The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your partner is the one you buy. It’s tempting to dismiss this as a prime example of grotesque commercialization of an essential piece of our humanity. You wouldn’t be wrong — but you still need to buy her something. Because if anyone is there for you to mock the fake romance by reveling in it, then you must acknowledge that you really love them — and here’s a box of chocolate.
Here, then, is a list of gifts that could help with that. Yes, there are some typical Valentine’s Day gifts here like flowers and chocolate and cheesy grade school V-Day cards because some people do really love that sentiment. The rest offer something else: a bit of calm, maybe, or, some silliness. Take a look.
The Bouqs Co. Ladylove Bouquet
Flowers, like the black tux or leather jacket, never go out of style. The Bouqs Co. makes them affordable and sure to please. We dig this bouqet, a mixture of pink and white roses, pink alstroemeria, and purple solomio. with optional vase. It’s a fresh take on an old standard.
Vionic Women’s Indulge Gemma Plush Slipper
Sure, the Vionic Women’s Indulge Gemma Plush Slipper looks like a comfortable Saturday morning for her feet. But under its synthetic fur lies a supportive footbed that’s anything but relaxed.
Everlane The Day Market Tote
Italian-made and buttery soft, Everlane’s The Day Market Tote has an understated elegance she’s sure to love. And, at 19 inches wide, this unlined bag can easily accommodate the largest laptop while still having room for the day’s essentials.
Does she prefer floral scents? Spicy? Herbal? Paris-founded Diptyque, a very “in” brand right now, makes candles that fit anyone’s olfactory palate. Touted to last as long as 150 hours, these candles can set the mood for a lot of relaxation.
Parachute Home Bathrobe
The thick, 450-gram Turkish cotton of this robe offers a hotel-like experience at home. Two front pockets are perfect for parenting must-haves while easing into the day.
Patagonia Down With It Parka
Maybe a new jacket is what she needs? Made almost entirely from recycled components, from its DWR-finished polyester shell and goose- and duck-down insulation, Patagonia nevertheless makes its Down With It Parka look wholly modern. The knee-length fit makes it a cold-weather warrior.
Body Shop Mango Body Yogurt
The quick-drying and long-lasting Body Shop Mango Body Yogurt hydrates for up to 48 hours. Completely vegan, it sources Spanish almonds and mangoes for a pleasant, all-day scent. Also it smells friggin’ great.
Soma Brew Bottle
Whether she enjoys pour-over coffee, cold-brew, or hot tea, the Soma Brew Bottle does it all and takes it to go. As its name suggests, the bottle is made to brew drinks. Steep tea or filter coffee through its mesh sieve and sip from its top when it’s complete. The double-walled glass keeps its temperature constant for hours.
Art of Coloring: Golden Girls
Does she want some nostalgic calm or just enjoy weird pop culture gifts? Give her this adult coloring book, which features Dorothy, Blanch, Rose, and Sophia. It has 100 images allow her to fill in scenes from the show.
Fizz & Bubble Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Large Bath Fizzy
Blow up her bath routine with the Fizz & Bubble Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Large Bath Fizzy. The bath bomb features moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera, coconut, avocado, and jojoba oils.
Premium Jane CBD Gummy Bears
Maybe something mellow is on the menu. Wholly vegan and completely delicious, each of these Premium Jane CBD Gummy Bear contains 25 milligrams of THC-free CBD isolate. Sweetened with cane juice and real fruit, they’re some of the tastiest we’ve tried.
Herbivore Soaking Salts Set
Beginning with salts sourced from the Pacific Ocean, the Herbivore Soaking Salts Set then splits into Calm and Detox products. Eucalyptus, Cambrian blue clay, Ylang Ylang, and vanilla sooth and relax.
Karuna Sheet Mask
A face mask with Asian origins, the Karuna Sheet Mask goes deep into the skin to brighten and clear blemishes. More than 30 ingredients like calendula, wild yam root, and chamomile combine for a spa-quality treatment at home.
Peaceable Kingdom Scratch and Sniff Kitten Valentines
Listen, Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be overboard. Make like an awkward grade schooler and hide these scratch and sniff cards around the house. They have cats on them, but, when scratched, release a strawberry scent.
Fitbit Charge 3
The new Fitbit Charge 3 features a touchscreen, smartphone wireless syncing, and female health tracking, all while wrapped in a beautiful rose gold finish.
The World’s Largest Gummy Bear
Five pounds of cherry-flavored gummy bear is as fun as it is delicious. There’s supposedly 51 servings in this bear, but between you two and the kids? We’d be surprised if it lasts a week.
Givenchy Stud Earrings
It’s rare that a heritage fashion house offers a piece at such an affordable price. But these earrings are just that. The cubic zirconia stones in the Givenchy Stud Earrings sparkle in their rose gold architectural tension settings.
Harry & David Donut Bouquet
Is food, not flowers, the way to her heart? This “bouqet” sends ten white- or dark-chocolate-covered mini donuts to her doorstep, ready to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee. They last less time than flowers but are so much sweeter.
Lululemon Align Pant II
From the company that designed activewear so well that women began wearing it everywhere comes the Align Pant II, a piece you’re sure to see her don in and out of the studio. Lululemon made these for yoga, and their soft, four-way stretch excels through every warrior pose, but the high waist is super flattering for a coffee run after.
Big Plush Gigantic Teddy Bear
Is a five-foot, ribbon-wearing plush bear ostentatious? A better question: Isn’t Valentine’s Day the time to be ostentatious?
Compartés Electric Pink Gourmet Chocolate Bars Luxury Gift Set
Compartés makes some of the most unique chocolate bars in the world, infusing them with rosé wine, filling them with fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake, or pairing raspberry and rose and scones and jam. Now all the company’s hits come in one convenient, delicious package.
Unbound Truth or Dare Cards
Spicing up your love life is as easy as drawing a card. The sexy questions and intimate dares on these cars make for an even neither of you will forget.
Lunya Washable Silk Set
The breezy Lunya Washable Silk Set loungewear is an easy way for you to treat your partner all year long. She’ll love that they’re machine-washable for easy care wear after wear.
CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw
Perfect for long winter’s nights or your next Netflix-and-Chill, the CB2 Light Grey Faux Fur Throw is big enough for two. When not in use, its faux fur looks good enough to drape over a chair or couch.
Art of Tea Award Winning Tea Sampler
For the tea lover, Art of Tea’s Award Winning Tea Sampler includes four different varieties for all hours of the day. Tasters include Green Pomegranate, Tuscany, 9:00 PM & Passionfruit Jasmine.
United by Blue Cloudveil Cardigan
Organic cotton, a chunky weave, and a relaxed fit combine to make this sweater her new favorite piece. She’ll love it for its versatility, as appropriate in the supermarket as it is at Sunday brunch.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
Holding 100 milliliters of water and 10 to 20 drops of her favorite essential oils (sold separately), the Vitruvi Stone Diffuser can run up to seven hours between refills and includes two run settings (constant and intermittent). Its ceramic bulb also looks great.
Smoko Feline Rather Toasty Cat Foot Warmers
These grumpy cat slippers come with a twist: a heater that recharges via USB. They’re charming and comfortable, with a plush synthetic lining that will make her feet purr.