Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and, if you’re lucky, you have been struck by Cupid’s arrow. This holiday gives you a special opportunity to celebrate romance and, more importantly, show your love and appreciation for your partner. With that said, we know that no matter how much you adore your better half, coming up with Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her can be tricky.
You never want to go too big or too small, and trying to find a unique gift may just leave you scratching your head in confusion. Since we love Valentine’s Day as much as anyone, we’ve created a list of Valentine’s Day gifts that has a little something for every type of woman. Hopefully, this makes the process a little bit easier.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her
Below you will find some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the special women in your life whether you are shopping for your wife or girlfriend or simply looking for a special gift for your best friend in honor of Galentine’s Day! These great gift ideas are carefully curated to suit women of all ages and interests and we hope that you are feeling truly inspired by the end of the article.
Valentine’s Day Gifts She’ll Always Remember
One of the best ways to show someone how much you enjoy spending time with them is to organize a unique experience. Some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her might include a romantic date night, an adrenaline-pumping activity, or a weekend getaway spent doing some of her favorite things.
1. Scratch-Off Adventure Book
If you’re looking for a memorable and useful Valentine’s Day gift idea, an interactive scratch-off book may be just the thing you need. Adventures From Scratch: Date Edition is specially designed for couples by couples and exploration experts!
With more than 50 scratch-off adventures, in-house discoveries, on-the-go challenges, and tear-out surprises, it provides ways to learn more about each other and connect. You’ll never know which adventure is in store until you scratch it off, and every challenge aims to get you to do something extraordinary.
If you want to get the kids involved, don’t worry—there’s also a family edition!
2. Special Date Night
With all the craziness of life, we sometimes forget to set time aside to fully focus on our significant other. Date nights are a great way to prioritize your relationship above anything else (no checking your phones during it, by the way!) and the great thing about them is that you can spend them however YOU want. A fancy dinner for two dimly lit by flickering candles while you indulge in a four-course meal? Excellent! An evening at your favorite local bar listening to music and knocking back beers? Sounds great! A night spent strutting your stuff on the dance floor? Go for it! Heck, you can even spend the entire night binging on your favorite Netflix shows if you want! A date night should be exactly what you want it to be because this is your time to be with the person you love.
3. Weekend Getaway
If just one date night doesn’t seem like enough time to cherish her, why not schedule a weekend getaway? There are plenty of great options within driving distance from different parts of the United States no matter if you are starting on the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between. A weekend getaway gives you the chance to explore a new place or revisit an old favorite and if are lucky, you may even be able to spend a full night in bed wearing your comfiest pajamas or in your/her sexiest lingerie without being interrupted by work calls, dogs needing to go for a walk, and kids needing help and attention
4. Surprise Vacation
If a weekend still isn’t enough time to spend with your loved one, what about a surprise vacation? As one of the newest trends in travel, surprise vacations are exactly what they should like—a vacation planned completely by an expert travel agent where even the destination remains a surprise until the very last minute. The sense of excitement is the perfect lead-up to your vacation and by the time you jump in the car or head to the airport, the suspense will be palpable. You never know if you will end up in New York City or Tallahassee and that is all part of the fun!
5. Hiking Trip
Sometimes, one of the best ways to be reminded of how wonderful life is is when you head out into the wilderness and get in touch with Mother Nature. The stillness of the environment, the solitude that surrounds you, and the chance to get lost in conversation with your partner can fill you with a feeling of relaxed joy that few other things can replicate. At the end of the hike, you can indulge in a hearty meal washed down with ice-cold beers before taking a much-deserved shower before collapsing into bed.
6. National Parks Pass
If you and your significant other are nature lovers, the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is a great gift that will keep giving all year long. These extremely cost-effective passes start at just $80 and give you virtually unlimited access to some of the most beautiful destinations in the entire country, including more than 2,000 national parks and recreational sites such as the Grand Canyon, Olympic National Park, and Alcatraz. You can purchase passes online or at most of the bigger parks.
7. Trip to Disney!
Being in love is a pretty magical thing and what better place to celebrate this than the most magical place on earth? A trip to Disneyland or Disneyworld on Valentine’s Day (or giving her tickets on V-day) is a wonderful way to let your playful inner-selves run free.
