The 50 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
Skip the drugstore chocolates and teddy bears this year
We can all agree that Valentine’s Day comes a little too soon in the calendar year. After shopping for the entirety of November and December, it’s time to do it again. So to help you find the most memorable Valentine’s Day gifts for her, the women over here at InsideHook have made for you a Valentine’s Day gift guide.
What you’ll find below are some standard V-day-type gifts — jewelry, makeup, shoes, etc. — along with items for her home, more stylish pieces to add to her closet and products to aid her overall health and wellness. Now go off, have fun, and don’t forget to pick up some flowers.
Free People Serenity Corset Cami
We’re intrigued by this “corset cami” from Free People. It’s got all the seductiveness of an actual corset but with more versatility. She can lean into the sexiness of it all or easily dress the cropped, sweetheart-neck silhouette down with a pair of jeans. — Logan Mahan, Assistant Editor
Baked By Melissa Love Cupcakes 25 Pack
Nothing screams “I love you” more than encouragement to eat your weight in cupcakes. Baked by Melissa’s delectable bite-sized treats are the perfect snacking size, and dressed up pretty in classic Valentine’s Day fashion. Plus, until 2/28, you can take 10% off Perfect Match 50-Pack with code PERFECTMATCH10.
L’alingi Black Stone Feather Pouch
This fluffy pink blob is actually a sateen purse with encapsulating feather trim and a gold-tone handle with crystal embellishments. For the gal who likes to make a statement. — L.M.
Mejuri Marquise Topaz Earrings
Handcrafted in18k gold vermeil, these elegant stud earrings are set with super-pretty marquise-cut white topaz. — L.M.
Vuori Boyfriend Jogger
Made with Vuori’s unbeatably soft brushed jersey DreamKnit fabric, the Boyfriend Jogger is a baggy but stylish pant she needs in her life. — L.M.
Smeg Stand Mixer
It’s hard not to fall in love with every one of Smeg’s retro-style appliances, but if we had to choose one to gift, it’d be this high-performance stand mixer. — L.M.
UGG Tasman X Slipper
Part waterproof rubber clog and part ultra-cozy slipper, the Tasman X has a removable liner and chic lugged sole that make this UGG bootie the perfect all-conditions gift for her.
The Hair Towel by Crown Affair
$45 for a hair towel may seem insane, but one dry with Crown Affair’s microfiber towel and there is really no going back. That’s because this towel isn’t like other towels — it absorbs water while preventing hair damage, so she’s left with shiny, healthy-looking hair after every shower. — L.M.
Foria “Me Time” Trio
A minor splurge she probably won’t make herself (that’s where you come in.) This collection of bath salts uses the soothing, calming properties of CBD and a slew of other ingredients, including mineral-rich Epsom salts and organically-grown kava to melt body tension away. — L.M.
Aurate Connection Bracelet
A dainty gold chain bracelet with two interlocking loops at the center. Aurate’s Connection Bracelet is a beautiful symbol of your harmonious relationship. — L.M.
Reformation Kourtney Dress
Because she needs something to wear on the special Valentine’s Day dinner you’ve got planned. This sultry fitted dress with a high slit, from Reformation, is a no-brainer — L.M.
Gooseberry My Crush Plunge Bra Black
The My Crush collection is one of the latest from Gooseberry, featuring luxe bra and panty sets that combine the best in everything classic, sultry and romantic — perfect for any Valentine’s Day after-dark celebrations. — Kayla Kibbe, Associate Editor
Everlane The Perform 24/7 Legging
Somehow Everlane managed to perfect its Perform Legging (a legging we already thought was pretty damn perfect). The new and improved 24/7 pant still has all the same lightweight compression and sweat-wicking properties that made the original a best-seller but now boasts an ultra-soft finish that feels like cozy brushed cotton, becoming her go-to winter legging. — L.M.
Lunya Washable Silk High Rise Pant Set
This laidback sleepwear set includes a flattering high-waisted pant (with a ventilating side slit if she sleeps hot) and a roomy cropped button-up top, each made of 100% washable silk. — L.M.
July Personalized Drink Bottle
Guarantee she never loses her water bottle at the gym again with this personalized vacuum-insulated, stainless steel bottle from Australian travel brand July. It’ll keep beverages warm for 12 hours and cold for 24, and it features a slip-proof matte coating that feels smooth to the touch. — L.M.
Glossier Solid Fragrance
Glossier is mainly known for its beauty and skincare products (many of which your lady probably owns), but the dark horse in their catalog of beauty products is the Glossier You perfume. The three base notes are meant to melt into her skin, so what she (and you) will be smelling is the clean, warm, lovely scent that is her essence. The fragrance’s solid formula, “a refillable, pocket and travel-friendly” compact is finally back in stock, so she can smell like herself everywhere she goes. — L.M.
Courant Catch: 1 Essentials
A slim, space-saving, single-device wireless charging station for the woman whose phone is always dead and desk is always cluttered. — L.M.
Andie The Amalfi
Sexy yet supportive, this best-selling suit features a scoop neck and adjustable straps so she feels secure and comfortable while looking smokin’ hot. Bonus points for the Baywatch vibes. — L.M.
