The 35 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts (Because You *Almost* Forgot This Year)

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Ah, Valentine’s Day—the time of the year when we splurge on romantic dinner dates with our significant others, remind our besties how much we adore them and show our general appreciation for all of the love in our lives. The only problem? You forgot about it, and now the holiday is imminent, with gift-giving options that will arrive on time getting bleaker by the day. Believe it or not, there's still plenty of giftable goods out there that will arrive by the big day that will put those dying clearance flowers at the grocery store to shame—if you know where to look. Whether you opt to buy from a store with overnight shipping, leave your trust in good old Amazon Prime or try out same-day pickup, these 35 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts are so good, your recipient will never guess that you ordered them in a panic. (You're welcome.)

Stores with Last-Minute Shipping and Same-Day Pickup

First, a moment of applause for websites and retail stores that offer last-minute shipping and same-day pickup. They really just *get* us, ya know? While the below list is by no means exhaustive, it's a quick peek into a few popular of the most popular places you can shop out for lightning-fast delivery.

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For the Luxury Lover

1. Gucci Mini Coffret Set


  • Why We Love It: Purse-friendly, layerable scents
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's Day with free same-day shipping in select markets with code FREE4VDAY, two-day shipping ($11) if ordered by Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. local time and next-day shipping ($17) if ordered by Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. local time.

This coffret set touts four mini bottles of Gucci’s bestselling fragrances, including Flora Gorgeous Jasmine, Flora Gorgeous Gardenia, Bloom and Guilty Pour Femme. These floral aromas come packed into conveniently portable purse-size bottles for your luxury-loving Valentine to dab on when they’re out and about. Plus, if one of these becomes their new go-to perfume, you’ll know which full-size bottle to grab next year!

For the Sentimental One

2. VidDay Valentine's Day Video

  • Why We Love It: No editing skills required, quick delivery
  • Shipping: Custom email delivery

If you're the type that likes to make 'em shed a tear, a video that mashes up a "Happy Valentines Day” message from all of their loved ones will be a sure-fire hit. This website allows you to invite all of their closest friends and family to join in the creation of a warm video message and then puts it all together for you (no editing skills required). Better yet, you'll still have control over all the fun stuff, like the theme and background music. Participants can RSVP to let you know they'll be participating beforehand, and once everything is set, it gets sent to your giftee's inbox or phone on the date you’d like it to. Genius!

For the One with a Sweet Tooth

3. Levain Bakery Cookie Tin Bundle

Levain Bakery

  • Why We Love It: Collectible, reusable tin, delicious
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with one to-two-day ground shipping ($12), two-day shipping ($20) or overnight shipping ($49). Note that certain delivery days are extra.

Cookies are always appreciated, especially if your giftee has a sweet-tooth. The eight bite-sized treats found inside this tin are hand-baked at New York City staple Levain Bakery and come in five flavors of dark chocolate chip, chocolate chip walnut, two chip chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and chocolate lovers. A pro tip? Put the oven on at 350 degrees and cook them for your Valentine for five to ten minutes for an extra-special gooey treat. Yum!

For the Sharp Dresser

4. Tavato Tie Set


  • Why We Love It: Great value, ultra-stylish
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

Treat your dapper loved one to a gift box that's complete with neckties, pocket handkerchiefs, clip ties and cufflinks to lend some instant spiffiness to their wardrobe. The neckties and handkerchiefs are made with durable polyester and will effortlessly pull together more formal suits.

For the Non-Planner

5. Flowjo The Couple’s Bucket List Cards


  • Why We Love It: Great for date nights, comes with 100 ideas
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

Tired of always planning date night? Give your partner this set of 100 idea cards for a romantic rendezvous 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.

For the Cozy Enthusiast

6. Jenni Kayne Moroccan Slippers

Jenni Kayne

  • Why We Love It: Shearing-lined upper with suede outsole, back heel folds down
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with three-day ($20) or next-day shipping ($45).

These gorgeous Jenni Kayne Moroccan slippers, which are made in Turkey, feature super cozy shearing and suede to keep your lover’s feet nice and toasty all year round. Uniquely designed with a back heel that folds down, your Valentine will be able to easily slip ‘em on and off and pop the heel back up when they get chilly and need the extra warmth.

For the Sleepyhead

7. In Bloom by Jonquil Felicity Pajama Set

In Bloom by Jonquil

  • Why We Love It: Comfortable, machine washable
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day shipping (free for cardholders) or in-store pickup at select stores

This gorgeous pajama set boasts a silky, satiny feel and a contrasting lace trim to accent the shorts and long-sleeve top. The whole getup is just begging to be worn during a sleepover, be it with their BFFs on Galentine’s Day or with their significant other, and reviewers say they're super comfy, too.

