Valentine’s Day gift-giving for the female in your life is just as much an art form as it is an introspective exercise: How well do you really know this person? We’ve put together an extensive and brilliant guide for you to win over the lady in your life on 2/14, as approved by female friends of The Manual.
Be creative and thoughtful. Your presence is a present but you are not the present. If there’s one thing all women have learned over the past two years, it’s the importance of celebrating and finding joy in small moments. What speaks most to your girl’s interests and values? Could she benefit more from a spa day, a valentine’s cocktail, or all of the above? You can see it, like it and wrap it. Then, give it.
Second, prepare. You can schedule 15 minutes on your calendar to complete the gift and card in one go this weekend. You have a good chance of doing this from your couch. You’ll probably get bonus points for hinting that you’ve been planning something this far in advance!
For the love of all things sacred, get a card and write a heartfelt message. It doesn’t have to be The Odyssey in length, but reminiscing over a moment you shared together or why you value your partner more than ever during these trying times will go a long way.
For the Beauty Connoisseur
The Maker Fragrances
The Maker’s fragrances are downright divine, and they make a variety to prctically guarantee one will be the perfect match for the special woman in your life. Their six fragrances were intentionally created to trigger a sensorial déjà vu, synonymous with travel and the mystery behind hotel walls. Each fragrance was carefully crafted to inspire sensory exploration. Tobacco and Palo Santo are some of the notes that evoke feelings of liberation, intimacy, connection, love and confidence. If you’re at a loss of which one to choose, try their Discovery Set that has six itty bitty bottles of each fragrance.
Truffoire Black Truffle Deep Renewal Vitamin C Serum
You absolutely can’t go wrong with Truffoire products. This product is highly recommended because it provides Vitamin C skin pampering and the best smell! This serum contains rich ingredients like Black Truffle and derivatives. Vitamin A, E and C, as well as wheat oil. It stimulates collagen, reduces fine lines and leaves skin feeling soft and glowing. Major brownie points!
Lumi Spa Device
If your loved one is a beauty fanatic, they’ll want the latest and greatest. The LumiSpa device takes just two minutes out of the day to gently — yet deeply — cleanse away dirt, oil, makeup, and toxins. It leaves skin looking smoother and cleaner, while reducing the appearance pores. It can be used in conjunction with the Lumi Spa cleanser and she may never again need a facial! P.S. — She’ll love the stimulating, massaging experience.
Alps & Meters Classic Cable Knit Sweater
This elegant piece will give your woman warmth, comfort, and style this winter. Inspired by alpine sports, Alps & Meters classic cable knit evokes the romance of Chamonix and St. Moritz and is perfect for on snow and après-ski. Made from 70% superfine merino and 30% cashmere yarns, this sweater is soft, form-fitting, and one that she’ll keep for years to come.
Polène Number One Nano Purse
Polène’s high-quality Number One Nano purse makes for the perfect useful and long-lasting gift. The Numero Uno Nano is hand-made in Spain from calf leather. It also comes in a variety colors (although we think this one stands out the most), as well as a dustbag to protect it when not being used.
Nokona Baseball Tote
For the woman who always pulls off a cute, casual look – this tote is an essential addition to her purse collection. Inspired by woolen vintage baseball uniforms, the feather-light tote combines luxe pure organic New Zealand sheep wool with Nokona’s legendary ballglove leather. Each Nokona tote has its own unique look and feel. It is cut and stitched in the USA by each individual. To make it a thoughtful gift, personalize it with a monogram or name in the inside pocket.
Safe Travels Kit
Safe Travels Kit is for travelers who are concerned about their health while flying. This kit includes one washable, reusable antimicrobial seat covering (for coach and business class seats), one washable, reusable antimicrobial pillow cover, antibacterial wipes to clean tray table, armrests, vents, buckles, and one face mask. It also includes one travel packing cube. The super-soft, hypoallergenic seats (which can be used on trains and in cars) and pillow covers provide a barrier between passengers and germs. They are also resistant to bedbugs. Plus, for every kit bought, a tree is planted. Give the gift of peace of mind this Valentine’s Day!
