Valentine’s Day is a mere four days away, which means it’s high time you start thinking about what to get your girlfriend! While many of us (myself included) may be a bit cynical towards the holiday, most women still like to receive a thoughtful reminder of how you feel about her – no matter how big or small. There are two ways to go about it.

The first includes a nice bouquet of flowers (bonus points if you send to her work), cooking dinner, or a surprise reservation at her favorite restaurant, taking our Italian guy’s advice and calling ahead to make sure a rose is waiting on the table when you arrive.

The other, which includes a present, takes a little more thought – what’s on earth should I get her? – but that time spent will be greatly rewarded.

Here are some suggestions to get you started.

5 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

1. All girls like candles. All women love Diptyque. This year the brand released a special edition candle that replaces a bouquet of roses with a candle that happens to smell like one.

2. You may think an agenda/planner sounds a bit ho-hum, but if you go through and leave notes on important days (first date, anniversary, a memorable trip coming up), you will win her heart all over again.

3. If you are near a Barney’s, Saks or a Le Labo store, you can create a custom Le Labo fragrance and personalize the label with a heart, or an “I love you” message. May I suggest Lys 41?

4. You can also never go wrong with that quintessential Valentine’s Day gift: lingerie. She’ll feel sexy, you’ll enjoy how she looks when she’s feeling sexy… it’s really a no-brainer.

5. Browse the slideshow above for several more specific suggestions.

No matter what you choose – even if you only have time to do one thing – please, please get her a card. It’s quite possibly all she really wants. Well, that, and for you to pick the perfect outfit for your date.

Thanks for reading. And good luck!

Stylishly Yours,

Robin West
He Spoke Style


Chime In