The best Valentine’s gifts for her are thoughtful, meaningful, and at least a little bit romantic. Here’s our pick of the best Valentine Day gifts for girlfriends and wives.
The best Valentine’s gifts for her are tailored to her personal tastes and style. Some women love big romantic gestures – like delivering red roses to her office, whisking her away for the weekend, or lavishing her with an indulgent Valentine’s hamper (opens in new tab) while others prefer meaningful tokens of love that will last, like personalised jewellery or keepsake items.
‘Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift for her is a minefield,’ says Goodto’s family editor, Stephanie Lowe. ‘What delights one woman might make another cringe. Pay close attention to the gifts she buys for her friends, and go for something similar. If she’s a jokey present-buyer, she’ll appreciate a Valentine’s gift that makes her laugh. But if she sends flowers or wine, those gestures are more likely to mean a lot to her. And, of course, you can always ask her what sort of gifts she loves. That’s one question we like being asked!’
If you’d rather treat your Valentine this year to something you can both enjoy, take a look at our Valentine’s dine-in deals round-up. If you’re looking for something for everyone in the family, check out our Valentine’s gifts for kids (opens in new tab) and Valentine’s gifts for him (opens in new tab).
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Don’t stress. Whichever camp you fall into – planning the perfect Valentine’s gift for your girlfriend or hoping to wow your wife with a thoughtful Valentine’s gift she’ll love – we’ve rounded up the very best Valentine’s gifts for her. Stick with something from our list of the best Valentine’s gifts and her, and you can’t go wrong this year.
1. Personalised Love Heart Journal
The best Valentine’s gifts for her aren’t necessarily the most expensive. This little journal isn’t going to break the bank – but it will certainly leave a mark on her heart. (Ahhh.) If you’re a serious romantic you could fill in the pages to create a personalised gift book that your beloved will want to read again and again – or leave all 48 pages blank for her to journal in however she likes. You can also customise it with your names and text on the front cover and add a gift box to make it extra fancy.
VIEW NOW – NOT ON THE HIGH STREET | was
£26.99 now £21.59 (opens in new tab)
2. Hearts Photo Globe
Good news if writing out declarations of love isn’t really your vibe. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this photo globe with hearts will do exactly that! Instead of snow, your chosen photo of the two of you is showered with sparkling red glitter hearts. She’ll be the envy of her colleagues with this in pride of place on her desk.
VIEW NOW – CEWE | £6.99 (opens in new tab)
3. 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster
If you’re still getting to know each other and aren’t ready for big gestures like sending flowers or giving her jewellery, the best Valentine’s Day gift for her is definitely one that focuses on fun. This 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster is packed with dating inspo to help you create some magical memories together! Simply scratch the silver panels off to select one of 100 different ideas for your next date. From taking a dance class to getting a couples’ massage, this is practically guaranteed to inject some fun into your relationship.
‘The poster is delivered in joyful packaging that will help keep the gift a secret as the box is a similar shape to a Toblerone but it’s guaranteed to last longer than any chocolate,’ says our Senior Celebrity Writer Selina Maycock, who reviewed this for Goodto. ‘You might have done some of the activities before so if you’re keen to try something completely new, you could always take a trip down memory lane and scratch off the events you’ve done in the past together and write the date underneath using your photo memories from social media.’
VIEW NOW – PREZZYBOX | £13 (opens in new tab)
4. Emma Bridgewater Pink Hearts Bottle
If she is more of a gym bunny than a bar hopper, treat her to this Pink Hearts Insulated Chilly’s Bottle. Designed to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, it holds 500ml and is the perfect gift for anyone keen to reduce their plastic consumption.
As well as the classic Emma Bridgewater pink hearts print, the rave reviews convinced us to include this in our roundup. ‘Absolutely love my new Chilly’s bottle – love the heart design and it’s a perfect size for my handbag,’ wrote one happy customer. ‘It keeps my drink really ice cold which is amazing as I’m in Spain and leave it in the car regularly. Would highly recommend it.’
