It’s almost Valentine’s Day. If your primary romantic partner is of the female persuasion, it’s time to start planning for some hardcore pampering and comfort-making on February 14. Since we’re still in lockdown, it’s not as possible for us to visit a department store, find a female employee, and ask her if the wife would like the briefcase we’ve just picked out for her. In that spirit, here are ten new, unique, and impressive V-Day gifts for the femme in your life.
A Signature Gift | Handwriting Bracelet
Create a stunning piece of hand-crafted jewelry for your girl the same way you sign your checks. The maker of the Handwriting Bracelet reproduces a sample of your handwriting into a stunning charm in your choice of silver, gold, or rose vermeil, and attaches it to a matching bracelet. Your personalized message can be anywhere from one to six words. Suggestions: “I love you,” “Forever my girl,” “Love endures,” and “Pick up eggs at the supermarket.”
What Smell Is It? | Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
This bracelet does more than sit on your loved one’s wrist: It issues forth the healing power of aromatherapy. It diffuses the scent of her favorite essential oil (not included) — lavender, jasmine, rosemary, ginger, Mountain Dew, whatever — throughout the day. She just drops a couple of beads of oil onto a pad and screws on the top. Throughout the day her favorite scent will waft around her, helping her relax, easing her tension and stress, and promoting a general sense of calm and well-being. It’s like a wristwatch for her nose.
Bathtub Living | Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray
Bring your girl’s bathtub lounging to the next level with this extendable caddy tray. This chunk of bamboo luxury has space for everything your Valentine needs to relax, read, or run a small business in the bath. It’s got a wine glass holder, two sets of trays, a slot for a cup or a candle, a book or tablet holder, and even a spot for her smartphone in case she gets inspired to make a too-personal TikTok video. It also includes a soap dish for old-school bathers.
There Are No Stupid Questions | Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People
Chart the progression of your relationship with this thought-provoking journal designed for two people to complete (we assume you’re one of them). Each calendar day presents a different question, such as “What do you want more than anything?” and “What’s the prevailing theme of your life?” Each partner jots down a quick answer. They repeat this exercise for three years. When the book’s filled, the couple reviews their 1,000+ answers to see how they’ve grown, matured, or fallen completely apart. Know thyselves!
Vanilla Nice | Luxetique Vanilla Spa Gift Basket
This spa gift basket has everything. It’s got soap. It’s got bath bombs. It’s got body oil and lotion. It’s got bath salt. It’s got massage oil. It’s got a bubble bath. It’s got shower gel. It’s got a cloth. It’s got a hair cap. It’s got a flower-shaped shower puff. And everything this gift basket’s got is steeped in the sugary, irresistible scent of vanilla. Should your female friend not want to emerge from her bath smelling like a Baskin-Robbins, this gift basket’s also available in lavender.
The Heat is On | Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
This groundbreaking smart mug keeps hot liquid between 120° and 145°F for an hour-and-a-half of battery life, or forever on a charging coaster. She’ll program the temperature she wants and get a pop-up notification on her smartphone or smartwatch when the mug hits that level. Sure, her favorite coffee mug may hold liquid sufficiently or have sentimental value — but is it battery-powered? And can she control it with a smartphone app? If not, then she’s not living her best life.
Space-Age Facials | Eterno LED At Home Anti-Aging Facial Toning Device
This beauty tool uses technology developed by NASA — the same folks who brought you the moon landing — to combat the scourges of aging and wrinkles. The Eternal handheld electronic device replaces those messy, ineffective lotions, and promises to deliver an “8-week facelift.” A gentle application on her face makes wrinkles, sunspots, scars, and other facial conditions vanish. Great as this product is, we suggest caution with the message it might send when given as a gift: “Wait, you’re saying I have wrinkles?”
Leaf It to Us | Sweetened Loose Leaf Tea Drops Standard Sampler
Very few consumables are as comforting as a hot cup of tea, but we’ve had it up to here with tea bags. The constant bobbing, the sloppy moisture, the questioning where to put them when you’re finished. Our therapy bills are enormous. But that’s all in the past now that Tea Drops have been invented. These adorable tea bombs come in all your favorite tea blends. Enjoying a hot cup is as simple as dropping them in a cup, covering them with hot water, stirring a little, and taking a sip.
Promise Her a Rose Garden | Venus Et Fleur Classic Mini Square Rose Box
This gift box contains nine individual, real roses that keep their gorgeous appearances up for a freakishly long time — up to a year. The roses are grown in a flower farm, set aside exclusively for them in the hills of Ecuador. They come lovingly arranged in a tasteful, minimalist paperboard box. Best of all, these roses are refreshingly low-maintenance: Just keep them out of direct sunlight, maintain comfortable room temperature, and don’t feed them after midnight.
Ah, The Classics | Chanel No. 5
It’s Chanel No. 5. What more do you need to know? It’s the most famous perfume in the world. It’s a symbol of luxury, splendor, and olfactory bliss. It’s better than Chanel No. 4. It’s so much better than Chanel No. 3 that it’s almost a joke. Come on, even the bottle looks elegant. This Parisian import is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, so what better year to wrap this elixir in a heart-shaped box and leave it on your sweetheart’s end table?