For the Chocolate Fiend

8. Swiss Colony Assorted Petit Fours

Swiss Colony

  • Why We Love It: Arrives in a gift box, hand-decorated
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day or Feb. 15 with Amazon Prime shipping if ordered by Feb. 8

This hand-decorated collection of Swiss Colony petit fours is so pretty, it’s essentially a delectable work of art. Arriving in a ready-to-gift box, it includes 24 sweet treats in assorted chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shortcake flavoring. Each one is made with fluffy butter cream and baked with smooth Swiss crème for a melt-in-their mouth treat, straight from the heart.

For the Professional Lounger

9. Nautica Plush Men's Robe


  • Why We Love It: Cozy shawl collar, large pockets on the front
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

Indulge your fella's comfier side this V-Day with this soft plush Nautica robe. With its nice, big shawl collar to elevate his post-shower shave or morning breakfast and two big pockets for the remote, this pick is one he may never want to take off.

For the Breakfast Aficionado

10. Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker


  • Why We Love It: Compact, nonstick plates, great for the whole fam
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

As with many of the best gifts, this little guy (and we do mean little) is something they won't know they needed until they can't live without it: Just ask the more than 180,000 5-star reviewers who have fallen in love with its charms. “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. It's tiny enough to take up hardly any space on the counter, has nonstick plates and shows off your love with its cute heart shape. Just add pure maple syrup and you’ve got a real crowd-pleaser for less than $20!

For Your Favorite Green Thumb

11. Succulent Plant

The Succulent Cult

  • Why We Love It: Easy to care for, fully rooted
  • Shipping: May arrive by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

What better way to surprise your plant-loving Valentine than with a quick, fool-proof gift: another plant for their collection? This little guy comes fully rooted in a 4- to 6-inch pot and requires much less watering and maintenance than other plants, according to the company. There are 14 different styles to choose from, and, to make it feel extra customized, you can order another pot that will more closely match their home decor.

  • Why We Love It: Sweet bedtime story, educational
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

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. It's a heartwarming story they won't get tired of hearing (and you won't get tired of reading to them)...over and over and over again.

For the Music Guru

13. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones


  • Why We Love It: 40 hours of listening time, built-in microphone
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

AirPods: great in theory, but kinda the worst if you're anything like us and will inevitably lose them. Why not opt for a Bluetooth over-the-ear pair that will stay firmly within your gift recipient's grasp? These Beats are reportedly super light, feature 40 hours of listening time (this according to the company) and their streamlined and foldable design (read: not clunky) will be perfect for when your giftee is on-the-go.

For the Fashionista

14. Kate Spade Heart Earrings

Kate Spade

  • Why We Love It: Versatile, minimalistic
  • Shipping: May arrive by Valentine’s Day if shipped; in-store pickup available

These minimalistic Kate Spade pearl heart stud earrings are sure to win a permanent spot in your bestie’s heart—and their jewelry rotation. These dainty studs feature a goldtone or silvertone plate and come in three other stones. “These are absolutely gorgeous,” writes one reviewer. “[They’re] not big and tacky but the right size to be noticeable on your ear without being too small.”

For the Heart-Melting Pup

15. Native Pup Valentine’s Day Collar

Native Pup

  • Why We Love It: Tear-resistant, various designs, three sizes
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

Show your pup who's a good boy (or girl) this Valentine's Day with this holiday-appropriate collar. Made from a high-quality nylon webbing, it will last long past the big day, and it comes in three sizes for a just-right fit. There are also metal D-rings for a secure attachment to your pooch's leash.

For Your Hard-to-Please Parent

16. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

A Gift Inside

  • Why We Love It: Hand-dipped, ready-to-gift
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

Your parents might be critical of, well, a lot of your life choices, but they’ll definitely approve of this gift. This bunch of healthful strawberries is gussied up with a combination of hand-dipped premium dark, milk and white chocolate (along with a smattering of pink and red sprinkles) and will arrive in a cute box with cold packs to keep ‘em fresh.

For Your New Love

17. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera


  • Why We Love It: Instant gratification, ring-light lens, selfie mode
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

If you and your S.O. are just beginning to make memories together, now's the 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 will instantly emerge from the side of the camera. No partner? No problem. It's great for selfies, too.

For the Glowy Gal

18. Glow Recipe Fruit Babes Bestsellers Kit

Glow Recipe

  • Why We Love It: Super hydrating, works with any complexion
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's Day with free same-day shipping in select markets with code FREE4VDAY, two-day shipping ($11) if ordered by Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. local time and next-day shipping ($17) if ordered by Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. local time.

