckberry. As you may remember from posts past, these guys are the best when it comes to gifts for gals and guys alike. Whether you're searching for a gift for yourself or your best girlfriend, here are a few of my favorite Valentine's Day gift for the ladies:

Shopping List: Cozy Home Goods

If Instagram is any sort of barometer for general public opinion, then I would say we all are having a lot of feelings right now about the cold weather season. 

As much as I enjoy these seasons for the things they bring – my birthday, for one, family gatherings – I also appreciate them for opportunities they afford me – mainly to the fully embrace my homebody tendencies and wear fleece around the house and to yoga and back, if nothing else.

Needless to say, I'm a sucker for cozy home goods. Seeing as though we got rid of most of our home decor on our move this summer, I'm on the hunt for a restock of all things warm and cozy. Here are a few recent favorites, all from San Francisco-based Huckberry:

5" planter ($39.98)

indoek venice issue ($8.98)

no 1. nourishing balm ($24.98)

the kinfolk home ($29.98)

cube light ($19.98)

westray crew ($127.98)

leucadia candle ($39.98)

gettysburg blanket ($114.98)

weekender stripe pillow case ($99.98)

the betty ($139.98)

cumberland hat ($109.98)

cloth drip coffee pot ($44.98)

neighborhood pant ($59.98)

felt mill scruff slipper ($34.98)

tencel sheet set ($114.98)

feuerhand lantern ($54.98)

Any must haves you turn to for the cold-weather season? Fleece, cozy blankets, hot coffee, natural light alarm clocks (I'm thinking of getting one!)? Would love to hear!


I received product from Huckberry in relation to this post, though note this is a business I believe in. It almost makes me wish that I was a dude, though not quite. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support Second Floor Flat. Have questions? Let me know!

Shopping List: Best Father's Day Ever

Aside from their journal, and their support for independent makers, and their great photography, etc. etc. what I like the most about San Francisco's Huckberry is the fact that although it's no doubt a male-focused site, it's not just for dudes.

Case in point: everything in their robust Accessories and Home sections. Not to mention the super wearable items for us tomboys out there. Hello, perfect sunglasses. Looking forward to seeing you later this year, dreamy grey sweatshirt.

With all of this in mind, I have some news to break to you: Father's Day is coming up fast, and by that I mean it's less than two weeks away. So whether you're shopping for your dad or your baby daddy, here are 16 Father's Day gifts you'll actually want to give – and a few reasons why you should:  


work chukka boots ($260)

blunt force hammer ($32.98) – boys and their toys, right?

escapades sunglasses ($159.98)

traveler's mug with lid ($36.98)

calder swimming trunks ($69.98) – because you know he needs a new pair but will never (ever) buy one for himself

dalai wallet ($74.98)

todd henley ($46.98)

old fashioned shave cream ($24.98)

pair of moscow mules ($49.98) – i showed these mugs in my valentine's day roundup, but i had to include them again. i have these and they have a special way of making you feel both fancy and rugged at the same time. totally recommended.

mackinaw field watch ($600) – chip in your funds with siblings or consider consolidating your various gifts throughout the year into one really, really great father's day gift 

baxter desk organizer ($58.98) – because you got your love for organization somewhere

51st studio bluetooth headphones ($179.98) – because he's not like a regular dad, he's a cool dad

porsche 911 print ($34.98)

leather head sports handsome dan ($129.98)

roo hammock ($129.98) – tip: buy this, then plan a camping trip for the two of you (!)

iphone 6 4-in-1 lens ($79.98)


For more Father's Day goodness, check out Huckberry's Father's Day shop as well as another teeny tiny Father's Day guide compiled by yours truly here


I received product from Huckberry though this is a business I love and believe in, and I'm obsessed with their photography and aesthetic. It almost makes me wish that I was a dude, though not quite. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support Second Floor Flat. Have questions? Let me know!