Valentine’s Day can be Hallmark-romantic, but of course it doesn’t have to be. In fact, I’ve grown to love leaning into celebrating all the people I love, romantically or otherwise!
This year, the Slow North team has outdone itself with a carefully curated collection of their favorite gifts for each Enneagram Type (whether you’re shopping for somebody else or *ahem* yourself). I’m highlighting a few that caught my eye below.
(Spoiler alert: everything caught my eye.)
Type Nine: Gifts That Remind Them to Take Care
It’s been a rough year or two for our conflict-avoidant Type Nines, and Valentine’s Day is a sweet time to remind them to take care of themselves! I love this sweet hand-painted We Are Magic card for a Nine, maybe with a handwritten note about how much you care on the inside? And a pocket crystal to remind them to make time for themselves?
Type Eight: Gifts That Affirm Their Strength
I have a soft spot for hard-charging Eights. I love affirming their strength and letting them know it’s safe to let their hair down every now and then.
This handmade jaguar pendant is powerful and playful, and a symbol of strength and ferocity. Your Eight will remember how much you value her gifts when she wears it. This hand-poured candle with essential oils is another lovely gift. Lavender is calming and loving, and cedar is grounding with a faintly sweet undertone; both will help an Eight find their center.
Find more Eight gift ideas here.
Type Seven: Gifts That Bring the Fun
OMG everything in this collection of gifts for Sevens is exactly that--FUN! This abalone shell. This Valentines Babes card. This Sushi Puzzle! And of course, this minty, exuberant Grapefruit + Spearmint travel candle to remind her that, one day, we’ll be traveling again.
More great gifts for Sevens are right here.
Type Six: Gifts That Make Them Feel Loved
My husband’s a Six and so is my best friend! I love them for all their nine million neurosis and for their deep loyalty and faithful friendship. These Blush Florence Eye Mask Therapy Packs and Neck Wraps are so comforting and healing, especially when paired with a luxurious Herbal Bath Tea. And this Little Book of Affirmations is so sweet!
More Type Six loveliness here.
Type Five: Gifts That Celebrate the Mind
Type Fives are often deep thinkers, and they really value their alone time. It makes so much sense to gift them books! This one on forests has the lushest (pun intended) photographs imaginable, this book on constellations is coffee-table worthy, and this deep dive into Texas modernism is a must-read. Don’t miss the brain adaptogens, bath sea salts, or any of the other great Type Five gifts either!
Type Four: Gifts That Are As Unique as They Are
Fours are unique and wonderful and the gifts here tap into that beautifully! This book of art quotes celebrates your Four’s tendency towards creativity, and this hand printed metallic and wool Black Moon Banner is as melancholy and beautiful as a Four’s soul. And of course, this handmade mug; no two are exactly alike. Just like your Four!
More great Valentine’s Gifts for Fours here.
Type Three: Gifts That Help Them Get Stuff Done
Listen, Threes have things to do! Help them on their way with a weekly notepad and Le Pen or a set of palo santo sticks to help cleanse negativity from their lives. Or, remind them that it’s totally ok to take a break every now and then with this warming Orange + Clove candle or this set of bath bombs.
All the rest of the Three goodness here !
Type Two: Gifts That Say Thank You
Twos have a way of taking care of us before we even know we need taking care of; Valentine’s Day is a good time to turn the tables and thank them for all the day for us! They’ll feel loved and seen every time they wear this You Are My Sunshine necklace or this Magnolia Pendant, or when they light a new Eucalyptus + Lavender candle and make their space smell amazing.
Discover the rest of the Type Two gifts here.
Type One: Gifts That Help Them Be Excellent
As a Type One, myself, I can give my stamp of approval to everything in this guide: I literally want it all, from this color block tote to this beautiful book about mindfulness in the kitchen to this Work Smart t-shirt - tbh, I already have the shirt ;).
The Wanderlust candle is also one of my favorite gifts for helping me ground my inner perfectionist and tap into my love of adventure!
More Type One gifts here.