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
Protect their hands with a pair of powder-pink cut-resistant gloves.
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
If they don’t see the point of cut flowers
Give them a flowering plant instead.
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
Send them a case of their favorite seltzer.
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
This rose-gold rolling suitcase will stand out from all the others, should they be forced to check it.
If they value hydration
Show your love with a status water bottle in neon pink.
Inside and out
Soothe their skin with the essence of wild roses.
If the cat is their first love
Give the cat some bling.
If the dog is their first love
Give the dog a new bed.
If they keep a daily diary
Encourage their habit with a leather-bound upgrade.
If they complain about the streetlight outside your apartment
This luxurious silk sleep mask will help them fall asleep.
If they’re serious about sustainability
Show them you are too with a cheerful reusable bag.
If you’re trying to set a mood
Impress them with your knowledge of trendy candles.
If all their other bags are black
A bright-pink leather pouch from Everlane will add some punch to their closet.
If their hair has a mind of its own
Help them detangle it, pain-free.
If they run cold
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
Outfit their cubicle with this electric kettle.
If they do the dishes more than you
Show your thanks with this apple-shaped hand cream.
If they cook more than you
Le Creuset is the most romantic way of showing your appreciation.
If all of their underwear is gray or white
Give them the best men’s underwear in a spicier color.
If you’re surprising them with a trip
Tuck the tickets in a stylish duffel bag.
If they’re constantly on their feet
These comfortable and oddly stylish surgeon clogs will change their life.
If their apartment has no seating
A splurge-worthy pink velvet couch that will immediately upgrade their décor.
If the two of you always eat dinner on the couch
Move away from them TV and serve a romantic dinner on this mid-century-ish table.
If the rain really gets them down
Their feet must be protected.
If they fantasize about sailing in Maine
Help them cosplay with a boat and tote.
If they just want to look like they sail
Get them this on-sale and Strategist-editor-approved striped sailor shirt.
If they’re always late
Take away their excuse with a handsome new watch.
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