The 50 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Sweetheart

Our favorite gifts from Kate Spade, Uncommon Goods, and more

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While it's always great to show appreciation to the people in your life on a regular basis, Valentine's Day is an extra special occasion to shower them with love.

We researched top gift options available, taking into account the recipient's interests and preferences, the type of relationship you have, and what kind of budget you're working with. Our list includes picks like the Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace, a long distance touch bracelet from Uncommon Goods, and more.

Here are the best Valentine's Day gifts.

Our Top Picks

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

Nordstrom

It doesn't matter who the woman in your life is—mom, wife, girlfriend, sister, friend—she'll love this customizable necklace. Made from gold-plated metal, the round pendant has a personalized initial on one side and a sweet "one in a million" message on the other. The necklace has a classic style that makes it great for both everyday wear and special occasions.

Jewelry can be a difficult present because every recipient has their own tastes, but this simple pendant ensures your wife or sister will reach for this piece everyday. Also, unlike other name-brand necklaces, this one comes at an affordable price.

Reviewers love that this pick is dainty and elegant and sits beautifully below the collarbones. Some did note that it wears very quickly, but for the reasonable price, it is easy to replace after years of beloved wear.

Surprise your personal with a luxurious massage or bath to pamper them on a special day. Or, transfer this versatile body and bath oil to everyday use for nourishing and softening the skin. Maude's Oil No. 0 is formulated with organic jojoba, coconut, argan, and castor oil and is designed to quickly absorb into the skin. Body oil can be a sexy gift for a loved one or a relaxing staple in a care bundle for a family member.

Uncommon Goods Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

Uncommon Goods

Being away from your loved one is tough, there’s no doubt about that. But this bracelet set tries to bridge that gap. Simply connect the bracelets to the app and whenever you tap it or send a “Bond Touch,” the corresponding bracelet lights up and vibrates. This is such a sweet way to show someone you’re thinking of them at random moments. The bands are waterproof and come in a range of colors, including black, gray, or green. 

Ferry-Morse Break Up Gift Box

Ferry-Morse Break Up Box

Ferry-Morse

Gardening brand Ferry-Morse knows that February 14 is not a joyous day for everyone. Pamper a friend or loved one dealing with heartbreak with a "break up box" designed just for them. This box includes seven different flower seeds, indoor seed starting supplies, a "love stinks" journal, and three witty stickers to break your friend out of a funk and maybe even introduce them to a new hobby.

If you're looking for the perfect gift for the guy in your life, surprise him with a beautiful leather-band watch from MVMT. After all, you can't go wrong with a gift that is both stylish and practical. The 100 percent natural tan leather and white dial look sophisticated and clean without being too overdone. It's perfect for weekend wear yet professional enough for the office.

We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game

Card Game

Urban Outfitters

We're Not Really Strangers is an innovative card game meant to spark important conversations between family, friends, or couples. The game is designed for two players, making it a perfect date night idea. There are even relationship-focused expansion packs perfect for couples to connect on a deeper level. You can even gather up to six friends or family members for an insightful night of talks for a unique and intentional way to spend Valentine's Day.

Etsy Sloth Valentine's Day Card

Sloth Valentine's Day Card

Etsy

Sometimes we’re so focused on a big gift, we completely overlook the actual greeting card. But some cards aren’t just sentimental and sweet, but also pretty hilarious like this one from Etsy. The “It took a while, but I’m glad I found you” card features two cute sloths joining hands, well, claws. Each card is handmade on heavy card stock with a blank interior for you to write a personalized message. 

Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set

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Brooklinen

When buying for a partner, consider a gift that both of you can enjoy, like a new set of sheets for your bed. The Luxe Core Sheet Set from Brooklinen has a 480-thread count and a glossy finish for a luxurious sleep night after night. The set comes with everything you need to upgrade your linens: one top sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

1-800-Flowers Stunning Red Rose & Calla Lily Bouquet

Stunning Red Rose & Calla Lily Bouquet

1-800-Flowers

Beautiful flowers and Valentine's Day are a natural pairing. Whether you're looking for a traditional bouquet or something that matches your sweetheart's vibrant personality, there's something for everyone on 1-800-Flowers. This particular set features the typical red roses, but it stands out with the addition of beautiful calla lilies. You can choose the vase color, clear or red, and even add in some chocolates.

