When searching for those perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for her, as that special lady in your life, it can be hard to pick out just one present (or presents) that are just right.
It’s important with so many options to pick from to follow just a few rules, and she’s sure to be happy with whatever you pick.
First, whatever she likes, be it beauty, chocolates, fashion, home goods, subscription services, or more unique items, are usually best, and as cliche as it sounds, you and your own gut usually know that and her best.
Second, it doesn’t necessarily matter how much you spend for Valentine’s Day gifts for her (as cliche as that also may sound), it’s more about what suits her individual style or taste, and what you’d really enjoy doing or having together as a couple.
It’s really important not to put too much pressure on the “big day,” and to let Valentine’s Day happen the way it should, romantically, and organically.
With that said, your partner, girlfriend, or wife definitely deserves that special something or somethings on Valentine’s and we’ve come up with 5 of our favorite options for Valentine’s Day Gift’s for her for 2019 to pick from to make the process easier.
Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her
There’s nothing better than giving your wife, partner, or girlfriend a gift that keeps giving all year round, and with a NYC-based subscription service like BirchBox, she can keep enjoying all year round.
With BirchBox, you or the special lady in your life who loves beauty/skincare products can fill out a personalized profile unique to her own interests, or a “beauty profile”. If you’d like to keep this a surprise, you can fill this out for her based on what you know she likes, and she can continue updating it in the future.
From there, each month she will receive 4-6 deluxe size samples of different beauty items to try out sent to your door each month, for only $10 per month, including shipping/tax charges, which is a steal for the sizes and variety included.
If she really likes a particular deluxe sample, she can splurge on the full sized item (or you can treat her to it), and it really helps any beauty lover get her moneys worth out of trying out new goodies every month without breaking the bank.
All the loving men of girlfriends and wives who are loyal makeup and skincare junkies probably know that we tend to spend hundreds from time to time on these products in an effort to try out the latest products, or to simply “feel pretty” or our best.
BirchBox is the perfect way to tell her, you’re already beautiful, but here’s a gift you’ll love that will keep coming all year to keep you feeling this way.
5/5 as a Valentine’s Day gift for her for all the ladies who love cosmetics, and for the fact that this is a gift with no expiration date and surprises every month.
We also have a special review and coupon code you may want to use to purchase BirchBox which you can find here, and you can find an example below of a typical monthly content box in the photo displayed above.
2. Tree Of Life Retinol Serum
One of the most popular products that top our list this year, especially for the lady in your life who loves beauty and skincare products, is Tree Of Life’s Retinol Serum.
This is one of the best anti-aging products we’ve found on the market all year, without any marketing or packaging on the label (so there isn’t any risk of offending your girlfriend/wife or her taking this as a suggestion).
Bonus points if she’s a fan of natural products, as it’s a cruelty-free and vegan product made with natural ingredients that actually work to brighten the skin, erase signs of lines, wrinkles, and sun damage, and boost collagen products.
As a skincare and beauty junkie, this is probably one of the lowest price point items, at only $10.95, that we have found all year, that actually works just as well as it’s luxury brand competitors and leaves the skin baby soft and smooth.
This keeps most women who love skincare happy, and leaves them even more “kissable” (forgive the cheesy choice of words, but for Valentine’s Day gifts for her, there are sometimes no better alternatives.)
It’s great to find a skincare product at a reasonable price that actually works, and because of the price point on this item, this is something you can easily pair with a few other items or turn into a basket.
If she’s a fan of skincare, we’ve done some other great reviews on creams that pair well with this serum or oil products, that work well for all skin types, like Tatcha’s Water Cream, and Milk Makeup’s Sunshine Oil.
You can also get creative by putting this in with some chocolates, flowers, candies, a spa gift card, a set of bath bombs, or a different type of relaxing body set.
It’s a great option to go for if you’re looking for a low cost item, and perfectly pairs with other items that can also work within a budget.
3. LeChaim Topaz Yellow Flower Gold Bee Necklace
We found this handmade gorgeous vintage inspired necklace on Etsy from seller LeChaim and were blown away by the quality of the craftsmanship and sheer beauty of the piece.
