25 amazing Valentine's Day gifts women actually want
From custom puzzles to a heart-shaped waffle maker, these gifts say 'I love you'
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Another Valentine's Day is upon us, and while your celebration might be different this year, that doesn't mean you shouldn't acknowledge the day of love. During a year when dining out at a restaurant may not be a welcomed adventure or an option at all for you, showering your loved one with a gift is a great way to say "I love you."
Instead of running to your local convenience store at the last minute to purchase a box of chocolates and a Hallmark card, we've compiled a list of amazing gifts you can get online. You don't want to risk not being able to go to a story on or around February 14 if by some chance you have to quarantine, and it's always better to secure a non-cliche in advance anyway. Here are 25 Reviewed-approved gift ideas for Valentine's Day 2021. Also, please note that if something needs to ship, order it sooner rather than later, as shipping times may be delayed.
1. Kate Spade Pendant Necklace
If you want to give the classic Valentine's Day gift that is jewelry without spending a fortune, this Kate Spade pendant necklace is perfect. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant. This necklace has 890 rave reviews on Nordstrom and is a top seller with our readers, so people clearly love it. Not to mention, necklaces with initials on them are very much on-trend right now.
2. Personalized Puzzle
Last winter while most people were quarantined at home, puzzles became a hot commodity. Why? Well, what better activity is there to do at home by yourself, with a friend, or together as a family? If you're a couple that is into puzzles, consider getting creative and making your very own puzzle to complete this year for Valentine's Day. At Minted, you can use any picture and all designs come in 12, 60, or 252 pieces. If you're looking for more of an activity, I'd suggest the 252-piece option.
3. Jiggy Puzzle
Not only have puzzles become a trendy activity, but so have the options of puzzles to buy—personalized puzzles and non-custom puzzles. If you're not into the custom puzzle idea, consider a Jiggy puzzle from Anthropologie. Jiggy's puzzles are works of art—literally. After you complete them, they become pieces of wall art you can proudly display in your home thanks to the included glue. For anyone who has been occupying time spent at home with puzzles, a Jiggy puzzle would be a welcomed gift—and a fun activity for a date night!
4. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker
If you're looking for an adorable Valentine's Day-themed gift that will be useful year-round, look no further than Dash's heart-shaped waffle maker. We tested the regular version of the mini waffle machine and, unless you're looking for a more intense and bigger waffle maker, we recommend it. This is the exact same as the one we tested, but it's shaped as a heart. The heart version is currently sold out at most retailers, but it's still available at Williams-Sonoma right now!
5. Ivation Foot Spa
If you want to give the gift of a spa day—without the trip to an actual spa—consider the Ivation Foot Spa. It's the best foot spa we tested, and with over 2,500 rave reviews on Amazon, we aren't the only people who are obsessed with it. The device offers a spa-like experience at home with adjustable heating and massage features, and it was one of our top-selling gifts this past holiday season.
2020 has been the year of the homebody. Whether they've always been a homebody or they've been home more than usual this year, you can't go wrong with the gift of slippers—especially Ugg slippers, many of which are extremely trendy right now. We tested slippers recently and the Ugg Scuffette II Slipper took the top spot for the best slipper money can buy. We also recommend the Ugg Ansley Slipper as the best full coverage slipper and think the ultra popular Ugg Fluff Yeah Sandal Slipper is a great option for those into fashion.
- Get the Ugg Scuffette II Slipper from Nordstrom for $89.95–$99.95
- Get the Ugg Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal from Nordstrom for $99.95–$109.95
- Get the Ugg Ansley Water Resistant Slippers from Nordstrom for $99.95
7. Sugarfina Candies
If you want to give the gift of candy, but don't want to go with the basic and traditional options available at most retailers and grocery stores, Sugarfina is a fantastic alternative. The candy company sells adorable boxes of gummies in fun, adorable shapes. For Valentine's Day, you can get this set, which features flavors 'Sugar Lips' and 'Peach Bellini.' It's a perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.
8. Michael Kors Bag
"A new bag? No thanks," said no woman ever. If you want to impress her with a beautiful, multifunctional new bag, you can't get better than this 5-star crossbody bag from Michael Kors. It comes in two shades, soft pink or black, meaning she can match it to just about any outfit. It's perfect for shopping, running errands, and even a night on the town when she can leave the house again.
