Ah, Valentines Day. The holiday’s storied origins revolve around Saint Valentine being executed for his faith, and people throwing love notes in his cell as he was waiting to die. Luckily, brands have twisted it into a day of consumerism because some things are sacred.
But let’s get back to what we’re here for – snagging your girlfriend a great gift off Amazon that she’ll be thrilled with and prevent any fights in the foreseeable future (a few hours).
I have scoured the extensive online marketplace known as Amazon looking for fan favorites and luxuries that she wouldn’t buy for herself because it feels wrong to spend a chunk of change on a nice candle or sunglasses, but will rock the hell out of once she receives it.
Hopefully she returns the favor, but in the meantime here’s some awesome options she can’t help but love. Pro tip: if you’re doing dinner go on any other night besides V-Day and then stay in to exchange gifts on the actual day.
Embroidered linen cocktail napkins instantly elevate any apartment, no matter the brand of booze that’s resting on it. She’ll love these pineapple themed ones (pineapples are a symbol of hospitality) and the addition of her monogram will serve as a subtle reminder that her initials won’t be changing any time soon!
She’ll flip over a picnic basket that comes with all the necessities (wine glasses, cutlery, plates, blanket) because it’s not only a cute and chic thing to have on hand, but it’s a promise of picnics with warmer days ahead. No matter your feelings on picnics, you can’t argue with getting drunk outdoors. So suck it up and go on that damn picnic.
The most widely recognized of luxury candles, a Baies (berry) scented Diptyque candle is a sure fire win no matter what. Bonus – after the candle is finished she can use the glass canister to store Q-tips and such on her vanity, which is half the reason why people spend so much money on a freaking candle anyway.
The go-to for smoldering, sultry eyes – she will be thrilled with the ubiquitous eyeshadow palette that is one of the pillars of Instagrammable makeup.
Now the elephant in the room won’t be the expiration date of your relationship! This cute, functional accessory will be a great accent if she’s already into candles. Or cigarettes. Or joints. Or just really likes fire. In short, it’s cute.
In terms of V-Day appropriate gifts, this takes the cake. They’re cute and will remind her of you whenever she wears them (which could be a very good or bad thing as the years march on).
A brightly printed popover might be just what the doctor ordered if she’s a Lilly girl. You can never have enough sweatshirts, and this cute patterned option is also sun friendly with a built-in UPF 50 for all those theoretical boating adventures.
A marble cheeseboard is always an excellent idea because even if she already has one, there’s endless display options and she can use it as a cutting board, drinks tray, vanity display – whatever her heart desires. It’ll also make you look mature AF while gifting.
The universally cool glasses that look good on everyone – she’ll appreciate another classic pair of sunglasses to add to the collection. Also, you should be allowed to make whatever Top Gun references you want while she’s wearing them, it’s only fair. And remember boys, no points for second place.
Whether she’s more of a hanging air plant, tabletop succulent or tea light holder kind of girl, this holder caters to most aesthetics. Plants are known to make people happier, so this handy gift will not only be beneficial to her home, but her mood as well.
A present for both of you considering the frequency with which you crash at her place, this light therapy lamp is such a better alarm than the same iPhone alarm that fills you with dread every morning. This doubles as a light therapy lamp that helps you both gently fall asleep and wake up in the least painful way possible.
If you want to go full-stop romance, get her a pair of crystal champagne flutes that you can enjoy with a bottle that night. You’ll get major points for both giving her something she’ll enjoy for years to come, plus an activity for the next hour or two. Champagne bong not required, but would be amusing in this situation.
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