50 Gifts Women Actually Want for Valentine’s Day
Put down the supermarket roses and pick up a gift from your Valentine’s true wish-list.
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Urban Decay NAKED Cherry Eyeshadow Palette
Fans of this 12-shade eyeshadow palette say it delivers a subtle “no makeup” look or a dramatic evening dazzle and everything in between. Your Valentine can try hues like of-the-moment shimmering rose gold or stick to soft neutral beige. All shades have serious staying power, blend easily, and are cruelty-free.
Gorjana 5-Disc Choker
With slightly hammered mini discs, the Gorjana silver choker is both delicate and edgy and perfect for layering. The combination of style and affordability may be behind the meteoric rise of this California-based company, which is run by a husband and wife team that often co-hosts fundraising events and donates a percentage of proceeds to charitable causes. These gifts are excellent for teen girls.
Women's Keith Haring Plus Size Sweatshirt
Leave it to artist Keith Haring to make a big red heart cool on this gray hoodie sweatshirt from Target. It comes in regular and plus sizes to 3x. Steer clear of Valentine’s Day gifts that send the wrong message.
300 Thread Count Organic Sateen Duvet
Satin bedding may seem romantic, but it doesn’t hold a candle to buttery soft and silky sateen, which looks infinitely more elegant and is also more breathable and comfortable. Fans of this organic cotton fair trade duvet set from Coyuchi say it feels “as snug as your favorite jeans,” and just get softer with every wash.
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Lipstick
The creamy IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips lipstick in Wistful is the ultimate neutral because it looks good on everyone and also looks natural—but better, the way models are gorgeous and you just chalk it up to good genes. Collagen, aloe, and hyaluronic spheres deliver a plumping effect that’s actually comfortable and lasts hours.
Fjallraven Greenland Zip Large
This is a perfect example of something your Valentine really, really wants but may not expect to get on the holiday of hearts. Surprise her with the on-trend backpack made from sturdy organic, recycled materials that has padded shoulder straps and an interior laptop sleeve. It comes in six neutral colors, but the Dahlia color, shown above, feels most Valentine-y.
Skandinavisk Lempi (Love) Scented Candle
Lempi is Old Finnish for “love,” and this vegetable wax-based candle smells like love—a blend of rose, strawberries, garden peony, and oakmoss. Designed in Denmark, assembled in France, and burning brightly wherever your Valentine resides.
Illy Francis Francis X7.1 Iperespresso Machine
Say bonjourno to the Italian-designed espresso maker from Illy that lets you brew full-bodied, intensely aromatic espresso as easily as coffee, thanks to a capsule system and one-touch operation. A steam wand froths milk for cappuccinos and lattes. Bonus: It will look smashing on the counter in Valentine red, black, or stainless.
Trollbeads Delicate Pearl Ring
Sometimes it’s the simplest designs that make the boldest statements, and that’s true here with the freshwater pearl ring from Trollbeads. The slender silver band focuses all attention on the superstar pearl at its center.
Pudus Adult Chenille Knit Winter Slipper Socks with Grippers & Fleece Lining
These thick, fluffy Sherpa-lined slipper socks are warm and cozy with anti-slip silicone gripper bottoms. One reviewer described them as like “walking on a cloud.” They have whimsical pom-pons; they’re machine-washable; they’re gender-neutral (the Regular one size fits women's 5-11 and men's 6-10). What’s not to love?