Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Finding the perfect underwear for your loved one

Oriane Perrin January 31, 2017
Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Finding the perfect underwear for your loved one

Last updated: February 12th 2019

Valentine’s Day will be here in just a few days! The official day for lovers is the occasion to surprise your precious someone with a gift they'll truly love. Whether you're looking for Valentine’s day gifts for him or Valentine’s Day gifts for her, our handy edit rounds up top tips on picking the perfect underwear for your other half. 

Buying underwear for your special someone might raise a ton of questions. What size should I get? Which style is best? Will my gift be appreciated? This romantic gesture can appear challenging to some, but fear not, Boody friends. Here’s a little selection of classic intimates we've decoded for you.

Give the gift of comfort with simple underwear

How to choose undies as a gift

Two things should always be remembered when gifting new underwear: they should be comfortable and stylish. Choosing simple and comfortable underwear for your other half will fast track you to a happy Valentine's Day.

We’re often tempted to focus on buying sexy lingerie for our Valentine, but it’s not necessarily what will receive the best response. In reality, people enjoy wearing simple undergarments close to their skin. Their softness and delicate aspect make them really enjoyable to wear. That’s why giving the gift of comfort will naturally always impress. Especially when you thoughtfully select eco garments that are safe for your loved one and good for the environment.

Bamboo underwear: who for?

Is your loved one active and always on the go? Bamboo underwear is the perfect alternative to accompany them in their busy everyday life. From gentle walks in the park to long runs or even intense gym sessions, the breathability and thermo-regulating properties of bamboo are sure to be appreciated! Bamboo underwear also helps diminish the risk of irritations and are ideal for dry and sensitive skin, making it a thoughtful gift anyone can enjoy.

Eco fabrics using organic raw materials such as organically-grown bamboo and which are ethically produced are becoming more and more popular. Their growing success is a guarantee, so no need to hesitate, eco undies will ensure you have the perfect Valentine's Day!

Everyday underwear styles decoded

Whose heart are your aiming for? With so many options for styles and cuts out there in the market, it can be hard to find the right fit for your loved one. Find our most popular women’s and men’s styles decoded below.

Stylish & Sophisticated – The Cami Bodysuit

Our cami bodysuit will please all the stylish ladies out there. This body top is easy to wear and most importantly, superbly soft and comfortable – a true fashion heart crush! It works great paired with some raw denim jeans or under a skirt and will keep your lover’s buns warm when the temperatures drop with an extra layer on top. Fashion tip: the black colour will flatter any silhouette.

Bamboo Cami Bodysuit

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Sleek & Comfy - The Men's Boxer

Finding the right undies for a man is a very private and personal decision. Worn right onto the skin, you want to choose a garment and fit that will ensure perfect comfort all day long. Many men tend to use the same underwear for a variety of activities so it’s important to choose a fabric, such as bamboo viscose, which offers 4-way stretch and enough support for physical activities.

 Men's Boxer Shorts

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Delicate & Feminine - The Classic Bikini

This classic style will complement any body shape or size, bringing cosy comfort that feels amazing and fits just right. This mid-rise fit offers more back coverage and has a smooth, flat waistband for guaranteed comfort. The perfect everyday essential that your lover will wear over and over again.

Classic Bikini

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Comforting & Functional - The Boyleg Brief

Those boy shorts are so good that you’ll never wear anything else. With full coverage and flattering front seaming, this sporty cut is a winner balancing a boyish style with a feminine touch.

Boyleg Briefs

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Elegant & Supportive - The Men’s Briefs

Perfect for every day and dressing up, the men’s briefs have less coverage than the boxer shorts and have the advantage of giving men a longer leg. With more support and less chance to ride up, these bad boys are great under tighter pants and when you sit a lot.

Men's Briefs

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Soft & Feather-like - The Shaper Crop Bra

Forget that you’re wearing a bra with this feather-like bralette. It can easily double up as a sports bra for any low impact workouts like walking, stretching or yoga. Planning on taking a trip? Slip it into your lover’s suitcase for optimum comfort during your travels. The moisture-wicking properties of bamboo will let her skin breathe during your escapades.

Shaper Crop Bra

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Supportive & Enhancing - The Padded Shaper Crop Bra

Smaller chests will love the push-up effect of the padded bra, or if your loved one has a bigger bust they’ll enjoy the extra support. Bras are usually a nightmare to buy for a man, but unlike others, our stretchy bras are very forgiving, which means it’s much easier for you to pick the right size too.

Padded Shaper Crop Bra

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Sexy & Pragmatic - The G-String

Offering the least amount of coverage, our classic g-string will enhance bouncy bums! Also very practical, the g-string is a discrete solution to wear under your clothes to avoid unflattering marks – a wardrobe staple for any woman.

G string


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Retro & Trendy - The Full Briefs

For all the sweethearts in quest of glamorous vintage, the full briefs offer a high-waisted style that will make any pinup green with envy. Pair it up with a Padded Shaper Crop Bra for a complete matching look to be sure to make their day!

 Full Briefs Nude

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We hope this guide brought you some valuable information to help you decide what is sure to win over the heart of your loved one. Shop our Valentine’s Day collections for Men or Women.

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