The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Whether for your gals, yourself, or your new bf/gf
There are three types of people in the world: those who love Valentine's Day, those who hate Valentine's Day (and, oh, will they let you know about it!), and those who don't really care about it (or so they say as they low-key plan some sort of dinner that doesn't come from a carton).
This guide is for the former, those who will use any excuse to find the perfect gift for their partner, BFF, or even themselves (actually, especially themselves!). If the thought of next Wednesday doesn't induce road rage-levels of anger or contempt in you, proceed ahead and check out the best gifts for you, your gals, new girlfriend or boyfriend, and your long-committed partner.
Whether you're planning on hosting the girls over for a sleepover or going out dancing, show the amazing women in your life just how much you cherish them.
Your gals are the best, which is why they deserve only the best candles around: diptyque. Give them this limited-edition beauty, that smells like rose petals, honey, and citrus, and then use it to burn the names of all those who have romantically wronged them.
Diptyque, Rose Delight Candle, $68, available at diptyque.
No Galentine's Day is complete without a bottle (or two) of bubbly. Stock up on this limited-edition varietal boasting sweet hints of apple and grapefruit.
Chandon, Limited-Edition Sweet Star, $26, more info at Chandon.
Chocolates before guys, too; these ones from the uber-talented Maggie Louise are everything.
Maggie Louise Confections, Fries Before Guys chocolates, $38, available at Maggie Louise Confections.
Created as part of DIFF's “Love Yourself” (how fitting!) capsule, this pair is perfect for that DIY photo booth session that every girls' night needs. As usual, with every pair of glasses bought, the brand donates a pair to those in need.
DIFF, Hearts glasses, $85, available at DIFF Eyewear.
Hey, girl, did you get through your first Ryan Gosling coloring book? Good thing there's now a second one.
Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling 2 by Mel Elliott, $13, available at Amazon.
Only a true BFF will get their bestie a vibrator this cute. Be that BFF.
Unbound, Bean, $29, available at Unbound.
You've been dating for a little bit, feeling good about the direction this relationship is heading in, and want to give them a gift that shows you're enjoying their company regardless of where things go next.
Make the first arrangement you give your new SO special and order it from Farmgirl Flowers, who describe this arrangement as the "loved-the-first-date-but-don’t-want-to-scare-you-off bouquet." Always handmade and featuring ethically grown flowers (and some stunning proteas among other blooms), it comes wrapped in chic biodegradable coffee bags!
Farmgirl Flowers, Fun Size Burlap Wrapped Bouquet, $45, available at Farmgirl Flowers.
If you're just looking into getting naughty with your new crush but not sure how to initiate, let this sexy card set do all the (dirty) talking for you.
Paper Chase Press x AfterAll x goop, Dirty Talk Card Set, $34, available at goop.
If you need an excuse to come into their home, suggest testing out his/her bartending skills with this new cocktail book, featuring a sake Bloody Mary and a rum Old-Fashioned, from Mark Addison.
Assouline, Cocktail Chameleon by Mark Addison, $41.64, available at Amazon.
If you need an excuse to stay the night, gift them this gorgeous copper coffee dripper set.
Toast Living, H.A.N.D Copper-Plated Coffee Dripper Set, $40, available at Mr Porter.
For when you're still in that "talk-all-night" phase. We're not jealous, you are.
Yayoi Kusama, "Late-Night Chat is Filled with Dreams" Bone China Mug Gift Set, $64.95, available at Art Markit.
Show your new girlfriend your knowledge of all the newest and coolest with this candle. It's from our favorite new millennial direct-to-consumer brand, and it comes in limited-edition packaging inspired by vintage floral scarfs, Henri Matisse, and the iconic L.A. Flower Market. It also comes with a Valentine’s Day notecard featuring a love poem already written out for you.
Otherland, limited-edition Valentine’s Day Candlegram in "Daybed," $36, available at Otherland.
You're as committed as they get and maybe even living together. This is not your first Valentine's Day, so you need a gift with an element of surprise or something special that reiterates just how much you know your partner's preferences.
Ditch your go-to florist and typical rose arrangements this time around to really surprise your partner with this human-sized bouquet made of over 100 stems!
BloomThat, “The Most Extra” bouquet, $499, available at BloomThat.
Fact: L.A.'s Compartés makes some of the most delicious chocolates around. Go extra for your partner this year with this luxe set of 24 karat champagne truffles.
Compartés, "Heart LIPS" 24 Karat Luxury Dark Strawberry Champagne Truffles, $99.95, available at Compartés.
Having been together for a while, you likely already share a lot of things. Take that habit to the next level, the vanity table, with this intoxicating and sensual fragrance oozing with woodsy-warm notes of rosewood, cardamom, oud wood, sandalwood, and vetiver. It's basically sex in a bottle.
Tom Ford, Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, $230, available at Sephora.
Speaking of bottles, by now you probably also already know your partner's drink of choice. Props if you find a limited-edition version of their fave for this special occasion. As Champagne lovers, we'll be sipping on this brut rosé packaged in the most Instagrammable pink-hued, floral-adorned bottle.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Limited-Edition Enchanted Vine Rosé, $53, more info at Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.
Every couple (especially one that lives together) needs a moment of silence. Gift them that with Shinola's newest launch.
Shinola, The Canfield Over-Ear Headphones, $595, available at Shinola.
Okay, so this might not be a serious suggestion given the price tag, but also maybe it should be? These are onyx restraints!!! Onyx restraints!! Forget what we said, this is a serious suggestion. Please, buy them.
Kiki de Montparnasse, Faceted Onyx Restraints, $1,875, available at Kiki de Montparnasse.
You've deleted all your dating apps and have zero interest in dating. In fact, you didn't even know when Valentine's Day was until your Wednesday book club canceled its monthly meet-up. With an open night suddenly on your schedule, you will want to dedicate it to all things self-care.
Leave it up to the founder of the most self care-focused workout class around to come up with the most perfect set for spending the night in. Featuring a post-workout bath treatment, sage and palo santo bundle, rose quartz roller, and a rejuvenating serum, this is care package goals.
Taryn Toomey, The #TarynLoves Bundle, $199, available at The Class at Taryn Toomey.
Is there anything more luxe than a cashmere jumpsuit to binge-watch Netflix in? No, there's not.
NakedCashmere, Patti jumpsuit, $175, available at NakedCashmere.
Spend the night looking inward and into the future with this stunning tarot deck and guidebook.
The Wild Unknown, Tarot Deck and Guidebook Keepsake Box Set by Kim Krans, $39.99, available at Urban Outfitters.
When there's not even a chance that you'll step out of your apartment on Valentine's night.
Speak Wines, My Night is Booked, $25, available at Speak Wines.
If you have plans to light up, may we suggest using this beautiful pipe fit for the occasion?
The Pursuit of Happiness x Tetra, Aero Pipe, $85, available at The Pursuit of Happiness.
This guy may look cute and small, but make no mistake that this hands-free, waterproof device will deliver on its promise of, well, delivering orgasms.
Dame, Eva II, $135, available at Dame Products.