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Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and you know what that means, right? It means it’s time to buy your girlfriend a thoughtful gift.
But what does she want?!
Basically, your girlfriend doesn’t want a generic gift that a bunch of other women are going to receive on February 14th. She wants to feel special when she opens the awesome gift you got her, even if you spent well below the $150 or so that the average gift giver shells out for Valentine's Day. Money doesn’t matter - the thought you put into the gift does.
No pressure, huh? Look, we don’t want you to spend time worrying about finding the perfect gift.
That’s why we’ve compiled 20 of the best Valentine’s Day ideas for your girlfriend below. Take a look - you’re sure to find at least one thing she loves on this list, whether you’re shopping for someone you’ve been casually dating a few weeks or buying a present for your long-term significant other.
Now, onto our list of the best Valentines gifts for your girlfriend.
Available in 4 different metals, including sterling silver and white gold, to suit your girlfriend’s style. Each “I love you” is carefully inscribed in 24k gold.
Some wearers complain that they can’t view the 120 inscriptions, even with a magnifying glass. A helpful reviewer explains that she had the same issue until she learned to hold the magnifying glass correctly, so experiment with different angles if you or your honey can’t see the words.
Details: Want to make sure she knows how much you care? Say “I love you” in 120 different languages with this unique necklace. We saw a similar style on Heavy.com and knew right away that this unique necklace was a must-have gift for any girlfriend who is bored with traditional bangles and heart-shaped pendants.
The teeny-tiny text is hard to view with the naked eye, which is why the necklace comes with a magnifying glass. Personally, we’re happy that it’s hard to see the 120 “I love you” messages from a distance. That way, we don’t feel like one of those “Look at me, my relationship is perfect” people who flaunts their love when we don this high-quality piece.
Price: Expect to spend between $129 and $289 for this nano necklace. The price varies depending on which metal you choose.
Lightweight, breathable shirts made from enzyme-washed 100-percent cotton. Sizes range from small to 3XL, so it’s easy to find what you need.
Some wearers say the shirts shrink after a few washes, so you might want to order a size up even though they generally fit true to size.
Details: Here’s one present that won’t leave a bad taste in her mouth. If she’s constantly cracking up over silly puns, she’ll get a kick out of this matching T-shirt set. The guy’s shirt says “Don’t go bacon my heart,” and the girl’s shirt says “I couldn’t if I fried.”
Each shirt is machine washable, but make sure you wash them inside out. Order a size or two bigger than you usually get if you’re worried about shrinkage or your gf hates form-fitting tees.
Price: You get two shirts for around $35, which is a steal. Try doing that at the mall!
Box of goodies eliminates the hassle of planning a creative date. Expert-tested activities in the box are a blast.
We can’t find any negatives! This is the best-rated date box we’ve found.
Details: Enjoy an interactive date night with your girlfriend instead of staring at a digital screen or bickering about where to eat dinner. A chopstick-stacking game lets you unleash your competitive nature (winner gets a foot rub, right?!), while a fun adjectives game keeps the conversation flowing.
Parents love that this date night box is PG, so they can use it without curious kiddos picking up any raunchy terms.
Price: This date night box costs around $30, which is probably less than you’d pay for a date outside of the home. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dressing up or paying for a babysitter!
Carefully crafted from leather and synthetic materials. Each shoe features the signature rubber-shell toe associated with retro Adidas Superstars.
Adidas Superstars run big, so order at least half a size smaller than she usually wears.
Details: What’s old is new, and Adidas Superstars have experienced a recent surge in popularity. These are much cooler than the sneakers your gf rocked in middle school, though. They’ve got shiny iridescent stripes instead of bold black stripes, and they boast practical mesh liners that help promote air flow. In other words, her feet won't get all sweaty after a busy day.
If she’s not a fan of shimmery stuff, you can accent her wardrobe with sneakers that have multicolor stripes, rose-gold stripes, or white stripes instead.
Price: Iridescent Adidas Superstars cost as much as $150, but we’re guessing it’s because this style sells out quickly. We searched tons of online and offline retailers before finding a seller that still had some iridescent kicks.
