Best Valentine's gifts for her that she'll actually love

The best Valentine's gifts for her to make her fall in love with you all over again

Best Valentine's gifts for her 2023 - a collage of the love-themed items featured in our guide
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The best Valentine's gifts for her are thoughtful, meaningful, and at least a little bit romantic. Here's our pick of the best Valentine Day gifts for your wife or girlfriend.

The best Valentine's gifts for her are, above all, personal. Things that suit her particular tastes and style. Some women love big romantic gestures - like delivering red roses to her office, whisking her away for the weekend, or lavishing her with an indulgent Valentine's hamper (opens in new tab) - while other women prefer meaningful tokens of love that will last, like personalised jewellery or keepsake items.

'Finding the perfect Valentine's gift for her is a minefield,' says Goodto's family editor, Stephanie Lowe. 'What delights one woman might make another cringe. Pay close attention to the gifts she buys for her friends, and go for something similar. If she's a jokey present-buyer, she'll appreciate a Valentine's gift that makes her laugh. But if she's more likely to send flowers or wine to her friends, those gestures are sure to mean a lot to her. And, of course, you can always ask her what sort of gifts she loves. That's one question we all like being asked!'

If you’d rather treat your Valentine this year to something you can both enjoy, take a look at our Valentine's dine-in deals round-up. And if you’re looking for something for everyone in the family, check out our Valentine's gifts for kids (opens in new tab) and Valentine's gifts for him (opens in new tab). And don't forget your gal pals - treat them to something from our pick of the best Galentine's Day gifts (opens in new tab)

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What makes the best Valentine's Day gift for your girlfriend is the thought that you put into it. The best Valentine's gift for her isn't necessarily expensive or extravagant. It's thoughtful.

Red roses - a traditional gift for your girlfriend on Valentine's Day - are a classic choice. But a simple bunch of flowers can make a very special gift. Especially if you take the time to find out what her favourite flowers are. 

Jewellery - anything heart-themed is a good choice - and champagne are both popular Valentine's gifts for girlfriends. 'If you're choosing jewellery pay close attention to the kind of pieces she usually wears,' adds our Consumer Editor, Heidi Scrimgeour. 'If she doesn't wear gold, avoid it. And if you're not planning to pop the question any time soon don't even think about a ring or things could get awkward. Stick to a statement necklace or a beautiful pair of earrings.'

To make sure you get the best Valentine's gift for her, think about what she loves doing, how she chooses to spend her free time, and the sort of gifts she chooses for the special people in her life - take inspiration from that. 

And if you're still drawing a blank, treat her to something fancy to drink, something delicious to eat, or something beautiful to wear. Better still, go for all three!

Best Valentine's gifts for her at-a-glance

In a hurry? Here's a quick run down of our top 5 best Valentine's gift for her:

  • Best Valentine's gift overall: Unconditional Love bouquet, £80 | Moonpig (opens in new tab)
  • Best Valentine's gift for her under £10: Jumbo Heart Mug, £5, Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab) 
  • Best jewellery Valentine's gift for her: Freehand Heart Ring, £40 | Pandora (opens in new tab)
  • Best boozy Valentine's gift for her: Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut Champagne Lipstick Gift Box, £60 | Moonpig (opens in new tab)

Best Valentine's gifts for her 2023

Don't stress. Whichever camp you fall into - planning the perfect Valentine's gift for your girlfriend or hoping to wow your wife with a thoughtful Valentine's gift she'll love - we've rounded up the very best Valentine's gifts for her for 2023. Stick with something from our list of the best Valentine's gifts and her, and you can't go wrong.

The Personalised Love Heart Journal from Not On The High Street

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1. Personalised Love Heart Journal

The best Valentine's gifts for her aren't necessarily the most expensive. This little journal isn't going to break the bank - but it will certainly leave a mark on her heart. (Ahhh.) If you're a serious romantic you could fill in the pages to create a personalised gift book that your beloved will want to read again and again - or leave all 48 pages blank for her to journal in however she likes. You can also customise it with your names and text on the front cover and add a gift box to make it extra fancy.