VIEW NOW AT EMMA BRIDGEWATER | £26 (opens in new tab)
5. The ‘With Love’ Chocolate Letterbox Set
If she’s a serious chocolate lover, this is hands-down one of the best Valentine’s presents for her that we’ve come across. It’s a post-box-sized selection of delicious Love Cocoa chocolate, complete with a Mini Edinburgh Dry Gin. Some of the items we’re drooling over include the Salted Caramel 41% Milk Chocolate Bar (opens in new tab), the Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate (opens in new tab) and the Strawberry Champagne 30% White Chocolate Bar (opens in new tab). And it’s all slavery-free, free from palm oil, and vegetarian friendly. If she’s vegan, check out Love Cocoa’s amazing range too.
VIEW NOW AT LOVE COCOA | £26.50 (opens in new tab)
6. Love is Love Original Jar Candle
Who doesn’t love a fancy candle? This is the best Valentine’s Day gift for her if she is a homebody who loves a bit of self-care. A candle might seem a bit sedate but we love anything that encourages us to relax and savour a moment of well-earned self-care. Better still, you could volunteer to cook dinner or put the kids to bed while she puts her feet up and relaxes by candlelight.
This is Yankee Candle’s fruity Love is Love candle and it’s a lovely uplifting blend of warm woody scents. The fragrance is inspired by love lighting the way and it has a hint of strawberries alongside honeysuckle and rose.
VIEW NOW AT YANKEE CANDLE | was
£26.99 now £18.89 (opens in new tab)
7. Pandora Freehand Heart Ring
Who doesn’t love the sight of a distinctive Pandora gift box on Valentine’s Day? Hand-finished in 14k rose gold plating, this sweet but stylish metal blend ring features the freehand heart, a symbol of perfectly imperfect love. It stacks alongside other rings for a contemporary look – or treat her to more than one!
VIEW NOW AT PANDORA | £40 (opens in new tab)
8. Vintage Heart Locket
If you’re a pair of star-crossed lovers, this stunning locket is the perfect love gift for your Valentine – and can even hold a photo of you inside! It’s less loaded with romantic meaning than a ring but will leave her in no doubt as to the fact that she has captured your heart. It’s handcrafted with sterling silver and features a sparkling, sustainable lab-grown diamond (yes, it’s a real diamond) in the centre plus white topaz gems on the chain.
VIEW NOW AT THE DIAMOND STORE | was
£129 now £94 (opens in new tab)
9. Jaffa Cake Gin
This bottle of Jaffa Cake Gin is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her if she’s a fan of the famous zesty chocolate sponge cakes. It’s a gift that says ‘let’s have a laugh’ but lets her know that you’ve been taking note of her likes and favourite things. Jaffa Cake Gin is distilled with oranges, fresh orange peel, cocoa powder and… actual Jaffa cakes! The label claims it’ll make the best Negroni you’ve ever tasted. Sounds like a challenge to us.
VIEW NOW AT MASTER OF MALT | £27.95 (opens in new tab)
10. Personalised Malteser Heart Red Drizzle Tree
If gin doesn’t float her boat, stick to the classic Valentine’s Day option and go for chocolate – definitely the best Valentine’s gift for her if she has a sweet tooth. But not just any chocolate – a Malteser tree is surely the way to her heart. Drizzled with red Belgian chocolate and shaped like a heart, this edible chocolate tree can be personalised via the glass holder which she can reuse once she has scoffed the chocolate. It’s available in two different sizes (25cm or 35cm) and comes wrapped in cellophane and adorned with a red velvet ribbon.
VIEW NOW – GETTING PERSONAL | £29.99 (opens in new tab)
11. Super Epic Love Quest Personalised Book
If traditional gifts like flowers, chocolates, booze and jewellery don’t feel quite right, we’ve found the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for her.
