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
Valentine’s Day gifts for couples who work from home together
Working from home certainly has its perks (sweatpants all day every day being one of them), but working from home with your significant other can sometimes prove to be a bit challenging. This Valentine’s Day, make the most of sharing a workspace with your partner by gifting them something that will help make their workday easier and more enjoyable.
Whether you share a home office or work together from the comfort of your couch, these 22 gift ideas are sure to show your Valentine just how much you love them while also helping to boost their productivity and comfort.
Legiral Portable Body Muscle Massager ($129.99; amazon.com)
Give the gift of an at-home massage with this portable muscle massager. Relieve tension, soreness and knots that occur after a long day’s work with six interchangeable heads and 20 adjustable speeds.
Toes Home Plush Slipper Socks, 6-Pack ($13.99, originally $14.99; amazon.com)
Toes Home Plush Slipper Socks, 6-Pack
Because fuzzy socks are always a great gift.
Elvira 32-Ounce Large Water Bottle With Motivational Time Marker ($17.99; amazon.com)
A water bottle with hourly time markers is the best way to make sure they stay hydrated throughout the workday.
Vogek Wireless Charging Station ($43.99; amazon.com)
You and your valentine can keep all of your gadgets charged and organized, thanks to this wireless charging station that’s complete with eight USB ports that can fit your phone, Apple Airpods, tablets and more.
Hanes EcoSmart Fleece Sweatpant (starting at $9.50; amazon.com)
Comfort is key when working from home, and these ultra-cozy fleece sweatpants are sure to become a go-to for your valentine.
Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set ($39.95; amazon.com)
This top-rated diffuser will fill their workspace with their favorite essential oils. Plus, its sleek design adds interest to any room.
Eminta Dual-Sided Desk Pad Office Desk Mat ($15.99, originally $16.99; amazon.com)
This faux leather nonslip desk pad is waterproof, sleek and perfect for keeping their office space tidy, clean and stylish.
Neliblu Heart Stress Balls ($16.97; amazon.com)
UltraIdeas Cozy Memory Foam Slippers (starting at $21.90; amazon.com)
Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones ($278, originally $349.99; amazon.com)
Noise-canceling headphones are a necessity for boosting productivity (especially when working from home with your significant other), and there’s literally no better pair than these from Sony, which topped the list of the best noise-canceling headphones of 2021.
De’Longhi 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker ($99.99; amazon.com)
Start your morning off by sharing a delicious latte or cappuccino together, courtesy of this nifty double brewing espresso machine.
Vipek Double Workstation Home Office Desk ($269.99; amazon.com)
Working from home together has never looked so chic, thanks to this double workstation office desk that’s complete with a waterproof, scratch-resistant and extra-long desktop as well as numerous shelves.
Hamilton Beach 2-Slice Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker ($24.99; amazon.com)
Nothing says “I love you” better than homemade waffles. Whip up a batch for you to share with this easy-to-use double compartment waffle maker.
Circadian Optics Light Therapy Lamp ($59.99; amazon.com)
Boost your loved one’s mood with this top-rated light therapy lamp that helps fight work fatigue, winter blues and more when they need a little pick-me-up. It was our runner-up for the best SAD lamps of 2021.
Hatch Restore Sound and Smart Light Machine ($129.95; amazon.com)
A good night’s sleep is key to a productive workday, and this Hatch Restore sound and smart light machine will help you and your partner sleep more soundly at night, thanks to its customizable sounds, light and alarm routine.
‘Office Life: A Snarky Coloring Book for Adults’ by Papeterie Bleu ($7.99; amazon.com)
Relax and alleviate the stress of working from home and all that it encompasses with a humorous office-themed adult coloring book that you can work on together.
Seriously great and practical valentine’s day gifts
Valentine’s Day typically isn’t associated with giving practical gifts — it’s an occasion usually thought of as the time to go big (jewelry!), sexy (lingerie!) or indulgent (chocolate and red wine!). But this Valentine’s Day you may want to emphasize function over fancy and purchase a gift for your sweetie that they’ll enjoy all year long.
Of course, giving a practical gift can be tricky, especially on a holiday associated with romance. But done right, a practical gift hits the sweet spot of items that are useful while still feeling special.
Zimasilk 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase ($23.99, originally $40; amazon.com)
A luxe upgrade is a great way to make a mundane-seeming item into a knock-their-socks-off gift. For example, pillowcases aren’t especially giftable, but silk pillowcases are. In addition to being ultra glam, silk pillowcases are also a practical investment — they’re easier on your hair and skin than their cotton counterparts because they’re less drying. These silk pillowcases come in six size options and a whopping 36 different colors including, yup, red.
Hamilton Beach Digital Food Dehydrator ($59.06; amazon.com)
As working from home becomes a more common part of our professional lives, a new challenge has arisen: We need snacks. We no longer have in-office snack stations to graze from, and those midday newsstand and convenience store runs aren’t as likely to happen when you work from home. A food dehydrator solves that at-home snack problem and is a fun hobby to boot. It’s a great gift for the person who loves jerky and wants to make their own, or for someone who loves to nibble on fruit leather during Zoom meetings.
KitchenAid Cordless Chopper (starting at $79.95, originally $99.99; amazon.com)
KitchenAid Cordless Chopper
We love giving the gift of a small kitchen appliance. Small appliances like air fryers and breakfast sandwich makers offer a range of price points, functions and colors — for Valentine’s Day, red, rose gold or pink is an obvious choice. This red chopper is a favorite of meal prep experts, but if that’s too dicey (get it?!) a heart-shaped waffle maker is another great choice.
Zadro Luxury Bucket-Style Towel Warmer ($139.99; amazon.com)
You know what’s even better than a warm hug? A warm towel. A towel warmer feels like such a luxury, but it turns out that it’s a pretty affordable luxury. This bucket-style warmer can simply be plugged into an existing wall outlet.
QuiltedAir BathBed Luxury Bath Pillow and Spa Cushion ($46.95, originally $49.95; amazon.com)
A spa cushion is another luxury bathroom upgrade that won’t break the bank. Forget bath bombs and salts — if your loved one loves a relaxing bath, this padded full-body tub mat with an attached bath pillow to cradle the neck and head while bathing will take the experience to a whole new level.
Cabepow Long iPhone Charger Cord ($10.99; amazon.com)
An extra-long phone charging cord is one of those things that, once you have one, you won’t know how you ever lived without. The Cabepow 10-foot charging cord comes in red and pink, elevating it from mundane tech accessory to a holiday-appropriate gift that also happens to be super useful.
Ollivan Smart Plant Pots ($46.99; amazon.com)
Turn the typical Valentine’s Day gift of flowers on its head by pairing a flowering potted plant with a smart planter. This planter connects to a flower care app that provides information and data on soil moisture, fertility levels and specific tips for helping your particular plant thrive.