While the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate may roll out right after New Year’s, now is actually the time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts (and plans in general). It’s probably too late to make a reservation at the hottest spot in town, so cook something romantic at home. And lock down the perfect gift for your boyfriend, girlfriend, just plain friend, your mom, or even yourself, ASAP. Even if you hate Valentine’s Day with a passion, it’s still a great excuse to show a little love.
These Valentine’s Day gift guides are full of exciting, adorable, inspiring, and just plain delicious options for her, for him, for you, for everyone—whether you crave something sweet, savory, expensive, practical, or just plain unusual. We’ll be updating the list every day with new ideas, so you’re sure to find the perfect present to show you care. Don’t forget about Galentine’s Day, either. (And be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day giveaway on Instagram too; three lucky winners will get lots of goodies from Hotel Chocolat!)
Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
Your Amazon Prime account can save you from a snafu (can’t always say the same for the grocery store candy aisle). Lots of the other guides on this list also include Prime-eligible options, but these two are dedicated to last-minute gifts that don’t seem like they are.
Don’t let the “for her” stop you from nabbing any of these charming gifts for whoever is on your shopping list. Seriously, there’s something for everyone, from design/art nerds to tea lovers and home bakers. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Last-Minute Gifts for Her on Amazon.
Ditto these more traditionally “masculine” gifts that appeal to a wide array of people, passions, and styles. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Last-Minute Gifts for Him on Amazon.
For True Food Lovers
Give them something amazingly delicious and they’ll remember it forever.
From boutique macarons and pink Champagne to couples cooking classes, these gifts will make any food lover’s heart rate spike. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Most Romantic Food Gifts.
Have a Valentine with expensive tastes? These high-end food and drink gifts will make them swoon. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Luxury Food Gifts.
While it is certainly the thought that counts, it can feel really nice to give (and receive) a little something tangible. These gifts won’t break the bank, but will melt hearts.
You can find plenty of sweet, funny, and thoughtful gifts for $25 and under (sometimes way under), as these items prove. And most are available on Amazon Prime, so you can get them on short notice too! See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Gifts Under $25.
If you have a little more cash to drop, check out these under-$50 options, all of which happen to be edible. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Food Gifts Under $50.
Valentine’s Day chocolates are classic, but these are truly exceptional. (And for those who like a sugar high but don’t do cocoa, we’ve got options for them too.)
If your Valentine won’t be satisfied with the usual chocolate bonbons, no matter how high-quality, look to more offbeat chocolate options like these. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Unique Chocolate Treats.
For those who like to Netflix and chill (but literally), these CBD-infused sweets are sure to please. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best CBD Chocolates and Treats.
Show someone affection from afar by sending them a surprise gift that’s sweet in more ways than one. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Mail-Order Treats to Have Delivered.
From the best cookware to the best cookbooks, these gifts will be used again and again.
Whether your S.O. is into cooking or just loves reading cookbooks like novels (try it; it’s fun), they’ll adore any of these additions to their bookshelves. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: For Cookbook Lovers.
The way to one’s heart is through one’s stomach, but sometimes the reverse is also true. For your sweetheart who likes to cook with love, these heart-shaped kitchen tools are just the thing. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Heart-Shaped Kitchen Items.
If your S.O. is immune to the charms of heart-shaped goodies and just wants to get down to business in the kitchen, give them something they’ll use all the time. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Home Cooks.
Cocktails, mocktails, beer, or wine—whatever your sweetie likes to sip, there’s a perfect present for them below.
Got a mixologist main squeeze? Give them these decidedly romantic cocktail ingredients for their bar cart, and maybe you’ll sip something sweet together. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Most Romantic Cocktail Ingredients.
Give your favorite craft beer fan some chocolate stouts, sure, but don’t sleep on beers brewed with oysters, roses, and even Champagne yeast and caviar. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Picks for Craft Beer Lovers.
Only have eyes for an oenophile? Give them a wine subscription that suits their style and they’ll be drunk in love. See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Wine Subscriptions.
Have a zero-proof paramour who still likes to get fancy? Treat them to some marvelous mocktail ingredients so they can make top-notch tipples without the alcohol . (Because true love is intoxicating enough.) See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Best Mocktail Ingredients.
Honestly, pretty much any and everything from all of these guides would be great to give your gals (or pals) to show you care, but in honor of the occasion…
Lovely gifts for your favorite ladies, because you should never underestimate the importance of girlfriends; be sure to remind them you know how lucky you are to have your besties in your life. See our Galentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide.
Related Video: How to Make a Valentine’s Day Cocktail with Kombucha
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