35 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Girlfriend in 2018
Need help figuring out what to get your girlfriend for Valentine’s Day? Don't want to look like you waited till the last minute, or fall victim to the old flowers-and-candy classic? Use our list of the best girlfriend-approved Valentine gifts you can buy now. From pampering gifts to sweet treats, plus gifts you can enjoy as a couple, our exhaustive list will help you find the perfect Valentine's gift for your girlfriend. And for the other women in your life, check out our Unique Gifts for Women.
Pass on the predictable Conversation Hearts this Valentine’s Day. She’ll appreciate the change of pace when she takes a bite of these delicious—and gorgeous—confections. This Valentine gift for girlfriend features a variety of nine different cherry flavors packaged in an acrylic cube, and practically guarantees a real kiss (or two) as a thank-you.
To buy: $7, sugarfina.com.
J. Crew Très Chic T-Shirt
She already knows you think she’s amazing. Let her announce her fabulosity to the world with this graphic tee. The dual shades of blue lettering against an ivory background make this Valentine's Day gift a style win with everything from a pair of distressed jeans to a fringed mini skirt.
To buy: $29.50, jcrew.com.
Anine Bing Lace Soft-Cup Bra
From L.A.’s cool-girl designer Anine Bing comes this beautifully crafted yet extremely comfortable lace bra. This is a sweet, sexy Valentine’s Day gift for the girlfriend who appreciates a touch of luxury in her everyday essentials.
To buy: $90, net-a-porter.com.
R&H Brushstroke Journal
This aesthetically pleasing journal is lined, bound, and the ideal place to put pen to paper when the mood strikes. It also has the added benefit of laying completely flat while open for effortless scribbling, daydreaming, or doodling.
To buy: $15, papersource.com.
Llama Love Art Print
This kitschy and colorful llama print is a unique Valentine’s gift for the girlfriend who has everything. This sweet pair of llamas are printed on high quality, thick rag paper and will complement any neutral décor.
To buy: $44 for 11 x 14, domino.com.
Mini Apothecary Matches
This hand-crafted bottle of miniature matches is the perfect Valentine’s gift for girlfriends who have a thing for candles. Featuring a hand-notated label and cork vial, the bottle can even be repurposed once the contents are gone: Surprise her (again!) by filling it with water and a tiny flower bud and placing it on her nightstand.
To buy: $10, anthropologie.com.
Compartés Chocolate Bar
From cult chocolate phenomenon Compartes comes “Let Them Eat Cake”; a white chocolate bar containing vanilla beans, birthday cake batter, and a handful of rainbow sprinkles. Each tantalizing treat is crafted with care in Compartes’ Los Angeles kitchen and packaged in an artfully-designed box.
To buy: $12, surlatable.com.
Her side, his side ... and the dog’s side? If three's company, she'll love this soft, organic cotton pillowcase set, which indicates who sleeps where—with the dog getting a hilariously disproportionate amount of space.
To buy: $30, etsy.com.
Velvet Hair Clip Set
Whether she’s getting dolled up for date night or simply pinning her hair out of the way to wash her face, these pretty hair clips will ensure she does it in style. This set of three velvet-covered clips is a chic (yet inexpensive) Valentine's gift for your girlfriend.
To buy: $15, anntaylor.com.
Claus Porto Soap Box
The search for a luxurious Valentine’s Day gift for your girlfriend ends here, with this beautiful assortment of colorful soaps. Handcrafted with shea butter and ingredients from Portugal’s flora, the boxed set of 15 is macaron-inspired and each features a different scent.
To buy: $22, bergdorfgoodman.com.
Heart Serving Board
Instead of wrapping this one up, try presenting it to her with an assortment of cheeses and jam, accompanied by a glass of wine for an unexpected date night in. She’ll appreciate the gift and the romantic gesture behind it. Custom made from Oregon alder wood, this serving board is the perfect size for two.
To buy: $65, uncommongoods.com.
Deep red gloves make for a colorful Valentine’s Day gift for your girlfriend. She'll love the rolled-over ribbed cuffs and text-friendly thumbs and index fingers.
To buy: $18, macys.com.
Velvet Encrusted Stud Earring
Part black tie, part rock n’ roll, these crystal stud earrings will be her new go-to pair for any occasion. The velvet flocking adds a fun, unexpected touch.
To buy: $48, bananarepublic.com.
Tory Burch Travel Card Pocket
This sophisticated leather card pocket—in holiday-appropriate pink and red—instantly transforms her phone into a convenient mini wallet. It has adhesive to attach to her phone, plus and two slots to carry the essentials; credit cards, driver’s license, and an extra $20 bill.
To buy: $48, toryburch.com.
Old Shanghai Kimono
She’ll be delighted when you surprise her with this alternative to a traditional terrycloth robe. And since it's one-size-fits-most, it's a foolproof Valentine's Day gift for any girlfriend!
To buy: $28, amazon.com.
Nobody speaks the language of love better than Pablo Neruda. You can even add a personal touch by inscribing a special note or poem inside the cover before giving it to her. Get this ultra romantic Valentine's Day gift for your girlfriend, then plan to read it aloud over a candlelit dinner.
To buy: $8.50, barnesandnoble.com.
