Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you haven’t done so lately, it might be a good time to do something for that special someone in your life or even just your loved ones in general. Although the pressure of the holiday can make it difficult in deciding what to get, aside from the traditional flowers and candy, simply buying something just so you can say you remembered defeats the purpose of the day entirely. Take this as an opportunity to show, if even in just a little way, that certain someone how much you care or maybe even re-ignite that spark that isn’t quite burning as brightly as it did once before.

Whether you’re committed, single, male or female, we have something for you here and for more ideas, we recommend checking out our Gifts That Ship board on Pinterest!

Personalized gifts are always best. Show them that you know them best by getting something that is designed just for them. Pick a custom color OtterBox case with one of our many build your own case options!

For Your Crush

You want to keep it sweet yet playful. Rather than plain old chocolates and flowers, find a way to dress it up or personalize it a bit. Baking something is easy and affordable while hand-picked flowers of their favorite kind send the message that you are not only paying attention but that they’re worth the extra effort.

For Mr. /Ms. Right Now

Whether you’ve been together for a while or are just starting out, a fun thing to do at this stage would be to see a show of some kind and make some great memories together. Whether it be game of some kind, a concert, or a play, find something that interests you both and make a day of it.

Picnic Backpack: $45.00 from UncommonGoods

There’s no sweeter way to spend the day together then with a picnic built for two. This sleek backpack makes it easy to surprise them with a meal in one of your favorite spots.


For Your Love

You’ve already said I love you or have been together for a while at this point. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the tasks of everyday life and forget to take time out for each other, or more importantly yourself, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t stop to remember what brought the two of you together in the first place.

Spa date for two: Surprise him or her with a day of rest and relaxation together with a trip to the spa of your choice. Many spas have couple massages or package options for you to choose from. Let the kids stay with a sitter or family member, grab a bottle of wine on your way home and have a night to yourselves! If you’ve both been pampered and had a great day together, it will be easy to get that spark re-ignited!


Message in a bottle: Sweet little tokens of appreciation are always something your love will adore and are great reminders of your affection. Keep it simple with notes (about more than just the trash) or with inside jokes here and there. Also you can capture the sentiment with this Message in a Bottle set for $45.00.

For Him

It’s hard to go wrong with a bouquet of flowers but this time it’s for your man — why shouldn’t he receive a gift too? A great way to do this would be to personalize it. You might do shooters of his favorite beverage or a collection of all of his favorite things. Also if he loves to eat there’s the Butcher’s Valentine Box, where you can have his favorite cuts of meat or fresh-caught seafood delivered right to his door!

For Your Little Loves

Growing up my valentine was always my dad. Every year I remember being so happy because he would get me and all my sisters flowers and chocolates or a card for Valentine’s Day and make us feel so special. It’s important to remember that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to your partner but all the ones you love.

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Jacquelyn Rickard

Jacquelyn Rickard

Wanderer. Animal lover. Foodie. Photographer. Amateur do-it-yourselfer and cook--it’s hard to say what I obsess over the most. I love challenges and learning new things. Born and raised in Colorado, other than the 2 years I spent getting in touch with my Filipino roots. I love good beer, adventures and doing anything outdoors. When I’m not obsessing on something, at work or off getting lost somewhere, you can probably find me barbecuing with friends or family, working in my garden or curled up on the couch with a movie and a glass of wine.

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