LOVE THAT NEVER GETS OLD
Whether this is just another Valentine's Day in a lifetime of Februaries or the first lover's holiday you're spending together, the right gift for her is out there and waiting for you to buy it. From art and jewelry to practical gifts or showpieces, remind her this year that your love is still going strong.
Price: $130 | Buy it on Amazon
If your Valentine is at home in the kitchen, that home is about to get a whole lot more exciting thanks to the Instant Pot, which, after more than 25,000 reviews is still living up to the hype with 4.6 out of five stars. With seven different functions in one magical machine, there are few dishes the Instant Pot can't improve or speed up. Easy to program -- just "set it and forget it" -- you can quickly and conveniently make countless recipes, everything from steel cut oats and grains to soups and stews.
CUT WOOD JOURNAL
Price: $29 | Buy it on Amazon
The therapeutic and spirit-enhancing effects of keeping a gratitude journal are well-documented -- but few are as striking as this Succulent Journal crafted from cut wood. American-made from sustainable wood, the intricate, laser-cut journal contains 160 blank, unlined pages.
VALENTINE'S GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Price: $6.49 | Buy it on Amazon
If she could use a little more inspiration in her daily pursuit of writing, this gratitude journal -- created specifically for Valentine's Day -- comes with inspirational quotes designed to get the creative juices flowing each morning.
FITBIT CHARGE 2
Price: $147 | Buy it on Amazon
Even in her 50s, she still works hard to stay in shape -- and that quest is a lot easier with the light, sleek Fitbit Charge 2. Now she can track her heart rate, steps, miles, and cardio fitness level, all while receiving reminders to get moving when she's sedentary. Planning to spend significantly less? There are plenty of fitness trackers under $50.
CARVED HEART ART CANVAS
Price: $40 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Some lifelong romances began with love-struck kids carving hearts and their names into trees. Capture the magic with a photo that appears to feature you and your Valentine's names scrawled into what might have been the park by her local high school. You can also add a date to the image, which is printed on canvas stretched over a wood frame.
Price: $159.95 | Buy it on Amazon.
She's working hard to stay fit in her 50s -- and you're going to help her with the machine that takes the guilt out of everything from chicken wings to funnel cake. By cooking with hot air and just a tiny bit of oil, the Airfryer removes 75 percent of the fat from your favorite formerly guilty pleasures. It also comes with a whole bunch of recipes from celebrity super-chef Gordon Ramsay to help you get started.
CUISINART ICE CREAM MAKER
Price: $68 | Buy it on Amazon
You scream, she screams … More than just an ice cream maker, this dessert station features a 1.5-quart freezer bowl, three condiment containers, a cone tower and a mixing arm to smooth and aerate for the perfect soft ice cream. Simple and easy to clean, this machine takes the headache out of delicious homemade ice cream.
Price: $60 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
If your Valentine is a wine lover who's ready to take her hobby up a notch, this kit can give her a vintner's passion -- not to mention wine-making materials -- right at home. She'll come into Valentine's Day as a wine drinker and come out of it as a wine producer. If she's not ready to make her own wine, there many vintages ready-made to enjoy on Valentine's Day.
ANOVA SOUS VIDE PRECISION COOKER
Price: $129 | Buy it on Amazon
With nothing more than water and a pot, the sous vide can turn any person into a chef. Perfectly cooked steaks, chicken, fish, ham -- or anything else that isn't good raw and isn't good burnt -- will be the rule, not the exception, thanks to the miracle of cooking with water circulation.
PERSONALIZED TREE CARVING
Price: $27 | Buy it on PersonalizationMall.com
The familiar tree-carving concept takes a slightly different turn here -- this time in the form of a physical piece of basswood. Personalized with any two sets of names or initials, the natural wood plaque is printed, although to look at it, you'd be sure it was carved by teenage lovebirds.
TREE OF LIFE NECKLACE DIFFUSER
Price: $20 | Buy it on Amazon
Much more than just a pretty necklace, this pendant on a chain doubles as an essential oil diffuser that refreshes and soothes the face breathing just above it. Made from surgical stainless steel, the hypoallergenic necklace comes with four essential oils and is packaged in a crafted gift box.