Ruggable Keith Haring Holding Heart Doormat

Ruggable Keith Haring Holding Heart Doormat

Ruggable

Gifting homewares is always a great choice because your recipient can admire and enjoy it for years to come. Ruggable's new Keith Haring collection celebrates the vibrant artist with rugs featuring his signature figures. This doormat doubles as a great housewarming gift, but the heart design makes it perfect for holiday of love. A doormat is a thoughtful present that will remind your recipient of you every time they enter their home.

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Best Buy

The Amazon Echo Dot comes in three colors, charcoal, white, and blue (and a tiger or panda for kids), and packs a big tech punch without taking up a ton of space. It's a solid speaker that can play tunes from Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, and more. Also, it performs functions like setting timers and even turning lights off and on. The device looks pretty sleek on any counter or desk, but you can also purchase a wall mount for easy hanging.

The Happy Planner Happy Heart Box

The Happy Planner Happy Heart Box

The Happy Planner

For the avid bullet journaler or lover or organization, gift this adorable stationery set covered in hearts. The Happy Heart Box includes a classic notebook, washi tape bundle, sticker book, sticker storage box, and transparent sticky note pad. This would be perfect for a little one making cards for friends and family or as a gift for a favorite teacher to add to their classroom.

Nespresso by Breville Vertuo Next, Matte Black

Nespresso by Breville Vertuo Next

Amazon

The caffeine lover in your life will thank you for this coffee maker, and their wallet will probably thank you as well, since they're not spending cash every day on a cup of joe. The Vertuo is just 5.5 inches wide so it's suitable for any countertop or coffee bar. The machine automatically adapts to brew the perfect cup based on the aluminum capsules, which are recyclable.

Bite Society Bite Me, Valentine Gift Basket

Bite Society Bite Me, Valentine Gift Basket

Bite Society

Bite Society is an LGBTQ+ and woman-owned business based out of Seattle that curates delicious gift baskets perfect for all occasions. This one includes an impressive array of sweet and savory treats ideal for gifting to those who may live far way or even just to yourself to show some extra love. Your recipient will delight in discovering meats, cheeses, chocolates, nuts, and more to share with Valentine's Day company (or not).

Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs: Stationery to Fill Out and Send!

Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs: Stationery to Fill Out and Send!

Amazon

Mad Libs never seems to get old, and with this "Dear Valentine" pad, your kids can make up funny letters the whole family will enjoy hearing. This pad includes 21 fill-in-the-blank cards, and each one can be folded up and sealed with one of the included stickers like a real Valentine. Little ones will love sending these sweet (and hilarious) notes to their friends or family members who are far away. 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

Amazon

While writing poetry for your loved one on Valentine's Day is a tall ask, gifting them a collection of poems about love and life is an easier and thoughtful gift for bookish friends or poetry-loving partners. Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart released her debut book of poetry in 2020, and the sweet poems are accompanied by simple line drawings that give this collection a clean look. Plus, the red color scheme makes it perfect for the holiday.

Etsy A Box of Date Night Cards

A Box of Date Night Cards

Etsy

Ever been at a loss for what to do on date night? Well, there’s a gift that solves that problem. Whether you’ve been with your partner for a year or several decades, this box features cards with 51 date night ideas. There’s a “Surprise” edition and a categorized one that breaks dates down based on budget, dates for parents, or at-home dates.

Harry & David Break a Heart Gift

Harry & David Break a Heart Gift

Harry & David

Upgrade your Galentine's Day dinner with a dessert and activity in one. You and six friends will each receive a hollow Belgian chocolate heart decorated with pink and red icing and sprinkles. Grab the included mini wood hammer and break the heart to reveal candies and chocolate chips inside. Whether you are not a fan of the holiday and looking to get out some anger or want a fun dessert to enjoy with kids, this is the box for you.

Minted Custom Map Filled Foil Art

Custom Map Filled Foil Art

Minted

This Minted piece of art is a daily reminder to show someone you love them or to highlight a specific location that has some meaning. Select a city, state, or country and your recipient will have a gorgeous gold foil map of the destination. Choose among a variety of sizes and frames to create a statement piece of wall art.

Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter

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Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter

Amazon

Dinner is ready and the table is set. There’s only one thing left to do: open the wine. But instead of fumbling with an old school opener, try this automatic one. The Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener uses a single push of a button to pull out a cork in seconds. It also has a helpful foil cutter to remove those tricky seals. The handy gift opens up to 30 bottles of wine on a single charge and has a sleek design that matches most kitchen decor.

"Oster’s sleek and ergonomic design makes it easy to hold in one hand. Since the opener is only 2.25 inches in diameter, we were able to maintain a firm grip on it."--Sage McHugh, Product Tester

The Herbal Zen Variety Pack Shower Steamers

The Herbal Zen Variety Pack Shower Steamers

Amazon

The Herbal Zen ensures that everyone can enjoy the relaxing benefits of both bombs—but without the bath. For those living in small spaces or who are just not a fan of bathing, they can get the same experience with shower steamers. Each one is loaded with essential oils to meet different purposes and provide a completely new showering experience. Gift to a mother, partner, teacher, or sibling who can use some invigorating citrus in the morning or calming lavender at night.

ChappyWrap Hugs and Kisses Mini Blanket

Hugs and Kisses Mini Blanket

ChappyWrap

Gift this mini blanket to any little one for some seriously stylish and of course, cozy, nap time. The blanket measures 30 x 40 inches and both sides feature the X's and O's design. The cotton blend material is breathable, washes easily, and is resistant to piling or shrinking, even after repeated washes.

Revival Homestead DIY Candle Making Kit

Uncommon Goods DIY Candle Making Kit

Uncommon Goods

Getting out for date night or activities with friends is difficult to plan and expense, so you can instead opt for a kit that offers a perfect bonding activity right at home. This kit provides everything you need to create three soy candles with just a stove, saucepan, cup, pencil, and thermometer. You can customize your candles with dye or essential oils for a fully personalized gift at the end of the night.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag 1L

Lululemon

A versatile and convenient belt bag is perfect for your Valentine who is always on the go. Buy for your husband who has a hiking trip planned, a sister who opts for a fanny pack over a gym bag, or a friend that always carries their phone, keys, and wallet, in their pockets. The Lululemon option comes in a variety of colors and one traditional style to fit every recipient on your list.

Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Starter Kit with Bottles

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Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making 2 Gallon Starter Kit

Amazon

The beer lover in your life will love the opportunity to make their own brew with this beginner-friendly beer making kit. Using the included malt extract, it only takes 30 minutes to brew your own batch, perfect for preparing for parties and gatherings. Couples or friends can enjoy the set together or gift to a dad, brother, siblings, or friend that may be hard to buy for who loves a good pint.

Uncommon Goods The Lovers Tarot Card Mug

Uncommon Goods The Lovers Tarot Card Mug

Uncommon Goods

While a mug may seem like an overdone gift option, this stoneware option from designer Jeannine Carson stands apart from the crowd. The handmade piece features the lovers tarot card in beautiful hues of pink and orange that absolutely radiate feelings of love. For those who believe in the power of tarot, this could opt as a gift for someone looking to attract love into their life or a gift for a new couple ruminating in their new love.

eCreamery Ice Cream My Love For You Collection

eCreamery Ice Cream My Love For You Collection

eCreamery

Declare your love with a delectable treat for those not interested in boxes of chocolates or colored candies. eCreamery makes delivering ice cream to loved ones easy with a wide selection of unique and delicious flavors. This bundle is designed specifically for St. Valentine with fun sayings on each tub including "love at first bite" and "scoops of love." The Ice Cream My Love for You Collection features mint cookie crunch, cookies and cream, chocolate chunk, and sea salt caramel.

Studs Dagger Through the Heart Set

Studs Dagger Through the Heart Set

Studs

Studs is known for their cool and trendy earrings and their Valentine's Day collection is no exception. Buying a set of their new styles is a more affordable way to gift an entire "earscape" as the company calls it. The Dagger Through the Heart Set includes a vintage style gold huggie with a pearl heart charm and three unique studs: a heart, dagger, and pink gemstone. The heart and pink stone are in theme with Valentine's Day, while the dagger adds a bit of edge.

