The Best Valentine's Day Gifts Based On How Long You’ve Dated

Shop the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas based on how long you’ve been dating.

How is it the middle of February already? More importantly, how is it nearly Valentine’s Day again?!

Yep, the day dedicated to lovers is here once more. But what do you do when your situation is … complicated? Do you assume there’s potential and splurge, keep it simple with a card, or pretend the day doesn’t even exist? And if you’re single, how are you gonna treat yo’self?

Wherever you’re at, whoever you’re spending your time with, we’ve got Valentine’s Day ideas that’ll get you in the good books for every stage of your relationship.

What to get a guy or girl you're casually dating for Valentines Day

This is the trickiest of all dating situations when it comes to Valentine’s Day gift season! You’ve been on only a few dates, and it’s nowhere near serious, so splurging on a present could do more harm than good. Unfortunately, we can’t confidently suggest a gift in this case. With that being said, if you know you like spending time with someone, why not suggest an easy dinner date? Pasta, pizza, nothing fancy, no big deal—just two people going out for food, maybe opening a bottle of wine. Simple and nonthreatening!


Gift ideas if your relationship is FB official

Is updating your relationship status the best reason to go on Facebook these days? Still, it is pretty exciting making it FB official; it takes the pressure off a bit! You’ve bagged your bae, and now you can just let the good times roll.

  • What to get your boyfriend for Valentines Day?

There’s still no need to go crazy with the Valentine’s Day presents though. Thoughtful little bits are perfect. A great Valentine’s Day gift idea for him could be nourishing American Crew Beard Serum. Pair it with KEVIN.MURPHY Easy.Rider for a cute bedhead look that’ll give you *heart eyes*.

  • Best gift for your girlfriend on Valentines Day?

If you’re on the hunt for a Valentine’s Day gift for her, the super-versatile, super-pretty M.A.C Cosmetics Star-Dipped Face Compact is the ideal pick-up for your new boo. If you’re not sure and still stumped, an Adore Beauty Gift Voucher - Marble lets her spend on whatever is sure to make her smile.


If you've been together for three to six months

You’ve been exclusive for a few months, and your heart still jumps when you see their name in your notifications. Aw, love! You might feel like giving them the world, but your bank balance doesn’t quite let you follow through.

The most Be kind to your purse and help them pamper themselves with a DIY spa day! One of the Most romantic things to do on Valentines day is to focus on your partner. Turn down the lights, light a candle, and help then unwind with a massage using gentle L'Occitane Aromachologie Relaxing Shower Gel . Bonus: put a spring in their step with skin-clearing, plumped-up Sand&Sky Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Mask 100ml.


If you've been together for a year or more

Woah, a whole year together?! That went fast. What better way to celebrate your little love bubble than with a cheeky getaway for two? Whether you fancy a beach break, a country town affair, or a city-stomping cocktail adventure, now’s the time to get your romantic gene into gear.

Show your love you truly care by helping them look after their skin. Pack the ultra-cool Ultra Violette Throw Shade Set if you’re going anywhere near the sun. No shade intended.

There’s nothing worse than setting out and realising you’ve forgotten your shower essentials. Pack the Aesop Arrival Travel Kit, which has what you need to keep things smelling oh-so-good.


Valentines Day presents for couples living together

You’re sharing the bookshelf, the big food shop, and your Netflix and Amazon password. It’s official: you’re living with someone! Exciting times. What’s not always exciting is getting used to someone else’s personal habits. Especially those bathroom habits.

This Valentine’s Day, keep the romance alive and give your honey some Poo Pourri Ship Happens Toilet Spray or Aesop Post-Poo Drops. Either one is bound to make them laugh. And let’s face it: these products may be very necessary on both sides!


The best Valentines Day gift idea if you're married?

You found your one, and everyone knows it. Whether you’re still enjoying the honeymoon stage or you’ve been solid for years, marital bliss doesn’t mean you should get lazy. It’s nice to surprise your significant other on V-Day, especially if they’re not expecting it!

A great Valentine’s Day gift for your husband is the iconic Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme Eau De Toilette 100ml. You’ll want to keep snuggling up to give him a sniff, and he’ll feel all fancy wearing it. And for the man who knows what he wants, Creed Aventus Eau De Parfum 100ml as a rich, fruity fragrance and an unmistakable masculine edge. Yum!

And a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for her? You can’t go wrong with the undeniable power of a ghd original professional styler. Whether she’s working with curly, kinky, or straight hair, she’ll think of you every time she heats it up. Sweet!

Valentines Day present idea if you're Married with kids

If you and your partner spend half your time on the school run and the other half drowning in a sea of LEGOs, Valentine’s Day is a great way to shift the emphasis back to each other.

One of the most romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day is to help a busy mum or dad relax and unwind. While a scented candle might seem cliché, it’s something both of you can enjoy while eating a home-cooked meal or once the kids have gone to bed.

Run your spouse a bath with some calming L'Occitane Lavande Lavender Foaming Bath. Light an elegant Lumira Glass Candle – Cuban Tobacco to really set the scene. You could even jump in with them and … !


What to get my friends on Valentines day?

It doesn’t have to be all about the gushy, lovey-dovey stuff. A friends Valentine’s Day is definitely something worth celebrating! Your bestie has been there for you through thick and thin, so why not give them a treat?

Pick up a skincare gift set to show them you’ve got their best interests at heart. The asap rejuvenate pack is cruelty-free, is vegan, and has everything their skin needs. Or maybe give your pal the Dr. Bronner Rainbow Sampler so they can find their new favourite face wash, body wash, dish wash, laundry detergent ... Okay, pretty much any cleaning task can be accomplished with this soap. And the best part is there are no synthetic preservatives!


The best Valentine’s Day gift for yourself if you’re single

Let’s not forget the most important person in all of this: you! It’s great to treat loved ones, but why not make Valentine's Day a little bit more about you? Being single on Valentine’s Day is nothing to be sad about!

Our new Adore You section is full of ideas to help promote a sense of calm and wellness. Because with a healthy mind, body, and soul, you really are unstoppable. Single or not, Adore Beauty fully endorses you to invest in some well-deserved self-care by getting yourself a little something.

Oh, and for anyone wondering if they should wish their ex a happy Valentine’s Day: the answer is no. Trust us.



If you still haven't found anything you think will your partner will love, then check out our other gift guides for more inspo


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