Even if you enjoy Valentine's Day--I generally do--you can probably agree that it's pretty corny. The holiday's tropes feel a little lame and formal for adult humans in adult relationships, but if you make it your own, it's a great opportunity to do something nice for your spouse, partner, best friend--whoever. It's best celebrated as a day of affection and appreciation, no matter who you're with.
Valentine's Day also traditionally involves gift-giving, and I have a little theory about how to make that go smoothly as well: the best Valentine's Day gifts are things that can be worn or used in everyday life, but picking something in a traditional V-Day color gives the recipient a nice reminder of the occasion the piece marks. If you're more of a candy person, there are chic ways to do that, too--check out all of our suggestions below.