Hook, line and sinker, I am such a sucker for Valentine’s Day. Without fail, every February 14th, I wake up feeling like I’m immersed in a Robert Doisneau photo, waiting with bated breath to be dipped into a kiss. This is all happening in black and white, of course. And in Paris, if I had my way. But delusions of francophile grandeur aside, Valentine’s Day is special wherever you happen to find yourself. And in terms of gifts, be it breakfast in bed, a sweet love note, or a single flower (because we can’t always get our hands on Taylor Tomassi Hill bouquets), it really is the thought that counts. Here are a few ideas from splurges to gratis gifts that will help you find that special something for your special someone.
FOR YOUR LOVELY LADY
- Printable Love Coupon
At first glance, love coupons seem like the easy way out, but these coupons have some real thought and cheekiness to them, so we promise they’ll make your other half giddy.
- Heidi Klum Intimates Deux Coleurs Bra and Bikini
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some lingerie—but rather than go for the in-your-face bright red push-up bras and the like, try something understated and ladylike from one of our favorite influencers.
- Kate Spade All My Love Square Tray
Whether she’ll use it for serving up a home cooked meal or simply to store her jewelry, we promise she’ll have a daily use for this beautiful tray—and she’ll be reminded of you every time she does.
- Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne
There are two fragrances I wear religiously, and this is one of them. It’s fresh and light and lingers in that ladylike way. Prepare for compliments galore.
- ‘Some Roads Are Not Meant to be Traveled Alone’ Luggage Tag
Luggage tags with a beautiful, romantic quote lets your lady know that you’re always there for her—and that you have some travel plans in mind for the future. Perhaps pair with a airplane ticket for a romantic getaway.
FOR YOUR HANDSOME FELLA
- Zana Products ‘Hello There Handsome’ Pillow
What’s the second best thing your man could wake up to (besides your beautiful face, of course)? A smile-inducing pillow that’ll remind him what you think of him every single day.
- Happy Socks Argyle Socks
Every man needs help upping his sock game, so grab him a traditionally patterned pair with a colorful, happy (yes, pun intended) twist.
- LSTN Troubadours Headphones
Even as the music industry seems to move further and further into the future (hello there, Spotify), there seems to have been a resurgence in “the good ol’ days” of music. Jump on the bandwagon and get your dude some uber-cool headphones to help him stay ahead of the curve. Plus LSTN gives a portion of the proceeds to such a good cause.
- Tournament Pro Poker Chip Set with Walnut Case
Whether he’s into gaming or not, this kit looks mighty fine as a decorative piece atop any coffee table or desk, and bring out his Rat Pack swagger.
- Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit
Rather than sip some red wine this V-Day, have your beau make you his own craft IPA. #slurp
FOR YOUR GAL PAL
- Mark and Graham Classic Knit Monogrammed PJs
Because getting comfy and cuddling up around the fire isn’t just for you and a significant other—you and your best friend should be able to do that too- and monogrammed PJs are the perfect accompaniment.
- Gray Malin x Compartes Artist Edition Chocolate Set
When one of The Tig’s fav artists, Gray Malin, joined forces with the gourmet chocolatier, Compartes, we knew it would be the perfect bite for a Valentine’s Day treat.
- Minted California Map and Frame
Your BFF may not be a California girl, but there’s no disputing this farmed piece is a great addition to any gallery wall.
- The Little Book of Love
Filled with quotes, poems, and stories about love, it’s the perfect book to gift your friend who loves to read, or a friend who just needs to add to their coffee book collection.
- Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit
We all want glowing, poreless skin, and thankfully, our friends at Tatcha have the perfect solution with a two-week trial kit so you can test out some of our absolute favorite products before you fully commit.
Hero image: Robert Doisneau