As we noted in our mega Gift Guide for Every Type of Mom, not all women like the same things. Some are into fuzzy, pink handcuffs. Others like three-pound gummy worms. So what we’ve attempted to do below is find gifts for several dozen specific female archetypes that we hope will at least spark some ideas. And the fact that these are all available on Amazon means they’ll get here fast. (And check out our guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Man.)
For the woman who likes chocolate
Chocolate: It’s a classic gift for a reason. But don’t be a bore and get her a box of Godiva. Instead, pick up a couple of bars from Marou, makers of the widely beloved single-origin, handmade chocolate from Vietnam. Plus, the wrappers are pretty.
For the woman who likes chocolate and cats
Katzenzungen means “cat tongues” in German, and not only are these chocolates delicious and bizarre, but they come in a lovely box that can double as a little keepsake holder.
For the woman who likes chocolate and bacon
Chocolate-covered bacon strips.
For the woman who likes chocolate and boobs
Chocolate, in the shape of boobs.
For the woman who doesn’t like chocolate
Get her a three-pound gummy worm instead!
For the woman who likes getting her feet rubbed
If she stands on her feet all day, or if she just deserves to be pampered, this is one of the best-reviewed (and heated) foot massagers on Amazon. If she’d rather more of a foot-spa situation, try this one.
For the woman who wears delicate earrings
For the woman who wears more-blingy earrings
If her tastes are a little more over-the-top.
For the woman who wears delicate necklaces
Another Melissa Joy Manning number, featuring a tiny, 14-karat-gold horseshoe.
For the woman who wears more-blingy necklaces
If her style is a little less subdued, she’ll like this chain-link collar necklace from Michael Kors.
For the woman who wears delicate bracelets
A single pearl adorns this 14-karat-gold, oval-hammered bracelet. Note that the white flame pearl is not set in place, and moves freely around the bangle.
For the woman who wears more-blingy bracelets
This Marc Jacobs cuff also comes in silver with a gold accent.
For the woman who likes her LaCroix
For the woman who needs a watch
A watch is always a nice gift — especially this minimalist one from Braun with an elegant mesh strap.
For the woman who loves RBG
She’ll get a real kick out of these socks, and they’ll match her pussy hat.
For the woman who likes exploring the city
If the two of you like to take meandering walks on Sunday mornings through neighborhoods you don’t know, this book will offer some suggestions: The writer William Helmreich walked every single block of New York City (6,000 miles) and wrote about it.
For the woman with a sweet tooth
For the woman you just started dating
For the woman you just moved in with
New life together, new pair of supersoft Eberjey pajamas.
For the woman who likes tiny things
Bring this to her on Valentine’s Day morning and say, “I made you breakfast!” Have a little chuckle about it, and then bring her the actual breakfast you made.
For the woman who’s allergic to flowers
Or you can go the Lego-rose route.
For the woman who’s a little fancy
For the woman who’s going to cook you dinner
She’ll appreciate this fancy utility knife from the prestigious Japanese knife line Masahiro. We found out about it because it’s chef Paras Shah’s favorite. He told us: “It’s been just about eight years since I’ve had this knife in my bag, and it’s been a good friend to me. The handle is wood and shows the years of use, and it just feels right in my hand.”
For the woman for whom you’ll be cooking dinner
If you plan on making her dinner, gifting her this romantic, intertwined candlestick from Menu (as well as some beeswax candles) is a nice way to kick off the evening.
For the woman who wants to learn how to watercolor
For the woman who just got into jadeite
For the woman who just got into splatterware
For the woman you’re about to go on vacation with
So the two of you can watch episodes of The Bachelor together on your flight to Paris.
For the woman who’s a little kinky
A box full of 50 “sexy” Truth or Dare questions.
For the woman who’s a little more kinky
For the woman who just got dumped
A cathartic coloring book featuring angry phrases like “You’re a prick” and “The clitoris. Google it.”
For the woman who just dumped you
Return the necklace to Tiffany’s, and leave a jar of these edible scorpions on her doorstep. Also a good joke gift for someone who thinks Valentine’s Day is stupid.
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