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7 Valentine’s Gifts To Bring The Sexy Back To Your Relationship

8 Valentine's Gifts To Bring The Sexy Back To Your Relationship

If there’s one thing that falls by the wayside once you have a kid, is the “bow chicka wow wow” if you know what I mean.

Let’s be honest, parental exhaustion and a lack of time to groom or even shower regularly isn’t exactly the sexiest ever.

So why not take Valentine’s Day as a time to inject a bit of sexy back into your relationship? If things have gotten a little stale, here are a few ideas to help you make things fun and exciting again. And don’t hesitate to buy some of these items for yourself – consider it a loving act…an investment in your relationship!


  • New Sheets 1 of 7
    New Sheets
    What better way to invite more fun between the sheets then springing for a pretty new set? This organic (read: soft, cozy) ikat sheet set from West Elm might be a good pick.
    Purchase for $22.00-119.00 from West Elm
  • A Bit of Innuendo 2 of 7
    A Bit of Innuendo
    Sometimes at the end of a long day of dealing with a little one you're feeling anything but amorous, but this pillow by Alexandra Ferguson can double as decor and a subtle reminder to make the time for a little make out sesh.
    Purchase for $24.94 from Schoolhouse Electric
  • Candles 3 of 7
    Candles
    These Sydney Hale Co. candles smell divine - my personal favorite is the tobacco/sandalwood scent - perfect for setting the "mood".
    Purchase for $28.00 from Schoolhouse Electric
  • A New Scent 4 of 7
    A New Scent
    Having a signature scent is nice, but sometimes, changing things up with a new smell will ignite a new spark. Falling In Love by Philosophy is one of my personal favorites - warm and pretty with notes of blackberry and vanilla. Definitely romantic.
    Purchase for $44.00-66.00 from Nordstrom
  • Pretty Underpinnings 5 of 7
    Pretty Underpinnings
    As sexy as your partner may find your comfortable cotton nursing bra (*insert sarcasm here), odds are there is room for improvement. Treat yourself to something lovely and lacy to spice things up (*note: no nursing clips allowed). I recommend a bit of a splurge - this Stella McCartney bra is definitely pricey, but seriously such a treat - her bras fit like a dream and are gorgeous!
    Purchase for $140.00 from Lille Boutique
  • De-Frump Your Pajama Drawer 6 of 7
    De-Frump Your Pajama Drawer
    I realize that sleep is a time for comfort, but comfort doesn't have to mean frump. These pretty lacy boxer shorts paired with a soft cami would be the perfect hybrid pajamas option to strike the balance between comfort and sex appeal.
    Purchase for $29.95 from Aerie
  • Mood Music 7 of 7
    Mood Music
    When you have a kid, sex often becomes routine with no element of surprise or novelty. Bust out some sexy tunes the next time you feel like setting the mood to change things up. Don't get stuck on sexy music cliches (i.e. you don't have to have any Marvin Gaye on your mix) - think chill background music. I recommend "Lay It Down" by The Rubens to get your playlist started.
    Purchase for $2.19 from iTunes

 

Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on TwitterFacebookPinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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