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Valentine’s Day gift ideas: 101+ gift ideas for the special person in your life

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Valentine’s Day is so much more than just chocolates and flowers (although, don’t get us wrong, we love a good bouquet or edible arrangement). It’s a time to reflect and appreciate the ones you love in life, and more importantly to thank them for being next to you through the thick and the thin. This could be your spouse, significant other, best friend or even a family member.

The tricky part to Valentine’s Day is picking out the right gift. And when in doubt, we turn to our philosophy that your gift should reflect the person you’re gifting. If he or she is a true foodie who spends countless hours in the kitchen or binge-watching “Chef’s Table” on Netflix, gifts that help provide a professional culinary edge in the kitchen are a solid option. For those who like to live life to the fullest, an experience (think cooking classes, spa retreats and even off-the-beaten-path tours), rather than a traditional gift, is a winner. And if the person you’re gifting is a true Valentine’s Day traditionalist, stunning artisanal bouquets and delectable chocolates can do no harm.

To help get you started on your Valentine’s Day shopping, we’ve created your ultimate gift guide ahead. The gifts are broken down by categories that reflect the person you’re shopping for. Whether they’re tech-savvy or love the finer things in life, there’s a gift that suits pretty much everyone.

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