25 amazing Valentine’s Day gifts women actually want

The best Valentine's Day gifts for her of 2021
The best Valentine’s Day gifts for her of 2021

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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.

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1. Kate Spade Pendant Necklace

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Kate Spade Pendant Necklace
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Kate Spade New York One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace from Nordstrom for $58

2. Personalized Puzzle

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Custom Puzzle
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Custom 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.

Create your own custom puzzle at Minted for $42

3. Jiggy Puzzle

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Jiggy Puzzles
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Jiggy Puzzles

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!

Get the Jiggy for Anthropologie Puzzle and Glue Set at Anthropologie for $54

4. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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 like a heart. The heart version is currently sold out at most retailers, but it’s still available at Williams-Sonoma right now!

Get the Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker in Red at Williams-Sonoma for $9.95

5. Ivation Foot Spa

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Ivation Foot Spa
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Ivation Foot Spa Massager at Amazon for $79.99

6. Slippers

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Ugg Slippers
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Ugg Slippers

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.

7. Sugarfina Candies

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Sugarfina Candies
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Sugarfina Pucker Up Set of 2 Candy Cubes at Nordstrom for $24

8. Michael Kors Bag

Best Valentine's Day Gift: Michael Kors Bag
Best Valentine’s Day Gift: 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.

Get the Jet Set Large Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag from Michael Kors for $228

9. Pajamas

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Nordstrom's Moonlight Pajamas
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Nordstrom’s Moonlight Pajamas

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.

Get the Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas at Nordstrom for $65

10. Minted Photo Heart Frame

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Minted Heart Photo Frame
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Minted Heart Photo 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.

Get the Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art from Minted for $29 – $679

11. Robe

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Nordstrom Bliss Plush Robe
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Nordstrom Bliss Plush Robe

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.

Get the Bliss Plush Robe at Nordstrom for $39.50

12. Bouqs Flower Subscription

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Bouqs Flower Subscription
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get a monthly subscription to Bouqs starting at $36/month

13. Always Pan

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Always Pan
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Always Pan from Our Place for $145

14. Candles

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Capri Blue Candle
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Capri Blue Candle

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.

15. Throw Blankets

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Throw Blanket
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Throw Blanket

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.

16. La Mer

Best Valentine's Day gifts: La Mer Moisturizer
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: La Mer Moisturizer

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.)

Get the La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream from Nordstrom for $95-$2,400

17. Essential Oil Diffuser

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Essential oil diffuser
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Airomé Serenity Medium Diffuser at The Home Depot for $27.40

18. Cozy Socks

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Cozy socks
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

19. David Yurman Jewelry

Best Valentine's Day gifts: David Yurman jewelry
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

20. Skincare Fridge

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Skincare Fridge
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Teami Luxe Skin Care Fridge at Nordstrom for $150

21. Custom Heart Necklace

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Custom heart necklace
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get the Custom Heart Necklace at Etsy for $26.25

22. A plant from The Sill

Best Valentine's Day gifts: A plant from The Sill
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: 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.

Get a real (or fake!) plant at The Sill’s Valentine’s Day Gifts shop

23. The Famous Revlon Hair Dryer Brush

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer Brush
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Revlon One-Step 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.

Get the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer on Amazon for $41.88

24. Foot Massager

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Renpho Foot Massager
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Renpho 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.

Get the Renpho Foot Massager at Amazon for $139.99

25. Lou & Grey Loungewear Set

Best Valentine's Day gifts: Lou & Grey sweats
Best Valentine’s Day gifts: Lou & Grey sweats

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.

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