My spouse and I are not fans of getting each other gifts for specific holidays, like Valentine’s Day. We both prefer to be surprised randomly with gifts. If we are inspired by an idea or come across something we know the other would enjoy we plan it, or purchase it immediately. Honestly, I like to give little things throughout the entire month of love.
So instead of buying something specifically for Valentine’s Day, why not bestow on your loved one something unanticipated and unexpected. It could be something as simple as a sticky note with just a few words stuck to a morning coffee mug. Outside of date night ideas, what do you give one another for an “I Love You” gift to say I am thinking about you during the month of love? Read on as I have selected some sensational gifts for each of you.
10 Valentine’s Gifts for Him
They say women are difficult to buy for, but let us be honest, men are just as challenging. Men are indeed simple creatures; however, they do enjoy fun times, challenges, and a bit of refinement from time to time. Here are ten gifts that are sure to please the man in your life.
This has helped with the question I used to get a lot, “honey, have you seen my….” These are indispensable for finding misplaced items. For my husband, it is always three things: keys, phone, or his wallet. The phone app will show the last known location on a map, uses Bluetooth to tell if you are near or far. Also has a separation alarm to alert you if you left something behind. If you are already thinking, what if they have misplaced their phone — you use the cube device to locate your phone with a ring, vibrate, and flash. It is a marriage saver.
There is nothing like a Yeti. Trust me, I have tried some inferior brands. It is one of my favorite gifts to give as everyone drinks from something, so why not use a device that keeps your drink super cold or hot for hours. The Yeti lid uses the power of magnets to keep his water, beer, coffee, or favorite drink on lock. This tumbler is uber convenient because it also fits into a standard-sized cup holder. If he is not a tumbler (not to be confused with Tumblr) kind of guy, they come in an array of other styles.
Bitters add complexity to your drinks. A dash or two is beautiful in a gin and tonic and sly in a glass of bourbon. Yet, they add a new burst to plain water or to add to a spritzer. I like this brand, Crude because they are made in North Carolina (I live in Charlotte). They are organically produced and aged in glass and wooden containers, never plastic.
It is a first-class gift for your man who has everything. Turn the television or computer into a work of art by showcasing 500 of the most iconic paintings in history. Whether you want to spice up a party or experience intriguing paintings every day. Simply plug into your TV’s USB port. You can even choose which art pieces to showcase or hide, depending on your tastes. This is a gift that will make him smile at Valentine’s, throughout the month of love and for years to come.
This is the coolest thing ever and a brilliant idea. I wish I had thought of it. The gift box lets your guy choose from one of the hundreds of thrilling experiences and delicious treats in over 100 countries around the world. From diving with sharks, the world’s tallest bungee jump to the oldest yoga retreat in India, or dinner with a NASA astronaut, there is something to suit all tastes. All you have to do is gift the box and let him choose the one fantastic experience (with NO expiry date) that suits him perfectly.
Every man needs collar stays, but these are collar stays on steroids. They are made with surgical stainless steel collar stays, so they won’t bend or break like plastic ones that come with his shirts. They are also accompanied by a magnetic power button which is positioned on the inside collar. By pairing the buttons with the collar stays, he can tame fly-away, straighten the dreaded limp collar, and smooth that consistent collar curl. These are genius, and he is going to love you for them way beyond Valentine’s Day or the month of love. Whether your guy wears a dress shirt only once a year, monthly, weekly, or daily. These are indispensable for any man who wears a shirt with a collar slot. Seriously, watch the two, 30-second videos from the link above.
The A5 Wagyu Kobe Beef is the most excellent grade possible and the most sought-after beef on the planet. Available only in Japan for centuries, is now available through exclusive growers and distributors worldwide. To be able to sell Kobe Beef, you must apply with the Kobe Beef Association in Kobe, Japan. It is a strict process and approval and requires an annual renewal. If your man is a beef guy, then A5 Grade Wagyu Kobe Beef is a gift for him.
