26 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Stage of a Relationship
Is your heart racing just thinking about Valentine's Day gifts? Whether you've just started dating or have been together for years, you'll be smitten with this gift guide.
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No matter how you feel about the holiday—whether you wonder why we even celebrate Valentine’s Day or can’t wait to shower your valentine with over-the-top declarations of love—February 14 is nearly here. That means it’s time to show your better half just how much you love and appreciate him or her with Valentine’s Day gifts. Of course, that’s a sentiment that should flow from your heart all year long, but Valentine’s Day is the real show-stopper.
Coming up with fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day is no easy feat, especially if you haven’t been together for very long. And if you’ve been together forever, you’ll need more than just a mushy Valentine’s Day message and flowers to impress the great love of your life. That’s why we’ve curated a list of Valentine’s Day gifts that will make anyone feel loved no matter where you are in your relationship. After they open their gifts, impress them with your Valentine’s Day trivia skills.
For your crush: Hoya Heart Succulent
Reveal yourself as their not-so-secret admirer with this miniature heart-shaped succulent. Choose a single or double heart which will arrive potted in a white ceramic planter. Your lucky valentine can place this low-maintenance plant on their windowsill or desk and think of you every time they see it. If you’re looking for a grander gesture for your Valentine’s Day gifts, here are the best online flower delivery services to send them a bouquet they’ll never forget.
For a budding love interest: Sprinkles Valentine’s Day Dozen
Satisfy their sweet tooth with a dozen delicious Sprinkles cupcakes they can enjoy well after the holiday is over. This special Valentine’s Day box comes with three red velvet cupcakes topped with decadent cream cheese frosting, three chocolate cupcakes loaded with chocolate chips and topped with sweet raspberry frosting, three classic vanilla cupcakes and three red velvet cupcakes decorated with exclusive Heartthrob sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles. Deliver this box of goodies straight to your valentine’s door between January 30 and February 14.
For the situationship: Buddha Board Mini Buddha Board Art Set
Even if you’re not quite sure where you stand, you don’t want to be the one who shows up empty-handed. This miniature Buddha Board set is a small token that will let them know you’re thinking of them. It’s simple to use. All they need is some water to create works of art that fade away as the water dries. Who knows. They may even find themselves painting hearts with your initials over and over again! Pair this artsy gift with one of these printable Valentine’s Day cards.
For the couple that’s not yet exclusive: Exit: The Game – Dead Man On the Orient Express
Too early to label someone a “boyfriend” or “girlfriend?” Then it’s probably too early to shower them with over-the-top Valentine’s Day gifts, too. Instead, prepare some snacks, crack open a bottle of wine and see how well you work together as you try to solve this at-home escape room. The two of you will have to solve a grisly murder by putting clues together and solving a series of complex puzzles before the train reaches its destination. It’s rated a four out of five for difficulty, which means you’ll have your work cut out for you.
If a night in sounds like heaven, here are even more romantic at-home Valentine’s Day ideas.
For the romantic sommelier: Sparkling Pointe Cuvee Carnaval Rosé
You can never go wrong with Valentine’s Day roses and a bottle of bubbly. It’s a combo that’s both romantic and classic. This sparkling rosé features strawberry, cherry and floral notes that pair wonderfully with chocolate and other traditional Valentine’s Day candy. This wine is made on the East End of Long Island. If you happen to be local, the vineyard is doing a special wine and cupcake pairing at the winery that you and your valentine won’t want to miss.
For the first Valentine’s Day together: Archipelago Charcoal Rose Shower Scrub
Don’t want to give roses? Gift this luxurious rose-scented shower scrub instead. It’s infused with skin-soothing rose oil and charcoal that naturally exfoliates and draws out toxins. It also contains a soothing blend of grape seed oil, almond oil and vitamin E, which will leave your valentine with the silkiest skin imaginable. And if you truly want to spoil them, pair it with a bottle of the brand’s best-selling charcoal rose body lotion for the ultimate self-care gift.
For early in the relationship: Tocca Luxury Fragrance Wardrobe
At this point, you’ve been dating long enough to know that she likes wearing perfume. Introduce your new love to some new scents. This Tocca gift set features the brand’s nine classic scents packaged in a keepsake tin that’s ready to be wrapped. Each scent comes in a 4.5-milliliter spray vial that she can easily keep in her purse, plus a handy card detailing the scent notes of each fragrance.
All fragrances are free from phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, mineral oils and gluten. They’re also cruelty-free and not tested on animals, so she’ll feel good about wearing them. Before you shop, make sure you know the difference between cheap and expensive perfumes.
For the love note writer: Planner Perfect Customized Journal
Looking for a thoughtful, practical and affordable Valentine’s Day gift? This customized journal is all of the above. Whether they track their thoughts, goals, books or love letters, your sweetheart will enjoy jotting it all down in a one-of-a-kind journal. Each journal features a cover made of heavy and durable thick art paper. It’s filled with high-quality, 24-pound journaling paper that beautifully takes most art mediums including markers, watercolor, acrylic and ink.