Pajamas are always a great gift for people who are always treating other people and rarely buy luxurious things for themselves. Nordstrom's Moonlight Pajamas are a great option if you're looking to treat someone to pajamas this Valentine's Day. Not only do they have a nearly 5-star rating from over 1,500 reviews on the site, but I own and love them, along with a few other editors at Reviewed. Pajamas are a great gift this year while most of us are still spending more time at home.
10. Minted Photo Heart Frame
For the person who loves memories and hanging them on the wall, consider creating adorable custom photo art at Minted as a gift they can hang for all to see. If you fill the frame with photos of the two of you, along with other family members, it will make for a sweet and romantic gift they will truly appreciate for years to come.
For Valentine's Day 2021, our favorite robe would make for a cozy gift. Just last month, we finished testing robes at Reviewed and dubbed Nordstrom's new Bliss Plush Robe the best. Our tested loved everything about it—the length, how warm it was, the material. If you're worried about a robe being too cliche of a gift, fear not. We are all spending a lot of time at home. A robe would be a welcomed addition to any at-home wardrobe.
12. Bouqs Flower Subscription
If you want to go the traditional gift route this Valentine's Day with a twist, consider a flower subscription service this year. If the person you're shopping for loves having fresh flowers at home, this gift is a bit more thoughtful than a one-time bouquet you picked up at a local grocery store. However, that is always nice too! Reviewed editor, Kate Ellsworth, got her mother a Bouqs flower subscription as a gift once and she absolutely adored it.
13. Always Pan
Just as Reviewed's cooking writer, Valerie Li Stack, predicted, the Always Pan was one of the hottest gifts of the 2020 holiday season. The influencer-approved kitchen item is not only stylish, but it does the job of eight pieces of cookware. It's a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, and has a spatula and spoon rest. If you're shopping for someone who loves to cook—especially if you love to cook together—this gadget could certainly be an enhancement to your at-home date nights in 2021.
While a candle might seem like a boring gift, I promise you a trendy one that doubles as home decor is not. My favorite candle by far is Capri Blue’s Volcano scent. Not only do they smell amazing, but they come in chic jars that look amazing in any room. For Valentine's Day this year, you can score one of these jars in a pretty pink color if you're really looking to be on-brand. However, they come in a variety of colors and scents, so choose wisely.
- Get the Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle from Anthropologie for $30
- Get the Capri Blue Ivory Primrose Jar Candle from Anthropologie for $24
15. Throw Blankets
And the parade of comfort gifts continues, now with a few of our favorite throw blankets. Throw blankets are always a great gift, in my opinion, especially this year—and especially for Valentine's Day if your giftee's thing is cozying up under them. For a splurge, Barefoot Dreams sells a CozyChic blanket that not only do we love here at Reviewed, but that Chrissy Teigen once recommended as an amazing gift. The blankets come in trendy animal prints and solid colors. For less expensive options, the Bliss Plush throw (which is the blanket version of our favorite robe!) at Nordstrom is a wonderful buy with a 5-star rating from over 1,800 reviews. There's also a top-rated luxe patterned blanket from QVC that is slightly less money.
- Get the Barefoot Dreams In the Wild Throw Blanket at Nordstrom for $180
- Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket at Nordstrom for $147
- Get the Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw at Nordstrom for $39.5
- Get the G.I.L.I. by Jill Martin Oversized Luxe Hamptons Throw by Berkshire at QVC for $24.96
16. La Mer
La Mer is an expensive moisturizer with a cult following—and also a perfect gift if you want to ball out on someone. La Mer moisturizing cream has over 60,000 hearts at Sephora and more than 1,800 reviews at Nordstrom with a 5-star rating. That is a lot of love. Why not spread more of it this Valentine's Day? (Pun absolutely intended.)
17. Essential Oil Diffuser
People are obsessed with essential oil diffusers, and why wouldn’t they be? They transform your home with good smells and good vibes. If you're shopping for someone who loves good smells and good vibes, bring peace and happiness into their life with our favorite oil diffuser. We tested the most popular models and found the Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser to be the best. This diffuser is currently sold out across retailers, but it's still available at The Home Depot and will arrive on time for the holiday with expedited shipping.