UPCYCLED COTTON SARI ROBE
Price: $50 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Crafted by a group of artisans in a village near Rajasthan, India, this soft and luxurious robe is made from patches of genuine reclaimed saris. Lightweight and boldly colored, the authentic sari is exotic and cozy but also 100 percent unique -- no other one just like it exists anywhere on Earth.
A BOX OF BLESSINGS
Price: $5 | Buy it on Amazon
Is your Valentine a woman of faith? This year, give a gift that continues to inspire long after Valentine's Day passes. With 51 two-sided blessing cards to choose from, you can slip them into her bag, coat pocket or lunch, surprising her with a new inspiring and spiritual reminder when she leaves the house.
JIGSAW PUZZLE FRAME COLLECTION
Price: $25 and up | Buy it on Gifts.com
An awesome photo in a nice frame is always a safe Valentine's Day gift -- but who needs safe when you can change the way she looks at pictures? Start with a single, personalized jigsaw puzzle piece frame. Like a living thing, it can continue to grow over time as she adds to it with new, interlocking pieces to immortalize new memories as they're made.
LOVE LETTER IN A BOTTLE
Price: $15.95 | Buy it on Invitationinabottle.com
Lost souls have been tossing bottled messages into the ocean for generations -- but in this case, the message is reserved for soul mates. You write the message in your own words, and the thought will be transcribed onto rustic parchment paper, which is then sealed into a bottle decked out in a beach theme, complete with starfish.
RED ROSES TEA CUP SET
Price: $22.90 | Buy it on Amazon
Roses die in a few days -- unless, that is, they're part of an elegant tea set that's built to last forever. Big red blooms pop out of this intricately decorated tea/coffee cup, which comes with a matching spoon -- also decked out in roses -- as well as a coaster and a cleaning cloth.
Price: $28 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Bath gifts are standard fare on Valentine's Day, so if that's what you're going with, you'd better think outside the box -- and these off-the-beaten-path wine soaps certainly fit the bill. Brilliantly scented to match the aromas of the wines by which they're inspired, the soaps are 100 percent vegan friendly.
FRUIT INFUSER WATER BOTTLE
Price: $17.97 | Buy it on Amazon
Earning 4.5 out of five stars after nearly 1,000 reviews, this diffuser imparts the natural flavor of fruit into water without the added sugars, sweeteners, and dyes associated with so many inferior water enhancers. Once you hand her this BPA-free, shatterproof infuser, she can experiment with berries, mint, citrus, or whatever else takes her water from boring to bold.
VEGAN BATH BOMB KIT
Price: $16.95 | Buy it on Amazon
In the world of pampering, there are bath soaps and there are bath bombs, and once you've experienced the latter, the former simply will not do. This fizzy, bubbly set creates six unique experiences that are designed to either help her relax, detox and energize or relieve congestion, stress and sinus pressure.
Price: $40 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
It's hardly uncommon for women to come out of Valentine's Day with a vase they didn't own the day before. But when the flowers die, those vases often find new home tucked away in cabinets and closets. These vases, however, double as bookends whose contents can beautify any space all year long.
Price: $44.95 | Buy it on Amazon
Roses are beautiful but fleeting -- unless, that is, they're preserved through a 65-step process and hand dipped in 24-carat gold. Although it started as a real, living, hand-picked rose, this is one Valentine's Day flower that will long outlast the traditional February longstem.
XO BIRTHSTONE NECKLACE
Price: $99 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Lovers have been scribbling Xs and Os to show their affection since time immemorial. This sterling silver necklace follows in that tradition, but does it with your Valentine's birthstone -- and up to three others -- to remind her that her family and friends are sending her hugs and kisses all year long.
SOAP ROSE AND BABY BEAR SET
Price: $12.90 | Buy it on Amazon
Beautifully packaged in a Sweet Love gift box, this set includes a dozen roses that completely dissolve into a rich, delicate foam when they make contact with warm water. But your Valentine won't be bathing alone. Each set comes with company -- a plush "I Love You" baby stuffed bear.
