40 Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her
Unique Valentine’s Day gifts can be frustratingly hard to find. This year, skip the standard red rose bouquet and chocolate hearts in favor of a more personalized present she’ll adore. With so many inventive ways to express your love, how can you choose just one Valentine’s Day gift? Though it may be hard to narrow down, you can be sure to find something (or perhaps, two or even three things) in our annual Valentine’s Day gift guide for her, featuring a carefully curated array of the best gifts for the woman in your life.
If she’s someone who loves to pamper herself or unwind after a long day (and who doesn’t?), try a box of gourmet "chocolate" bath bombs or plush organic herbal booties. If she errs on the more practical side, a reusable shopping tote or a colorful umbrella will surely appeal to her sensibilities. For those who appreciate a sentimental gesture, we’ve got you covered in that department, too: From a necklace that can be personalized with the important dates in her life to a customizable cloth-bound journal made for recording life’s experiences and hard-won wisdom, these selections are sure to tug at her heartstrings. And since a little humor never hurt anyone, there’s even an apology notepad included (presumably, as an add-on gift!) for the beloved lady in your life who loves a good joke. Click through to peek at our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts of the year that are sure to impress your wife, partner, best friend, or mother-in-law. While you’re at it, keep this link handy so you’re ready to treat her with yet another present once the next big gifting holiday rolls around.
Coffee iPhone Case
Coffee is always a good idea, and so is this cheeky phone case that displays her love of caffeine loud and clear. Available for iPhones only, the transparent phone case is a cheeky gift option for any coffee connoisseur.
To buy: $35; nordstrom.com.
Free People Knit Blanket Scarf
Help her get her cozy on with this oversized knit blanket scarf that's equal parts posh and plush. Available in six different shades, it's the versatile everyday accessory she'll reach for once temperatures drop.
To buy: $48; nordstrom.com.
Lunya Washable Silk Dream Kit
Give the gift of a good night's sleep with a luxe silk set from the sleepwear brand on everyone's wish list. Each touchable kit comes with thermo-regulating pajamas, a washable silk sleep mask, and a coordinating scrunchie she'll love.
To buy: $218; lunya.co.
14-Karat Gold Pearl Earrings
Cast from recycled 14-karat gold, Melissa Joy Manning’s handcrafted hoop earrings are ideal for everyday wear. This dainty pair is adorned with tiny freshwater pearls, and the design is just delicate enough to coordinate with nearly every outfit in her closet.
To buy: $225; melissajoymanning.com.
Personalized Photo Book
Fill this sentimental scrapbook with photos old and new, and you're instantly in for an unforgettable Valentine's Day gift. Each modern, soft-cover book is entirely customizable down to its color and contents, helping you to design a keepsake gift that's truly one-of-a-kind.
To buy: from $20; artifactuprising.com.
Le Creuset Classic Tea Kettle
A classic tea kettle is and will forever be a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift, especially for the tea-sipper who enjoys a good brew. Available in ten punchy colors including red, teal, and matte white, this durable kettle will last her for thousands of cups to come.
To buy: $100; williams-sonoma.com.
Binge-Watching Beauty Kit
This kit is ideal for the woman who appreciates beauty as well as quality television. Perfect for pampering while bingeing on her favorite show, she'll get face cleansing towelettes, a nail file, fuzzy socks, hand lotion, coasters, a decision coin, a sofa yoga guide, and more in this kit.
To buy: $25, ulta.com.
Pink Heart Notebook
Jot down notes or begin a regular journaling habit with the help of Appointed's signature collection of notebooks. Available in colors ranging from chambray blue to blossom pink, each colorful desk accessory comes with the option of lined, grid, or blank ruling.
To buy: $24; appntd.com.
Function of Beauty Personalized Haircare
Surprise her with a personalized Valentine's gift that's just as unique as she is with Function of Beauty haircare. The popular beauty brand promotes happy hair with customizable shampoo and conditioner sets that are crafted for each and every customer.
To buy: From $36; functionofbeauty.com.
Bloomscape Potted Plant
Give the gift of a green thumb with a live present from Bloomscape. The online, potted plant destination delivers full-grown flora directly to your door, and easy-care options include office plants and pet-friendly finds.
To buy: from $65; bloomscape.com.
Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase
Help her get a heavenly night of sleep (finally!) with this luxurious pillowcase. It’s made of pure silk to add elegance and comfort to her everyday bedding. Unlike normal cotton pillowcases, the sham is hypoallergenic and will protect her skin and hair from scratches, creases, and tugs. She’ll wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated (and without any weird lines or indentations on her face from sleeping a certain way). The sham fits standard pillow sizes, so all she has to do to transform her bed is slip it over her regular pillow.
