I like getting Valentine’s Day gifts as much as the next girl, but I can’t help but nitpick when my boyfriend gives me a $10 red rose bouquet from the gas station in an attempt to look like he’s being thoughtful. In case you have the same trouble with your man, perhaps you should subtly forward this on to him–you won’t be disappointed, and he’ll be happy the pressure’s off.
Roses are beautiful, but kind of cliche–and they die within a week. Something that will leave a longer impression is this Juicy Couture Pavé Flower Adjustable Ring ($86).
Lingerie is fine, but a scratchy $2 thong is just insulting. If you really must buy us lingerie, try something that is sexy, but that is also wearable after V-Day is over, like this Kimono Wrap Robe & Babydoll Chemise Set ($25).
Please stop giving us fattening treats. A calorie-free alternative is the smell-so-good-you-could-eat-it Philosophy’s Fudge Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($16).
If you don’t want to do a repeat of last year’s jewelry gift, consider perfume instead. Marc Jacobs Lola Eau de Parfum ($54) comes in a beautiful bottle and is a modern floral scent that just about anyone would enjoy.
Finally, give us the royal treatment with a gift that keeps on giving; handbags are always welcome, and this Michael Kors Webster Ruched Clutch ($148) is a stand-out piece at an affordable price.