Dear Men, Don't Be Basic. Here Are The Valentine's Day Gifts That Will Make Her Swoon

Dear Men,

I know you’re reading this. No, seriously, a company did market research and long story short, I know men read my blog. I also know that 40% of my Instagram following is men because analytics. That being said, thank you for reading. I assume you’re on this page because you haven’t bought your girlfriend, wife or significant other a Valentine’s Day gift yet. Don’t worry, you still have time to not be a bad boyfriend, husband or significant other. Let me share a secret with you. Flowers and candy because it's the third Wednesday in April and you love her are awesome. But for V-Day, those things look basic. Don’t be that guy. You need to buy her something unique. Here are eight gifts that say, "I love you and actually made an effort." 

Datebox

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Datebox is a subscription box that keeps on giving. It has almost everything you need to have a date night without leaving the house. Curated for maximum fun, the current box includes a recipe and ingredients for cake pops. Who doesn’t love cake pops? It also has a canvas and acrylic paints so you can make something beautiful together. Past boxes have included sushi making kits (sans fish because it’s not Blue Apron), smores, card games, a dance DVD, etc. Datebox is good for couples in all stages of relationships because everyone needs a date night. Men, if you just started seeing someone and are terrified a Valentine’s Day gift might scare her off, Datebox is totally non-threatening. She will blush at your creativity and it will help you two get to know each other better. I also think it’s a great gift to give new parents who might not be able to have a date night otherwise. 

Maria Shireen Glitz Trio

I’ve mentioned Maria Shireen hair tie bracelets more than once on this blog because I’m obsessed. (On that note, if anyone wants to buy me something…) Popular with the Hollywood fashionista set, they were featured in the gift bag at the exclusive #IndieLounge at Sundance last month. I love the Glitz Trio because it’s sparkly, but Maria Shireen has a variety of styles any woman who is constantly searching for a hair tie (so like all of us) will appreciate. 

Ali Levine X Sterling Forever Open Gold Pointed Ear Jackets

 

Ali Levine X Sterling Forever Earings

Celebrity stylist Ali Levine's Sterling Forever collab is super chic. Her open pointed ear jackets are fun, funky and totally affordable. It’s also like giving her two pairs of earrings in one because the smaller triangles split off from the larger ones.

Parfait Charlotte Bra & High Waist Brief Set

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If your lady is blessed with a larger cup size and has trouble finding bras that fit (not that you are complaining), she will absolutely swoon over Parfait's Charlotte bra and high waist brief set. Available in sizes 28-44 D-J, this will make her feel sexy and supported both by you and the bra.

Cosabella Speakeasy Body Suit

 Cosabella's Speakeasy Body Suit is something she will want to put on for you to take off. It's stylish, sexy and great for a woman who isn't into the traditional teddy.

Kilian Playing With The Devil Spray

Playing With The Devil by Kilian actually smells like heaven. And it comes with a stylish clutch she can use when you take her out to a nice dinner. Yes, it's Valentine's Day, so you've got to do that too.

Catbird Tiny Corsage 14 Karat Rose Gold Bracelet

A classic style, Catbird's Tiny Corsage Bracelet has a 0.35 karat diamond nestled in trendy rose gold. This little diamond will show you have a big heart because all of Catbird's jewelry is responsibly made. But she probably knows both of those things already. 

Kneipp Lavender Massage Oil

If you want to make Valentine's Day extra special, why not surprise her with a massage? Add some Kneipp Relaxing Lavender Massage Oil to show you thought about the entire thing in advance. Bonus points for that!