Valentine's Day Gifts for Her
by Stephanie Petersen
Published April 29, 2010 | Updated January 11, 2015
Whether she’s a recent crush or you’ve been married for years, the perfect gift is out there. If you feel a little clueless about how to make her Valentine’s Day the best one yet, stop worrying! Here are the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for every type of romance in your life.
Gifts for Your Crush:
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Your heart skips a beat every time she's around, and you want to let her know you think she's special. If she isn't expecting a Valentine's Day gift from you, just the surprise will be a gift on its own, but you can reveal your feelings with a token of your affection.
- Romantic Movie
When “Netflix and chill” just doesn’t cut it, jumpstart the fireworks and suggest a movie night by giving her a romantic flick on DVD. Watch it together for a great Valentine’s Day date, and don’t forget to combine it with her favorite movies snacks for the full experience.
- Bouquet of Flowers
- Sweet Treats
Does she have a favorite sweet treat? If she’s not into the time-honored tradition of giving chocolates, choose another candy or dessert that better suits her sweet tooth.
Is there anything that makes a girl feel more warm and beautiful than cashmere? Make her Valentine’s Day luxurious with a cashmere scarf or sweater in her favorite color.
- Handbag or Purse
Who says your gift can’t be just as fashion forward as she is? Keep her feeling stylish with a new handbag to carry to all the dates you plan to take her on.
- Heart Jewelry
A traditional jewelry style that allows her to wear your love wherever she goes, heart jewelry comes in many shapes and sizes. Rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets can be found sporting her favorite gemstones and precious metals, from diamonds and sapphires to gold and sterling silver.
These timeless and romantic blooms are sure to make her day, especially when a rose bouquet is combined with a romantic dinner date.
- Weekend Getaway
Sometimes, the experience of a mini vacation trumps any gift that she could unwrap. Sweeten the surprise with travel books and new luggage so she’s prepared to be whisked away!
The two of you are in the business of making unforgettable memories. Allow her to preserve the best ones with a new digital camera -- bonus points if it comes in red or pink!
- Her Favorite Fragrance
Whether her scent of choice is floral and citrusy or warm and musky, she wears a particular fragrance you’ve come to know and love. Keep her favorite perfume in stock, or be bold and experiment with a new fragrances! Use our fragrance buying guide if you could use more help selecting new perfume for her.
A watch is an essential piece that combines style and practicality. Keep her punctual for your dates and looking sharp every day with a new watch! Shop her favorite designers for a timepiece that meshes with her style.
- Gift Basket
Who says you have to pick just one gift? Create your own gift basket with multiple small presents that speak to her personality. If you want to go with a theme, choose a Valentine's Day gift basket, a chocolate gift basket, or a spa basket!
Diamonds symbolize forever, since they are strong stones and representations of lasting beauty. Consider diamond jewelry such as rings, earrings, or necklaces to remind her of your love and commitment.
- Something Sexy
Lingerie can be a great gift for you both! Choose something in her favorite style or color that is sure to make her feel beautiful.
- Bedding Upgrade
Cozy up on Valentine’s Day under new down bedding or in soft, 600 thread count sheets. She'll love the added luxury and you'll both appreciate an improved night's sleep.
Look before you leap when it comes to giving jewelry to a crush. Diamonds and other gemstones can be quite an investment, so keep your gifts sweet and casual if things aren’t serious yet.
Gifts For Your Girlfriend:
You can’t imagine life before her, and things are going better than ever! Be personal and show how well you know her with gifts that tell her she’s one-in-a-million.
If she’s an unconventional woman, think outside the box by giving her an untraditional gift! Look for things that pair well with her favorite hobbies.
Gifts For Your Wife Or Long-Term Partner:
If you’re with her for the long-haul, through thick and thin and everything in between, a bond that special deserves an exceptional gift. Though you’re thankful for her each and every day, Valentine’s Day is an especially great opportunity to celebrate your life together.
Have fun and be romantic with your gifts! There are other times to give her practical things such as appliances, but Valentine’s Day is all about spoiling her.