Buying your spouse a perfect gift can always feel a bit tricky — especially on Valentine’s Day with its added pressure for romance. You might want to make a statement on your first Valentine’s Day as newlyweds or feel like you’ve run out of fresh ideas after years together. Whatever the case may be, we’ve got you. We’ve put together a list of 78 gifts for almost any type of wife — each one recommended to us personally by people with excellent taste and expertise or tested by one of our staffers. From a satin pillowcase that’s a Strategist best-seller to cozy pajamas we love to snuggle up in and an expert-recommended vibrator for couples play, you’ll find most of our picks on Amazon. (With budgets in mind, we’ve listed the gifts by price.)
For the wife who wants loungewear but can’t stand sweatsuits
For the wife who has a whole sweatsuit collection
A cozy, heavyweight hoodie that packs light, travels well, and goes with just about anything.
For the wife whose hands are always dry
This Strategist favorite will nourish the driest of hands. It has made fans of celebrities and makeup artists alike, who swear by its thick, creamy texture and hydrating ingredients.
For the wife who values her beauty sleep
Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton says this pillowcase is like sleeping at a “luxurious hotel every night.” It’s a favorite of Strategist readers and topped our list of the best silk pillowcases. It’s an affordable alternative to pricier silk options and comes in a wide range of colors.
For the wife who eats lunch over her laptop
This electronics cleaning brush from Oxo Good Grips was one of the most-purchased things during Cyber Week — and for good reason. It’s good for getting into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies and can be tossed in a bag or drawer for easy storage.
For the wife who’s a bit of an insect lover
For the wife who doodles
For the wife who’s a stellar cook
We dubbed these sturdy sheet pans from Nordic Ware the best overall options for their affordable price point ($24 for 2) and sturdiness. Claire Saffitz, a baker and the author of Dessert Person, says that these can really take a beating, and endless rounds of baking don’t affect the quality at all.
For the wife who’s all about good vibes
Author Ottessa Moshfegh’s favorite incense is very affordable and, according to her, smells like “really fragrant dirt and herbs and some kind of resin.”
For the wife whose idea of jewelry organization is a Ziploc bag…
This three-tier structure is nice-looking and makes it easy to hang both long and short chains. One reviewer described it as “elegant,” noting that the gold doesn’t look tacky in person at all. It’s ideal for longer pieces, like a necklace, and will both display and organize her collection.
…And a dainty earring to go with it
Fresh from the cocoon.
For the (pet-owning) wife who’d rather cuddle with her fur baby
For the wife who is a crossword enthusiast
For the wife whose office chair is a dining-room chair
For the wife who just upgraded to AllTrails Pro
For the wife who’s getting into gardening
For the wife who needs her bedtime stories
This wearable book light, paired with noise-canceling headphones, makes the perfect gift for the wife who snuggles up with a page-turner while you snore.
For the White Claw–sipping wife
This super-slim, super-insulated koozie will fit her spiked seltzer of choice like a glove.
For the wife who counts Bob Ross as a personal hero
For the wife who analyzes her dreams
This journal — which prompts you to write a sentence (or two) about one happy moment each day for a five-year period — took the top spot in our wellness-journal roundup.
For the wife who’s always chilly
For the wife who’s stayed committed to Yoga With Adriene
She’ll be working her way toward crow pose in no time.
For the wife who likes to make out
For the wife who drinks coffee like a Gilmore girl
For the wife who lives in her leggings
For the wife who has a lot to do (and can never remember to do it)
For the frazzled wife, we recommend the Hobonichi Techo planner, which has made its rounds among Strategist staffers over the years. Strategist writer Dominique Pariso calls it the “if you know, you know” category of stationery, citing its size (perfect for chucking into bags!), sturdiness (deceptively durable!), and layout (light gridding with lots of space!).
For the wife who likes her drinks cold
Yetis are the gold standard of insulated tumblers and come in a bunch of different colors and sizes. This particular size is a favorite of Into It podcast host Sam Sanders, who says it’s big enough to fit two Modelos and is perfect for a nice little “sip and walk.” According to Sanders, it’s indestructible: “I swear it is made out of the same stuff as Wolverine’s claws.”
For the wife who’s an extremely light sleeper
This “homely” white-noise machine is a favorite of New York Magazine deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff, who said it was able to blur the sounds emanating from the apartment next door. Her sleep, she says, immediately became “sounder” and “deeper,” and three apartments later, it’s still a favorite.
For the wife who longs for the Amalfi Coast
While it won’t turn her kitchen into a balcony over the Tyrrhenian Sea, this moka pot that André Aciman swears by can make her morning espresso feel a bit more italiano.
For the wife who’s religious about bath time
Perfect for a bath maximalist, this caddy tray can hold her salts, scrubs, loofahs, and wineglass.
For the Peloton-obsessed wife
This mini-fan easily straps to her bike’s handlebars so she can keep cool while she rides.
For the wife who has been drinking Champagne out of a Mason jar
For the wife who has (literally) been pulling her hair out
For the wife embracing her natural curls
For the wife who still holds a grudge against Jake Gyllenhaal
Your Swifty wife can guess which songs on Midnights were written about him — including the exclusive bonus track only available on vinyl.
For the wife who’s commuting again
This sturdy bag is from a Strategist-favorite brand and roomy enough for a laptop and other essentials.
For the wife who makes all her own salad dressing
For the wife with a wine subscription
This decanter will look lovely perched on the dining table.
For the wife with a capsule wardrobe
For the wife who’s never missed a BeReal
For the wife that wants to beat jet lag
For the wife who sets a mood
For the wife who works from home
For the wife who’s a prolific hostess
Gift her this coffee-table book by fellow hostess Catherine “Deeda” Blair, which covers everything from menus to recipes to table settings.
For the wife who’s a plant mom…
This two-tier plant stand won’t take up lots of space but is roomy enough to hold her many green babies.
… And the wife who gave up on being a plant mom
Save her the heartache of a dead plant by buying her a (very convincing) faux.
For the wife who’s a frequent flier
For the wife who has been wearing the same bra since you got married
This Polish-made bra offers cleavage without padding and has a dainty underwire that helps with forward projection (read: lift).
For the wife who’s always turning up the heat
For the wife who’s an SLT enthusiast
For the wife who likes to sing in the shower
For the wife who keeps an eye on everything
A security camera that can help monitor her packages and stop home intruders.
For the wife who overplucked her brows
Contributor Maria Dueñas Jacobs, who told us she “over-plucked and mistreated her eyebrows in her younger days,” used this serum to achieve newly lush, thick, and silky soft brows.
For the wife who can’t wait for the next episode of The Last of Us
She can play the actual game in the meantime (or stop borrowing yours).