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“When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts,” says the LA-based lifestyle publicist and blogger Trina Hendry, “the biggest mistake is thinking you have to go big.”
“A woman just wants to feel special and see that some effort and thought has been put into it,” says Hendry, who’s worked with everyone from boutique hotels to wineries and resorts. “The goal is to carve out some quality time together, create a special memory, and show her how much she means to you. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive.”
Ditch the bath and body products this year and get her something a little more unique for Valentine’s Day. From books and tech toys to must-have accessories, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite gifts to give, whether she’s a foodie, fashionphile or free spirit. Just remember: “No matter what you buy for her,” Hendry says, “thoughtfulness goes a very long way.”