The heart-shaped boxes of chocolate have been on shelves since New Year’s, but now that we’re almost a full week into February, it’s definitely time to start looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
It’s (probably) still not too late to make a reservation at the swankiest ristorante in town, but you could always plan to cook something romantic at home. And you may as well lock down the perfect present for your boyfriend, girlfriend, just plain friend, your mom, or even yourself, ASAP (because you know soon it’ll be Feb. 12 and you’ll wonder where the time went). 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—so you’re sure to find the perfect present to show you care.
For True Food Lovers
Give them something amazingly delicious and they’ll remember it forever.
Forget dinner out at the hottest spot in town—treat them to an unforgettable interactive food (and bonding) experience with one of these unique cooking and dining experiences instead. See our Valentine’s Day 2020 Gift Guide: Best Food & Drink Experiences You Can Book Online.
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 2020 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 2020 Gift Guide: Best Luxury Food Gifts.
For those who like to Netflix and chill, but literally. See our Valentine’s Day 2020 Gift Guide: Best CBD-Infused Chocolates and Treats.
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 2020 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 2020 Gift Guide: Unique Chocolate Treats.
Show someone affection from afar by sending them a surprise gift that’s sweet in more ways than one (but we have savory lovers covered too). See our Valentine’s Day 2020 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.
Add a pop of color to your beloved’s kitchen with these elegant yet on-theme red and pink tools. See our Valentine’s Day 2020 Gift Guide: Best Red & Pink Kitchen Gadgets.
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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Gift Guide: Most Romantic Cocktail Ingredients.
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 Essential Mocktail Ingredients for making something special.
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 2020 Gift Guide.
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. That means they’re also perfect for ordering well ahead of time too.
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 2020 Gift Guide: Best 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 2020 Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Him on Amazon.
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