LOVEVOLVE Scarf: Neutrals

LOVEVOLE Scarf: Neutral

LOVEVOLVE

This woman-owned artistic designed brand to committed to spreading love to people of all ages. Artist Sunny Stack Goode has created the brand's signature love design which is printed on blankets, masks, pillowcases and more. This adorable scarf is perfect for the season and is neutral enough to match any outfit, and the love message is sure to brighten anyone's spirits.

André’s Confiserie Suisse Chocolate Fondue Melting Coins

André’s Confiserie Suisse Chocolate Fondue Melting Coins

André’s Confiserie Suisse

This Kansas City-based, third-generation Swiss confiserie delivers delicious confectionaries perfect for the chocolate-filled holiday. For an affordable option, opt for these creamy milk and dark chocolate coins that are designed to be melted. Simply blend with milk and butter for a DIY fondue experience right at home. Dip in fruit, cookies, marshmallows and more for a unique sweet experience that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Jelly Belly 10-Flavor Valentine's 4.25 oz Gift Box

Jelly Belly 10-Flavor Valentine's 4.25 oz Gift Box

Jelly Belly

Candy is an easy and affordable way to show someone you care on this special way. Kids of all ages and even adults will love this jelly bean filled gift box from Jelly Belly. It contains 10 different flavors of their signature jelly beans all in shades of pink, red, and white. Some of the exciting seasonal flavors include chocolate pudding, strawberry cheesecake, and French vanilla.

Fresh Sends The Send Subscription

Fresh Sends The Send Subscription

Fresh Sends

The only thing better than receiving flowers on Valentine's Day is getting fresh flowers every month without ever having to leave the house. Fresh Sends offers a flower box subscription where they select the freshest picks, and each bouquet is a surprise. You can choose a subscription cycle of one, two, or four weeks and a regular or full bouquet based on stem count. Add in a card for a thoughtful gift that goes beyond the day.

FUN.com Eyes for You Valentines Day Sweater

FUN.com Eyes for You Valentines Day Sweater

FUN.com

Instead of a Christmas sweater party, have a Valentine's Day sweater party this year thanks to FUN.com. For those who would much rather be celebrating Halloween, the online gift shop has the crossover you are looking for. Adorn yourself with a scarily adorable sweater featuring a skeleton with buggy eyes with the world "I only have eyes for you." Gift the whole collection to your group of friends for some unconventional Instagram pics.

Lovepop The Office We Go Together Like Jim and Pam Pop-Up Card

Lovepop The Office We Go Together Like Jim and Pam Pop-Up Card

Lovepop

Show your love in a sentimental and affordable way with a card based off their favorite sitcom. Lovepop cards celebrate fandom, especially this one from The Office. The card opens to reveal a green teapot, just like the one that Jim gives to Pam. On the front it reads "we go together like Jim and Pam," perfect for the special someone in your live. Choose from a blank card to handwrite your own message or write it online and they will print it right on the card.

Uncommon Goods Note to Self: Be Your Valentine Experience

Uncommon Goods Note to Self: Be Your Valentine Experience

Uncommon Goods

Gifting an experience is a unique idea and often provides something for you and your recipient to do together. Uncommon Goods has a variety of unique classes and experiences to fit every interest, whether romantic of not. For something unconventional, try out a self-love letter workshop with writer, editor, and diarist Betsy Wildman to celebrate the most important form of love. Bring along a friend or partner for an impactful experience you can enjoy together.

Yamazaki Expandable Bathtub Caddy

Yamazaki Expandable Bathtub Caddy

Pottery Barn Teen

After gifting your Valentine everything they need for a relaxing spa night—bath bombs, body scrub, face masks—top it all off with a bathtub caddy to carry all of their goodies while they soak. This expandable option from Yamazaki expands to perfectly fit the size of your bathtub and fits your phone or tablet, soap, and maybe even a candle for ambience. The expandable features ensure it is light and easy to store so they will reach for it again and again.

Brooklinen AM to PM Candle Set

Brooklinen AM to PM Candle Set

Brooklinen

Candles are a classic gift for all holidays, but a luxury set from Brooklinen is sure to impress your Valentine. This set includes four candles that take you from day to night with scents that emulate the dawn, morning, dusk, and night to light throughout your day for a unique, scent-filled experience. This is a universally beautiful gift, whether buying for a parent, mother, grandparent, or friend.

