Valentine’s Day may conjure up visions of all-things hearts and Cupid, but that doesn’t mean we have to follow the traditional pink and red candies or hearts galore. Although we are hardcore believers in everyone eating at least a handful of Valentine’s Day-themed Hershey’s Kisses every year, maybe it’s time for something new when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts?
Want to step outside the (heart-shaped) chocolate box this year? For lovers, friends, or yourself, these Valentine’s Day gifts for him and Valentine’s Day gifts for her are sure to be the perfect change of pace from your traditional romantic gift ideas.
Shop our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for your partner, best friends, family, and anyone in between.
The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him
Is your beau sick of the basics? Spice up your relationship with a sprinkle of Valentine’s Day gifts for men that range from sentimental to steamy to silly.
These slipper socks were recently referred to as "the best gift I've ever received" by one of our editor's husbands.
With 50 scratch-off adventures and adult games, this is sure to spice up date night.
Bring this portable fire pit camping, to the beach, or just set it right in your own backyard for an easy roaring fire.
Skip the traditional heart shaped candy box for this cheeky jerky gift box.
These performance joggers are designed to avoid bulking around the ankles, so they are optimal for hiking and jogging.
Tastes of Chicago
Let's be honest, any person would love a heart-shaped pizza delivered to their doorstep—especially one from Chicago's famous Lou Malnati's restaurant.
Etsy | Gift Story UA
What’s better than a combination of your favorite song, a stylish lamp, a gorgeous photo, and a quality speaker in one? With a scannable code to share your favorite tracks, this ideal gift is immaculate for literally anyone. Gift this to your partner, bestie, or yourself this V-Day.
Etsy | Create Gift Love
This one’s for all the dads, daddies, and papas! Let them know they’re special with this great addition to any set of keys. This keyring with a personalized photo is the perfect gift for fathers who may not get to see their family as much as they’d like. No matter how far they might be, they’ll always have a piece of home with them.
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Wine, please! Gift a personalized wine label to your favorite wine connoisseur and clink a glass—or two. Cheers to another year of love!
What’s better than chocolate and marshmallows on Valentine’s Day? Make your own homemade s’mores with this indoor s’more maker. The unlimited chocolate will surely be a staple for more V-Days to come.
Send a kiss to your favorite cook with Brightland’s Ardor Chili Infused Olive Oil. Made with red chili peppers, jalapenos, chipotle peppers, paprika, and cold-pressed heirloom Frantoio olives, this addition will spice up any kitchen.
Spend a night not talking about the kids—and rekindling your connection—with the thoughtful conversation starters in this card game.
For a spicier way to reconnect, try Truth or Dare with a twist! This adult version of Truth or Dare will be a great way to relive some of your favorite moments as a couple and explore a world of what could be next in your relationship. Forward yet approachable, this fun game is perfect for any couple looking for something new on Valentine's Day.
Target | Heyday
This budget-friendly record player would be a fun addition to any living space or bedroom and matches any decor. Plus, it's always fun to dust off old records for date night music!
Etsy | D Story Gifts
Embarrassing? Yes. Sure to get a laugh? Also yes. Celebrate him with none other than the only true way to call him all yours. These custom face boxer briefs are sure to give both of you a hearty chuckle.
Etsy | By Page
Men's toiletries deserve a great toiletry bag, too! This premium-grade monogramed leather one is especially snazzy.
The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
Whether you’re treating your wife, partner, friend, or yourself, we have Valentine’s Day gift ideas galore! From pretty, heart-themed jewelry pieces to indulgences like artisan chocolate and sublime pajamas, here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for women.
Heirloom heart-shaped lockets are classic and timeless. Plus, with engraving and photo options, you can make this one perfectly personalized.
Venus et Fleur
A dozen roses that lasts over a year? Sign us right up!
A super cozy robe is the perfect way to make her feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
This firming body cream has cryo-active technology that visibly contours, smooths, and firms skin—all while leaving it visibly hydrated and radiant.
Target | Threshold
Add a special touch to her morning coffee with this chic mug featuring an extra-special message that's sure to make her smile.
Never run out of date night ideas with this scratch off card game.
Speaking of cozy, sign us right up for this Barefoot Dreams accessories set and a night in.
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These mini heart hoops are simple, beautiful, and delicate, not to mention budget-friendly!
While Eberjey pajamas are an investment, people swear they are the most comfortable PJs they've ever worn.
Learn to speak their love language with this fun game that's sure to spark up a regular date night.
Sip on some sweet love with this Midwestern, woman-owned tea company. Using healing herbs, Cup of Love is sure to warm up its recipient.
Not only does this vibe have hundreds of five-star reviews, it's adorable too. It also comes in a discreet storage case.
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Add a personal touch to the classic heart necklace with this custom handwriting option.
This gift set includes a simple-yet-gorgeous hand cream, candle, and perfume. Each floral scent is unique, but they compliment each other.
If self-care is their love language, this bath soak is sure to satisfy.
Bon Bon Bon
These little delights are not your average box of chocolates; each Bon is its own handmade work of art! Woman-founded in Detroit, Michigan, Bon Bon Bon offers plenty of other quirky chocolate creations and even virtual tasting classes leading up to V-Day.
You can't go wrong with a sweet potted plant in a sleek vase from The Sill.
Spice things up with this massage candle made with skin-softening jojoba and soybean oils.
Etsy | Venus Complete
Perfect for anyone who has a love of murder mysteries, true crime podcasts, or horror movies, this pop-up card is sure to give them a lovely scare!
Etsy | The Posh Shop Co
The perfect gift for a Bravolohic in your life, this cute and cheeky keychain is available in several pretty colors.