I almost did not put clothing on this list. However, every man needs to own these shoes to look more stylish, no matter the dress code. And he will appreciate you every time he steps into them because they are exceptionally comfortable to wear. It is a classic style of tennis shoes with a fresh, modern look. I love how they say, “To prove you’re on top, the rubber gum sole adds the cherry on the bottom.” LOL
Whether your man can not boil an egg or is an accomplished home chef, he will want an air fryer in his kitchen arsenal. My husband bought one a few months ago because several people in his office repeatedly talked about how much they loved theirs. Obviously, my husband had FOMO. The wide temperature range gives you the ability to roast, bake, air fry, reheat, or dehydrate foods, making it your new go-to appliance for a quick meal or snack with little to no oil. I am expecting a homemade meal on Valentine’s Day.
This is not a wallet you buy for your guy because you want to add luxury and opulence to his back pocket. This is a real guy wallet he would want to buy for himself. The wallet holds up to twelve cards without stretching out and has the most potent RFID chip reader for protection. The outside notch allows you to push out the cards quickly. What is most amazing it comes with a lifetime guarantee that it will function like you just bought it for as long as you own it.
10 Valentine’s Gifts for Her
Let us face it, it is always about us girls. Whether you are buying for a girlfriend, family member, yourself, or need to whisper a gift idea to your significant other, I am sure there is something on this list to satisfy her. This might turn into a gift one, buy one scenario so I am just warning you in advance.
If I was only allowed one thing on a deserted island, it would be a hard choice between an unlimited amount of sunscreen or my Apple TV. Obviously, I would need a TV, electricity, wifi, a comfortable sofa, blanket, slippers, popcorn and a glass of wine to make the Apple TV functional — but just work with the script.
It is a streaming media player that hooks to the back of your television. It lets you watch videos, listen to music, play games, and use other types of apps from the internet on your current TV. It has diverse content from apps like Spectrum Cable, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu. It puts all the shows that you watch ALL IN ONE PLACE across every app and every channel. No more trying to figure out if it was on Netflix, HBO, or CBS. You can use Siri remote to control it all with just your voice — and it really works. I am obsessed with my new Apple TV 4K.
For an additional monthly subscription, you can stream original Apple shows and movies from Apple’s new network called Apple TV+. I am placing my bet now that Apple TV+ will be the most popular network on television. The actors and the shows are genuinely incredible, different, and already winning awards. Currently, the subscription is free for 1 year with the purchase of a new iPhone or Apple Watch; otherwise, it is only $4.99/month.
These are a game-changer for your earlobes and an earring with a post. Like everywhere else on our bodies, we start to lose collagen production in our early twenties. Collagen is what gives our skin strength. Earrings that once looked great on our ears are now drooping and pulling down on our piecing. We lack the collagen and elastin in our lobes. Just replace any regular earring backs with these support earring lifters. The ear lifters are designed to help with bad piercings, stretched lobes, and heavy earrings. They also help to support your earlobes in the future. Beauty tip: never sleep in earrings — EVER.
This is hands down the best sleep mask I have ever used. For someone who likes it completely dark, it is a godsend. The adjustable eyecups conform to your face to block 100% of light & maximize deep sleep. This might seem like a negligible feature, but it is very insightful. You can space and position the eyecups based on your exact facial dimensions, which I think is part of the genius of this particular eye mask. The extra-deep eyecups allow you to blink freely like you are not wearing a mask.
The ultimate in comfort and luxury. I cannot wear wool, and cashmere blends are also off the table for me as they make my skin itch. However, this 100% cashmere set is dreamy soft, warm, lightweight, and breathable. It doesn’t get more essential and classic than a lounge-wear set that you do not want to take off. Their long-staple fibers deliver the best anti-pilling cashmere I have found on the market. Note: this set is sold as individual pieces, which I prefer. As with my bathing suits, I can customize the size of the top and bottoms to fit my body shape.
