Valentines day is just a few short days away and if you’re anything like me (where everything seems rushed and last minute because of our crazy, busy, wonderful lives) then you’re in need of some Valentine’s Day gifts for those you love most. My youngest and I recently headed out to Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga to choose gifts for our Valentines. We spent a wonderful day browsing, shopping, eating and taking pictures and I can’t wait to share with you guys what I purchased for my Valentines. This is a sponsored post, all opinions are our own.
Shop For The Ones You Love
Shopping for the ones I love is my most favorite kind of shopping. Growing up, my mom gave my little brother and I fun and thoughtful trinkets for holidays like Valentine’s Day. Items like colorful socks and funny gadgets and favorite snacks are my gift-giving love language. I can forgo the fancy jewelry for a perfect pair of funny socks any day. With that in mind, my daughter and I headed to do some thoughtfully fun shopping at Victoria Gardens. Oh, and we took a ton of pictures too.
My kids (like almost all kids on the planet) love to take baths. They’ve recently been introduced to bath bombs (we even made some of our own) and I knew that anything LUSH – fresh handmade cosmetics had to offer, my kids would love to receive for Valentine’s day. My Valentine’s Day gift to my kids are luxurious smelling, heavenly LUSH bath bombs. They even have special editions just for the holiday!
About Victoria Gardens
Victoria Gardens is a 147-acre outdoor shopping center with the best selection of stores in the Inland Empire (or perhaps even all of Southern California!). It’s one of my favorite places to shop because it’s beautiful, the stores are perfect and if you go on a weekday it’s never crazy crowded. And the restaurants? Well, they had me at hello. There is something for everyone at Victoria Gardens, and if you can’t find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift here, good luck finding it anywhere!
My Victoria Gardens Store Recommendations (in no particular order):
The Art of Shaving
The Pie Hole
Hello Kitty Café
Bath & Body Works
Anthony Vince Nail Spa
AFTERS Ice Cream
We went on a short family vacation to Monterrey last summer and my husband happened to come across a Tollhouse Cookie Cafe while there. He instantly fell in love with their warm and soft peanut butter cookies and has not stopped talking about them since. Well, luckily for him there is also a Tollhouse Cookie Cafe at Victoria Gardens and for my main Valentine, I got him a dozen of his favorite cookies! They also have insanely adorable cookie cakes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day too!
Photo OPPORTUNITIES GALORE
Victoria Gardens is the most gorgeous location for photo opportunities. During the holidays they even set up extra special photo opportunities. Jump in on the spirit and take your own! We had a blast.
- Locks of Love (on Monet Avenue between Urban Home and Anthropologie)
- Monet Plaza (next to The Melt and by VG’s airstream, there are a lot of colorful chairs)
- Chaffey Town Square (by the fountains)
- Guasti Gardens (by The Coffee Bean)
Whether you’d like something handmade, something techy, something soft and lacey or something fun and quirky – Victoria Gardens has it all just for your special Valentine! Happy Shopping!