PEOPLE editors in style, beauty, home and more pick the gifts they'd love to give or receive for Valentine's Day 2024
Whether you want to indulge in some self-care, treat your best friend to something, have an S.O. to buy for or need a little something for your kids, these picks have you covered.
Shop our editors' favorite finds below.
Marrow Fine Ring
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I sent my husband a link to this purple sapphire and opal ring from the brand’s new Kaleidoscope Collection in case he wants to upgrade his Valentine’s Day game from “last card available at CVS” to "expensive piece of jewelry she’ll cherish forever.”
Buy It! Marrow Fine Sapphire Linear Band, $5,000; marrowfine.com
Super Smalls Play Shoes
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: My almost five-year-old daughter loves to play with my shoes and of course she goes for my fanciest high heels. As cute as she looks teetering around in them, I worry that she (and my Choos) will sustain an injury. These Super Smalls play shoes, which have gems in the heels!, are a safer (and frankly, more fabulous) alternative.
Buy It! Super Smalls Daydream Queen Play Shoes, $36; supersmalls.com
Rails Sweat Set
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: Valentine's Day dates look a little different with two young children, but at least I'll appear put together while doing school drop off, birthday parties and baking class cookies in this chic and cozy Rails set with pink embroidered hearts that's so soft I'll likely fall asleep in it too. I'm also surprising my mom and sister with the 'fit.
Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: Nothing says "love you, mean it" like a beyond-deluxe box of gorgeous, high-end chocolates. This Vosges collections of 26 truffles delivers that message with an underscore and exclamation point.
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I recently got married and my friends gave me these jeans as a wedding gift (cue the Golden Girls theme song) and while I’d love to tell you they’re not worth the price, I can’t. They’re fantastic. The “Danielle” style has a high-rise, straight-leg cut with a 33-inch inseam that makes your legs look Kendall Jenner long. As a tall person, I can wear them with flats and heels which, if you’re into fashion math, helps bring down the cost per wear. Plus, the silhouette is so classic, you’ll have them forever.
Buy It! Khaite Danielle Jeans, $460; khaite.com
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: When you find a super-soft cashmere sweater that fits well and costs under $100, you buy one in a few colors which is why I own this Naadam crewneck in black, gray and purple. And now the brand offers customized monogramming, which makes it even more perfect for gifting (and collecting).
Buy It! Naadam The Original Cashmere Sweater, $98, plus $20 for monogramming; naadam.co
Koio Men's Sneakers
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: I have these sneakers and my husband always comments on how much he likes them. So this year I'm surprising him with his own pair from Koio's men's collection, because nothing says "I Love You" more than matching footwear, right!?
Buy It! Koio Capri Sneaker, $255; people.com
Mignonne Gavigan Earrings
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I haven't worn a piece of heart-shaped jewelry since pink was my favorite color (it's now yellow), but I think 12-year-old me and grownup me can agree that these oversize hammered hoops are super chic and I should be rocking them constantly.
Buy It! Mignonne Gavigan "Emilie" Gold Heart Hoop Earrings, $115; mignonnegavigan.com
Jones Road The Nail Polish Kit
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Jones Road founder Bobbi Brown has been obsessed with red nails ever since she was on the set of a photoshoot in the '90s and a supermodel walked in in a casual outfit, barely any makeup, hair pulled back and a perfect bright red mani on her short nails. "I’ll never forget how magnetic and impossibly chic it was," she recalls. That look was the inspiration for "Poppy," the vibrant red lacquer in this kit, which also comes with the prettiest sheer pink hue, plus a clear top and base coat.
Buy It! Jones Road The Nail Polish Kit, $48; jonesroad.com (available Feb. 6)
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: My hunt for the perfect relaxed fit, coated jeans has ended thanks to this super-comfortable and flattering pair from VIAVIA, a cult-favorite online shopping destination which offers an amazing curated selection of rising global brands alongside its own line of Italian-made streetwear. I plan to wear these pants with a bodysuit, statement belt and combat boots for a night out, but they also look just as cute with Adidas Sambas and a sweater for school drop-off.
Buy It! VIAVIA The High + Straight Jean In Manhattan Shine, $168; viavia.live
Leatherology Jewelry Case
Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: On a recent trip with my mother, she called my current travel jewelry storage method "disgraceful." Besides being funny, it's also true, and I have the misplaced hoop earring to prove it. I'm asking for this thoughtful organizer (with snaps to keep necklaces from tangling and slots for studs, chunkier necklaces, rings and more) in this can't-miss-it shade of cherry red so I can treat my nice jewelry right.
Rhode Peptide Lip Tints Set
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: There's a reason this lip tints set continues to sell out — the non-sticky formula is super-hydrating (thanks to the hero ingredient shea butter) and glides onto the lips with a rich, glossy tint. It's the ultimate date night product — just ask Rhode founder Hailey Bieber.
Buy It! Rhode Peptide Lip Tints, $58; rhodeskin.com
David Yurman Ring
Jackie Fields, Deputy Beauty Director: Due to a recent setback with online dating (it would appear there is not one man who can string together a complete sentence, but I digress) I am single this Valentine's Day. But that's okay, because I have been in my "treat yo'self" era for a while now. This 2/14 I am eyeing this garnet heart ring from David Yurman, because what better way to tell myself how much "I deserve the world" than to stare at this gem of an accessory all day long?
Buy It! David Yurman Chatelaine Heart Ring, $895 - $1,020; davidyurman.com
minnow Knit Sweater
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: I'm a sucker for a matching mommy-and-me moment. Enter minnow, a chic family lifestyle brand (Reese Witherspoon, Lily Aldridge and Kate Hudson are all big fans!) that recently launched knit sweaters for both women and kids for Valentine’s Day. I can't wait to twin with my two-year old in this red-and-pink striped sweater which can also be personalized with monograms. (Let's hope she feels the same!)