The Lips Valentine Balloon Bundle from Moonpig, one of the best Valentine's gifts for her for 2023

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2. Lips Valentine's Balloon Bundle

Roses are hard to beat when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts but some women feel cut flowers are a waste of money - especially when they're blooming pricy for one day of the year. Get around that with this brilliant set of four love-themed helium balloons! They're sure to put a smile on her face and she'll be left in no doubt about your feelings for her.


An image of the 100 Dates Scratch off Poster from Prezzybox

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3. 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster

If you're still getting to know each other and aren't ready for big gestures like sending flowers or giving her jewellery, the best Valentine's Day gift for her is definitely one that focuses on fun. This 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster is packed with dating inspo to help you create some magical memories together! Simply scratch the silver panels off to select one of 100 different ideas for your next date. From taking a dance class to getting a couples' massage, this is practically guaranteed to inject some fun into your relationship.

'The poster is delivered in joyful packaging that will help keep the gift a secret as the box is a similar shape to a Toblerone but it's guaranteed to last longer than any chocolate,' says our Senior Celebrity Writer Selina Maycock, who reviewed this for Goodto. 'You might have done some of the activities before so if you're keen to try something completely new, you could always take a trip down memory lane and scratch off the events you've done in the past together and write the date underneath using your photo memories from social media.'

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Jumbo Heart Mug from Marks and Spencer

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4. Jumbo Heart Mug

If she is more of a big night-in girl than a bar hopper, treat her to this gorgeous mug from M&S. As well as the classic love heart print, the rave reviews convinced us to include this in our roundup. 'Bought as a gift for my husband,' wrote one happy customer. 'Holds more tea than a normal mug!' That's us sold.


Raspberry Champagne Truffles in a heart0shaped box from Love Cocoa

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5. Raspberry Champagne Truffles

If she's a serious chocolate lover, this is hands-down one of the best Valentine's presents for her that we've come across. It's a beautifully packaged box of six scrumptious luxury truffles handmade in the UK. Tucked inside the white chocolate shell is delicious fresh cream ganache infused with Marc de Champagne and tangy raspberry puree. Drooool.


The Love is Love Large Jar Candle from Yankee Candle, one of this year's best Valentine's gifts for her

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6. Love is Love Original Jar Candle 

Who doesn't love a fancy candle? This is the best Valentine's Day gift for her if she is a homebody who loves a bit of self-care. A candle might seem a bit sedate but we love anything that encourages us to relax and savour a moment of well-earned self-care. Better still, you could volunteer to cook dinner or put the kids to bed while she puts her feet up and relaxes by candlelight.

This is Yankee Candle's fruity Love is Love candle and it's a lovely uplifting blend of warm woody scents. The fragrance is inspired by love lighting the way and it has a hint of strawberries alongside honeysuckle and rose.


A woman of colour wearing the Pandora Freehand Heart Ring, one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for her

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7. Pandora Freehand Heart Ring

Who doesn't love the sight of a distinctive Pandora gift box on Valentine's Day? Hand-finished in 14k rose gold plating, this sweet but stylish metal blend ring features the freehand heart, a symbol of perfectly imperfect love. It stacks alongside other rings for a contemporary look - or treat her to more than one!


The Heart Locket from The Diamond Store, one of the best Valentine's gifts for her

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8. Vintage Heart Locket

If you're a pair of star-crossed lovers, this stunning locket is the perfect love gift for your Valentine - and can even hold a photo of you inside! It's less loaded with romantic meaning than a ring but will leave her in no doubt as to the fact that she has captured your heart. It's handcrafted with sterling silver and features a sparkling, sustainable lab-grown diamond (yes, it's a real diamond) in the centre plus white topaz gems on the chain. 


