Want to get her the best Valentine's Day gift ever this year? Make it personal.
We don't necessarily mean a present that's personalised with her name - although that's certainly a lovely gesture. We mean personal in the sense of something that's particular to the woman in your life; that reflects the things she loves.
The most romantic and thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts for her are those that show you've really considered the recipient. Does your wife, girlfriend or fiancée have an activity she's passionate about? Is there a style of jewellery she favours? Could she really do with some pampering time?
Flowers and chocolates will always have their place. But to make this Valentine's Day extra-special, check out our guide to the best gifts for 2021, all chosen to reflect different interests and styles. And, yes, budgets - while there are some luxury presents here, you'll also find fabulous personal gifts that won't hurt your wallet.
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1. Gold Initial Pendant – £135, Missoma
Jewellery is a classic Valentine's gift for her, but unless she's dropped some hints, it's not always easy to choose a piece that suits her style. Missoma is as close as it comes to foolproof. Not every woman will love their jewellery, but we reckon many will - particularly this initial pendant necklace, which is utterly chic and also has that personal touch that elevates a Valentine's present.
2. Heart Keyring in Scarlet Silk Lizard – £40, Aspinal of London
This heart-shaped keyring has the two attributes of a perfect Valentine's gift: it's both practical and extremely pretty. What's more, it's from luxe brand Aspinal of London, so you get extra style points, and for an extra £15, you can have it monogrammed.
3. Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil – £32, Ren
Bath oil has something of a reputation as a last-minute, panic-bought Valentine's gift - but you can in fact make it special. The key is to choose a high-end brand, an indulgent fragrance and gorgeous packaging that'll look good in the bathroom - this Ren bath oil ticks all the boxes, with 1,000 rose petals used to create each bottle.
4. Spacemasks – £15 for 5, Cult Beauty
A pampering Valentine's gift doesn't have to cost the earth. These scented Spacemasks gently heat the eye area, for a truly blissful experience that's ideal for de-stressing.
5. Gift Voucher – From £10, Sweaty Betty
Does your partner love to get active, whether with online Pilates or a daily run? Rather than trying to choose some kit for her (potentially a fraught endeavour), get her a voucher for Sweaty Betty. Their designs are ultra-chic and easy to wear, and cover all different kinds of sports and activities.
6. Cotton Pyjama Set – £30, Their Nibs
When it comes to nightwear, Their Nibs is the cool cult brand to know about, marrying traditional pyjama silhouettes with stand-out prints. We particularly love this Mardi Gras design, which is perfect for lounging in style.
7. Faux Fur Throw – £95, John Lewis
There's something undeniably sexy about a faux fur throw, like this John Lewis design. It'll look incredible draped over a bed or sofa for a snuggly night in.
8. Knicker Club Subscription – From £9 Per Month, Stripe & Stare
Put a 2021 spin on the whole Valentine's lingerie cliche by getting her a knicker subscription from Instagram's favourite underwear brand, Stripe & Stare. She'll get a new pair of their beautifully soft knickers through the letterbox every month, for a gift that lasts beyond Valentine's Day.
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9. Bestseller Brownie Box – From £14.50, Bad Brownie
Chocolates are another Valentine's Day classic just crying out for a reinterpretation - we say, get her a selection box of Bad Brownie's amazingly gooey bakes. Their bestseller box includes salted caramel, triple chocolate and Ferrero Rocher, and they also have vegan versions.
10. Sparkling Heart Collier Necklace – £115, Pandora
If your partner likes sparkle, chances are she'll appreciate this pretty Pandora necklace, and the heart shape is very Valentine's Day-appropriate.
11. Bright Ideas Collection LED Text Bulb – £60, Not On the High Street
We love Valentine's gifts that are romantic without being overly schmaltzy. This gorgeous lamp perfectly fits the bill - it's a lovely sentiment, and chic to boot. If she already has an impressive lamp collection, you can buy the bulb alone for £19.01.
12. A4 Foil Map Print – From £22, Etsy
Want to mark some relationship milestones this Valentine's Day? This stylish personalised wall print allows you to highlight key locations, such as where you met and where you got engaged.
13. Electronic Diffuser – £65, The White Company
An electronic diffuser may not sound like the sexiest of Valentine's gifts for her, but trust us, if she loves home fragrance, this is a real game changer. Just don't forget to buy a couple of fragrance oils to go with it, so she can try it out straight away.
14. Limited Edition Baies Candle – £56, Diptyque
Diptyque's iconic Baies candle is a glamorous gift for a fan of home fragrance. The fact that this is a limited edition makes it particularly special for Valentine's Day.
15. Women's Personalised Embroidered Floral Satin Robe With Pockets – From £21.99, Hitched Shop
This silky floral robe is glorious enough as it is, but add her embroidered name or initials and you have a truly special Valentine's gift to treasure forever. It's available in different floral patterns and colourways.