Open Spaces Gift Card
Open Spaces specializes in high-quality versatile products that will keep her life and home in order. If you’re not sure what space-saving, organizational product that’d go best with her space, let her choose with a handy e-gift card. — L.M.
Our Place Side Bowls
Perfect for salads, soups, cereals and whatever else she eats out of a bowl, this set of four hand-painted porcelain dishes won’t only keep her acai bowls looking aesthetically pleasing, but are also stackable for convenient storage. — L.M.
Usual Wines Mixed Pack
Usual Wines hosts its delicious, all-natural wines in uniquely designed, single-serving bottles. It’s like the Keurig of wine. This mixed pack features the brand’s tasty Brut, Rosé and Red bottles. — L.M.
Girlfriend Collective FLOAT Ultralight Run Short
A breathable, sturdy running short that gets the job done. Girlfriend Collective’s barely-there performance short is stacked with sweat-wicking properties, UPF 50+ and a buttery soft fabric. — L.M.
Petal and Pup Constance Dress
The Constance Dress is guaranteed to make her feel like the queen that she is.
The Hydrow Rower delivers a fun, full-body exercise that’ll work out 86% of the muscles in her body through an “on-water” experience — all from the comfort of her home. We like the Ergatta rower, too. — L.M.
Laruce x Janice Daoud Brush Set
I never thought I could fall in love with a set of makeup brushes until I met this collection from celebrity makeup artist Janice Daoud and luxury makeup tool brand Laruce. The collab includes brushes beloved by Daoud that she’s used on A-list clients from Miley Cyrus to Rihanna. They’re lightweight, easy to travel with and will have any novice applying makeup like a pro. — L.M.
Catbird Isabel’s Treasure Signet Ring
In my experience, women pretty much always want jewelry. Recently, though, I’ve been especially drawn to personalized jewelry — signet rings chief among them. This one, set with opals and diamonds on either side, is a contemporary spin on an otherwise classic style but one that she could very feasibly hand down someday, too. — Lindsay Rogers, Assistant Editor
We’ve always enjoyed drinking our wine and cocktails out of W&P’s reusable, travel-friendly Porter Glass, but we really love the brand’s newest pattern offering — Gold Terrazzo — which gives the appearance of confetti dancing around the glass, making every sip feel like a mini celebration. — L.M.
prAna Sayama Long Jacket
You can truly never go wrong with something that errs more on the practical side, as long as it’s carefully chosen and super tasteful. Enter the Sayama Long Jacket from prAna, which is quite literally the best winter jacket I’ve ever owned. Featuring a host of dynamic details, it’s super soft, warm and available in three colorways — though, for what it’s worth, the Camel is sharp. — L.R.
Dior J’adior Slingback Pump
One of the most highly sought-after shoes at the moment, the J’Adior slingback pump exudes sleek sophistication. The nude patent calfskin, two-tone embroidered ‘J’ADIOR’ ribbon, darling flat bow and 4-inch heel tie flawlessly together for an elegant, enviable accessory. — L.M.
Outdoor Voices Seamless Longline Bra
Perhaps the softest workout bra she’ll ever own, this low-impact top from OV is made from a sustainable material without seams for “distraction-free movement.” — L.M.
Aday Like A Fleece Sweatshirt
Bad news: Fleece? Horrible for the environment. Good news: This stylish, cropped sweatshirt feels just as cozy as fleece but is made from 100% biodegradable TENCEL. — L.M.
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose
If there was ever a time for sparkling rosé, it’s Valentine’s Day. Surprise your love with some celebratory sips in a romantic hue straight from the Champagne region. — K.K.
Piecework “Disco Queen” 500 Piece Puzzle
A jigsaw puzzle or a piece of art? With Piecework, it’s both. Once she’s finished with this intricate, “electrifying” 500 piece puzzle she can frame her creation in a 20 x 27 frame. — L.M.
Do I love flowers and jewelry? Yes. But do you know what I also love, arguably even more? My Theragun Elite the morning after a long run. An ultra-quiet smart percussive therapy device designed to reduce tension and release soreness with advanced sound insulation — the Theragun Elite is a recovery essential. If she’s active, or even just prone to muscle soreness, she’ll be eternally grateful to be on the receiving end of one of these. Or, if the $400 device is a bit too much, a small (and cheaper) massage ball works similar wonders. — L.R.
Great Jones Sweetie Pie
Because she needs a cute-ass pie dish, duh. This 10-inch one from Great Jones distributes heat evenly and features a wide, wavy rim that’s not just a part of its whimsical design — it’ll also help guide her crust crimping. In fact, GJ has a plethora of giftable cookware. — L.M.
Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top: A Baking Book
…and a baking cookbook to go with it. Though, this isn’t your average baking book. Author Vallery Lomas not only shares family recipes from her hometown of Louisiana, her year spent in Paris and The Great American Baking Show , but weaves together evocative personal stories about family, failure and triumph along the way. — L.M.
