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Updated June 3, 2024

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show affection to your loved one. Homemade cards, candy hearts, sweet-smelling flowers, and sexy lingerie are all on Cupid’s greatest hits list, but there are endless ways to say “I love you” with the perfect gift for her. And sometimes, thinking outside the (chocolate) box is the best way to delight your darling Valentine this year.

What to consider when choosing a Valentine's Day Gift for her

Any kind of gift giving should take into account the individual receiving it. Whether you are shopping for your Valentine's or a birthday present, the key to great gift-giving is carefully considering the recipient and what they love, their hobbies, interests, and personality. If you are in a new relationship, take the time to ask subtle questions or make careful observations when you are together. Gift giving should be fun, not stressful, so here are some things to consider when Valentine’s Day shopping for the best gifts for women.

Think outside the (gift) box

On Valentine’s Day, it is easy to grab some chocolates and roses and call it a day, and while there is nothing wrong with tradition, taking the time to think about the recipient, do they love houseplants over fresh-cut flowers or prefer licorice over bon-bons, can help you choose a thoughtful gift. If you are giving a gift to someone you don’t know well, start with what you have in common. For example, maybe you both enjoy going to the movies (consider tickets to a new show) or hiking (cute wool socks), and you can build gifts around that. Or consider giving a gift that would be meaningful to you like a copy of your favorite book. Take whatever details you know about a person and use your imagination.

Consider the individual

Valentine’s Day often brings champagne, rose petals, and chocolates to mind, but make sure you are tailoring your gifts to the individual. You wouldn’t want to give someone sober a bottle of wine, or offer a box of truffles to someone allergic to dairy. Don’t be afraid to ask someone you may be dating but not know very well outright if they have allergies or similar health issues. If you know nothing is off limits, consider what the recipient loves, from their hobbies to their favorite flowers. And check sizes before you purchase clothing or lingerie.

Set a budget or limit on your gifts

Don’t go broke over Valentine’s Day when a thoughtful homemade cardcan go a long way. You can find ways to show your affection without maxing out your Amex, and if you don’t know someone well, buying an expensive gift runs the risk of creating an awkward situation. Small gifts with sentimental value may be a safer route to take, but if you want to splurge, discussing a price range with your partner, spouse, or girlfriend can be a good way to set some spending limits without ruining a surprise.

Best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts for her

Japanese Snacks and Candy Subscription from Sakuraco

Send something sweet (there’s still time order) as a one-time gift, or send a subscription to keep the love going all year long. This box of Japanese treats will be a delight to anyone who loves to try new snacks and leans towards sweet over savory. Tip: There’s still time to get a Valentine Collection box full of pretty heart-shaped treats, beautiful ceramics, and more before the big day.

Price on publish: Various options ($37.50 for a one-month single delivery, $35.50/month for 3 months, $33.50/month for 6 months, $32.50/month for 12 months)

Japanese Snacks and Candy Subscription from Sakuraco

Japanese Snacks and Candy Subscription from Sakuraco

Bloomsy Box

There is still time to order flowers for Valentine’s Day via Bloomsy Box; plus, if you order now, you’ll receive 15% off gorgeous bouquets of flowers that she is sure to love.

Price on publish: Various options (Valentine’s Day arrangements start at around $49.99; subscription options for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly deliveries are also available)

Bloomsy Box

Cameo

If you really want to surprise the one you love, Cameo will let you send out a personalized message from a celebrity. Don’t tell your sweetheart you love her on Valentine’s Day; let a celebrity do it. This is a great last-minute gift because you may be able to turn it around within 24 hours. You can access thousands of celebrities on the platform and request a personalized video message just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Price on publish: Various options

personalized message from a celebrity

personalized message from a celebrity

Lego Rose Bouquet

Give her flowers that will never die with Lego, bonus points if she’s a Lego lover at heart. She can build her bouquet and then enjoy it all year long. Order ASAP (standard shipping is three to five business days) to get these blooms by Valentine’s Day; though it’s worth checking nearby big box or toy stores (or Barnes & Noble) to find a set in stock by you, ready for pickup. There are a few Valentine’s Day themes, but our favorites are the tiny plants or roses options.

