Wondering what to get your partner, crush, or friends this Valentine’s Day? Check out our guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts!
Depending on who you’re spending it with, Valentine’s Day can be fun, romantic, sexy, relaxing, or nerve-wracking. Maybe you’re planning on having a fun, chill night with your friends. Or maybe you’re super nervous because you’re going on a first date. Whatever it is you’re doing, you’ll probably have to get some gifts for the people in your life. Chocolate is always a nice Valentine’s Day gift, but gifting it year after year can get a bit boring. Your partner, friends, and family will appreciate it greatly if you think creatively and give them something unique this year. Want to step up your gift-giving game but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts.
Handmade gifts are some of the most heartwarming ones you can give. The effort put into handmade gifts demonstrates the love you have for their recipient. If you knit or crochet, consider making a sweater that’ll keep your partner warm until spring. In addition, jewelry is a classic Valentine’s Day gift. You can add a personal touch by making the jewelry you gift by hand. If you’re planning on gifting flowers, make some paper flowers.
They’ll bring more smiles to your date’s face than a basic grocery store bouquet will. You can also make your own bath bombs or bath salts. Sure, you can just buy a gift set from Lush, but whoever receives the gift will relax and enjoy their bath, even more, knowing how much care you put into their spa goodies.
If given thoughtlessly, candles can be a pretty boring gift. Few people are thrilled to receive a random candle with a basic scent. However, a candle can be an amazing gift if you put some effort into selecting it. Using your knowledge of what kinds of scents your recipient likes, you can pick out a candle that makes them feel comforted and loved when they light it. If there’s a particular scent that evokes some amazing memories you have with someone, consider getting a candle that’ll remind them of it. One last thing to remember is that candles often signify romance. Your gift may lead to candlelight dinners and other sensual activities…
Whether cute, fancy, or funny, a gift of stickers is sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Mailing out some Valentine’s Day cards? Take them to the next level by including a sheet of stickers inside. If you have young nieces or nephews, or children of your own, stickers will brighten their day. But you’re never too old for stickers, so don’t be afraid to give some stickers to adults. That being said, they’re not the best gift for a romantic partner or crush. Stick to (no pun intended) gifting stickers to children, friends, and family on Valentine’s Day.
Wine might be the most versatile gift on our list. Whether you’re hanging out with your friends or spending the night with your partner on Valentine’s day, bring a bottle of wine or two. A good rosé is sure to get the singles party started. Alternatively, a pinot noir, merlot, or other bold red can be a great way to kick off a romantic evening. Since you’ll get to drink the wine you take to your gathering or date, it’s like you’re getting yourself a gift too. Although you won’t get to enjoy it with them, it can also be nice to have a bottle sent to friends or family who live far away.
A nice pair of gloves is a unique Valentine’s Day gift. With a couple months of cold weather left, they’re a practical item. However, they also evoke feelings of coziness and warmth. Gloves are a gift that expresses love and care but aren’t too romantic to give to a friend. They’re easy to pick out since they’re usually one size fits all. Consider giving a friend or partner the gift of warm hands. They’re sure to appreciate it all winter long. Just make sure not to get them gloves made from cheap, scratchy yarn. You want to give the gift of coziness, not itchiness! High-quality cashmere or wool gloves are your best bet.