This best sellers kit (a Sephora exclusive) comes complete with five vegan and cruelty-free products that will saturate your gift recipient's skin with fruity goodness in a concerted effort to make it glow. They’ll get an avocado ceramide cleanser, watermelon PHA and BHA toner, strawberry BHA and AHA salicylic serum, plum hyaluronic cream and watermelon niacinamide dew drops, all of which work with all skin types.

For the One Who Runs on Coffee

19. Philips Espresso Machine


  • Why We Love It: Easy to use, built-in milk frother
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

If your Valentine seems to have a coffee cup permanently glued to their hand, we bet they’ll appreciate their very own at-home espresso machine (and if you live together, bonus points for you). This one from Philips comes fully equipped with a milk frother and an intuitive touch display, so they can steam their own milk for their lattes while pulling their espresso shots, just like a real barista.

For the Accessory Queen

20. Baublebar Initial Necklace


  • Why We Love It: Personal touch, hypoallergenic
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with three to five day shipping ($12), two-day shipping (20) or overnight shipping ($30)

You really can’t go wrong with an initial necklace. The perfect personal touch, it’s also a classic jewelry staple. This cutie has a mother-of-pearl face and a gold-plated brass initial surrounded by glass stones. It comes with on a dainty chain with an easy-on lobster clasp, and it's hypoallergenic, so it will work for any giftee.

For Your Ultra-Hairy Man

21. Electric Shaver

  • Why We Love It: Cordless, can be used on wet or dry skin, great value
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with standard shipping ($7)

When in doubt, go with a practical gift—and for a hairy dude, there's nothing more practical than an electric shaver. This best seller is not only wallet-friendly, it features a 3D floating blade, a pop-up trimmer and an LCD display. Plus, it reportedly holds a charge for up to 90 hours and can be conveniently juiced up with any USB port.

For Your Wine-Loving BFF

22. Sunwill Wine Tumbler


  • Why We Love It: Temperature-regulating, straw-friendly lid
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day Amazon Prime shipping

If she’s always down for a happy hour 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 (we're talking nine-plus hours, according to the company). And when she needs her coffee the next morning, it will keep it hot for three-plus hours, too. It's got a spill-proof lid she can stick a straw through, and comes in available in 11 colors, so you can choose one that matches her whole *vibe.*

Best for the Grillmaster

23. Holy Grail Steak Co. Delivery

Holy Grail Steak Co.

  • What We Love: Sourced from a family owned and operated ranch, delicious
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's time with expedited shipping ($99) when you order by Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. PST

Buying a fancy steak he can whip up at home will be a great option for the dude who loves any excuse to grill. It's also a thoughtful gift for a homebody who prefers a nice home-cooked meal—especially if you plan to be the cook (you can even follow The Holy Grail's expert recipe for a Valentine’s day dinner). Choose from American, Japanese and Australian Wagyu that will guarantee top-tier flavor. An obvious bonus we love? You get to indulge in said steak, too. If you order by Feb. 9, you can also use code FILETS20 for 20 percent off two or more filets, filet tips or medallions.

Best for the Luxe Lover

24. Charter Club Cashmere Sweater

Charter Club

  • Why We Love It: Luxe cashmere, reduced pilling, warm
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's Day with same-day and next-day shipping plus same-day pickup at select locations

This ultra-soft Charter Club cashmere sweater is crafted with two-ply yarn to reduce pilling, which means your Valentine will get a whole lot of use out of this love-filled find. “This sweater is so wonderful in ever way....soft, of course, warm, of course, but the LOVE logo makes it so very special!” writes one reviewer. “Got so many compliments and questions as to where I found it.”

For the One You Have No Idea What to Buy For

25. Snappy Gifts


  • Why We Love It: Personalized gifting experience, set your budget and delivery time
  • Shipping: Custom email delivery

We all know someone who seems to have it all, is super picky or prefers to choose their own gifts (no judgment). Typically, gift cards can be a little impersonal, but this virtual gifting experience makes that a thing of the past. When you use it, you can send your giftee a selection of gifts to select from that are curated by you with a specified budget you give them. The curation will show them that you still know what they like, but this way, they can make the gift their own.

Best for the Makeup Fanatic

26. Sephora Collection Makeup Brush Set


  • Why We Love It: Cruelty-free, recyclable packaging
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's Day with free same-day shipping in select markets with code FREE4VDAY, two-day shipping ($11) if ordered by Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. local time and next-day shipping ($17) if ordered by Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. local time.

Few things are more satisfying for a makeup lover than the feeling of fresh brush bristles gliding across their skin as they're getting ready in the morning—which is why you'll want to treat them to to this Sephora Collection makeup brush set. Boasting seven brushes for a complete application (they'll get a foundation, powder, blush, concealer, shadow, crease and brow brush), the collection is made from synthetic, cruelty-free hair and arrives in recyclable packaging, too.

