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40+ Best Valentines Gift Ideas for Your Wife

These simple and easy Valentines Day gifts for her are perfect for a girlfriend or wife. Women love these interesting and unique gifts! Covers everything from creative to funny, sexy and naughty.

Friend, do you have trouble knowing what to ask for on holidays? I certainly do.

For a change, I did know what I wanted for Christmas. I wanted a replica of the Joe Paterno statue that stood on the Penn State campus for many years. I sent Joe the link to the statue and told him that I would like to get it for Christmas.

And then, a couple of weeks later, I realized that we would be on our big Disney cruise just two weeks before Christmas and I was hoping to get some new charms for my Pandora bracelet. I was actually hoping for a new charm in each port as well as at Walt Disney World and on the ship, so I decided to make those new baubles my Christmas present and tell him to forgo the statue.

(Joe, if you're reading, I still want the statue, so hold that thought for my birthday.)

(Oh my gosh, I'm as bad as my 7-year-old who makes next year's Christmas list as soon as she finishes opening this year's gifts.)

Anyway, my statue is too pricey for our typical Valentine's Day gifts, so I wanted to give Joe some other suggestions as well. Those are what are below. 

If you're looking for Valentine gift ideas for your handsome husband, check out this list.

From here on, I'm going to be writing to your husband, so feel free to send him the link.

Valentines Gifts for Readers

Kindle – Of course I would suggest a Kindle. I was an e-reader hater for many years complaining about how they lose the tactile pleasure of reading, but then I won one at a conference and was an almost instant convert. I haven't been without a Kindle since about 2011. The thing I like best about Kindles is that you can get books for free from your public library (ask the librarian, but every library I've ever been to has offered this service through one of several different apps), and you can bring as many books with you as you want. I suggest Outlander below, and they are enormous volumes, well over 1,500 pages a piece. I have all 8 of them on my Kindle and never have to worry about hauling around the big thick books. I have the whole Bible on my Kindle and never have to worry about my bookmark falling out. They really are amazing. If you decide to get one, make sure you get one that has a light so that she can read in the dark. The basic model does not, so she would need a book light to go along with it.

The Antelope in the Living Room – If you've never heard of Melanie Shankle, you are in a for a real treat. Your wife is going to love this book, and if you're lucky, she will share it with you. Melanie Shankle is absolutely hilarious, and the audiobook (which I linked) is read by the author. This is a book about marriage and what it takes to live with someone. You can't go wrong getting your wife anything by this author, but this is one that you can truly enjoy together.

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story – Again, you can't go wrong with Ree Drummond. This book started as a series on her blog, and it morphed into a full print book. I was hooked on the series when she published it a little at a time and totally devoured the book version. Also read by the author who is witty and sentimental and absolutely wonderful. Your wife is going to love this romantic story about two kids from opposite backgrounds who meet and fall in love.

Outlander (the book) – If your wife is at all into romance stories and chick flicks, she is going to LOVE Outlander. It's a book about Claire, a World War 2 nurse who is happily married and accidentally travels back in time to the late 1700s where the world is treacherous and wild. She is forced to marry in order to protect herself from a villain. There is a wee bit of smut in the book, but the story is rich and detailed and smart. She will most likely have to look up a few words here and there because the author uses robust language all the way through. Do take a hint, though. If you decide to get Outlander for your wife this year, get her either the audiobook (32 hours!) or the Kindle book. The actual paper book is over 1,500 pages and really, who wants to lug that around? Bonus, there are 8 volumes in this series and there's also a tv show being made from it on Starz. I started reading these books in 2014 and have not put them down since. I'm currently on my second reading through the series.

Wearable Valentines Gifts

A pearl necklace – I have several pearl necklaces, and they never go out of style. I feel so pretty when I wear them. They are perfect with any outfit from a flannel shirt to a cocktail dress; every woman needs to have a pretty pearl necklace. If your wife doesn't have one, you should definitely consider these.

A couple of Alex and Ani bracelets – These bracelets are super trendy, but they will never go out of style because they're versatile and classic. The one I linked is the birthstone one (which I want in the July color, please), but there are literally hundreds of them on Amazon and in other stores. They stack really nicely, so go for more than one.