To buy: $85; anthropologie.com.
Jennifer Meyer Mini Open Heart Studs
Gift these delicate heart studs to a partner, friend, or family member for a sentimental gift they'll remember for years to come. Crafted from 18-karat yellow gold, the stud earrings look sweet worn alone or with other gilded baubles.
To buy: $275; jennifermeyer.com.
My Little Valentine Mouth Box
Treat her in the sweetest way with this curated dessert box by Mouth. Dubbed the “My Little Valentine” box, the kit features fresh, small-batch goodies like marshmallow hearts, strawberries and cream salt water taffy, and popcorn made from dark chocolate and cherries.
To buy: $58; mouth.com.
Wine Yoga Mat
Encourage her to enjoy a glass of vino after savasana with this wine yoga mat that tells it like it is. Buy one for a friend, and pick one up for yourself while you're at it for a little extra exercise motivation.
To buy: $32; amazon.com.
Eberjey Gisele Sleepshirt
When in doubt, a pajama set is a no-fail gift—and one that she’ll use forever. She’ll never want to take off this ultra soft, extra comfortable pajama shirt. With a classic trim and style, it’s a fit for the woman in your life who has timeless, elegant style. The shirt is made of modal and spandex, so it’s loose and stretchy enough for sleep—choose from black, navy, and pale pink options. If you want to add in a little something extra to the present, we recommend considering a pair of fuzzy slippers to complete the look.
To buy: $89; bloomingdales.com.
Stitch Fix Styling Gift Card
With Stitch Fix, your significant other can enjoy a personalized shopping experience and stay outfitted in the latest trends. After she fills out a style profile, a personal stylist will send five hand-picked items of clothing, shoes, and accessories for her to try on at home. All she has to do is keep what she loves and send back the items she doesn’t care for in a prepaid envelope.
To buy: $20 styling fee, clothing prices vary; stitchfix.com.
Koeppel Design The Record Tote
Meant for—you guessed it—records, this spacious tote is roomy enough for albums, wine, and even the occasional trip to Target. The durable tote from Koeppel Design is a dream for stashing everyday essentials while you're on the go—perfect for the gal pal who's always on the run.
To buy: $109; koeppeldesign.com.
Kendra Scott Leonor Pendant Necklace
There’s a reason that this top-rated Kendra Scott necklace has over 100 positive reviews on Nordstrom. A slender quartz pendant is the focus of this everyday necklace, and 13 color choices ensure you'll find the hue just right for her style, making it the perfect Valentine's gift for her.
To buy: $75; nordstrom.com.
Diptyque “Roses” Scented Candle
Instead of the classic bouquet of a dozen roses, why not gift her something that will last more than a few days (or a week, if you’re lucky)? This scented candle is almost like the real thing since it smells like a fresh arrangement of roses. With a burn time of about 20 hours, it’s guaranteed to be her new favorite home fragrance (at least until the next gifting holiday!). When she lights the candle, the room will smell like it’s covered in bouquets of the romantic flower. If you’re feeling extra generous, there’s also a 6.5-ounce version that burns for up to 60 hours.
To buy: $36 for 2.4-ounce candle and $65 for 6.5-ounce candle; nordstrom.com.
Chanel N°5 Perfume
One of the most classic fragrances of all time, Chanel N°5 perfume is a gorgeous-smelling, elegant gift that isn’t going out of style any time soon.
To buy: $130, nordstrom.com.
Alphabet Stud Earring
Spell it out with dainty alphabet studs that are ideal for everyday wear. Pair each teeny-tiny earring alone or wear them alongside a pair of hoops for added edge.
To buy: $24 each; studs.com.
Mobo Foam Roller Water Bottle
Stumped on a clever gift to give an avid gym-goer? This water bottle works double duty as an effective foam roller, helping her to stay hydrated and knot-free both at the gym and at home.
To buy: $40; nordstrom.com.
Muzen Portable Retro Radio
Put a retro spin on her favorite Spotify playlists with a vintage-inspired speaker. The wireless FM radio and bluetooth speaker is a chic option for outdoor entertaining, plus it comes with a handy carrying case for ease of travel.
To buy: $135; neimanmarcus.com.
Help her learn from the best with real-life lessons from the world's top creatives and industry leaders. Gift an all-access pass on MasterClass, and she'll receive exclusive lessons from instructors that include Anna Wintour, Annie Leibovitz, and Serena Williams.
