Valentine's Day either incites joy or utter fear at the thought of giving someone a gift that sits between Christmas and Easter on the sliding scale of what's appropriate. We're taking the confusion out of this Valentine's Day with these recommendations for gifts. Most, but not all, are Prime-available, meaning if you're a member, they'll be on your door in two days (even if it's Sunday). Whether you're a husband, a wife, a good friend, a girlfriend, an old friend, a boyfriend, or a hey-let's-be-friends, there's something here for everyone.
A Valentine's Day gift can be a few different things - it can be functional, romantic, whimsical, a necessity, or anything your heart desires. So sit back, relax, and let's do some casual online browsing. No commitments unless you say, Yes, that's perfect.
1. Francois at Mimi Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
Find the set of three here, and be glad they're large enough to hold the batter for more than a dozen cupcakes at a time.
2. 'Catch My Heart' Matching Pillowcases
Tired of the puns yet? Just order the set here, you'll love it.
3. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, Humidifier, and Air Purifier
Balk if you want, but this Soundwill Ultrasonic Aroma Humidifier Air Purifier is a great little gadget that not only fills your room with good smells, but it's also made of BPA-free materials that are safe enough for babies and pregnant women.
The diffuser has three timer settings, and the soft lights are adjustable. It's also gorgeous, so there's that. Find it here for $32.99 and put a smile on someone's face.
Bonus: Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Oils
If you gift your sweetheart this, include this set of six essential oils that's perfect for a small sampling to figure out what kind of scents are preferred best.
Find the #1 best-seller on Amazon for $15.95.
4. Kershaw Leek Knife
This sleek Kershaw knife is either a great upgrade for your sweetheart's regular or the best low-key knife that they've always searched for.
Find it here for $38.62 with Prime shipping to put a big smile on someone's face.
5. Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers
This card game centered around puns is the perfectly sweet Valentine's Day gift that encourages face to face communication, which is so often lost in today's electronic hustle and bustle.
While it is for three or more players, be encouraged to start a game night or play it with the whole family. For $8.90, it's a sweet steal.
6. The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
If you want to go to the romantic route for Valentine's Day, this book of poems by one of the best poets of the 20th century is the winning gift. With translations on one side and the original Spanish version on the other, it's an interactive and interesting reading experience with sentiments that cross the barriers of language.
7. Boombot REX Wireless Ultraportable Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker
This portable speaker is water-resistant, rechargeable, and connects via Bluetooth to your device. It also has an integrated Siri voice control feature where you can accept or reject calls from the speaker.
8. Emma from Knickerbocker Classics
This matchmaker's handbook is the perfect gift for the romantic-at-heart. Does your soulmate already have a copy? This one, for only $10.89 with Prime shipping, is a beautiful fancy addition to the bookshelf or the coffee table.
Reading is so underrated. Maybe you two can read it together - Austen was meant to be read aloud, anyways.
9. Ferro Rods
This 3-pack of 3-inch ferro rods is the best keychain companion for your secret prepper-at-heart. While it might not be the most romantic gift, showing you appreciate their hobbies is more meaningful than anything you could buy.
Find the set of three for $8.50 with Prime shipping and get to fire-startin'.
10. Bin 8 Multi-Kitchen Tool
A flower vase/funnel, a lemon squeezer, spice grater, egg masher, cheese grater, can opener, egg separator, and a measuring cup is included in this one sleek tool. It doesn't just combine eight tools into one, it also stacks them vertically meaning you can just store in your wine rack if you have absolutely no room.
Prime-eligible and only for $10.56, you can get your favorite person a practical, functional Valentine's Day gift that will be used constantly.
11. Hot Sauce of the Month Club
A three-month subscription to this Hot Sauce of the Month club will satisfy any hot sauce fiend. A new hot sauce arrives every month at the door, just enough time for your fiend to finish one hot sauce and be ready for another.
Find the three-month subscription here for $39.99 with free shipping.
12. Customizable Branding Iron
This BBQ branding iron with changeable letters is the perfect gift for any meat-lover around. Not only can they write their name on their steak, but they can have fun while they're at it.
Find the whole set here for only $15.99 with Prime-shipping, and get to barbecuing.
13. Enamel Cocktail Shaker and Jigger Set
This Foster and Rye cocktail shaker and jigger set is so chic, it's perfect for the campsite to the kitchen counter to the upscale bar cart.
Whether you have a set or not, this one will last forever with its enamel coated stainless steel priced at $22.98 and Prime-eligible.
14. Yankee Candle Pink Sands Jar Candle
If you're looking for a low-key gift with some meaning, a Yankee candle is your best bet. Laugh if you must, but there's something so soothing about a big ol' jar candle burning away.
The Pink Sands scent is a personal favorite because who doesn't love the smell of the beach, minus the smell of sunscreen. Find it here for $23.00 with Prime shipping.
15. RTIC 30-ounce Tumbler
This tumbler, shown here in Teal, is also available in five other colors including a classic stainless steel. Vacuum-insulated and sweat-free, this tumbler is bombproof.
Find it here for $18.76 with Prime shipping and consider one for yourself, too.
16. Home Fashions Glass Mugs
This set of two 15-ounce double wall insulated glasses is so fun for tea drinkers. You've never had a cup of pomegranate tea until you've seen the water turn the precious color of pink.
Share a cup with your favorite person with these sweet clear glasses that are practical and functional at $18.97, on sale from $40.00 with Prime shipping.
17. Cheese Degrees Bamboo Cutting Board
This cheese degrees cutting board is perfect for the cheese-obsessed in your life with its neat definitions and angles to cut off the perfect hunk or sliver of deliciousness.
For only $19.99 and Prime-eligible, this neat cheese board can be on your door before Valentine's Day.
18. Whitbread Wilkinson Pantone Coffee Maker
This Pantone coffee maker is adorable and will look just as brilliant on any kind of kitchen countertop with its variety of four colors. Featured here in Midnight Blue, it's for use on electric or gas stovetops.
19. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
If you have an outdoorsy person on your hands, the LifeStraw personal water filter is the best gift you can get. It filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water, letting you drink from the stream with no problem.
It's a great survival tool and is just plain fun to use. Find it here for $19.78 with Prime shipping.
20. Tomons Swing Desk Lamp
This swing arm desk lamp, featured here in green, is on sale right now for only $36.99 and is Prime-eligible. A lamp might not seem like the sweetest gift, but it shows you were listening to all those off-hand comments about their office desk being in the dark, or their bedside lamp being completely useless for nightly reading.
It's also available in black and white, and will vamp up any space easily.