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Best Valentine's Day gifts for your wife

Tiffany and Co./ David Yurman/Sephora

Valentine's Day is coming, and your wife should be at the top of your list. Knowing she'll come up with (yet another) terrific gift for you this Valentine's Day, you'll want to plan ahead to show her just how much you love and appreciate her.

You shouldn't feel pressure when it comes to finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your wife. That's because the shopping experts at CBS Essentials found it for you. From jewelry she won't want to stop wearing from top designers like to David Yurman, gifts for pet lovers to the queen of the kitchen, we've rounded up the top Valentine's Day gifts of 2024. We're confident one of these (or more!) will be perfect for your wife.

The best Valentine's Day gifts for your wife

This Valentine's Day is the perfect time to say "I love you" with something she'll really want. Here are some of our top gift choices for your wife.

Best personalized gift: Jennifer Zeuner Shepard lariat

Jennifer Zeuner

Make a statement this Valentine's Day with this gorgeous gold lariat from social media darling Jennifer Zeuner, a favorite of celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep. In your house, your wife is the superstar and her jewelry should reflect her star status in your eyes.

Diamonds dot this lariat, which can be personalized with up to three initials. 

Why we like the Jennifer Zeuner Shepard lariat:

  • Zeuner is known for high-quality jewelry with modern styling that can be worn everyday.
  • Choose from 14 karat yellow gold, gold vermeil or sterling silver.
  • The chain is 16-17 inches.
  • Diamond weight is .015 pt.

Best last minute gift: Sephora gift card


Despite the best laid plans, sometimes one needs a last minute gift. Shake off your late-to-the-party shame and know that there are terrific options for Valentine's Day gifts, even when you've put off shopping to the last minute.

Whether she's into beauty or not, you can't go wrong with a Sephora gift card. She gets the decadence of new beauty or hair products, and you spare yourself the anxiety of having to figure out which products she'd like. 

Why we like gifting a Sephora gift card:

  • Sephora has beauty and hair products, plus beauty aid tools like hair dryers.
  • She'll have fun choosing her own products.
  • We like to purchase gift cards via Amazon: Prime delivery saves us a trip to the mall.

For the woman who loves a signature scent: Tiffany Eau de Parfum

Tiffany and Co./Nordstrom

Let's face it, she has great taste and she appreciates the finer things. She'll love the luxurious gift of Tiffany & Co.'s dazzling perfume. She'll get a dose of luxury every day, not to mention the chance to think of you.  

You'll love gifting a "little blue box" about as much as she'll appreciate receiving one. The perfume's bottle is so pretty, it'll be a gorgeous addition to her vanity or bathroom counter. 

Why we like the Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum:

  • This perfume's light, fresh scent mixes a combination of iris, patchouli, musk, flowers and luxury. 
  • The gorgeous bottle was designed to replicate a Tiffany diamond.

For the hopeless romantic:  David Yurman interlocking heart necklace

David Yurman

The only downside to gifting your wife David Yurman's gorgeous interlocking heart necklace is the side-eye you'll receive from friends who didn't get their wife something quite as spectacular. Jewelry is forever and this necklace is a keeper.

Why we like the David Yurman interlocking heart necklace.

  • This necklace uses Yurman's iconic cable motif with pavé-set diamonds (.05 total carat weight).
  • This necklace is sterling silver.
  • The chain adjusts 15"-17".
  • This necklace closes with a sturdy lobster clasp.

For the pet parent: Uncommon Goods custom pet embroidered sweatshirt

Custom Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt
Uncommon Goods

If her love for your pets is unwavering, consider one of these custom pet sweatshirts from Uncommon Goods. There are several options. You can get a portrait of one or two pets embroidered on these sweatshirts, plus add their names or not. Just upload a photo of your pet (or pets) to get the process started.

These cotton-blend sweatshirts come in tan, black, gray, blue, pink, white and mint.

Why we like this sweatshirt:

  • A custom gift is always special, and if she's a doting pet parent, she'll be obsessed with this sweatshirt.

For the self-help guru: 'Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier' by Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey

Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier

Oprah Winfrey's latest book is here, and it's flying off the shelves.

The lifestyle mogul teamed up with Harvard professor Arthur Brooks, famed for his lessons on happiness, to write a book about finding enjoyment and meaning in your life.

You can read an excerpt of "Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier" here.

Buy the hardcover or Kindle edition on Amazon.

Why we like this book:

  • Who wouldn't like to be happier? This new book is an excellent gift for any reader and is a CBS Essentials bestseller.

For the home chef: Caraway stainless-steel cookware set

caraway Cookware Set

Caraway just came out with stainless-steel cookware. It can withstand higher temperatures than the brand's usual beloved ceramic sets.