Le Labo Rose 31 Travel Kit
Exclusive to Fairmont Hotels, Le Labo’s Rose 31 bath and body products blend science with natural ingredients, including botanical extracts, vitamins and proteins to cleanse, moisturize, nourish and condition. This handy, portable, and lovely-smelling travel size kit contains shampoo, conditioner and shower gel as well as body lotion. You’ll have her reminiscing on past vacations at the Fairmont.
Sanitizing Hand Wipe Mitts
The most important gloves she’ll need this winter are Fend Wellness Sanitizing Hand Wipe Mitts. They’re wearable hand mitt wipes with a blue inner liner that creates a barrier around hands so she doesn’t have to worry about a wipe scrunching up, allowing surfaces to come into contact with her hands. This multi-purpose, disposable sanitizing mitt kills germs. It also kills 99.9% of bacteria.
Calpak Luka Duffel
Meet the essential large weekender bag she won’t be able to live without. The Luka Duffle Bag is ideal for overnight travel, gym trips, and everyday carry. It also has a shoe compartment to keep her shoes separate. She’ll use this quality bag again and again. A bonus is that Calpak just launched two irresistibly beautiful colors – Celery (pictured) and Kale that will sure freshen up her travel essentials.
Tipsy Scoop Boozy Ice Cream
Who wouldn’t love tasty, liquor-infused ice cream?! Tipsy Scoop combines the magic of hand-crafted, artisanal ice cream with the mastery and sophistication of a well-mixed cocktail. Their Valentine’s Day package includes four pints of boozy deliciousness. Flavors include; Dark Chocolate Whiskey Caramel — Dark chocolate ice cream with salted caramel infused with whiskey; Raspberry Limoncello — Fresh raspberry sorbet and infused with limoncello; Strawberry White Sangria Sorbet — sorbet made with fresh strawberries and infused with white wine (non-dairy/vegan); and Red Velvet Martini — ice cream infused with cake vodka, amaretto, and white chocolate liqueur. All flavors contain at least 5% alcohol by volume.
Lynn & Liana Bread Board
Is she a foodie who likes to entertain? This beautiful breadboard by Lynn & Liana makes a great gift. This breadboard is ideal for serving 6-8 people. It’s made from Acacia hardwood, an eco-friendly epoxy, and is very sturdy. This unique piece will make a great gift for a date night or a girls-night-in. Imagine the beautiful spreads she’ll create with your new board! It works well with.
Le Grand Love Triangle Wine
Le Grand Verre is offering something for every woman’s palate. This ethically produced, family-owned, and predominantly female-operated artisanal wine collection of France has packaged a collection of red, white, and rosé wines for your sweetheart. Six slim, stylish bottles of six different wines is a great way to surprise and delight your loved ones.
Fleur Sauvage Bonbons
Fleur Sauvage chocolate is a great example of chocolate that can’t be overrated. Fleur Sauvage’s thin chocolate shells mean that anyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy more of the melt-in-your-mouth ganache and flavor in every bite. Make it more than just a treat.
Parachute Linen Duvet Cover
Parachute’s cozy duvet cover feels as cozy as it looks. Actually, it’ll probably be the softest linen she’ll ever touch, making her not want to leave the bed. Made of pure European flax, Parachute’s linen duvet covers are luxurious, soft, comfy, and intimate. She’ll really appreciate this one.
SmartWool Intraknit Merino Base Layer
Do you have a lady who loves to go on outdoor adventures? If the answer is yes, then she’s in need of Smartwool’s Intraknit Merino 200 Base Layer Top. Merino Sport yarn keeps body temperature just right on cold days and combines the moisture-wicking, temperature-controlling, and odor-resisting power of merino wool with the durability and fast dry times of polyester. Catered specifically toward women, the base layer top’s seamless mesh ventilation zones help keep the body dry and comfortable. She’ll be thankful you care about her wellbeing. Pair it with Smartwool’s Intraknit Merino 200 Base Layer Bottoms.