Valentine's Day 2016: The Perfect Gift No Matter How Long You've Been Dating
If you've just started dating and you're not really sure what to get, chocolate is always a sweet (get it?) idea.
La Maison Du Chocolat POP Gift Box, $54; lamaisonduchocolat.us
Nothing is more thoughtful than an engraved message on a piece of jewelry. This Stella Valle bracelet is perfect if you’re looking for something that makes a big impact everywhere but your wallet.
Stella Valle Hashtag, $53; stellavalle.com
You really like her and are ready to upgrade your relationship to diamond status. Impress her with these 14K studs — they're real diamonds but under $100! (Bonus points if you give her something to keep them sparkly too! baublerella.com )
Mined by Charm & Chain Pavé Diamond Bar Studs, $98; charmandchain.com
For those guys trying to “lock it down” with their lady, try surprising her with this “Lock It Up” personalized Lola James bracelet.
Lola James Jewelry Lock It Up Bracelet, $75; lolajamesjewelry.com
Whether you’re celebrating a relatively new or lasting relationship, there’s no better way than Champagne, especially one that records a message to your significant other! This Veuve Clicquot bottle set plays your recorded greeting upon opening the box.
Veuve Clicquot Clicq’ Call, $69; sherry-lehmann.com by 2/8/16
If you've been doing long distance or just don't live in the same place yet so it feels like long-distance there’s nothing like a special message from your special someone every day. Create a jar full of personal messages to keep you extra close for 31 days.
Kind Notes Vertical Jar Happy Valentine’s Day, $37.95; kindnotes.com
Don't think she won't notice that you had to order this with plenty of time to get it monogrammed. That special touch — and the elegant design — ensures this is a gift she'll treasure for a long time.
Phyllis + Rosie Monogram Bar Bracelet, $130; phyllisandrosie.com
When you’ve been dating long enough to know her jewelry taste well, you can spring for something a little more surprising, like this rounded horn-shaped diamond pendant.
XR COLLISION Round Long Pendant Necklace, $140; xr-jewelry.com
If your girlfriend is so stylish she's hard to shop for, check out this wow-worthy earring. It creates the illusion of a broken arrow in your ear, and it’s 14K and made with real diamonds!
Barbela Design Diamond Broken Arrow Earring, $300; barbeladesign.com
If you’re looking for a super creative and thoughtful gift (…because you’ve been together so long you’ve already bought her everything else), try this Donni Charm scarf. You can monogram it with your initials and add a heart in between!
Donni Charm Monogram Your Initials, $219; donnicharm.com
You've moved in together and you're super psyched about it. What better way to prove it than linens that bring their own pillow talk?
Shifting Status Kuo Good Morning & Good Night Pillowcases, $39; shiftingstatuskuo.com
Compile your years of happy memories into one heart-shaped image — there's no way she won't swoon over this one.
Minted Heart Snapshot Mix, $74; minted.com
If you're starting to run out of ideas after a decade of Valentine's Days together, a luxe classic leather watch is something that she’ll be happy to have, but might not want to buy for herself.
Tory Burch Watches Surrey Leather Padlock Watch, $295; neimanmarcus.com
You can never go wrong with initial jewelry, but this feels different than the last other pieces you've given her over the years thanks to its unique sideways orientation.
Albeit Original Initial Sideways Pendant Necklace, $350; albeitjewelry.com
If you’re so over gift giving but still want to surprise her with something special, this limited edition rose-gold styler is a chic treat.
GHD Online Only Limited Edition Rose Gold Styler, $225; ulta.com
ANY AMOUNT OF TIME
When you’ve been together long enough to know that she will think this is sweet and funny (mostly because she knows you picked it just because it has the word “Naked” in the name).
Urban Decay Naked Smoky, $54; urbandecay.com