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35 Valentine’s Day Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of Woman

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Surprise: Not all women like the same things. A heart-shaped box of chocolates, a dozen roses, and a nice pair of earrings are Valentine’s Day standbys, but wouldn’t you want some bonus points for being extra-creative and showing how well you really know her? To spark some ideas, we’ve found gifts for several dozen specific female archetypes that are sure to bring joy to the woman in your life (and earn you some kudos). Plus, all the items below are on Amazon, which means they’ll get here fast and you won’t be accused of forgetting. (And check out our guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Man.)

For the woman who likes a luxe shower

It’s peak dry-skin season; we promise this rose-scented scrub will be much-appreciated.

For the woman who watches skin-care tutorials on Instagram

She’ll be excited to add this gua sha stone — which is used for facial massage and de-puffing — to her routine.

For the woman who likes her dog more than most people

A gift for her but also for her furry best friend, making it a solid twofer.

For the woman whose feet are always cold

A foolproof choice (from a brand that makes some of the best slippers) that comes in lots of colors and sizes.

For the woman whose whole body is always cold

You can’t go wrong with a fuzzy blanket in which she can wrap herself.

For the woman who wears her heart … on her sock

She may not be able to throw her annual Valentine’s Day party this year, but she’ll still appreciate these festive socks.

For the woman who has a varied cocktail repertoire

Give her the bitters that one beverage director calls a “staple” — with their slightly fruity flavor, Peychaud’s bitters are perfect for Sazeracs.

For the woman who loves to experiment

She can learn to make chocolate spaghetti and lemon foam with this kit that’s basically just one giant science experiment.

For the woman who loves breakfast for dinner

Raise the bar with this high-end waffle-maker that will save her lots of cleanup time in the future.

For the woman who hates watching her bouquets wilt

This DIY miniature bonsai kit comes with soil disks, biodegradable growing pots, seeds for four different kinds of bonsai trees, and a guide that will help her get everything set up.

For the woman who prefers her plants “self-sufficient”

She’ll never have to worry about forgetting to water this artificial monstera (which looks just like the real deal).

For the woman who DIYs everything

These very on-the-nose heart-shaped pincushions will surely come in handy during her next big project.

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 you think she might prefer 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 her dog.

For the woman who likes to capture every moment

Slip in a photo of the two of you and call it a day.

For the woman who’s always losing her sunglasses

A nod to Valentine’s Day — and inexpensive enough that it won’t be a tragedy if she leaves them in an Uber.

For the woman with a poster collection

If all of her posters are still in their tubes, give her these clip-on magnetic frames that will make it easy to hang her collection (and they’re simple enough that they’ll go with plenty of home decor styles).

For the woman with a Sky Ting TV subscription

If she starts her day with a vinyasa flow, she’ll appreciate this yoga mat from fitness-instructor-beloved brand Manduka.

For the woman who loves to lounge

For the woman who loves a good-smelling home

An aesthetically pleasing diffuser that will last longer than a candle.

For the woman who’s a status-candle aficionado

For the woman who shops at Dimes Market

Does she already love BjornQorn and Weleda Skin Food? Then she’ll love this earthy face and body oil.

For the woman looking forward to hosting cocktail hour

These M.C. Escher–esque coasters will (rather handsomely) protect her wood surfaces.

For the woman who’s into no-makeup makeup

If she’s into makeup but hates looking made-up, then she’ll love this creamy lip and cheek tint that’s small enough to toss in a tote.

For the woman with parched skin

She’ll appreciate this African shea butter, which is a favorite of Princess Nokia. “African shea butter is a great moisturizing agent that a lot of Caribbean and Black people use. It’s something I grew up with in Harlem,” she told us when we asked about the things she can’t live without.

For the woman who’s moved on from LaCroix

For the woman who needs a watch

A sophisticated design that works with nearly every woman’s style.

For the woman who prefers a more classic watch

But perhaps she’d like something a bit more borrowed-from-the-boys.

For the woman who prefers to keep it digital

Keep a busy woman organized with an Apple Watch that allows her to check email, texts, weather, meetings, and more — all on just her wrist. (Reviewers agree it’s one of the best smart watches.)

For the woman who needs a little help waking up


More gentle than a shrieking alarm, this clock taps into the fact that our bodies naturally rise with the sun by imitating the effect of increasing sunlight.

For the woman who needs some help falling asleep

According to sleep experts, a tracker like this one from Withings/Nokia will help her figure out which habits may be leading to a lack of shut-eye — whether it’s too much coffee or too much screen time — by giving feedback about how well she sleeps each night.

For the woman you just moved in with

New shared apartment, new pair of supersoft Eberjey pajamas.

For the woman who just got into watercolors

These brush-tip markers magically turn into watercolors when you get them wet.

For the woman who could use a kettle upgrade

An electric kettle in very deep Valentine’s Day red. Good whether she’s into coffee or tea.

For the woman who likes to be organized

A tartan bag for her toiletries, or the loose contents of her tote bag.

For the woman who misses hotel robes

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If a not-so-insignificant part of why she’s looking forward to traveling again has to do with lounging in a hotel robe, give her this extra plush number from Hanro, which is a favorite of the founder of Sky Ting.

For the woman who wants to make matcha lattes at home

According to Chef Justin Iso, Kyoto-based Ippodo is a great starter tin for those getting into matcha, thanks to its flavor which is “balanced with just a touch of bitterness and medium body.”

For the woman who subscribes to every streaming service

She doesn’t just have the basic Netflix and Hulu subscriptions; she has YouTube TV and FuboTV too. To complement her binge-watching habits, surprise her with this tin of three popcorn flavors that is almost as good as movie-theater popcorn.

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38 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Woman