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Finding the best gifts for girlfriends can be a challenge, whether it's her birthday, an anniversary, Valentine's Day or even Christmas that you're shopping for. You're looking for the perfect gift that screams “I love you” in the sweetest way possible – without being cringe. The good news: to save you the trouble of having to search the entire Internet in hopes of finding cute gift ideas, we've put together a full edit of all the best gifts for your girlfriend.
We've found cheap Valentine's Day gifts for him, cheeky Valentine's Day gifts for him (think sex toys for couples) and practical Valentine's Day gifts for him (case in point: this leather wireless charger for his bedside table). Oh, and once you’ve ordered a lovely gift for the hubby or boyf, you might want to treat your girls to something small, too (Galentine's FTW). So, let's get into it...
Whether you want to make it a romantic affair (who says you can't celebrate Valentine's Day all year round?) or just sit in silence on the sofa, finding a good film is the perfect scene setter. But we get it: Finding a movie to watch with your date or partner can be a struggle. You'll be lucky if your movie tastes align perfectly, and in the early days, you don't want to force them to watch The Notebook and send them to sleep (or creep them out).
"The concept of love languages was created by Gary Chapman," explains emotional health coach and best-selling author, Roxie Nafousi. "He defined 5 Love Languages which represent 5 different ways that we express and receive love. We all have one or two prominent love languages. Finding out what your love language is, and your partner's, will help you to unlock a deeper understanding of each other's needs and help you to communicate your love to one another in the best possible way."
With everything happening in the world, we could probably all do with being reminded of the power of love – which shouldn't have to be reserved for Valentine's Day. Romantic movies on Netflix are in no shortage, with the platform being home to some of the best films of all time that will tug at even the coldest of hearts during a cosy night in (glass of wine and face mask recommended). The streaming service has recently delivered with its catalogue of romance movies in the past few months.
Have you noticed that your relationships always tend to end the same way? Or perhaps, you've become entangled in another unfulfilling situationship, where your needs are simply not being met (or even acknowledged). If this sounds familiar, it's time to take a long, hard look at your attachment style. If you take the time to understand the role of attachment theory and your attachment style, you'll be able to recognise why some relationships just don't work out.
In the mood to get wet ’n’ wild? The best waterproof vibrators are here to deliver. While there are plenty of battery-operated toys that have made our list of the best vibrators which are great for under the covers, waterproof sex toys are specifically designed to be submerged in—you guessed it—water, so you can enjoy playtime wherever you like.
Of course, best friends tend to be the easiest person to shop for (they're basically your double, after all), but when you're on the hunt for the BEST possible pressie, it's nice to have some inspo. So, to add to all the cute friendship bracelets and best friend coffee mugs at Etsy you've undoubtedly spoiled her with over the years, here is a curation of unique gift ideas for best friend birthdays, new jobs, new homes that'll help her pamper, elevate her space or upgrade her beauty cupboard.
Rom-coms, who doesn't love them? Of all the movie genres to watch, there's possibly nothing more comforting than a large bowl of popcorn, maybe a face mask and a glass of wine, and your favourite romantic comedy. Lately, we have seen some amazing rom-coms, with Julia Roberts returning to her feel-good roots by teaming up with George Clooney for the romantic movie, Ticket to Paradise.
In the age of social media and dating apps, “ghosting” has added a new, open-ended nature to rejection in the dating world. It's become much easier in recent years to avoid closure or any form of explanation if a person you're dating decides to leave your life with no explanation. Dating apps don't encourage responsibility when it comes to talking through why you're no longer interested. Each app is a revolving door of other opportunities, making it all too easy to “ghost” your way out.
If you’re done with the commercialised, sickly version of Valentine’s Day (think bouquets of roses, giant teddy bears and enough candles to set the fire alarm off), then you’re not alone. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the top 11 Valentine's Day date ideas that you’ll actually want to do – whether it’s with your long-term partner, casual Hinge date or Galentine’s Day BFF. Tons of laughter, frame-worthy snaps and fun memories, guaranteed. No teddy bears in sight.
The idea of the ‘best sex toy' is undoubtedly something that's disputed from person to person but, whether it's one for couples, women or men, they have certainly become mainstays in our self-care routines in 2022. Searches for the best sex toys for women are growing year after year, much like searches for high-quality sex toys for men. In fact, LookFantastic saw a 3,910% increase in their sales in 2022.
We all have different sexual fantasies, desires, and preferences, after all. It also depends on what you want out of sex. Sometimes, you just want to get down and dirty; other times, you want to feel closer to your partner, both physically and emotionally, and still other times, you may want to achieve both of those goals at once. GLAMOUR has pulled together a list of the positions the experts suggest for maximum intimacy, plus some pro tips for making them even more stimulating.
Bullet vibrators are the smallest and most discrete of all of the best sex toys for women: affordable, free of fancy settings and sometimes-intimidating suction vibrations and compact enough to be chucked in your weekend bag. Sure, clit vibrators, wand vibrators and rabbit vibrators may have their place, but built to stimulate the clitoris' 8,000 (+) nerve endings – and suitable for both sex and solo play – the bullet vibe will always be a self-care must-have.