Valentine's Day

Below we’ll go through some of the items you can buy as a present for your loved one or for yourself this Valentine’s Day! We’ve got something for all kinds of women, trust us. 

What to get for the:

The lover of all things feminine 

Let’s start out with the girly girl and make our way through some of the more traditional Valentine’s Day presents. 

Jewelry! Marilyn Monroe said it best, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and we firmly stand behind that. Jewelry of all sorts are great presents as you can find pieces in all price ranges and something for everyone – earrings to necklaces, big to small, gold to silver. Dior and Chanel are especially popular and the best thing about jewelry is that it’s something you can keep forever! Gifting jewelry is therefore a great idea, if you want to gift someone something memorable. 

Clothing wise, you can opt for a dress or skirt or you can pick out a great pair of heels. It all comes down to the person you’re buying for, but a good quality dress or heels could be the perfect gift for a girl who loves to dress up and make an effort. 

Another way to give your partner, friend or yourself something to keep forever is hair accessories. This is like jewelry for your hair, what’s not to like? You can opt for something minimal in some sort of metal, or you can go for fabric like a high-end scrunchie or headband. No matter what, this will be well received if you’re dealing with a girly girl, who’s seen Gossip Girl or Sex & the City more than once.


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The woman not afraid to turn heads 

These are the gift ideas for the woman who loves print, colors and fun shapes and who’s not afraid to turn heads or be looked at twice on the street. 

A coat is such a nice gift – it’s functional as well as a statement. If you’re shopping for an adventurous woman, she might appreciate a coat with great details (think fur on the collar and sleeves) or in a fun color. Valentine’s Day is in February, so buying a coat in a collar she can’t take with her into spring could be a good idea. Beside a fun coat, a pair of great boots is also a great idea. The same thing goes – if you get the right pair, she’ll be able to style them with her entire wardrobe and wear them well into spring.

A great way to accessorize is with a scarf. They come in a ton of shapes, colors and prints so it’s an easy way to add a bit of fun to an outfit. They can also be worn in so many different ways! Around the handle of your bag, in your hair, around your neck, as a belt (if it’s big enough), the opportunities to show off your personality are endless with a scarf. 

If you’re on the market for something smaller but still as fun, a key chain is a great idea. Just like a coat and boots, they’re practical but are also a fun way to show your personality. Opt for something colorful or with a fun shape, and this present will be loved for a long time. 

The power woman 

These gifts are for the woman who has everything under control and loves to dress smart. She might love suits or two-pieces – a good quality blazer never goes out of style and is something you can dress up or down depending on the occasion. The same goes for a waistcoat. They’ve been extremely popular this last year and they’re a great way to look smart even if the rest of your outfit is more casual. 

Just like we mentioned in the beginning of this, jewelry is always a good gift idea. Minimalist jewelry goes with anything and adds a subtle touch of flair to any outfit. Another great accessory for the power woman is a belt. Working in an office, wearing smart trousers and chic blouses, a belt is such a clever way to add personality to an outfit as well as making any outfit look that much smarter. 

A great pair of mules or loafers is a great gift as well – they match the aesthetic and are totally work or school appropriate as well. 

To top up the outfit, you can go all out and look for a great Chanel bag. They never go out of style, and if you shop for a beige or black bag, they fit very well into the power women's minimalist wardrobe.

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The jock

If you’re shopping for a sporty girl, three good ideas are: A puffer jacket or vest, sneakers or a large bag. 

Seeing as Valentine’s Day is in mid February, a puffer jacket might be a tad warm and not something she’ll be able to wear for a long time so perhaps opt for a vest. It’ll keep her warm and make her look stylish all at the same time. 

Sneakers can be worn all year round! Sneakers can never go out of style and can definitely be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Jeans and a hoodie for a casual day or with a medi skirt and socks for a day in the sun. 

When it comes to bags, we believe a sporty girl will want her bag to be durable. All the bags from Prada’s nylon range are super durable and super chic might we add! Tote bags and bigger more functional bags are also a great match for a girl on the go.

Written by Alberte Gram
Alberte Gram is a fashion writer based in London.
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