As you giggle your way through the entertainment and rides, your serotonin will be surging and we all know what that means! Before you go, make sure that you book both your tickets AND make a reservation to the park and remember that ticket prices vary widely throughout the week with Saturday being the most expensive day to visit by far.
When we first meet someone that we like, we often keep things that remind us of them. This could be the tickets to a movie or play that we went to see, restaurant receipts or beer coasters from our first few dates, or little keepsakes we give one another. Why not put all of these little memories together into one thoughtful gift? Scrapbooks are a great way to showcase the experiences that you have had together and are a meaningful way to look back at your relationship which makes it a pretty perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
While you are putting it together, make sure to leave some blank space on the pages where she can put some of her own memories as well as some blank pages in the back that you can fill in together to commemorate the memories that you will make together. Since putting together a scrapbook is often just as nice as looking at one, this is a fun way to take a walk down memory lane together!
9. Surprise Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are a wonderful way to explore a city! ScavengerHunt.com offers more than 400 adventures, including pub crawls, art walks, and ghost hunts around the world! Find one close to home or incorporate one of these exciting excursions into a Valentine’s Day getaway.
Up the wow factor by adding the element of surprise! Don’t disclose the details of the main event until you get to the starting line. She’ll love the thought that went into planning the date and look forward to what’s yet to come.
If you’d rather stay in with your beautiful partner, consider a romantic in-home scavenger hunt. These
Valentine’s Day Gifts to Make Her Feel Amazing
No matter how on top of things someone seems to be, every woman gets a little stressed out sometimes and is in need of some serious self-care. Self-care products are a catch-all term for health, beauty, and wellness items that are specially designed to help her feel and look her best. They’re a great way to give her the relaxation time that she deserves—just don’t forget to give her plenty of time to actually use them!
Pro Tip: If you know that you want to get her a self-care product but have no idea what to get, you can always get gift cards to shops like Sephora, or any store that carries an impressive range of different pampering products.
10. Bath Bombs
As the name suggests, bath bombs are little balls that you can put into a bathtub that will make boring old bathwater turn into a sea of colors, essential oils, and intoxicating smells. They provide a fantastic way to de-stress while luxuriating in a hot bath and you can buy them at many different shops selling bath-related products in a wide array of scents. After a soak in this splendid water, all of her senses are sure to be swooning. (Psst … You might want to avoid bath bombs that contain glitter unless you want your whole family to look like Tinkerbell!)
11. Essential Oils
Essential oils may have gotten a bit of a bad name due to their link to MLMs but they have actually been used to cure a myriad of health problems for thousands of years. Essential oils are derived from plants, capture the plant’s essence and flavor, and are frequently used during aromatherapy sessions. They can also be used at home by throwing a few drops of your favorite scent in a nice hot bath, applying them directly onto your skin, or combining with steam and inhaling them.
Each type of oil is associated with a different type of healing power and having a collection of them on hand is a great way to try and treat mild health issues before they become bigger. An essential oil gift set is a wonderful way to show how important your partner’s mental and physical well-being are to you.
Note: If you share your home with any animals, check toxicity reports. Dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, and other critters can be extremely sensitive to essential oils and products that contain them.
12. Skincare Products
There’s an old saying that when you look your best, you feel your best. Gifting organic skincare products is a fabulous way to help her put her best face forward without worrying about chemicals with names you can’t even pronounce. There are plenty of brand-name skincare companies that make some great products, or you can pick up handmade soaps, lotions, deodorants, and more at specialty stores.
If you aren’t sure what to buy, there are some great subscription boxes that you can order that will deliver a new box of goodies to her door each month.
13. Eye Mask
Another great way to relax at home and attempt to get your beauty sleep is with a luxurious eye mask. High-quality masks can mean the difference between just a few hours of shut-eye and a good night’s sleep. Before you buy a mask though, try to check the stitching on it to make sure that there is nothing that can cause irritation and it is always a good idea to buy a mask with an adjustable band to make sure that it isn’t too tight or too loose. Even the most deluxe eye masks can begin to feel uncomfortable if they don’t fit properly. You can often get eye masks as part of a self-care gift set or you can buy them separately.
