Jared's Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Portland Local Valentine's Day Gift Guide Altar PDX: Rose Quartz Candles Citrine Crystal Necklaces Perfume Tarot Cards Salt Baths Earrings Aphrodisiac Body Spray

It’s about to be that time of year again! Where couple’s re-ignite their passions for one another, where new couples begin to blossom, where single patrons find new love, or if you’re forever alone like me, you just spoil yourself immensely on February 14th. So whether it’s Valentine’s Day for you, or Singles Awareness Day, or just straight out Anti-Valentine’s Day, do the right thing and spoil your significant other, or yourself, to some beautiful keepsakes for this coming holiday.


Personal Ornaments

It’s obvious that beautiful handmade jewelry is a staple here at Altar. So whether you’re trying to find that special ring, necklace or pair of earrings for that special person (or yourself), I’ve handpicked some personal favorites of mine for you to look at.

Also: who would’ve thought purchasing jewelry for your partner would be the key to getting lucky??!! Did you hear that?? So if you’re trying to get it on in the boudoir, think of meaningful jewelry. Duh.   


Portland Local Morgaine Faye Rose Quartz Crystal Point Necklace with Lapis Lazuli, Bones N Things False Rose Quartz Necklace, Crystal Vision Gems' Rose Quartz and Amethyst Copper Necklace, NUCULT Acension Stone Opalite Necklace, Pigeon Heart Earrings Altar PDX Gothic Jewelry


Now, when buying jewelry for someone else, you obviously don’t want just any piece. You want something with symbolism behind it. For example, when choosing a necklace for someone on Valentine’s Day, you may want to think about the materials used in that piece. Take Morgaine Faye’s Rose Quartz Crystal Point Necklace with Lapis Lazuli as an example. Rose Quartz, a crystal that obviously represents love is perfect for Valentine’s Day, along with Lapis Lazuli, a deep blue stone that represents royalty and truth. So if you truly love your partner and want them to feel like royalty, a necklace like this one is a perfect fit.

Other great necklaces include Bones and Things’ False Rose Quartz Necklace, Crystal Vision Gems’ Rose Quartz and Amethyst Copper Necklace, and NUCULT’s Ascension Stone Opalite Necklace.

Don’t forget earrings! If you or your partner aren’t the necklace type, we have a great variety of Pigeon Heart Earrings as well! Also duh.   

Lastly, rings! I love rings! Now, I don’t know about you, but whenever I go out to dinner, or out to a formal event, I will literally wear at least one ring on every finger. I’m not kidding you. When I wear rings, I want to look like some sort of occultic pimp or royal being. I’m a big fan of Michele Lamy, and if you know who she is, then you know EXACTLY what I mean. I want my hands to be COVERED in jewelry to the point where it HURTS to move my hand from all the heavy material my fingers are ADORNED with. Maybe it’s a problem, but I don’t care.


Omnia Oddities Obscura Sterling Silver Moonstone Ring Altar PDX Gothic Jewelry


Omnia Oddities is one of my favorite brands Altar carries. Their jewelry is absolutely so expertly handmade with intense detail and extravagant taste. Take a look at their rings with rubies, the bright red matches perfectly for Valentine’s Day, but my personal favorite is their Obscura Sterling Silver Moonstone Ring.   


Apothecary

You know what really sets the mood on Valentine’s Day? Fragrances, baths, and beauty. Live by Being has a ton of wonderful products! Other than the Release Bath Milk that I mentioned in my Christmas Gift Guide, this company also carries a Still Salt Bath made with pink Himalayan Salt, Dead Sea Salt and geranium and ylang ylang essential oils.

Imagine being with your partner in that!

Furthermore, their Calma Terra Complexion Clay Mask is equally as amazing. Made with nourishing French pink and ancient Moroccan Rhassoul clay, antioxidant-rich rosehip, and calming clary sage, it is perfect for repairing and soothing sensitive, dry or distressed skin. So slather this on to improve your overall complexion!


BEING Calma Terra Complexion Clay Mask Portland Local Skincare


Other than skincare products, Altar also carries numerous oils and scents that smell ADDICTIVELY AMAZING. From bold unique scents, to humbly spiced fragrances, LVNEA has various oils perfect for any personal preference. Our personal favorite is Ghost Pine, a botanical perfume oil with notes of crisp pine needles, crushed foliage, damp moss patches and ancient woods.


LVNEA Ghost Pine Portland Local Perfume


Another great scent that especially suits Valentine’s Day is State of Wellness’ Supermoon Aphrodisiac Blend Body Spray. This spray is made with certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Ingredients include aloe, witch hazel, white willow bark, tea tree, lavender, Hawaiian sandalwood, tangerine peel, Melissa Leaf, Osmanthus flower, lemon myrtle and vetiver, all blended with intention for your own personal pleasure.

And lastly, Seidr Studio’s Scented Oils Box Set is another great array of intimate fragrances. Boxed with five different kinds of oil blends, Rose, Meadow, Visions, Forest, and Luna, each scent has its own unique style, concoction and mood.


Seidr Studio Scented Oils Box Portland Local Body Oils Perfume


Mystical Objects & Fashion

Last, but not least, are our fabulous collections of crystals, tarot and apparel! This Valentine’s Day, gift your loved ones and yourself some of our new totem crystals we just got! The Cactus Aura Quartz are excellent rocks to set your bonding and interpersonal intentions for the evening of Valentine’s Day, while our Rose Quartz Points are perfect for carrying soft feminine energy to target compassion, peace, tenderness, healing, nourishment and comfort. Speaking of Rose Quartz we also now have for sale Rose Quartz Candle Holders! With a candle lit, the quartz releases a very soft, warm intimate light perfect for any romantic setting, especially during a Valentine’s Day night in. In addition, we now carry Light Fluorite Points. Fluorite is a stone of mental order, clarity and proper decision making with enhanced focus and concentration. Buy one of these babies to ritually reduce disorder and instability! The last mystical object for this gift guide is the wondrous Earthbound Oracle Deck. This deck is full of beautiful images, both interpretive and concrete.  


Rose Quartz Crystal Candle Holders


And of course, the one thing you CANNOT forget this Valentine’s Day, is lingerie. Altar carries a lot of lacey goodness made by VAVA Lingerie, Altar Houseline and Aniela Parys.


Gothic Lingerie Altar PDX Portland Local VAVA Lingerie


This concludes my Valentine’s Day gift guide. So whether you’re going shopping for your significant other or yourself, (because you more than deserve it), I hope you find the time to stop by the shop and have a little fun gifting for the coming romantic holiday <3.

(Images by Altar PDX)  

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