The care label may read “dry clean only,” but I have found hand washing cashmere will actually make it softer over time. Be sure to wash it inside-out in cold water and use wool or cashmere detergent, which nourish the fibers, helping to keep them secure and aids in preventing pills. Press out excess water, but do not wring the garments. Instead, lay it flat on a towel and reshape it as it dries. You will cherish this set for years.
My mom gave this vacuum to me as a gift a couple of years ago. My first impression was that I thought she had gone a little crazy in the head. Why give a household gift that makes you do more work? Plus, I had an upright Dyson vacuum cleaner that I really liked, and I am blessed and fortunate that I have weekly house cleaners. So why did I need another vacuum? This vacuum has become indispensable. I use this one so much more frequently because it is so comfortable and lightweight, yet at the same time, it is a little suction beast. Before I might have used a broom or another device for specific tasks, now I quickly grab this cordless vacuum for the tiniest to the most demanding of chores. It hasn’t created more work, it enables me to do the same tasks in much less time.
This is not a standard shower cap. It is made from nanotech, hydrophobic fabric. This unique cap is waterproof and water repellent. Frizz defying breathable material lets humidity escape while keeping water out. Say hello to better hair days! Uniquely designed with a non-slip silicone grip that protects front edges (without leaving a mark) and a thick premium elastic means no wet hairlines, ever. I also use mine for hair masks and deep conditioning treatments. It so chic, you could even wear it in the rain to protect your perfect locks. The fabric as a mold-resistant finish and machine washable, so your cap never has any mildew or smells.
A pure treat, yet one that actually makes a notable difference in makeup application. I am a devoted fan of Trish McEvoy brushes; however, these Artis brushes are in a league all their own. They are more expensive, yet, for the woman that has everything and wants a flawless application of color, these brushes are almost magical on the surface of the skin. If you really want to splurge, this is the ultimate gift set. I like that it comes with a luxury storage/carrying case and visual instructions per brush. Any women, even a makeup novice, would tear up receiving this gift.
Super quiet with ultrasonic technology, so no disturbing noise while misting. I not only like the clean look of this diffuser, but with the larger capacity (continuous spray for up to 10 hours) and waterless auto shut off, it is also a practical diffuser. Some oil diffusers are difficult to clean, yet this one is reasonably simple. All you have to do is add your favorite essential oil(s). I always choose organic essential oils, so I do not have to worry about potentially inhaling harmful chemicals or pesticides.
This silk pillowcase helps in three areas: beauty products, fine lines and wrinkles, and hair. A silk pillowcase is less absorbent; thus, it will not wipe off your night cream like a standard cotton pillowcase. It helps to keep your skin’s moisture and valuable face and hair products where they belong, on your face, and hair. The Slip pillowcase has been shown to reduce friction, allowing the skin to glide along with the pillow, which can reduce pressure on creased skin, which may cause fine lines and wrinkles. Ordinary pillowcases may cause hair tangling. A silk pillowcase has shown to reduce hair tugging because of its natural slip properties.
You are not going to believe how much you love this mirror until you use it for the first time. The sensor mirror lights up automatically as your face approaches. It’s 5x magnification is perfect for providing exceptional detail while still allowing you to see your entire face. Its light simulates natural sunlight, so you will know just how much color and intensity you are actually applying. The touch-control brightness gives you fast, intuitive control over a continuous range of light. And unlike traditional makeup vanity mirrors, this one will not burn out or diminish even after years of use. The mirror is cordless and rechargeable, so you can place it anywhere. One charge lasts up to 5 weeks.
Endless Gift Options for Valentine’s Day
Buying a gift should make you feel fantastic. I would much prefer to give a gift than to receive one. There is something joyful about watching another person’s expression while opening a gift in anticipation of the surprise inside. So whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or you carry it throughout the month of love, choose a gift that personally speaks to the recipient.
Hopefully, some of these “I Love You” gifts have inspired you to say I am thinking about you. Let me know your most-liked from the list or add your favorite below in the comment section. And as always, I am here to answer any questions.