Lost? Confused? Not even sure where to begin? Love might be a battlefield but we're here to help you navigate it. We've rounded up the winning gifts that are guaranteed to impress your Valentine this year, plus a few sneaky tricks to make your bae remember just how v. awesome you are. Happy (almost) Valentine's Day you sweet things.
THE GIRL | The Sentimental Type
THE WINNING GIFT | Whether she's your girlfriend, your partner, your wife or the mother of your children, your sentimental sweetheart will love an engraved initial necklace, especially if it's made by Kate Spade.
DON'T STOP THERE | While you might think to get your Kristen a 'K' or your Sarah an 'S', keep thinking and you'll realize you can do even better. If you don't have kids, get both of your initials so she can wear them together (awww) and if you do, pick up pendants with your children's initials so they'll always be close to her heart (double awww).
THE GIRL | The Cocktail Queen
THE WINNING GIFT | Does your one-and-only have serious bar cart #goals? Is she madly in love with her mojitos? Then she'll love this beautiful crystal carafe to add to her bar collection.
DON'T STOP THERE | Personalize a carafe by giving her a bottle of her favourite Scotch/Bourbon/Gin/Rum, plus the ingredients to make the first drink you ever shared together. Cheers to a job well done.
THE GIRL | The Mom with Young Kids
THE WINNING GIFT | The days of diapers might be long gone and your kids might finally be sleeping through the night, but those early years are still enough to take the sexy out of every situation. If she often vents about not feeling sexy anymore, a little lingerie might be just what you both need.
DON'T STOP THERE | Since lingerie can seem like a somewhat self-serving gift (fair enough) give her a pair of fun heart-print boxers to show that you're game, too (obviously). Candles, flowers and the band you listened to when you first started dating will bring the romance right back.
THE GIRL | The Fresh Flower Obsessee
THE WINNING GIFT | When it comes to flower-lovers, a rose by any other name just doesn't smell as sweet. Women love it when you remember their favourite flower, so take note and pick her up a big, beautiful bouquet.
DON'T STOP THERE | Whether she loves peonies, tulips or roses, Sephora is stocked with beauty products that contain her favourite flower. Go online and search the site for, say, 'peony', then add a few products in with her blooms to show her your made gift-giving skillz.
THE GIRL | The Hopeless Chocoholic
THE WINNING GIFT | A box of chocolate is so been-there-ate-that. A pretty new fondue set will give your Valentine that chocolate fix in a unique but winning way.
DON'T STOP THERE | Instead of wrapping up this gift, show up at the door with the fondue set, PLUS a picnic basked stocked with candles, marshmallows, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, and Two-Bite Brownies for your own private Fondue for Two. BTW, want to know how to make the easiest, most delicious fondue ever? Simply mix 1 big Toblerone bar with some whipping cream and you're set.
THE GIRL | The Weekend Adventurer
THE WINNING GIFT | A stylish duffle bag is the perfect gift for the person who loves impromptu weekend getaways. This bag is just the perfect size for those mini trips you love to take together.
DON'T STOP THERE | If you can afford it, give this bag as the gift, then give your love 1 hour to pack it. Whisk your wonderful away to a nearby inn/spa/B&B for a romantic night away and you'll officially be the best Valentine ever.
OUR PICK | Tate Leather Duffle Bag, $199, Danier
THE GIRL | The New Girlfriend
THE WINNING GIFT | If you've recently started dating and aren't sure whether or not you should even give her a gift at all, something small but sweet is where it's at. A red infuser mug gives a nice little nod to Valentine's Day and makes the perfect gift for her morning commute.
DON'T STOP THERE | Add a bag of 'Read my Lips' tea to tell her how you're really feeling about her, plus a cute card to tell her how 'hot' she is.
THE GIRL | The Music Lover
THE WINNING GIFT | If her old iPod is way out of date, she'll love getting a new iPod Touch to hold all of her prized playlists.
DON'T STOP THERE | Women generally hate techie gifts because they feel so impersonal. However, like mixed tapes from the '90s, don't forget that nothing is more romantic than getting curated tunes from your love. Fill her new iPod with a playlist made just for her and you're guaranteed to see her swoon.
THE GIRL | The Impossible-to-Buy-For Femme
THE WINNING GIFT | Every time you buy her something, she returns it. Every time. So you've realized that you have no choice but to get her a gift card. Instead of getting her a random GC, pick her favourite mall (um, White Oaks Mall, obvs), or her fave store so she can pick out whatever she likes.
DON'T STOP THERE | A gift card alone feels like a cop-out so pick a beautiful red or pink wallet to put it in. She'll love that you took the extra time to get her something personal. Oh, and remember the gift receipt so she can promptly return it ;)
OUR PICK | Skinny Leather Wallet, $150, Coach
THE GIRL | The Caffeine Addict
THE WINNING GIFT | This gorgeous sculptural coffee maker from Sowden will give your caffeine-addict a smooth, perfect cup of coffee every single time. You've officially made every morning brighter.
DON'T STOP THERE | Serve up an epic breakfast in bed to go with the new coffee maker and you'll make this coffee experience extra epic.
THE GIRL | The Yoga Devotee
THE WINNING GIFT | Want to namastay the best guy ever? Give your pretty yogi some brand new yoga gear to help her make the most of every class. A S'well water bottle might seem expensive but as a proud owner, I can tell you it's worth every penny.
DON'T STOP THERE | The nice thing about yoga is that there are so many great accessories to enhance her experience. If she's always wanted to try a new type of yoga, get her some trial passes to test out everything from hot yoga to ballet barre - she'll love that you walked the extra mile for her.
THE GIRL | The Wanderlust Woman
THE WINNING GIFT | Whether she hates winters, loves the beach, or hasn't gotten to escape in forever, she'll love rose-coloured glasses to make every grey winter day seem a little brighter.
DON'T STOP THERE | Again, if budget is no object or if you've been saving up for awhile, surprise your sweetheart with these glasses, plus plane tix to somewhere tropical. A girl can always dream...