Gift #1: Earrings
We’ll kick it off with a classic (because sometimes the classics really do get it right): These Mejuri croissant dome hoops are universally loved, and are the perfect balance of luxury and everyday wearability. And because they’re 18k gold vermeil (a serious step up from gold plating), you’ll get them at a fraction of the price of solid gold jewelry.
Gift #2: DIY Glow Up
Self-care will always be in, and our Radiant Glow Set is the fast track to glowy skin. Our Overnight Brightening Mask does its work while you sleep so you wake up fresh-faced and dewy, while our Look Awake Eye Gel visibly brightens, depuffs, and combats the look of dark circles. Plus there’s a cute, fuzzy headband included to complete the at-home spa day. Best of all: The formulas are extra clean and made with pregnant and postpartum skin in mind, so this is a perfect present for new or expecting parents.
Gift #3: Online Education
What’s more thoughtful than encouraging a personal passion? We love Master Class for the sheer breadth of options at your fingertips. Want Issa Rae to teach you how to create outside the lines? (Honestly, who doesn’t?) Want to learn mixology from some of the best bartenders in the game? Want to learn dog training? Gardening? Philosophy? Makeup? It’s all there, brought to life by some of the brightest minds and biggest talents in the world.
Gift #4: Clean Perfume
Trust us when we say that Henry Rose’s Flora Carnivora is a gift worth giving. This phthalate-free, EWG Verified™ perfume is gorgeously floral—jasmine, tuberose, orange blossom—but it’s tempered with vetiver to give it a subtly earthy spin. If picking a specific perfume for someone else feels iffy to you, the Henry Rose Full Collection includes generous sample sizes of all eleven genderless scents, plus $20 off your first full-size bottle.
Gift #5: Robe
Coziness rules this time of year—and it doesn’t get cozier (or more chic) than Parachute’s Cloud Cotton Robe. Made from Turkish cotton, this relaxed, unisex style comes in an array of soothing earth tones that are perfect for Netflix nights or slow Sunday mornings.
Gift #6: Indoor Plants
Whether your Valentine has a green thumb or not, an indoor plant is an eco-friendly, longer-lasting alternative to a dozen long-stemmed roses. Our favorite source is The Sill, which has a wealth of sleekly potted indoor plants. (Fun fact: Did you know studies show that indoor plants lower stress levels and increase productivity?). We’re partial to the basically unkillable Pothos Marble Queen or the Jurassic-looking, pet-friendly Bird’s Nest Fern. Want to go even bigger? The Ponytail Palm can transform a room—and is a breeze for beginner plant parents. Plus, you’ve got to love a plant with its own built-in hairdo.
Gift #7: Jewelry Charms
Made in Brooklyn out of 100% recycled gold, these tiny, glittering Catbird alphabet charms can spell out your partner’s or your friend’s initials—or the initials of kids or pets. We’re fans of their sweetness and versatility; you can string them on a bracelet, a necklace chain, or even a thin hoop earring.
Gift #8: Oil & Vinegar Set
We’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t fall head over heels for this too-pretty-to-put-away set of olive oils and vinegars from Brightland. Not only can you choose how fruity or herbaceous you want your oil to be for dinner, you can learn exactly when it was harvested for a true farm-to-table feeling.
Gift #9: Cooking Class
One of the best parts of traveling is hanging out with the locals and learning about their favorite foods. If an extravagant trip isn’t in the cards this Valentine’s Day, Traveling Spoon makes it all happen online by connecting you with fantastic cooks all over the world to teach you how to make their local specialties. Choose the location that means the most to your recipient.
Gift #10: Ice Cream
If you’ve got a friend or partner with a sweet tooth, look no further than Jeni’s Ice Cream Best Sellers Collection from James Beard Award-winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton. The set includes their top six flavors—if you haven’t tried their iconic Brambleberry Crisp yet, now’s the time to correct that.
Gift #11: Candles
Why give just one candle when you can give a gorgeously packaged trio? From star-beloved Flamingo Estates, these hand-poured vegetable wax candles burn for up to 60 hours each, filling your home with herbaceous garden scents. Need a more budget-friendly option? We love Vellabox’s monthly subscription that delivers natural, artisan-made candles starting at just $10 a month.
Gift #12: Workout
Give the gift of inner peace with a membership to Glo, an app with a vast array of yoga and meditation classes meant to be done from the comfort of your own home. They now offer pilates and other fitness class options as well.
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