Whether it’s her birthday, Valentine’s Day or just because, romantic gifts are the perfect way of showing her how much you care. How do you tell what’s tacky from what’s cute, though? Romantic gifts can be a minefield, but here are my top ten choices...
1. Charbonnel Et Walker Chocolate Truffles
It’s cliched, but embrace it, because these truffles are so divine, she won’t mind a bit. If you’re not sure she’ll love the champagne truffle, no worries: there’s a range of other chocolates, including a romantic sampler, inside another heart-shaped Charbonnel et Walker box.
Price: $39.99 at shop.nordstrom.com
2. Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume
The name implies a floral scent so powerful, it hits your senses with the force of a carefully timed explosion, and that’s exactly it. It’s romantic, sweet, and warm, and ideal gift for Valentine’s Day.
Price: $130 - $180 at shop.nordstrom.com
3. Fresh® Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
What could be more romantic than the gift of soft, kissable lips? This is a gentle exfoliant, with built-in anti-aging acmella flower extract and Kigelia Africana fruit extract.
Price: $36 at shop.nordstrom.com
4. Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath
Winter skin can be dry and irritated, but this luxurious, sweet-smelling bubble bath with soothe and hydrate away even the most stubborn middle-of-February dryness.
Price: $45 at shop.nordstrom.com
5. Sugarfina Gummy Love Bento Box
If your lover has a sweet tooth, this may be the most thoughtful gift you could choose. This re-usbable bento box is stuffed with an assortment of eight delicious, all-natural gummies, including Apple Frogs, Heavenly Sours, Ice Cream Cones, Cuba Libre Spiced Rum & Cola, Peach Bellini, Royal Roses, Sugar Lips and Champagne Bears.
Price: $65 at shop.nordstrom.com
6. Hanky Panky Queen of Hearts Bralette
This soft, comfy (but still sexy) bralette features red Valentine’s Day hearts on a sheer black background, and a bit of lace along the edges.
Price: $48 at shop.nordstrom.com
7. Voluspa Vermeil - Prosecco Rose Corta Maison Candle
I admit I chose this candle at first because of its gorgeous pink glass jar, but the scent is just lovely, too, rich and romantic.
Price: $30 at shop.nordstrom.com
8. MAC Red Lipstick
With more than two dozen red lippie shades to choose from — who knew there were so many reds? — there’s bound to be a hue made just for your Valentine.
Price: $17 at shop.nordstrom.com
9. Burberry Check & Heart Pattern Scarf
The classic Burberry scarf got an update for Valentine’s Day, with the iconic camel and black plaid, but with a bright red stripe and chic black hearts, too.
Price: $435 at shop.nordstrom.com
10. Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stitch Pop Top Mittens
Made of the softest, coziest chunky-knit, these mittens offer the freedom to type romantic texts, or cover up chilly fingers with a clever buttoned-up cover. Choose navy or grey, both with wee white hearts.
Price: $58 at shop.nordstrom.com
11. Rebecca Minkoff Chain Heart Crossbody Bag
This sweet heart-shaped handbag can be worn slung across her body or over her shoulder, and comes in pale pink or bright white. Which do you think she’ll love best?
Price: $195 at shop.nordstrom.com
12. Happy/Love Ceramic Mugs
These mugs are made to be generous, able to hold a Monday morning’s worth of coffee, cocoa, or tea. How very thoughtful!
Price: $25 at shop.nordstrom.com
13. Sonix Fancy Heart IPhone Case
She’d always got her phone in her hand, so she’ll always be reminded just how much she means to you, with this chic love-graphic iPhone case.
Price: $35 at shop.nordstrom.com
14. Lulu Dk Love Code Charm Necklace
You couldn’t be more obvious in your declaration of love, though when she wears this modern twist on the Valentine’s Day bling, the message won’t be entirely obvious to bystanders.
Price: $68 at shop.nordstrom.com
15. MantraBand 'Infinite Love' Cuff
This is another constant reminder of your endless affection, carefully crafted of thin stainless steel and etched with a simple, stark message.
Price: $35 at shop.nordstrom.com