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. The big four are roses (preferably red ones), yummy chocolate, prestige perfume, and sparkling jewelry. The untraditional part is that you can now buy them all online. Select four to give — one from each category — and you're likely to ensure a memorable evening.

Traditional gifts rate high because, year to year, women's desire to be loved and desired doesn't change. 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 women's 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. A multitude of Valentine's day cards will earn a multitude of kisses.

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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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    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 or milk — and whether she likes filled or solid pieces best. Pick 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 such as blue topaz or amethyst 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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    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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    Jewelry with hearts say "I love you." Choose from a variety of metals and a range of prices in heart-shaped earrings and pendants.

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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 like what is sold at Victoria's Secret. So keep in mind Valentine's gifts are for women... not for you! 

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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. Valuable 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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    Not ready to get serious or become engaged this Valentine's Day? Bestow a promise ring on your love instead. It says you're ready to take the next (small) step in your relationship.

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    How about a really fine pair of earbuds for her this Valentine's? Not only can she block out mansplainers with these custom bluetooth beauties in white and rose gold, they're also waterproof and sweatproof. And the sound! The distortion-free HD sound provides a deep bass and unmatched range. They feature 144 custom fit options  and the controls are inches from her ears.