Price on publish: Various options

Lego Rose Bouquet

Lego Rose Bouquet

DASH Heartshape Mini Waffle Maker

Win her heart with this mini waffle maker that will cook one gorgeous heart at a time. The best part is its one-day delivery on Amazon, so all you need to do is run to the store and don’t forget the maple syrup this Valentine’s Day.

Price on publish: $16

DASH Mini Maker for Individual Waffles, Hash Browns, Keto Chaffles with Easy to Clean, Non-Stick Surfaces, 4 Inch, Red Love Heart

DASH Mini Maker for Individual Waffles, Hash Browns, Keto Chaffles with Easy to Clean, Non-Stick Surfaces, 4 Inch, Red Love Heart

Baked by Melissa Mini Cupcakes

If you live in Boston or New York City and find yourself searching for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, you can get beautiful (and delicious) mini cupcakes delivered to your (or her) door on the same day you order them. These sweet treats can even be delivered with Valentine’s cards in various box sizes, including 25 or 50 cupcakes in a mix of flavors - 6, 12, or 16 different ones to select from, as well - and come in a cute box Valentine’s themed container.

Price on publish: Various, Valentine’s Day treat options start at $37 (for 25 mini red velvet cupcakes)

Baked by Melissa Mini Cupcakes

Baked by Melissa Mini Cupcakes

Ticketmaster

If you really wait until the 11th hour for a gift, Ticketmaster is a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day because you can choose from a wide range of entertainment to wine and dine her throughout the year. Choose from tickets to her favorite Broadway or Off-Broadway show, music concerts, and stand-up comedy.

Price on publish: Various

Ticketmaster

Headspace Subscription

A subscription to Headspace can offer solace to your sweetheart. It's a gift that can help her (or you) mediate, work through stress and anxiety, help improve sleep habits, and more. Simple and easy to navigate, this is a gift she will likely use every day. Choose a subscription plan that best fits your budget, and maybe buy one for yourself too.

Price on publish: Depends on subscription; monthly is $12.99/month, annual is $69.99

Headspace Subscription

Headspace Subscription

Uncommon Experiences

This is an easy last-minute digital gift that you can personalize thanks to the many offerings by Uncommon Goods venture called Uncommon Experiences. Choose from unique online classes like learning the basics of astrology, comic book design, couples creative painting, dinner for two cooking classes, the art of tarot reading, and, if you want to celebrate with your favorite furry canine, there is even a dog massage therapy class. Offerings usually download within 24 hours. You can also choose your gift based on price: Under $50, Under $100, or under $150.

Price on publish: Depends on class

Uncommon Experiences

Uncommon Experiences

Uncommon Goods, Turkish Lace Nesting Bowls

This gift ships usually within 24 hours so if you have left your gifts until the last minute, do not miss this opportunity to serve up beautiful heart-shaped nesting bowls from Turkey. Choose between a blue or red design, these nesting bowls are perfect for happy hour treats, and if she loves handmade ceramics, they are sure to win her heart.

Price on publish: $58

Turkish Lace Nesting Heart Bowls - Set of 3

Turkish Lace Nesting Heart Bowls - Set of 3

Uncommon Goods, Copper Heart Horseshoe Art

Send her love and luck with this handmade copper heart horseshoe art. Traditionally hung over a doorway for protection, horseshoes are a symbol of all good things, so this unusual Valentine is perfect for sending prosperity to the one you love. And luck is really on your side if you waited too long to find a gift, because this beauty ships within 24 hours, typically.

Price on publish: $78

Copper Heart Horseshoe Art

Copper Heart Horseshoe Art

Best Valentine’s Day food gifts for her

Nguyen Coffee Supply The Original Vietnamese Coffee Trio

If your lover loves coffee, this trio of Vietnamese coffees will warm their hearts. Made from imported hand-picked coffee beans and roasted in Brooklyn, New York, these three samples (Arabica, Peaberry Robusta, and Arabica & Robusta) are sustainable and delicious.

