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Valentine's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Woman

Whether you're looking to save money or go all out, we've got ideas for every type of gal — from the coffee lover to the cook.
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Stressing about Valentine's Day? Never fear — we're here to help. Whether your gal is into coffee or comedy, or your budget is big or small, we've got you covered. Read on for our Valentine's gift ideas for 12 types of women.

We haven't forgotten about the fellas, either. If you know someone who's wondering what to give their man, point them to our suggestions for Valentine's gifts for guys.


Woman Running on Treadmill

The Fitness Enthusiast

Under $50: You can't go wrong with a nice yoga mat or wireless earbuds for a fitness buff. And if your partner runs this time of year, cold-weather accessories like ear warmers, nice gloves, or Yaktrax traction devices would be both thoughtful and functional.

Splurge: Has she expressed interest in kickboxing, CrossFit, or another type of workout? Get her a 10-class card for a nearby gym that specializes in it. If she likes to work out at home, buy her some equipment — keeping her space limitations in mind. After all, if she lives in a studio apartment, then a set of dumbbells may be better than a rowing machine.

SEE ALSO: 8 Smart Ways to Save on Exercise Equipment


Woman Listening to Music

The Music Lover

Under $50: Obviously, buying music for a music lover is a good choice, but how about books about music? Depending on what genre she likes, she may be interested in one of these titles: Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time, Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History, or the Bruce Springsteen autobiography Born to Run. A Spotify or iTunes gift card is also a foolproof idea.

Splurge: Buy tickets to an upcoming concert for a musician or band she likes. If she rocks out old school, get her a subscription to Vinyl Me, Please, and she'll get essential records each month, plus other goodies. She may also dig a pair of high-end headphones from Bose or Beats.


Woman Drinking Coffee

The Coffee Lover

Under $50: Want to perk up her mornings? Opt for a pour-over coffee maker, like one from Chemex, and some fancy coffee to go with it. If she likes an extra jolt of caffeine, she may enjoy a stovetop espresso maker. A set of personalized or interesting mugs would also complement her java habit.

Splurge: If you want to go all out for your coffee lover, consider a high-end coffee grinder or cold brew coffee maker. There are also a ton of monthly coffee subscription services you could gift her, so she could try a new variety every month.


Woman Cuddling Cat

The Pet Lover

Under $50: No matter what her pet's breed is, you can find pillows and wall art devoted to it. If you can take a cute photo of her with her pet — or her pet by itself — you can surprise her by using a Vistaprint promo code and having it made into a puzzle or mouse pad.

Splurge: Etsy offers pet portraits made in just about any art style, which she'll love to hang on the wall. Or you could plan a weekend getaway at a pet-friendly bed-and-breakfast. If you want to splurge on more than one Valentine's gift, get one for her and one for her pet — that'll definitely score you all the points.

SEE ALSO: How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Pet?


Woman Cooking

The Cook

Under $50: A gal who cooks a lot would probably love a recipe organizer. If she follows a specific diet like paleo or keto, a diet-specific cookbook would give her some fresh ideas. And if she's anti-diet, look into Chrissy Teigen's Cravings cookbook.

Splurge: If she doesn't have an Instant Pot (or other multicooker), chances are she wants one. A classic KitchenAid stand mixer is perfect for bakers; you can definitely find one in a color that matches her décor. If her kitchen is well-stocked, sign her up for a cooking class for a cuisine she'd like to learn more about.


Woman Playing Games

The Gamer

Under $50: Gift cards are great for gamers, especially if you don't know what's already in their collection. If she's a PC gamer, get her a Steam gift card. Otherwise, pick up one for whichever console she has, so she can buy her next favorite title.

Splurge: For the retro gamer gal, the Super NES Classic Edition comes with 21 games already installed — including the original Mario Kart. For the modern gamer, try a mobile VR headset like the Google Daydream View.


Woman Making a Silly Face

The Comedian

Under $50: Buy her a book written by a comedian she likes. If she's a Funny or Die fan, get the Funny or Die Hasbro game. You could also pick up some Blu-rays of her favorite comedy specials, funny TV shows, or silly movies.

Splurge: Does she have a favorite comedy podcast? If so, take her to a live taping of one. Buy tickets to see one of her favorite comedians live. Or, if she's as funny as she is a comedy fan, sign her up for a local improv class or comedy workshop.

SEE ALSO: What to Expect From Valentine's Day Deals in 2018


Woman Working on Craft Project

The Crafty One

Under $50: What you get for the crafter in your life is largely dependent on what she likes to make. You can find patterns for knitters, cool paper sets for scrapbookers, iron-ons for apparel, etc. Think about her interests and take a trip through the craft store. Or just buy her a gift card for the craft store. But definitely buy her a sticker maker, because everyone loves stickers.

Splurge: Get her a 3D printer and she'll be printing you hearts for days. Or sign her up for a class where she can make something, like pottery or robotics.

SEE ALSO: How to Save Money on Vistaprint Business Cards (and More!)


Couple on a Date

The Foodie

Under $50: Check Groupon or other deal sites for fine dining and foodie events in your area. You can usually find deep discounts on restaurants, wine tastings, and food tours. Or make her a gourmet meal (we won't tell if it's from Blue Apron).

Splurge: Take her to dinner at your nicest local farm-to-table restaurant. If you have a great dessert place nearby, make a second stop for coffee and pastries. Finish the evening with a nightcap at a craft cocktail bar.


Woman Reading Book

The Book Lover

Under $50: Books are an obvious choice, but still opt for a good one. Check new releases and best-seller lists for something up her alley. Or sign her up for a book-of-the-month subscription — there are a ton to choose from. You could also get her a coffee cup, T-shirt, or even a wall clock that professes her love of the written word.

Splurge: A first-edition book from her favorite author — or an autographed later edition — is an item she would always treasure. Or spring for a Kindle Unlimited subscription, which will give her a steady stream of things to read.

SEE ALSO: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Every Relationship


Woman Looking at Makeup

The Beauty Maven

Under $50: Stores like Sephora and Ulta offer tons of makeup, skin care, nail, and fragrance sets at a lower price point, so you can definitely find a gift she'll have fun experimenting with. If she's daring, the more color options, the better. And if finding something on your own is overwhelming, you can always go with a gift card.

Splurge: Buy her a facial or mani-pedi at a fancy spa in your area. Alternatively, book her a session with a makeup artist so she can try on some new looks.


Couple Sharing a Drink

The New Girl

When it comes to gifting while in a new relationship, you don't want to go overboard. Save the weekend trip to Paris for date three, at least. Stick with classic options for a first Valentine's Day, like dinner at a nice restaurant, flowers, and/or candy.

Do any of these gifts strike your fancy, readers? Got any foolproof ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments!


Contributing Writer

Jessica Hulett is a freelance writer, editor and obsessive seeker of online promo codes. She's been writing professionally for more than 15 years, and was most recently the managing editor of coupon and lifestyle site extrasforme.com.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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