Why did we put together this list of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas out there, you ask? Because we believe you can do so much better than a card this year, that’s why—and we’re ready to help you out.
There’s something for everyone in our ultimate guide, from simple, classic gifts (like a bouquet of flowers!) to more out-there options (think: a “Reasons Why I Love You” notebook or custom wine bottle label).
But one thing holds true for each and every item: They’re as thoughtful, interesting, and beautiful as they are practical.
Of course, you might be asking yourself: Why not just make a DIY Valentine’s Day card or brainstorm some fabulous winter date ideas instead—like a trip to your local skating rink or a cozy night in?
Haven’t you always been told that experiences are worth more than tangible, store-bought gifts? To that, we’d say: You don’t have to choose between the two!
Give your partner a night (or day) to remember, then top it all off with a small but special Valentine’s Day present. After all, on February 14, going a little over the top with great gifts for husbands or gifts for wives is never a bad idea.
Reasons Why I Love You Notebook
Fill this blank notebook with every single “reason,” then watch his or her tears flow! It’s one of the most personal gifts on our list.
You Light Up My Life Candle
Add your own photo to this beautiful, three-wick candle. They’ll use it all winter long!
Engraved Wood Guitar Pick
Does your partner love to play guitar? Then he or she will love this personalized pick, which is as useful as it is thoughtful.
Valentine’s Wine Labels
“I love you more than wine,” reads this funny label. It’s the perfect way to liven up an otherwise ordinary gift.
Personalized Bar Necklace
Add words to each and every side of this bar necklace. She’ll treasure it forever.
Personalized Cutting Board
The simple heart design included on this one-of-a-kind cutting board makes it an incredibly romantic gift. It’s also something she or he can use day after day.
Love Potion Minimalist Jar Soy Candle
Notes of jasmine, lavender, and mandarin make this “Love Potion” candle well worth the splurge. We’re also big fans of its minimalist packaging. Get it from Amazon.
Custom Couple Portrait
We love the sweet, cartoonish look of these custom portraits. They’re an incredibly personal way to honor your other half.
Rose Quartz Jade Roller
He or she will roll their way to glowing skin with this top-rated beauty tool. Get it from Amazon.
Satin Pajama Set
These silky PJs are perfect for a romantic movie marathon. Get it from Amazon.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Satisfy your Valentine’s sweet tooth with a box of these beautiful—and delicious—berries. Get it from Amazon.
Love Scented Candle
This cult-favorite candle smells like freshly cut roses—but will last much longer than a bouquet of flowers. Get it from Amazon.
Mini Heart Necklace
This beautiful and delicate piece can be worn with just about any outfit—on February 14 and beyond! Get it from Amazon.
Ceramic Heart-Shaped Dish
This dainty little dish can hold all sorts of bits and baubles. Get it from Amazon.
Your favorite baker will love whipping up Valentine’s Day desserts with this set. Get it from Amazon.
This sleek device can easily fit in a purse or pocket. Get it at Amazon.
Valentine Spa Kit
This seven-piece spa kit comes in a fresh floral scent. Get it from Amazon.
Birchbox Gift Subscription
Men and women alike will love getting these gift boxes filled with grooming or beauty products every month.
Retractable Charging Cord
Corral her keys—and keep her phone charged—with this key-chain featuring a retractable charging cord.
Gem & Bolt Mezcal
If this mezcal’s pretty packaging doesn’t impress your love, its smooth, smoky flavor—and the fact that the company is female-owned—will.
Pom Pom Loungers
If the phrase “cold feet, warm heart” best describes your Valentine, surprise her with slippers in the perfect palette for the day.
His and Hers Mugs
The perfect gift for a newly engaged couple: a pair of his-and-hers mugs for sipping coffee or cocoa together.
Cat Wine Markers
She loves her cat almost as much as you, making these markers a purr-fect gift idea.
Valentine’s Day Wine Bottle Labels
Wrap up your love’s favorite vino in one of these festive labels for a perfect last-minute gift.
Veuve Clicquot Rose Gift Box
This refreshingly fruity bottle of rosé bubbly comes in a gorgeous gift box.
Crimson Heart Umbrella
Your sweetheart will love using this adorable umbrella whenever it’s drizzly out.
Oh My Stars Mini Trinket Tray
The stars aligned when you two met. Give this to your mom, sister, or daughter, and she’ll think of you every time she grabs her jewelry in the morning.
Birds and Blooms Art
Show off your state pride! Artists Anna Branning and Mara Murphy have crafted 50 unique pieces of artwork highlighting each state’s bird.
Fondue for Two
Date night doesn’t get easier than this! Get it from Amazon.
Pay homage to your pal’s regional pride with a set of these quirky birch wood coasters. Options include “East Coaster,” “Gulf Coaster,” or “West Coaster.” Get it from Amazon.
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