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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Receiving Gifts

Classic Gifts to Make Your Partner Feel Cared For

From flowers and chocolates to jewelry and lingerie, thoughtful takes on traditional Valentine's Day presents.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’re looking to Gary Chapman’s New York Times bestselling The Five Love Languages as a guide for gifting. According to Chapman’s widely adopted theory, we all express and experience love in different ways, and when our loved ones speak our love language—through words, touch, service or gifts—we feel adored and understood. So, this Valentine’s Day, our gift to you is a female founder guide for using the love languages to give better, more meaningful gifts.

“Don’t mistake this love language for materialism,” says Chapman. “The receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift.” What that means: put in the effort to find something that speaks to your loved ones’ likes–whether it’s artisanal chocolates delivered to his or her desk or a beautiful upgrade to their bar cart. Below, 11 presents that spark joy and show love.

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original rise thong bouquet by hanky panky

01. Original Rise Thong Rose Bouquet

Say ‘I love you’ with a lingerie bouquet

Hanky Panky
Hanky Panky, $150

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sweet nothing bracelet by catbird welding annex

02. Sweet Nothing Bracelet

The forever (and affordable) welded testament of love

Catbird NYC, $94

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assortment of truffle chocolate by ritual chocolate

03. Truffle Box

Sweet and chic chocolates

Ritual Chocolate
Ritual Chocolate, $22
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leather strap watch by skagen

04. Signature Leather Strap Watch

Buy for him, steal back later

Nordstrom, $165

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white juliet vessell by anna karlin

05. Juliet Vessel #5

An artful vessel for vinegar or vodka––or simply decoration

Anna Karlin
Moda Operandi, $110

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the sill succulent mini trio in mint

06. Succulent Mini Trio

The gift of green

The Sill
The Sill, $86

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original art piece by sarah woods

07. Original Art

A beautiful addition to any gallery wall

Sarah Woods
Studio 1850, £155.00
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red and magenta silk crepe de chine slip dress by araks

08. Slip Dress

Slip into something more silky

Matches Fashion, $257

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silver thin gabriela bangle by agmes

09. Gabriela Bangle

Cuff love

Barneys, $490

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seasonal signature flowers by fox fodder farm flowers

010. Seasonal Signature Flowers

When in doubt, a beautiful bouquet

Fox Fodder Farm
Fox Fodder Farm, $155
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sex at dawn book by Cacilda Jetha and christopher ryan

011. Sex At Dawn

How we mate, why we stray, and what it means for modern relationships

Cacilda Jetha
Books A Million, $17

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