Molton Brown Luxury Bath & Body Collection
Give her a luxurious spa experience right in the comfort of her own home with this assortment of popular shower gels and lotions from England-based beauty company Molton Brown. These diminutive bottles come in 4 different scents and are come nestled in a zippered fuschia pouch for a Valentine's gift she’s sure to love.
To buy: $35, bergdorfgoodman.com.
This watercolor heart print featuring the words “Listen To Your Heart” is a beautiful yet inexpensive way to show her she’s your one and only. It comes on a zip drive for easy printing (splurge on some quality paper), and you can purchase a gilded gold frame at a craft store to replicate the exact look shown.
To buy: $4.50, etsy.com.
Bisous iPhone Case
Smother her with kisses when you’re together, then let this cute iPhone case remind her when you’re not around. The clear, scratch-resistant case will showcase the color of her phone and is Military Drop Test Certified.
To buy: $25, amazon.com.
Lush Palm Reed Diffuser
Take her on a tropical beach vacation —without leaving home, with this reed diffuser set. Notes of Tahitian Gardenia, Mexican Vanilla, and Sambac Jasmine will send her senses on a relaxing getaway.
To buy: $66, neimanmarcus.com.
Toaster Tart Pack
Homemade hand pies for the foodie girlfriend who appreciates a gourmet take on a childhood breakfast treat. Each box includes one each of Blueberry, Strawberry, Cinnamon & Brown Sugar, and Chocolate. If you ask nicely, maybe she’ll even share!
To buy: $23, mouth.com.
Versailles Salt & Pepper Shakers
Add a little spice (pun intended) to her kitchen counter or dining room table with these patterned porcelain salt & pepper shakers. The chic cubes come in emerald and amethyst geometric patterns with solid gold accents, and are packaged in an equally chic box which can be repurposed after gifting.
To buy: $48, jonathanadler.com.
This lace-trimmed satin camisole looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. Don’t be surprised if she tries it on as soon as she opens the box! This is one Valentine’s gift for girlfriend that checks all the boxes: She can wear it with her favorite jeans, under a blazer, or paired with her coziest pajama pants.
To buy: $30, hm.com.
Acrylic Fringe Throw
Whether her décor is super glam, ultra minimal, or somewhere in between, this versatile throw will blend in seamlessly. She can drape it artfully over the edge of the sofa as an accent—or snuggle up with you during chilly winter nights.
To buy: $40, crateandbarrel.com.
Merci Cropped Sweatshirt
With this stylish, cropped “Merci, Mon Cheri” sweatshirt is the answer, she’ll look on point and be reminded of your love each time she wears it.
To buy: $50, topshop.com.
Kiehl’s Lavender Hand Cream
This luxurious hand cream is a treat that’s sure to be appreciated at the end of a long day. The lavender scent soothes, while the rich Vitamin E and shea butter formula deeply hydrates. At this price, you can package it with a second gift for an affordable, luxe Valentine’s Day gift for your girlfriend.
To buy: $15, kiehls.com.
Looking to strengthen your bond? This guide makes a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for your girlfriend. You can ask each other a few questions at at a time, then jot down your answers for reference later. It’s the perfect way to reconnect.
To buy: $13, amazon.com.
This colorful, tiered pendant necklace is a statement maker. The brass circle and chain detailing add a touch of elegance while the black, purple, grey, emerald, and pink tiered tassels provide a funky edge.
To buy: $52; baublebar.com.
Le Creuset Tart Dish
Indulge her love of baking with the crème de la crème of cookware. This tart dish goes seamlessly from freezer to oven, while the scalloped edge lends everything she makes an extra pretty touch. It's a Valentine’s gift for girlfriend that will last a lifetime.
To buy: $50, lecreuset.com.
Ring Organizing Bag
This adorable pouch bearing a graphic of a cocktail ring makes a useful gift bag for any jewelry you plan to give her this Valentine's Day—and a useful travel bag for her everyday rings, necklaces, and earrings.
To buy: $10, shopbop.com.
Ticket Stub Diary
Feeling crafty? This Ticket Stub Diary is a great Valentine gift for your girlfriend, but it does require some effort on your part. Fill at least a few of the pages with mementos of your entertainment adventures together. Now you two can look forward to filling the rest of the book together.
To buy: $12, uncommongoods.com.
Dior One Essential Mist Lotion
If she’s a frequent traveler, she’ll get plenty of use out of this mist lotion, which promises to instantly refresh, detoxify and rebalance. If she's more of a homebody, she can keep it on her vanity and use it to wipe off the remains of the day. Either way, you’ll be #winning in the gift-giving department with this one.
To buy: $62, nordstrom.com.
Love You More Candle
Personal, pretty and practical: You can customize the message on the box that holds this handmade candle, which itself boasts a sweet sentiment, “love you more”, in lowercase typeface—and the natural soy wax candle burns cleanly and evenly.
To buy: $18.50, etsy.com.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Biscuits
Instead of simply gifting her this set of 12 frozen biscuits, go a step further and bake them yourself for a memorable breakfast-in-bed treat that the two of you can enjoy. Fill several small dishes with butter, jams, and honey and arrange it all on a tray alongside her favorite cup of tea or coffee. This is one Valentine’s Day gift idea for your girlfriend that she won’t soon forget!
To buy: $25 for 12, stonewallkitchen.com.
Binge-Watching Beauty Kit
On nights you can’t be with her, she can binge and beautify with this couch-friendly grooming kit.
To buy: $23, papersource.com.