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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her: 11 Gifts She’ll Actually Love (and Love You For)

Valentine's Day Gifts

Finding the best Valentine’s Day gift isn’t always easy. You might have a million different ides for what to get your special woman! But what exactly does she want for Valentine’s Day. If you need some inspiration, these Valentine’s Day gift ideas should make finding the perfect present for her a little easier.

1. Mini Backpack Or Handbag

inc by macy's backpack in pink

There’s no better time for the lady in your life to spruce up her style with a new bag. Chic backpacks, like this one created exclusively for Macy’s by INC International Concepts, combine function and style. Your valentine will always be on-trend sporting this rosy colored bag. If she prefers a larger purse, consider one from the Michael Kors collection. This shoulder bag, available in black, brown, navy or grey, is ideal for work, play or your Valentine’s Day date night.

2. Scented Candles

WoodWick Lavender Spa Candle in jar

Set the scene for a romantic night with scented candles, like this Lavender Spa jar candle from Bed Bath & Beyond. WoodWick brand candles create a soft crackling sound as they burn, adding to the ambiance of the evening.

Best of all, the smell of lavender is believed to be an aphrodisiac.

3. Gift Cards So She Can Treat Herself

Let’s be honest – she probably knows exactly what she wants for Valentine’s Day. Instead of trying to guess, give her a gift card so she can pick out her own special treat. Multi-store gift cards are perfect for this. The Happy Lady and Happy You Cards are great options because they have something for everyone. They each feature seven popular brands. The Happy You Card can even be used for online shopping!

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4. Curling Iron or Flat Iron

red and black lava branded hair straightening iron

Whether your lady leans toward curly or straight locks, there’s a Chi hair tool that’s ideal for her look. Treat her to a high-end hair straightener or curling iron that she wouldn’t normally splurge on for herself. The Volcanic Lava Pro Ceramic Spin N Curl uses a unique design to protect hair from heat damage and create smooth, shiny curls that last. This Chi professional hair straightener features 1-inch ceramic plates for faster straightening without damage.

5. Makeup Brush Set and Eyeshadow Palette

Roll It Up PRO Make Up Brush Set

Choosing makeup colors is hard, but giving this complete makeup brush set is easy. Featuring eight brushes for the eyes, cheeks and face, this exclusive Sephora set comes in its own stylish carrying case. The love of your life will appreciate having all the tools she needs to achieve any look she wants before your next big date night.

If you feel daring, pair it with the MTHRSHP Sublime Golden Opulence Eyeshadow Palette by Pat McGrath Labs. This playful yet sophisticated combo of shimmers and mattes is perfect to prep for Valentine’s Day or any day.

If you’re shopping for a makeup lover, checkout our gift guide with the most popular makeup gift sets.

6. At-home Spa Treatments

Spa Candles For Massage

Pamper your Valentine with a romantic at-home spa treatment. Draw a lavish bath with Philosophy’s fresh cream bubble bath and have a plush Turkish cotton robe at the ready. Continue the luxuriating with the 24k Gold face mask (which is infused with real gold!) from this Peter Thomas Roth Made to Mask set. Round out the treatment with a rich body lotion and watch your love glow from the inside and out. Put all those goodies in a gift basket and she’ll be ready for the perfect spa day. Or give her the Happy Lady Gift Card that she can use at thousands of spas nationwide.

7. Fine Jewelry

carabiner heart bracelet gold

Jewelry is a classic Valentine’s Day gift for women. When you are deciding what type of jewelry to gift, pay attention to the styles your Valentine typically wears. If she often accents her outfits with bracelets, this carabiner heart bracelet is a tasteful mix of industrial and chic styles. If you are unsure, you can never go wrong with a pair of timeless pair of Swarovski crystal studs.

8. Lululemon Atheleisure Wear

lululemon half-zip scuba hoodie pink

Your Valentine will be sure to get her wear out of a good athleisure set. These Lululemon joggers are comfy and versatile, whether she is running errands or just relaxing at home. The fabric is stretchy, breathable and sweat-wicking so she will be ready for whatever the day throws at her. Pair it with a cozy, oversized 1/2-zip hoodies to complete the set. We can’t guarantee she will stop stealing your hoodies, but at least she will have her own stylish option in her closet. 

By the way, if she’s the sporty type, check out our gift guide for sports fans for even more Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

9. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Book Cover

World of Wonders is a meditation on the beauty and wonder of the world around us. A collection of essays and illustrations, World of Wonders can be consumed in bites or devoured whole. This book earned Barnes & Noble’s 2020 accolade for Book of the Year and is ranked as one of their most giftable titles. This is a joyful and centering read for your love to get lost in.

10. Coffee Mug

pink heart handle mug

A good cup of coffee or tea in the morning can set the tone for the entire day. Remind her with every sip how much you love her with one of these cute mugs. This adorable heart handle mug has a hand-crafted feel. These abstract kissing mugs can be bought in pairs so you have matching mugs to share your moments together.  Include some of her favorite coffee or tea and you have brewed up the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Valentine’s Day gifts don’t always need to be expensive. If you are looking for more budget-friendly gift ideas, use our budget gift guide for more inspiration.

11. Perfume

viktor&rolfe flowerbomb duo perfume set

Fragrance can be an intimate gift for the love of your life.  This Viktor&Rolfe Flowerbomb duo comes with a travel size roll-on as well as an extra vial and funnel for easy refills. Blooms of Sambac Jasmine embrace rose, orchid and freesia middle notes on a base of patchouli for a sweet floral expression. This everyday scent is sure to impress.

If you are not sure what the differences between top, middle and base notes are, check out our guide on popular women’s perfumes. We explain the different layers to a fragrance and have more popular scents suggestions.

No more guessing, ladies and gents. These Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to please the woman in your life. And if you’re still not sure if she’ll love one of these items, go with a gift card. Most of these gifts can be bought from brands featured on the Happy Lady and Happy You Cards, so you’ll know she’ll find something awesome!

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