The 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her


Here it is gentleman: may we present the 2016 Valentine’s Day gift guide to keep you out of the doghouse. Every item on this list is hand picked and lady approved as something we would use or wear ourselves, so you can feel confident in grabbing one of these items if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift. There’s something here for every type of woman, so go forth and shop away.


Belle Et Bon Bon Sex Kitten Set
We’re a little obsessive over lingerie here at The Manual, so we’re always looking for the sexiest, most luxurious pieces we can find. And now that we’ve discovered Anya Lust, we’re not sure we’ll shop anywhere for these delicate underthings ever again. We’re partial to (and we think your girl will be too) the Belle Et Bon Bon Sex Kitten set, designed with gorgeous black lace you’ll enjoy as much as her. $110 – $135,


Ringly Out To Sea
This lapis ring is more than a pretty piece of jewelry. Ringly connects to your phone via Bluetooth so you can receive custom notifications through a vibration and subtle light on the side of the ring, perfect if she’s waiting for an important message but can’t have her mobile device in plain site. Inspired by leisurely boat trips with friends, the deep blue lapis stone is rumored to enhance intellectual ability. $195,


Tinsel The Dipper Audio Necklace
Can you tell we’re super into wearable tech this year? The Tinsel Dipper may look like a cool, chunky necklace, but it actually houses a pair of headphones, perfect for ladies who are constantly listening to music but are sick of tangled or lost cords. Plus, the founder Aniyia Williams is an opera singer, so the audio quality on these babies is stellar. $175,


Godiva Signature Truffle Box
Whoever said giving chocolate on Valentine’s Day is cliche was terribly mistaken. In fact, we guarantee your girl wants a box of Godiva truffles because she’s sane enough to know they’re absolutely delicious. Each ball of joy is beautifully decorated and decadently flavored with combos like salted caramel and hazelnut crunch. $30,


HUGO Woman
This light, fresh fragrance was made for the female adventurer. Its floral, fruity notes are met with unexpected boyish hints like black tea and ocean air for a modern scent that isn’t too overpowering for everyday wear. We think it’s the perfect scent for every season. $72,


ASOS Suede Biker Jacket
A biker jacket is a closet must-have for both men and women, and we’re loving this feminine twist on the classic. Designed with luxurious stone suede, she can dress it down with a tee and jeans or wear it with her favorite cocktail dress for a night on the town. $154,

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Timex Originals Sparkle Watch
Every girl loves a little bling now and then, especially when it comes from extra sparkly Swarovski crystals. Timex gave one of their classic watches a glam update with a whitewashed design and gold hardware for extra richness. $60,


BaubleBar Crop Collar
The bling doesn’t have to stop at her wrist. In fact, we think your girl could use something around her neck, too. This chic collar necklace has just enough sparkle to turn heads but is streamlined enough to wear every day. $42,


James Dean Aviator Sunglasses
Inspired by the Rebel Without a Cause himself, this new sunglasses line may be made for men, but they look just as badass on women as they do on you. Each style is timeless and effortlessly stylish, so she can enjoy them for years to come. We’re partial to the classic, gold-framed aviator. $50,


Negative Underwear V1 Essaouira Bodysuit
We’re big fans of Negative Underwear for their no-nonsense style and everyday sexy vibe. And their Essaouira Bodysuit is one of our favorite pieces, designed with “anti-lace” that leaves just enough to the imagination. She can wear it as underwear or as part of her outfit if she rolls like that. $200,


Pure Romance Put a Ring on It
You’re never too old to play with toys, especially when they’re of the Pure Romance variety. This rechargeable vibrator is discreet, compact and guaranteed to give her a welcome surprise during your next alone moment. Five speeds keep things interesting. $69,

Side Project

Side Project Skateboards
Inspired by the early history of skating culture when surfers were looking for ways to ride without the water, Jake Eshelman founded Side Project Skateboards. Each board is handmade in Houston with reclaimed wood by a single craftsman from start to finish. Whether she’s a seasoned pro or looking to learn, one of these is pretty much the coolest gift ever. $225 – $275,