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33 Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Gifts They’ll Actually Want to Receive

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Everyone knows red and pink roses are a Valentine’s Day classic. But roses aren’t the only things that look great in those romantic colors. So if you’re looking to stray from the traditional bouquets this year, we found a bunch — 33, to be exact — of Strategist-favorite gift ideas in shades of red and pink that make, if not more romantic, at least more immediately useful gifts for your beloved valentine.

If they just got a new phone

A leather phone case in fire-engine red to light up your texts.

If they’re clumsy but love to cook

If they’re wellness-minded with a sweet tooth

Follow Tommy Chong’s lead and stock up on this pink kombucha.

If they prefer candy bars to boxes of chocolate

Make them smile with a hunk of Strategist-approved milk chocolate wrapped in cherry red.

If they live far away

An expert-recommended vibrator for the days when you’re apart.

If they don’t see the point of cut flowers

If they could use a little sparkle

Offer to paint their nails with this glittery pink polish.

If they could use a lot of sparkle

If they’re an aspiring tumbler

A tube of Navarro cheerleader–approved lipstick will help them get the look.

If they’re an avid flier

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This rose-gold rolling suitcase will stand out from all the others, should they be forced to check it.

If they value hydration

Inside and out

If the cat is their first love

If the dog is their first love

Kurgo Waterproof Dog Bed
From $52
From $52

Give the dog a new bed.

If they keep a daily diary

If they complain about the streetlight outside your apartment

If they’re serious about sustainability

If you’re trying to set a mood


Impress them with your knowledge of trendy candles.

If all their other bags are black

Everlane Foldover Pouch

A bright-pink leather pouch from Everlane will add some punch to their closet.

If their hair has a mind of its own

If they run cold

Ganni Ribbed Wool-Blend Scarf

Ganni’s cotton-candy-pink scarf (that’s also on sale) will wrap them in warmth.

If they keep tea bags in their work bag

If they do the dishes more than you