No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship, buying a Valentine’s Day gift should always show a tad more effort than a heart-shaped pack of truffles. And while that’s what every department store throws your way upon walking in, it’s still best to refrain from settling on them. Luckily, we’ve scoured every corner of the market to help show off your romantic side, whether your significant other likes something functional, fashionable, or floral. And while it’s hard to go wrong with a well-arranged bouquet, we consider them to be more of an additive, so our guide dedicated to the best Valentine’s Day gifts for her features several items that are made to last.
lululemon Mini Belt Bag
If you haven’t seen this bad boy around your city in the past year, it’s time to get used to it. lululemon’s wildly popular Mini Belt Bag has been a must-have accessory for people who’ve never even done a lick of yoga, and it’s convenient enough to see why. The water-repellent waist pack is versatile enough for anything and anyone, so we recommend jumping on it fast because they perpetually sell out.
Pottery BArn Jupiter Hobnail Drinking Glasses
You can never go wrong with a good-looking set of glassware, deeming this fanciful design from Pottery Barn a great, price-friendly choice to start with. The molded glass-crafted set is inspired by “French-chic style” and can transform any modest kitchen into a bistro.
Anthropologie Wax Sphere Candle
When all else fails, a candle is a great way to go, and Anthropologie almost has too many choices in this field to narrow down. Luckily, we did the hard work and discovered this mesmerizing, spherical hunk of wax that burns evenly for the perfect balance of color and ambiance.
Slip Silk Pillowcase
A silk pillowcase keeps hair intact and skin close to flawless, and there’s no better brand to consider in this space than Slip. Made with 22 momme mulberry silk, the lab-tested piece of bedding absorbs significantly less dust and moisture, ensuring no face cream goes to waste.
Goodee the Fazeley Flow
While some often consider watering plants a chore, a stylish watering tool should help change that. This copper-crafted option from Goodee boasts a curved non-drop spout that accurately gives flowers the water they need and the touch of class any home deserves.
Courant Catch:2 Essentials Charging Tray
Is there anything more inconvenient than a dead phone? Yes, a messy array of chargers and wires. Courant has been accounting for this lack of organization since its conception, which is why its linen-made charging tray is a great, streamlined addition to any iPhone or AirPod owner’s nightstand or living room.
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
It’s hard to go wrong with any products from Parachute, be it sheets, towels, or even the brand’s new mid-century chair. Few of these will be as convenient (or wearable) as this plush, Turkish-cotton-crafted robe. Best of all, it’s rounded out with a pair of side pockets to hide any extra, smaller gifts you had in mind.
lululemon Align High-Rise Mini Flared Pant
If you haven’t heard the news, slim-fitting pants have practically become a faux pas in recent years, making this pair of mini-flared bottoms from lululemon one of the most popular new pieces in its catalog. The enviously soft yoga pants are made using the clothier’s sweat-wicking Nulu fabric, so they’re built to last, albeit feeling virtually weightless.
lululemon tHE bIG mAT
lululemon’s premium yoga mat is as big as its name suggests, measuring well over 7’ long and 2’ wide. Whether they’re stowing it with them to the gym or fulfilling their stretches in the heart of their living room, the sustainably-made Big Mat is guaranteed to appease the yogi of your dreams.
LULULEMON sTRONG feEL trAINING sHOE
lululemon… shoes? Even though the world-famous clothier hasn’t manufactured its first pair for men yet, the Strong Feel is designed to fully adhere to the female foot, promoting an ideal fit and feel across the board. The silhouette is highlighted by low-profile lightweight cushioning and trusty traction to guarantee any gym session or at-home workout is comfortable and locked in.
Our Place Always Pan
Where would viral internet chefs be without the web’s favorite pan? It’s tough to say, but we do know that she’ll use it for just about everything… because that’s what it’s made for. Our Place’s signature piece of cookware boasts an 8-an-1 that’s made to replace any of the pots and pans taking up room in the cupboard.
lululemon Thick Fleece Half Zip
Considering we’re still caught in the dead of winter, any cozy sweater should work as a surefire gift, and few brands offer many better picks than lululemon. This stretchy, oversized-half-zip has a heavyweight feel and high neck silhouette to keep extra warm when the temperatures dip below their liking.
Ugg Classic Ultra Mini Platform Boot
Whether you like it or not, Uggs are back, and they’re probably here to stay. The iconic bootmaker’s Mini Ultra Platform silhouette sits atop a convenient 2″ tall SugarSole outsole, a foam compound made using sugarcane, making for a comfortable pair of steppers that are as sustainable as they are chic.
veNUS ET fLEUR cLASSIC bUNDLE
This classy set from Venus et Fleur is packed with three of the famed florist’s most coveted products in a unique miniature form. Whether she loves red, white, or baby blue, there’s no way to go wrong with roses, especially when they can last one whole year under the proper care — we can’t say that about any bouquet from your local supermarket.
jOLIE fILTERED Showerhead
What took people so long to realize washing in lead-infested water is as bad as drinking it? Luckily, the considerate people at Jolie conjured up a filtered showerhead that rids water of heavy metals, chlorine, and more, paving the way for better skin, hair, and wellness overall.
Maison Francis Kurkdijan Á La Rose EDP
There’s no room for error with any fragrance you select from master perfumer Francis Kurkdijan, be that for yourself or a loved one, but it doesn’t get more suitable than this. With fresh notes of cedar, violet, and, obviously, roses, Á la Rose is as good as any transitional scent you can give that special someone.
Le Creuset 2.25-Quart Heart Dutch Oven
They say a picture can tell 1,000 words, and we would say the same about this well-made dutch oven. Like anything with Le Creuset’s name attached, this kitchen staple is built to last a lifetime, and the French brand’s heart-shaped iteration almost oversimplifies what gift to buy around this time of year.
Herman Miller x Hay Eames Hang-It-All
Anything from Herman Miller’s collaboration with HAY brings a splash of color to any thoughtfully-designed home, and the iconic Hang-It-All provides the perfect amount of whimsical storage for several coats, hats, and bags taking up unwanted space in her closet.
Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Professional Edition
Instead of gifting a Dyson vacuum to clean with, gift one of the brand’s premium hairdryers to groom with. The iconic tech brand’s high-end Supersonic professional edition protects hair from extreme heat damage while increasing smoothness by 75%. And while it’s more suited for stylists, it never hurts to bring a touch of the salon home.
Nespresso Creatistia Plus Espresso Machine by Breville
Anyone can appreciate a good cup of coffee in the morning, and few brands deliver the café experience to kitchens like Breville. Working alongside Nespresso, the premium appliance maker’s LED-equipped Creatista Plus boasts a 3-second-long heat-up window to quickly make any espresso-based drink she has in mind, from cappuccinos to flat whites.
Tiffany & Co. Return to Tiffany Wrap Bead Pearl Bracelet
Rounding the guide out with a glistening piece of jewelry seems like the perfect way to go, and who better to trust than Tiffany and Co. The iconic brand’s Wrap Bead Bracelet is highlighted by nearly-mesmerizing freshwater pearls and a timeless design that takes after an archival ring from the late sixties. It might not be as hyped up as the jeweler’s Nike collab, but she’ll like it more.