Journals are bound with thick, vivid red thread and shipped in a cotton bag. Customize the details by selecting the size, page type and page text. Just keep in mind that each journal is made to order, so it could take up to two weeks to receive.
For the cuddler: Warmies Marshmallow Lavender Boots
You know the saying, “Cold hands, warm heart?” Well, hopefully, that applies to feet as well. If she’s always shivering or putting her cold feet next to yours to warm them up, a pair of fuzzy Warmies slippers she can warm up in the microwave is not only budget-friendly but guaranteed to knock her socks off (er, on?).
That’s right. These faux fur slippers for women are designed to go in the microwave. Simply pop them in for 90 seconds and enjoy up to two hours of extra toasty tootsies. And, as a bonus, these slippers have dried French lavender in their filling to add to her relaxation experience.
For the close-knit couple: The Woobles Bee Crochet Kit
Nothing says “bee mine” like this adorable little bumble bee crochet kit from The Woobles. This kit comes with everything your crafty honey needs to crochet Cornelius the Bee including a crochet hook, the brand’s Easy Peasy yarn (which is custom-made for beginners and pre-started), stuffing, eyes, stitch markers, a tapestry needle and pattern. It also comes with access to the easiest step-by-step video tutorials we’ve ever seen for both right and left-handed crafters. Did we mention it makes an adorable DIY Mother’s Day gift, too?
For the best friend valentine: Tangerine Jewelry Shop Heart Pendant Necklace
Jewelry and Valentine’s Day gifts go hand in hand, and they don’t have to break the bank! This heart pendant necklace features an enamel heart on a 14-karat gold-filled chain. It’s offered in three different chain lengths perfect for layering and everyday wear. It’s also a fun Valentine’s gift for friends—choose one for yourself and another for your BFF!
For the sentimental one: Rifle Paper Co. Embroidered Keepsake Box
If your sweetheart is a hopeless romantic, odds are they’ve been saving every note, ticket stub and trinket from your relationship. Rather than toss everything into an old shoebox, they can store their favorite mementos in this keepsake box. This embroidered fabric-covered box measures about 9 inches long and almost 7 inches wide, making it large enough to hold letters, cards, photos and other sentimental treasures they collect along the way. It’s the perfect gift for your wife.
For the one who sleeps over: Blissy Dream Set
Did you know that sleeping on a silk pillowcase is good for her hair and skin? You do now, and she’ll thank you for it! This Blissy dream set comes with a hypoallergenic silk pillowcase, sleep mask and two scrunchies all made from 22-momme pure mulberry silk. There are three sizes and 14 colors to choose from, so you can select the set that best matches her room (or yours, if you’re at that stage). And the best part? It’s all machine washable and comes in a sleek box that’s ready for gifting.
For the luxury gifter: Quince Mongolian Cashmere Oversized Boyfriend Cardigan
Cashmere is notoriously expensive. At least it was until Quince came along. The brand is known for its affordable cashmere, like this $50 sweater which sells out every year. And no, it’s not a cashmere blend. It’s 100% Grade-A Mongolian cashmere. So, it’s safe to say that your better half will be over the moon when she puts on this oversized boyfriend cardigan. It’s incredibly soft and has a relaxed fit that makes it extra comfy. She can pair it with her favorite leggings or jeans for your next date night.
For the home chef: Snake River Farms Wagyu Cowboy Steak
Going out to eat on Valentine’s Day isn’t always the most romantic experience. Instead of a subpar experience at a busy restaurant, treat your better half to a gourmet steak dinner at home. Snake River Farms, which has been humanely breeding, raising and processing Wagyu beef since the 1980s, offers plenty of options that are perfect for a romantic evening at home.
We recommend the Wagyu Cowboy steak, which is large enough for two. This impossibly tender steak boasts deep flavor and exquisite marbling. Pair it with a few sides, a bottle of your favorite red wine and a decadent dessert. Here are more creative date night ideas to inspire you for the rest of the year.
For the one who could use a closet upgrade: Paul Stuart Cotton Piqué Logo Polo
Show him how much you care by upgrading his basic polo. This Paul Stuart wardrobe staple is the epitome of quiet luxury and a Valentine’s Day gift he’ll love. Made from 100% cotton, it features a three-button placket, ribbed knit collar, banded sleeve cuffs and the iconic man on the fence logo. Choose from neutral colors or bold hues that he can wear alone during the warmer months and layer during the colder months. Chances are that he’ll be so enamored with these shirts, that you’ll wind up buying a few more colors for his birthday.
For the one who works out: Theragun Elite
Soothe their sore muscles with this handheld massage gun. Five scientifically designed attachments, five speeds and an ergonomic shape allow them to feel the benefits of powerful percussive massage exactly where they need it. Program favorite speed and time settings and follow guided routines through the Therabody app for easy access and customization. It also comes with a USB-C charging cable and travel case, so they can take this spa product wherever they go for fast relief and scientifically proven health benefits.
