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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. Picking the perfect gift can feel daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Also, no need to solely limit a present to your spouse or romantic partner.
Here are the best Valentine's Day gifts.
Best Flowers: 1-800-Flowers Stunning Red Rose & Calla Lily Bouquet
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 stands out will the addition of beautiful calla lilies. You can choose the vase color, clear or red, and even add in some chocolates.
Best for Her: Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace
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.
Best for Him: Mvmt The 40 Rose Gold Watch
If you're looking for the perfect gift for the guy in your life, surprise him with a beautiful leather watch from MVMT. After all, you can't go wrong with a gift that is both stylish and practical. The 100% natural tan leather and white dial look sophisticated and clean without being too overdone. It's perfect for weekend wear, but professional enough for the office. The best part? The watch strap is interchangeable, so he can swap out the band when he wants a change.
Best Tech: Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)
The Amazon Echo Dot comes in three colors, charcoal, white, and blue, 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 it with a wall mount for easy hanging.
Best for Wine Lovers: Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener
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. It opens 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
Best for Coffee Lovers: Nespresso by Breville Vertuo Next, Matte Black
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 and the push of a single button produces a yummy cup of coffee. The machine automatically adapts to brew the perfect cup based on the aluminum capsules, which are recyclable.
Best for Long Distance: Uncommon Goods Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set
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.
Best Sentimental: Uncommon Goods A Dozen Reasons You're My Friend
Everyone’s friends should know how loved they are and this handmade gift can show your BFF just how much you care. “A Dozen Reasons You’re My Friend” includes a container featuring 12 heart-shaped messages with reasons you adore your friend. Choose from 56 options like, “no one makes me laugh harder than you” to “all of our inside jokes” to “you’ve seen me without makeup.” The lid’s color can be customized with their name and a choice of colors.
Best Card: Etsy Sloth Valentine's Day Card
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 so you can write a personalized message.
Best Pajamas: Pottery Barn Kids Pajama Sets
Young kids can absolutely embrace the joy of Valentine’s Day, especially if it comes in the form of Mickey Mouse pajamas. The set features Mickey and Minnie and a ton of red hearts. The 100 percent cotton knit set is super soft and can seriously be worn long after Valentine’s Day.
Best Decor: Minted Custom Map Filled Foil Art
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 between a variety of sizes and frames to create a statement making piece of wall art.
Best Activity for Kids: Dear Valentine Letters Mad Libs: Stationery to Fill Out and Send!
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 stories, and each one can be folded up and sealed with one of the 28 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.
ChappyWrap Hugs and Kisses Mini Blanket
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 resistant to piling or shrinking, even after repeated washes.
Papier I Love You Pink Calligraphy
"Reason is powerless in the expression of love." That's the quote at the bottom of these simple, yet perfect calligraphy note cards. These are perfect for anyone who still loves, and maybe even prefers, writing notes and sharing sweet messages via paper. Customize this purchase by adding colored enveloped or even a stationery box.