Makes it simple to schedule goals and track important events. The user-friendly design lets your gf navigate to different sections in a jiffy.
Can be overwhelming or confusing for organization newbies. Luckily, the included instructions explain how to make the most of this pretty planner.
Details: Yeah, we’ve already started 2017, but that’s not an issue. If you have a girlfriend who loves planners, then you know what we mean. It’s never too late to give an ambitious organizer this cute planner, which she can use to track daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
Sometimes planners take a beating when they get tossed in purses or backpacks, but not this one! It has a hard, sturdy cover that withstands wear and tear easily. A built-in back pocket eliminates handbag clutter by giving your gf a practical place to store receipts, coupons, and grocery lists.
Price: The price for this planner typically falls between $30 and $40. If you think that’s high, go ahead and Google “Erin Condren planners”. We’ll wait.
Adjustable bounce tension conforms to your girlfriend’s body weight. Padded petals and arched legs promote a safe jumping experience.
Small jump area makes it difficult to practice jumping jacks or gymnastics moves, but it’s great for bouncing and jogging.
Details: Did you know that just 10 minutes on a trampoline equals 30 minutes on a treadmill? That’s crazy, right? It’ll be interesting to see what your girlfriend does with all the extra free time she’s going to rack up if she incorporates this trampoline into her regular fitness routine.
There are tons of mini trampolines on Amazon and similar sites, but we chose this one because it’s built to last. Reviewers say it doesn’t break as easily as other trampolines, and if an issue actually arises, you’re protected by a warranty.
Price: This mini trampoline generally costs between $250 and $300. That’s not cheap, but just think about how much your gf is going to love this gift - and how nice her legs are going to look after using it regularly.
Adjustable height makes it simple for your girlfriend to get comfortable during use. 18 gentle, yet powerful, massage heads provide a relaxing experience.
Some users complain that the heat doesn’t work too well, but we saw more complaints about foot massagers from other brands.
Details: This foot massager has more benefits than you might think. Yes, it will relieve aches and pains that plague her feet, but it can also improve her overall health. Foot massage helps reduce the symptoms of depression, and it also minimizes the symptoms of PMS. She’ll probably be happier and healthier if she uses this machine regularly, which sounds like a win for both of you!
This circulation-boosting machine is portable, so she can take it to work if her boss won’t mind (or notice).
Price: The regular price for this shiatsu-style foot massager is $85, but we’ve seen it as low as $60. That’s way cheaper than forking over cash for your sweetheart to get monthly foot massages from a spa.
Prints clear, vivid photos quickly and easily via a wireless connection. Prints up to 54 photos before you have to recharge its battery.
It’s portable, but some photographers complain that it’s heavier than other printers.
Details: Does your girlfriend take a bunch of photos and then complain that she’s out of space on her phone? This photo printer is the solution to her problems. She can print her favorites and place them on her wall, in a scrapbook, or in a memory box.
If you’ve ever loaded photo paper in a regular printer, you probably hated it as much as we did. This photo printer only prints photos, so your gf doesn’t have to fumble around with different settings in an attempt to make the printer work. She can print directly from a smartphone or tablet, which is super convenient.
Price: It’s less than $100 for this photo printer if you buy it without a battery. A battery costs an extra $80 or so.
Weathered wood with clean edges, so she doesn’t have to deal with a bunch of splinters. Pairs nicely with stencils, paint, nails, and string.
Some reviewers say they wish different sizes were available.
Details: Plank wall art is popular on Pinterest, but if you’re reading this right now, odds are high your girlfriend isn’t about to create her own planks from scraps of lumber. No biggie - that’s why companies like Hampton Art take the hassle out of DIY projects with products like this customizable plank plaque.
This plank plaque makes an excellent gift if your partner is into rustic decor or likes to create handmade decorations for loved ones. She can stain the wood, paint it, nail stuff into it, and do just about anything else that suits her style.
Price: Expect to spend around $15 for this 12 x 12 plank plaque. That’s a great deal when you consider the alternative: She (or you, rather) starts from scratch, sawing and sanding scraps of wood to perfection.
Unlike many games for couples, this versatile card game works well for hetero couples or same-sex couples. Contains a combination of thought-provoking questions and silly questions.