14. Spa Treatments
Facials, massages, and pedicures—oh my! A spa is a great place to watch time go by. You can surprise your partner before your big date night with an invigorating spa treatment. Help her ease her aching muscles, or soothe her sore feet, and she’ll be ready for whatever else you have lined up for the evening. If you aren’t sure of her schedule, you can always get a gift card that she can use at a time that works best for her.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Woman On the Go
Is your partner a practical girl on the go? Give her a gift that suits her fast-paced lifestyle and is something she can use. Not all women want chocolate, wine, and spa days. If your significant other tends to prefer useful gear over flowers and fluff, this is the category for you.
15. Tote Bag
Tote bags are by far one of the most convenient types of bags for women on the go. A well-made tote can hold pretty much everything under the sun including gym clothes, groceries, books, beach towels, and more. You can find plenty of cute options in all fabrics and designs on websites like Etsy.com and Uncommon Goods but make sure to get ones with long enough straps to fit over her shoulder. This will make the bag much more versatile and allow her to use it more.
16. Reusable Water Bottle
One sad fact of the 21st century is that the world is currently swimming in plastic. Everywhere you look, you can find plastic bottles piled up that are definitely not destined to be recycled and it is disheartening, to say the least. If you want to help your significant other reduce their environmental impact, a reusable water bottle is a perfect gift! Water bottles now come in a wide array of materials, including durable BPA-free plastic and stainless steel, as well as many shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for her lifestyle.
17. Coffee Mug
While a coffee mug may not scream romance, it is actually a great gift for anyone who loves warming up or waking up with a hot beverage. There are tons of options at Etsy.com and Amazon.com ranging from teddy bear-shaped mugs with cute slogans on them to high-tech containers that promise to keep your coffee the ideal temperature all day long. With so many different varieties, you are sure to find one that suits her personality perfectly.
18. Bluetooth Speakers and Wireless Headphones
Although Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones have only come on the tech scene in the past 15 years or so (even more recently when it comes to things like Apple’s Airpods), they’ve changed the way we listen to music and watch TV. They’re a thoughtful gift for women who are always on the move and love to groove to their favorite tunes or can’t miss a favorite podcast!
19. Beach Cover-Up
Although February generally isn’t beach weather for most of the United States, this doesn’t mean that a trendy beach cover-up wouldn’t make an awesome V-day gift. It could actually be a great reminder that summer is coming up just around the corner! Some of the best beach cover-ups are ones that can easily be worn as dresses which means that they can do double duty when you are on vacation and that she doesn’t have to waste precious space in her suitcase for something that can only be worn to a beach.
Pick up a nice one at Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, or any brick and mortar store that sells swimwear, or order one online. Just be sure you know her size and double-check the length before you buy. Lastly, remember to never trust what it looks like on a model! The whole point of a cover-up is to cover up, so if it’s too short, it is not going to be doing too good of a job of that.
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Relaxing at Home
After a long day at the office or chasing kids around, one of the best things to do is relax at home with your loved ones surrounded by some of your favorite things. Luckily, there are some amazing gifts that you can give that can help her get super comfy and take a major load off. Below you will find some great gift ideas to help her unwind.
20. High Thread-Count Sheets
If you really want to get a great night’s sleep, one of the best things to do is invest in high-thread-count sheets that will make you feel like you are sleeping in a pile of clouds. This is likely to be one of the best investments you can make to help improve your sleep and ultimately, your overall health. Although they may be a bit of a splurge, keep in mind that if you share a bed, you get the benefit of the super-soft sheets as well!
21. Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets have proven to be very popular amongst people who suffer from sleep disruption thanks to their ability to help ease stress and anxiety through what therapists call “deep pressure therapy” which is known to increase serotonin levels. Blankets come in different weights and styles and can be very useful if one of you travels frequently for work. They can be used to help de-stress at home or can be packed in your carry-on and taken with you on your next vacation.
