13 Last Minute Valentine's Day 2018 Gifts That Will Make Your Significant Other Swoon
I've always been a gift-giver. Growing up, I was a proud owner of You're Invited to Mary Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party and their song "Giving is Getting" totally changed my life — I distinctly remember listening to it and thinking, "it is better to give than to receive! They're right!" So basically, I've been training for last-minute Valentine's Gift ideas my entire life.
Valentine's Day is meant to bring you and your partner closer together, but sometimes, the stress of planning the perfect date and finding a thoughtful gift can actually pull people apart. In the midst of busy day-to-day schedules, work projects, and unideal weather, people often find themselves in a bit of pickle: it's a day or two before, and the bottom drawer where you usually hide your partner's Valentine's Day gift is still completely empty.
Luckily, there are plenty of quality last-minute gifts out there you can get your significant other for Valentine's Day, from a craft beer-making kit to Kama Sutra massage oils to a USB that's in the shape of a mix tape. And even better, all of the thoughtful items on the list below are time-sensitive (aka rush delivery), cost-effective, and guaranteed to make your significant other swoon.
1. Magnetic Panel Floating Frame
Arrange a few of your favorite photos of you and your partner, mix it up with a couple mementos (perhaps a ticket stub from your first movie date), and voila! You've created your own personalized art installation. Added bonus: the Glass Panel makes it look less gimmicky and more professional.
2. Lumion Dandy Wallet Phone Case
3. Benchmark Bouquets
4. Custom Easy Button
It's like Staple's Easy Button, except you get to record your own message! Try recording yourself saying anything from "I believe in you", to "I love you", or any other motivational phrase to help your partner get through their day. I recommend buying it in white, so that you can write your own message too!
5. Vintage Love Letter Stationery Sets
Even if you're not in a long-distance relationship, writing letters to your partner can not only help you verbalize your feelings, but will give you something tangible to hold on to. It's a great way to promote emotional intimacy — especially if your partner's Love Language is words of affirmation.
6. Name A Star
Registering an actual star or constellation under your partner's name is one of the most thoughtful gifts that you can give them. It's a permanent symbol of your spark! The best part: for quicker access you can print the certificate out yourself. Try sprucing it up with a frame to make it even fancier.
7. Love Coupons
8. Mix Tape Memory Stick
9. Kama Sutra Massage Oils
10. Cozymeal Cooking Class
For $100 or less, you can have a certified traveling chef come straight to your kitchen and teach you and your partner how to cook the cuisine of your choice. I tried their sushi class — it was so much fun and we made so many rolls. We were eating spicy tuna for breakfast the next day!
11. Dry Erase Board With Decorative Distressed Wood Frame
OK, hear me out: give this ultra-chic framed white board to your partner with a sweet message written on it. Make sure they hang it up, and then every morning before you leave for work, write your partner a new message. That way, they'll have something new to look forward to reading everyday when they get home. It's the gift that keeps on giving!
12. What I Love About You Journal
This gift is not only inexpensive, it's beyond brilliant: you get to fill in the blanks and create your own version of 10 Things I Love About You. It comes in an adorable, transportable book that your partner will be able to take anywhere. For every anniversary, birthday, or special occasion, you can fill in more blanks!
13. Craft Beer Making Kit
No matter how late you are to this holiday, there's a thoughtful, last-minute gift (with rush delivery) out there to make your partner's Valentine's Day a special one.