Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: She’ll Love These #SGapproved Picks
For the woman you love, a Valentine’s Day gift doesn’t need to be sexy, but it should be special. Check out this SG Valentine’s Day gift guide for ideas on what to get her.
“Three words. Eight letters. Say them and I’m yours.”
That’s what Blair Waldorf said to Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl—and he couldn’t do it. But you did (hi, hello my flu-induced Netflix re-watch). So did your girl, and now you two are living the coupled-up dream.
Your relationship is in that sweet spot: It’s official, it’s comfortable, and you’re still pretty damn excited to have this woman on your arm.
This Valentine’s Day it’s all about reminding her that no one knows her better or cherishes her more than you—and showing it with an amazing (read: awesome, sweet and thoughtful all rolled into one) gift.
Below, check out the #SGapproved Valentine’s Day gift guide for your love:
1. A ‘Save The Date’ Invite
Looking for the perfect gift to say, “I’m committed to our future” and “I get you,” all at the same time?
Snag a pair of tickets to a concert or event that’s a ways away in the future.
I mean, sure, Taylor Swift’s Eras tour may be out of reach, but there’s plenty of other events she’d love to attend with you!
How about her alma mater’s Homecoming football game? Or a painting class next month?
Tickets all wrapped up in a box—with some flowers to tide her over—would hit the spot.
And if you can wrap it all up with a small trinket like a band tee or team memorabilia? Even better.
2. Buy her shoes!
Blame Carrie Bradshaw for this one.
There are few things a woman loves more than a great pair of shoes…besides you, of course.
She definitely loves you more than shoes.
Here’s the thing. Shoes actually make a killer gift, since 1) you can find her right size with a quick peek at her insole, and 2) no one takes it personally if a shoe doesn’t fit.
As for making sure the shoe fits, metaphorically-speaking, that depends.
Does she rock stilettos on the regular? Is she kind of a sneaker head?
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3. Surprise her with a specific treasure
A gift that feels like a special treasure doesn’t have to be expensive.
Track down an early edition of her favorite book.
The same style bandana her grandfather wore.
The discontinued scent she still loves (Gap’s Om anybody?).
If she’s been a Beatles fan since she was a kid, check your local record store for a vintage poster or vinyl pressing of her favorite album. Then, have that framed.
Where to start?
There are plenty of online destinations that can help you find first edition printings, signed copies and rare records.
And don’t sleep on that old standby, eBay, for all kinds of collectible pieces.
4. Think Outside The (Blue) Box
For the woman who loves jewelry—cough cough that’s most of us cough cough—skip the typical brands and show your love with a unique piece from an independent designer, or a vintage piece from a brand she loves.
A quick glance at her dresser—or, you know: her neck, wrists and fingers—should give you a good idea of whether she likes big, statement pieces or more petite, personal jewelry.
Either way, treating her to something she’ll truly want to wear all the time means she thinks of you every time she puts it on.
To get you started, I’m obsessed with the alphabet charms from Brooklyn-based boutique Catbird and these dainty Brilliant Earth cuff bracelets.
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5. Do Something Together
Here at SG HQ, we’re of the mind that experiential gifts are always a good idea.
Now, most of your time together is probably already spent doing the day-to-day stuff: making dinner, watching a TV show you both compromised on, debating who has to take the dog out before bed.
You know—all those “We’re in love so even running errands is romantic and fun” activities that get turned into a romcom’s montage scene set to a Katy Perry song.
Except the movie is Groundhog’s Day and you’re doing it all, over…and over..and over again.
So, for Valentine’s Day, it’s time to turn things around.
Arrange for a special, not-so-everyday activity or date that’s prime for making some romantic memories.
That could mean a cooking class. Or a cross country ski sesh. Anything you can do together that gets you out of the same old same old routine.
A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide is great, but if you want more #SGapproved present ideas for her? Check out the “Gifts for Her” collection on our shop page.
Taylor Davies splits her time between NYC and Sun Valley. She loves writing about menswear, overpriced martinis in dimly lit hotel bars, and cross-country skiing. Not necessarily in that order.