Handwriting jewelry – I bought a necklace from this Etsy seller for Christmas last year, and it turned out beautifully. I have friends who've also purchased or received pieces from this seller, and they are all flawless. If your wife is sentimental at all, go ahead and take a look at these gorgeous pieces. A piece from her mom, from you, or from one of the kids (or all of them) would be treasured forever.

Gorgeous lace-trimmed tunic – I'm thinking about ordering this for myself because I'm completely in love with it. It's a perfect length tunic for wearing over leggings (which I pretty much live in), and the lace trim is a very nice touch. When I was much larger, I had a lace trimmed t-shirt, and I wore it like every other day.

A cute hoodie – Most women I know get cold easily. I didn't before my weight loss, but I do now. For this reason, a sweater or pullover or hoodie is always a good idea. This one in particular is super cute (stripes and flowers!), and the price is great.

A beautiful cardigan – I like this cardi because it comes in 40 different colors and sizes all the way from small to 3X. I drapes nicely and has great reviews on Amazon. 

A vintage style dress – This dress is so pretty, and it comes in sizes all the way from small to 3X plus all different colors and patterns. I think it would be flattering on almost any women. And also, pockets! which every woman needs in her dresses. The reviews say to go up a size.

Stackable silicone wedding rings – I think these are amazing. First of all, they are super cheap, so if your wife has a tendency to lose her ring, they are perfect. Second, they are lightweight, stretchy, and very comfortable. They come in all different colors, so she can change them to match her outfits. I have been shrinking through ring sizes pretty quickly (5 ring sizes in 9 months), so I think these would be perfect for me, too, once I shrink out of the ring that's currently stuck on my finger. (I got it on at Walt Disney World but can't get it off.)

Valentines Gifts for Cat Lovers

Okay, I know that cats aren't everyone's cup of tea, but they are most definitely mine, and I know a lot of my readers love them, too. So here are a couple of fun gifts that I found that I (and they) would love to receive.

Cat Leggings – My dream come true. I ordered these as soon as I saw them. For those of you whose wives aren't cat lovers, there are lots of other patterns including one with elephants and some abstract ones.

Cat Necklace – I already told you how much I love pearls, and I really like this cat holding a pearl necklace. Any cat lover would love to get it as a gift. I also love this cat in the moon necklace.

Cat coffee mug – This mug made me laugh. Any other cat lover would laugh, too.

Cats doormat – I need this. Neeeeeeeeed. If your wife loves cats as much as I do, and she has a couple of them, I bet she needs it, too.

Cat scarf – I love scarves. I have tons and tons of them and wear a scarf all the time. Anyway, I really like this particular scarf because it is covered with cats but not in an obnoxious way.

Cat suncatcher – I think this is just gorgeous. What cat lover wouldn't want it in her window?

Techy Valentines Gifts

Amazon Echo – We have 3 Echos and love Alexa. We listen to music, ask questions, talk to each other in different rooms, control our tv and lights, get the weather report, and much, much more. It's super easy to set up and use, and any tech-loving woman is going to be completely enamored with it. These were just redesigned and rereleased in the fall. We got ours in September.

Fitbit Blaze Smart Watch – If your wife is like 90% of other Americans, she has resolved to lose weight this year. A new Fitbit would bring her closer to that goal, and this one is a real winner; it's the Fitbit that I have and love. I tap it about six hundred times a day. It tracks all different kinds of exercise automatically or you can stop and start them manually. It also has a stopwatch, GPS tracker, continuous heart rate monitor, and on-screen workouts and relaxation activities.

Wireless headphones – It is no secret that I love these headphones. I've written about them before. I bought them in the fall for my walks, and they are still great. They stay in place, they reduce a lot of background noise, and they have great sound. 

Sexy Valentines Gifts

The Game of Love – This is super cool. It's a fitted sheet that comes with washable markers and a die. You fill in the game board with whatever you want – be as tame or racy as you feel like at the time – and then roll the dice and move through the board. You could do things like conversation starters, sweet treats, and of course naughty challenges. Every purchase comes with their Idea Vault to give you lots of things to add to your board.