22. Scented Candles
Scented candles are a pretty much fail-proof option when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts. Like so many other things on this list, they come in a huge array of shapes, sizes, and scents ranging from strong earthy scents that make you feel like you are sitting next to a Christmas tree to floral smells that can whisk you away to a garden in Southeast Asia. This means that you can find one perfectly suited to her taste. Since candles are also generally quite reasonably priced, you can even get a few different ones and create your own little DIY gift box.
23. Pajama Set
Curling up on the couch in your favorite pajamas is a relaxing way to end a day but sadly, sometimes our pajamas begin to look like they have seen better days. A pajama set makes a great Valentine’s Day gift and if you want to turn up the cute factor, you can even buy a matching set and take adorable V-Day photos. If you are living in a cold climate, it may be a good idea to finish it off with a long, comfy cardigan, fluffy socks, or a pair of cushy slippers to wander around the house in.
24. Blanket Hoodie
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but a blanket hoodie is so delightful! Exactly as the name suggests, a blanket hoodie is like an oversized oh-so-snuggly hooded sweatshirt made out of fleece that is one of the best pieces of loungewear that you will ever see. They are perfect for curling up in on a cold winter’s night and can be worn over your pajamas or over many layers of clothing if you want to stay nice and cozy even on the coldest of nights.
25. Comfy Robe
Like the blanket hoodie, a thick, terry cloth robe can help keep her warm and cozy whether she is lounging on the couch or freshly out of the shower. Or, you can opt for a silky, satiny little number that will feel like a gentle caress on her skin. Regardless of which style you choose, she is sure to appreciate the extra level of comfort that it provides and will make her think of you when she is relaxing at home.
Every woman wants to feel sexy sometimes and lingerie is often one of the best ways to do it. Knowing that you have something special on under their clothes makes many women feel empowered and when women feel sexy, everyone benefits. This makes it a fabulous gift for Valentine’s Day. Just make sure to keep it classy and tasteful and you may want to give it to her in private.
We all know the old saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and this is certainly the case for women as well. One sure-fire way to tease her taste buds is through personalized cupcakes. If you want to really warm her belly (and heart!) you can even order a set of mini cupcakes with a romantic saying like “I love you” on them.
Be sure to order in advance if you want something customized, as bakeries may get overwhelmed in the lead-up to the holiday. Otherwise, you can try out your own baking wizardry and make some all on your own! She’ll surely appreciate the thought.
28. Box of Chocolates
In the world of Forrest Gump, life is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you are going to get and although not everyone likes an unexpected surprise, there’s a good reason a box of chocolates has long been a symbol of romantic love. And since variety is said to be the spice of life, what better Valentine’s Day gift could there be than a box of delicious chocolates that are just waiting to melt in your mouth? Extra points if you are able to score a box from a local chocolatier who can personalize it just for you!
29. Wine Subscription
For the wine-lovers out there who love to try something new, wine subscriptions can be a great way to tickle her taste buds with a captivating new taste each month. Many subscription providers have clients fill in taste forms to ensure that the bottles that are delivered each month are in line with her preferences. Some even provide detailed tasting notes and recipe ideas so that she can have the best wine tasting experience possible. If you want a separate gift to complement the subscription, you can also pick up a pair of high-quality wine glasses.
While the internet is full of recipes for pretty much anything you can possibly imagine cooking, cookbooks are still a wonderful gift for the culinary queens in your life. It is possible to find cookbooks for everything from vegan delights to Indian snacks. With a hard copy book, you can earmark recipes that you loved, and make little notes on what you would change in a recipe. As an added bonus, you will never need to blindly try to find a recipe that you liked but can’t quite remember what website it was from.
So, Are You in the Mood for Love?
We hope that this list has left you inspired and that you are ready to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! If nothing on this list feels quite “right,” you can also look at getting her a few personalized gifts. They don’t have to be big and fancy and in fact, they don’t really need to even be romantic gifts. They simply need to show that you put a lot of thought into it.
As always, we would love to hear your feedback and please let us know if there is something special that we may have missed!
Frequently Asked Questions
Relaxing Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her include a pajama set, a comfy robe, scented candles, a box of chocolates, and/or a wine subscription or basket.