The Original Vietnamese Coffee Trio - Whole Beans

The Original Vietnamese Coffee Trio - Whole Beans

Godiva Heart Assorted Dark Chocolate Gift

There’s a reason everyone loves a classic, so don’t overlook a box of delicious dark assorted chocolates, including adorable foil-wrapped hearts. Godiva is known for its high-quality and affordable confectionaries. We love this heart-shaped box with a swoosh of pink filled with Godiva’s well-loved chocolates filled with raspberry ganache, silky caramel, and other flavors sure to delight your darling on Valentine’s Day.

Price on publish: $43.00

Godiva Heart Assorted Dark Chocolate Gift

Godiva Heart Assorted Dark Chocolate Gift

BonBon Medium Gift Box

If your sweetheart loves candy, this gift box from BonBon, an importer of Swedish treats, lets you mix and match sweets like red and black licorice, sweet and sour gummies (we are partial to the sour blackberry Swedish fish), and chocolates (dipped orange slices are delightful) to create a customized gift she’s sure to love. Choose between a pretty pink gift box or BonBon’s limited edition rouge box for Valentine’s Day for just a few bucks more.

Price on publish: $28

BonBon Medium Gift Box

BonBon Medium Gift Box

Olive and Cocoa’s Heart Windowpane Cookies

Two dozen heart-shaped, gluten-free beauties come packed in a cute wooden crate that will remind her of how much she loves you (and the cookies) long after the raspberry-filled windowpane cookies are gone.

Price on publish: $58

Olive and Cocoa’s Heart Windowpane Cookies

Olive and Cocoa’s Heart Windowpane Cookies

Edible Arrangements Hand-Dipped White and Semisweet Chocolate Strawberries Box

If your favorite lady loves strawberries, this gift set of hand-dipped white and semisweet chocolate red gems will certainly please her palette. Edible Arrangements can deliver a box of 12 delicious berries straight to her door in a pretty red and white box.

Price on publish: $46.99

Edible Arrangements Hand-Dipped White and Semisweet Chocolate Strawberries Box

Edible Arrangements Hand-Dipped White and Semisweet Chocolate Strawberries Box

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Spice things up with this “make your own hot sauce” kit for Valentine’s Day. If she appreciates bold flavors and likes to dabble in the kitchen, she may enjoy experimenting with this six-bottle kit containing spices, vinegar, and a recipe book to develop your own hot sauce.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Fishwife's The Tinned Fish Serving Set

The popular brand Fishwife is selling a beautiful collection of tinned fish plus a serving board and utensils to make a memorable happy hour for your fish-loving Valentine. This colorful and cheerful set will bring a smile, and you can choose three tins to go with your kit from seven fish offerings like sardines and hot pepper, wild-caught smoked Albacore tuna, smoked rainbow trout, and others.

Price on publish: $140.00

Fishwife's The Tinned Fish Serving Set

Fishwife's The Tinned Fish Serving Set

Best Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts for her

Brilliant Earth Hydrangea Bouquet Earrings

These flowers may not smell, but they will last forever. Consider buying her a set of cluster earrings inspired by blue hydrangeas made from 14k yellow gold or silver, London Blue topaz, aquamarine, sapphire, and a diamond.

Price on publish: $595

Brilliant Earth Hydrangea Bouquet Earrings

Brilliant Earth Hydrangea Bouquet Earrings

Anthropologie Delicate Monogram Necklace

Monograms never go out of style, and this slender one-strand monogram necklace with a sidelined initial won’t break the bank at under $40. It is 17 inches long and can be paired with other necklaces for a layered look.

Delicate Monogram Necklace

Delicate Monogram Necklace

1st Dibs 14 Karat White Gold 3.12 Carat Diamond Tennis Necklace

If luxury is her middle name and your bank account can afford it, this classic stunner will surely surprise your Valentine. Made from 14-karat white gold and 213 round diamonds, it measures 17 inches and has a safety clasp closure, so you don’t have to worry about it slipping off. This is extremely expensive, so consider your recipient carefully before you reach for your credit card.

