1. UGG Australia boots, $155 | 2. Lacoste coin purse, $39 | 3. UGG Australia flats, $97 | 4. ToeSox socks, $19 | 5. Dex sweater, $59 | 6. Brookside chocolates, $9, brooksidechocolate.com | 7. Dex top, $39 | 8. Naked Grape wine, $7, thenakedgrapewine.com | 9. Sperry Top-Sider shoes, $89 | 10. NARS lipstick, $23, narscosmetics.com | 11. Q&A a Day book, $16, barnesandnoble.com | 12. Lacoste sneakers, $89
Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love and kinship, but for some, it might be the most nerve-wracking day of the year! If you’re in a new relationship, how do you decide what’s appropriate to give as a gift? Or if you’ve been dating a while, maybe you’re struggling with the surprise factor. If you’re shopping for a girl, it’s pretty easy: Use thought and, when in doubt, gift shoes, chocolate, and wine! These plush sheepskin boots, sporty bright sneakers, and dazzling suede flats are a good start. The weather is still a bit on the chilly side, so we suggest surprising her with a soft knit sweater, cozy knee-high socks, and rich red wine. Top it all off with a thoughtful book to record your memories together over the next three years and she’ll feel pampered with love!
1. Lacoste boots, $169 | 2. Diesel t-shirt, $59 | 3. 7 Diamonds shirt, $109 | 4. Von Dutch hat, $29 | 5. Lacoste hat, $39 | 6. Wooden beer caddy, $45, uncommongoods.com | 7. Michael Kors underwear, $34 | 8. Andrew Marc sunglasses, $29 | 9. Lacoste sneakers, $109 | 10. Diptyque candle, $30, nordstrom.com | 11. Creative Recreation sneakers, $69
For the men, it’s important to find a happy middle ground, where the gift is something they enjoy getting and something they’ll actually find useful. Every man needs staple shoes, like these lightweight bright sneakers, athletic stark white tennis shoes, and burnished leather boots. Or be practical in your gift-giving with a classic plaid button-down shirt, snapback trucker hat, and cotton boxer-briefs. There’s no room for error! If your man is more excited by quirkier gifts, this woodsy scented candle and handcrafted wooden beer crate with bottle opener are considerate reminders that you care.