Valentine’s Day Experiences and Gift Guide For Her, Him, & The Galentines

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about the one you love. And if you’re not in a relationship, celebrate your girls or yourself for that matter. Normally I throw a huge Galentine’s Day weekend staycation! With COVID I will be unable to maintain that tradition this year so I am sharing some of my favorite options to brighten my favorite people’s day including both gifts and some small and intimate experiences!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

1. KitchenAid Mixer: A splurge for the chef in your life!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

2. Dyson Airwrap: There’s a reason everyone is talking about this product!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

3. Silk Pillowcase: Great for skin and hair health and feels super luxurious!

4. Feather Trim Pajamas: I just bought these luxurious pajamas, the feathers are removable and I sized up so I can wear the top out with over the knee boots.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

5. Golden Goose Sneakers: A splurge but to date some of my favorite sneakers I won.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

6. Sunglasses: I always love a good pair of sunnies.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

7. Pinrose Perfume: You can’t go wrong with their scents!

8. Tennis necklace: Super affordable and feels so luxurious. I will pair mine with the silk pajamas.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

9. Barefoot Dreams Blanket: Extra cozy and the perfect way to spice up your space.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

10. Towel Warmer: Perfect for feeling cozy after a shower, or warming your robe in the morning!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

11. Cy Fredrics Jewelry: These earrings are stunning, but Cy Fredrics nails it every time.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

12. Monica Vinader Jewelry: One of my favorite jewelry brands.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

13. Premium Roses: A Valentine’s staple, but these last a year!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

14. Off-White Robe: I love this masculine style and luxurious feel.

15. Rebecca Minkoff Bag: So trendy and fun!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

16. Ugg Slippers: The perfect cozy slides to wear around the house.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

1. Projector: Perfect for a gamer, a movie buff, or to binge Netflix together!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

2. Creed Cologne: I love all of the Creed scents.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

3. Sneakers: Who doesn’t love a fresh new pair?

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

4. Ted Baker Wallet: A classic staple for all men.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

5. Ugg Robe: Who doesn’t love a cozy new robe?

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

6. Texas Hold ‘Em Set: The perfect addition to your game cabinet!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

7. Vibrating Foam Roller: A great gift for a fitness guru.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

8. Bluetooth Massage Device: The gift that keeps on giving!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

9. Canada Goose Beanie: Stylish and warm!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

10. Blue Light Glasses: A great gift for someone who sits behind a screen all day!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

11. Luggage: Start planning your post-covid travel!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

12. Ugg Slippers: Will go perfect with the Ugg robe!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

13. Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: A great speaker for hosting parties, traveling, or jamming at home!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

14. Portable Instant Camera and Printer: A cute way to capture memories together!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

15. Always Pan: A great gift for the man that cooks (or yourself).

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

1. Headband: Make it look like you tried to style your hair, without trying that hard.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

2. Wine Night Kit: A vino essential!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

3. Lip Treatment Duo: Bring the spa home!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

4. Dior Lipgloss: So many beautiful shades, perfect for any beauty guru.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

5. 100 Years of Fashion Pocketbook: A thoughtful gift for the fashionista!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

6. Star Hoop Earrings: Love these trendy hoop earrings!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

7. Mask Chains: Keep your mask off the floor, the table, or the bottom of your purse!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

8. Facial Roller: Bring the spa experience home.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

9. Funny Candle: For the friend with a good sense of humor!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

10. Sleep Mask: So glamorous!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

11. Silk Scarf: Tie it around your neck, the handle of your bag, or in your hair–so versatile and a beautiful print!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

12. Mini Waffle Maker: Such a fun kitchen addition–great for cooking with kids!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

13. Ride or Die Bracelet: Friendship bracelets aren’t just for kids!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

14. Record Player: Would be so cute paired with your person’s favorite record!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, shares her favorite Valentine's Day gifts for her, him, and gals. She also shares her favorite Chicago experiences to spend time together at! #BerkunStyles #GiftGuide #ValentinesDay

15. Reversible Tote: A beautiful bag to catch all for work, travel, kids, etc.

Chicago Experiences

I love to gift give, but I also love to spend time with my friends and family! Even though this isn’t a traditional year, there are still lots of things to do in Chicago to create a special staycation with the ones you love! Here are some of my favorite things to do right now:

  1. Swissotel: Book yourself a staycation at one of my favorite hotels in Chicago. The views and amenities are unbeatable! They are also doing such a fantastic job to keep the hotel COVID safe.
  2. Peerless Wellness: I love coming here for all my health and wellness needs. From cupping, to incredible facials, to extensive blood work and a look inside. Wellness is the best gift you can give someone.
  3. Images Med Spa: This is my go-to one stop shop for all my beauty needs. From Botox, to fillers, to facials, PRP, lasers and more. This is my number one go to med spa and one I trust wholeheartedly. Use code HELEN BERKUN to get yourself or your valentine an amazing discount! They have locations everywhere.
  4. Aire Ancient Baths Chicago: This is one of my favorite bath houses and the only one of it’s kinds. It’s sexy, it’s relaxing and completely lit with candles. This is an incredible experience.
  5. Wilmott Mountain Ski Resort: We love coming here. Wether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with you family, your friends or just a date. Wilmont is so much fun to ski, tube or snowboard!

Places to eat:

  1. Maple & Ash: One of my favorite places for dinner. It’s sexy and the food is amazing!
  2. Beatnik: I love all of the Bonhomme restaurants. The vibe is amazing, keeps you dancing and the food is incredible! Check out Porto as well!
  3. Le Colonial Chicago: One of my favorite lunch spots! I’m also so excited to report a little birdie told me they are opening in the North Shore!
  4. Marchesa: An incredible gem of a restaurant in downtown. This is where the PARIS APARTMENT is where you can rent for private parties. Don’t feel like driving home? Marchesa also has a beautiful three bedroom apartment that you can rent via this LINK.