Gift Guide: Presents for Both Valentine's Day & Galentine's Day
No matter your current relationship status this Valentine's Day, there's no question that the holiday serves as a reminder to appreciate your loved ones and say "I love you." Couples celebrate their romance and brides-to-be can take part in the popular "Galentine's Day" phenomenon, which is an excellent opportunity to give a little extra love to your favorite girls – or even bridesmaids!
From cute ring holders to simple, sweet cards and lacy lingerie to love-letter-themed cuff links, there is truly something for everyone on your Valentine's Day gift list. If you don't have a sweetheart, treat yourself with one of these presents or send a little something to your sister, mother, or best friend. Whether you choose to gift chocolates, jewelry, or other items that can be used year-round, be sure to include a valentine that expresses your sentiments towards those who enrich your life.
For those recently engaged or even those married for a while, a beautiful heart-shaped ring dish is the gift that keeps on giving. For times when you need to remove your ring, make sure your sparkler stays safe – and away from drains, garbage disposals, and more – on an adorable display piece that looks just as lovely on its own. "Posy Court" Heart Dish, $20 by Kate Spade New York; nordstrom.com
Elevate a simple Valentine's Day card with a design featuring in-vogue tassels and an adorable heart shape – ideal for a sentimental love letter to your beloved or a sweet note to your best friend, mother, or future flower girl. "Tassel Heart Card", $7 by White Lilac Inc.; whitelilacinc.com
No matter how hard one may try, it's difficult to pull away from a cell phone. If it's always going to be on the dinner table or out while you're enjoying wine and cheese with friends, at least make sure your case is cute! These clear cases denoting roles in the wedding are perfect for a Valentine's Day gift for your favorite women. "Blushing Bouquet" iPhone 6S case, $36/each from BHLDN; bhldn.com
Lacy lingerie is one of those go-to Valentine's Day gifts that will never go out of style, and this red number is both sexy, sweet, and perfect for the honeymoon. "Seraphina" bra ($300) and matching tie side bottom ($165), both by Agent Provocateur; agentprovacateur.com
This heart-shaped crystal home accessory is the perfect piece for your coffee table, desk, or entertainment stand – and it also helps those in need. For each piece sold, 10% of the sale will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. "Music Is Love Red Heart, Limited Edition," $1,800 by Lalique; gearys.com
If you're planning on giving your beloved a dozen roses, accompany the blooms with a candle featuring a fresh-cut rose scent that will last even longer. Made in Los Angeles, these all-natural soy wax candles are hand-poured into a 10 oz. glass tumbler with a cotton wick. The best part? They're vegan, phthalate-free, and dye-free – plus, they burn for 50+ hours. "Rose" candle, $14 by Amor y Flor; amoryflor.com
Available in both red and black, this slim leather card holder featuring a heart motif is a wonderful addition to your handbag or clutch. Consider gifting these to your bridesmaids long after the holiday as well! "Heart Leather Card Case," $95 by Marc Jacobs; nordstrom.com
For those looking for a beautiful, sparkling ring holder that shimmers almost as much as the engagement ring itself, this heart-shaped crystal piece is a must! "Crystal Heart Ring Holder," $65 by Waterford Crystal; gearys.com
Ideal for holding jewelry, candles, perfume, and more, this pinewood tray with a blush-hued mirror base is a lovely gift for bridesmaids and can serve as a container for the wedding party's jewelry in the bridal suite before the wedding! "Blush Glass Catch-All Tray," $20 by Urban Outfitters; urbanoutfitters.com
Perfect for those young at heart or even new parents, this playful silverplated tray is etched with peace signs, hearts, flowers, and phrases like "je t'aime" to display keepsakes in style. "Graffiti Tray," $265 by Christofle; gearys.com
From petite to full-figured women, these comfortable lingerie pieces are designed to embrace and enhance the body. Red styles are popular for Valentine's Day and have been worn by celebrities such as Nicki Minaj. "Estelle" bra and bikini in Merlot, "Lucie" underwire bra and bikini in pink, and "Charlotte" bra and high-waisted brief in red, $15-48 by Parfait; parfaitlingerie.com
Disney lovers will adore one of the latest series by photographer Gray Malin, who is known for his aerial shots. Inspired by Minnie Mouse and Hollywood's famous red carpet, this stylish print is perfect for those couples who had a Disneyland proposal or a Hollywood glam-themed wedding. "The Leading Lady" print, starting at $299 by Gray Malin x Minnie Mouse; graymalin.com/red-carpet
Give yourself an at-home spa treatment for Valentine's Day with the help of vegan products that are good for your skin. The nourishing sugar scrub features a juicy, aromatic scent and is infused with blue agave, organic goji berry and pomegranate extracts, and other antioxidants to help repair and protect skin from free radicals. "Passionfruit Agave Vegan Nourishing Sugar Scrub," $50 by SpaRitual; sparitual.com
Sometimes simple gifts are the best gifts, and a beautiful pink-hued candle with a lovely scent inspired by many brides' favorite wedding flower – the peony – will fill a powder room, bedroom, or office with a sweet aroma that will always remind her of the big day. "Powder Room Duchess Peony Candle," $60 by LAFCO New York; shopbop.com
If you and your groom have yet to marry – or he wears cuff links on a regular basis – consider gifting him with these adorable and unique pieces. Made of sterling silver, a hidden letter engraved with "I love you" slides out of the envelope so he'll always have your heart on his sleeve. "Love Letter" cuff links, $125 by Great Falls Metalworks; bhldn.com
A beautiful addition to the newlyweds' console or dressing table, this blush glass tray with gold foil detailing is a wonderful way to store keys, jewelry, or coins in a perfectly pink hue for the season of love. "Kaleidoscope Foil Tray," $27 by White Lilac Inc.; whitelilacinc.com
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