Valentine’s Day 2020 is fast approaching and I salute you for thinking ahead. I’m sure you are wondering what – besides chocolates and flowers – could you give her to show her you truly care and put some thought into this year’s gift.
I remember having slight anxiety around Valentine’s Day because I had no idea what to get beyond the typical gifts. It’s a little easier when you’ve known someone for a longer period. Even so, it can be a challenge to find that special gift to leave a lasting impression.
More than the material gift itself, most women want to know that you love and care for them. The Valentine’s Day gifts that stand out most in my mind are the ones that someone put real thought into. Even a handwritten note or special card can be a very cherished keepsake.
As much as last-minute shopping can get the job done, it can take a little thought and research to come up with a truly unique gift that she will love. Valentine’s Day can be done completely online if you get ahead of shipping times.
Luckily, you’re here and just in time to do that. If you’ve been out of ideas beyond some Ferrero Rochers, a bottle of wine and roses, I’m here for you. I’ve been scouring some of my favorite online places for gift ideas that I’m certain most women would love to receive. Here are my top ten picks for this year for Valentine’s gifts for her.
Valentines Day Gift Guide 2020
1) Crystal Heart Stud Earrings
A set of stud earrings is almost always a safe bet (unless she doesn’t have her ears pierced – be sure to check on that!). These sweet Betty Earrings are the perfect Valentine’s choice to show your love. Tiny crystals give off lots of sparkle and are just the right size to wear for special occasions or day-to-day. A small handwritten note tucked inside the box would be a special touch.
2) “I Love You Because” Wooden Box
A wooden box for the hopeless romantics. What girl wouldn’t appreciate a gift with this much time and thought put into it?
This handmade box contains 52 heart-shaped wooden tags on which you can declare your love for her. Think of it as a love advent calender – she will have one to read for each week of the coming year. Choose to engrave your initials and write your messages or have them engraved by the professionals.
3) “Love You More” Soy Candle
A candle is a gift that just about everyone loves to receive. This “Love You More” soy candle is a nice personalized twist on an old standard. Choose a special message that will be printed on the back of the candle.
I love this candle because it is made from soy wax without any dyes, paraffin, lead or phthalate and is vegan/cruelty-free. It can also be a nice addition to suggest some quiet time together by candlelight with some music and away from screens.
If you’re unsure of what type of scent she likes in a candle, lavender, spiced cider, and vanilla bean are often popular choices.
4) Sweet Indulgence Tea Sampler
By DAVIDs TEA
Depending on where you are in the world, winter is a tea-drinking season. There’s nothing I love more than to receive a selection of teas to steep on a cold evening in my PJs. The Sweet Indulgence sampler from Davids Tea is a wonderful Valentine’s selection due to its variety of dessert-like flavors.
If you want to take your gifting to expert level, pick up some real versions of the tea flavors like chocolate macaroons, s’mores, cake and blueberry jam. She can double-indulge and rate how the tea compares to the real thing.
A beautiful mug and strainer with some heart-shaped chocolates make this gift a complete package.
5) Nail Polish Collection
Nail polish might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day. Yet, it can be a romantic little gift when packaged right.
Choose a few colors or an already-curated sample (like this collection from BHLDN) that you might like to see her wear. The pièce de résistance for this gift is to include a cute note card for her to have a manicure/pedicure at a local salon.
On a budget? Set up a nice evening with some wine and offer to do her nails for her. Whether you do a great job or not, you’re sure to have fun and share some laughs.
6) Brookstone Solid Sheet Set
Years of college dorm life and staying at budget hotels lead me to discover just how much I appreciate a good quality set of sheets.
This set of Brookstone sheets is soft with a capital “S”. Who doesn’t love climbing into bed with a fresh set of the coziest sheets? Made with NAP fabric that’s specifically knit for easy care, softness, and long-lasting quality. Depending on where you are in your relationship, you may benefit immediately from this gift too!
7) “From My Heart to Yours” Couples Pillowcase Set
While we’re discussing sheets, let’s talk about a cute set of pillowcases! This pick tops the list for the most adorable gift. With a stick-person version of you blowing kisses at a stick-person version of her, how can you go wrong?
8) Showstopper Chemise
Lingerie is a popular gift for Valentine’s Day, but often a difficult thing to choose. Style and size can be hard to get right when shopping for her without having her try it on.
I love this Showstopper Chemise for its easy-to-fit design. Adjustable straps and a bodice without straps make this piece both comfortable and romantic. The floral applique and sheer Swiss Dot tulle make this a delicate-yet-sexy piece that she’ll love. Check what size she regularly wears in tops and you should be all set for this chemise.
9) To the Moon Necklace
Another jewelry piece that made our list this year is this “To the Moon” heart-shaped necklace. Trimmed with a sparkling crystal border, she will be impressed by your taste and style with this piece. I have a similar chain and heart pendant that I’ve worn around my neck for years and only take off to swim. This versatile little necklace will layer well with other chains and at 16-18” is the perfect length for almost any neckline. Most importantly, it will be a wonderful reminder of your connection and how much you love her.
10) Zero Waste Safety Razor
The environment is a topic of huge concern right now and people are putting more thought than ever into gifts that can help. This zero-waste safety razor is a thoughtful and stylish choice to help in that mission. Not only will she save the typical plastic razors from going into a landfill, but she is also likely to save money. I particularly love the rose gold finish and great packaging.
Want to take a romantic approach? Gift her some soap, nice-smelling shave cream, bath bomb set and a coupon for a self-care night. You can offer to pamper her with a nice warm bath and massage. She’ll have silky soft skin after she uses her new eco-friendly razor!
That officially tops off the list for V-Day 2020. While traditional chocolates and roses are always appreciated, personalized or thoughtful gifts just seem to go a cut above the rest (not necessary, but bonus points if you do both!). Whatever your choice, I hope you found a gift that you think will be just perfect for your favorite Valentine.