Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, best friend, or, hey, just yourself, finding the right Valentine’s Day gift isn’t always easy. Maybe you want to give something that’s truly unique and specific to your giftee’s interests or you’re looking for an upgraded version of the classics (flowers, a box of chocolates, heart-shaped miscellanea) and want to make sure your present feels special and thoughtful. That’s why we’ve curated an extensive range of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all of your loved ones. February 14 is right around the corner, but if you place your orders now, you’ll be able to spend time with your favorite people on V-Day without worrying about shopping.
Here are the best Valentine’s Day gifts we’ve found, from practical presents to sexy somethings to clever subscriptions that keep on giving (and make excellent last-minute presents if you’re in a real rush).
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him
The guys in your life deserve something nice too! Impress them with a cashmere scarf (that only looks like a splurge), fun date night activities like an at-home s’mores kit and a storytelling game, or this aesthetically pleasing coffee table book about the moon. If you’re set on appealing to their practical preferences, give them a SELF Outdoor Award–winning lantern, a comfy sleep mask, or a Yeti cocktail shaker that’ll match their trusty tumbler.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
Here are some thoughtful gift ideas for your wife, girlfriend, BFF, or mom, whether she wants something cute (like a pet-themed deck of cards), useful (like a houseplant care guide), comfy (like Cozy Earth pj’s or Hoka sneakers), or cool (like a SELF Fave heated smart mug or a set of incense balls that’ll upstage any scented candle). We’ve also found some options for the skin care enthusiast from editor-approved brands like Tatcha.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Yourself
V-Day is a fun opportunity to say “I love you” to the person with whom you spend the most time: you. Yep, we consider this holiday a perfect excuse to enjoy some well-deserved self-care with goodies like supersoft loungewear, a vibey olive oil and vinegar collection from California, a funny feline-themed coloring set, a cute journal, a SELF Fave silk pillowcase (and matching scrunchies), and, if you have a sweet tooth, fancy chocolates.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Friend
Whether you’re going all out for a Galentine’s Day celebration or just picking up something to show your friend you care, there’s a ton of great gifts to give your pals for V-Day, from personalized drinkware and jewelry to a DIY bouquet kit and mini photo printer (for the friend who likes to create their own keepsakes). We’ve also found some gifts you can enjoy during your next hangout, like a floral puzzle and an adorable waffle maker.
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Sexy Valentine’s Day Gifts
For all the sweetness of Valentine’s, let’s not overlook its sexy side and the gifts you can pick to spice things up. There are expert- and editor-approved vibrators (some of which are app-controlled for faraway fun), a SELF Fave sex blanket, pink lingerie, Lovehoney’s Kinky Confessions game, and luxe lubes and massage oils. Whether you’re shopping with a partner in mind or flying solo on the 14, we’ve got you covered with playful gift ideas that will definitely get you and any giftees in the mood.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts on Amazon
Amazon, home of Prime two-day shipping, has an incredible range of bestsellers that should still arrive by Valentine’s Day. We found romantic gifts like a flirty card game, editor-recommended picks like L’Occitane’s hand cream, Revlon’s hair dryer brush, and Homebird’s clever bird feeder, as well as some cozy socks and slippers (so your beloved never has cold toes).
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Valentine’s Day Subscription Gifts
If you’re short on time and want to give your Valentine something that still feels special, subscription gifts are a great way to go. They make some of the best presents for last-minute shoppers, since they can be delivered as e-cards. Plus there’s a smorgasbord of subscription services you can choose from, including ones that specialize in V-Day gift box go-tos like flowers, perfume, and lingerie, as well as options that cover life’s necessities (coffee and cheese).
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