Some users complain that the questions are geared toward couples without children. Reviewers also warn that some of the questions, such as “Have you ever cheated on your partner?” might cause an argument.
Details: Learn more about the special woman in your life, whether you’ve been dating a few months or a few years. This acrylic cube contains 135 interesting questions to help you understand each other better.
You can play it alone or with other couples, which is great if you’re planning to host a group date night at your home soon. There are no confusing rules to follow or dice to worry about losing; you just flip through the cube and ask each other questions.
Price: This game costs around $25, which is probably less than you’d spend for dinner or a night at the movies.
Features a heartfelt message printed in vibrant ink on every sheet. Lets you surprise your significant other in a loving, lighthearted way.
The paper is thin and flimsy, but we’re okay with that since it’s meant to be a gag gift.
Details: Look, we know it’s not sexy or fun to think about, but everybody poops. Yes, even your girlfriend. Make her time in the bathroom more enjoyable with this silly toilet paper that reminds her that you love her from top to bottom.
It’s only one-ply TP, but she can actually use it. Well, if she can stop laughing long enough to wipe. This is the kind of Valentine’s Day gift that is going to end up featured on your gf’s Facebook and Snapchat, so don’t be surprised when other folks want to know where to find some.
Price: At $15.62 per roll, this is probably the priciest toilet paper you’ll ever buy. But it’s also the cutest and not a bad price for a Valentine's Day gift that will make your sweetie smile.
Available in approximately 30 different hues, all of which are beautiful. Versatile bag lets you choose between two easy-to-grip handles or a practical shoulder strap.
A tight opening makes it difficult to cram large electronics like an iPad inside, but there’s still plenty of room for everyday necessities like keys and cosmetics.
Details: Move over, Michael Kors. There’s a new designer handbag dominating the fashion scene, and it’s this Kate Spade satchel.
Your girlfriend will adore the feminine design and spacious interior, as well as the zippered closure, of this luxury handbag. It comes in gorgeous hues like Watermelon, Mahogany, and Lemonade, but our favorite is the Atoll Blue hue. An attractive combination of cow leather and saffiano leather creates a soft yet sturdy composition that makes this bag perfect for work, school, or other regular activities.
Price: Kate Spade bags are flawlessly crafted from top-notch materials, so they aren’t cheap. Expect to dole out between $250 and $300 for this designer handbag.
Ceramic mug holds up to 11 ounces of coffee or tea. An oversized C-handle makes it simple to grip this sturdy mug.
Only available in white ceramic with black font.
Details: Help your sweetheart kick off each morning with a smile when you surprise her with this cute mug. The “Best Girlfriend Ever” message makes it clear that you think she rocks, and she’ll love that this mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
If she’s concerned about the potentially damaging effects of lead exposure, she’ll be psyched to learn that this resilient mug is made from lead-free ceramic.
Price: This mug costs around $14, which is a decent price. Make this gift extra special by shelling out a few bucks for a pack of gourmet coffee or tea to tuck inside of the mug.
Currently the newest - and best - iPhone on the market. Storage options up to 256 GB are available, so your girlfriend has plenty of room for cute photos and videos of you.
It’s expensive. We’re not going to sugarcoat it.
Details: Gone are the days of snail mail and sky-high phone bills. These days, you can connect with your long-distance girlfriend instantly via text or video chat. With features like a 12-megapixel camera and 4K video, you can view the beauty of your loved one’s face in clear, vivid color from anywhere in the world.
Planning to meet halfway for a weekend getaway? Your gf can use the GPS on her iPhone 7 Plus to find the hotel where the two of you are staying. Once she arrives, she can take hundreds - or even thousands - of photos thanks to the large memory of this high-quality smartphone.
Price: Prices typically range from $860 to $1070 for the iPhone 7 Plus depending on how much storage space you get. If you’re hesitant to blow that much money at once, consider applying for an Amazon.com credit card. Qualifying customers get 12 months with 0% interest to pay off the balance.
Cute book contains 20 different coupons. Encourages you to express and enhance your love via acts of kindness rather than by exchanging material goods.