Speaking of health benefits, this massage gun is even eligible for purchase through HSA/FSA accounts.
For the couple about to make the next big move: Le Creuset Heart 2-Piece Mug Set
Getting ready to move in together? You’re going to need a set of matching mugs. These adorable Le Creuset heart-shaped mugs are perfect for sipping your coffee, tea or hot chocolate side by side. Serve the mug on the saucer for an elegant presentation, or use the saucer separately as a way to serve biscotti, cookies or other sweet treats along with your beverage.
Both the stoneware mugs and saucers are finished with a colorful glaze that’s easy to clean, dishwasher-safe and resistant to chips, scratches and stains. Be sure to check out these Valentine’s Day gifts for coffee and tea lovers if you’re looking for something to complete this set.
For the cohabiting couple: Muslin Comfort 365 Blanket
Now that you’re sharing a bed, the finest bed linen is a great gift idea. No more fighting over who’s stealing the covers thanks to this luxurious temperature-regulating blanket made of 100% pure muslin cotton. This oversized, hypoallergenic blanket is cozy yet breathable, making it ideal for hot sleepers. It’s machine-washable and won’t shrink in the dryer. But the best part? It gets softer with every wash.
For the newlywed: Tinggly Experience
If you’ve recently tied the knot, chances are you don’t need any more “stuff.” Tinggly offers unique experiences starting at just $50. From local cooking classes and luxury driving experiences to skydiving lessons, there are hundreds of adventures to fit any gift budget. And you’re not just limited to your local area. Tinggly experiences are in over 100 countries.
Still waiting to jet off on your honeymoon? See what’s available at your destination. Your experience gift will arrive in a box that’s ready to be wrapped along with simple instructions for redeeming. No matter which you choose, they’re sure to be Valentine’s Day gifts you’ll never forget.
For the honeymooner: Enso Hybrid Ring
You may have just exchanged rings on your big day, but having a backup or two is always a good idea. This Enso hybrid ring is two rings in one. It has a brushed metal outer ring that is perfect for everyday wear or travel and an inner silicone ring that’s ideal for work or the gym. They can be worn together or separately and come with a lifetime warranty. For an extra special touch, you can have the outside of the inner silicone ring engraved with a special date, name or saying for a personalized gift.
For the parent with young children: Yoto Player 3rd Generation
Okay, this Yoto smart speaker may seem like it’s just a Valentine’s Day gift for kids, but I assure you that it is just as much a gift for parents. That’s because it grows with your child. New parents can use this as a sound machine, nightlight and speaker to lull baby to sleep. And as they grow, kids can easily pop in and remove audiobook cards on their own.
Choose from all kinds of cards, including soothing bedtime music, short stories, classic novels and more. There are even free stories, podcasts and sounds that parents can play through the Yoto app. With kids running their storytime, Mom and Dad get a little extra time to themselves without screens.
For the long-term couple: Lojel Cubo Luggage
New luggage is one of the Valentine’s Day gifts that they’ll enjoy for years to come, especially if they’re traveling with you! This lightweight suitcase features a flat top, expandable capacity, a built-in combination lock and a removable interior that can be tossed in the washing machine after travel. It also has plenty of compartments to keep all of your sweetie’s travel essentials organized. Sweeten the deal by whisking them off for a romantic weekend getaway.
For the game night lover: Printique Personalized Photo Puzzle
You’ve snapped a lot of fun photos over your years together, so how about a personal keepsake that shows how much you cherish those memories? A personalized puzzle of your favorite moments that you can work on together will be the perfect way to cozy up and relive those special memories. There are four sizes to choose from and once you’re finished, you can even frame it and hang it up as a daily reminder of your love for one another. Pair it with one of these tough puzzles from Amazon.
For the committed relationship: Masterclass Membership
You’ve been together now for, well, forever. Keep things fresh by learning a new skill or honing an existing one. A membership to MasterClass will grant your better half access to the greatest minds in every industry. They can learn how to manage a business with Martha Stewart, how to cook from the likes of Gordon Ramsay or Wolfgang Puck or how to sharpen their creative writing skills with lessons from Margaret Atwood.
More than 180 classes are available, all of which can be completed at their own pace. With so many options available, this is the perfect gift for people who are impossible to shop for or, really, as one of those extra special Valentine’s Day gifts for your honey.
For the lifelong couple: Gabriel & Co 14K Yellow Gold Diamond and Blue Topaz Bujukan Drop Earrings
If you aren’t on a tight budget, splurge on a piece your significant other will hold onto for years—such as a pair of keepsake earrings, like these blue topaz drop earrings set in 14k gold. These earrings are part of the brand’s Bujukan collection, which boasts handcrafted arcs of gold spheres, like those surrounding the center stone. And if she’s not fond of the color blue, there are five other gemstones to choose from. Although we’re sure that no matter which jewelry gift you select, her ears will sparkle and her heart will be filled with joy.