It's not that flowers or chocolates are necessarily bad per se, but they do sort of telegraph "box checking" when they're given to your partner on Valentine's Day. The best Valentine's Day gifts are ones that say, "Hey I thought about this for more than three minutes while in line at Whole Foods and did more than just reach for the nearest bouquet by the organic gum."
You should ask yourself a few questions before attempting to buy anything: Does she have a green thumb? Speak to her plant stylist goals. Is she a barre obsessive? A new pair of leggings is the way to go. (You can never have too many leggings.) If you're completely lost, you can't go wrong with jewelry... Actually, yes, yes, you can, which is why we picked the jewelry out for you.
No matter how long you've been together or dating, there's something on this list that'll get her way more excited than chocolate (yes, this is possible), and each one will last longer than a dozen roses. Now that's love.
Put your last vacation on permanent display with Framebridge's Instagram frame. Just upload your favorite Instagram pic to the site, and the company will print it out, frame it and deliver it straight to your door.
The AirPods Pro is a great headphone upgrade for anyone who's a frequent traveler, a runner -- or just anyone who likes listening to podcasts, music or audiobooks. If she's not an iPhone owner, consider the Jabra Elite 75t instead. Read our AirPods Pro review.
No romantic picnic or outdoor movie night is complete without a bottle of vino. Thankfully, this 25-ounce leak-proof container can fit an entire bottle of wine -- and keep it temperature-controlled. Cheers to that.
If you're going to get your sweetheart a hair dryer, shouldn't it be the best hair dryer? This model borrows some tech from Dyson's famous vacuum line: With the motor housed in the handle, the blower has a cool, totally tubular look. Says CNET's Vanessa Hand Orellana (pictured): "At $400, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is definitely not cheap, but it's worth it if you have a lot of hair to tame. It's more powerful than your average salon-grade dryer, which means less drying time for me, and its lighter body makes it easier to manage." And, lucky for you, the Supersonic is on sale at its lowest price ever at Best Buy through Feb. 15: $320 ($80 off) for My Best Buy members. (Signing up is free.) Read our Dyson Supersonic preview.
Help her achieve all of her plant parent goals with a sleek watering can that's as stylish as it is practical. Plus, this terracotta hue looks great against green.
The fun color of these millennial faves will energize her on her next workout, whether she's a yoga devotee or training for a half marathon. It doesn't hurt that they're the colors of love (red and pink), either.
Give her morning cuppa a boost with a mug that hails from an ultra hip pottery brand out of Asheville, North Carolina. It makes the kind of pretty basics (from bowls and plates to brass bookends) that you'll want to register for down the road, wink, wink.
She's already beautiful, yes, but that doesn't mean she won't appreciate a product that's obsessed over by beauty editors and bloggers alike. This sweet-smelling sleeping mask is made from real watermelon and it promises to smooth, plump and clarify -- literally overnight.
These simple studs are the perfect combination of classic and cool. And she'll appreciate that they go with absolutely everything in her closet.
Whether she's always wearing an LBD or more of a jeans-and-a-tee type of gal, these spotted flats are a total outfit-maker.
This LA-based nail salon (beloved by celebs such as Mandy Moore and Drew Barrymore) has created the ultimate pampering box for her: It includes nail polish remover, a touch-up brush, a nail clipper, file, buffer, cuticle serum and a nifty handle that makes an at-home mani (you also get one polish and top coat) a total breeze.
Give her a chic place to stash important work papers and books. This mint tote strikes the perfect balance between professional and pretty.
More Valentine's Day gift ideas
- GameSpot: Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Gamers (GameSpot)
- TV Guide: Best Romantic Movies and Shows (TV Guide)
- Valentine's Day Gifts for Food lovers (Chowhound)
- Best Valentine's Day Gifts (ET Online)