SALVAGED WOOD COOKBOOK AND TABLET STAND
Price: $60 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Made from reclaimed mango wood and antiqued brass by local craftsmen in rural India, this distressed recipe and tablet stand more than justifies the real estate it will claim on the kitchen counter. Complete with a slot for a charger cord, each handmade stand it one of a kind.
SMOKELESS INDOOR BARBECUE
Price: $20 | Buy it on Amazon
Your Valentine won't have to wait for cookout season to enjoy great barbecue once she's able to cook-in. Perfectly grilled meat, potatoes, steak, kebabs and everything else you associate with summer grilling is at your fingertips all year long -- complete with grill marks -- thanks to the safe, non-stick, easy-to-clean magic of this indoor stovetop grill.
MOONLIGHT SHADOWS LAMP
Price: $30.80 | Buy it on Amazon
Two tiny lovers dwarfed by the enormousness of a massive red moon is the theme of this dimmable ambiance masterpiece. Bordered within a wood-grain shell, the touch-sensor night light can be personalized and comes with a money-back guarantee.
IN-HOME FOOT SPA
Price: $170 | Buy it on Brookstone
If your Valentine's daily routine includes lots of time on her feet, there might be no better gift than a heated hydro foot spa from Brookstone. Powered by four massaging jets, the underwater rejuvenator has three settings and comes with a water-resistant remote control, pumice stone, and brush.
JUNIPER BONSAI TREE
Price: $27 | Buy it on Amazon
Bonsai trees are mature, beautiful, delicate and strong — sound like anyone you know? This miniature, which has the same life cycle as a full-size tree, comes with a seven-inch clay pot complete with an ornamental fisherman and pruning instructions.
NESTING JEWELRY BOX
Price: $30 | Buy it on Bed, Bath & Beyond
This smartly designed box from Umbra keeps everything from earrings and bracelets to pins and keepsakes neatly and safely tucked away. Built with a natural finish, the hidden design closes into a simple, basic wooden cube with a minimal, attention-defleting style.
FAMILY TREE OF HEARTS CANVAS
Price: $40 | Buy it on Gifts.com
A woman in her 50s is a fountain of information about her family's history -- and it all starts with a family tree. This beautiful art canvas, finished with a distressed look and personalized with name-filled hearts, will represent not just her family's roots, but also its branches.
GOLDEN BRANCH JEWELRY STAND
Price: $34 | Buy it at Target
Instead of dumping her jewelry in a box or plopping it on an end table at night, she can use her bracelets, necklaces, and rings to decorate this elegant gold tree until she's ready to wear them again. It stands 16 inches high and weighs in at a sturdy 3.5 pounds.
TEAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Price: $55 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Dazzle the tea lover in your life with this collection, which features 10 exotic, single-estate teas. Each tube contains enough high-quality loose tea to brew a six- to eight-cup pot. With one purchase, you can introduce her to everything from Long Jing green tea to the rice-toasted Genmaicha.
ROMANTIC WOODEN POSTCARD
Price: $20 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Valentine's Day cards are nice -- but exceedingly temporary. This solid wood postcard, on the other hand, can last a lifetime as a wall mount or tabletop display. Complement the phrase "I love you this much" with any personalized message of your choosing.
HEART IN SAND THROW
Price: $70 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Although it's actually a soft blanket made from a polyester/cotton blend, this throw looks like a chunk of beach that two young lovers branded by drawing their names in the sand. Personalize the machine-washable throw with any two names and a date.
COUPLES QUILTED THROW
Price: $150 | Buy it on Gifts.com
She might be in her 50s, but inside she's still the young lovebird who fell for you all those years ago. This soft and simple "birds of a feather" blanket features a quilted tree with two birds living in its branches -- and both of your initials carved into its trunk.
STORY OF THE EARTH BRACELETS
Price: $35 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Born from natural inspiration and crafted by hand in Guatemala, all seven bracelets in this set is one of a kind -- just like her. Each bracelet is singularly unique in its knots, beadwork and stitching, complete with natural materials like silver-coated copper and waxed string.
