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Surprise! Not all women like the exact same things. A heart-shaped box of chocolates, a dozen roses, and a nice pair of earrings are Valentine’s Day standbys, but wouldn’t you want some bonus points for being extra-creative and showing how well you really know her? To spark some ideas, we’ve found gifts for several dozen specific female archetypes that are sure to bring joy to the woman in your life (and earn you some kudos). Plus, all the items below are on Amazon, which means they’ll get here fast and you won’t be accused of forgetting. (And check out our guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Man.)
It’s peak dry-skin season; we promise this rose-scented scrub will be much-appreciated.
She’ll be excited to add this gua sha stone — which is used for facial massage and de-puffing — to her routine.
This gift is not only for her, but for her furry friend as well.
This is a reliable choice from a brand that makes the best slippers. It comes in many colors and sizes.
You can’t go wrong with a fuzzy blanket in which she can wrap herself.
She may not be able to throw her annual Valentine’s Day party this year, but she’ll still appreciate these festive socks.
Give her the bitters she calls a beverage director “staple” — with their slightly fruity flavor, Peychaud’s bitters are perfect for Sazeracs.
She can learn to make chocolate spaghetti and lemon foam with this kit that’s basically just one giant science experiment.
This high-end waffle-maker will help you raise the bar and save you a lot of cleanup time.
This kit includes soil disks, biodegradable pots, seeds, and a guide to help her set everything up.
She’ll never have to worry about forgetting to water this artificial monstera (which looks just like the real deal).
These pincushions, which are very on-the nose and heart-shaped, will definitely come in handy for her next big job.
A less-expensive-than-it-looks locket that you can fill with a photo of you, her mom, or her dog.
Add a photo of you two to make it special and call it quits.
A nod to Valentine’s Day — and inexpensive enough that it won’t be a tragedy if she leaves them in an Uber.
If all of her posters are still in their tubes, give her these clip-on magnetic frames that will make it easy to hang her collection (and they’re simple enough that they’ll go with plenty of home decor styles).
A diffuser that is visually pleasing and lasts longer than a candle.
Is she already a fan of Weleda Skin Food and BjornQorn? Then she’ll love this earthy face and body oil.
These M.C. Escher–esque coasters will (rather handsomely) protect her wood surfaces.
If she’s into makeup but hates looking made-up, then she’ll love this creamy lip and cheek tint that’s small enough to toss in a tote.
She’ll appreciate this African shea butter, which is a favorite of Princess Nokia. “African shea butter is a great moisturizing agent that a lot of Caribbean and Black people use. It’s something I grew up with in Harlem,” she told us when we asked about the things she can’t live without.
A sophisticated design that works with nearly every woman’s style.
But perhaps she’d like something a bit more borrowed-from-the-boys.
Keep a busy woman organized with an Apple Watch that allows her to check email, texts, weather, meetings, and more — all on just her wrist. (Reviewers agree it’s one of the best smart watches.)
This clock is more gentle than a shrieking alarm. Instead of triggering alarms, it mimics the sun’s rising effect.
According to sleep experts, a tracker like this one from Withings/Nokia will help her figure out which habits may be leading to a lack of shut-eye — whether it’s too much coffee or too much screen time — by giving feedback about how well she sleeps each night.
New shared apartment, supersoft Eberjey Pajamas.
These brush-tip markers magically become watercolors when they are wet.
A tartan bag to hold her toiletries or loose items from her tote bag.
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If a not-so-insignificant part of why she’s looking forward to traveling again has to do with lounging in a hotel robe, give her this extra plush number from Hanro, which is a favorite of the founder of Sky Ting.
According to Chef Justin IsoIppodo from Kyoto is a great matcha starter tin because of its flavor. “balanced with just a touch of bitterness and medium body.”
She doesn’t just have the basic Netflix and Hulu subscriptions; she has YouTube TV and FuboTV too. Surprise her with this trio of popcorn flavors that are almost as good as movie-theater popcorn to complement her binge-watching.
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These are the Best Valentine Gifts