Stanley Adventure Shortstack Travel Mug

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Stanley Short-Stack Mug

Stanley

Stanley's travel drinkware is built to perform well in any condition. This smaller option is perfect for those looking to take coffee or other hot drinks on the go that will stay hot for hours. The two-piece lid is secure and leakproof, and the small size will fit in more purses or backpacks. Or, take this travel mug when traveling to save room in your suitcase (but you may need frequent refills if using for water).

Comme des Garçons Play Cotton Jersey Crewneck T-Shirt

comme-de-garcon-t-shirt

Nordstrom  

For those looking to spoil a loved one with a luxury designer present, but still stick to the theme of the day, consider this shirt from Commes des Garcons. The designer brand has a signature heart accent in its pieces including this simple, black jersey perfect for men or women for day to day wear. While the price tag is high, this is a great first-time designer purchase because the simple design ensures you get years of wear.

Wax Buffalo Whiskey Tumbler Candle

Wax Buffalo Whiskey Tumbler Candle

Bespoke Post

Easily give two gifts in one to the whiskey drinker in your life. This 11-ounce soy candle is sleek and stylish and will easily match any decor as it gets burned. Once fully burned, you are left with a gorgeous etched whiskey tumbler for a gift that can be used and enjoyed for years.

Primary Family PJ's in Bold Red Heart

Primary Family PJ's in Bold Red Heart

Primary

Primary is your one-stop shop for Valentine's Day gifts for the whole family. Invest in a matching set of pajamas for everyone in your crew. These pajamas are made out of comfy cotton and covered in a bold heart print that can be enjoyed well after February. Choose from a onesie for newborns, all the way up to adult sizes for every type of family.

RosePop Lucky 13

Rosepop Lucky 13

Rosepop

Elevate your gift giving with flowers from RosePop, where every piece of the process can be customized. This adorable heart-shaped box comes in three different colors and holds a set of Lucky 13 preserved roses. Then, choose your rose color, your added scent spritz, a gift message, added gold appliqués, personal photo, and even a charm for a long-lasting floral gift made custom for your loved one.

Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne Gift

Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne Gift

Total Wine

Pop some bubbly to celebrate the love between friends, family, or spouses. This gift set from Veuve Clicquot includes rose champagne with notes of berry fruit in a festive pink gift box. Deliver to friends far away, pop together for a night in, or shower newlyweds with love as they celebrate their first Valentine's Day as spouses.

Coach Boxed Compact Id Wallet With Trigger Snap Key Fob

Coach Boxed Compact Id Wallet With Trigger Snap Key Fob

Coach

Spoil the man in your life, whether a husband, boyfriend, or father, with a stylish leather wallet from Coach. The set includes a compact ID wallet with eight card slots, full-length bill compartments, and a trigger snap key fob all packaged in a luxury Coach gift box. Choose from dark brown or classic black for an accessory that they will use and appreciate daily.

Le Creuset 2-Qt. Cast Iron Heart Casserole

Le Creuset 2-Qt. Cast Iron Heart Casserole

Wayfair

Home chefs will love adding this adorable and festive cast iron casserole dish to their collection. From Le Creuset, the cherry red pot can be used to make casseroles, breads, and desserts. Try out a new recipe with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day, or gift to your mom or resident baker in your family. When not in use, the cookware adds a touch of color and whimsy to any kitchen.

La Maison du Chocolat Large Heart Gift Box

La Maison du Chocolat Large Heart Gift Box

La Maison du Chocolat

This sampler from La Maison du Chocolat lets you ditch the classic box of assorted chocolates in favor of a more unique and whimsical design. Whether you're giving this box to a significant other, best friend, or roommate, the adorable treats are sure to delight. In this box, you'll find silken pralines and creamy, delicately flavored ganache with different delicious fillings. Gift baskets are the perfect option for long-distance friends or partners, and this one comes in an iconic heart-shaped box for a more romantic touch.

The Sill Hoya Heart Duo

The Sill Hoya Heart Duo

The Sill

The Hoya kerrii, commonly know as the Hoya heart plant, is a clever way to show your love to the plant lover in your life. This delivery option from The Sill comes with two heart-shaped plants, perfect for parents or siblings. Or, keep one for yourself and gift one to a partner far away. Choose from four color planters made from up-cycled natural fibers including bamboo, coffee, wheat, rice, and nut husk for an eco-friendly and natural gift to add life to any space.

