Here’s What ELLE Editors Really Want for Valentine’s Day

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Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day is a highly divisive holiday. If you’re coupled up, then you better be prepared to shell out for your SO (candy, chocolates, lingerie, the whole nine yards). If you’re single, then you’ve likely got some Galentine’s Day plans to make, thanks in large part to Leslie Knope’s waffle brunch. Whichever category you fall under—even if it’s neither—we can probably all get behind the idea of being gifted something fabulous, either from a loved one or yourself. Need some inspo? Below, eight ELLE editors share what they really want this Feb. 14.

Aralie Lace Trim Underwire Bra

“This Valentine’s Day, and also every day, all I want is lingerie from Dora Larsen. So often lingerie can feel super serious or overly vampy, and I love that her pieces are fun and colorful, but still ultimately sexy. My partner already gifted me one set last year, and I’ve been stalking the site ever since. Plus, this silky purple feels extra appropriate for the holiday, no?”—Madison Feller, Senior Writer/Editor

Camille Puff Sweater

“When is a sparkly sweater ever NOT a good gift?”—Claire Stern, Digital Deputy Editor

Anafi Gold Pearl Earrings

“I find it incredibly sad and depressing to buy myself jewelry, but my heart craves sparkly things, which makes it an ideal gift for me. Nothing makes me feel like more of a grown-up than when I wear impressively distracting earrings. These pearl pieces from Éliou will definitely dazzle my Zoom audience.”—Tatjana Freud, Beauty E-Commerce Writer

Hand-Crafted Chocolate Truffles

“Of course my goal is to eat all the chocolate on V-Day, but these hand-painted truffles are just as lovely to look at as they are to eat. The Black-owned brand sources all its sweets from Ghana, where they’re made using traditional West African ingredients.”—Nykia Spradley, Temporary Beauty Director

Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer

“Sure, this little jar might not make for the grandest gift in the world, but my husband knows I prefer dependability over all—and this moisturizing primer is a fan-favorite because it’s always reliable. The non-tacky cream not only prevents my makeup from budging all day, but also keeps my skin hydrated and glowing. As an added bonus, the stuff smells delicious. Bobbi, mayhaps make a candle out of this scent?”—Lauren Puckett-Pope, Associate Editor

Roundtrip Ticket to Paris

“Now that I’m vaxxed, boosted, AND recovered from Omicron, I’m ready to travel again, and I am just basic enough to admit there’s no place I love more than Paris. I’m also just bougie enough that I can’t say no to business class, which is why I’m coveting a roundtrip ticket on La Compagnie. The French boutique airline offers all-business-class flights from Newark to Paris Orly with fully-lie flat seats, which means I can actually get sleep on the red-eye. The menu is also delicious—it wouldn’t be France without a four-course meal dreamt up by a renowned chef. Just call me ‘Jessica in Paris.’”—Jessica Roy, Digital Director

Cherie Lace Slip

“If you’re the type to balk at straight-up lingerie, this slip dress with strategically placed lace paneling is the best of both worlds.”—Claire Stern, Digital Deputy Editor

Supersonic™ Hair Dryer

“After trying the Dyson blowdryer at a friend’s house, I knew I had to have it. Do I need it? No. But boy, do I want it. My hair looked sleek and full of volume, all within 10 minutes of my time. If my partner doesn’t see this as a *hint hint*, I’ll just have to treat myself.”—Leah Romero, Senior Digital Designer

Kick Back 1.45ct Pink Tourmaline

“For no good reason—but very bad news for my finances—I got really into vintage jewelry dealers during lockdown 1.0. While I’m eyeing a number of vintage diamond tennis necklaces (they’re back in if they were ever out!), I’m drooling over this chunky heart-shaped ring from the L.A.-based brand Auroro. The handcrafted jewelry uses recycled gold and gems, and the business is owned by two AAPI women, so this is a gift that ANYONE out there can feel good about gifting me.”—Katherine Kreuger, Features Editor

Leopard Lace Unlined Bra with X Charm

“I like the idea of matching my lip color to my lingerie. Plus, this sweet and spicy collaboration pretty much describes my love language.”—Nykia Spradley, Temporary Beauty Director

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