Sweet Gifts for Your Sweetheart: Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Whether you’re shopping for your special someone, your gal pals, or simply for number one—read: you, yes, you—gift shopping for V-Day can feel a little stressful. To make finding the perfect present as easy as falling in love, we rounded up our picks of great Valentine’s Day gifts. Sure flowers and candy are great…but who doesn’t love amazing beauty products?!
When You Want to Splurge
Stuck in the doghouse and need to pull out all the stops? Before calling in a favor to Cupid consider picking up one of these luxurious—and oh-so-splurge-worthy gifts—for your gal!
Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift – The latest and greatest from the sonic cleansing innovators over at Clarisonic is the brand new Smart Profile Uplift. This unique hand-held device targets some of the leading signs of skin aging—including the loss of firmness! What’s more, it’s way better than gifting her with a one-time-only trip to the spa, since this amazing 2-in-1 Cleansing and Micro-Firming Face Massage Device basically lets her enjoy a spa-like facial massage each and every night—no tipping necessary! Want to make the gift extra-special? Clarisonic offers engraving!
Learn more about the new Smart Profile Uplift ($349 MSRP) and pre-order your brush on clarisonic.com! (Note: The brushes are expected in-stock February 15th but you can still print out a photo of her soon-to-come device and place it in a card on V-Day!)
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Black Opium Floral Shock – Want her to think of you even when you’re not around? Gift her with a deliciously intoxicating fragrance like this new spin on the iconic scent from YSL. Blending the best of Black Opium (a sensual coffee and vanilla aroma) with new floral notes of gardenia and orange blossom, this is bound to be her new signature scent! What’s more, you can engrave the perfume with a special message just for her!
Black Opium Floral Shock, 3.0 oz., $115 MSRP yslbeautyus.com
When You Want to Save (But Look Like You Splurged)
Big love, small budget? No worries. With gift sets you can make it look like you’ve been saving up without having to make too big of a dent in your wallet. Some of our favorite gift sets are available at The Body Shop, like this British Rose Manicure Set. With an suggested price of $36, this adorable mini mani set is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Complete with clippers, a file, a buffer, and the British Rose-scented Hand Cream, this just may be the gift you’ve been after!
When You Want to be Creative
Leave the real roses in the garden this Valentine’s day and instead create a beauty bouquet full of rose-inspired products. Lancôme makes it easy thanks to its new line of rose-inspired beauty products ranging from powders to lipsticks to blushers. The star of this new collection is easily the La Rôse Blush Pouder. The highlighting luminous powder is housed in a 1950s French-inspired Bijou box where the powder is evenly dispersed among rose petals. Talk about elegant!
Check out all of the new rose-inspired makeup at lancome-usa.com.
When You Want To Get Personal
Make this year’s Valentine’s Day gift a personalized experience and bring your loved one into a participating Kiehl’s location. Why, you ask? Available at select Kiehl’s stores nationwide, Apothecary Preparations allows you to create a customized skin care serum that fits the specific needs of its user. Learn more about this bespoke skin care experience here!
When You Need Something for That Special Man in Your Life
Let’s hear it for the boys! Need a gift for that special gent in your life? Look no further than Baxter of California, one of our favorite brands for men’s grooming products. Check out the Skin Upgrade Kit complete with everything he needs to upgrade his current skin care routine. This kit comes with a clay mask, an under-eye complex, an AHA-formulated night cream, and a hydrating lip balm—all for under $100 MSRP!
When You Have No Clue Where to Start
New relationship? Gift-giving anxiety? Get a gift card! Whether you choose to pick up a gift card for her favorite brand or for the beauty mecca that is Sephora, gift cards let the special person in your life pick out something that their heart truly desires. Plus, show us a girl who doesn’t love going on a little shopping spree for herself?!