A Guide to the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Woman in Your Life
The one-time occasion of Valentine’s Day is giving us an excuse to break away from our sweatsuit streaks and slip into something a little less comfortable for a change. But along with sorting out sartorial matters, gift-giving is a feat and dare we even say, a skill that not everybody is prepared or well-versed enough to dive into.
Whether you’re looking for a small token of affection for a friend, something romantic and personal for your S.O, or just want to tick some items off of your S/S ‘21 shopping list, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive gift guide for every woman in your life. Use it as a cheat sheet; we won’t tell.
For the Practical Friend
We all have that girl scout friend who’s always well-equipped and ready for just about anything. Cold? She’s got an extra heat pack. Fashion emergency? She’s got threads and safety pins in her purse. It’s important to pay attention to personality when it comes to gift-giving. Show her that you love her penchant for utility by giving her functional presents. A scarf for the winter, a fuzzy cardigan for fall, or cute pouches to house her essentials—she’s guaranteed to appreciate them all.
We haven’t forgotten about self-love, so don’t miss out on getting yourself something nice too! A textured sweater or printed cardigan would be a great addition to diversify your knitwear for spring. Or perhaps throw in a new leather crossbody that would go well with any outfit. No matter your picks, we’re absolutely on board with using this occasion to treat yourself.
For the Homebody
She’s the girl who’s got cool sweatsuits when you see her on Zoom or always has interesting sweaters in her Instagram photos. Why? Because her collection of knits and loungewear has been expansive even before lockdown. Get the indoor lover something cute and cozy that will blend just right in with her lounging selections. Show your love with a heart-printed sweater, maybe a weekend-ready fuzzy cardigan, or go the trendy route with a pink tie-dye set.
For the Accessory Aficionado
Chances are, the girl who’s always donning the coolest accessories has rigorous criteria before making her latest purchase. Prove just how well you know her by getting something new that’s in line with what she loves to wear. She’s always rocking hoops? Give her a pearl-embellished pair. She stacks her metallic bracelets? Get a knotted bangle that will fit right in with her arm candy. And for the ones with a lot of essentials, a mini bag is a no-brainer that she’ll be able to bring for any type of day.
For the Sartorialist
Never underdressed, this girl has probably never gotten tired of dressing up even in the new normal. In fact, it has most likely inspired her to create more looks and edit her closet. With this in mind, you know there’s no way she’s dialing down her style. Get her dresses that she’ll be excited to wear for Valentine’s Day, whether it’s a floral LBD or fit for the spirit of romance like red frocks.
For the Adventurer
With jet-setting on hold, staycations and weekend lounging are soaring in popularity. But there’s no reason for destination looks to come to a halt too. Airy, diaphanous pieces are the perfect picks for the girl who loves a tropical excursion. Choose ones that are both comfortable and chic to take from indoors to sunny weekend strolls. Think carefully of the silhouettes, cuts, and patterns that she likes too, to ensure that it’s something she can keep wearing even on future vacations.
For the Color Lover
Inspiring us all to go bolder with our looks, this vibrant hue wearer has likely mastered color theory when it comes to her sartorial choices. More than just picking a bright shade, individual styles are absolutely worth noting. For the busy, dressy gals, a structured hi-low midi dress is a great choice that she can take from day to night. And for the girl who loves her cozy fits, soft-detailed and characteristically-cut sweaters are the way to go.
For the New Mom
We know how busy new moms can get. Help make their day-to-day easier by choosing comfortable, multi-use pieces. A printed sweat suit would be a stylish aid to her productive days and would also be easily wearable separately. Or a neutral color-blocked cardigan that can be quickly thrown on the go with her favorite denim and mules. Accessory-wise, these ladies would definitely love a chic, spacious tote for baby belongings that’s also matchable with any get-up.
Put Your Heart into Your Presents
Gift-giving, no matter the occasion, can be a stressful task, but remember that great gifts don’t only measure by their price tag. Paying attention to the little details and remembering minute tidbits your friend, family member, or S.O once mentioned about themselves is one of the most thoughtful things you can do. Translate this in your presents by making it personal because even the smallest of gifts can mean a lot when you put your heart into them.
And when it comes to buying one (or a few) for you, don’t hesitate to treat yourself. After all, Valentine’s Day is about embracing all kinds of romance and self-love is at the top of that list.