Tarquin's Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin

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9.Tarquin's Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin

This bottle of gin is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for her if she's a fan of the famous tipple. It's a gift that says 'let's have some fun' but lets her know that you've been taking note of her likes and favourite things. It's distilled with rare pink lemons, juicy pink grapefruit, and fiery pink peppercorns in flame-fired copper pot stills on the Cornish Coast. Juicy and exotic.


Personalised Malteser Heart Red Drizzle Tree

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10. Personalised Malteser Heart Red Drizzle Tree

If gin doesn't float her boat, stick to the classic Valentine's Day option and go for chocolate - definitely the best Valentine's gift for her if she has a sweet tooth. But not just any chocolate - a Malteser tree is surely the way to her heart. Drizzled with red Belgian chocolate and shaped like a heart, this edible chocolate tree can be personalised via the glass holder which she can reuse once she has scoffed the chocolate. It's available in two different sizes (25cm or 35cm) and comes wrapped in cellophane and adorned with a red velvet ribbon.


Super Epic Love Quest personalised books by Wonderbly, one of the best Valentine's gifts for her 2022

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11. Super Epic Love Quest Personalised Book

If traditional gifts like flowers, chocolates, booze and jewellery don't feel quite right, we've found the perfect Valentine's Day gift for her.

Wonderbly has been making award-winning personalised books since 2013 and Your Super Epic Love Quest is a brand new personalised book starring the most iconic couple in history… the two of you! Each scene took hundreds of hours to create and you can personalise the illustrated characters to resemble you and the recipient. Throughout the book you'll appear as iconic lovers - from Shakespearean suitors to Regency romantics, and 1920s hedonists to Disco scenesters -  who battle against the odds to keep your love alive.


The Valentines Collection by Kocktail

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12. The Classic Cocktail Collection By Kocktail

If you can't be together in person on the day of love, a letterbox delivery is the best Valentine's gift for her.

Treat your date to all the ingredients for the perfect night in with this fabulous set of world-class cocktails. Featuring drinks designed by cocktail curator Neil Donachie, who was senior barman at the Savoy Hotel's Beaufort Bar when it was crowned the best hotel bar in the world. Included is everything you need to make three delicious versions of classic cocktails: Espresso Martini, Cherry Cola Old Fashioned, and Chocolate Negroni.

We asked Senior Celebrity Writer Selena Maycock to review this for Goodto. 'The box is letterbox sized so it's the perfect pressie to let a long-distance lover know that you're thinking of them.' she says. 'Or if you're spending the evening together, it's the effortless way to rustle up a cocktail with all the garnishings for a night in to remember. The beautiful garnish seems too gorgeous to eat, so when your drink is done, you could dry them out and use them to decorate and upcycle the glass Kocktail bottle.'


This Works 'Great In Bed' Set

13. This Works 'Great In Bed' Set

Speaking of relaxing, this is the best Valentine's gift for her if she's recently had a baby or is in the thick of night feeds and nappy changes. While 'Great In Bed' might conjure up images of a different kind of Valentine's gift, this is basically the gift of sweet, sweet sleep - it's a luxurious pamper kit from This Works’ award-winning Deep Sleep collection. Displayed in a keepsake box, the set includes shower gel, body cream and bedding mist, each infused with the soothing fragrance of lavender, chamomile and vetiver to promote deep, restful sleep.


Personalised Love Heart Necklace & Keyring Set

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14. Personalised Love Heart Necklace & Keyring Set

Some couples don't do pressies on Valentine's Day. Maybe you save buying gifts for birthdays or Christmas, or just prefer to put your cash towards more practical things. If that's you, this bespoke keyring and heart necklace is the perfect practical Valentine's gift to remind her what she means to you - without spending money on something you don't need.

You can also personalise the heart with her initial and add a short message to the keyring. 'My missing piece' and 'You complete me' are two of our fave ideas. Then give her the necklace and keep the keyring so that when you're together, the items complete each other.


