16 Gifts You Can Still Get in Time for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. But don’t panic yet: Procrastinators, take comfort in knowing you can still get something special before February 14. And no, you don’t have to dash out to the mall. Our editors have put together a list of great gifts—for women, men, and kids—that will show up on your doorstep just in the nick of time.
Click and Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden
This smart device has built-in sensors and a special energy-efficient LED light to ensure herbs get just the right amount of TLC—no matter your Valentine’s gardening abilities. Plants sprout in just one to two weeks, and grow to full maturity within one to two months.
To buy: $60; amazon.com.
Chocolate Makin' Kit
Skip the elaborate (and often overpriced) dinner out on February 14. Instead, cozy up to each other in your own kitchen and create a decadent dessert. The kit contains all the supplies the two of you need to make up to 60 pieces of high-end artisanal chocolate. Pop art packaging means no gift wrap is required.
To buy: $79; amazon.com.
Diptyque “Roses” Scented Candle
Sure, you could opt for a regular bouquet of red roses—or you could choose something that will last much longer. This luxurious candle, which burns for approximately 20 hours, smells just like the real thing.
To buy: $32, amazon.com.
Mad Libs in Love
On Valentine’s Day, think outside the box and indulge in an at-home game night rather than venture out. A home cooked meal and a bottle of wine pair well with a silly game of Mad Libs. This version features story lines and prompts just right for Cupid’s holiday.
To buy: $5, amazon.com.
This compact, but powerful gadget will see your significant other through the entire day. Using voice commands, the smart device can help you set an alarm, find out what the weather is like, play music, and even shop for essentials. It connects to smart home devices, like thermostats, and syncs with smartphone apps, like Uber, too.
To buy: $40, amazon.com.
Swiss+Tech Micro Pocket Multitool for Outdoors
For the Mr. (or Ms.) Fix-It in your life, an indispensable tool that puts just about anything he could possibly need into one compact location. The pocket-sized stainless steel gadget attaches to your key ring, and includes 19 tools: two hex wrenches, six Phillips screwdrivers, pliers, a bottle opener, a wire cutter and stripper, a wire crimper, a hand drill, file, two rulers, and two ruler extensions. It comes with a lifetime guarantee, too.
To buy: $9, amazon.com.
Design Your Own Headphones
For the budding musician, a pair of headphones that ensure a truly one-of-a-kind listening style. The adjustable white headphones come with a rainbow of colorful markers, two small bottles of craft spray paint, adhesive stickers, and stencils so he can customize to his liking.
To buy: $30; amazon.com.
A must-have smartphone accessory for someone who’s always on the go, this little stand adheres to any phone or tablet to prop it up for optimal viewing when streaming TV shows or movies. The faux marble grip also serves as a way to get a secure hold on your phone when taking pictures or walking and talking. Available in additional colors, too.
To buy: $10, amazon.com.
Giant Cupcake Pan
Make February 14 the sweetest day of the year by creating a cupcake bigger than any the kids have ever seen before. This special cake pan creates a 3D cupcake that’ll feed the whole family (probably more than once!). Stock up on fun supplies for decorating—sprinkles, small chocolate candies, and more—and make an afternoon out of it.
To buy: $24, amazon.com.
Monster Hands Temporary Tattoos
Show the littlest ones in your life a whole lot of love this Valentine’s Day with a set of unique temporary tattoos. The monsters (don’t worry: they’re more silly than scary) fit right over the thumb and index finger to create fun hand puppets. Get ready for a real show!
To buy: $9.50; amazon.com.
“You’re the Spring in My Step” Book
For the couple who normally doesn’t exchange gifts on February 14, a lighthearted and inexpensive way to show a little love anyway. The small book (it’s pocket-sized!) features 160 pages of silly, yet sentimental phrases. Think: “You’re the peanut butter to my jelly” and “You’re the Batman to my Robin.” Basically, an easy way to let your significant other know they make you whole.
To buy: $8, amazon.com.
MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker
Getting out the door with your brew of choice doesn’t have to be so complicated—or suck up any precious extra minutes. This portable mug turns fresh grounds into a warm cup of espresso in an instant. Simply fill the top with the grounds, add hot water to the body, and press to brew. A small espresso cup sits snugly on the thermos for quick access to that delicious cuppa.
To buy: $60; amazon.com.
Eberjey Gisele Sleepshirt
There’s nothing quite like coming home and slipping into something comfortable at the end of a long day. Make sure her evenings feel a little more luxurious with this super soft sleep shirt. It comes in five different colors, from navy to pink, so you can choose something just right for her. Feeling extra generous this year? Why not spring for a matching pair of slippers.
To buy: $89; amazon.com.
Food52: A New Way to Dinner
Cooking dinner doesn't need to be a race to the table. Instead, spend Saturday night—or a special evening, like Valentine’s Day—lingering over the stove together. This inspiring cookbook will show you just how easy it can be to create delicious dinners (and lunches, and desserts) right in your own kitchen.
To buy: $21, amazon.com.
Why You’re So Awesome Journal
A fun gift for just about anyone—a sister or a brother, a mom or a dad, a best friend, or, yes, a significant other. Though we’re sure you could if you tried, you won’t need to come up with many words to tell them just how cool they are—creative prompts (“Remember how awesome it was when _______” or “I wish I was as awesome as you at _______) do most of the work for you.
To buy: $5; amazon.com.
Tumbling Tower Building Blocks
Bring a little color to family game night with these vibrant stacking blocks. Simply create a tower, roll the dice to determine which color block to remove, and hope the tower doesn’t topple during your turn (that means you lose!). The rectangular pieces can be used solo to create other artful displays, too.
To buy: $13 for 48 pieces; amazon.com.