Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is almost here.
And if you’re in a relationship of any type, she will expect a gift.
Time to panic, right?
Well, only if you don’t keep reading about these 12 no-fail gift ideas…
Alex and Ani’s charm bracelets not only spread symbols of positive energy, they’re also affordable ($28-$98). They make future gift giving easy when it comes to her – you can never add too many to a stack of Alex and Ani bracelets and you can feel even better about your purchase knowing that some of the charm bracelets support an array of charities. The bracelets are available at Hudson’s Bay Company locations.
Kit and Ace’s Blanket Wrap ($488) is the perfect new essential for ski weekend or an evening home on the couch with red wine and Netflix. The long jacquard knit sweater is the comfiest thing your lady will own aside from her duvet.
Shower her with sparkle with a dainty Swarovski piece from their Valentine’s Day Collection. Full of hearts and elegant crystals, the collection – with Miranda Kerr front and centre – offers perfect Valentine’s Day options.
If your lady is into a classic, clean-lined look, check out Tory Burch’s Emerson Collection of cardholders, wallets, satchels and totes. The best part of the collection is that it offers high quality classics that rival their luxurious competitors, but for a more attainable price (especially important if the relationship is new).
Beloved Canadian handbag designer Jessica Jensen’s Valentine’s Day Collection of handbags and wallets is full of romantic pinks, purples, reds, and whites. This includes favourites like the Designer Sleeve ($198-$248), The Envelope Clutch ($175-$298), The Tara Crossbody ($298), and the Lauren Wallet ($198), plus more.
Make a statement that you’re more fashionably inclined than your lady thought with a pair of Shay Lowe statement earrings. There are many to choose from, and with a selection that boasts a rainbow of sparkly Swarovski crystals, you won’t have a hard time finding her favourite colour.
Ok, so sweatpants may not be the most romantic gift – but couples do spend a lot of time together in their sweats. With hibernation season in full force, your lady will appreciate the comfiest sweats known to man – especially if they are accompanied by a side of champagne or chocolates.
8. Pai Skincare
Show her you’re in-the-know as much as she is with the gift of luxury skincare. Because your lady deserves the best, Pai Skincare boasts one of the purest ingredient policies on the market and is the only certified organic, premium range for sensitive and delicate skin.
TOMS is so not just about the perfect weekend shoe anymore – though they have more of those than ever. The brand also includes a large selection of stylish and affordable sunglasses. Their Spring/Sumer collection offers everything from massive Hollywood-esque frames to aviators, and a selection of classic tortoise frames – just to name a few.
It’s all about a return to the record player these days – and it’s probably the last thing she will expect. Not only will she use it, you can show you’ve been paying attention to her taste in music when it’s accompanied by a selection of some of her favourite artists on vinyl. Not to mention, you can surprise her with records down the road “just because.” It’s not difficult to find either – you can find a cool, retro-looking one at Urban Outfitters.
11. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera in Candy Pink
Along the way of the record player, instant pictures are back in a big way. This camera is playful and versatile and produces mini shots of your favourite moments that you can actually hold in your hands – a rarity these days.
12. Aveda Shampure Candle
Few things stimulate the senses and have the ability to transform you both into a state of spa-like bliss than the Aveda Shampure candle ($45). The candle offers the calming aroma of Aveda’s signature Shampure scent, the product of 25 pure flower and plant essences, including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang-in. It offers a whole 50-hours of soothing aroma that will remind her of you with every strike of a match.