22 Gift Ideas for Your Valentine (or Galentine!)

We’ve rounded up a few choice gift ideas to celebrate love day.
by Lauren kay
  1. Valentine's and Galentines gift ideas

    Whether you’re shopping for your besties or looking for a gift idea for your one true love, we’ve rounded up our favorite his and hers Valentine’s Day gifts to help you out. (Or if you're just trying to treat yo self, that's okay too.)

    For Her:

  2. Fresh Bouquet

    Tulip bouquet delivery gift idea from BloomThat

    Flowers are an instant mood lifter. Flowers sent with a sugary (and gorgeously packaged) treat are a total home run. Surprise your BFF with a bouquet of fresh stems and you can choose from a few different goodies to add to the delivery (like candy or a candle!). Best of all, you can get next-day delivery nation-wide (even same-day in some locations!).

    BloomThat The Posey, $50, BloomThat.com

  3. Earbud Organizer

    Earbud organizer

    This pun-ny headphone organizer is like a grown-up conversation heart. Choose from phrases like “Let's Be Earbuds" or a racier “Tie Me Up." These leather tacos easily organize headphones and USB cords in a très chic way.

    This Is Ground Sweetheart Cord Taco,  $35, ThisIsGround.com

  4. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    Chocolate covered strawberries

    Anything dipped in chocolate gets our vote. With same-day delivery, this is the perfect treat to show someone just how much they're loved—even if you waited until the last minute. Choose from milk, dark or a mix of both.

    Godiva milk-chocolate dipped strawberries, $42 for 6, Godiva.com

  5. Heart Earrings

    Gold heart earrings

    Treat yourself to petite heart studs, a sweet tribute to love and great for everyday wear. Or swap one with a friend for a new twist on the best friend necklace. More than one hole in each ear? Add the symbol of love to your ear stack.

    Dogeared heart studs, $42, Bloomingdales.com

  6. Leather Bag

    Red leather cross body bag

    Give her #ootd some punch with a candy-apple-red bag. An adjustable chain strap makes it well sized for all—even your tallest gal pals. Plus, it’s lightweight and has enough zip compartments and card slots to keep everything totally organized with room for a few extras.

    Jemma Maggie bag in Cherry Red, $158, JemmaBag.com

  7. SugarWish Candy

    Sugarwish candy

    If you and your Galentine are separated by distance, send a candy-gram! Sugarwish will email your pal a gift code for candy. The lucky recipient can then choose her favorite sweets to be mailed directly to their doorstep.

    SugarWish The Duet, $17, Sugarwish.com

  8. Bubbles and Cookies

    Limited edition Rose by Carol Lim

    Toast to your enduring love with a bottle of bubbles that’s perfectly pink inside and out. Pair it with some heart-shaped and beautifully designed cookies for a perfectly catered date night in.

    Chandon sparkling rosé, $24, Chandon.com; Dean & Deluca creme delicious cookies, $53, DeanDeluca.com

  9. Heart Art

    Minted photo heart print

    Fill this heart with 30 of your favorite photo memories—the perfect pick for someone you adore (and love to take selfies with). Have your art pre-framed for immediate wall display.

    Minted Heart Snapshot Mix photo art, from $29, Minted.com

  10. Ikat Heart Short PJ Set

    Heart print PJ set

    What's not to love about these menswear-inspired heart-print pajamas? The modal blend makes them incredibly soft—perfect for lounging on the day of the wedding (plus, the button-down top means nothing will interfere with your effortless updo).

    Eberjey ikat heart short PJ set, $138, Eberjey.com

  11. Valentine Macarons

    Valentine's macarons

    Looking for a sweet alternative to chocolate? Snail mail some festive pink and red macarons. This box of Valentine-themed confections includes sweet heart details and unique flavors like cookie dough and chocolate molten.

    Dana’s Bakery Valentine's Day macaron box, $34, Domino.com

  12. Punny Mug

    Punny Galentines day gift idea

    If your galentines are anything like our galentines, they probably double as your partner for reality TV binge-watching and swapping salacious celebrity gossip alike. Pay homage to your unbreakable bond with a punny mug.

