Top Valentine Gifts for Women

What Valentine or romantic gifts will please the woman in your life? Whether you're just dating, engaged, married or in the throes of a passionate romance, the gifts that invariably provoke the most delight are traditional ones: Roses, chocolate, perfume, and jewelry. The untraditional part is that you can now buy them all online. Select three to give — one from each category — and you're likely to hit the romance trifecta, ensuring a memorable evening.

That's because, year to year, women's desire to be loved and desired hardly changes. She may be a mom, an athlete, a scholar, a professional (or all of the above), yet on Valentine's Day, she wants to feel like a woman and be adored. Along with the womens Valentine's Day gifts that you select, be sure to include at least one card that expresses how you feel for her now and every day of the year.

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    If you want to say on Valentine's Day, "I love you," nothing expresses that sentiment better than beautiful red roses. And here's a secret no florist will share: A single rose is as romantic as a bountiful bouquet. To be certain your message comes across clearly, include a love letter that says how much she means to you.

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    A Classic Perfume

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    The sense of smell can be a powerful aphrodisiac. If you don't know what her signature fragrance is, ask her one evening. Don't have an answer? You can't go wrong with one of these tried and true seductive scents. And if you can't afford the undiluted "juice," bath and beauty products made with one of these scents will delight as well.

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    Who wouldn't appreciate a heart-shaped or golden box filled with sweets? To show how much you care, know her preference for chocolate -- dark, milk, or white -- and whether she likes filled or solid pieces best. Pick out a selection designed to melt her heart.
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    Small and sparkly, earrings with stones can dazzle. If your budget can't afford diamond earrings, select a pair with pearls or semi-precious stones to dress up her ears. Before you buy, know whether her ears are pierced or not and choose the appropriate back.
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    Jewelry with hearts say "I love you." Choose from a variety of metals and a range of prices.
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    A Valentine's day gift selection of pretty things for her to wear to bed — and leave in a satisfied pile afterwards. Do be sensitive to body issues, however: Some women simply don't feel comfortable wearing scanty and revealing garments. So keep in mind these Valentine's gifts are for women... not for you!

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    Diamond Heart Jewelry

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    If you want to melt a heart, there's nothing like bestowing a jeweled one that is mounted with a diamond... or two... or more. Diamond jewelry sparkles in the light, reminding the wearer of the person who gave it to her each time it scintillates.
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    Bestow a promise ring on your love this Valentine's Day, and it says you're ready to take the next (small) step in your relationship.
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    Sometimes the best gifts are the ones the recipient can choose for him or herself. It may not seem romantic at the time, but a gift card motivates a loved one to indulge -- and that's always a good thing! Choose a style and denomination here. And if she doesn't have a Nordstrom nearby, she can use the card to buy a gift for herself online.
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    The iPod does everything an iPhone does, without having to change your phone plan. Depending on how much memory you choose (2 to 128 gigabyte sizes are available in three different models), the user can stash between thousands of songs, watch movies and play games on the retina display, and download his or her favorite apps. Too pricey? Consider gifting an iPod nano or an even cheaper Shuffle.