Most women love flowers and chocolate, don’t get me wrong. But flowers die and chocolates get eaten quickly. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get one (or both) of those things for a special woman on your list this Valentine’s Day. But try to stand out with some unique Valentine’s Day gifts she’ll actually love and be able to use all the time. There are plenty of great tech items that any woman will appreciate. If she isn’t tech-savvy, there’s also gorgeous jewelry she’ll beam with happiness at receiving.
As you shop for a special lady, whether it’s a wife, mother, daughter, friend, or other significant female in your life, consider these gift ideas.
Jewelry for her on Valentine’s Day
You can still go the traditional jewelry route but make it something memorable. A new watch is a great idea, even if she already has one. She can rotate among them for different occasions.
If she already has an everyday casual watch, consider getting her a dress watch she can wear on special occasions. The Citizen Eco-Drive Dress Watch has stunning crystal accents and with rose gold and silver tones, will match with multiple outfits, purses, shoes, and other jewelry. It will quickly become one of the more versatile pieces in her jewelry box. Since it uses Eco-Drive quartz movement as well, it runs without the need to charge the battery. Plus, it’s water resistant down to 50 metres.
Go the more traditional route with a classy bracelet like the Le Reve Classic 10K Yellow/White Gold-Plated Rope Bracelet. It has a secure lobster claw clasp and two-tone look as well. She can dress it up or down.
You can never go wrong with a pair of earrings, and a simple pair of studs never goes out of style. These stud earrings come in two-tone silver and feature 0.25-carat white diamonds. They offer just the right amount of shine without being overbearing.
A necklace is also a nice option, and a woman can never have too many. Go the traditional heart-shaped route with the Classic Sterling Silver Chain and Heart Pendant that has a 0.048 carat white round diamond design and comes with an 18-inch cable chain. It’s beautiful enough to dress up a black gown for an outing but also understated enough that she could wear it every day.
Personal and self-care gifts for her
Personal care gifts show you care. And let’s not mince words: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with buying something for yourself on Valentine’s Day. You should enjoy much-deserved self-care, too.
The Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler is one of those items that is a total splurge, but will be your most prized hair care possession once you own it. It’s designed to more effectively dry and style your hair without extreme heat. But it also promises to do so more quickly. You’ll get a smooth, sleek look for a night out, or for work every day, with body and curls and waves to die for.
I reviewed the Panasonic Close Curves Wet/Dry Shaver late last year and absolutely loved it. In my review, I found that it’s super convenient thanks to the cordless and rechargeable design, especially for travel. It glides smoothly over the skin and removes hair from legs, underarms, and even the bikini area thanks to an included attachment. The feminine lilac colour is a nice touch, too.
Small appliances on Valentine’s Day for her
The myth that women don’t like receiving items for the kitchen as gifts is totally wrong. I’ve never beamed more than when getting a new stand mixer, kitchen tool, or multicooker like my Instant Pot. One of my latest kitchen pieces has been an air fryer and I have had tons of fun experimenting with it.
The Insignia air fryer has a 5 litre capacity and circulates heat beautifully to offer a golden crisp cook on everything from French fries to chicken wings, fried fish, and more. It’s easy to use and clean-up is a breeze, too, which she’ll appreciate.
My KitchenAid stand mixer is one of my most prized kitchen tools. The newest model of the KitchenAid Artisan tilt-head stand mixer, which Shelly Wutke reviewed late last year, would be a welcome upgrade, especially in one of the cool new colours like pistachio green.
If she loves to cook and bake, and hasn’t yet splurged on a stand mixer, it will be a thoughtful and appreciated gift. It’s great for mixing batter or whipping cream, and even comes with a dough hook for making fresh, homemade bread.
As she gets a feel for how to use it, you can get useful attachments, like the ice cream maker and pasta cutters that connect to the front. I have the pasta cutter set and there really is no beating fresh, homemade pasta noodles! Looking for something different? Learn about all the most exciting KitchenAid stand mixer attachments from which to choose.
We have been going through a fizzy water kick in my household, and it’s easier (and cheaper) to make your own sparkling drinks at home using a SodaStream. Add water and your own flavour drops or fresh fruit and vegetables when done and you can get sparkling water in just 30 seconds.
There’s no better way to help her start her day off right than a coffee or espresso machine. If she loves indulging in a cup (or two) of java every day, give her a new machine that will provide much more aromatic, fresh, and delicious cups than she might be getting at home. This will save her money in the long run so she doesn’t make daily trips to the local cafe.
The Breville Barista Express espresso machine is a high-end machine that can deliver a piping hot cup in under a minute. She can buy her own fresh coffee beans and use the built-in grinder, adjusting the fineness to her liking and strength. Plus, it’ll look fabulous on the kitchen counter.
Great Valentine’s Day tech gifts for her
Woman are just as much tech lovers as men, and if your gal falls into the tech-loving category, there are lots of great gifts you can get her that she’ll appreciate more than any piece of jewelry or box of chocolates.
If she’s into gaming, the Nintendo Switch Lite might be a good option. She can play virtually anywhere, whether it’s while taking public transit to work and home every day or relaxing during downtime. It will sure beat playing app games like Candy Crush on her phone!
If you want to get her a game to go with it, consider Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where she can customize a character and virtual home, decorate a landscape, and escape onto a virtual island.
For entertainment, there are plenty of choices. Grab her a portable Bluetooth speaker like the Sonos Move wireless smart speaker. She can use to listen to her favourite playlists from streaming services, as well as to help her throughout her day thanks to built-in voice assistance from both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It’s perfect for the living room, den, home office, or kitchen. She can expand the system as needed with additional speakers. Since it’s weatherproof, she can even comfortably use it in the backyard or by the pool.
If she loves to watch television and movies, consider a tablet she can use in the bedroom, den, or even kitchen, like the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet. She can download TV show episodes and movies right to the device and watch on the go as well. And with optional accessories, she can even use it like a laptop to get work done when she wants to head to the local coffee shop.
A wearable is always a good gift, and if she has been holding on to an old one that’s on its last legs, consider upgrading her to the a new fitness tracker, like the Fitbit Inspire 3. Available in stylish colours like Lilac Bliss, it will track her steps, sports, activity, sleep, 24/7 heart rate, and more, plus provide notifications from a connected smartphone. Consider getting one for yourself, too, so you can compete in daily and weekly challenges, monitoring the leaderboard in the app.
If she loves taking photos but is more into snapshots than anything else, consider a fun camera like the Polaroid iS048 Waterproof Digital Camera. Even if her smartphone is waterproof, she can leave it safely tucked away and use this camera instead to capture special moments.
It has a 2.4” LCD, 16MP sensor, and can shoot both still images and 720p HD video. It’s not only waterproof down to 3 metres but also shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof thanks to the rugged construction, which means she can take it virtually anywhere.
There are plenty of gift alternatives to consider for Valentine’s Day, including lots that will appeal to the special woman on your list that you can find at Best Buy Online.