Valentine’s Day is one of those things that looks great on paper, but ends up being…well less than spectacular in real life.

I mean, a day dedicated to love, appreciation and romance? In theory it sounds like a good idea, but practically it’s often a pain in the ass. The effort. The stress of planning what to do. The confusion of not knowing what to buy for your BF or GF. And what usually happens is that all of those things add up to take your stress level up a few notches.

But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way, because we’ve put together a Gift Guide to make your life much, much easier this Valentine’s Day.

COUPLE BRACELETS BY CAROKARO

The issue with most Valentine’s Day gifts – and with Valentine’s Day in general – is that it runs to risk of being too cheesy. So the trick is to get a gift for your BF or GF that’s thoughtful and romantic, but not cheesy. That’s tough, but these Couple Bracelets from CAROKARO are just that – thoughtful and yet not cheesy.

Nothing says romance like practicality! Well….maybe not. But we do believe that a great Valentine’s Day gift need not only be romantic – it can also serve a purpose. And what greater purpose is there than keeping your phone from dying?

On the other hand, there’s also a reason why the classics are the classics. And if you’re looking for a classically romantic gift for your GF or BF, then look no further. The modern twist here is that they’re available in a whole assortment of different colour options.

And Valentine’s Day just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without something sweet. The Love Edition from Lakrids fits that description perfectly – in part because it’s not cliché like chocolate, and it’s simply more interesting too.

Because…well…we don’t know a man who couldn’t use another couple pairs of underwear.

Britta should be on your gift list for your girlfriend for the simple reason that it’s a crowd pleaser and a fail-safe. It’s cute, elegant, and the particular lace style of this blouse seems to suit just about any woman.