16. Personalised Playlist – Free
Working to a tight Valentine's Day budget? Back in the day you would have made her a mixtape - now you can make her a personalised playlist using your preferred streaming service. Whether you put together songs that make you think of her, 'your' songs or just tracks you think she'll love, it's a thoughtful and romantic gift that's unique to her.
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17. Instax Mini 11 – £69.99, Very
Does your partner love taking pictures? Help her do it in super-cute, retro style with this instant camera. It's the perfect size for talking along on a romantic walk for some keepsake prints.
18. Apricot Meadow Leather Notebook – £34.99, Papier
Stationery addicts love nothing more than a new notebook - and this Papier notebook is very lovely indeed, with an on-trend design, delicate colour and upcycled leather cover. You can have it personalised with her initials.
19. The Jo Dried Flowers – £42, Bloom & Wild
Flowers are a Valentine's Day given - but for something that will last, why not try a dried flower bouquet? They're all over the smartest Insta grids, and will look just as beautiful as the fresh versions.
20. Duck Feet Frame – From £39, Graham & Green
A printed photo of the two of you is a classic Valentine's gift - you just need a lovely frame for it. This duck feet photo frame is cool and quirky, and is available in portrait and landscape.
21. Copper Edition Velvetiser – £99.95, Hotel Chocolat
Does the woman in your life love hot chocolate? She can take her drink of choice to the next level with Hotel Chocolat's Velvetiser, which creates the perfect cup of dreamy hot choc at the press of a button.
22. Large Heart Shaped Roaster – £12.50, Marks & Spencer
Does your partner love to cook? Kitchen accessories could be the way to go, and this heart-shaped roaster is very Valentine's-appropriate. For extra romance, find a recipe you'll cook for her on Valentine's Day using this very roasting pan, print it out and give it to her as part of the gift.
23. Rapunzel Devil's Ivy – £15, Patch Plants
A plant is a great alternative to a Valentine's Day bouquet because it'll last. While 'devil's ivy' doesn't exactly scream romance, this pretty plant has heart-shaped leaves, making it right for the time of year. What's more, it needs minimal care, and is apparently very hard for even seasoned plant murderers to kill off.
24. Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug – £10, Anthropologie
Choosing a monogrammed Valentine's gift instantly makes it feel more personal. We love these initialled Anthropologie mugs, which have a beautiful pattern and are a good size. There are other homewares in the Bistro range, so if your partner falls in love with the look, you'll have even more potential gift ideas for the rest of the year!
25. Personalised Phone Case – £12.49, Etsy
Simple and chic, this personalised phone case would make for a useful Valentine's gift on a budget. It comes in different designs, but we think the heart is most fitting.
26. Lamp with a Bamboo Handle – £49.99, Zara Home
This lamp may seem a rather random Valentine's gift, but trust us, it's a must for any homewares-lover. Not only is it eminently Instagram-able, the fact that it runs off a battery means it can be used anywhere in the house and there are no ugly wires. Delightful.
27. Moon Print – From £36, That Very Night
Raise the bar for romantic Valentine's gifts with this personalised print, which depicts the moon as it looked at a particular place and time - we're thinking your first date or when you moved in together. You can also add a personalised message.
28. Dimpled Heart Bowl – From £16.99, The Trouvailles
We love this pretty heart-shaped bowl, and it would make a charming Valentine's gift if she loves interiors. It's also available in a larger size.
29. Personalised Star Sign Cushion – £27.95, Not On the High Street
Is your partner into astrology? A star sign cushion would be a thoughtful Valentine's gift if so - just make sure you double-check you have the right sign!
30. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Icons Gift Set – £97, Selfridges
Charlotte Tilbury is beloved by many makeup obsessives, so if you know your partner loves her products, treat her to this gift set for Valentine's Day. It's on the spendier side, but you do get four excellent products worth £142 in total.
31. Lace Trim Satin Soft Bra – £27, & Other Stories
Think your partner would appreciate some stylish new lingerie? & Other Stories has some great options, like this satin bra, which look and feel glorious. Matching briefs are also available for a complete set.
32. 9ct White Gold Diamond Half Eternity Ring – £650, Beaverbrooks
An eternity ring is a romantic choice for your first Valentine's Day as newlyweds. This white-gold sparkler is beautifully designed, and at the sub-£1,000 mark, is rather good value.
33. Melomania 1 Wireless Earphones – £79.95, Cambridge Audio
These wireless earphones may not be the prettiest items on our Valentine's gift list, but they may well be the most-appreciated. They've garnered excellent editorial reviews since their release, beating designs twice or three times the price for sound quality. If your partner loves listening to music and podcasts when she's out and about (or just doing something boring at home), these are ideal.
34. Restaurant Voucher – Price Varies
Dining out may not be on the cards for Valentine's Day 2021, but you can give her the promise of a future night on the town with a restaurant vouchers - Google to see which are offering gift cards in your area.
