Valentine's Day is Thursday . That means you're officially late in giving gifts. You think: What can I get her to show that I care? If you have a girlfriend or wife in your life, and no idea what to come here, never be afraid! Here's a Valentine's Day gift guide for her. And – shout out to my colleagues! – You can get all these gifts all at Amazon Prime, but at this time you will want to continue and pay for delivery the next day. (Note that CNET receives a share of the proceeds from the resulting sale.)
Now you will not find flowers or chocolates on this list ̵
A couple of Valentine's Day tips
Before we begin, some general tips:
When in doubt, buy it in black or dark gray. Even white is controversial. Please use this so that you literally consult everything you buy for another person.
Don't make cheap, especially on candy or flowers. High quality sweets are actually a reasonable Valentine's Day gift. But if you're on a budget, check out Rick Broidaswhich has some thought-provoking options that won't break the bank.
If you do not know what to buy, choose two small themed gifts a more expensive gift. Two gifts on the theme (like a cocktail-making book and a bottle of alcohol) seem like you are thinking more of the gift than just a random one. Similarly, don't think getting any item below is the beginning and end of your gift trip.
Know who you are with – and then adjust. All women love flowers, chocolate and scented candles – except anyone who doesn't. All women love long walks on the beach – except those who prefer to ski. All women hate video games – except those who smoke you in Fortnite. You see what I say: Make sure you adapt your gift ideas to her, not to any generic stereotype.
To the same point: Keep in mind that I chose not to include more intimate things on my list, because I think you should carefully do the personal purchases with your partner. But if you feel so inclined, I would be asked if I didn't mention the womankind's biggest "back massager".
With these circumstances in place, let's develop my choices – presenting from the most affordable to the priciest (not worry, I ended up with $ 150).
Funk's pop game of Thrones Cersei: Under $ 10
The last season of Thrones games is almost here and I can't think of anything else. You can also get her a Daenery's figure, but Cersei in this hard season 6 final outfit would be my personal preference. Then your girlfriend can show Cersei at her desk at work to hopefully scare off anyone trying to disturb her.
Smartwool Sleuth Socks: $ 10.36 per pair
As we grow older, we learn the true truth. Stockings are the best gift. But good socks can be expensive and not everyone feels comfortable spending so much on a pair of socks. Most women need to wear no-show socks and most no-show socks are awful. They always slip. In addition to Smartwool socks, which seem to have magical powers. I went over 20,000 steps across Disneyland in Smartwool socks and they never let go. Buy a pair for literally every single woman you know.
Skin Care Masks: $ 11 for a 16-Pack
Buying skin care for women is challenging because all people have very different skin care products. If you choose an assortment, she can try different depending on her skin care preferences. These pairs nicely with good light or bath products.
Lego Creator Mighty Dinosaurs: $ 12
It took me years to convince my ex and my mom that all I wanted for a vacation was a Lego set. Spoiler warning: Lego sets are super fun to put together and show. As a child I felt very away from Lego. But now as an adult I have fallen hard in the Lego well. The cool thing about Lego is that it has interacted with so many properties that it is quite easy to find a set in the fandom that your partner likes. Dinosaurs? Star Wars? Harry Potter? Get it!
Tequila Mockingbird cocktail recipe book: $ 12.33 (bound)
I just want to be a nice lady who drinks my nice cocktails. And maybe I will not do any of them, but I will proudly show my cocktail books on my field cart before I make myself a basic vodka tonic. Plus cocktails and cocktail accessories are easy ways to try "theme" gift giving. Consider connecting a cocktail recipe book with a bottle of bitter, a muddler or a nice bottle of medium alcohol. (Or top shelf. You do that.) If she already has this, the sequel – Gone with the Gin – is also a good choice.
SOAIY Sleep Soother Aurora Projection LED Night Light: $ 20.59
This night light is probably my favorite favorite buy from Amazon. Sure, there are probably better looking and faster versions you can watch, but this affordable nightlight has given me so much joy. Look, I live in a big city so I can't see many stars. Sometimes it is nice to throw some music and cook up with your partner under the shiny tube lights. Who doesn't love shiny things? (CNET has also verified that I am not a cat.)
Amzdeal Sunglasses Displaycase: $ 27
Does your girlfriend have a billion sunglasses? If so, she can benefit from a sunglasses While organizational tools do not always feel like a romantic gift, I cannot tell you how hard I would swell if a guy told me, "Hey, I really like your Sunni collection. Why Don't you show them off? "In addition, I never lose my sunglasses anymore. Oh, and this one is easy to buy along with a cool pair of sunglasses.
Sevilla Classics Shoe Rack: $ 30
Some women love shoes and some women can care less about them. Anyway, we often own a lot of boots, sneakers, heels, sandals, mules, flats and so on. If your wife or girlfriend's wardrobe is a bit chaotic and redundant with shoes, it may be just the ticket. It's not the sexiest gift, but it's another gift you can build for her. And when you build things for women (even a simple shoe rack that took me three minutes to put myself together), you seem to be useful. And the usability is sexy. Remember that.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack: $ 68.29
Carriers are the worst. And I don't know about you, but my arms get tired and carry all my books, snacks, crayons and Disney Chapstick. (Don't worry. CNET has verified that I'm not an 11-year-old.) Backpacks have come back in a big way, and it's hard to go wrong with the classic Fjallraven Kanken. I can't tell you how much easier the trip has been since I bought myself a backpack last year.
Google Wifi: Starting at $ 99
Women also need good Wi-Fi. I finally upgraded my router a few months ago and now my entire bed has Wi-Fi coverage magically. Bonus points if you set up the router for her. (Don't get wrong, I put myself down and it was super easy. But it's nice when people do things for you.) A single unit is $ 99, but to cover an entire house, you want 3 packs ($ 249).
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: $ 150
Warning! Don't buy your girlfriend a gigantic beanbag without at least somehow verifying that she has somewhere to put the darn thing! As said, prayer bag chairs are so comfortable and cozy. Getting one for your girlfriend is your way of telling her you support her sleep and read more. #blessed
This story was originally published February 11, 2019.