Wonderbly has been making award-winning personalised books since 2013 and Your Super Epic Love Quest is a brand new personalised book starring the most iconic couple in history… the two of you! Each scene took hundreds of hours to create and you can personalise the illustrated characters to resemble you and the recipient. Throughout the book you’ll appear as iconic lovers – from Shakespearean suitors to Regency romantics, and 1920s hedonists to Disco scenesters – who battle against the odds to keep your love alive.
VIEW NOW – WONDERBLY | £24.99 (opens in new tab)
12. The Valentine’s Collection By Kocktail
If you can’t be together in person on the day of love, a letterbox delivery is the best Valentine’s gift for her.
Treat your date to all the ingredients for the perfect night in with this fabulous set of world-class cocktails. This is a brand new collection featuring drinks designed by cocktail curator Neil Donachie, who was senior barman at the Savoy Hotel’s Beaufort Bar when it was crowned the best hotel bar in the world. Included is everything you need to make four delicious versions of classic cocktails that take inspiration from the ultimate romantic pairing – chocolate and roses. There’s a Chocolate & Mint Espresso Martini, a Rose Petal Martini, a Peach & Hibiscus Spritz and – our favourite – the Rhubarb & Cucumber Spritz.
We asked Senior Celebrity Writer Selena Maycock to review this for Goodto. ‘The box is letterbox sized so it’s the perfect pressie to let a long-distance lover know that you’re thinking of them.’ she says. ‘Or if you’re spending the evening together, it’s the effortless way to rustle up a cocktail with all the garnishings for a night in to remember. The beautiful tiny rosebud garnish on the Rose Petal Martini is too gorgeous to eat, so when your drink is done, you could dry them out and use them to decorate and upcycle the glass Kocktail bottle.’
VIEW NOW – KOCKTAIL | £29 (opens in new tab)
13. This Works ‘Great In Bed’ Set
Speaking of relaxing, this is the best Valentine’s gift for her if she’s recently had a baby or is in the thick of night feeds and nappy changes. While ‘Great In Bed’ might conjure up images of a different kind of Valentine’s gift, this is basically the gift of sweet, sweet sleep – it’s a luxurious pamper kit from This Works’ award-winning Deep Sleep collection. Displayed in a keepsake box, the set includes shower gel, body cream and bedding mist, each infused with the soothing fragrance of lavender, chamomile and vetiver to promote deep, restful sleep.
VIEW NOW – LOOK FANTASTIC | was
£25 now £17.50 (opens in new tab)
14. Personalised Love Heart Necklace & Keyring Set
Some couples don’t do pressies on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you save buying gifts for birthdays or Christmas, or just prefer to put your cash towards more practical things. If that’s you, this bespoke keyring and heart necklace is the perfect practical Valentine’s gift to remind her what she means to you – without spending money on something you don’t need.
You can also personalise the heart with her initial and add a short message to the keyring. ‘My missing piece’ and ‘You complete me’ are two of our fave ideas. Then give her the necklace and keep the keyring so that when you’re together, the items complete each other.
VIEW NOW – PREZZYBOX | £35 (opens in new tab)
15. Treedom ‘Love Is In The Air’ Two Trees Kit
From packaging and flowers to cards and decorations, Valentine’s Day creates lots of waste. But we’ve found the perfect sustainable Valentine’s gift. When you buy this kit, two trees will be planted together and then geolocated and photographed for you. Each tree has its own diary – an online page where you can discover the trees’ special features and follow the story of the Treedom project. This is one Valentine’s gift that will literally last a lifetime.
VIEW NOW – TREEDOM | £29.70 (opens in new tab)
16. Lips Valentine’s Balloon Bundle
Roses are hard to beat when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts but some women feel cut flowers are a waste of money – especially when they’re blooming pricy for one day of the year. Get around that with this brilliant set of four love-themed helium balloons! They’re sure to put a smile on her face and she’ll be left in no doubt about your feelings for her.