Josie Maran Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter
If the winter is unkind to her skin, she needs this plant-powered, whipped moisturizer designed to repair irritated, deathly dry and eczema-prone skin. — L.M.
Brooks Ghost 13
We love shoes, and they need not be of the red-bottom variety. A few months ago, I got my hands on a pair of Brooks Ghost 13s, touted as being the best Ghost yet, and it’s totally revolutionized my training. While it’s worth noting that running shoes are largely a matter of preference, these are classic, no-fuss everyday training shoes that will keep her comfortable for as many miles as her legs can handle. — L.R.
Snif makes gifting perfume a breeze, and a little unconventional. This collection from the DTC fragrance brand includes three enticing, gender-neutral scents, their full-sized bottles and three mini-sized samples. She has seven days to test out each fragrance, and whatever she doesn’t like, you can send back (you’ll only be charged for the full-size bottles she keeps) — but be prepared for her to love them all. — L.M.
Rimowa Essential Cabin in Flamingo Red
One of the best things about Rimowa is that every season a new collection is launched to feature a new color palette inspired by a different far-flung destination — earlier this month, they announced the “bold landscapes” of Tanzania to be their latest source of inspiration. The two new colors, Azure and Flamingo, are available on a range of suitcases, bags and accessories. If you guessed that I’m currently coveting a new carry-on in Flamingo Red for myself this Valentine’s Day? You’d be correct. — L.R.
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-a-Holic 5-Piece Kit
If she’s skincare-obsessed, the lady in your life will thoroughly enjoy this kit of cult-favorite masks from clinical skincare pioneer Peter Thomas Roth, which includes purifying masks, luxury masks with 24K gold and our personal fave — an exfoliating pumpkin mask. — L.M.
Matisse Marina Platform Sandal
The perfect vaycay shoe, she can go from the beach to the beach bar to the oceanside restaurant overlooking the beach in these simple platform sandals. And while they might not look it, these slip-on’s are insanely comfortable. — L.M.
Prose Gift Set
Give the gift of good hair. Prose offers hair care products tailored to her hair and scalp’s needs. All you have to do is pick a gift option and the company will send her a digital e-card on your day of choice. Once received, she’ll be able to take Prose’s consultation quiz and obtain her customized products then enjoy months of flawless hair days. — L.M.
Casa Ferreirinha Quinta da Leda
Looking to impress with a bottle of wine? Casa Ferreirinha has been making wine for over 250 years and continues to be one of the most respected wine producers in Portugal. The winery’s Quinta da Leda is a full-bodied red with a complex aroma and elegant finish she’s sure to remember. — L.M.
Hanky Panky 5 Pack Original Rise Thongs
Since 1977, Hanky Panky has delivered comfy, high-quality lingerie without compromising on looks. The brand is best known for its signature one-size-fits-all, stretch lace thong. Get her a 5-pack and she’ll love you 4ever. — L.M.
Seriously as light as a feather, these recycled polyester workout shorts provide lightweight comfort and support without sacrificing style. — L.M.
Moon Juice Plump Jelly
This serum utilizes Beet Amino Acid and Silver Ear Mushroom to plump up her skin, delivering that effortless dewy, bouncy look she craves. — L.M.
Athena Club Smooth Skin Trio
Athena Club’s Cloud Shave Foam, Dewy Body Lotion and Creamy Body Wash have quickly become staples in our own daily skincare routines, delivering impressively soft and smooth skin. — L.M.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer
Whether she needs a quick steam break between Zoom meetings or she wants a spa-level detox at home, this professional facial device, which delivers micro-steam technology to hydrate and purify her skin, will get the job done.
Ami Colé Lip Oil Treatment
I don’t dole out the phrase “life-changing” often, but this Lip Oil Treatment from Black-owned beauty brand Ami Colé genuinely altered my entire being — but specifically my lips. Using clean, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients like passion fruit and camellia seed oil, the 3-in-1 gloss provides a gorgeous shine while keeping lips nourished. A saving grace if she suffers from perpetually chapped lips. — L.M.
Triangl Greta in Jene Sparkle
Perfect for a disco-themed pool party or anytime she wants to feel fabulous soaking in some rays, this sparkly, slinky bikini is up for the occasion. — L.M.
Literie “Bottle Service” Candle
Can’t swing a romantic getaway this year? Bring the vacation to her with Literie’s Miami-inspired Bottle Service candle. Part of the Miami collection (which also includes fragrances inspired by spring break on 21st to 45th Street Beach and buying luxury bags in Bal Harbor) the candle channels the Miami nightlife experience with the scent of spirits and muddled fruit. — K.K.
A Personalized Black Tomato Trip
Gift her what she really wants, and probably also really needs: a vacation. And preferably one that you’ve already taken the liberty of planning. Not a big vacation planner? Allow us to introduce you to Black Tomato, a luxury travel company best known for their totally custom (and awesome) itineraries. They’ll outfit you with the perfect surprise vacation, from the accommodations right down to the excursions. Albeit just a jumping-off point, you can peruse some of their existing itineraries for inspiration, though the couple’s trips feel especially pertinent given the occasion. — L.R.
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