12 last-minute Valentine's Day gift ideas sure to make your partner fall in love all over again
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, we can’t fault you if you haven’t picked up a gift for your significant other yet. Maybe you told yourself, yeah, I’ll just wait to the end of the week and get a V-Day gift on my lunch break, but suddenly it’s the day before, you’re scrambling, and a drugstore chocolate box is simply not your style. First, take a deep breath. Second, realize you still have plenty of options when it comes to last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Thank you, one-day shipping and in-store pickup, which is available on all the products below.
While going the flower delivery route can always be a safe bet, there’s nothing wrong with straying from the classics and getting a bit creative this V-Day. Maybe your significant other really enjoys scented candles, and you want to give them the ultimate sensory experience. Or maybe your other half is caffeine obsessed, and nothing would make them happier than a coffee brewer that George Clooney himself stands behind. (Golden rule: If it’s good enough for George, it’s good enough for us.) Whatever the case may be, there’s something out there to make your person fall in love with you all over again, without any reason for them to believe that you literally just planned this today. You’re welcome.
1Bird Mask by Allbirds
If your special someone is like most people of the world, a quality eight hours may not be doable. So why not give the gift of a great night’s rest with one of the best sleep masks to ever rest upon your love’s dreamy peepers? Allbirds is a legend on the market for creating Merino wool sneakers that make you feel like you’re walking on clouds, and its sleep mask is no different. For $35, your partner can have that astonishingly soft material all up on their face, as they slip blissfully into counting Merino wool sheep.
2Brooklinen Classic Core Sheet Set
Notice a bit of a theme happening here? Sleep makes the perfect gift, and turning your partner’s bed (or your shared bed) into a dreamy oasis is something they won’t soon to forget. Brooklinen's Classic Core Sheet Set, now on sale for $109.65, is cool and crisp, with a 270-thread count. Go ahead, hog the blankets.
3Jo Malone Basil & Neroli Home Candle
Even if you don’t know your partner’s candle scent of choice, showing up on V-Day with a box from Jo Malone is guaranteed to win you some points. At $67 a candle, they’re not cheap, but with a 45-hour burn-time and heavenly Mediterranean fragrance, it’ll be worth it.
4Godiva Valentine’s Day Assorted Chocolate Gift Box, 9 pc.
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There’s nothing wrong with the classics when those classics are chocolate truffles. If you’re looking for something delicious that you don’t have to leave your house to buy (hello, Prime membership), then order your sweetie some sweets on Amazon. This Godiva Valentine’s Day Assorted Chocolate box, $29.95, features Mexican chocolate, hazelnut praline, and strawberry ganache. Yum.
5Casper The Glow Light
If your partner never seems to get to bed on time, Casper's Glow Light is about to be their new life hack. With a self-dimming, soft orange light designed to lull you into sleep, this adorable little pod can help combat the awakening impact of your phone’s blue light without you even realizing it. And if you live together, you can get a set of two for each side of the bed for $229.
6Original Casper Pillow
Or maybe you know your special someone won’t be into fancy light-dimming technology, and could just really use a new, soft pillow. Casper’s got something for that too. The Original Pillow, $65, is made with a down-alternative cushion and features all the incredible comfort of a Casper mattress. Yes, it’s a pricey pillow, but it’s the only pillow your partner’s head will ever want again.
7Nespresso Vertuo Coffee with Bestselling Coffees
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We can attest from personal experience that having a Nespresso machine in your home is a game changer. If your Valentine loves a good cup of Joe and/or George Clooney, get a Nespresso, stat. The quality of the coffee is unparalleled, the selection of blends and sizes is extensive, and it can save your hun a ton if they’re no longer buying their morning cup. The Vertuo line, on sale now for $129.99, is best suited for lungo lovers, who need at least eight ounces in their cup.
8Le Creuset Dutch Oven
If your boo finds inner peace in the kitchen, then getting them the Holy Grail of cookery items (in Valentine’s red, nonetheless) is sure to please. Trust, this baby is good for roasting, slow cooking, braising, and sautéing. She can go in the oven. She can go on the stove. She can find a place in your heart, and stay there forever. And because Le Creuset is known for durability, this Dutch Oven, $155, can be passed down to future generations for Valentine’s Days yet to come.
9Mrs. Fields Personalized Cookie Cake
Nothing says I love you more than a cookie cake that actually says, “I love you.” Keep things literal, and oh so tasty, with a personalized cookie cake from Mrs. Fields, $44.99, decorated to the Valentine’s nines. Best part? It’s shareable.
10Cruiser Deluxe Turntable
Has your special someone ever said, “Boy, I love this album, but it’d sound so much better on vinyl“? If so, get your hipster love their very own Crosley Radio Turntable, $69.95. Retro AF, and available in five different shades, you can be listening to music the good old fashioned way together, all while supporting your S.O.’s D.J. aspirations.
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Some people are just not podcast people, and for them exists a thing called a book. If your partner needs a good read on their commute, but doesn’t want the heft of carrying a book, a Kindle Paperwhite, on sale for $94.99, is a great deal.
12Amazon Echo Buds
Shop it! $89.99, amazon.com
You mean your partner’s headphones still have wires? While these general newb vibes may seem adorable to you, why not usher your S.O. into the 21st century with some wireless headphones? Not only do the Echo Buds, $89.99, fit snuggly in your ears, they’re equipped with Bose noise reducing technology so your partner can cancel out the world, and enjoy the tunes.