Treat her to the whole set including a 10.5-inch fry pan, 3-quart saucepan, 4.5-quart saute pan and 6.5-quart Dutch oven. It also comes with a pan and lid storage solution.

This lightweight cookware is oven-safe and free of harmful coatings. It's $695, reduced from $845.

Why we like this cookware set:

  • Upgrade her kitchen with this long-lasting, pro-worthy cookware that can withstand high temperatures.

For the wife who loves to layer: Sézane Lucas sweater 

sezane Lucas jumper

If you can't take her to Paris for Valentine's Day, then this Sézane sweater is the perfect way to bring a touch of Paris to her. She'll embrace the winter months in style with this organic cotton and wool sweater adorned with statement buttons from the renowned French brand.

Why we like this gift:

  • She'll stay warm and look good doing it in this special sweater.
  • This ribbed knit sweater comes in six colors and has a high neckline. 
  • Find the Lucas pullover in sizes XXS to XXXL.

For the skincare fan: Cosrx snail mucin hydrating serum

COSRX Snail Mucin

This snail mucin serum is a CBS Essentials bestseller. Yes, it's made with the help of real snails. This quirky luxury gift might just be the perfect addition to her Valentine's Day haul.

The serum is formulated with 96% snail secretion filtrate (aka snail mucin). Snail mucin offers a variety of skincare benefits including reducing the appearance of fine lines, improving skin texture and restoring your skin barrier. 

This hydrating serum is designed to protect your skin from losing moisture. It's currently $13, reduced from $25.

Why we like this serum:

This serum has over 50,000 reviews and Amazon shoppers rate it 4.6 stars. It's a good option for people with sensitive skin or fragrance sensitivities as it is unscented.

For the shoe lover: Loeffler Randall Camellia pleated bow heels

loeffler randall Camellia Champagne Pleated Bow Heel
Loeffler Randall

Trust us, these are the shoes she wants for your next date night. The Loeffler Randall Camellia pleated bow heels are almost sold out most places, but pro tip: They're still available in all sizes on the Loeffler Randall site.

These Italian lamé heels shimmer under the lights during a night out. They come in 11 colors and have a 3.5-inch heel. This version also has an ankle strap. Their footbed is padded and they come in sizes 5 to 12. 

Going up a size is recommended for wider feet.

Why we like these heels:

  • She'll be ready to hit the town with you in these perfectly shimmery heels that -- at last check -- were going fast.

For the matcha drinker: Cuzen matcha maker starter kit

Matcha Maker Starter Kit Sumi Black
Cuzen Matcha

Cuzen's beloved matcha maker does all the grinding and whisking for her to make high-quality matcha drinks at home. 

It comes with four packets of matcha leaf blends to get her started. There's no need to refill the machine every day, as it stores the matcha leaves.

Why we like this matcha maker:

  • She can save money by making high-quality matcha drinks at home with this matcha maker, a stylish addition to any countertop.

For the jewelry lover: Diamond Nexus round-cut lab-grown diamond stud earrings

Round Cut Stud Earrings
Diamond Nexus

Jewelry is a Valentine's Day gift that keeps shining for years to come, but diamond earrings can easily cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately, there's an alternative that most of us can't distinguish from the real deal: lab-created diamonds.

With these classic diamond-alternative earrings from Diamond Nexus, you have your choice of precious metal type, center stone size and certification status. The diamonds on this piece are lab-created, but indistinguishable from a perfect diamond. The earrings have a low profile, so they never appear droopy.

"The shipping was fast and packaging was very sophisticated," a reviewer says.

In the lowest carat weight, these earrings are currently $475 reduced from $593.

Why we like these earrings:

  • These lab-grown diamonds are indistinguishable from natural diamonds and are a fraction of the cost.

For the health enthusiast: Oura Ring Gen3 


The stylish Oura Ring is a fitness tracker that doesn't look like one at first glance. In fact, it very well may complement it. 

The Oura Ring tracks how well she sleeps, her daily movement and her heart rate. It can help set health goals, take her through guided meditations and more. This small wearable can sync her health and workout data from her favorite apps through Apple Health, Google Fit, Strava and Natural Cycles. 

Choose from six finishes including silver, gold, black and rose gold. Prices vary by color. 

Why we like the Oura Ring:

  • This ring provides useful insights into her health and wellness beyond basic fitness tracking. It's also comfortable, and fits better into a jewelry setup than a standard fitness tracker or Apple Watch. 

For the luxury skincare enthusiast: Therabody TheraFace mask

Therabody TheraFace Mask

The future of skincare is here with Therabody's new TheraFace mask. This FDA-cleared LED skincare mask offers red light (for fine lines and wrinkles), red and infrared light (for dark spots), plus blue light treatments (for acne) with an added tension-relieving vibration therapy.

