Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Finding the best Valentine’s Day gift isn’t always easy. Perfume or a cozy robe for her? Cologne or a video game for him? If you need some inspiration, these top 10 gift ideas should make your hunt for the perfect present a little easier.

Gifts for Her

The special lady in your life will love these gifts from popular retailers.

1. Mini backpack or handbag

INC Farahh Backpack, Created for Macy's
INC Farahh Backpack, Created for Macy's

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

2. Scented Candles

WoodWick Lavender Spa Candle in jar
WoodWick® Lavender Spa 22 oz. Jar Candle

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. Digital Picture Frame

digital picture frame for valentines day
Aluratek 8-Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame in White with Touchscreen

Load up favorite pictures of you and your sweetie on a digital picture frame for a thoughtful and romantic gift she will treasure. Today’s digital frames are designed to match the decor of any space and look like a conventional frame. Showcase dozens of pictures in a variety of file formats on a bright LCD screen. 

4. Curling Iron or Flat Iron

red and black lava branded hair straightening iron
Lava 1 Inch Analog Hairstyling 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
SEPHORA COLLECTION - Roll It Up PRO 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.

Gifts for Him

From sportswear to gaming gear, treat your guy to a special gift from one of his favorite stores.

1. Cologne

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Pour Homme Eau de Toilette
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give your guy the chance to refresh his trademark scent. Consider Acqua di Gio Homme Eau de Toilette from Giorgio Armani. Top notes of Calabrian bergamot, neroli and green tangerine deliver the vibe of the Caribbean Sea, combined with rosemary, persimmon and patchouli for a distinctly masculine fragrance. You’ll love it as much as he does.

2. Sportswear

Dark Gray Under Armour Men's Rival Fleece Joggers
Under Armour Men's Rival Fleece Joggers

High-quality sportswear never goes out of style. Consider adding this zip-up sweatshirt to his collection. Available in a choice of seven different colors, this sweatshirt sports a subtle Under Armour logo and a kangaroo pocket. Your guy will love cozying up in this hoodie with a warm fleece lining—at least he will until you fleece it from him. Pair the hoodie with these Under Armour Rival fleece jogging pants for a fun winter weekend hanging by the fireplace and streaming movies.

3. Video Games

dragon ball z kakarot video game for ps4
DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT

Is your guy the gamer type? GameStop has all the latest titles for every platform, including Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Surprise your valentine with a brand-new release like Dragonball Z Kakarot, an open-world action role-playing game based on the characters in the popular anime series. Prefer a game with more building and less battling? Harvest Moon Light of Hope Special Edition for PS4 takes off where the original farming game left off. The story takes you to a small harbor town, where your job is to help the community rebuild after a storm and create a life for yourself.

4. Video Game Controller

Xbox One Ocean Shadow Special Edition Wireless Controller
Xbox One Ocean Shadow Special Edition Wireless Controller

Is it time for your favorite gamer to upgrade his controller? The Xbox One Ocean Shadow Special Edition wireless controller has twice the range of standard Xbox controllers, while the sleek, streamlined design makes game navigation easier than ever. Bluetooth technology enables the controller to connect wirelessly to tablets or Windows 10 PCs. Give him a gift that puts the power in his hands.

If Xbox is not his game system of choice, consider the Sony DUALSHOCK 4 Rose Gold wireless controller. The DUALSHOCK controller features analog sticks and trigger buttons. The integrated light bar, when used with the PlayStation Camera, allows for player identification and screen adjustment with other players in the room. The Share button makes it easy to tap into the PS4’s social functions. 

5. Wristwatch

Bulova Marine Star Blue Dial Stainless Steel Chronograph Diving Bracelet Watch
Bulova Marine Star Blue Dial Stainless Steel Chronograph Diving Bracelet Watch

Even in the age of Apple Watch and other fitness bands, what your man wears around his wrist still makes a statement. If your guy isn’t into smartwatches, consider giving him a watch that suits his personality. This stainless steel, water-resistant Bulova watch is perfect for the man who doesn’t follow trends but still wants a sturdy, functional and stylish timepiece on his wrist.

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Still uncertain about shopping for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your significant other? A Happy Card gift card lets your loved one pick out their favorite gift from any of the stores listed above as well as many more. There’s no need for you to worry about sizes, colors or preferred game platforms when you give a Happy Card! A gift card is always the right size and style for the one you love, especially on Valentine’s Day.

assortment of happy cards gift cards
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