Sexy Truth or Dare – This is exactly what you think. It's a bunch of long sticks, and each one has a conversation starter on one side and a sexy dare on the other side. 

Vouchers for Lovers – Coupons for fun things like quiet time alone, a big juicy kiss, and breakfast in bed. Some are a little sexy, but for the most part, these are classic and tame. They will be much appreciated by the lady in your life who probably puts herself last pretty much always.

Other Practical Valentines Gifts

Tile Mate or Tile Mate Slim – Tile Mate is amazing. You attach it to your keys, your wallet, the remote control, or whatever you frequently lose, and when that thing gets lost, you activate the Tile Mate on your phone (via an app) to make the Tile play a sound and play a game of hotter/colder with your stuff until you find it. If it's lost outside your house, you can even enlist the Tile Mate community to help you find it. I need about 6 of these.

52 Dates for 2 – This Dating Divas downloadable kit gets put together in a super cute binder, full of 52 date ideas – enough for a whole year of weekly dates! They range from quick and easy dates to at home dates to full-scale, lavish events, and your wife is going to love that you thought ahead to prepare them for her. You'll score major points for this one.

7 Days of Spoiling – This printable gift set entitles the recipient to a full week's worth of pampering, including everything from special love letters to a bubble bath. Your wife will love all the special attention!

Please hide packages doormat – I am torn between this one and the cat one above, but I definitely need a custom doormat. I first saw this before Christmas when the poor UPS and FedEx people were at my house multiple times a day, and it thoroughly tickled me. If you can make a tongue-in-cheek joke about your wife's online retail therapy, this would be a great gift for her.

A sweet pillow – This Etsy shop has every animal imaginable printed on a pillow with your names and a personalized message at the bottom. There are all different kinds of dogs, cats, unicorns, sloths, elephants, lions, tigers, seriously you have to just look. They're so cute.

Food-Related Valentines Gifts

Gourmet chocolate covered Oreos – Before my surgery, I loved Oreos and could easily put away half a package or more. I would have absolutely loved this package of fancy chocolate-dipped gourmet Oreos. I think this gift box would delight any Oreo fan or anyone with a sweet tooth.

A box of nuts – If your wife is more health conscious like me, she might appreciate a box of gourmet roasted nuts from this family owned business. It's got almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and corn nuts in it.

Sentimental Valentines Gifts

Special reading picture – I didn't know what to call this, but it is an awesome idea. The words you choose are printed on the tree, so you could have your wedding vows, a special Bible passage, a poem, song lyrics, or anything else you could think of printed on it.

Personalized recipe book – Most women I know are incredibly proud of their recipe collections. This beautiful custom journal has wooden covers and a leather binding, and it's personalized with your wife's name. I'm pretty sure it would become a family heirloom.

Custom picture frame – I love this picture frame. It's sweet and pretty. You can have whatever words painted on it that you want, so you can make it perfectly customized for your sweetheart.

Why I'm Crushing On You personalizable book – I once did something like this for Joe with playing cards. I wrote something I loved about him on each one. He appreciated it, but eventually they got lost and I found them all over the house. That was a bummer. It wouldn't happen with this one because it's an actual book, and you just write in your messages in the fill-in-the-blank spaces. I think a woman would be more apt to really appreciate these (I know I would) than my husband did.

I Love Us book – This is another printable from Dating Divas, and I love it. {hint, hint} If my husband took the time to put this together, I would be totally overwhelmed with gratitude and affection.

Love Letter of the Month kit – Yet another printable kit from the Dating Divas. This one includes templates for 12 monthly love letters and a welcome to the club letter for your wife. Most women love to read your sappy sentiments (even though you may hate writing them!), and these will certainly be cherished for years to come.

Husbands, what gift are you giving to your wife this Valentine’s Day?

Wives, what are you hoping to receive this Valentine's Day?

These simple and easy Valentines Day gifts for her are perfect for a girlfriend or wife. Women love these interesting and unique gifts! Covers everything from creative to funny, sexy and naughty.

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