I like to think of Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to remind the people we love most how special they are to us.
Whether you give a hand-crafted card, treat them to a special dinner or gift a book with a sexy love note tucked inside, this holiday is meant for meaningful, heartfelt gifts.
Remember, any gift can go from good to great if you share the REASON you were inspired to give it.
Any Gift Becomes Sweeter When You Add a Personal Touch, Especially on Valentine’s Day
For instance, if you were to give War and Peace to your sweetheart who enjoys reading, it might elicit a raised eyebrow or a quizzical look.
Now imagine the reaction if you gifted that same book, whose first edition clocked in at 1,238 (!) pages, with a note that read,
“I look forward to spending many nights curled up by the fire with you, so I picked the longest book I could find. Happy Valentine’s Day My Sweet.”
…not only would you get a much sweeter reaction, you might even go from reading in front of the fire to the bedroom. 😉
Below are some gift ideas you can use as Valentine’s Day inspiration. They’re all available on Amazon and, as of this writing, have free Prime shipping.
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts from Amazon Prime
Now that diet sodas have become the new smoking, people are drinking a lot more water. The only problem? Sometimes water is just…water. Infusing the water with fruit or cucumbers can be a nice change and a leak-proof bottle is a always a welcome addition.
As we continue counting steps and tracking heart rates, Fitbits seem as ubiquitous as the Timex watches of our youth.
Make their day by giving them a replacement band so their Fitbit functionality increases by doubling as a piece of jewelry. (I got the band below as a Christmas gift and I love it.)
For the Valentine you want to know all of…
I’ve found myself recommending this 23andMe DNA kit as a gift again and again, especially for the person who’s hard to buy for someone who’s looking to get rid of “stuff”, not acquire more.
With a simple swab of your cheek, this kit can help someone understand their history and provide helpful health information as well.
How fun would it be to find this Sweetheart mug waiting for you on the counter on Valentine’s Day?
Place a love note—or several!–inside for an even bigger surprise.
If you grew up in the United States, Sweethearts Candy is synonymous with Valentine’s Day.
Save yourself a trip to the store and order them for your kids or as a retro treat for a sweet adult.
Though many people say, “I love you,” not many people say the specific things they love about a person.
Whether it’s their gorgeous brown eyes, their uncanny ability to always find a great parking spot or the fact that they get up early to drive the kids to school so you can sleep in, this little book can help them understand the qualities you most appreciate.
Whether your girl uses this journal for school or just displays it in her room, she will know she is loved. And really, what more could a parent want?
Perfect for a cold winter’s night or the person hoping to keep their New Year’s resolutions and avoid sweets, these socks put the fun into functional.
This book is just the ticket for that moody teenager who you sometimes have a hard time talking to. Also works well for pleasant teenagers. 🙂
For your favorite musician, a guitar pick that’s sure to sound the right chord. (Would it be better if it hit the right note?) 😉
If the thought of having to go into a card store makes you weary, you will be pleased to know that Hallmark has a selection of cards on Amazon, including this one with laser-cut wood.
From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, a candle has the power to make any day smell better.
For a sexy gift that doubles as a time machine back to 1987, this card features a playable 45rpm vinyl record with INXS’ “Need You Tonight” and “Never Tear Us Apart” on the B side.
Go retro and gift some notecards. Who knows? The lucky recipient might even send you one as a thank you.
Send Valentine’s Day cards with charming illustrations out to your nearest and dearest or use them all for your significant other.
I always like samplers, whether in cookies, candies, or soaps. This collection adds a splash of color to any sink and would also work well as a hostess gift.
Headed on a long car ride? Want a gift that will get the kids off their phones for at least a little bit? Madlibs to the rescue!
An unexpectedly romantic gift, this Q&A Book is meant to be completed together.
It’s true! Chocolate does make everything better. Gift a box of the classic Valentine’s Day treat to your special someone and cross your fingers that they share!