Buy It! minnow Unisex Strip Knit Sweater, $75; minnowswim.com
Max Mara Cashmere Hat
Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: There is nobody on this planet that wouldn't be happy to receive a luxe cashmere hat. It says "I love you and I want you to be comfortable at all times." This one in lilac, from a brand beloved by celebs for their high-end outerwear, is the prettiest way to add a little color to a drab February day.
Kopari Sun Shield On-the-Glow SPF Stick
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: SPF has never felt so sexy. This new, clean, non-greasy formula from Kopari glides onto the face and body effortlessly and leaves a shimmering, non-oily glow. It also keeps you feeling hydrated and glowy without compromising protective UV coverage. Plus the scent will instantly transport you somewhere tropical.
Buy It! Kopari Sun Shield On-the-Glow Sheer Stick SPF 40, $29; koparibeauty.com
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: MORI's soft, sustainable pjs are always at the top of the sleepwear rotation in our house, and the brand's Valentine's Day collection have now become part of the bedtime routine. The heart print feels festive and the blend of organic and bamboo cotton is not only super-soft, but environmentally friendly. They also offer a variety of cute V-Day themed outfits for whatever your family has planned.
Buy It! MORI Heart Print Pajama Set, $48; us.babymori.com
Mazin Jewels Necklace
Alex Apatoff, Executive Editor: If the name Mazin Jewels rings a bell, that's because it's been Taylor Swift's cute-but-affordable jewelry brand of choice lately. If Travis Kelce is shopping this gift guide (not that he's got anything else going on this week) we highly suggest this cute heart necklace with pavé touches.
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: Since we're all wearing red lips now in solidarity with the Patron Saint of Red Lipstick Taylor Swift, I've added this new Charlotte Tilbury launch to the top of my rotation. Inspired by all the Hollywood beauty icons that Tilbury has worked with, the bright cherry-red matte shade has a long-lasting formula and is infused with lipstick tree extract for smooth glide on application. I always use it with the brand's Lip Cheat lip liner in Savage Rose.
Buy It! Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Icon Lipstick in Hollywood Vixen, $35; charlottetilbury.com
Moon Teeth Whitening Device
Melody Chiu, Executive Editor: It's admittedly not the most romantic gift in the world, but I always love a practical gift, especially for my galentines!
B-Low the Belt Heart Belt
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: This black belt looks cute cinched over a maxi dress or with high-waisted jeans and the heart buckle is a fresh update to simpler styles in my closet. It's a perfect date night style.
Buy It! B-Low the Belt Hailey Heart Belt, $165; b-lowthebelt.com
Béis Cosmetic Case
Melody Chiu, Executive Editor: Just when I think I have enough travel accessories, Shay Mitchell convinces me I need one more piece. This cosmetic case fits so much, and there's even a removable brush holder.
Dee Ocleppo Heels
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: Everyone can use a party shoe or two in their closet, and this bow-adorned, pink satin mule is the perfect antidote to a snoozy black pump. (Leave it to Dee Ocleppo to know how to craft the perfect heel — the former model, creative director of Judith Leiber, and wife of Tommy Hilfiger, has been at the helm of the fashion industry for decades. And her chic, eponymous brand is all hand-crafted in Italy!)
Buy It! Dee Ocleppo Maldives Heel, $325; deeocleppo.com
Crystal Head Vodka
Melody Chiu, Executive Editor: I honestly would prefer to stay indoors and not venture outside on Valentine's Day (it is wild out there, especially on the day of love). Mixing up some cocktails at home and making a home-made meal together with a date or group of friends sounds like the perfect way to celebrate this year.
Buy It! Crystal Head Vodka, $47.99; totalwine.com
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: I've needed a new travel makeup case and finally treated myself to this style, which is the perfect size for a back-back or carry-on. The vegan leather feels luxe and I love the added touch from the gold hardware. Definitely a great gift.
Buy It! OTM St. Tropez Makeup Bag, $90; otmcollection.com
Bogner Ski Jacket
Melody Chiu, Executive Editor: It's a new year, but Barbie-mania continues for me — and I feel this is exactly what Barbie would wear while hitting the slopes. There's also an optional hidden teddy lining on the stand-up collar for extra warmth.
Buy It! Bogner Valea Down Ski Jacket, $1900; bogner.com
Love Saro Permanent Jewelry
Melody Chiu, Executive Editor: Permanent jewelry is all the rage lately, but Love Saro makes the process extra special. The brand — which offers jewelry featuring fine materials — was founded by mother-daughter duo Sacha and Carol, who want their clients to feel a true connection to the final piece representing their intention for the year.
Buy It! Love Saro Permanent Jewelry, $108 (starting); lovesaro.com
Minnie Mouse Color Block Joggers
Nicholas Rice, Senior Editor: With holiday-themed colors and Minnie Mouse celebrating her longtime love on one leg, these themed joggers are perfect for any Disney fan celebrating Valentine's Day.
Buy It! Minnie Mouse Color Block Joggers, $47.95; cakeworthystore.com.
Sheertex Rip-Resist Tights
Brittany Talarico, Deputy Style Director: Just like the name suggests, these sheer stockings are very durable, and make it through plenty of wears without ripping. They are also an instant outfit maker and look just as cute with combat boots as they do with heels.
Buy It! Sheertex Classic Sheer Rip-Resist Tights, $59; sheertex.com
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