49 Valentine's Day Gifts She'll Actually Love
When it comes to the leading lady in your life, every day with her is special. But that doesn't mean that certain days can't be extra special. Whether she's head-over-heels for Valentine's Day or just appreciates a sweet gesture now and then, surprising her with a great gift on the holiday is sure to warm her heart. Before you assume that the present possibilities are all cheesy or overdone, check out this list of creative ideas. We've thought outside of the box so that you don't have to, and the options we've come up with are all romantic, unique, or just plain pretty.
Flowers may be your first choice, and if they are, go right ahead. But don't settle for a boring bouquet when there are better blooms to pick. If you're leaning more toward sweets, you can't go wrong with candy, but make it something (or a variety!) that she'll really crave. Jewelry is another popular gift for Valentine's Day, so we've suggested a few cool accessories. And if you'd rather buy an item that's less anticipated, we've found plenty of those, as well. All in all, the following inspiration may be full of pink, red, hearts, and other love-inspired motifs, but it's anything but ordinary.
Whether you're shopping for your girlfriend, fiancée, or wife, these presents are bound to make your Valentine's Day memorable. Plus, there are offerings for every budget, because you can't put a price tag on thoughtfulness. Go on and get shopping—her reaction will be priceless, too.
Perfect for appetizers or dessert, these adorable little plates—complete with whimsical gold graphics—will be her new entertaining staple.
Darcy Miller x Lenox Tidbit Plates, $100, bloomingdales.com
This hand-stitched cashmere sweater perfectly expresses the sentiment you're trying to convey on February 14th and beyond.
Lingua Franca "Love Is the Message" Embroidered Cashmere Sweater, $380, net-a-porter.com
Pampering Gift Box
Chocolate, hand cream, a warm pashmina, bath salts, and a candle—this pampering gift set has a little bit of everything to make her holiday a little cozier.
Box Fox Pamper Box, $68, boxfox.com
A Better Bouquet
Surprise her with a bouquet selected by the ultimate tastemaker: Martha Stewart. A dozen Escimo roses are sure to brighten up her Valentine's Day.
Martha Stewart x BloomsyBox White Escimo Rose Bouquet, starting at $49.99, bloomsybox.com
Floral Matcha Tea
What's better than classic matcha tea? Matcha infused with rosehips, of course! This energizing blend will quickly become her new favorite brew.
Olive & June Rosy Matcha Tea, $20, olivejune.com
Makeup stains are a thing of the past thanks to these navy blue towels. The hearts make them particularly fitting for Valentine's Day, but trust us when we say she'll be reaching for this set all year long.
Weezie Towels Makeup Towels, $40, weezietowels.com
Upgrade her standard hoop earrings to something infinitely more cool. This pair, made from hammered gold plated sterling silver and accented with freshwater pearls, strike the right balance between trendy and timeless.
Chan Luu Gray Pearl Hammered Hoop Earrings, $95, chanluu.com
This brightening, moisturizing mask works by first buffing off the top layer of dead skin cells, then replenishes your face's natural glow with a mix of antioxidant-rich oils. It's basically a spa-day at home.
Summer Fridays R+R Mask, $52, summerfridays.com
It'll be hard for her to decide what she loves most about this hand-poured candle: its alluring floral-meets-citrus scent or the 22 karat gold-rimmed porcelain vessel it comes in.
Joya "Composition No. 1" Candle, $78, joya.com
Heart-shaped cookware she can use all year long? Now that's a gift worth giving.
Le Creuset Heart Cocotte, $235, lecreuset.com
Silk Pajama Set
A woman can never have too many pajama sets, especially when she's adding this pink silk version to her collection.
Olivia Von Halle "Coco" Silk-Satin Pajama Set, $480, net-a-porter.com
Is there a more classic Valentine's Day gift than Champagne and roses? Modernize tradition with this gift set, which includes long-lasting blooms and a floral-printed bottle of bubbly.
Perrier-Jouët x Venus et Fleur Belle Epoque Brut and Eternity Rose Gift Set, $529, reservebar.com
Monogram Cheese Board
She'll reach for this pretty cheese board—it's made from marble, Paua shell, and mother-of-pearl—for everything from date night to girls night, guaranteed.
Anthropologie Monette Monogram Cheese Board, $68, anthropologie.com
Here's a gift every woman really wants: comfy slippers. This durable pair will keep her warm at home while still being stylish enough to wear around town while running errands.
Ugg Scuffette II Slipper, $85, ugg.com
Pinky Signet Ring
Personalized with her first or last initial, this solid gold pinky ring is the perfect addition to her everyday jewelry look.
Mejuri Mini Signet Ring, $165, mejuri.com
Whether she wears it around her neck or in her hair, this silk-cotton bandana, printed with the cutest heart motif, will be a fun addition to her Valentine's Day outfit.
Sunday/Monday Baya Bandana, $40, shopsundaymonday.com
This sleek, unobtrusive diffuser proves that form and function are not mutually exclusive. She'll love diffusing her favorite essential oils in this stone vessel, which will look like part of her home décor.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $119, vitruvi.com
Clean Beauty Set
There's a reason this skincare line has a cult following, and it's not just for it's cute packaging. Gift her this starter set and she'll be well on her way to a brand-new clean beauty routine.
Drunk Elephant "The Littles" Set, $90, drunkelephant.com
Silk Sleep Mask
How's this for beauty rest? This silk sleep mask will help her log quality zs while protecting the delicate skin around her eyes from the damaging effects associated with tossing and turning.
Slip Silk Sleep Mask, $50, anthropologie.com
Sure, you could give her flowers that'll last a few days, but if you give her a floral mug, she'll be able to enjoy it for years to come.
