No matter how chill you may consider yourself to be, finding a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other that’s thoughtful (or at least useful) and that isn’t too cheesy can be just a tad stressful, at best. And if you celebrate the holiday by giving something sweet to family members or friends to show them how much you care, perhaps you’re still stuck on what to get them. Take some inspiration from our editors’ favorite Valentine’s Day gifts of all time — ones they’ve both given to or received from a romantic partner or family member, or even gifted to themselves (what better excuse to indulge in some self-care than a holiday dedicated to love?). But don’t get stressful in this article we will present to you our best valentine’s day gifts for this year enjoy shopping!
Valentine’s Day gifts for couples who loves memories
Pioneer Fabric Frame Cover Photo Album ($20.29; amazon.com)
My boyfriend’s birthday is a few days after Valentine’s Day, and three years ago, I wanted to gift him something extra thoughtful and personalized in addition to a physical gift — so I decided to go the DIY route. I bought a 200-page photo album from Amazon and printed out a BUNCH of photos of the two of us and wrote cute little notes throughout! He still refers to it as the “best gift I’ve ever given him” and he keeps it on his desk to this day! —Stephanie Griffin, social strategist
Our Q&A a Day: Three-Year Journal for Two People ($14.02; amazon.com)
Look, I know this one leans a little toward the cheesy side, but sue me: I’m a sentimental type of person. This journal is intended to spur discussions with your partner, of things both frivolous and more profound, as it presents a prompt for every day of the year that each of you fill out with a quick response — from questions like “What feels vitally important right now?” to “If you didn’t have any responsibilities for the day, what would you do?” It’s also a fun way, I’d imagine, for long-distance couples to stay connected. —Emmy Favilla, deputy editor
Innocheer Scrapbook ($14.99; amazon.com)
A handmade scrapbook is always a heartwarming gift so you and your partner can reminisce on all the memories you made together. My partner got me one last year filled with cute pictures and love letters, and I may or may not have shed a tear or twenty. —Kai Burkhardt, editorial coordinator