14 Karat White Gold 3.12 Carat Diamond Tennis Necklace

14 Karat White Gold 3.12 Carat Diamond Tennis Necklace

Waldorf Astoria Chandelier Earrings

When the famed Waldorf Astoria shuttered its doors in 2017, artist John Wind salvaged its opulent chandeliers to create art deco-inspired dangling earrings that shimmer and sparkle with the crystals that once shone in the great landmark hotel. Gold tassels complement these gold-plated creations that are sure to impress. Earrings are 0.5" W x 2.75" in length.

Waldorf Astoria Chandelier Earrings

Waldorf Astoria Chandelier Earrings

Swarovski Iconic Swan pendant

Swans are known to be monogamous birds; most mate for life, so what’s more romantic than a swan pendant necklace to remind her of your enduring love.Swarovski’s iconic Swan symbol motif pendant necklace is available in a rose gold-tone plated or rhodium-plated chain and a black crystal pavé or blue crystal swan.

Price on publish: $100

Swarovski Iconic Swan pendant

Swarovski Iconic Swan pendant

Best Valentine’s Day couples gifts

Date Night Ideas Scratch-Off Cards

If you struggle with what to do on a date night, this box of scratch-off idea cards can add some excitement to your life. Scratch off a card to receive your date night challenge, and then get to work creating a night to remember. If you work nights, never fear; the color-coded cards offer a range of times (morning, afternoon, and evening) and price ranges for each idea.

Romantic Couples Gift - Fun & Adventurous Date Night Box - Scratch Off Card Game with Exciting Date Ideas for Couple: Girlfriend Boyfriend Newlywed Wife or Husband.

Romantic Couples Gift - Fun & Adventurous Date Night Box - Scratch Off Card Game with Exciting Date Ideas for Couple: Girlfriend Boyfriend Newlywed Wife or Husband.

BOXT Limited Edition 8-Wine Tasting Kit

Do you both love trying new wines but don’t live close to a vineyard? Bring an evening of wine tasting straight to your living room with this limited edition kit from a female-founded Napa winery consisting of eight samples of wine (four white and four reds). Use the wine guide with tasting notes and the sommelier-led virtual tasting videos.

Price on publish: $69

BOXT Limited Edition 8-Wine Tasting Kit

BOXT Limited Edition 8-Wine Tasting Kit

I See Me! Personalized Photo Puzzle

Valentine’s Day for many falls during a potentially very cold month, so why not light a romantic fire and curl up with a puzzle you can do together? The best part is you can create a custom puzzle using your favorite photo from a cherished memory and let her be surprised by the image as the 500-piece puzzle fits together. Check out these online framing services to turn your photos into art for another cool gift.

Photo Puzzle, Pet Puzzle, Wedding Puzzle, Family Reunion Puzzle - 500 Piece, Custom Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults (Horizontal) - I See Me!

Photo Puzzle, Pet Puzzle, Wedding Puzzle, Family Reunion Puzzle - 500 Piece, Custom Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults (Horizontal) - I See Me!

BestSelf Intimacy Deck

If you want to get closer to your new girlfriend but don’t know where to start, this intimacy deck may be a fun way to start with 150 conversation prompts to spark some flames. The cards have six categories (life, about you, relationship, intimacy, and random) to choose from, and if you pair them with some delicious treats and drinks, you can create a night of great conversation to help you grow closer.

BestSelf Intimacy Deck 150 Relationship Building Conversation Cards Starters Couples Games, Meaningful Couples Card Game - Romantic Couples Strengthen Relationship Cards, and Questions for Couples

BestSelf Intimacy Deck 150 Relationship Building Conversation Cards Starters Couples Games, Meaningful Couples Card Game - Romantic Couples Strengthen Relationship Cards, and Questions for Couples

Best Valentine’s Day experience gifts

Sur La Table Online Cooking Class

Pick a 90 to 120-minute cooking course to share with your sweetheart. These virtual sessions from professional chefs come in a range of recipe options from: “Date Night” Surf and Turf, New Orleans Favorites, Spanish Paella, and many more. If you two have a sweet tooth, there are also baking courses to create scrumptious treats like chocolate lava cake and raspberry macarons. Shopping tip: Meal delivery services also make great gifts for those interested in expanding their culinary horizons on a regular basis.

