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15 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That’ll Make Them Feel Special

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There’s no better feeling than the one you get when you show the people you love just how much you care about them. While the hope is that you have plenty of opportunities to do so throughout the year, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a day devoted to showing your love. Valentine’s Day grants us a day dedicated to spreading those warm fuzzies, so you can spoil the ones you care about. So we’re unwrapping the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas we could find for those special people in your life. Below you’ll find sentimental gift ideas, gifts for parents, gifts for friends, gifts for couples, and even gifts for teachers.

One of the most simple ways to show your affections this February 14 is by finding your people something thoughtful, no matter how small. And if gifts aren’t their typical love language, it’s always fun to try something different! Few people will turn down a delicious sweet treat, an at-home spa treatment, or a sentimental piece of jewelry. And if that’s the case, we have a few ideas on our list that’ll definitely leave them smiling. Have fun playing Cupid—we sure did!


Best for Teachers

TheSunnyPaperStudio Valentine’s Day Gift Card Holder



 If you’re hoping to treat a teacher, your local mailman, or next-door neighbor this February 14, why not snag this sweet gift card holder? It’s cute and festive, and it’ll definitely spruce up your present.


Best for the Home Chef

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Shallow Heart, 1 1/4-Qt.

Williams Sonoma


Calling all cooks! This charming cocotte from Le Creuset is the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day feast you have planned. The cast iron dutch oven has a 1.25-quart capacity, and it comes in the shape of a heart. It’s an adorable way to surprise your love with a warm berry crisp or cute heart-shaped brownie for two. 


Urban Renewal Remade Heart Tie-Dye Crew Neck Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters


Who doesn’t love a nice cozy sweatshirt? With this snuggly piece, your favorite trendsetter can highlight their love for, well, love (and a good tie-dye swirl). While the red and pink combo is very Valentine’s Day-worthy, it also comes in other punchy hues like blue, lime, and teal. 


Best for the Self-Care Queen

Champagne and Rose Shower Steamers

Uncommon Goods


Nothing says “I love you” like helping the busybody in your life carve out some much-needed time for themselves. These shower steamers are scented with luxurious notes of bubbly champagne and delicate rose. And because of their tranquil aroma, they’ll transform your loved one’s their daily shower routine into a spa-worthy experience. 


Best for the Ones Far Away

Homesick Love Letters Scented Candle



If love had a signature scent, this candle would be it. Designed by Homesick, it features notes of rose petals, jasmine, sandalwood, and peony for a buttery-soft, romantic scent profile. It’s the perfect way to unwind together for an at-home date night or treat anyone on your list who loves to elevate their evening routine. And if you have someone special in your life who lives farther away, this candle can also serve as a reminder of your love.


Best for the Adventurous Partner

A Year of Dates: A Box of Date Night Cards



If you and your spouse find it hard to work date nights into your schedule, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to make time for one another. This clever gift set of date ideas could spark new adventures all year long. The deck is packed with 52 sealed cards, one for every week of the year. And each serves up an easy date night idea you and your partner can enjoy together. Next time you say, “What should we do this weekend?” just pull out this box and pick a card.


Love Message Shortbread Cookies

Uncommon Goods


Consider these cookies the more grown-up (and much more delicious) version of those Valentine’s Day talking heart candies. Made of buttery shortbread and personalized with thoughtful phrases, they’re a cheeky way to send the one you love a sweet treat.


Best Unique Gift

StampedEve Morse Code Bracelet



If their preferred style is more subtle than showy, you may be wary of showering them with a flashy piece of jewelry this Valentine’s Day. But opting for this minimalist bracelet could be a fantastic choice. Its unique form is both sentimental and understated. Using the classic dots and dashes of Morse Code to convey a secret message only the two of you will understand, this pick is pure romance. 


Best for the Plant Parents

Red Anthurium



A beautiful bouquet is a Valentine’s Day classic, but it’s always sad to have to throw the thoughtful flowers away after they wilt. This year, why not treat your special someone to a more long-lasting symbol of your affection? This red anthurium from Bloomscape thrives indoors (providing it gets enough light), which makes it a great option for your green-thumbed loved ones. Bonus: The shiny red leaves kind of look like hearts, don’t you think?


Painted Hearts Mugs, Set of 2

Pottery Barn


Is your happy place sharing a morning cup of coffee alongside your person? If so, consider this charming set of mugs a Valentine’s Day gift to you both. Made from durable stoneware and painted with a duo of sweet messages (one reads “love” while the other says “always”), they’re a fitting set for the couple that loves each other even more than their beloved lattes. 


Best Gift for Her

Jo Malone London Red Roses Cologne



There’s just something about perfume that feels so timeless and elegant. It’s an intimate yet thoughtful gift for any occasion, especially a holiday as romantic as Valentine’s Day. This Jo Malone fragrance touts notes of rich red roses, as well as lemon and honeycomb. The long-lasting cologne is sure to become a special occasion staple.


Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Uncommon Goods


Long-distance love can be tough. But this clever photo and message gadget makes thoughtful gestures come a little bit easier. With it, you can send sweet nothings via an app—the heart on your partner’s box will spin, encouraging them to open the lid and reveal your message. Consider it almost like a digital love letter.


Personalized Chocolate Breakable Pink Heart

Williams Sonoma


Not everyone has a someone to share the Valentine’s Day love bug with, and it can be hard on many. If you have a friend who’s experiencing an unlucky dating streak or going through a tough breakup, encourage a little friendly Valentine’s Day smashing with this sweet chocolate confection. It can be customized with their name or any phrase up to eight letters, so personalize it how you see fit!


Best for the Sentimental Couple

FavoriteWoodenGifts Personalized Heart Puzzle



If we asked, you could easily rattle off dozens of reasons why you love your partner within an instant. And while you may assume they know all this already—especially if you’ve been together for a while—it’s important to remind them. This handmade puzzle can be made in your choice of 12, 20, or 32 pieces, each denoting a reason why your person is so special. Stumped for a few? There are also plenty of pre-written ideas to choose from.


Best Gift for Him

Tommy Hilfiger Medallion Foulard Tie



Planning a romantic date for Valentine’s Day? Make sure your sweetie looks the part by snagging a holiday-appropriate pink tie. This sharp pick from Tommy Hilfiger boasts delicate buds and subtle blue details that would pair perfectly with a handsome navy suit.

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