Made of topaz, glass, and brass, a gold honey bee sits on top of a flowing arch of an antique brass tulip bead cap that weaves into a a perfectly shaped glass teardrop with real flower petals contained inside (yellow and white limoniums).
The top of the brass cap is accented with a yellow Swarovski bicone bead to really add fine detail to the necklace, and for $36 it’s tough to find such a unique and beautiful design at a reasonable price point.
The glass pendant with bead cap is about 1.5 inches long, and you can select the chain length between 16-23 inches.
If your love loves jewelry, this is perfect for any age range, this makes the classic Valentine’s Day gift for her that isn’t too generic, and is not only really something special and eye-catching, but incredibly affordable for a handmade piece of its quality.
If you are in the mood to do something really special for the big day, the seller also accepts personalized and custom orders to suit your partners preferences, and you can even put a special stamp on the piece!
With over 6000 5 star reviews, it’s pretty clear ladies adore this necklace, and as for the honey bee, while very beautiful, it doesn’t even sting your wallet in the process.
This makes our #1 present this year for Valentines gifts for her for jewelry (unless your planning on a really special ring this year).
LeChaim has an extensive collection of similar necklace designs with sheer glass beadings and real florals inside (including lavender and different colored roses), if your partner has a different preference, but all of the pieces are both beautiful and moderately priced.
4. Gravity Blankety For Anxiety Relief
If you have a partner in your life who is stressed from the daily grind, a busy mom, or needs to get more sleep, relaxation, and stress-relief, there is a permanent and extremely relaxing gift option that is pill- free and won’t run out after the use of a single bath bomb.
Gravity’s weighted micro-fiber super soft duvet blanket in space grey (72″ x 48″ at either 20 or 25 pounds) feels incredibly soft and comfortable, and gridded stitching ensures the blanket’s internal micro beads remain uniformly distributed.
Gravity and deep touch pressure stimulation promote relaxation and deeper, sounder sleep (based on studies using weighed soft blankets). So you wake up feeling more refreshed and get a sounder night of sleep.
It also applies deep pressure to parts of the body, helping to relax the nervous system and boost serotonin levels.
Basically, this blanket feels like a big hug every night (and you can give your partner extra to calm any additional nerves).
We give this a 5/5 for relaxation without the need for any chemicals, the only drawback is the blanket can only fit one, so this really is a gift for your partner to enjoy.
5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera is the perfect retro-camera gift for under $50 that takes bright instant pictures with a soft-look for portrait modes. Available in 5 different colors ranging from flamingo pink to smokey white, this is a really fun gift for the lady in your life who wants a temporary break from her phone and the world of social media.
It only takes a few minutes for photos to develop and even has a selfie mode, for those “cheesy” moments you want to share as a couple together on Valentine’s Day or on special trips without worrying about screen protectors and sun damage, with a feel for “old-school” romance vibes.
You only have to purchase new film packs and low-cost batteries, there are brightness adjustments for softer settings, and a close-up lens attachment so shooting up to 35 cm away is possible.
This is definitely a blast from the past novelty type item that’s simply meant for having fun and waiting for photos to develop without the need for any fancy electronics, and tends to work best in natural outdoor lighting.
Your special lady can even throw a girls night and have a lot of fun using this as a personal photo-booth setting item to capture the night. The only downside is the film itself can be a bit expensive.
But this still tops our list for fun and unique items for Valentine’s Day that your partner will love and can spend hours having fun with.
Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her: Celebrating The Day
With these gift options, you’re sure to have something(s) that your partner will love, and it never hurts to toss in her favorite bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates if you want.
Ultimately, the night should be about enjoying the evening together, having fun, and making the most of how much you mean to one another.
But with this roundup of unique gifts and bestsellers that we’ve seen women buying off the shelves this past year, it’s pretty tough to go wrong, especially if you pair it with a nice evening out at her favorite restaurant (or cooking night in) of your choosing and a special bottle of wine if you desire.
We know one thing, it should definitely be paired with a special box of candies or dark sweets that hit all her right spots, no pun intended…
A simple expression of love with a card, book, or even something you have made yourself can even be the least expensive way to create the most meaningful and sentimental gift she will always remember.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds celebrating and a cheers to the moment, after the dining and gifting, let the kissing and true romance commence!