Whether you’ve been dating for ten years or just-shy of ten weeks, buying a Valentine’s Day present for the person you love can be fraught. You might want something meaningful — but not too meaningful — or you might want to gift something useful, weird, or a combination of the two. Whatever you’re looking for and whatever the budget, we’re here to help. We went through the Strategist archives and scoured retailers to find some of the most giftable products. And while most of these options are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. Read on for suggestions for stylish girlfriends, sporty girlfriends, minimalist girlfriends, long-term girlfriends, and “Is it official yet?” girlfriends.
For the girlfriend who works from bed
Give her some sheets she wouldn’t mind being glimpsed on Zoom.
For the girlfriend with a more sophisticated WFH setup
A classic Parker pen for a heavy dose of corner-office energy.
For the girlfriend who snacks
For the girlfriend who’s a Caroline Hirons stan
For the girlfriend who found Squid Game too stressy
For the girlfriend who can do a cut crease
Fetto’s favourite products, like lipstick or foundation, are shot on strikingly coloured backgrounds, and the jewel-green cover with foil lettering would look particularly nice arranged on a coffee table with a vase of fresh flowers.
For the girlfriend who’s a little bit luxury
For the girlfriend who’s more than a little bit luxury
For the girlfriend who has strong feelings on pyramid-shaped versus square-shaped teabags
For the girlfriend who has strong feelings on burr versus blade grinders
For the girlfriend who has strong opinions on pour-over versus French press
For the girlfriend who has an active eBay account
Consider this Kit-Cat clock, whose eyes and tail move every second.
For the girlfriend who pivoted your Hvar sailing trip to narrow-boating on the Norfolk Broads without breaking a sweat
An understated leather weekender. [Editor’s note: This product is low in stock.]
For the girlfriend who’s a doodler
For the girlfriend who’s a painter
For the girlfriend who loses her phone but also keeps it on silent so you can’t just ring it to find it
A gift that will pay for itself.
For the girlfriend who wishes she lived by the sea
For the wife who always finds her light
For the girlfriend who drizzles
For the girlfriend who stays up late reading
For the girlfriend who stays up late seething
For the girlfriend who’s just moved into a new flat
For the girlfriend who overexerted on Yoga With Adriene
For the girlfriend who overexerted at the Nunhead Gardener
For the girlfriend who’s a little bit of a grandma
For the girlfriend who’s a winter girl
Supersoft and in a pleasing charcoal.
For the girlfriend who’s a summer girl
It’s not too early to plan this summer’s picnics.
A bottle of Champagne would fit quite nicely into that picnic basket.
For the girlfriend you’re just getting serious with
You could bundle the toothbrush with this stylish jasmine toothpaste.
For the girlfriend that didn’t miss a day of Chloe Ting during lockdown
She’ll be hitting her New Year’s resolution of 10,000 steps in no time.
For the girlfriend who never switches on the big light
To add to her fairy-light/LED strips/candle mood-light collection.
For the girlfriend who is fully analogue
Of all the Instax options, we particularly like this sky blue.
You could also pair the camera with a pack of extra film.
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