18. Cozy Socks
Cozy socks are not your average socks. Not that there's anything wrong with average socks, but they certainly would make for a boring gift. Cozy socks that keep your feet warm during the cold, winter months (or in the AC) are a luxury, though, and therefore make a thoughtful and useful gift. Boasting a nearly 4.5-star rating from just over 300 reviewers, these Ugg Pompom Fleece Lined Socks are sure to make their feet warm. They are pricey, though, retailing for $49.50, so if you're not looking to spend that much, Nordstrom's Butter Crew Socks are also a solid choice for only $9.
- Get the Ugg Pompom Fleece Lined Socks at Nordstrom for $49.50
- Get the Nordstrom Butter Crew Socks at Nordstrom for $9
19. David Yurman Jewelry
David Yurman jewelry has been quite popular throughout the past couple of years. For anyone who enjoys luxurious jewelry, you can't go wrong with two of the most popular David Yurman items—the Cable Classics Bracelet and the X Crossover Ring. To make it even more luxurious, you can purchase a bracelet with a gemstone of your choice.
- Get the David Yurman X Crossover Ring from Nordstrom for $295-$350
- Get the David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet with 18K Gold, 4mm from Nordstrom for $395
- Get the David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet with Gemstones and Gold from Nordstrom for $575
20. Skincare Fridge
If you're looking for a trendy, luxurious gift for someone who loves skincare products this Valentine's Day, a skincare fridge is a great idea. You might be wondering: what in the world is a skincare fridge? The point of this relatively new beauty product is to increase the shelf life of beauty products by storing them in a cool environment. Our Beauty Editor, Jessica Kasparian, deems skincare fridges a good purchase for those not inclined to store their skincare serums and moisturizers next to food.
21. Custom Heart Necklace
If you’re looking for a personalized gift, this wildly popular custom heart necklace from Etsy is a solid pick. This necklace has had over 900,000 sales and a perfect 5-star rating from over 130,000 reviews, which makes this one of the most popular items we’ve ever seen online! Not only can you choose the number of hearts on the necklace, but you can customize each one with names, coordinates, a message, or roman numerals. If you want the necklace in time for Valentine's Day, you'll have to order expedited shipping. Or you can let them know their gift is still on the way.
22. A plant from The Sill
Thinking of getting flowers for Valentine's Day this year? Think again. Plants > flowers. If you’re not keen on going to a florist to find the perfect plan, let us introduce you to The Sill, an online shop where you can purchase live plants and faux plants. If you're shopping for someone who loves greenery, a plant from The Sill would make a great gift, whether they have a green thumb or not. Our editor, Meghan, reviewed the service and loved it.
23. The Famous Revlon Hair Dryer Brush
The Revlon hair dryer brush is arguably the most popular product people bought in the last year. With 160,000 rave reviews on Amazon (yes, 160,000), it has achieved cult status in the world of beauty products—and it's approved by our own experts. Reviewed's beauty writer, Jessica, tested it and found that it absolutely does live up to the hype. It is the ultimate gift for anyone who spends time blow drying their hair.
24. Foot Massager
For Valentine’s Day this year, show how much you love them by giving them a self-care gift. ‘Tis the year of at-home comfort after all. This is why a foot massager would make a quality gift for Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect substitute to gifting a day at the spa. In fact, it’s better because they can use the foot massager any time they want, whether they’re sitting in their home office, relaxing on the couch, or reading in a chair. We tested foot massagers at Reviewed and found the Renpho foot massager to be the best.
25. Lou & Grey Loungewear Set
Lou & Grey sweats are crazy popular, crazy comfy, and the perfect gift for anyone spending lots of time at home. I purchased a matching set last March and have since ordered two more. I now live in them. The fleece lining is comfortable and has remained that way after countless times in the wash. If you're looking for a gift that they’ll love, look no further than a Lou & Grey set. Perfect for all ages and simple for all styles, you can't go wrong here.
- Get Lou & Grey Signature Softblend Sweatshirt at Loft for $69.50
- Get Lou & Grey Signature Softblend Sweatpants at Loft for $69.50
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