Chanel Coco MadeMoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray

Chanel Coco MadeMoiselle Eau de Parfum

Chanel

If you are searching for a luxury gift for a wife or girlfriend, perfume is a great romantic option. Coco Mademoiselle comes in the iconic Chanel shape and features a floral and woodsy scent that can easily transition from day to night. Key notes include Orange, Patchouli, and Turkish Rose. The iconic name, beautiful bottle, and irresistible fragrance make this a staple gift for her.

Bombas Gripper Slippers

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Bombas Gripper Slippers

Bombas

For those spending Valentine's Day at home this year, a cozy pair of slippers would make a perfect gift to ensure your loved one lounges in luxury. Bombas slippers comes in sizes and colors for men, women, and children so the whole family can match and stay warm for the winter holiday. The sock-slipper hybrid are fuzzy on the inside but have grips on the outside to prevent slipping for the ultimate comfy combination.

Discount Glasses Westend Hartford Sunglasses

Discount Glasses Westend Hartford Sunglasses

Discount Glasses

Heart-shaped glasses are the perfect accessory for Valentine's Day parties, and this adorable pink ones from Discount Glasses won't break the bank. Buy a pair for your whole girl gang for the best Galentine's Day photoshoot or gift to a teen to show your love in a simple and playful way that they can wear for the holiday.

What To Look for in a Valentine's Day Gift

Type of Relationship

When choosing a gift for Valentine's Day, it's important to keep in mind what type of relationship you have with the person. Whether you're casual or serious can affect what type of gift and the level of sentimentality you want to associate with your present. Additionally, if you're purchasing a gift for your parents, friends, or kids, then those relationships will have a factor as well.

Etiquette expert August Abbott, PhD reiterates this point of being mindful of your relationship to the recipient "Only you know the person you want to give a gift, so only you will know how this gift will be received by them," she says.

"What you buy for someone you want to remember on this day certainly depends on who that person is," she says. "Chances are you won't be buying the mail carrier cologne and a diamond ring for the teacher. It's a matter of being mindful and thoughtful of your intentions and your specific relationship to that person."

Interests or Hobbies

Think about what types of things your recipient is interested in. Is there anything in particular they have dropped hints about, or that you believe they would like based on their interests? Valentine's Day can be a great day to show you pay attention and know them well.

Dr. Abbott advises against purchasing necessities for your recipient, but reminds gift givers that a special dinner is a perfect present between two adults.

Budget

While your gift doesn't need to be expensive to be memorable (some of the most thoughtful gifts can be simple and inexpensive), it's a good idea to figure out what your price range is before you start shopping.

Finding a good gift does not always have to break the bank: "First the giver should be honest with themselves and then think of the smallest, most mundane thing that special person might have ever mentioned (i.e. that they just love opossums)—then to find a little figurine or even stuffed toy of an opossum would make the gift more than just hearts and flowers. It'd be a reflection of how you listen to the smallest of things they say, and believe me, that's priceless," says Dr. Abbott.

Unique vs. Classic

Valentine's Day has trademark classics in the gift department when it comes to things like flowers, chocolate, and jewelry. However, you can also consider buying a gift that is a bit more personalized or out of the box. Keeping in mind what your partner would prefer can be a great starting point when purchasing a gift.

FAQ
  • When is Valentine's Day this year?

    Valentine's Day falls on February 14th every year. In 2022, it falls on a Monday.

  • How did Valentine's Day start?

    The first documented Valentine's Day is often noted to be in the year 496, celebrated as a festival for St. Valentine who had previously been executed on that day. He was recognized for authorizing marriages in secret after they had been outlawed, and became a recognizable symbol for love and romance.

  • Who created Valentine's Day?

    Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day in the year 496, though the holiday has gone through multiple transformations to become what we know it as today.

Why Trust The Spruce

This article was written by Julia Fields a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays since October 2021. Before that, she covered similar topics including toy reviews, product round-ups, expert-focused articles, and more. Additional reporting was done by Lacey Ramburger, a personality assessments expert and writer whose work has appeared on Thought Catalog. Expert advice was provided by August Abbott, Ph.D, etiquette expert with JustAnswer.com

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