Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you haven't found a gift for your beloved yet, we may have found what you're looking for. Whether you are hoping for an engagement this year or you're planning your wedding, we've put together a number of Valentine's Day gift ideas for him or her that will be greatly appreciated on the holiday of love.
From build-your-own wine kits, to phone-charging purses, to a weekend at the spa, we're hopeful you'll find something for the one whom you love in our gift guide. Whatever you choose, remember that it's truly the thought that counts. The greatest gift is that you've found each other and you're spending the holiday together as a couple.
Jewelry is of course a go-to gift for this special occasion, but if you're looking for something a little different, browse the gift ideas below. Have other ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments!
For the Wine Enthusiast:
Pour your favorite rosé into the Vinum Extreme rosé glass by Riedel and toast to a Valentine's Day spent together. With phrases like "Rosé All Day" becoming more and more popular for playful accessories, this rosé glass is the perfect gift for brides who love to sip the pretty-in-pink wine. $69 (set of 2); riedelusa.net
Lovers of wine that want to try their hand at the art will love the Master Vintner® Small Batch Wine Starter Kit. The set includes premium grape concentrate from vineyards – choose between Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, or Chardonnay. Host a tasting party with your special wine to see if friends, family, or your beloved can tell the difference between store-bought and homemade. $71.99; mastervintner.com
For the Tech Accessory Lover:
Ideal for brides who love accessories in fun prints and materials, the "Brown Heart" wristlet by Mighty Purse allows brides to carry their necessities – including a smartphone – while allowing them to charge their iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 on the go by way of a concealed charger that can be recharged using the USB port on your computer. $89.95, hbutler.co
Brides who love fashion, accessories, and technology will find the Mighty Purse "X-Body Single Red" cross body bag in a red rose hue to be the perfect Valentine's Day gift. With a concealed slimline battery to charge her phone on the go, she'll love being able to run from the office to wedding-related appointments without worrying about keeping a charge. $164.95; hbutler.co
For the Honeymoon:
The Valentine's Day that keeps on giving is [Enclosed], a monthly subscription service that sends a new set of knickers to brides each month. The gift giver simply needs to choose the length of the subscription (one, three, six, or 12 months), as well as her cut, color, and style preferences, and she'll be receiving lingerie at her doorstep. Delivered on a bed of flower petals in a keepsake box, this gift is perfect for Valentine's Day. $42-50/month; theenclosed.com
A sweet and sexy choice for brides, lingerie from The Giving Bride are also good for the community. A portion of the proceeds from the vintage- and Art Deco-inspired rompers, bras, garters, robes, and other intimate apparel are donated to a women's-interest nonprofit organization. The silky pink bralette and thong with white lace appliqués and burgundy velvet bow details is a fitting choice for a Valentine's Day gift for her. "Kat" bralette ($99) and matching thong ($65); ouihours.com
For the Relaxation Guru:
Couples living in or visiting California this Valentine's Day weekend should consider taking a trip to Glen Ivy Hot Springs for a rejuvenating spa-day experience. Offering a variety of specials for the lovers' holiday, couples will enjoy an array of specialty offerings including special Berries and Bliss pedicure ($55) or an exfoilation and massage body treatment ($110). The signature therapeutic red mud bath will include a rose-scented foam blast from 12-3PM each day, and a three-course menu from Executive Chef Bill Wavrin is available for $25/person. Valentine's Day promotions are valid February 13-15; glenivy.com
Give the gift of a DIY, at-home spa day with the Buttercream Frosting Hydrating Trio by Jaqua. The beautifully packaged products include a thick "shower syrup" or body wash featuring hydrating coconut oil, nourishing mango extract, and softening avocado oil; a hydrating shea-based body butter with nourishing jojoba and avocado oils to keep skin soft and smooth; and easy roll-on perfume oil for on-the-go brides. $85; jaquabathandbody.com
For the Hostess:
For the woman who loves to host get-togethers with friends and family or just an intimate evening for two, the limited-edition "Ruffino" bruschetta board in solid walnut wood features four grooves for the couple's favorite bruschetta ingredients, as well as a special groove for their favorite wine. $175; noblegoods.com.
For the woman who has everything, give the gift of scent. From bridal shoe designer Vanessa Noel comes a stylish "Stiletto" candle handmade in France and packaged in a leopard-print box. Since one can really never have too many candles, this fragrant option mixing tuberose and gardenia scents can be lit right away or stashed away for a future gathering or intimate evening. $65; vanessanoel.com
Give the gift of music with "Go-Go Speaker" by Stelle Audio. Featuring a white-and-gold finish, the Bluetooth speaker has a lightweight frame with a carrying strap and bike/stroller handlebar attachment. Grooms can look for wedding songs at the beach or by the pool (it's water resistant) using a Bluetooth device or using the aux-in jack for non-Bluetooth devises. $129; available on the StarShop app or starshop.com
It's no secret that men are usually difficult to buy for. The "Gingham Emboss" card holder by Ben Sherman in black and red is a masculine twist on a color fitting Valentine's Day gift. If your groom has been using the same wallet since the first day you met, than this might be the perfect gift option for him. $39; bensherman.com
For the Couple:
Besides the popular heart-shaped box of chocolates, chocolate-dipped strawberries are a romantic treat that signify Valentine's Day. Both brides and grooms will enjoy this sweet offering – or buy a golden box to enjoy together. Choose from milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or a mix of both, and indulge in the sweet, juicy flavor. $42, godiva.com
A great Valentine's Day gift for your recently married friends, or a gift for couples to give themselves, this "Your Vows As a Foil Art Print" work of art from Minted allows newlyweds to remember their sentiments for years to come. Simply provide Minted with the desired words and font, and they will create a custom piece with a handcrafted look and feel that will look beautiful on your wall or above your bed. Prices starting at $135 (framed 8"x8" size); minted.com