Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Did you forget about the most romantic day of the year or too busy to buy a gift? Well you are in luck, here are some great last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas so you don’t show up empty handed.
It is a good thing you live in the 21st century, because the internet can be your saving grace when it comes to last minute gifts. These ideas don’t need too much prep and don’t require deadlines on shipping or delivery.
1. Something From the Heart
Sometimes the best gifts are the simplest. Creating a present will win over your loved one. Write a poem, make a card, build a candy basket or craft a unique sharpie mug. Pinterest is full of great crafty and affordable DIY gift ideas for any budget.
2. Subscription Boxes
There are a ton of websites that offer monthly memberships that will ship a box containing product samples right to your door. You can search online for almost any product followed by keywords ‘subscription box’ to find the perfect gift. Maybe beauty products are more of their thing, Birchbox.com is offers great sample boxes for men and women. Want something different or unique for your gamer or nerdy lover, LootCrate.com will ship a sample box with t-shirts, comics, etc. Tip: The subscription box will come on a monthly basis. Print out a picture of the subscription or the logo from the website and include it in the card. It will be like Valentine’s Day once month!
3. Sky is the Limit
Make your Valentine’s Day an exciting one with ‘High Flying’ date. Book a helicopter or hot air balloon ride during sunrise or sunset. For extra brownie points, include some champagne or follow the ride with a restaurant reservation.
4. Date Night
Although this idea may seem too easy and not creative, at least making an effort for a romantic or fun evening out will show that you appreciate your significant other. You can go simple with a dinner reservation at your favorite restaurant followed by a movie. Maybe get a little creative with this notion by booking a cooking class with other couples. Then end the evening with a candlelit picnic under the stars accompanied by chocolate-covered strawberries and wine. Simple or creative, any date night gesture will score major points.
Does your sweetie love music, sports or theater? If so, getting tickets to their favorite music artist, sports team or performing arts show will win over their heart. If the event isn’t in town on Valentine’s Day, no worries. You can still purchase the tickets, print them out, put them in a card and present the card with a nice box of chocolates for a charming effect.
6. Something Delicious
A homemade meal or treats is always an excellent present. A way to the heart is always through the stomach. Show your darling how much you love them with a candlelit dinner or cookies made from scratch. The effort to make delectable sweets or a hearty meal, is sure to tug at any heart strings.