Valentine's Day is here! How many more spa gift certificates or pajamas can you buy? And who really wants to sit in a crowded restaurant on the big day? Definitely don't be the guy that leaves shopping for your wife to the last minute and ends up with the last beat up bunch of roses on Valentine's Day afternoon (hey, we've all been there...).
Aim high and be the envy of all of her friends. Find something special, unique, that's maybe even a special surprise for your wife. A gift for your better half that she won't look at oddly and put in the "return" pile. And that doesn't mean you have to play it safe and buy another robe or pair of slippers.
We've recruited our co-founder, Jen, master of returning gifts, to see what's really on the best gift list for your wife. The list is short, concise, and has the best gift ideas for your wife that she won't return immediately.
“We've been married for 7 years, share 2 kids, and work from home together! We spend so much time together that it's pretty much impossible for my husband to think of gift ideas that would be a pleasant surprise. Plus women are always shopping online, and often have already bought whatever it is they want. For all the husbands out there wracking their brains about what to buy their wives this holiday, here's a list of gift ideas that your wife will love.”
— Jen Yu
A MODERN CLASSIC GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE
Gold chain necklaces are a classic (and great!) gift for your wife, but the key is knowing which type of chain is in style right now. A few years ago, it was all about the paperclip chain. Today's chain necklace is gold, luxe and bold. It can be dressed up and down, layers well with other necklaces, and pretty much goes with everything in her closet.
THE MODERN JOGGER SET
Help your wife upgrade her lounge around sweats, with a comfy but stylish jogger set. A nice matching jogger set is perfect for lounging around the house, or working from home. Add a pair of white sneakers and a leather jacket, and a jogger set becomes the perfect stylish errand outfit for your wife.
SHOP: Vuori Joggers
POOL LIFE FOR THE INSTAGRAM WIFE
Does your wife obsess over her Instagram profile, and make everything picture perfect? Does she love finding colorful backgrounds and props to take pics for Instagram? Do you have to take dozens of pictures of your wife from higher and higher angles to give her the perfect shot? Give your wife the gift of the ultimate Instagram flex, with a Funboy float for the pool or beach. Pool swans are so 2019. Upgrade to something that no one else has.
SHOP: Funboy Pool Float
GIVE HER THE GIFT OF SLEEP
This is on both mine and my husband's list, because we have kids. Who would have known that when you have kids, you never get to sleep in again! When you're sleep-deprived, even an extra 10 minutes can make or break your day. My eye mask helps me block out the morning light. I've tried every eye mask there is, and a silk sleep mask is my favorite one. It's super soft and comfortable, and doesn't feel like you're wearing a mask at all. Give your wife the gift a few extra winks in the ultimate luxury with an ultra soft silk eye mask.
SHOP: Silk Sleep Mask
A COUPLES SPA NIGHT AT HOME
Is your wife really into skincare and sheet masks? Maybe she's been trying to get you to do a sheet mask with her. Whether you're into it or avoiding it like the plague, proactively bringing your own masks to do together will have her in awe in the best possible way. Bonus: our Bro Mask is so good that she might just be stealing it from you. Double bonus: you can be the first to tell her that Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra do wine & Bro Masks together on date night!
THE LUXURY BELT FOR THE FASHION WIFE
Do you see your wife browsing Pinterest or Instagram for outfit ideas? Is she impossible to buy clothes for? The foolproof gift your wife won't return is a luxury belt to dress up any outfit. You can splurge on a classic Gucci belt, or splurge a bit less on an equally stylish Isabel Marant belt.
PERFECT SHOES FOR THE WORKOUT WIFE
Maybe your wife goes on a 6 mile run 4 times a week. Or maybe she just likes going to Starbucks in yoga pants (minus the yoga part). Either way, get your wife the hottest running shoes of the moment - a pair of APL performance running shoes. They're not cheap, at a hefty $200, but maybe these shoes are the inspiration your wife needs to work out as much as she aspires to.
LUXURY LOAFERS FOR THE BALLER WIFE
Move over, luxury bags and luxury heels. Make way for the luxury, and comfortable slip on loafer. If you fancy spending a thousand bucks to spoil the crap out of your wife's feet, there's only one candidate in town - the Gucci Princetown leather slip-on loafer. If you give your wife this gift, it will be the envy of all of her friends.
SHOP: Gucci Princetown Slipper
CHEF'S KNIFE FOR THE CHEF WIFE
If you're wife is a huge foodie, loves taking food pics, and loves to cook. Well, you're a lucky man. But also, a chef wife needs a chef's knife. Sharp, beautiful, a pleasure to use and a showpiece for the kitchen, a Japanese Santoku knife is the perfect gift for the chef wife. Beyond its beauty, we love this Santoku knife because it's more lightweight to hold than some of the heavier German made knives.
SHOP: Shun Santoku Knife
THE PERFECT PAN FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN WIFE
Maybe your wife isn't so much into cooking as the idea of cooking, and how things look in her kitchen. If that's the case, forget Le Creuset, and get her the cult favorite 8-in-1 pan that the internet is all over. Even if your wife doesn't use it for cooking, this gift looks beautiful displayed on the stove.
SHOP: The Always Pan
THE ULTIMATE COZY THROW
This might be a gift for your wife, but let's be honest, you want it too. An extra large throw that's big enough for two to snuggle up on the sofa and binge on the Netflix show of the week. This super cozy throw is equally comfortable and stylish, and it's a gift that your wife definitely won't return.
AT HOME SALON MANI/PEDI SET
If your wife loves having the perfect nails, but doesn't get them done as often as she'd like, check out this at home mani/pedi system that helps her get the perfect salon mani/pedi at home. Pick from predefined color palettes to make it easier for you to choose the perfect gift for your wife.
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