To buy: from $90; masterclass.com.
Enamel Heart Snacks Pin
If snuggling up on the couch together to binge-watch your favorite shows with a bowl of popcorn is your go-to date night, she’ll adore this red enamel heart pin. With ‘Snacks’ drawn in gold script across the front and a bite taken out of the side, she can showcase her snacking affinity wherever she goes. It’s perfect for pinning onto the lapel of her favorite blazer or jean jacket for a pop of whimsy or attaching to her canvas gym bag to remind herself why she’s really logging all those treadmill miles. If she’s got a sweet tooth, you can also order the donut pin as a cute accompaniment.
To buy: $10; yardsalepress.etsy.com.
Inflatable Heart Pool Float
Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like a themed pool float that'll leave her looking forward to warmer months. Filled with pink glitter, this oversized, inflatable accessory is a cheeky necessity for lounging.
To buy: $30; amazon.com.
Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit
Why buy a standard box of Valentine’s Day chocolates when you can make your own with your sweetheart? This do-it-yourself kit makes about 36 truffles and contains amateur-friendly instructions, organic dark chocolate chips, a thermometer, organic cocoa powder, organic coconut flakes, Himalayan sea salt, organic peppermint extract, and organic vanilla extract.
To buy: $35; uncommongoods.com.
Timeless Black Tote Bag
Classic black tote bags will forever be très chic. While this timeless carryall is an investment piece, top-notch construction and secure hardware means she'll tote this purse for years to come.
To buy: $478; delaroq.com.
SKIN Pima Cotton-Terry Robe
Intended for post-bath lounging and lazy weekends at home, this plush cotton-terry robe is the perfect present for anyone wanting to better their self-care game. Available in five sizes, the wraparound style is designed for an adjustable fit. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?
To buy: $119; net-a-porter.com.
Colorblock Mason Jar Vase
Made from recycled glass, this 10-liter mason jar vase is the chic way to display indoor blooms. Think of it as a necessary countertop gift even Joanna Gaines would approve of.
To buy: $115; etuhome.com.
Even if Mercury is in retrograde, this pendant is sure to put a smile on your love’s face. Whether she is an astronomer or just a casual stargazer, she’ll get a kick out of this cute take on the age-old question, “What’s your sign?” The acrylic medallion can be personalized based on her zodiac sign and favorite color (options include emerald, antique gold, and magenta), so she knows you selected it just for her. The 24-inch chain length will accent any top or dress she chooses to pair it with. Just be sure to plan ahead: Because it’s personalized, this item takes one week to ship out.
To buy: $38; baublebar.com.
Rectangle Dates Necklace
This sleek gold-filled pendant can be engraved with your choice of meaningful dates—like birthdays or anniversaries—for a unique present. Since there aren’t any dashes in between the month, day, and year, each date will look like a string of random numbers—only the two of you will know the special meaning behind each. Up to five dates can be included, should you wish to add in children, beloved family members, or her favorite furry companions’ birthdays, as well. (Each set of dates is an additional $18) Available metals include 14-karat gold-filled, rose gold-filled, or sterling silver.
To buy: $103; winifredgrace.com.
We Are Knitters Knitting Kit
If We Are Knitters' chic patterns don't catch your attention, surely the wide-ranging assortment of yarn will. This knit your own sweater kit will undoubtedly delight the crafty lady in your life. Choose from a colorful variety of ultra-plush kits, and even select a pair of beautiful bamboo or beechwood knitting needles (if she doesn’t already have her own trusty pair).
To buy: $89; weareknitters.com.
Aveda Stress-Fix Bath Salts
Shopping for your wife who loves a relaxing bath? Give her the gift of mellow with these stress-relieving bath salts. The mineral-rich salts from Aveda are infused with certified organic lavender, lavandin, and clary sage to alleviate stress.
To buy: $42; aveda.com.
Cocoa Butter Bathtub Truffles
The only thing better than a box of chocolate truffles is one with plenty of indulgence and no nutritional setbacks. This box of six—bathtub truffles, that is—contains an eclectic assortment of aromatic scents including rose petal, grapefruit eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary mint, citrus spice, and cafe mocha. Crafted with luxurious and skin-soothing ingredients such as cocoa butter, kaolin clay, and essential oils, they’re the perfect antidote to a long day on her feet. One way to enhance the gesture even more? Crumble one under running water and light a candle on the bathroom vanity before she arrives home to create an unexpected oasis.
To buy: $32 for six; uncommongoods.com.