35. Large Glass Jewellery Box – £25.99, Hitched Shop
This glass jewellery box will look beautiful on her dressing table or bedside table, and you can have it personalised to make it extra-romantic for Valentine's Day.
36. Love Pendant – £225, Tiffany & Co
When it comes to Valentine's jewellery, you can't really go wrong with a piece from Tiffany – and this love necklace is particularly apt. It features the handwriting of fashion legend Paloma Picasso.
37. Love Bracelet – £1,550, Cartier
Cartier's classic Love bracelets are among the most covetable Valentine's Day jewellery gifts. They also start at around £4,000. Luckily, the brand has brought out this pared-back version - it's utterly gorgeous and still has that luxe feel, but at a different price point.
38. Paws Extreme Grip Natural Rubber Yoga Mat – £68, Yogi Bare
The right equipment can make all the difference to a workout, so if your partner's into mat-based fitness like yoga or Pilates, treat her to this excellent Yogi Bare mat. Not only is it created from planet-kind natural rubber, it also gives great grip. It's even in a Valentine's-appropriate colour!
39. 14k Gold Vermeil Opal & White Topaz Crescent Moon Pendant – £125, Carrie Elizabeth
Do you, as the phrase goes, love your partner to the moon and back? This stunning crescent moon necklace is a chic way to show it this Valentine's Day. This is a piece that would look gorgeous on its own, or pair beautifully with her other necklaces if she's into layering.
40. 12 Mini Love Letters – £12.50, Not On the High Street
This love letter set is one of those low-cost, high-impact Valentine's gifts. You get 70 characters per letter to let her know all the things you love about her - as there are 12, she can open one every month until next Valentine's Day, when you'll have to come up with an equally romantic gift. Good luck.
41. Love Actually Print – From £10.95, Etsy
Is Love Actually one of your partner's favourite films? Get her this wall print for Valentine's Day - it features Hugh Grant's famous quote from the movie about love and airport arrival gates.
42. Chloé Marcie Mini Leather Shoulder Bag – £930, Mytheresa
Decided to go down the designer bag route this Valentine's Day? We definitely recommend you check out Chloé - particularly this adorable mini shoulder bag. It manages that trick of being both totally current and utterly timeless.
43. Leather Diamond Braided Crossbody Bag – £120, & Other Stories
If the price point of designer bags makes your wallet hurt, you can get some ultra-chic designs for less on the high street. Just take this & Other Stories bag, which has a lovely shape and an on-trend padded finish.
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44. Drunk Elephant Hair & Body Littles Kit – £41, Cult Beauty
Buying beauty products for someone else isn't easy - unless, of course, you pick one of the most-wanted brands, such as Drunk Elephant. This cute kit contains seven minis of their coveted products, and is a thoughtful Valentine's present for anyone who loves luxe beauty.
45. 10 LED Paper Heart Battery Fairy Lights – £23, Etsy
Treat your loved one to some romantic lighting with these pretty fairy lights. As they're battery-operated, they can go anywhere in the home.
46. Set of Four Vintage Embossed Wine Glasses – £29.95, Not On the High Street
Special wine glasses are one of those mood-enhancing treats no one ever thinks to buy for themselves. These vintage-inspired glasses would be ideal for a romantic night in - and because they're dishwasher safe, there's no worrying about passion-killing washing up!
47. Women's Personalised Geo Tribal Print Makeup Bag – From £11.99, Hitched Shop
We love the print on this makeup bag - it feels fresh and current. You can have the other side personalised with her name or initials.
48. Personalised Pink Roses 4 Mug Teapot – From £60.95, Emma Bridgewater
If your partner's partial to a cuppa, this teapot would be such a thoughtful Valentine's gift. They come in all different patterns, but we think the roses here are especially appropriate. For an extra fee, you can have it personalised with a message or her name at the side or base.
49. Bialetti Venus Stovetop Coffee Maker – From £40, John Lewis
Of course, we're not excluding the coffee-lovers from our Valentine's edit. Much as we adore the original Bialetti stovetop coffee maker, we've fallen for the sexy lines of the Venus, which produces the same great coffee while looking magnificently sultry. Make sure you pair it with a bag of high-quality beans (or ground coffee if she doesn't have a grinder) - we suggest you try Monmouth Coffee Company.
50. Valentine's Day Balloon Decoration Kit – £9.99, Ginger Ray
As a Valentine's surprise, decorate the room of your choice using this special kit. You get 25 balloons, tassels and heart-shaped confetti - everything you need to make the space romantic.
51. Beauty Box Subscription – £13.75 Per Month for 6 Months, Look Fantastic
If your partner is into beauty products, a Look Fantastic subscription is a very thoughtful Valentine's Day gift. Every month, she'll get 6 products to try from leading brands - choose from 1,3,6 and 12-months subscriptions.
As an extra gift, why not plan a postponed Valentine's Day getaway for later in the year? We've found the UK's most romantic hotels - be quick, they're booking up fast for 2021!