18 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts That'll Last Longer Than Flowers
These personal and thoughtful gifts won't break the bank either.
When shopping for Valentine's Day gifts, it can be easy to go the cliché route. You know, pink-and-red balloons, overpriced flowers (that wilt before the clock strikes midnight), heart-shaped chocolates. But if you're truly a great gift giver (or simply trying to step up your game in 2021), you'll want to wrap up something cool and unique to leave the woman in your life pleasantly surprised. In our opinion, it's always better to go for a gift that has a personal touch and feels thoughtful.
If the thought of picking out the perfect gift is giving you anxiety, don't sweat it. Below, you'll find 18 of the best Valentine's Day gift ideas online right now. Whether you're shopping for something to make mom feel special, attempting to please your new girlfriend, need a romantic gift to impress your fashionable wife, or simply want your best friend to know that she's, well, the best, you'll find exactly the right gift for every woman in your life ahead.
And you don't have to go the super-expensive route. Most of the romantic Valentine gift ideas below are pretty cheap, ringing in at under $100. So get to it and find the perfect, personalized gift to ensure you'll both have a happy Valentine's Day.
1. Best Gift for the Attention Grabber
This adorable bucket bag will certainly make a statement and complete any outfit. This handbag will soon become the go-to staple for the fashion lover in your life.
Shop it: Mali +Lili Vegan Leather Mini Bag, $58; nordstrom.com
2. Best Gift for the Music Lover
Take her back in time with this purple portable turntable that has major vintage vibes. This suitcase-style turntable also has built-in Bluetooth, so she can play digital music through the speakers, too.
Shop it: Victrola Vintage Portable Suitcase Record Player, $50; amazon.com
3. Best Gift for the Statement Maker
Here's the perfect way to help her break out of her all-black-everything streak. The leopard print is right on-trend, but also has a classic factor that makes it a timeless staple.
Shop it: Cupcakes and Cashmere Coat, $90 (Originally $180); shopbop.com
4. Best Gift for the Girl Whose Blowouts Are Always on Point
Hair barrettes are one of the biggest trends in hair accessories right now. This set of 20 clips offers a variation of stylish designs from tortoiseshell to pearl-embellished.
Shop It: 20 Piece Fashion Hair Clip set, $10; amazon.com
5. Best Gift for the Woman Who Loves Jewelry
This dainty, little heart bracelet will fit right in with her bracelet stack. It's even a bit festive without going over the top.
Shop It: Jennifer Zeuner Bracelet, $143; shopbop.com
6. Best Gift for Your Work Wife
Give your work wife the gift she really wants — the gift of tuning out the rest of the world in style. This chic case will protect her AirPods in transit and look super cute on her desk.
Shop it: Sonix AirPod Pro Case, $25; nordstrom.com
7. Best Gift for the Woman Who Has a Sweet Tooth
Who says candy is only for kids? These peach bellini and rosé-flavored gummies and dark chocolate sea salt caramel are perfect for adults. They'd even pair nicely with some bubbly.
Shop It: Sugarfina Three-Piece Bento Box, $28; amazon.com
8. Best Gift for the Woman Who Never Turns Down a Happy Hour
We all have that friend who is always ready for a happy hour. Since heading to the bar is off the table right now, give your friend the gift of taking her happy hour anywhere with this cute tumbler.
Shop it: Wine Tumbler, $8 (originally $15); joann.com
9. Best Gift for the Hard to Impress
She'll be blown away when she finds out that these real roses will last for up to a year. The brand puts each flower through a special preservation process and they're packaged in a luxurious box.
Shop It: Venus et Fleur Ecaudorean Eternity de Venus, $144; saks.com
10. Best Gift for the Girl Who Has More Beauty Products Than Clothes
The Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier will always keep her skin hydrated on the go, whether she needs a travel pick-me-up or a midday moisture surge at her desk. (Plus, it comes in this adorable pink shade that's perfectly suited for the holiday.)
Shop nIT: Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier, $39; heydewy.com
11. Best Gift for the Homebody
Let's be real—this past year we've all become homebodies. So give her the perfect addition to her WFH uniform: these super trendy, super comfy Ugg slippers. Her feet will thank you.
Shop It: Ugg Fluff Yeah Slingback Sandal Slippers, $100; nordstrom.com
12. Best Gift for the Trend Setter
For your friend who is always up to do date on the latest trends, this mini dress will be the perfect addition to their fashion arsenal. She can pair it with tights for a wintery night or easily transition it for spring weather with white sneakers or booties.
Shop it: Sister Jane mini dress, $83 (Originally $118); shopbop.com
13. Best Gift for the Woman Who Loves Entertaining
You'll be hard-pressed to find a serving-tray set more beautiful than this one. And your someone special will be more than pleased to add this decorative design, which is made of lacquered wood, German silver, and mother of pearl, to her collection.
Shop It: Ladorada Two-Piece Wood, Mother Of Pearl & German Silver Yin Yang Tray Set, $185; saks.com
14. Best Gift for the Woman Who Loves to Accessorize
Ok, it's not the ideal accessory, but we all have to wear a mask, so why not do it in style? This silk mask and 14K gold-plated chain will up her mask game, so she can be both trendy and safe.
Shop It: Ring Concierge Silk Mask + 14K Gold-Plated Mask Chain, $50 (originally $78); ringconcierge.com
15. Best Gift for the Girl Who Loves to Add Her Initials to Everything
This dainty, 14K gold coin necklace will coordinate and layer with all of her other jewelry. Plus, add her initials or name for an even more personal gift.
Shop now: Ring Concierge Engravable Mini Coin Necklace, starting at $178; ringconcierge.com
16. Best Gift for the Poetic Writer
This pretty, leather-bound and embroidered journal will fit perfectly in her bag, so she can pull it out to jot down her thoughts anywhere and anytime.
Shop It: Denik Journal, $12; urbanoutfitters.com
17. Best Gift for the Woman Who Doesn't Want to Grow Up
Yes, adults can wear friendship bracelets — especially when they are as colorful and cool as these enamel ones by Roxanne Assoulin. Grab one or a few for the ultimate pile of arm candy.
Shop it: Roxanne Assoulin, $85; net-a-porter.com
18. Best Gift for the Skincare Freak
This massaging facial roller will revive even the dullest skin. She can use it to de-puff, apply serums, or simply for a relaxing massage.
Shop It: Nurse Jamie Face Roller, $69; ulta.com