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Kristin Cavallari is spending Valentine’s Day with people close to her heart.
“I have my kids on Valentine’s Day — they are my Valentines,” the Uncommon James founder and CEO tells Page Six Style of her plans for Feb. 14.
Cavallari shares sons Camden, 10, and Jaxon, 8, as well as daughter Saylor 7, with ex-husband Jay Cutler.
And while her brand’s Valentine’s Day offerings span skincare, home goods and dazzling bling, you won’t see her exchanging presents with anyone outside the family this time around.
“I think Valentine’s Day is a very serious thing,” she says. “I think unless you’re in a relationship … if you’re not that serious about someone, I’m not like, ‘Oh, let’s spend Valentine’s together.’”
Instead, for those not coupled up this year, the star suggests getting Galentine’s Day gifts like the David’s Tea Heart-Shaped Glass Cups ($12 originally $20) or Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Heart Cocotte ($219), the latter of which she calls “a sweet, cute little gift” for making “chocolate soufflés” and more.
“Some of my favorite Valentine’s Days over the years have been with my girlfriends, because there’s not as much pressure and then you can just have fun,” adds the “Laguna Beach” star, who says the holiday is “is even more fun when you’re single.”
When it comes to picking a more glamorous gift, however, Cavallari recommends her Uncommon James Triangle Diamond Vermeil Lariat Necklace ($128), which she says is “18-karat gold–plated sterling silver and real diamonds, so with proper care [it] will last you a lifetime.”
And although flowers might not last nearly as long, the Uncommon James founder says she has Venus et Fleur’s celebrity-loved blooms — which are designed to last at least a year — “all over” her house.
Venus et Fleur Small Round Roses ($299)
But while roses are red, Cavallari knows flags shouldn’t be; her top dating advice comes down to knowing “red flags are there for a reason.”
“I don’t know that I should be giving dating advice,” she laughs when asked for her top tips, later adding, “I think the only real dating tip I have is not to ignore red flags in the beginning … oftentimes we really only want to see the good in people or we want it to work so badly that we kind of ignore some things, and I think that’s the worst thing we can do.”
Those vying for Cavallari’s heart these days just might want to break out a pen and paper, as she says her “love language is words of affirmation” and her favorite gifts over the years have been “thoughtful cards.”
After all, she tells us the best relationship advice she’s ever received comes down to finding your best friend.
“I think that the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve had a lot of people over the years tell me that you should really marry your best friend, and that really now means a lot to me,” she says.
“I think that that is probably one of the most important things.”