The 14 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts (Because You *Almost* Forgot This Year)
If you haven’t even thought about your Valentine’s Day gifts this year, you might want to get on that. Like, ASAP. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve hand-selected 14 presents that are so good, the recipient will never guess that you ordered them in a panic. Here are the best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts.
1. For Your Partner Who Isn’t the Best Planner: The Couple’s Bucket List
Tired of always planning date night? Give your partner this set of 100 date idea cards and you’ll never have to fight about it again. With sweet suggestions like “re-create your favorite date together” and “create a list of your top three favorite movies and spend the weekend watching them,” this is also a covert present for you too.
2. For the Professional Lounger: Nordstrom Piqué Robe
Treat your guy to something he can relax in this V-Day—admit it, he deserves it. This everyday robe is a piece he never knew he needed, elevating his post-shower shave and his Saturday morning breakfast.
3. For Your Favorite Foodie: DASH Mini Waffle Maker
As with many of the best gifts, this li’l guy is something they didn’t know they needed—until they realize they won’t be able to live without it. Just ask the more than 7,200 five-star reviewers, who are in love with this petite waffle maker. “I had no idea what a small waffle maker could do for my life,” writes one buyer. “Easy to use, easy to clean and easy to tuck away in a small kitchen,” vouches another. Just add pure maple syrup and you’ve got a crowd-pleasing gift for any home cook or breakfast lover.
4. For Your Little Dinosaur Lover: ‘How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?’ Book
Play into the theme of the holiday in a way your 3- to 6-year-old can enjoy. This hardcover picture book depicts little dinosaurs making mistakes and getting in trouble, but their parents always let them know that they love them anyway. That’s a story we won’t get tired of reading to them…over and over and over again.
5. For Literally Anyone: X by KYGO On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Bluetooth headphones: Great in theory, but kinda the worst to buy for yourself (since you'll inevitably lose them). Which is why they make such a great gift. This pair is super light, features 16 hours of playback time and sound way, way better than their $51 price tag might allude to.
6. For Your Pup: Frisco Gradient Hearts Patterned Dog Collar
Show your good girl (or boy) some love by getting them a seasonally appropriate collar. This particular one is made from high-quality polyester webbing, making it extra durable even if they can’t help but chase after birds on a walk.
7. For the BF/GF You *Just* Started Dating: Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
You two are just starting to make memories together, and now it’s time to start documenting them. This baby is a sleeker (and frankly, better) version of the classic Polaroid cameras you remember from 15 years ago. Snap a pic and a crisp photo instantly prints from the side of the camera.
8. For Dapper Dads: The Gentleman’s Box
Treat the guy who handles school drop-offs and frequent meltdowns to a gift he can use every day, like this very masculine subscription box. Every month, he’ll get a box of four to six accessories and grooming essentials fit for a gentleman, from brands like Windsor Tie Co. and Gentlemen of the North.
9. For the Greenest Thumb You Know: Costa Farms Fiddle-Leaf Fig
Any plant lover will tell you there’s no such thing as too many plants. And they’ll know that the fiddle-leaf fig is pretty popular at the moment because it brightens up any space. Keep in mind, this particular plant can be tricky to care for, so just make sure they’re up for a challenge before adding to cart.
10. For Your Best Friend: MEWAY Wine Tumbler
If she’s always down for a happy hour date after work, she’ll love this wine tumbler. Its double-walled vacuum insulation will ensure that her pinot gris stays blissfully chilled for the entire evening.
11. For Your Little Baking Apprentice: Red Velvet NYC DIY Baking Kit Subscription Box
If you have a burgeoning baker on your hands, encourage their work in the kitchen with an appropriate (but still fun!) gift. Each Red Velvet box comes with baking kits for two Pinterest-worthy recipes, including pre-measured ingredients and detailed tips and tricks. Christina Tosi, watch your back.
12. For the Stylish One: Tory Burch Heart Statement Earrings
She’s probably been on the hunt for the perfect statement earrings to wear on February 14, and these heart-shaped ones totally fit the bill. The pretty gems have a clip-back closure, so they’ll be comfy enough to wear all night long. They're also available at Hudson Yards in New York, if you want to take your sweetheart on a shopping trip.
13. For Your Hard-to-Please Mom: Golden State Fruit Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Mom might be critical of, well, a lot of your life choices, but she’ll definitely approve of this gift. This bunch of strawberries is hand-dipped in a combination of dark, milk, and white chocolate (along with a smattering of pink and red sprinkles). In order to guarantee freshness, these babies will be shipped overnight on ice and will arrive on her doorstep in a cute box.
14. For Literally Anyone Else on Your List: Baked by Melissa Love & Cupcakes 25-Pack Gift Box
Baked by Melissa cupcakes are always appreciated, and we have a feeling this V-Day-themed box will be no different. The 25 bite-sized cupcakes come in six flavors: chocolate caramel brownie, dulce de leche, milk chocolate, white chocolate cookies & cream, vanilla & sprinkles and red velvet. Yum.