Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your partner? Or are you celebrating Galentine’s Day and need a gift idea for your bestie? Perhaps this is the year you’re prioritizing you and looking for ways to shower yourself with love…and gifts. Whatever your reason for celebrating, we’ve got just the right bookish gifts to set the tone. From crafting ideas to books about self-love, from topics for couples to stories about dating culture, these are our top recommendations for celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.

I Own My Magic: Self-Talk for Black WomenI Own My Magic

G. Michelle Goodloe

This book will give you a huge boost of confidence and improve your self-esteem with inspiring journal prompts, reflections, and affirmations.

As you read I Own My Magic: Self-Talk for Black Women, you’ll learn how to care for your health, free your Black Superwoman cape, celebrate your Black Womanhood, reclaim your culture, and ultimately, recognize how incredible you are. This is the perfect motivator for overcoming your own adversities and uplifting yourself so you can proudly announce, “Yes, I deserve to own my magic!”


The Magical Girl’s Guide to Life

Jacque Aye

You have what it takes to become a weapon-wielding, cute-costume-wearing, crime-fighting cutie. So get ready to reframe the way you approach challenges in your life and embark on your self-care journey—anime style!

This manga-inspired self-care guide taps into your inner power and uncovers the magical girl within. In The Magical Girl’s Guide to Life, you’ll learn more about yourself, your monsters, and how to defeat them with your inner power, intelligence, and strength through fun exercises, journal prompts, and personality tests.


The Self-Love WorkbookThe Self-Love Workbook

Shainna Ali

You need love from yourself as much as from others. When you have low self-esteem, low confidence or even self-hatred, it’s impossible to live life to the fullest. It’s time to build your self-love and transform your attitude, emotions and overall outlook on life!

The Self-Love Workbook allows you to become aware of your own unique needs and goals while discovering how to better accept and love your true self.


Hand Lettering for Self-Care

Hand Lettering for Self-Care

Lauren Fitzmaurice

Letter from the heart with this first-ever calligraphy-meets-self-care guide. Hand Lettering for Self-Care is packed with fun and simple art projects designed to help you cut down on stress, make time for yourself, and learn a new skill. Now, learning calligraphy and hand lettering can be more than an enjoyable hobby but also a calming self-care practice.



Here to Make Friends

Hope Kelaher

On top of all the responsibilities and stressors of adulthood, you may have noticed that it’s also just plain hard to make new friends. But without meaningful friendships, life can feel pretty bleak and lonely. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?” this is the guide for you. Here to Make Friends will transform the way you approach your social life.



The Happy Empath’s Little Book of Affirmation

Stephanie Jameson

Being an empath is a gift, but it can be hard to find space for yourself when you are highly sensitive to the emotions of those around you. In The Happy Empath’s Little Book of Affirmations, you’ll receive powerful mantras that will allow you to reflect, heal, and ultimately, better harness your power to help yourself and others.



808 Conversation Starters for Couples808 Conversation Starters for Couples

Robin Westen

Do you ever find that there’s awkward silence when you’re with your partner and want to strike up interesting conversation but just don’t know what to say? Look no further than this book! You’ll never run out of things to talk about with your partner no matter where you are. Flip open to any page in 808 Conversation Starters for Couples and discover new interests, funny stories, and more with simple prompts that can lead you to developing a deeper conversation with your partner. You might even learn a thing or two.


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Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates

Rebekah Manley & Catarina Oliveira

Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates is tailor-made for anyone who’s ever swiped right, blind dated, been stood up, or realized online dating is, unfortunately, no fairy-tale romance. From no-shows and mama’s boys to drunk-dates and creeps, Alex’s journey through a mobile love life is the painfully hilarious bedtime story every single person can relate to. This is just the book needed to keep singles empowered and laughing as they navigate the roller coaster of modern dating.


Overcoming Insecure Attachment

Tracy Crossley

The best you is screwed up, lovable, and wonderful.

Does your high-achieving, successful exterior match how you feel inside? Or are your perfectionist ways hiding a deeper void when it comes to love and relationships? If you work hard at trying to “figure things out” yet still don’t have what you want, it’s time to try a different approach—one that doesn’t involve exhausting mental gymnastics. With the help of Overcoming Insecure Attachment, you’ll shift your focus from your head to your heart to address the insecure attachment issues that keep you stuck.


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