Sur La Table Online Cooking Class

Sur La Table Online Cooking Class

Rosetta Stone

Learn to say “I love you” in a new language or 25 of them when you surprise her with a Rosetta Stone (offers 25 languages from Farsi to French) subscription from three to 12 months, or if you really love her, a lifetime membership.

Hilton Resort Stays

Give the gift of relaxation when you weep her off her feet (make sure to check her calendar first!) and away from all the snowy winter weather this Valentine’s Day. Hilton’s resorts in Cabo, Scottsdale, or Myrtle Beach all offer affordable packages with amenities like spas and pools.

Hilton Resort Stays

Hilton Resort Stays

The Plunge Cold Water Plunge Tub

Surprise her with a cold water plunge tub so she can experience one of the hottest wellness trends around. Available for indoor or outdoor use, you can set your temperature as low as 39 degrees for easy (and chilly) cold water plunging.

Price on publish: $4,990

The Plunge Cold Water Plunge Tub

The Plunge Cold Water Plunge Tub

Best Valentine’s Day self-care gifts for her

​​Conair Foot Pedicure Spa with Soothing Vibration Massage

Let her soak her feet in peace with this foot spa designed to relax while softening callused feet. If you’re nice, she might let you use it, too.

Conair Soothing Pedicure Foot Spa Bath with Soothing Vibration Massage, Deep Basin Relaxing Foot Massager with Jets, Pink/White

Conair Soothing Pedicure Foot Spa Bath with Soothing Vibration Massage, Deep Basin Relaxing Foot Massager with Jets, Pink/White

Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set

This aromatherapy steam set of five cubes is pretty and works wonders (full disclosure: the author has purchased a set for herself) to create a calming, sweet-smelling shower experience. Scents include lemongrass, lavender, mint, and eucalyptus.

Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set - Set of 12

Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set - Set of 12

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

If she loves to read, she’ll definitely call this self-care. Amazon’s signature Kindle Paperwhite has 10 weeks of battery life, an auto-adjusting front light to stave off eye strain, wireless charging, and 32 GB of storage. Valentine’s Day tip: download a romantic book of poems as a surprise.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB) – With auto-adjusting front light, wireless charging, 6.8“ display, and up to 10 weeks of battery life – Without Lockscreen Ads – Black

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32 GB) – With auto-adjusting front light, wireless charging, 6.8“ display, and up to 10 weeks of battery life – Without Lockscreen Ads – Black

The Bouqs Co. Subscription of Farm Fresh Flowers

Show your love with bouquets of fresh farm flowers from The Bouqs Co. so she can enjoy beautiful buds all year long. The subscription flower delivery collection offers 50+ farm-fresh greens and flowers with everything from houseplants to floral arrangements. You can select your gift subscription based on size (bouquet), recipient, and how often you want the flowers to ship. You get to customize your first bouquet, too.

The Bouqs Co. Subscription of Farm Fresh Flowers

The Bouqs Co. Subscription of Farm Fresh Flowers

Diptyque Baies (Berries) and Roses Duo (Valentine's Day Edition)

This special edition set by Diptyque is meant to be burned together. Enjoy the green scent of Baies in concert with the floral notes from the Roses candle. They smell heavenly, and the pretty packaging makes for lovely decor.

Price on publish: $156

Diptyque Baies (Berries) and Roses Duo (Valentine's Day Edition)

Diptyque Baies (Berries) and Roses Duo (Valentine's Day Edition)

Best clothing and accessories gifts for her

Nike Air Jordan 1 Low SE

These hot pink and red sneakers practically scream Valentine’s Day, but they will last long after the first swoon, thanks to Nike craftsmanship. Guaranteed to turn heads, show your love by giving her this wearable Valentine.

