Janvi Thanki

5 Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Your go-to guide to sweep her off her feet – without a chocolate or teddy bear in sight.



“What should I gift her this Valentine’s?” is a question that haunts most men come February. The web offers thousands of options, from fashion and beauty to decor, so it can be hard to find the perfect gift for the perfect woman in your life. Here are five gift ideas that will make her heart flutter and save your wallet from going down the gutter.

1. FOR THE DOMESTIC GODDESS

Whether she is a kitchen queen, plant lover or a candle hoarder, we’ve got your back. With veganism becoming ever more popular, a vegan cookbook will keep her inspired while ensuring you get a yummy platter every day. A scented candle or hand-carved planter will complete the domestic bliss.

Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables

aed 54.40 Amazon

Adia Planter

aed 238.74 The Citizenry

Limited Edition Gift Set of Centifolia and Damascena Candles

aed 320 Diptyque

2. FOR THE STATIONERY BUFF

Did you know words can be gifted too? A word of compliment or a poem of love can go long way. Alas, not everyone has the talent of Shakespeare. Fret not, you can express your admiration by slipping a compliment note under her pillow or tucking one into her handbag for a later discovery. Go the extra mile by sliding a love poem between the pages of a notebook with a bouquet of flowers and you’re golden.

Valentine’s Compliment Slips

aed 26 Paper Chase

A5 Beautiful Thing Lined Notebook

aed 31 Paper Chase

Love Notes

aed 50.45 Anthropologie

3. FOR THE QUEEN OF BLING

There’s no time better than Valentine’s to pop the question or even just proclaim your love. Tell her how much she means to you with a ruby red ring, delicate long necklace or simple silver cuff that will go with everything.

Sterling silver droplets necklace with Swarovski

aed 160 Accessories London

One Ring Small Red Rhodium Plating

aed 285 Swarovski

Classic Small Cuff

aed 229 Daniel Wellington

4. FOR THE FASHIONISTA

Planning a classic candle-lit dinner? Surprise her by gifting a dreamy gown, or a new-season wristlet. If you want to impress her with your knowledge of the beauty world, a full-face makeup kit will not disappoint.

Scallop Lace Top Pleated Maxi Dress

aed 239.10 Asos

Date Night with Mr. Right

aed 163 Benefits Cosmetics

Midnight Navy Signature Canvas Small Wristlet

aed 425 Coach

5. FOR THE WELLNESS JUNKIE

If you’re searching for a fragrance that smells like love, a Thousand Wishes gift set from Bath and Body Works is your answer. Let notes of sparkling crystal peonies and almond crème drench your romantic evenings as she dances the night away. Feeling peachy? Soak up with your loved one in a luxurious bath with bath bombs from or a strawberry-infused bath gift set from The Body Shop.

Box Gift Set

aed 210 A Thousand Wishes

Gift Medium Strawberry For Women

aed 249 The Body Shop

Love Boat

aed 39 Lush

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