Valentine’s Gifts Straight From the Heart

In the mood for an extra-special gift this V-Day? Feb. 14 may traditionally focus on romance, but it’s also the perfect excuse to find a gift for everyone you love — even yourself. Although chocolate and flowers may never disappoint, we’ve upgraded the usual Valentine’s Day gift guide with our top 10 list. Whether you’re single, attached or anything in between, celebrate with gifts you will love to give or get. And keep the chocolate for yourself!

**1. Kate Spade Stacy Be Mine Slim Continental Wallet** *$100*

For your BFF: She is sure to fall for this patent leather wallet perfectly sized to hold all your essentials. Plus the pops of red hearts make it perfect for holiday gifting.

**2. Nats Season Tickets** *price varies*

For the Sports Enthusiast: Go big or go home! Gift your significant other the experience of Ultimate Ballpark Access. This reusable card allows entry to Nationals Park and can also be loaded with cash and used at concessions and team stores.

**3. Valentino Lock Mini Shoulder Bag** *$3,175 at Neiman Marcus*

For the Fashionista: This crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag in the “Love Blade” motif is sure to steal her heart.

**4. Stella McCartney ‘Stella’ Pop Rollerball** *$25 at Sephora*

For the Traveler: Experience this sophisticated, feminine scent in a convenient rollerball. Notes of rose, peony, mandarin and amber offer an intense sense of femininity.

**5. Aquazurra Wild Thing Suede Sandal** *$825 at Saks Fifth Avenue*

For the Shoe Lover: The Wild Thing from Aquazzura lives up to its name. This bright red, fringed sandal with tassel ankle ties is definitely a shoe you will see coming.

**6. ASICS GEL-Kayano Trainer Evo** *$90*

For the Fitness Addict: The classic GEL-Kayano Trainer has a new design concept, combining the lightweight trainer’s increased breathability and long durability with a timeless fit.

**7. L’Amour Red Heart Champagne Flutes** *$35 (set of two) at Amazon*

For the Lovers: These mouth-blown double-hearts stem flutes make a superb present for a couple in love, offering durability, clarity and elegance.

**8. Crewcuts Girls’ Sheer Polka-Dot Ruffle Dress** *$98 at J.Crew*

For the Little Miss: Pretty but never prissy, this fun and fancy (machine-washable!) dress features an asymmetric ruffle hem on a sheer polka-dot fabric.

**9. Chocolat Moderne Dreamy Hearts Collection** *$44 at Chocolate Chocolate*

For the Chocolate Lover: Who can resist swirling petals of roses in dark, white and milk chocolate hearts filled with raspberry ganache, passion fruit and salted caramel?

**10. The Just Make it Awesome Bouq!** *$65 at the Bouqs Company*

Send a beautiful mixed-flower bouquet designed with a red Valentine’s Day theme. These stems are grown on sustainable farms and freshly cut so they last. And you will love the free shipping!

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