Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or you hate. I know it’s a “commercial holiday” and you should spend 365 days a year showing love and appreciation for the special people in your life. But for me, Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday to show extra special love and appreciation. It doesn’t mean I don’t do this on other days, but to me there’s nothing wrong with an extra gift or two on February 14th! Because I love shopping for others, I put together this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and I hope you find this helpful!!
If you’re anything like me, finding gifts for others can take a while. It takes me forever to think of something that people love and also something that would be useful. Below you can find my top picks for gifts for that special someone in your life! I know that we all have different budgets, but I think there’s something for everyone, down from the frugal student (that’s me) to the ones who are balling out of control (hopefully that’s future me). Also this gift guide doesn’t have to be just for Valentine’s Day. The items I listed would be perfect for a birthday, anniversary, or a gift just because.
Gift Guide For Her:
1. Kate Spade Monogram Necklace
I don’t have this but my best friend does and I love it so much. This is a perfect everyday necklace that you can wear to class, at work, and in clinic (looking out for my fellow med students!). It’s pretty pricey but I think you get your money’s worth if you wear it as an everyday piece.
2. Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Rose Eau De Parfurm
I LOVE this perfume! I got a rollerball for Christmas and I am obsessed with this scent. I plan on getting a full size one day but for now I’m enjoying the roller ball. If you want to save $$$ then go for the rollerball (<$30) but if you want to splurge you can get a larger size for $90+
3. Kate Spade Notebook
I have one of these but in a different color. These are a great option as a gift. They come in so many prints, colors, and patterns and some have cute phrases on them. I’ll likely add one of these to my arsenal for my daily todo lists.
4. Fit Bit Charge 2 (SPLURGE!!!)
I have a Fit Bit Charge and I LOVE it. It’s not an apple watch, but it gets the job done. I love being able to measure my calories after a workout, track my steps, and the seamless integration with the FitBit app makes it even easier to use.
Gift Guide For Him:
1. Skagen Eric Leather Messenger Bag
A leather messenger bag can get a bit pricey depending on the brand. I mostly found them for $300+ but this one is <$200. It’s the perfect gift for that special someone who got a new job, or recently transitioned to the corporate world. I would definitely browse sales unless you got money to blow since the nicest leather bags can cost hundreds.
2. Silk Tie
I LOVE the Tie Bar. They have affordable but quality ties that appeal to all styles. From classic to eccentric, there’s really something for everyone. They also have gift boxes that allow you to mix and match ties and pocket sqaures. Those can get a bit pricey depending on what you pick to go inside the box, but I think a single tie is a great way to show someone you care without breaking the bank.
3. Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
If you follow me on instagram you’ll know that I have these in the wired version and I love them SO much. This gift is a major splurge because it’s so expensive. This is perfect for someone who travels often (the noise-cancelling drowns out the loud airplane engines) or someone who just got into grad school or medical school (noise cancelling is essential for intense study sessions).
4. NFL Beanie
By the time Valentine’s Day rolls around the NFL football season will be over. But this is definitely an affordable gift for any football lover in your life. Truthfully I want to get one for myself one of these for myself for next season.
I hope my Valentine’s Day gift guide is useful for you! Let me know what you plan on doing on Valentine’s Day in the comments below!