    Jac & Lane Kendall to My Gigi mug, $15, JacandLane.com

    For Him:

  13. Bacon Roses

    Bacon bouquet valentine's gift idea

    What is there to say about bacon that hasn't already been said? It's the brunch-time snack that brings people together; the key to your carnivorous lover's heart. ​Send a bouquet of it to his office—​we ​​guarantee​ ​an ROI on this one. (Think: home cooked dinner, neck massage​, dish duty for a week.)

    Bacon Boxes ​bacon bouquet, from $109, BaconBoxes.com

  14. Suave Accessories

    Gilt SO&CO men's watch gift idea

    Even the most dapper of men could never have too many watches. This stainless steel model that’s also water resistant is perfect for a formal occasion but can also be dressed down for everyday wear.

    SO&CO Madison black leather watch, $39, Gilt.com

  15. Printable Fortune Cookies

    Printable fortune cookies

    Download this free printable for the cookie lover in your life. Four fortunes are prewritten and four are left blank for inside jokes and personalized messages. These easy-to-assemble (totally calorie-free) treats are perfect to pair with take-out Chinese food.

    UncommonGoods fortune cookies, free download, UncommonGoods.com

  16. Kiss Chocolate Box

    Chocolate lips

    Send your favorite someone glam chocolate kisses. This box of lips includes dark chocolates filled with cream caramel and chocolate nougat and letters that can be personalized with symbols and initials.

    Maggie Louise Confections Mwah Chocolate charm box in Red, $54, MaggieLouiseConfections.com

  17. Class, Tour or Show

    Vimbly date idea activities

    Want to know a secret? The gift of show tickets, a cooking class or sightseeing tour means you’re kind of treating yourself too. Browse Vimbly for unique date experiences in your city, from special VIP museum tours to archery lessons and brunch cruises. And surprise your guy with a new experience you can do together.

    Vimbly activities, Vimbly.com

  18. Registered Star

    Star registration gift idea

    For the guy who’s totally into space and has enough “stuff,” we’ve got the perfect solution: a star. Pick a star to register for, name it and track it. Star Registration only offers stars you can actually see, so you won’t be stuck investing in a crazy-expensive telescope to show off your gift. (And yes, we’re getting serious A Walk to Remember flashbacks too.)

    Star Registration, from $60, StarRegistration.net

  19. Tie Magnets

    Tie magnets Valentine's Day gift idea

    The modern alternative to a tie clip harnesses the power of magnets. This little guy will keep your man’s tie in place all day—and impress his boss to boot. Choose from different shapes and finishes to complement his favorite tie.

    Tie Mags gold conversation starter, $35, TieMags.com

  20. Office Art

    Artifact Uprising Instagram photo frames

    What’s one of the last things he’d buy himself? Probably a nicely framed photo. A handsome wood frame like walnut or maple would look great in any space whether it’s for his man cave or office. And your job is super easy—just connect to Instagram and select your photo choice.

    Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly frames, from $65, ArtifactUprising.com

  21. Dude Box

    BOXFOX dude box gift idea

    Welcome to man gifting made easy. The Dude box! Complete with a black leather laptop charger wrap, a 2-port USB charger, Buckler’s lip remedy and a few Sugarfina sweets. One box to satisfy his snack and tech cravings all in one.

    BOXFOX Dude., $85, ShopBOXFOX.com

  22. Meditation

    MNDFUL meditaion studio
    Stephen Wilson photography

    Want to plan a fun date night idea but there aren’t any movies that look good, and you’ve tried all the new restaurants? Put together a zen atmosphere with scented candles and dim lighting and meditate together with an online meditation session. (Or if you’re in the New York area, sign up for a V-Day heart class!)

    MNDFL online video guided meditation, $20 a month, MNDFLMeditation.com

  23. Sweet and Salty Chocolate

    Heifer International dark chocolate sea salt caramels

    If you’re more of a low-key, no-gifts kind of couple, a box of gourmet chocolates is enough to say “I was thinking of you” without going overboard. Pop open a bottle of wine and enjoy a few salty sweet treats together after dinner. (Bonus: Part of the profits go toward families struggling with hunger and living in poverty.)

    Heifer International dark chocolate sea salt caramels, $30, Heifer.org

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