As we noted in our mega gift guide for every kind 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 Valentine’s Day 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 with a vinyl collection
For the woman who likes chocolate
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 hates watching her bouquets wilt
Cut flowers die eventually, but this Bonsai jade will probably outlive you both.
For the woman who hydrates her plants with a water glass
For the woman who worships the moon
It’s always a full moon with this bas-relief moon lamp.
For the woman who loves 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 likes to keep loved ones close to her heart
A less-expensive-than-it-looks locket that you can fill with a photo of you, her mom, or a photo of her dog.
For the woman with smudged-up eyeglasses
For the woman who’s already thinking about 2020
Here’s one to add to the list.
For the woman who’s always losing her sunglasses
Cheap sunglasses she won’t be sad to lose in the back of the cab that are much more Instagram-friendly than the stuff from the drugstore.
For the woman with crummy water pressure
For the woman who’s fickle about wall art
A simple pair of magnetic wooden bars that can make a scribble on a napkin look like a piece of art, and makes changing the décor in her home quick and easy.
For the woman who wants blush-colored lips
For the woman who’s moved on from 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 can’t get enough RBG
For the woman who likes slightly savory candies
The pinnacle of gourmet sweets for sophisticated palates.
For the woman with a sweet tooth
For the woman who just landed a new job
Nothing makes someone feel important like a notepad with their name on it, especially at this price.
For the woman you just moved in with
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
For the woman who just started illustrating
These brush-tip markers magically turn into watercolors when you get them wet.
For the woman who needs caffeine
For the woman who’s going to cook you dinner
For the woman you’re cooking dinner for
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’s game for anything
A fun(ny) way to try new things.
For the Maira Kalman superfan
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 Russian Doll together on your flight to Vieques.
For the woman who needs a grown-up backpack
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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