Women's Air Jordan 1 Low SE Shoes in Pink, Size: 11.5 | FB9893-600

Women's Air Jordan 1 Low SE Shoes in Pink, Size: 11.5 | FB9893-600

Araks Lingerie

Araks ranked among the best lingerie for women due to its beautiful handmade silk and satin underthings, like sexy full and half slips. These gorgeous undergarments are sustainably made and may be worth the splurge since these well-designed garments will last for years if you take good care of them.

Araks Lingerie

Araks Lingerie

Uwila Warrior Sustainable Lounge Set Bundle

Most people love to lounge around, and this sweet lilac shorts set with gold trim is a step away from lingerie but still fits the bill if you want to give her something pretty to wear. Thanks to a comfortable fit, these are counted as some of the best pajamas for women, but they can also be worn around the house when the weekend rolls around.

Uwila Warrior Sustainable Lounge Set Bundle

Uwila Warrior Sustainable Lounge Set Bundle

Marshmallow Warmies Slippers

Her feet will stay warm this winter with this comforting Valentine’s Day gift. The best part? These are no ordinary slippers but are fully microwavable and scented lightly with French lavender. Made from faux marshmallow-like fur and memory foam soles, you simply stick them in your microwave to warm, and presto, they will provide an hour of sweet-smelling comfort. Buy yourself a pair, too, for a love match.

Warmies¨ Slippers Marshmallow Brown - Heatable House Slippers - Fully Microwavable - Gently Scented With French Lavender - Non-S

Warmies¨ Slippers Marshmallow Brown - Heatable House Slippers - Fully Microwavable - Gently Scented With French Lavender - Non-S

White + Warren Cashmere Heart Sleeve Crewneck Sweater

Does she wear her heart on her sleeve? Well, now she can when you surprise her with this cashmere sweater with a single intarsia-knit heart strategically placed at the wrist. Choose from black (pale pink heart) or camel (red heart), depending on her favorite colors. Note: They also sell a similar-looking heart-decorated cashmere scarf too.

Price on publish: $355

White + Warren Cashmere Heart Sleeve Crewneck Sweater

White + Warren Cashmere Heart Sleeve Crewneck Sweater

Best Valentine’s Day wine, spirits, and beer gifts for her

Dry Farm Wines Gift Box

If she loves wine, this gift box of sustainably grown, sugar-free, additive-free organic wine might be a great choice. Carefully curated, Dry Farm Wines does offer subscription boxes, but you can try it out with a gift box, as well. Its one-time gift box contains three bottles of wine, and you can select red, white, mixed, sparkling, or rosé wines. The best part about this gift? She might share it with you.

Dry Farm Wines Gift Box

Dry Farm Wines Gift Box

Champagne Gummy Bears by Sugarfina

These champagne gummy bears are a sweet treat she won’t have to share with her kids (or anyone else). Made by Sugarfina, and imported from Germany, known for confectionary creations, these sweet treats are made with these Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne. (Note: These are non-alcoholic.) The tiny pink and white bears taste like classic Brut and fashionable Rosé. It's a sweet and sophisticated treat if your sweetheart loves gummies (and champagne).

Price on publish: $8.95

Champagne Gummy Bears by Sugarfina

Champagne Gummy Bears by Sugarfina

Compartés Macallan Scotch Whiskey Truffles

If your lady loves whiskey and chocolate, she’ll love this two-in-one gift. These chocolate truffles contain 18-year-old Macallan single-malt scotch and chocolate ganache. Coated in single-origin chocolate and packed in a pretty gift box, there are 20, 40, or 80 perfect pieces of beautifully gilded truffles that a whiskey lover will appreciate.

Price on publish: $69.95

Compartés Macallan Scotch Whiskey Truffles

Compartés Macallan Scotch Whiskey Truffles

Bespoke Post Square One Mini Keg

This mini keg comes in a Valentine's cherry red color that will remind her of the love she has for you…and beer. It fits in most refrigerators and holds 128 ounces of her favorite ale, lager, sour, or any other beer (or beverage).