A gift card for the Love Is In The Air Two Trees Kit from Treedom, one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for her

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15. Treedom 'Love Is In The Air' Two Trees Kit

From packaging and flowers to cards and decorations, Valentine's Day creates lots of waste. But we've found the perfect sustainable Valentine’s gift. When you buy this kit, two trees will be planted together and then geolocated and photographed for you. Each tree has its own diary - an online page where you can discover the trees' special features and follow the story of the Treedom project. This is one Valentine's gift that will literally last a lifetime.


Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne Lipstick Gift

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16. Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut Champagne Lipstick Gift

Just when you thought a bottle of bubbly couldn't get more exciting. The Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV Champagne Lipstick Gift Pack is a luxurious Valentine's gift for her. A world-renowned classic, this full-bodied Champagne boasts fresh pear and apple aromas, notes of almond and hazelnut, and an unmistakably zesty citrus finish. It's perfectly presented in a glamorous lipstick container that the lucky lady in your life can keep long after the final sip.


Glamoriser

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17. Glamoriser Volume Boost Multi-Waver & Curler

If you've been coupled up forever, it can be tricky to find the right gift for her for Valentine's Day. We've got the answer - a beauty gadget.

The Glamoriser Volume Boost Multi-Waver & Curler is the perfect V-Day to treat for a leading lady who deserves some time to pamper herself. Designed so you can create everything from festival-ready mermaid waves to super-deep high-glamour waves, it has five intelligent variable heat settings and comes with an eco-felt storage bag and heat mat. It's also infused with Volume Boost Conditioners with plant-based keratin and macadamia to boost volume and help protect hair from heat damage. Best of all, it's on sale at this price until 20th February! It comes beautifully packaged too so it's the perfect pampering gift.

Senior Celebrity Writer Selina Maycock put this to the test for Goodto. 'If you want a trip down memory lane then this volume boost multi-waver and curler will do just that as it gives 90's vibes of crimping but with a 21st-century twist.' she says. 'The curls/ waves can be made as big or as small as you’d like with the adjustable roller that makes the plate sit higher or lower for the wave. It will give you pure mermaid locks and is super quick to achieve. But unlike the auto curler, the plates are more exposed for styling so you might need to take extra care with your fingers and ear lobes, especially if switching from using one to the other as it’s easy to forget which tool you’re holding as they are of similar glamorous design.'


The Prosecco and Dried Flowers Bouquet hamper from Hampers.com

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18. Valentine's Prosecco and Dried Flowers Bouquet

If red roses are a bit much for your Mrs, go for this elegant bouquet of dried flowers instead. As well as being bang-on-trend, dried flowers are more sustainable and last so much longer than fresh blooms. And that means your beloved can continue to enjoy your gift for many months to come. The dried flower bouquet comes packaged in a large gift box with a bottle of bubbly included. Play your cards right, and she might even invite you to enjoy a glass of La Tenuta Sconta DOC Prosecco with her on Valentine's Day.

Mum of three Johanna Parker reviewed this for Goodto. 'What a lovely surprise to come home to after work,' she says. It's elegantly packaged in a box that I'll reuse as a memory box and the bouquet is exquisite - dainty and delicate, and I love that it will last for ages. The Prosecco is extra dry and not too sweet, which is exactly how I like it. This would make a lovely, thoughtful gift for a busy mum who deserves to feel a bit special not just on Valentine's Day but all year round.'


A Floral Print Pink Long Tie Waist Robe Dressing Gown from Oliver Bonas, one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for her

19. Floral Print Pink Long Tie Waist Robe Dressing Gown

Nightwear and lingerie are tricky territories when you're searching for the Valentine's Day gifts for her. Steer well clear of anything tacky, tasteless, or flame-retardant. Instead, choose luxe fabrics and sophisticated pieces that she'll be as comfortable wearing when she's rustling the kids' Cocoa Pops in the kitchen as she will be when it's time for an early night for two.

