Greeting cards, teddy bears holding hearts, and boxes of chocolate, these are the things so often associated with Valentine’s Day. All good, but really, the sentiment of the 14th is about being loved and showing love to the important people in your life. And we adore that. While expressing your affection and appreciation shouldn’t be reserved for a single day of the year, there’s no downside to treating your loved one to something special mid-February. In lieu of the common Valentine’s Day gifts noted above, we recommend giving the gift of healthy-looking skin. Below, find a Kiehl’s gift guide with covetable ideas—you can pick something for your significant other or someone you love, then drop a hint as to which present you’d like to receive.
The Latest From Kiehl’s
For the person who has everything, make sure your gift is on the cutting edge of skincare. Pick out the latest Kiehl’s products, so they can try something new and update their vanity (or keep them for yourself; we’ll totally understand).
Start with our newest innovation, the Ultra Facial Barrier Cream! This formula instantly relieves and repairs dry, sensitive skin. It’s perfect for February gifting since the drying impact of the cold winter is well underway.
Fast-Release Retinol Serum will make an amazing addition to your gift! The lightweight retinol serum has a whole host of benefits, including helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, firm skin, visibly minimize pores, and make skin tone and texture appear more even.
Pro Tip: You can make gifting easy for yourself with premade skincare sets. They take all the guesswork out of gifting, come in a beautiful package, and it doesn’t hurt that you actually save money, too. For something that combines the allure of a new product, along with a Kiehl’s classic, gift our Nighttime Wrinkle Reducing Gift Set. This set is $95 but, has a value of $136. It features our aforementioned Fast-Release Retinol Serum, plus the Midnight Recovery Concentrate to cover all your radiance needs.
Body Care Favorites
You can’t go wrong with nourishing body care favorites. Help your favorite person elevate cleansing and transform applying body lotion into an all-out self-care activity. Bundle Creme de Corps Smoothing Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser with Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil and Creme de Corps Body Lotion.
First, the cleanser, which is infused with a decadent vanilla and almond scent, will remove dirt and oil and help skin feel supple and moisturized. The oil will come next; our dry body oil with squalane nourishes skin with hydration while leaving it residue-free. The finishing touch is our fan-favorite body lotion, beloved for its non-greasy formula that beautifully moisturizes.
If you’re feeling extra generous, you can also snag our cult classic Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. This thick, rich formula provides all-day care for active and dry hands.
A Curated Men’s Skincare Routine
If you’re in search of the best gift for men, we’ve got you covered. This Valentine’s Day, skip the presents that get forgotten after a week or two and think practical. Help him build a simple, four-step grooming routine that he’ll actually use. (Bonus: You can restock the products for him on every subsequent holiday, meaning last-minute gifts will no longer be a concern.)
Ensure his routine starts off right with Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash. This caffeine-fueled cleanser is formulated for all skin types. It revives and awakens the look of skin for a fresher, healthier appearance. Once he’s all cleansed, get ready for shaving with the White Eagle Brushless Shave Cream. No water is needed for activation and the formula will ensure the smoothest hair take-off imaginable!
Once your giftee is all shaved, make sure they apply our men’s after shave cream for razor bumps and razor burn. It calms and soothes just-shaved skin. Last but not least, complete the routine with Facial Fuel Daily Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men. This Kiehl’s best-seller refuels, re-energizes, and re-invigorates men’s skin for a healthy appearance.
Our men’s face wash, shave cream, aftershave, and daily moisturizer all appear in the perfectly giftable Ultimate Shave Collection Set ($58, $83 value). If you want to round out his routine for fully body use, throw in the “Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap. It exfoliates skin and helps alleviate roughness on tough areas like the elbows and heels.
The price of a gift isn’t indicative of how meaningful it is, but sometimes, it’s fun to splurge on your loved ones and see their reaction. The Day to Night Line Reducing Set is $105, with a value of $151. This gift set contains a trio of powerful-strength formulas that visibly correct dark circles, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and boost radiance. The set contains our Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, Vitamin C Eye Serum, and a deluxe sample of our Daily Micro-Dose Retinol Serum. If your giftee loves their sample of the retinol serum, birthday gifting for the year will be made easy when you surprise them with the full-sized bottle.
The Super Multi Corrective Face & Eye Duo ($105, $133 Value) is another set that helps with both full-face and eye area concerns. The Super Multi Corrective Cream takes a multi-targeted approach to address visible signs of aging. From the same collection, the Super Multi Corrective Eye Cream visibly lifts the brow bone area, smooths the eyelid, minimizes crow’s feet, and depuffs the under-eye area.
Once you’re finished buying gifts for everyone you love, don’t forget to snag something for yourself. Self-care is the ultimate form of self-love. Staying in on a Friday night while masking and snuggling up with a good book or movie sounds perfect to us. The Rare Earth Mask is made with Amazonian White Clay. This clay is known to help remove toxins, excess oil, and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores. Ten minutes with this mask on leaves skin visibly more refined and feeling smooth.
Gift sets also make for the perfect gift to yourself. They’re fun to open and cost-efficient. We suggest the Daily Hydrating Skincare Set ($51, $72 value) or the Brighten Up & Hydrate Skincare Set ($67, $96 value). Both feature full sizes of Kiehl’s #1 best-seller, Ultra Facial Cream, as well as one other Kiehl’s classic. You absolutely can’t go wrong with either.