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The 20 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her
Gift giving during birthdays and holidays can feel like a relatively low-stakes affair. Simply showing up with something in your hands is enough to show your friends and family you care. But on Valentine’s Day? A kind of writer’s block for gifting can crop up. How does one say enough while simultaneously not saying too much — and not breaking the bank? It’s a tough line to walk, but it’s not impossible.
Whether you’ve been in a relationship for a long time or are still getting to know one another, these 20 Valentine’s Day gifts for her will help jog your brain. From fitness-oriented items to traditional things like a bouquet of tulips, you’ll find a range of products at different prices that she’s sure to love. Our advice? Don’t overthink it and remember to factor in shipping times.
Lush Bath Bomb
If the woman in your life is a bath person, you should consider these cheeky gifts from Lush. Made for dropping in the tub for a long soak, bath bombs are a fun and affordable Valentine’s Day gift. Head over to Lush and you’ll find the above emoji designs as well as some less risqué configurations.
Raaka Ginger Snap 70% Cacao
Made with Tanzanian cocoa, this chocolate bar is steeped in ginger tea and blended with cane and maple sugar for just the right amount of sweetness. Not a bad pick if you’re looking to go for a more classic and edible route this year.
Total Body Massager
Giving a free back massage isn’t quite enough of a Valentine’s Day gift for most. Show up with the Total Body massager from The Body Shop, however, and it’s a different story entirely. The roller balls on this Acacia wood tool help knead muscles and loosen up knotted backs, shoulders and legs. What says I love you more than that?
Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
Whether your partner is an aspiring or already well-accomplished baker, giving a cookbook is always a worthwhile gift. This one was written by Ken Forkish, a lauded baker based out of Portland, Oregon. The James Beard award-winning book contains recipes ranging from Neapolitan pizza dough to easy-to-make artisan bread.
J. Hannah Nail Polish
Something as simple as a good nail polish can go a long way on Valentine’s Day. This particular example from J. Hannah is made here in the USA and features an attractive, goes-with-everyting color.
URPower Essential Oil Diffuser
Don’t let the simple plastic construction on this oil diffuser turn you away. According to our own test, this is just about the best oil diffuser on the market for the money. Not only does it put out a steady stream of mist and operate with simple controls, it’s easy to clean and features an ambient light setting.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
This cream from Kiehl’s is among their most popular. In addition to providing day-long soft skin it has a non-greasy lightweight feel to it that’s great for all skin types. And sure, it may be on the more practical end of the spectrum, but giving someone the gift of everyday self care isn’t something to be shy about.
Norden Essential Oil Room Spray
Created with natural essential oils in Norden Goods’ California studio, these sprays have the power to make even the smallest room tucked in the deepest corner of the city feel a little less cramped. It doesn’t hurt that these look great on a shelf, either.
Outdoor Fellow No. 15 Cedarwood And Lavender Candle
Are room sprays or oil diffusers not quite the right match for your Valentine? Candles from Outdoor Fellow may be the move. Infused with an aromatic mix of rosemary, pine needle, cedarwood and lavender, these give off a light and natural scent that’ll burn for up to 50 hours.
The Bouqs Co. Tulips
When it comes to giving a Valentine’s Day gift, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Gifting something like a bouquet of tulips can do the trick. The Bouqs Co. lets you choose between 18, 36 or 54 tulips delivered with a signature vase.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
If a toy camera is one of those things your partner wants but won’t necessarily get for herself, you should consider the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9. The simple point-and-shoot camera comes in a variety of colors and 4 easy-to-adjust aperture settings for fun, casual shooting.
Sur La Table Cooking Classes
Looking for something that can double as a Valentine’s Day gift and a date night? Sign up for cooking classes at Sur La Table together. No matter how good a cook you may be, it’s always fun to add a new recipe to your collective arsenal.
Manduka X All Purpose Fitness Matt
Is your valentine a gym-going yoga nut? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider picking up something like this all-purpose fitness mat. Designed to be used for both yoga and floor work, the mat is made of a high-density material that both cushions and grips no matter how sweaty you are.
Corepower Yoga Drop-In
Sometimes the best gift isn’t a thing, but an experience. Picking up the cost on a drop-in class or even getting a package of classes from Corepower is a great way to go if your partner’s idea of a good time is working up a sweat.
Outdoor Voices 7/8 Springs Leggings
Fun, colorful and function forward — these leggings from Outdoor Voices are an ideal gift for the active valentine. The leggings come in a variety of different colors but all share the same functional and sweat-wicking fabric and a hidden waistband pocket.
Beverly Round Leather Strap Watch
If you’re inclined to give your valentine an accessory or jewelry on the 14th, you should consider this watch from Breda. It’s no fantastic accomplishment of watchmaking but it is sleek, well-designed and comes with a nice leather strap. Plus, you can probably write something to the effect of ‘always making time’ in the accompanying card.
Everlane The Oversized Alpaca Crew
Everyone loves being cozy — especially when it’s with something as nice as this alpaca sweater from Everlane. The lightweight and warm sweater has a comfortable and baggy fit that’s ideal for wearing on lazy weekends in or out on the casual date night.
Anthropologie Heartbeat Necklace
Designed by Erica Weiner, this simple but sweet 14K gold-plated necklace from Anthropologie features a thin chain and small heart with wording stamped into its center. A great way to make a more significant gesture this Valentine’s Day.
Valleybrink Road Gift Basket
For those who would rather give a lot of small things rather than one big one, gift boxes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. We’re particularly fond of these from Valleybrink Road. The boxes vary in size from mini to extra large and can come with either wine, sweet, savory or wellness-themed assortments.
Lululemon Pack It Down Again Vest
For trips to and from the yoga studio and everywhere in-between, Lululemon’s Pack it Down Again Vest is an ideal Valentine’s Day gift for the gym nut. As its name suggests, the lightweight layer packs down easily despite its more-than-ample 700-fill-power goose down insulation.
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