VIEW NOW – MOONPIG | £35 (opens in new tab)
17. Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne Lipstick Gift
Just when you thought a bottle of bubbly couldn’t get more exciting. The Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV Champagne Lipstick Gift Pack is a luxurious Valentine’s gift for her. A world-renowned classic, this full-bodied Champagne boasts fresh pear and apple aromas, notes of almond and hazelnut, and an unmistakably zesty citrus finish. It’s perfectly presented in a glamorous lipstick container that the lucky lady in your life can keep long after the final sip.
VIEW NOW – MOONPIG | £60 (opens in new tab)
18. Glamoriser Volume Boost Multi-Waver & Curler
If you’ve been coupled up forever, it can be tricky to find the right gift for her for Valentine’s Day. We’ve got the answer – a beauty gadget.
The Glamoriser Volume Boost Multi-Waver & Curler is the perfect V-Day to treat for a leading lady who deserves some time to pamper herself. Designed so you can create everything from festival-ready mermaid waves to super-deep high-glamour waves, it has five intelligent variable heat settings and comes with an eco-felt storage bag and heat mat. It’s also infused with Volume Boost Conditioners with plant-based keratin and macadamia to boost volume and help protect hair from heat damage. Best of all, it’s on sale at this price until 20th February! It comes beautifully packaged too so it’s the perfect pampering gift.
Senior Celebrity Writer Selina Maycock put this to the test for Goodto. ‘If you want a trip down memory lane then this volume boost multi-waver and curler will do just that as it gives 90’s vibes of crimping but with a 21st-century twist.’ she says. ‘The curls/ waves can be made as big or as small as you’d like with the adjustable roller that makes the plate sit higher or lower for the wave. It will give you pure mermaid locks and is super quick to achieve. But unlike the auto curler, the plates are more exposed for styling so you might need to take extra care with your fingers and ear lobes, especially if switching from using one to the other as it’s easy to forget which tool you’re holding as they are of similar glamorous design.’
VIEW NOW – GLAMORISER | £80 (opens in new tab)
19. Valentine’s Prosecco and Dried Flowers Bouquet
If red roses are a bit much for your Mrs, go for this elegant bouquet of dried flowers instead. As well as being bang-on-trend, dried flowers are more sustainable and last so much longer than fresh blooms. And that means your beloved can continue to enjoy your gift for many months to come. The dried flower bouquet comes packaged in a large gift box with a bottle of bubbly included. Play your cards right, and she might even invite you to enjoy a glass of La Tenuta Sconta DOC Prosecco with her on Valentine’s Day.
Mum of three Johanna Parker reviewed this for Goodto. ‘What a lovely surprise to come home to after work,’ she says. It’s elegantly packaged in a box that I’ll reuse as a memory box and the bouquet is exquisite – dainty and delicate, and I love that it will last for ages. The Prosecco is extra dry and not too sweet, which is exactly how I like it. This would make a lovely, thoughtful gift for a busy mum who deserves to feel a bit special not just on Valentine’s Day but all year round.’
VIEW NOW – HAMPERS.COM | £49 (opens in new tab)
20. Floral Print Pink Long Tie Waist Robe Dressing Gown
Nightwear and lingerie are tricky territories when you’re searching for the Valentine’s Day gifts for her. Steer well clear of anything tacky, tasteless, or flame-retardant. Instead, choose luxe fabrics and sophisticated pieces that she’ll be as comfortable wearing when she’s rustling the kids’ Cocoa Pops in the kitchen as she will be when it’s time for an early night for two.
This Floral Print Pink Long Tie Waist Robe Dressing Gown is just the ticket. It features soft-touch fabric with a botanical floral print with three-quarter length sleeves, matching piping, and a tie waist. And – our fave feature – pockets! If you want to spoil her, you can add the matching pyjamas (opens in new tab) too.
VIEW NOW – OLIVER BONAS | was
£59.50 now £30 (opens in new tab)
21. Merci Maman Valentine’s Personalised Mini Heart Necklace
A personalised piece of jewellery strikes the perfect note for a thoughtful Valentine’s day gift. For the perfect jewellery gift that she is sure to treasure, we love this delicate heart necklace. It’s a new design from Merci Maman – a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, who famously wore one of their personalised necklaces (opens in new tab) in 2014 to celebrate the birth of Prince George.
