Valentine's Day has a way of bringing out all of that extra love we've been storing away (thanks, Hallmark holidays), and in the middle of a pandemic we can use as much of it as we can get. If you're on the gift-giving end this year—whether it's for yourself, your BFF, or your partner—find all of the inspo you need from these meaningful, non-cheesy Valentine's Day gift ideas, ahead.
Telfar Small Sage Shopping Bag
Telfar's coveted bags sell out in minutes, so they'll know you're a real one if you patiently waited on the brand's site for the latest drops to secure their favorite color.
Missoma Heart & Aegis Chain Necklace Set
Found: A truly chic heart necklace, which comes with a perfectly-paired chain necklace, that she won't want to stuff into her jewelry box.
Rowing Blazers x NBA Los Angeles Lakers Logo Sweater
If your S.O. is a Lakers fan with great style, gift them this Rowing Blazers x NBA cotton sweater. It also comes in a Bulls version if they're an Alex Caruso loyalist!
Phenomenal Woman "Girl Dad" Hat
Speaking of the Lakers, after the tragic passing of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, "Girl Dad" became a viral phrase when ESPN SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan shared an anecdote where Bryant referred to himself as one. If your husband frequently refers to himself as a "Girl Dad" as well, gift him this affectionate hat to show how much you love his love for his daughter.
Venus ET Fleur Small Square Roses
Show your commitment by gifting her Venus ET Fleur's 16 Eternity Roses that last at least a year. After Valentine's Day, they'll make for a beautiful arrangement on a coffee table or as an elegant centerpiece.
"Free To Dream" Print
A gentle reminder from artist and poet Morgan Harper Nichols to show how much you care for them.
Rifle Paper Co. Porcelain Mug
The key to any bookworm's heart? This gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. mug illustrated with the classics.
MoMA Design Store Lovebox Messenger Color & Photo
The Lovebox Messenger allows you to send photos, messages, or drawings directly to the box through your phone's app. When a message is received, the red heart spins, thus causing the recipient's heart to flutter a little. We recommend this gift for long-distance couples.
Savage x Fenty Boxer Briefs
Forget lingerie—order these sexy boxer briefs for him instead.
Papier 2021 Photo Calendar
Surprise your partner (or a best friend!) with a 2022 wall calendar complete with photos of your favorite memories together.
Forvr Mood "Cuffing Season" Candle
You know what time of the year it is! If you have a lighthearted fling going on, this Forvr Mood "Cuffing Season" candle is the perfect way to say "I'm committed, but let's keep it light."
Smythson Bee's Knees Textured-Leather Notebook
"You are the bee's knees." This Smythson "Bee's Knees" journal is reserved for the true hopeless romantics. Every time she opens it up to jot down notes, she'll think of you and the sweet compliment you gave her.
Aya Paper Co. I Love You Greeting Card
Sometimes all you need is a beautiful card to express how appreciative you are of each other...like when they take the trash out without you asking.
Roxanne Assoulin Alphabet Soup Enamel Bracelet
Throw it back to the summer camp days and gift your partner a matching bracelet with each other's initials on it. It's only as cheesy as you make it!
KNC Beauty Lip Mask, 5 Pack with Zippered Pouch
After your Valentine's Day dinner, break open this lip mask set that moisturizes and nourishes dry lips. Then have a little makeout sesh...as a treat.
Lunya Washable Silk Set
Is there anything sexier than a pair of silk pajamas that you can wear year-round? Lunya's bestselling set is incredibly comfortable and high quality.
Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
The gift of a mesmerizing scent like Le Labo's Santal 33 should be reserved for the most special people in our lives.
Anissa Kermiche Bottom of My Heart Ceramic Vase
Rather than just sending flowers, gift them this chic vase to put their florals in and stare at while they WFH.
Cartier Love Bracelet
Name something more romantic than getting a gold Cartier love bracelet on Valentine's Day. I'll wait.
Parachute Home Cloud Cotton Robe
Netflix and chill in this incredibly soft organic cotton robe from Parachute.
'Home Body' By Rupi Kaur
Nothing says "I love you" more than a beautiful collection of poems that encourages readers to love themselves and all of their flaws. Rupi Kaur's 'Home Body' does just that.
Bawdy Clay Butt Mask
If you want to keep things humorous this Valentine's Day, give her a Bawdy butt mask that will leave her bum feeling soft and smooth. You're welcome in advance.
MOTHER Denim "Make Love Not War" Socks
Do as the socks say.
Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.
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