A Guide To Valentine's Day Gifts Based On Your Relationship Stage

Here's your how-to guide for a successful V-Day.

By Danielle Wright

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Shopping for your better half should be effortless, but around Valentine’s Day, the pressure to top last year’s gifts is on. From boyfriends and wives to Tinder dates, there are so many stages of a relationship to shop for that it may be difficult to find the right gift.

You’ve probably asked your friends in the group chat or even co-workers about what might be the perfect V-Day gift. Perhaps you’re looking for something that’s not too flashy, too underwhelming, or a disappointment entirely. Fortunately, there are gifts out there that match the span of a relationship from the “Swiped Right” stage, the “Moving In Together” stage, and even the “Let’s Get A Dog” stage. We’ve curated 15 items to make the day of love simple and memorable. 

Scroll ahead and shop our Valentine’s Day guide based on your relationship stage.

The "We Just Met" Stage

Favor The Kind For The Record Card  Local


Since the relationship is fairly new, a snazzy card will be enough to pique their flirty interest. This super cute card by Favor The Kind fits the Tinder stage with just enough detail to show you’re ready for the next level. 

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Traditional Four Box Crave Cupcakes Local


A quad box of Crave Cupcakes is both delicious and sweet for your Valentine. The local bakery has a menu full of sweet treats like Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Red Velvet.

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The "Official" Stage

Zales 8.0mm Heart-Shaped Rose de France Amethyst


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Making it official this year? Profess with a promise ring by Zales. The Heart-Shaped Rose de France Amethyst perfectly suits the occasion with a pink diamond and gold band to proclaim your love.

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Godiva Valentine’s Day Fabric Heart Chocolate Box


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Expensive chocolate? Yes, Please. Unlike other boxes, Godiva wraps its heart-shaped package with a keepsake fabric. Inside, they’ll find mouthwatering treats from Milk Praline Hearts to Red Velvet Cake Truffles.

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The "One Year" Stage

Kendra Scott Beaded Ansley Heart Statement Earrings  Local


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Congratulations, you’ve reached the one-year milestone. Celebrate by gifting your girlfriend, the Ansley Heart Statement Earrings by Kendra Scott. The gold will make her shine in any room she walks in and will match an endless amount of outfits.

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Mejuri Square Box Chain Necklace


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Treat your boyfriend to the Square Box Chain Necklace by Mejuri. The sleek sterling silver chain is understated and pairs with both athleisure, business casual, and formal wear.

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The "Moving In Together" Stage

The Comfy Original Local


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At the Moving In Together Stage, you probably know your girlfriend’s weird obsessions for outlandish things. She’ll love the Comfy Original, a gigantic wearable blanket that'll keep her warm and snug.

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Uncommon Goods The Kissing Mugs 


As you unpack the last box of your move-in, honor your new journey with The Kissing Mugs by Uncommon Goods. Wake up on a Sunday morning with coffee and a kiss.

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The "Let's Get A Dog" Stage

Wild One Harness Walk & Play Kit


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This is for the “Babe, let’s get a dog,” stage. Prep for your pup with the Harness Walk & Play Kit. Available in a variety of millennial-perfect colors, the featured set includes a lightweight harness, dirt-resistant leash, pop bag carrier, and chewable yet durable toy kit.

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The "Engaged" Stage

Box Fox Hustle Box


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At the engagement stage, you don’t have to break the bank to give a great gift, especially with a wedding coming up. The Hustle Box by Box Fox allows your lady to get organized from the office to wedding planning.  The customizable box includes a Self Journal, Pink Ceramic Mug, Tech Wipes, and more.

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Coach Boxed Compact ID Wallet


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Your fiancé will enjoy the Compact ID Wallet by Coach. If he’s still utilizing the old black wallet from the Swipe Right Stage, he’s overdue for a sport calf leather, eight credit card slot wallet.

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The "Married" Stage 

Fendi First Medium Red Suede Bag


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At the married stage and as a husband, you’ll have full freedom and no budget to go out of the box for your wife. Gift her the First Medium Red Suede Bag by Fendi, and she’ll love you until the end of time.

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Loro Piana Stretch Cashmere & Silk-Blend Robe


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Loro Piana’s Stretch Cashmere & Silk-Blend Robe is a grand gift for a husband. The robe is designed and crafted completely in Italy and is available in an ocean blue shade. Pair with his favorite pair of slippers, and he’ll never want to get out of bed.

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The "Parent" Stage 

BloomsyBox Bloomsy Farm Classic Subscription


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As a mom, they’ve probably been through years worth of Valentine’s Day gifts. Give them something everlastingly different like a BloomsyBox subscription. Every month, she’ll receive a beautiful bouquet, which goes to show your love for her every day.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Dezi Bear Sippers


Dads will probably appreciate any V-Day gift at this stage and they also won’t expect something luxurious. Gift him the Dezi Bear Slippers by Polo Ralph Lauren, for a relaxing day at home.

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