This Floral Print Pink Long Tie Waist Robe Dressing Gown is just the ticket. It features soft-touch fabric with a botanical floral print with three-quarter length sleeves, matching piping, and a tie waist. And - our fave feature - pockets! If you want to spoil her, you can add the matching pyjamas (opens in new tab) too.


The new Valentines Personalised Mini Heart Necklace By Merci Maman, one of the best Valentine's gifts for her 2022

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20. Merci Maman Valentine's Personalised Mini Heart Necklace

A personalised piece of jewellery strikes the perfect note for a thoughtful Valentine's day gift. For the perfect jewellery gift that she is sure to treasure, we love this delicate heart necklace. It's a new design from Merci Maman - a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, who famously wore one of their personalised necklaces (opens in new tab) in 2014 to celebrate the birth of Prince George.

There are ten pieces in the new Valentine's collection (prices start from £39) and each piece can be engraved with special dates, names, or initials to represent those you love. We particularly like this delicate heart necklace, which you can have hand-engraved with both of your initials intertwined. (We hope Prince William is reading...)

We also adore the Personalised Boho heart necklace which mum of three Johanna Parker reviewed for us. 'This is hands down my new favourite necklace,' she says. 'It's so pretty and delicate and yet not insubstantial - everyone notices it, even on Zoom calls, and it's a real talking point as the five hearts are engraved with the initials of our little family of five. I cherish it!'


A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on a clear day - a potential destination for a Red Letter Days break for two

21. Two Night Break For Two

Whisk her away and make precious memories on a two-night romantic getaway together. This voucher covers your choice of a selection of classic and unique two-night stays for two people. A cooked or continental breakfast is included on both mornings at some locations – check at the time of booking. There are hundreds of locations and a selection of lovely venues across the UK and Europe to choose from. Possible venues for your break include everything from character-rich manor houses and chic boutique hideaways serene Scottish Highland settings and coastal breaks in Cornwall.


Laurent-Perrier Rose, flutes, and ice bucket gift set

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22. Laithwaites Laurent-Perrier Gift Set

If you're thinking of popping the question, Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to make the ultimate romantic gesture. And that's an occasion that definitely calls for some classy fizz.

If you're planning to get down on one knee, this is one of the best Valentine's Day gifts for her that you'll find. Mark the moment she says yes with a bottle of one of the most famous fine pink Champagnes. This premium bottle of bubbly is presented in an elegant gift box together with two champagne flutes and a Laurent-Perrier ice bucket - so you can recreate the moment together for years to come. Keep the bottle and pop a single red rose in it every Valentine's Day to celebrate the anniversary of your engagement on the most romantic day of the year.


The Unconditional Love Bouquet from Moonpig, one of this year's best Valentine's gifts for her

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23. The Unconditional Love Bouquet

You literally can't go wrong with flowers and perfume - easily the best Valentine's gift for her that money can buy. And if money's no object - or you really want to make a splash - this gorgeous bouquet should do the trick. It's an extravagant medley of classy reds and playful purples including bright and cheery roses, pink veronica, and lilac clematis complemented by eucalyptus cinerea foliage – the epitome of elegance. 


The Love Hearts Matchbox

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24. 'Love Hearts' Matchbox

Available in gold or silver, this classy Matchbox Jewellery gift box contains their best-selling huggie heart drop earrings and a pair of mini LIA open heart studs. The perfect V-Day gift if you want to show someone just how much you love them.


The photo globe with hearts from CEWE

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25. Personalised 'Hearts' Photo Globe

Good news if writing out declarations of love isn't really your vibe. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this photo globe with hearts will do exactly that! Instead of snow, your chosen photo of the two of you is showered with sparkling red glitter hearts. She'll be the envy of her colleagues with this in pride of place on her desk.


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Heidi Scrimgeour
Consumer Editor

As a parenting specialist, Heidi has written for Prima Baby, Gurgle and Practical Parenting and was baby gear editor of Mother & Baby magazine for six years, looking after regular consumer features for the shopping pages as well as specialist consumer content such as buying guides and gift guides.