Therabody's clinical studies of this mask showed a visible reduction in fine lines and dark spots in as little as eight weeks for participants doing these treatments.

Why we like this LED skincare mask:

  • She can be her own facialist at home with this futuristic skincare device.

For the art lover: Netgear Meural Canvas II

Netgear Meural Canvas II

If she's an art lover who loves to display new works, a digital picture frame is a no-brainer. Netgear's Meural Canvas II is more than just a simple LED display. It's a fantastic option for putting her favorite prints, paintings, and other pieces on the wall -- wherever she chooses.

It shows off each piece installed to the device as if it were a sturdy, matte frame -- it looks just like the real thing. She'll love being able to effortlessly change the art that shows up on the frame with a few button presses on her phone or tablet.

Why we like this digital portrait display:

  • She can curate her own miniature art gallery at home by selecting all her favorite photos and artwork and move them to her frame. 

For the sentimental mom: Leica Sofort 2 Instant Camera

Leica Sofort 2 Instant Camera
B&H Photo

If your wife is sentimental, she'll appreciate having a pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera to capture every important moment. It can take up to 4.9MP photos stored on a microSD card, plus it can print out all her favorite photos.

It comes in three colors, and it's the perfect size for toting around even in the smallest purse. Most importantly, it's easy to use, boasts a lengthy battery life, and it's a lot more fun to use than a camera phone.

Why we like this point and shoot camera:

  • It comes in a variety of fun colors, and it's super simple to operate. Plus, it can print photos, so she can have memories in the palm of her hand.

For the disciplined planner: Hobonichi Techo Planner

Hobonichi Techo Planner

If staying organized and purposeful is what your wife is into, she'll absolutely love this gorgeous Japanese planner. It's a veritable best-seller across the globe thanks to its high-quality and durable construction, thread-stitch binding that allows it to stay open on its own, and a minimalistic design that you can add numerous custom book covers to personalize.

Its one page per day layout makes it simple for users to keep track of daily to-do lists, what's going on, schedules, and more. It also features tabs, memo pages, and other interactive additions for your wife to fill out in retrospective moments. If your wife loves staying on top of things and meticulously scheduling every single day down to the hour, she'll enjoy making this high-class planner all her own. 

Why we like this planner: 

  • It's a beloved brand that users across the world rely on to keep track of what things mean to them. It's simple to use, features plenty of customization options, and encourages users to plan more. 

For the gym fanatic: ProForm Vue

ProForm Vue

This fitness mirror is a 22-inch touchscreen device that uses interactive personal training sessions to help craft the perfect workout. It comes with a 10-pound barbell and two 5-pound dumbbells as well as up to four 2.5-pound weight plates, which you can store on the back of the mirror.

All workouts appear in the mirror via video so that you can follow them for better form and to make sure you're doing everything correctly. When not in use, there's no visible clips on the mirror, so it goes back to performing just like a regular one you can put in a room and leave there. 

Currently on sale at Amazon for $1,349, reduced from $1,499. A 30-day iFIT subscription is included with purchase.

Why we like this fitness mirror:

  • She can workout whenever she likes without having to leave home.
  • With new classes added regularly, she'll never get bored.

For the at-home hair enthusiast: T3Micro Airebrush Duo

T3 Micro Airebrush

This hot air brush is the perfect thing to buy anyone (like your wife) looking for a way to stop going to the salon for fancy blowouts or gorgoeus hair. It can create polished, smooth hair just by running it through your tresses. It does this using an ion-enriched airstream and digitally-controlled heat.

This brush comes with interchangeable attachments and 15 heat and speed combinations. The round brush is great for volume and bold looks, while the paddle is for straightening curls for a more svelte, smooth look.

Your wife will love being able to create the hairstyles of her dreams without spending a fortune at the salon with this affordable heat styler.

Why we like this air styler:

  • It can make styling hair effortless and fun without the associated costs of going to the salon and scheduling multiple hair appointments. 

For the fashionista: Rizzoli Tom Ford Book

Tom Ford Book

This Tom Ford book is a chronicle of one of the biggest fashion icons of the industry. The large tome is a complete catalogue of Ford's creations for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 through 2004, whith over 200 photos from a variety of photographers. Created hand in hand with Ford to create a book tailor-made to his specifications, this is the perfect read for anyone interested in fashion or style.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour provided a foreword for this daring collection of Ford's works, and there are 375 black and white and full-color photos to flip through in this time capsule of an icon's 10-year career. It also comes in a gorgeous slipcase to protect the book from fraying and other accidents. 

Why we like this book:

  • It has everything anyone's wanted to know about Tom Ford's greatest designs and a variety of image that chronicle every bit of the work he's submitted in the fashion world, making for the perfect coffee table book and more. 
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