There are ten pieces in the new Valentine’s collection (prices start from £39) and each piece can be engraved with special dates, names, or initials to represent those you love. We particularly like this delicate heart necklace, which you can have hand-engraved with both of your initials intertwined. (We hope Prince William is reading…)
We also adore the Personalised Boho heart necklace which mum of three Johanna Parker reviewed for us. ‘This is hands down my new favourite necklace,’ she says. ‘It’s so pretty and delicate and yet not insubstantial – everyone notices it, even on Zoom calls, and it’s a real talking point as the five hearts are engraved with the initials of our little family of five. I cherish it!’
VIEW AT MERCI MAMAN | £69 (opens in new tab)
22. Two Night Break For Two
Whisk her away and make precious memories on a two-night romantic getaway together. This voucher covers your choice of a selection of classic and unique two-night stays for two people. A cooked or continental breakfast is included on both mornings at some locations – check at the time of booking. There are hundreds of locations and a selection of lovely venues across the UK and Europe to choose from. Possible venues for your break include everything from character-rich manor houses and chic boutique hideaways serene Scottish Highland settings and coastal breaks in Cornwall.
VIEW NOW – RED LETTER DAYS | £129.99 (opens in new tab)
23. Laithwaites Laurent-Perrier Gift Set
If you’re thinking of popping the question, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to make the ultimate romantic gesture. And that’s an occasion that definitely calls for some classy fizz.
If you’re planning to get down on one knee, this is one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for her that you’ll find. Mark the moment she says yes with a bottle of one of the most famous fine pink Champagnes. This premium bottle of bubbly is presented in an elegant gift box together with two champagne flutes and a Laurent-Perrier ice bucket – so you can recreate the moment together for years to come. Keep the bottle and pop a single red rose in it every Valentine’s Day to celebrate the anniversary of your engagement on the most romantic day of the year.
VIEW NOW – LAITHWAITE’S | was
£122.99 now £110 (opens in new tab)
24. The Unconditional Love Bouquet
You literally can’t go wrong with flowers and perfume – easily the best Valentine’s gift for her that money can buy. And if money’s no object – or you really want to make a splash – this gorgeous bouquet should do the trick. It’s an extravagant medley of classy reds and playful purples including bright and cheery roses, pink veronica, and lilac clematis complemented by eucalyptus cinerea foliage – the epitome of elegance.
VIEW NOW – MOONPIG | £80 (opens in new tab)
25. ‘Love Hearts’ Matchbox
Available in gold or silver, this classy Matchbox Jewellery gift box contains their best-selling huggie heart drop earrings and a pair of mini LIA open heart studs. The perfect V-Day gift if you want to show someone just how much you love them.
What is the best gift for your girlfriend on Valentine’s Day?
Ultimately, what makes the best Valentine’s Day gift for the woman you love is the thought that you put into it. It doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant. Red roses are a traditional gift for your girlfriend on Valentine’s Day but a simple bunch of flowers can make a very special gift – if you take the time to find out what her favourite flowers are. Champagne and jewellery are also popular Valentine’s gifts for girlfriends. Think about what she loves doing, how she chooses to spend her free time and the sort of gifts she chooses for the special people in her life and take inspiration from that. And if you’re still drawing a blank, treat her to something fancy to drink, something delicious to eat, or something beautiful to wear. Better still, go for all three!
Additional advice from GoodtoKnow Family Editor, Stephanie Lowe (opens in new tab):
Don’t laugh, but one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts I ever got was a pair of bed socks! Yes, really. He knew that I get cold feet in bed. But he remembered me saying I don’t wear socks in bed as I overheat and it’s a pain trying to get them off when I’m half asleep. So he bought these specific socks with a really loose fit so I can pull them off with my other foot without even waking up. But the best thing about this gift? Knowing he had really listened to me and remembered what I’d said. Aw.