What does romance really mean? Great sweeping cinematic moments might come to mind, but in reality, holding up a boombox outside a window or standing at the prow of a ship aren’t really what we want. And side from that, gift-giving can be high stress if you really want to get it right. We put together 18 romantic Valentine’s Day gifts that will get sparks flying for the rest of the year, below.
1 For Her: Lila Printed Silk-Satin Pajama Set
Lingerie may be the cliche romantic gift, but most women will get much more joy out of luxurious silk pajamas. Plus, they are more likely to get her in the mood, just saying.
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2 For Him: Velvet-Trimmed Stretch Silk-Satin Pyjama Trousers
3 For Her: Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower Eau De Parfum
A sumptuous perfume that she might not splurge on herself is the perfect gift. Just a whiff will recall wonderful Valentine’s Day memories.
4 For Him: Private Blend Oud Wood Eau de Parfum
Oud Wood is one of the most precious perfume ingredients, and is burned in the temples of Bhutan for its delicious scent—perfect for the one-of-a-kind man who loves an adventure.
5 For Her: What I Love about You Fill in the Love Book
$8.26 (30% off)
A sweet memento guides you through a series of prompts to show how much she means to you, even if you don’t always have the right words to tell her.
6 For Him: OUR MOMENTS Couples: 100 Thought Provoking Conversation Starters
Especially after a year of spending 24/7 together, it is natural that conversation topics might run dry for couples. Talk about something new with this fun set of questions.
7 For Her: Sal De Banho Bath Salt
There are few things guaranteed to get the romance going than a steaming bath. This one boasts ingredients from Amazonian rainforest for maximum relaxation.
9 For Both: Nintendo Switch 32GB Console with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con
Amp up game night with Nintendo Switch, which is made for group playing. Stock up on classics like Mario Kart and get some friendly competition going.
10 For Her: Yotam Ottolenghi Teaches Modern Middle Eastern Cooking
Yotam Ottolenghi is famous for his simple, but mind-blowing meals. Even if she is pressed for time, your significant other will enjoy learning new skills, whether she is a cooking novice or an expert at-home chef.
11 For Him: Dominique Ansel Teaches French Pastry Fundamentals
We’ll just put it out there: men making pastries is sexy. Even if your partner doesn’t consider himself a baker, the science and history of French pastry-making will reel him in and the accomplishment of nailing the perfect pain au chocolat will make him a lifelong convert.
12 For Her: “I Love You” Ring
Maybe it isn’t THE ring, but whether she already has one or the relationship isn’t quite there yet, this subtle script ring serves as a lovely reminder of your feelings.
13 CUSTOM Morse Code Necklace in 14/20 Gold-fill, 14/20 Rose Gold-fill or Sterling Silver [chain color/length : Gold / 16″; dots and dashes : Gold Dot/Silver Dash]
After Connell’s chain in Normal People took the Internet by storm, get your guy his own version with a custom Morse Code necklace that can spell out a message of your choosing.
14 For Both: Make Your Own Truffles Kit
15 For Both: Signature Hemmed Sheet Set
If you’ve needed an excuse to upgrade your bedroom, Valentine’s Day is a great one. Go in together on luxurious fresh bedding and perhaps you’ll spend February 14 between the sheets… so to speak.
16 For Her: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
The course of romance does not always run smoothly, but that can keep things exciting. Follow along the famously tumultuous relationship of F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in their own words.
17 For Him: Love Letters Of Great Men
Intimate love letters from some of history’s most famous men, including King Henry VIII, George Washington, Mark Twain, Beethoven just might inspire him to pen one of his own.
18 For Both: A Shared Experience
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