30 Amazing Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Buy at the Drugstore
Forgot to order flowers and now they're all sold out? Whomever you're spoiling this Valentine's Day, it turns out your local drugstore has got you totally covered.
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Low-stress V-Day gifts
It’s that time of year when the pressure is on to woo your favorite person with a Valentine’s Day gift that will send them swooning. But that doesn’t mean you have to stress about the perfect present or break the bank to find a sweet, thoughtful gift that will sweep them off their feet. Believe it or not, drugstores carry a number of romantic, practical, and affordable gifts. Whether you are shopping for your favorite foodie, workout enthusiast, or the impossible-to-shop-for partner who already has it all, these amazing drugstore gems won’t disappoint. Just be sure to avoid these Valentine’s Day gifts that send the wrong message.
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Let’s Avo-Cuddle Chocolate
Not quite ready to splurge on the giant heart-shaped box of chocolates? Show your Valentine you have good taste and a send of humor with this whimsical chocolate set. Find out the 10 secrets your Valentine’s Day card reveals about you.
Meow Meow Tweet Pink Rose Clay Facial Soap
She loves cats, she loves beauty, and you’re about to make her day with this adorable pink rose clay facial soap that removes makeup, oil, and dirt—and comes in the sweetest feline packaging. This vegan, plant-based soap bar is made with a slew of moisturizing ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, Shea butter, and rose petals. Find out 25 more top gifts for cat lovers.
Seven20 Doctor Who Tea-4-One Stacking TARDIS Teapot & Cup Set
Tea time is relaxing and entertaining with this unique 2-piece tea set that consists of a teapot and cup—stack them together to create a cute police box design pulled straight from the vintage sci-fi TV series Doctor Who. This is the perfect gift for tea drinkers, collectors, and anyone who adores out-of-the-box whimsical gifts.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera
We’re so used to seeing everyone snap photos with their phones—dare to be different with this vintage-inspired instant print camera. Don’t worry: the cam features plenty of modern updates like a selfie-mirror, automatic exposure adjustor, and macro lens adaptor.
Victrola Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
Music enthusiasts can continue to collect vinyl without wondering what to do with it all—because this portable turntable is a multi-media music player that features three speeds and connects via Bluetooth to play music from any device within 33 feet. Plus: it comes in a number of great colors and prints like turquoise, tye die, and a retro map. Share one of these love poems for every mood to really make your partner swoon.
Da Bomb Bath Fizzers Earth Bath Bomb
Give your partner the gift of a luxurious bath after a long day with these natural, hydrating bath fizzers. This earth-themed fizzer smells just like a sea breeze, is free of all the bad stuff (parabens, phthalates, etc.) and, best of all, hides a fun surprise inside. Find out why roses are so popular on Valentine’s Day.
Top Chef stainless steel BBQ set
The modern man doesn’t need a new tool kit; he’s more excited about mastering the art of cooking. Believe it or not, Walgreens carries a stainless steel set of barbecue tools that are a luxury quality at a really reasonable price. He can even put them to work to cook you a nice Valentine’s Day meal—like one of these easy, yet romantic dinner ideas.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Eau de Toilette Spray
“When asked what gift they would most like to receive from their significant other, 24 percent of men said they would love a new cologne, putting this item within the top three best gift ideas for Valentine’s Day,” says Kate MacLean, dating expert of PlentyofFish, who surveyed 20,000 people about their preferred Valentine’s Day gifts. The great news is drugstores don’t carry only the tacky, plastic body mists you smell at middle school dances. They also stock a range of high-end colognes you’d find at your nearest department store, like Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue and Calvin Klein’s Euphoria.
Melitta Porcelain Pour-Over Single Cup Serving Coffee Brewer
If your partner is a student, a busy professional, a parent, or any kind of human, there’s a good chance they drink coffee. But instead of picking up a Starbucks gift card, opt for a portable pour-over coffee brewer, which is so much more meaningful than handing over money. “Avoid buying a gift card at all costs,” MacLean notes. “It’s the most impersonal way to show your love.” Some 22 percent of men said receiving a gift certificate from their S.O. was the worst gift they’d ever received, she adds. Find our the Valentine’s Day gifts he’s sure to love.
George Foreman Rapid Grill Series Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press
It’s not selfish to give a gift that partially benefits you, right? Well, that’s exactly what a George Foreman Grill does. Your partner can whip you up their famous grilled chicken or make you a tasty panini on this easy to clean indoor grill—it’s red-hued to keep in the theme of the day. And let’s be honest, is anything more attractive than someone who can cook? Bet you didn’t know you could grill these 22 foods?
Van der Hagen Shave Set
Shaving supplies are a safe gift for a man you’ve just started dating. They say, “I like you enough to get you something, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you with something overly generous.”
SWISSGEAR Heather Grey Toiletry Bag
If your man loves to vacation or often travels for work, a brand-spanking-new Dopp kit makes a great gift. Because it’s so inexpensive, you can afford to fill the bag with some of his favorite travel-sized toiletries. This gift is a great way to show how well you know him. Ready to make a grand gesture? Book one of these romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaways.
Braun Multi Grooming Kit
An electric razor is one of those practical but equally thoughtful gifts for the metrosexual man in your life—or any man who does any kind of grooming. The modern man cares about how he looks and isn’t afraid to indulge in some luxury grooming. The Braun Multi Grooming Kit is incredibly sleek and comes with all-time trimmings (see what we did there?).
Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker
Some drugstores go beyond plastic watches, stocking high-end products, such as a Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker. This is ideal for the person who loves to exercise or has made a resolution to get into better shape this year. The best part: they’ll have no idea you picked it up around the corner ten minutes before you showed up at their door.
Master Massage Aromatherapy Massage Oil, 4 pack
Some 34 percent of single men and 30 percent of single women claimed the best gift they’d received from a significant other was an activity they did together, according to the PlentyOfFish survey. “Plan your Valentine’s day around a fun activity you know your partner will love,” MacLean suggests. How about a generous couple’s massage? Cue the massage oil, an easy Valentine’s Day gift that’s like an engraved invitation for one-on-one time. These dreamiest Valentine’s Day adventures will also get your hearts racing.
Yes Way Rosé Mini Bubbles
What’s better than a bottle of rosé? A bottle of sparkling rosé that you pick up at the local Target. This comes in a handly single-serve bottle which means it will always be perfectly bubbly every time you crack one open. Pick up two so you and your sweetie each have one. (Note: Wine is not available at all Targets.) Find out how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world.
Hanes Men’s Comfort Boxer Briefs, 9-pack
Valentine’s Day gifts should be less about the money spent and more about the thought that goes into them. Boxer briefs are not only functional (after all, every guy could use another pair, especially on laundry day), but they also provide a fun and flirty way to say, “I can’t wait to see you in these later.” Here are more inexpensive Valentine’s Day gifts to woo your sweetheart.
Nina Ricci L’Air Du Temps Eau De Toilette Spray
Choosing a scent that suits your gal’s personality and taste is no easy feat, but if you find the right perfume, it will say a lot about how well you know her. Fragrance is a safe gift for the woman you consider your girlfriend—you may want to take a pass if you only recently started dating. Here’s what your favorite scent reveals about your personality.
Arctic King Premium 24-Bottle Wine Cooler
“According to 55 percent of women, tacky jewelry was the worst gift they’d ever received from their significant other,” says MacLean. To avoid making this mistake, step up your game and gift your girlfriend a wine cooler. She’ll love being able to collect and properly store her favorite wines! Here’s how to chill wine fast, in case you pick up a bottle on your way over.
Conair Waterfall Foot Bath with Lights and Bubbles
If you can’t afford a couple’s spa retreat, gifting a foot bath is a perfectly suitable and sweet alternative. With this gift, your woman will be able to pamper herself at home whenever she wants. If you have a day to spare, these 20 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts with free overnight shipping are also pretty genius.
Wai Lana Basic Yoga Kit
A yoga kit makes for an excellent Valentine’s Day gift, particularly if your partner has been eager to take up this mind-body exercise. This present is ideal for the person who’s often stressed and needs a healthy way to unwind. Buy the same kit for yourself and attend a class—or follow an online yoga workout—together.
Walgreens Beauty Total Face Brush Set
The key to flawless makeup is a decent brush set, which makes this an excellent gift for the beauty lover in your life. Just make sure that she already adores makeup and getting totally glammed up. If she prefers to go au natural, giving this gift could imply that you want her to try harder to put herself together, so know your audience before you go the glam route.
No7 Restore & Renew Multi-Action Face & Neck Skincare System
An ideal gift for a 30+ woman, drugstores actually carry a wide range of skincare products in varying price ranges. Just pay attention to the labels: We advise sticking to hydrating, exfoliating, and illuminating sets, as anti-aging skincare can easily be misinterpreted as an insult.
Kama Sutra Massage Candle Island Passion Fruit
A sultry candle is a safe bet for the person you just started seeing. It’s a nice gift for someone you don’t know much about and shows that you were thoughtful enough to pick something up, no matter how new the relationship is.
Nature’s Truth Essential Oil Mini Diffuser
On Valentine’s Day, it is great to create ambiance—and if you’re planning on doing a couple’s massage, an aromatherapy oil diffuser is a percent tool for setting the scene. It’s also a perfect gift for anyone who is often under a great deal of stress, has trouble sleeping, or enjoys practicing meditation. You may also want to consider one of these top sleep products on Amazon to help your Valentine unwind.
Weleda Rose Soap
A luxe bar of soap makes the perfect gift for just about anyone. It’s something they definitely need but is a step up from the usual brand they would buy themselves. Plus, the rose oil used in this bar doesn’t just smell good, it’s relaxing and skin-friendly, too. Buying real roses? Make sure you know what the color of your bouquet really means.
Home Elements Photo Album
No, not a three-ring binder with sticky pages. Give your significant other a more personal photo album and fill it with photos that recount the best moments of your relationship. Your partner will always enjoy remembering the good times—especially ones that may not be fit for posting online, like these pics to never post on social media.
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor
If there’s one Valentine’s Day gift every health nut will appreciate, it’s a new juicer. Use it to make everything from a fresh green juice or smoothie to a fun cocktail on your special night. Consider one of these 19 Valentine’s Day ideas longtime couples swear by.
Acumen FHD 1080p Dual Dash Cam
If you and your girlfriend enjoy taking road trips together, there’s no better gift than a Dash Cam. The footage they capture makes for priceless entertainment when you watch it later on, and you’ll be able to decide who’s a better singer, who was right in the argument, and who really ate the last mocha-dark chocolate granola bar along the journey. These popular Valentine’s Day gifts on Amazon are also sure to be a hit!
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