Getting the right gift for your wife can be anxiety-producing no matter how long you’ve been together. After 18 years of birthdays and holidays, you might be all out of ideas, or maybe you’re stumped about what to buy a new mom after she got everything she wanted on her registry. And anyone who’s shopped for a wife knows that if you do good once (like at Christmas), she’ll expect that same level of thought once it comes time for her to unwrap her next gift. So, with Valentine’s Day a few days away, you might be feeling the heat. If you’re unsure of what to get your best gal, don’t panic: Below, we’ve put together a list of 67 gifts for practically every type of wife. The selection includes stuff recommended by cool people like actress Julia Fox and comedian Bevy Smith along with other things we love ourselves — none of which, we should add, will disappoint. Most of the things on this list are available on Amazon, but we’ve found some of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. While much of the stuff (at the time of publication) will ship and arrive in time for the big day, there are a few things that might show up a bit late; we’ve noted them and how late they may arrive, because we’re of the mindset that the right gift is one worth waiting for.
For the wife who has (literally) been pulling her hair out in quarantine
For the wife who loves a dramatic eye
For the wife who’s a sneakerhead
For the picture-taking wife who’s tired of using her iPhone
For the wife with stories to tell
We first heard about this refillable leather notebook from the poet Tracy K. Smith, who says she always has one with her: “I write things down in meetings, or I pull it out when I get an idea for what would one day become a poem.” All the notebook’s inserts are individually bound, making them easy to remove — and to file away for posterity — when she’s ready to fill up a new one with another of her stories.
For the wife who always has a pen on her
For the wife who lives in leggings
For the wife who’s a T-shirt-and-jeans kind of gal
For the clog-curious wife
This less-expensive dupe of the cult-y Swedish Hasbeens clogs would be perfect for someone who’s interested in the trend but doesn’t want to go all in just yet.
[Editor’s note: These may arrive as late as February 17.]
For the wife who has a whole puzzle setup
A double-sided puzzle that will keep her occupied at her favorite table for a bit longer th