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Heart It Hard: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

Even if you know someone intimately, buying him or her a romantic gift can surface a host of anxieties. Will she read too much into it? Is he even going to get you something? What size is she? Does he have any idea what a pocket square is?

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It’s a miracle we all don’t just break up the second week in February.

Don’t fret, however. Our editors’ gift picks for him and her will steer you clear of any unconscious uncoupling.

He wears his heart on his shoe. Get your sweetie a pair of Commes des Garçons x Converse sneakers as cool and adorable as he is.

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Other sneakers to consider: Common Projects luxury kicks (available in stores only) and Vans SK8-HI sneakers, endorsed by Kim Kardashian West.

She will always have Paris, around her wrist.

Slip a pretty ribbon dotted with Swarovski crystals on her arm. Made in the City of Light, these dainty bijoux by Les Interchangeables will surely delight her both for their pretty and Parisian factors.

His thirst is insatiable.

As our editor Andrew Matson quipped, “Nobody complains about nice ice.” Play it cool with these whiskey ball ice molds. Be sure to provide the whiskey.

Or spoil him with a Waterford Mad Men edition crystal decanter.

If he’s more of a beer and DIY guy (frankly, who needs the fuss?), these Brooklyn Brew Shop kits make awesome suds—just read our expert review.

Calvin Klein Modern boyshorts and braShe’s a (sexy) social butterfly.

#MyCalvins is one of the most successful social media campaigns in recent history. Perhaps that’s because it builds off the brand’s scantily clad advertising legacy. Give your lady something to post about with a matching set of Calvin Klein intimates.

Or perhaps she’s a bit more demure. A romantic blouse, like this one by Joie, puts all your poetic thoughts into one sweet piece of clothing that she’ll wear for years to come. In your shirt shopping be sure to opt for soft fabrics and lace edges.

He’s a player (but in a fun way).

If he’d rather play dominoes, this set from HAY is so stunning that a game will always be queued up—and you won’t mind a bit.

Recover Outlier Bluetooth speaker

Or if music is his passion, a Bluetooth speaker from Bose® makes sure it goes with him everywhere. The Outlier by Recover is handsomely set in a walnut wood casing to match his home decor.

There are plenty more suggestions online. But there are no excuses for failing to show up without a little something for your special someone.

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