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When shopping for a gift for your S.O., resist the urge to go the practical route. As nice as a new blender might be, that kind of functional gift is probably better suited for your dad, your mom, your brother—literally anyone other than your partner. A romantic gift, on the other hand, feels extra thoughtful and special because it can only come from you. But because romantic can turn cheesy real fast, we’ve rounded up a few ideas that your loved one will actually like. So if you’re shopping for your wife or girlfriend, put back the kitchen blender, and try one of these 35 romantic gifts for her instead.
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A pretty plant
Know what every romantic relationship needs? A love fern. Get one delivered straight to your S.O.’s doorstep in a cute little pot.
These conversation starter cards
Love Language: The Card Game
Good communication is the key to a fulfilling relationship, people! With five different categories in this card set, you’ll definitely discover new things about each other you didn’t know before.
This travel journal
Our Bucket List: A Creative and Inspirational Journal for Ideas and Adventures for Couples
The only thing more romantic than a dreamy vacation is making plans for your future together. This bucket list journal will not only help you plan out the timeline for your upcoming trips, but also hold you to it.
Some abstract wall art
Couple Digital Print
A piece of abstract art is the perfect addition to your bedroom or living room space. Made with only one continuous line, this drawing of two faces intertwined is romantic but in a subtle way.
This bottle of champagne
Champagne isn’t just a gift for anniversaries. A happy, healthy relationship is worth celebrating any day of the year, so give the gift of a bottle bubbly whenever the mood strikes. And when it comes in a glitzy gold bottle like this, you don’t even need to wrap it.
This massage oil
Renewing Rose Body Oil
Forget rose bouquets, a rose-scented massage and body oil is the real key to someone’s heart. This blend of coconut, rose, sandalwood, and neroli oils smells as warm and luxurious as it feels.
A scented wax diffuser
‘Baies/Berries’ Scented Oval
If you’ve maxed out on candle gifts, try a scented wax perfume diffuser instead. This oval is perfect for tucking away in dresser drawers or hanging in closets and leaves a light scent of romantic Bulgarian rose on clothing, linens, or whatever you want.
These chocolate bars
Chocolate & Wine Pairing Kit
Chocolate is always a good idea, but this pairing kit will go especially well with a bottle of wine on date night. Complete with four bars of chocolate (white, milk, dark, and a blend) to complement your wine of choice, this gift set takes a box of sweets to a whole new level.
This romantic room spray
Love Interior Aromatic
A major step up from your basic room stray, this luxurious hand-blended spritz has floral notes of neroli, ylang ylang, and jasmine mixed with spicy notes of vetiver and patchouli for the most romantic scent. It even contains rose quartz crystals for added ~love~ energy.
A bottle of bubble bath
Relaxation Bubble Bath
The gift of self care is the best gift any time of the year. And since baths are best enjoyed with a glass of vino, pair this relaxing bubble bath that looks like a bottle of wine with a real bottle of bubbly, and you’ve got yourself a winning combo.
This lotion massage bar
Hottie Massage Bar
Regular massage lotion is a great gift, yes, but this cool bar is a lotion and massager all in one. Your body warmth will melt the lotion as you apply pressure and work the bar into the skin—the perfect way to soothe sore muscles. Bonus: No wasteful packaging.
These hinged bud vases
Decorative Glass Flower Vase Metal Stand
An expensive flower arrangement is super nice, but c’mon—what’s more romantic than hand-picked flowers from the garden? These hinged bud vases are perfect for little flower blooms.
This pack of panties
Original Rise Thong
Lingerie for a romantic gift is too obvious of a choice (and let’s be honest, overrated). Get her what she really wants: A pack of nice quality lace underwear she’ll actually wear every day.
A champagne saber
There’s a reason all the romance movie scenes start with someone opening a bottle of champagne with a saber. It’s freaking awesome. Give this for a gift so you can try it for yourself and see if it’s as cool in person.
These cozy sheets
Classic Core Sheet Set
Nice bedsheets aren’t cheap, but they’re totally worth it. Anyone would appreciate the gift of luxe bed sheets, but if you’re giving them to your S.O., you get to enjoy them, too.
This pretty candle
Japonica Persimmon and Coral Candle
This copper-coated glass jar candle is a sweet-smelling scent for her space, a pretty accent piece, and perfect for setting a relaxing mood.
These fun matches
Spark Romance: 50 Ways to Deepen Your Connection
Now that you’ve found the perfect candle, pair it with this set of faux matches to round out your gift for your perfect match (awww). Each matchstick has a saying on the back with a fun date night idea or conversation starter so you two can always keep things interesting.
This flower arrangement
The Sweet Pea
Everyone loves fresh flowers and these pretty micro orchids will instantly liven up her living room. And unlike a bouquet of flowers, this arrangement will last a long time.
This body wash
Get It On Body Wash
This organic skincare brand has a range of five body washes with different scents to suit your mood, and evidently this one evokes the feeling of, ahem, getting it on, thanks to the sensual notes of sandalwood, cedar, and ginger.
This sleek suitcase
Give the gift of travel inspo with your S.O. with this pretty powder blue hard-shell suitcase.
These bath soak salts
The Sacred Ritual Lights Out Bath Salts
Does she love herself a bath? Help her relax at the end of the day with a salt and flower infusion that soothes skin.
These lip masks
Kocostar Rose Lip Mask Set
More self care, ’cause why not? Everyone wants smooth, hydrated lips, and these lil masks in a cute lip case will help with just that.
Hear me out. Cooking her a meal at home is very romantic, but nothing amps up the heat like a gold candelabra centerpiece and you know I’m right about that. This one will look perfect with your carefully planned tablescape.
This self-care box
Get her a care package that includes a chocolate pretzel bar, a candle, a soft pashmina, and a brightening face mask.
Morning Sun Slip
A slip in a pretty floral pattern is super sultry, but still practical enough for her to sleep in all night long.
this neon sign
Neon Light Small Lips
An easy-to-use plug-in neon light is a cheeky way to tell her how you feel.
This pretty robe
Plum Pretty Sugar Anthropologie Hibiscus Robe
She can wear this tassel-trimmed robe after she steps out of the shower or while she’s doing her makeup.
N°5 L’EAU Spray
She’ll love the way this iconic bottle looks in her bathroom, and she’ll definitely enjoy spritzing the luxe scent featuring rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang on herself every morning.
This cool AirBnb stay
AirStream in Temecula Wine Country
A trip away is about as romantic as it gets. Go back to basics with this wine country Airbnb in a converted vintage Airstream trailer!
These cheeky socks
Kiss Me Socks
A cute pair of socks will go over well, especially if they come with a smooch.
This personalized print
Personalized Home Print
Anyone would appreciate a customized print that includes the coordinates of the place you fell in love or the home you share.
This breakfast tray
Nottingham Acacia Breakfast Tray
Serve her favorite brunch foods on this tray to get major points—she can even use it later as a portable desk to work from the comfiest spot in the house.
This pretty care package
Williams Sonoma Wedding Gift Crate
You can’t go wrong with a pretty care package full of cool cooper champagne flutes, bath salts, and a book of recipes to try. Add a bottle of champagne and they’ll be super happy.
These travel pouches
4-piece travel bag set
She’ll love this colorful set of bags that’ll help her stay nice and neat on vacation, including drawstrings for laundry, shoes, and “finishing touches.”
This throw blanket
A cable-knit throw is a style statement for her living room and the perfect reason to get a little closer and warmer this winter.
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