Valentine’s Day. Cupid’s Day. The day of love. Whatever you wanna call it, it’s a day to celebrate your special someone. And while, yes, you still adore them the other 364 days of the year, why not give a bit of extra attention and TLC come February 14th?
Unfortunately, with Valentine’s Day comes an unnecessary amount of pressure. Which is why we’re here. We rounded up some sweet and thoughtful gifts your partner will truly adore. No need to stress or deep dive for the so-called "perfect gift." We’re here to help you spend less time scouring the web. You’re welcome.
With 16 mini treats (like champagne bears and tequila grapefruit sours), they’ll get a small sugar rush along with a little note. Whether they open all 16 in one day is up to them. But we like to think of it as a nice countdown to Valentine’s Day. ($34, Sugarfina)
Need we say more. With a wide range of bouquets to choose from, each one is arranged by a floral designer to be one-of-a-kind. Plus, they’re sourced directly from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms (farms that are sustainably run by local workers who are paid fairly). ($85, Urban Stems)
Complete the task. Get a sweet reward. Repeat. Each card features a kind gesture that your partner will appreciate. Gestures include things like getting groceries or cooking dinner. And in the long run, the game will help couples (especially newlyweds) get into the groove of everyday married life. It’s a win-win. ($15, Uncommon Goods)
With a non-fragrant, vegan formula, these oils are your go-to for shoulder rubs. After getting through 2020, you both could probably use a little relaxation. Btw, the little pods are recyclable. Go green and feel good. ($30, Urban Outfitters)
Upload your favorite picture of the two of you. From there, a cute illustration will be hand-drawn. Before the mug is made, you’ll get a proof to review to make sure it’s exactly what you want. Psst...the entire process can take up to three weeks (but usually less), so order ahead of the big day. ($62+, Avonnie Studio on Etsy)
Valentine’s Day dinner this year will probably not be at a restaurant. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tasty meal. This book is packed with recipes the two of you can conquer together. With options like lamb chops and crostini, you’ll both be licking your fingers by the end. ($23.99, Target)
Maybe you have a sweet note saved. Or maybe an old card you’re afraid will get lost over time. Or maybe you want to write a message, but have it be a bit more permanent. Now you can turn that love letter into a blanket they’ll have forever. You can choose the standard handwriting font or upload an image of your own. Think of this as a creative twist on card writing. ($159+, Frankie Print Co. on Etsy)
Huge question. Who doesn’t love fondue? Light the candle underneath and watch your solid chocolate melt into ooey-gooey goodness. Now the two of you just need to decide on what fruit and snacks to choose. Our vote is for strawberries and marshmallows. ($40, Food52)
Huge congrats. You moved in together. Now commemorate the official step into adulthood with a portrait. It’ll be a forever piece of the first place you called a home together. And that’s darn cute. ($38+, Mono Art & Design on Etsy)
Drop in sweet notes, concert tickets, small photos, and really anything else you’ve been saving from trips away together. Then after a while, you’ll be able to open the jar and look back at all the wonderful things you’ve experienced together. Awwws sold separately. ($29.02, Amazon)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
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