Square One Mini Keg, - Squarekeg | Memorial Day Deals

Square One Mini Keg, - Squarekeg | Memorial Day Deals

Best perfume gift for her

Bond No 9, NYC The Grand Bon Bon Box

If you want a splurgy gift that looks like a box of the most delicious treats, the Grand Bon Bon Box from Bond No 9 NYC is dressed to impress, with brightly wrapped foil perfume samples in a gold-lined coffret. This collection of Bond No 9’s scents may be the love potion you are looking for this Valentine’s Day. It is among the best perfumes for women if you can afford the price.

Price on publish: $550

Bond No 9, NYC The Grand Bon Bon Box

Bond No 9, NYC The Grand Bon Bon Box

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau De Parfum

Subtly sexy and (bonus) shareable (non-gender specific—in fact, it made our list of the best colognes for men as well), this eau de parfum is made with notes of violet, cardamom, cedarwood, sandalwood, and leather. It is a long-lasting scent for those who prefer to smell less like flowers and more like wood and wet earth.

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum at Nordstrom, Size 0.5 Oz

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum at Nordstrom, Size 0.5 Oz

Kensie So Pretty Gift Set

This is definitely for the girl who likes all things sweet and sunny. If she would rather wear a bouquet than receive one, So Pretty will help her smell like fruit and flowers all year round. The red, white, and gold box also makes a Valentine-esque statement.

Price on publish: $75

Kensie So Pretty Gift Set

Kensie So Pretty Gift Set

Diptyque L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU/Refillable Solid Perfume

Another swan symbol to signify your devotion is this perfume, solid inside a compact, so she can easily take it wherever she goes. On the front of the compact, a white swan glides among water lilies underneath a bower of laurel leaves. Inside rose combined with fruity accents of tart blackcurrant berries smells sexy without being overpowering, plus it can be used in moderation on pressure points thanks to its solid form.

Price on publish: $75

Diptyque L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU/Refillable Solid Perfume

Diptyque L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU/Refillable Solid Perfume

How we selected the best Valentine's Day Gifts for her

I researched some of the most popular and unusual Valentine’s Day gifts on the market for the last several years based on reviews, word-of-mouth from friends and family, and prices. Most importantly, I consulted with women (friends, neighbors, and family members) of all ages about the kinds of Valentine’s Day gifts they received or would like to receive in the future.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When is Valentine's Day 2024?

Valentine’s Day always falls on February 14 and in 2024, it falls on a Wednesday, which will liven up your midweek.

What do you get a woman for Valentine's Day?

It depends on the woman! Some women love romantic gifts, while others like spicier options; some women like flowers, and others are allergic. Think about the individual - what they like and dislike, and their hobbies and interests, and buy a gift that considers who they are and what they love.

What is a good Valentine’s gift for girlfriends?

When shopping for a gift for your girlfriend, whether a new relationship or a long-time love, you should take some time to reflect on what makes her special. Maybe she loves to travel or can’t resist a great board game. Think about what she loves and enjoys and go from there. If you are really stumped, flowers and chocolate are classics for a reason.

What are the three most popular Valentine's Day gifts?

According to 2023 research by the National Retailers Federation (NRF), the top three gifts consumers planned to give for Valentine’s Day were, in this order, chocolate, greeting cards, and flowers, with an evening out and jewelry coming in fourth and fifth as top gifts.

What is the best gift for your wife on Valentine's Day?

The best gift to give your wife on Valentine’s Day depends on who you are married to. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all present to please all wives. Think about what she likes, her hobbies, her passions, and what gifts are meaningful to her before you buy, and remember, it’s not the gift. It's the thoughtfulness and love behind it that really matters.

What’s a Galentine?

Valentines for your friends, often called Galentines, are a great way to show your platonic pals how much they mean to you. Traditional gifts of flowers and chocolates will likely be appreciated, but beautiful paper cards, bottles of wine, or even a handmade coupon book of “things to do together” like a movie night, winter hike, or an at-home wine tasting for your best friends, are all suggestions for relatively inexpensive ways to say “thank you for being a friend” on Valentine’s Day.

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