It has been said that a woman should never have to buy her own flowers, jewelry or perfume.
What kind of flowers, jewelry and perfume, though, were never specified.
Fortunately, we’ve got a guru. Her name’s Shari Gab. She’s our New York bureau correspondent and a card-carrying, boyfriend-having, Valentine’s Day-celebrating lady.
So we asked her to round up 25 gifts she — and also the better half in your life — would be smitten to receive this February the 14th.
Perfumes and precious stones? Check. But also other, less obvious things: Kimonos. Booze. A love-themed NYT crossword puzzle book.
And yes, at least one garter belt. Your ladyfriend’s not the only one celebrating, after all.