Most recipients love these, but a handful of reviewers warn that these coupons are best for live-in girlfriends. Honoring coupons like “breakfast in bed” can be tricky if you don’t cohabitate or spend the night together regularly.
Details: There are different love styles, as you may already know. If you’re the type who prefers to show you care by performing kind acts rather than buying diamonds or designer handbags, this book is perfect.
Recipients rave that this coupon book is romantic without being raunchy, making it a nice alternative to the sex-heavy coupon books we’ve seen online. Coupons include a cuddle session, foot massage, candlelit bath, and movie of choice.
Price: At $8, this is one of the cheapest gifts on our list. If you want to pair it with another inexpensive gift, opt for a bottle of body spray and/or a bouquet of carnations.
Shipped the same day they’re baked for a fresh, made-from-scratch taste. Kosher certified.
A few reviewers complain the cookies tasted dry or stale, but we noticed most of these complaints came from eBay purchases. The majority of folks who buy this gift tin through Amazon are happy with it.
Details: Chocolate-covered strawberries and cherries are delicious, but she’s probably received plenty of those over the years. Switch things up and satisfy her sweet tooth with 6 different cookie flavors, including classics like chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter, as well as unique flavors like cherry with white chocolate chips.
These cookies are made from real butter and contain no added preservatives. All 6 varieties in this tin contain wheat, but the company does offer some gluten-free options as well.
Price: Expect to shell out around $34 for 24 cookies. Yeah, you could buy 6 or 7 packs of Chips Ahoy for that price, but trust us when we say they’re nowhere near as tasty as David’s Cookies.
Conveniently track your growth as a couple with this 3-year journal. The book offers a quick, simple way to strengthen your bond on hectic days.
Some journal writers complain that the book doesn’t provide much space for answers.
Details: Unleash your creative side as you and your girlfriend answer the short questions in this thought-provoking journal. You’ll have a blast creating and capturing memories together as you ponder over questions such as “What’s on your wish list?” and “What’s no longer true?”.
This compact yet resilient journal effectively withstands three years of daily use. The two of you will bond over shared memories as you reread your written answers months - or even years - later.
Price: This two-person journal costs less than $11, making it cheaper than many of the single-user journals available these days.
Relieved ring buyers report that unlike representatives from several other well-known ring companies, Houston Diamond District associates are friendly and helpful. Upgrades are available for a small fee.
One fiance reports that the ring comes in a cheap-looking box, so you may want to buy a different one before you propose.
Details: Dazzling diamonds accent a rose gold, white gold, or yellow gold band, reminding your girlfriend that your love is eternal. If - worst case scenario - she isn’t down with becoming a Mrs., the ring is covered by a 30-day money back guarantee.
Brides.com refers to round-cut diamonds as “the perennial favorite”, so that’s why we chose this classic design. If your sweetheart prefers something more modern, check out these 2017 engagement ring trends.
Price: This ring has a hefty recommended price of $6,500, but you can get it for around $2,000 when on sale. The company has more than 10,000 different stones and settings available, so you’re sure to find a ring you can afford.
Scented with powerful aphrodisiacs to get your girlfriend in the mood. Contains an alluring blend of natural ingredients and safe synthetics for bath-time bliss.
Very few women have anything bad to say about this bath bomb, although a handful of ladies complain that it leaves behind pink residue on the tub. Most reviewers say their tubs are just fine, and some of us at Faveable have personally used these bath bombs with no issues.
Details: Like Starbucks lattes and Ugg boots, Lush bath bombs are popular with nearly every female we’ve ever met. After all, who can resist a small sphere that transforms a plain bath into a fizzy, colorful vessel of relaxation?
We adore the enticing combination of ylang ylang, jasmine, and sage in this bath bomb. It’s feminine yet edgy, with subtle woodsy undertones that won’t leave her smelling manly.
FYI: Be super careful if you buy Lush products from unofficial distributors. We saw some Lush bath bombs on Amazon, but angry reviewers warned that they were fake.
Price: This bath bomb is just $7.95, so it’s a great gift if you’re a broke college student. If you don’t want to seem cheap, pair the bath bomb with some Lush lotion or perfume.