This year, try to stand out with some unique Valentine’s Day gifts she’ll actually love and be able to use all the time. Most women do 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 there are also 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

Bulova women's watch

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. I love ones that offer rose gold and silver tones because they can match with multiple outfits, purses, shoes, and other jewelry versus just straight gold or silver, so this is worth considering for versatility. There are options in all price points to consider.

Go the more traditional route with a classy bracelet. Look for one with a secure lasp and two-tone look as well. She can dress it up or down. If you know she loves gold or silver, however, don’t hesitate to stick with one or the other.

Le Reve hoop earrings

You can never go wrong with a pair of earrings, and a simple pair of studs or small hoop earrings never go out of style. You can go with two-tone or pick the type you know she’ll love or doesn’t already have in her collection (you might have to sneak a peek into the jewelry box!) Something that offers just a hint of shine without being overbearing is perfect for everyday wear.

A necklace is also a nice option, and a woman can never have too many. Go the traditional heart-shaped route or get something classic and simple she can wear up or down.

Dyson Airwrap Styler

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.

Braun Silk Epil 9 wet dry shaver

The Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete is one of those items that is a total splurge, but will be her most prized hair care possession once she has one. And you know she’ll never buy this for herself. It’s designed to more effectively dry and style hair without extreme heat, and do so more quickly than with traditional products. She’ll get a smooth, sleek look for a night out, or for work every day, with body, curls, and waves to die for. Surprise her with a night out for dinner so she can show off her new style right away. Don’t forgot to make the reservations ahead of time!

Every woman needs a good shaver, and the Braun Silk-Epil 9 wet & dry shaver is a good option to consider. It has smart pressure sensing technology and she can use it in the shower as well as out. Yes, she can get it completely wet and not worry about it. Since it’s cordless, it’s also perfect to take on trips as well. It even comes with a body and face trimmer, pop-up trimmer, face cap, and pouch.

Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 air fryer

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. A few years ago, I added an air fryer to the mix and I still find that I use it almost daily.

The Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 Dual Zone air fryer has a massive 10-quart 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. She’ll also love the dual-zone design that allows for cooking two things at two different temperatures at the same time. I find with mine that doesn’t have dual zone, I have to put one item in then put the other item that doesn’t require as long a cook in halfway through the time. Being able to cook at different temperatures is a huge time and effort saver.

KitchenAid stand mixer whipping

My KitchenAid stand mixer is one of my most prized kitchen tools. One of the newest models of the KitchenAid Artisan tilt-head stand mixer, which Shelly Wutke reviewed in late 2022, would be a welcome upgrade, especially in one of the cool 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.

If you find that, like me, you spend a ton on sparkling water, 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.

Smeg manual espresso machine

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. After having reviewed several espresso machines for this blog of late, including the Smeg manual espresso machine, which is a stunning and elegant sight to behold, I have become a convert. If she loves coffee and says she’s “fine” with the machine you have now, trust me, she won’t be anymore once you upgrade to something fancier.

The Breville Barista Express espresso machine is another high-end machine that she’ll love having in the kitchen. It 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

Nintendo Switch OLED console Mario Red Edition

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 OLED Console Mario Red Edition 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! Plus, with the included OLED screen, she can get a better experience when playing tabletop at home.

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.

Sonos Move 2

For entertainment, there are plenty of choices. Grab her a portable Bluetooth speaker like the Sonos Move 2 wireless 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 Amazon Alexa. 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. It offers improvements over the original Sonos Move, including a massive boost in battery life: it can run for up to 24 hours per charge! I have one at home and in the spring, summer, and fall, it’s great to bring out front while I rake leaves or do some gardening.

Fitbit Charge 6

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 Charge 6. Available in stylish colours, it will track her steps, sports, activity, sleep, 24/7 heart rate, and more, plus provide notifications from a connected smartphone. It can also be used to control music and even view turn-by-turn directions from Google Maps.

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.

Bottom Line

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. 

Christine Persaud
With 20+ years of experience in trade and consumer tech journalism, I have covered the tech space since before social media was a "thing" and the smartphone as we know it was even invented. Writing for various technology, lifestyle, and entertainment sites, I have covered and reviewed hundreds of tech products, from home appliances to wearables, fitness tech to headphones, TV entertainment products and services, and more. I'm also a passionate foodie who loves to cook and bake, a TV show fanatic (happy to give what to watch recommendations!), and proud mother to a 12-year-old son.


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