Martha Stewart Collection Floral Mug, $22, macys.com
Upgrade her everyday beanie to something a little more luxe—this pink knitted option features a fox pom.
Eugenia Kim "Maddox" Beanie, $225, eugeniakim.com
Equal parts classic and playful, this mini barrette is the an accessory she'll reach for time and time again.
Winden "Petite Nicole" Barrette, $20, windenjewelry.com
Whether she's planning a wedding or adjusting to life as a newlywed, this calming detox tea is a gift she'll appreciate anytime stress strikes.
Palais des Thes Japanese Detox Relaxation Tea, $21, neimanmarcus.com
Hand Cream and Soap Set
Pamper her this Valentine's Day with a luxe hand cream and soap set. The scent of red poppies feels especially fitting for the holiday of love.
Claus Porto "Favorito" Red Poppy Gift Box, $65, net-a-porter.com
Morning coffee or tea tastes that much better in thematic kiss mugs.
Libby VanderPloeg Kisses Mugs, Set of Two for $32, anthropologie.com
If you want a gift that speaks for itself, this silk neckerchief is it. (We'd still suggest writing a heartfelt card, though.)
Echo "I Love You" Silk Neckerchief, $39, dillards.com
If you're looking for a gift that's a sure winner this Valentine's Day, this might just be it. This set, which includes two red crystal kiss studs and a single crown stud, tell her that she's your queen.
Swarovski "Out of This World" Earring Set, $59, swarovski.com
Sure, regular truffles are delicious, but rosé-flavored sweets are an extra-special treat. These ones are filled with wine-chocolate ganache, are colored pink, and come in a heart-shaped box.
Compartés Rosé Chocolates, $99.95, compartes.com
Flowers are a Valentine's Day go-to. Make yours stand out by buying this bundle, which comes in a smooch-themed vase and is accompanied by Sugarfina candy lips.
Farmgirl Flowers "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" Gift Set, $80, farmgirlflowers.com
She'll stop stealing your PJs if you give her some of her own. This sleep shirt can even be monogrammed for an extra $7.
Kassatex "The Boyfriend" Shirt, starting at $130, kassatex.com
This sweet sip has a hue that rivals the color of the hibiscus flowers that inspired it. Bonus: It's crafted using natural flavors.
Heritage Distilling Co. Hibiscus Vodka, $22.50, heritagedistilling.com
Showcase your romance subtly with a chain bearing both of your initials. Rumor has it, Meghan Markle sports one with an "M" and an "H," in honor of her relationship with Prince Harry.
Maya Brenner Initial Necklace, $300 for two characters, baublebar.com
Inside this ultra-luxurious carry on is a lush floral pattern that'll make her heart flutter. If you're going to spend big, make it on this.
Steamline Luggage "The Artiste" Carryon, $780, steamlineluggage.com
The peony-inspired color of this super-soft blanket is even prettier in person than it is in photos. She'll never want to not be wrapped up in it, but when she isn't, she can use it as the loveliest home accent piece. (If she's not a big pink person, we've got good news: the throw also comes in tons of other shades.)
Lands Downunder Italian-Herringbone Throw, $128, landsdownunder.com
Give her a bouquet, and bring her flower-induced joy for a few days. Give her a guide to "growing, gathering, enjoying" blooms, and bring her happiness for years to come. Preorder now and get it a little after Valentine's Day—while you're waiting, a regular bundle will do.
Martha's Flowers, $45, barnesandnoble.com
If Jennifer Behr headbands are worthy of Blair Waldorf, they're certainly worthy of your special someone. She'll feel like the queen of the Met steps in this piece, and she'll leave everyone else starry-eyed.
Jennifer Behr Star Headband, $182, jenniferbehr.com
These adorable cashmere socks will make for happy feet.
White + Warren Striped Socks, $50, whiteandwarren.com
Wedding Date Print
Personalize this print with your wedding date or another meaningful number.
Baumbirdy "Serif Date Memento" Print, starting at $24, minted.com
This thematic candle will last long after the romantic holiday.
Byredo "Loose Lips" Candle, $80, barneys.com
Looking for a splurge-worthy gift? These bracelets are a fitting present for February 14.
Cartier Love Bracelet, starting at $4,500, cartier.com
This collection includes love poems, love letters, love songs, and sonnets from the beginning of time until now. Include your own to complete the touching gift.
Juniper Books "Love Poems" Book Set, $85, juniperbooks.com
Conjure cozy evenings spent curled up by a warm fire with this candle that imparts notes of wood and smoke.
D.S. & Durga "Portable Fireplace" Candle, $65, dsanddurga.com
Nuts and Chews
Don't buy her any old box of chocolates. Choose one of these, which include only the finest ingredients.
See's Candies "Classic Red Heart" Gift Box, $26.25, sees.com
With this, she can carry around a simple reminder of your affections everywhere that she goes.
Three Potato Four "XOXO" Key Tag, $8, threepotatofour.com
Set the scene for amour with this ceramic tray for storing jewelry or odds and ends.
Rosanna "Tray Chic Tray L'amour" Tray, $12, rosannainc.com
Monogram this leather passport case, which can hold all of her important travel documents, for a personal touch.
Cuyana Leather Passport Case, starting at $75, cuyana.com
These cards decorated with a floral print will help her write the prettiest thank-you notes.
Rifle Paper Co. "Garden" Notes, starting at $85, riflepaperco.com.
Heart Waffle Plate
Sweet Gift Box
This appropriately-named gift package has a heart-shaped box of truffles, two flavored chocolate bars, assorted chocolate squares, chocolate-covered caramels, and chocolate-covered pretzels. To top it all off, it's already beautifully wrapped!
Lolli & Pops "Sweet At Heart" Gift Box, $79, lolliandpops.com