Love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to right the gift-giving wrongs of the holidays. Were you sure your husband would love that faux-vintage, Bluetooth-compatible turntable, only to find out later that what he really wanted was a weighted blanket? Did you misinterpret his months of hint-dropping about homebrewing, ponying up for the perfect craft beer kit, when he was actually talking about kombucha?
Besides serving as an opportunity to fulfill leftover holiday wishes, Valentine’s Day is also a great time to make your partner feel loved. After all, nailing the perfect gift means not only showing that you’ve been listening, but really reading between the lines. The best gifts are often items the recipient wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, or even better — things they didn’t even know they wanted in the first place.
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Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of items even the savviest shoppers might not have thought to buy. Some are luxe versions of everyday items, while others are pure recreation. We’ve also included stuff at a range of price points, because you don’t need to break the bank to get your husband (or wife) the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. And hey, if some of these things benefit you, too, what’s the harm in that? Relationships are all about sharing, right?