ONE LINE A DAY
Price: $16.95 | Buy it at Anthropologie
With this one, single Valentine's Day gift, she can track five years worth of ups, downs, memories and milestones. Unlike any other diary, the hardcover, 37-page One Line a Day journal leaves room for only the most important events of each and every day of her life.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN MEMENTO BOX
Price: $35 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Neither of you will ever forget how your life together began, and now you can enshrine your entire romance in this personalized keepsake box. Whether you fill it with mementos from your past or give it to her empty for her to fill at her own pace, the Where it All Began Box will be her go-to place to safeguard the most cherished pieces off your romance.
Price: $59 | Buy it on Gifts.com
If your Valentine has a green thumb, there's simply no substitute for a traditional English garden apron -- except, maybe, one that's been updated for the style of the times. Trimmed in genuine cow suede, this stylish smock is finished with antique brass and enhanced with contrast stitching.
LANGUAGE LOVE NECKLACE
Price: $139 | Buy it on Amazon
How many ways can a person say "I love you?" At least 120 -- and this sterling silver and onyx pendant turns the phrase in exactly that many languages. Packaged in a keepsake gift box, the necklace comes with a special magnifying glass to let her count the ways -- and different languages.
TREE INITIALS WINE BOX
Price: $30 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Crafted from solid wood with a cherry finish, this personalized wine box is designed to hold her favorite standard 750 ml bottle. Add your initials to be "carved" into the tree, which is painted on the box in the color and style of your choosing.
Price: $55 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
With charms designed to represent a long journey, this necklace is inscribed with a famous quote from a legendary Persian poet and Sufi master. Handmade in Pennsylvania, each necklace is unique and built to represent the journey that has been your life together.
VOLUSPA MAISON CANDLE
Price: $28-$68 | Buy it at Anthropologie
Candles are standard Valentine's Day fare -- but this is no ordinary candle. Handmade by a husband-and-wife team, this candle gives off the scent of vanilla husk, perique tobacco, and sandalwood or the familiar, soothing fragrance of vanilla beans for as many as 100 hours.
REASONS I LOVE YOU STONES
Price: $39 | Buy it on Gifts.com
Each brushed nickel "stone" contained in this red-and-white Valentine's Day-themed bag reminds her of another reason why you fell for her in the first place. There are nine metal stones in total, and the metal plaque on the bag itself can be personalized just for her.
Price: $24.95 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Give the wine connoisseur in your life the gift of chilled wine that isn't watered down. Instead of ice, she can reach for these chillable wine pearls any time she wants a cool glass of white -- and she'll think of you with every sip. They also work perfectly for chilled red wine or liquor drinks.
Price: $40 | Buy it at Brookstone
If she tends to end the day with a sore, stiff neck, this wrap with a built-in massager just might be the simplest antidote imaginable for her aches and pains. Although it's designed for the neck, it's healing heat and motion can easily give the same level of relief to her legs, arms back or anyplace else that hurts.
FOLDED BOOK ART
Price: $60 | Buy it on Amazon
If she's a bookworm -- or just someone who can appreciate amazingly unique art -- this personalized book sculpture is perfect for her. Crafted by hand from a brand new book, this one-of-a-kind 3D work of art is crafted with the letters and numbers of your choosing.
PRECIOUS METAL FINGERPRINTS
Price: $40 | Buy it on The Grommet
Whether it's a child's fingerprint or the impression of a beloved pet's nose or paw, you can transform it into a permanent keepsake. Precious Metal Prints sends you a clay mold, and you return it with the impression of anything you like. By the time they're done with it, it will be a beautiful charm made of fine silver plated in 24-karat gold.
MASON JAR INDOOR HERB GARDEN
Price: $20 | Buy it on Uncommon Goods
Just because Valentine's Day is in the winter doesn't mean you can't use the occasion to tickle her green thumb. This collection brings the garden indoors with standard mason jars converted into a passive hydroponic growing system. The seeds are included so the only thing she'll need to get growing is water and a sunny window.
HAND-CARVED ROSE CANDLE
Price: $20 | Buy it on The Grommet
Roses represent Valentine's Day, but you don't have to follow the gift-giving herd this February. This rose-themed candle was hand-carved in Bali by local craftsmen -- and it's not a one-and-done luminary. When the wick is spent, simply pop in a tea candle to keep the fire burning.