For the One Who's Always Cold

27. Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw


  • Why We Love It: Super soft, ready-to-gift, easy to wash
  • Shipping: May arrive by Valentine’s Day if shipped; in-store pickup available

Let’s be honest: No one can resist a super soft, plush blanket. This Nordstrom throw will have your Valentine transforming themselves into a blanket burrito (effective immediately). They're super fuzzy, according to those in the know, and they can be easily tossed in the machine when they get dirty. They also arrive in a gift bag. “I have washed them over and over and they are still super soft,” one reviewer raves. “I can't say enough good things about these blankets! They are the BEST!”

For the Candle-Obsessed

28. Anecdote Candle Duo


  • Why We Love It: Cheeky, hand-poured
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's Day with two-day shipping ($8) or three-day select shipping ($26)

With hilarious labels ("smells like high hopes and low expectations"), these hand-poured, coconut soy wax candles not only offer a super clean burn and natural essential oil-based fragrances, they'll make your giftee laugh, too. This best-selling duo, which features notes of citron and jasmine and orange and ginger flower, also just so happens to be on sale.

For the One Who Loves Their Beauty Rest

29. Slip Silk Eye Mask


  • Why We Love It: 100 percent mulberry silk, cooling, prevents friction against pillows
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with express Amazon Prime shipping

If your Valentine loves to make the most of their beauty rest, this Slip silk eye mask, made with 100 percent mulberry silk (the highest grade long-fiber mulberry silk, if Slip is to be believed) will help your giftee slip into slumber, prevent their face from rubbing on any surfaces and offer a luxuriously smooth and cooling feeling every time they put it on. Bonus perk: It’s machine washable!

  • Why We Love It: Great for the whole family, high-resolution display, lightweight
  • Shipping: May arrive by Valentine’s Day

Treat the nostalgic gamer in your life to this Super Pac-Man countertop cabinet, which offers four classic games for endless hours of offline entertainment without needing to head to an arcade. You can even use it with headphones, so it won't disturb the other members of your household. “The ability to save a high score even after turning the machine off is a bonus for me,” one reviewer notes.

For the Ultimate Dog Lady

31. Diggs Travel Pet Carrier


  • Why We Love It: Meets airline requirements for pet travel, removable strap, collar tether clip
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day

Their pet deserves all the love and more, which is why this luxe Diggs pet carrier is so great. It meets most airline requirements for carry-on animal travel, so their little buddy can come with them wherever they go. Better yet, it has a removable crossbody strap, collar tether clip, key clip, a spot for pee pads and three pockets, so they’ll have somewhere to conveniently tuck away their pet’s favorite treats while they’re on-the-move.

Best Last Minute Valentines Day Gifts: A small faux fur jacket with hearts on it
Janie and Jack

For Mommy's Mini-Me

32. Janie and Jack Faux Fur Heart Jacket

Janie and Jack

  • Why We Love It: Cozy and plush, machine washable
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine’s Day with two-day ($15) and next-day shipping ($25)

The little fashionista in your life will adore this Janie and Jack heart-dotted faux fur jacket. It’s made of a cozy plush faux fur and showcases chic gold-tone buttons that are just begging to be photographed. Aside from being undeniably stylish, it’s also machine washable, so you can easily throw it in the wash if your little Valentine happens to spill.

For the New Home Owner

33. Pottery Barn Double Heart Resin Art

Pottery Barn

  • Why We Love It: Arrives framed, features a monochromatic color scheme
  • Shipping: May arrive by Valentine’s Day with standard shipping

Give a new home owner your heart—literally—with this entwined double heart resin shadow box with a monochromatic design. Its neutral hue means it will look great practically anywhere your Valentine puts it, regardless of their decor, and it already comes framed, so all they’ll have to do is hang it up. Voila! A little extra love to fill the space of their new home.

For the World Traveler

34. Béis Mini Weekender


  • Why We Love It: Thoughtful, functional design, fits under airplane seats
  • Shipping: Arrives by Valentine's Day with two-day shipping ($70) or overnight shipping ($100)

Know someone who's constantly jet-setting? Set them up with the most popular travel bag on the internet in a more convenient size. When we reviewed the larger version of this bag, we were thoroughly impressed with the thoughtful zippered storage compartment at the base, the handy exterior passport pocket and its spacious interior, all of which the mini shares. Our one complaint? It didn't fit under airplane seats...but the mini version does.

For the Perpetual Student

35. MasterClass Subscription


  • Why We Love It: A year of classes, educational, promotes new hobbies
  • Shipping: Instant email delivery

Are they more interested in experiences? Hook them up with a MasterClass subscription. The online education platform will give them access to more than 100 virtual classes and sessions led by industry professionals in various fields (Naomi Campbell teaches modeling fundamentals? Yes, please) from songwriting to gardening, so they can immerse themselves in a new hobby.

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