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43 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Woman

Some women are into fuzzy, pink handcuffs. Others like three-pound gummy worms.

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As we noted in our mega gift guide for every kind of mom, not all women like the same things. Some are into fuzzy, pink handcuffs. Others like three-pound gummy worms. Bearing that in mind, we’ve attempted to find Valentine’s Day gifts for several dozen specific female archetypes that we hope will at least spark some ideas. All of the items below are on Amazon, which means they’ll get here fast. (And check out our guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Man.)

For the woman with a vinyl collection

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X-BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable

A turntable that came recommended to us by the chief technologist and turntable specialist at B&H Photo and Video.

For the woman who puts on WNYC every morning

Panasonic RF-2400D AM / FM Radio

There’s something charming about a battery-operated radio.

For the woman who likes chocolate

Tony’s Chocolonely Bundles

It’s a classic gift for a reason. But don’t be a bore and get her a box of Godiva. Instead, pick up some bars from status chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely.

For the woman who likes chocolate and cats

Katzenzungen

Katzenzungen means “cat tongues” in German, and not only are these chocolates delicious and bizarre, but they come in an extremely charming box that can double as a little keepsake holder.

For the woman who prefers something spicy

Yankee Trader Cinnamon Imperials Candy

A pound o’ red hots will not disappoint.

For the woman who hates watching her bouquets wilt

For the woman who hydrates her plants with a water glass

Haws Handy Indoor Plastic Watering Can, 1 US Pint, Green

Get her a proper watering can, like this mini version of the status-y Haws.

For the woman who prefers her plants abstract

Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings

A lovely book of plant drawings that will, also, last much longer than a bouquet.

For the woman with celestial interests

CPLA Lighting Night Light LED 3D Printing Moon Lamp

It’s always a full moon with this bas-relief lamp.

For the woman who loves getting her feet rubbed

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager With Deep-Kneading

If she stands on her feet all day, or if she just deserves to be pampered, this is one of the best-reviewed (and heated) foot massagers on Amazon. If you think she might prefer more of a foot-spa situation, try this one.

For the woman who likes to keep loved ones close to her heart

Honeycat Keepsake Locket Necklace

A less-expensive-than-it-looks locket that you can fill with a photo of you, her mom, or her dog.

For the woman who’s always losing her sunglasses

Party Heart Sunglasses Funky Kissing Lip Style Vintage Love Shaped Fashion Glasses

Instagram-friendly-but-cheap sunglasses she won’t be sad if (or when) they get lost in the back of the cab.

For the woman with crummy water pressure

WantBa 6 Inch High Pressure Rainfall Massage Shower Head

An extremely well-reviewed showerhead that can make a dribble more like a downpour. Just remember this gift should include installation.

For the woman who loves to lounge

For the woman who always forgets to finish her coffee

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

An electric mug that will keep it hot for hours.

For the woman who wants to channel Patricia Arquette

Bestum Square Sunglasses With Rivets Tinted Lens

A pair of Golden Globes–worthy blue tinted glasses.

For the woman who’s a status-candle aficionado

Jonathan Adler Women’s Elephant Match Strike

An elegant match strike to keep those Diptyque candles ablaze.

For the woman who likes a luxe shower

Herbivore Botanicals Natural Coco Rose Body Polish

It’s peak dry-skin season; we promise this rose-scented scrub will be much-appreciated.

For the woman who shops at Dimes Market

Everyday Oil

Does she already love BjornQorn and Weleda Skin Food? Then she’ll love this earthy face and body oil.

For the woman who’s fickle about wall art

Benjia 14x22 14x20 Poster Frame

A simple pair of magnetic wooden bars that can make a scribble on a napkin look like a piece of art, and makes changing the décor in her home quick and easy.

For the woman who’s into no-makeup-makeup

Rodin Lip Balm

A tinted lip balm for the woman who likes a subtler look.

For the woman who’s moved on from LaCroix

Spindrift Sparkling Water, Grapefruit Flavored

If she’s over LaCroix, the fizzerati seem to have moved on to Spindrift.

For the woman who always wants to jet off to Paris

The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

A book chronicling the history of the Seine by former New York Times Paris bureau chief Elaine Sciolino, who also happens to have great taste in comfortable black flats.

For the woman who needs a watch

Braun Women’s Classic Silver-Tone Watch With Mesh Stainless Steel Bracelet

A watch is always a nice gift — especially this minimalist one from Braun, which has an elegant mesh strap.

For the woman who prefers a more classic watch

Seiko Women’s Stainless Steel Watch with Black Band

If a Cartier Tank watch isn’t in the budget, this under-$100 Seiko is a pretty good dupe.

For the woman with a MoMA membership

Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel

A book about the lives of 20th-century artists Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler.

For the woman who just landed a new job

Alessi Big Love Spoon

Show up with two of these heart-shaped Alessi spoons and a pint of Jeni’s.

For the woman who just landed a new job

Curio Press Personalized Professional Stationery Notepad

Nothing makes someone feel as important as a notepad with their name on it, especially at this price.

For the woman you just moved in with

Eberjey Women’s Gisele Two-Piece Pajama Set

New shared apartment, new pair of supersoft Eberjey pajamas.

For the woman who’s allergic to flowers

Richland Preserved Billy Buttons

These pretty dried billy buttons will never need to be watered.

For the woman who buys deli flowers every week

Now House by Jonathan Adler Soho Vase

This cheery yellow vase would go well with a bunch of red tulips — or with the dried billy buttons above.

For the woman who just got into watercolors

Arteza Real Brush Pens, 24 Colors for Watercolor Painting

These brush-tip markers magically turn into watercolors when you get them wet.

For the woman who could use a kettle upgrade

Bodum 11452-294US 34-Ounce Electric Water Kettle

An electric kettle in very deep Valentine’s Day red. Good whether she’s into coffee or tea.

For the woman who wants exactly one cup of coffee

Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper, Red

Throw in this bright red coffee dripper with the electric kettle and you have one on-theme Valentine’s Day gift.

For the woman who appreciates a fine chop

Global G-2 Chef Knife

She’ll appreciate this fancy chef knife, which we found to be the best you could ever buy at this price point.

For the woman who’s game for anything

Luminous Dice Game Set of 4

A fun(ny) way to try new things.

For the woman who likes to be organized

Baggu Women’s 3D Zip Bag Set

A tartan bag for her toiletries, or the loose contents of her tote bag.

For the woman with a jadeite collection

Mosser Jadeite Pitcher

Throw some bodega flowers in here and you have a perfectly charming, rather expensive-looking gift.

For the woman who finished the Outline trilogy

For the woman who just got into splatterware

Calypso Basics by Reston Lloyd Whistling Teakettle

This might be the most cheerful teapot we ever did see.

For the woman who needs a grown-up backpack

BAGGU Canvas Backpack

An extremely practical gift that’ll have her thinking of you every time she reaches for her laptop.

For the woman who already owns short and tall UGGs

UGG Women’s Alicia

Some UGG flip-flops, which actually seem fairly ideal for padding around an overheated apartment in the winter.

For the woman who thinks Valentine’s Day is stupid

Edible Armor Tail Scorpions

A jar of these edible scorpions should make her chuckle.