14 Last-Minute Valentine's Day 2017 Gift Ideas With Overnight Shipping
If you're reading this article, it's safe to assume you recently came to the realization that Valentine's Day is looming — er, waiting just around the corner. Some people might have already gotten their shopping over with, and I'm sure it must be nice to sit back and watch the rest of us scramble for last-minute Valentine's Day gifts. The good news is that there's still enough time to order something online, so at least you won't be handing over an assortment of items from the nearest drug store on Feb. 14. The not-so-good news is that at this point, you'll probably have to fork over money for faster shipping, mere weeks after your wallet recovered from the damage inflicted in December.
Although Valentine's Day is associated with romance (and consumerism) these days, it has surprisingly metal origins. According to NPR, the modern holiday might have grown out of Lupercalia, a Roman feast taking place on Feb. 13 to 15. In addition to a cutesy matchmaking lottery, revelers would also sacrifice a goat and a dog. Later, Lupercalia was combined with St. Valentine's Day -- a day honoring the execution by Emperor Claudius II of two martyrs named Valentine -- to overwrite the pagan rituals. Sometime in the Middle Ages, Valentine's Day greetings began appearing. Hundreds of years later, Feb. 14 is known as a day for lavishing your loved ones with candy and wine and/or awkwardly skirting the subject of love if your relationship is new.
With the holiday fast approaching, it's time to whip out your credit card and do some online shopping. Here are 14 gift ideas with overnight shipping.
1The Love Poems Of Rumi
There's plenty of love poems out there, but Rumi is one of the most well-regarded. If you buy from Barnes and Noble, you can even get same-day delivery in Manhattan.
If your partner is into food, check out this beer-inspired jelly from a seller on Uncommon Goods.
Show how much you want your loved one's heart to keep ticking by buying them a fitness tracker like this Fitbit from Amazon.
Whether they smell like cookies or the great outdoors, candles are always a welcome gift.
57 Deadly Sins Beer Glasses
These glasses definitely aren't your regular way to drink beer.
You can't go wrong with a pair of quality headphones, although they may use them to tune you out one day.
9Beard Grooming Kit
If your partner has a beard (or wants to grow one), take a look at this shaving kit.
10Anatomical Heart Print
It isn't quite overnight shipping, but this unique print can be ordered from Amazon with two-day shipping.
Who knew pillowcases could be romantic?
BoldLoft also has a series of matching mugs, like the pair pictured above.
13A High-Quality Wallet
It might not be the most romantic purchase, but if your partner's wallet is falling apart, replace it with something a little sturdier.
Finally, your gift doesn't have to be tangible. Gift subscriptions can almost always be sent over email and scheduled for a certain day; just print out the email if you want something to physically wrap. There plenty of possibilities: wine of the month clubs, streaming services, magazines, etc.
Just remember that the thought is what makes things romantic, so as long as you keep your partner's interests in mind, you can't really go wrong.