Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Wow

by Lauren Caggiano

Whether you procrastinated or are lacking inspiration, there’s still time to find a meaningful gift for your Valentine. Here are some last-minute gift ideas to add to your list of possibilities:

For the wine lover

Maybe he enjoys a dry red or she likes to savor a rosé after a long day. Either way, a bottle (or case) of their favorite variety is sure to be met with a positive response.

For the plant mom/dad

Houseplants add an element of vibrancy to any space. And you really can’t have too many plant babies. Head to your local hardware store or locally-owned nursery and find something that says “I love you” loud and clear.

For the stressed-out partner

Is your partner in need of some serious chill time? Give them the gift of relaxation! A gift card to a local spa, sheet masks, bath salts/bombs, scented candles and essential oils are sure to send the right message.

For the partner who’s always cold

We’re in the throes of winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t warm their heart. Think: A cozy robe, fuzzy slippers and electric blanket to provide ultimate comfort.

For the coffee enthusiast

Does your partner live on caffeine of the coffee variety? A new coffee press is sure to take their morning routine to the next level. Don’t forget a fun new mug and a bag of their favorite beans or grounds!

For the gal who loves bling

Jewelry is a must for those Zoom calls. Does she like overstated or more minimalist? Find something that fits her style and don’t be afraid to splurge a little, especially if it’s an everyday piece.

For the bibliophile

Is your special someone a book worm? Give them the gift of literature. If you’re pressed for time, you can head to your local independent bookstore or gift them an Audible title.

For the partner who loves to keep in touch

Snail mail is a lost art and perhaps more important than ever during a pandemic. Stationary, stamps and a nice set of pens are a dream come true for those who like to keep in touch the old school way.

For the game enthusiast

Tabletop games have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, with people spending more time at home. A new board game is sure to delight for those who live for such action.

For the chef

Is your partner a whiz in the kitchen? They might enjoy a new cookbook or gadget. Air fryer, anyone? Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you might sign up for an online cooking course.

For the traditionalist

When all else fails, chocolate and flowers get the job done. While it may be too late to set up delivery, you can make your own arrangement with fresh-cut flowers from the grocery. The same goes for chocolates. Hit up an upscale grocery store and curate a selection of fine candies.

Remember, it’s truly the thought that counts, so don’t sweat it and lose sight of the meaning behind the day. Here’s to you and yours this Valentine’s Day!

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