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Another Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while how you choose to celebrate love this year might be different than previous years, you should still celebrate. And what is a better way to say “I love you” than with a gift? It’s really the best thing during a year when dining out at a restaurant may not be a welcomed adventure or an option at all for you.
Instead of banking on running to your local convenience stores at the last minute to purchase boxes of chocolates and Hallmark cards the day of the holiday, we’ve compiled a list of amazing gifts you can get online. This is especially important this year, since there’s always a chance you won’t be able to make it to a store on or around February 14. If you have to quarantine at this time for any reason and wait, it might be too late to get a gift shipped on time.
So please, this year, put a little thought into it and get a Valentine’s Day gift in advance. We guarantee the person you’re shopping for will love any and all of our picks. Here are 15 Reviewed-approved gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2021. Also, please note that if something needs to ship, order it sooner rather than later, as shipping times may be delayed.
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1. Kate Spade Pendant Necklace
If you want to give the classic Valentine’s Day gift that is jewelry without spending a fortune, this Kate Spade pendant necklace could be perfect. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant. This necklace has 890 rave reviews on Nordstrom and is a top seller with our readers, so people clearly love it. Not to mention, necklaces with initials on them are very much on-trend right now.
2. Personalized Puzzle
Last winter while most people were quarantined at home, puzzles became a hot commodity. Why? Well, what better activity is there to do at home by yourself, with a friend, or together as a family? If you’re a couple that is into puzzles, consider getting creative and making your very own puzzle to complete this year for Valentine’s Day. At Minted, you can use any picture and all designs come in 12, 60, or 252 pieces. If you’re looking for more of an activity, I’d suggest the 252-piece option.
3. Jiggy Puzzle
Not only have puzzles become a trendy activity, but so have the options of puzzles to buy—personalized puzzles and non-custom puzzles. If you’re not into the custom puzzle idea, consider a Jiggy puzzle from Anthropologie. Jiggy’s puzzles are works of art—literally. After you complete them, they become pieces of wall art you can proudly display in your home thanks to the included glue. For anyone who has been occupying time spent at home with puzzles, a Jiggy puzzle would be a welcomed gift—and a fun activity for a date night!
4. Dash Heart Mini Waffle Maker
If you’re looking for an adorable Valentine’s Day-themed gift that will be useful year-round, look no further than Dash’s heart-shaped waffle maker. We tested the regular version of the mini waffle machine and, unless you’re looking for a more intense and bigger waffle maker, we recommend it! This is the exact same as the one we tested, but it’s adorably shaped as a heart.
2020 has been the year of the homebody. Whether they’ve always been a homebody or they’ve been home more than usual this year, you can’t go wrong with the gift of slippers—especially Ugg slippers, many of which are extremely trendy right now. We tested slippers recently and the Ugg Scuffette II Slipper took the top spot for the best slipper money can buy. We also recommend the Ugg Ansley Slipper as the best full coverage slipper and think the ultra popular Ugg Fluff Yeah Sandal Slipper is a great option for those into fashion.
6. Sugarfina Candies
If you want to give the gift of candy, but don’t want to go with the basic and traditional options available at most retailers and grocery stores, Sugarfina is a fantastic alternative. The candy company sells adorable boxes of gummies in fun, adorable shapes. For Valentine’s Day, you can get this set, which features flavors ‘Sugar Lips’ and ‘Peach Bellini.’ It’s a perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.
7. Ivation Foot Spa
If you want to give the gift of a spa day—without the trip to an actual spa—consider the Ivation Foot Spa. It’s the best foot spa we tested, and with over 2,500 rave reviews on Amazon, we aren’t the only people who are obsessed with it. The device offers a spa-like experience at home with adjustable heating and massage features, and it was one of our top-selling gifts this past holiday season.
Pajamas are always a great gift for people who are always treating other people and rarely buy luxurious things for themselves. Nordstrom’s Moonlight Pajamas are a great option if you’re looking to treat someone to pajamas this Valentine’s Day. Not only do they have a nearly 5-star rating from over 1,500 reviews on the site, but I own and love them, along with a few other editors at Reviewed. Pajamas are a great gift this year while most of us are still spending more time at home.
9. Minted Photo Heart Frame
For the person who loves memories and hanging them on the wall, consider creating adorable custom photo art at Minted as a gift they can hang for all to see. If you fill the frame with photos of the two of you, along with other family members, it will make for a sweet and romantic gift they will truly appreciate for years to come.
For Valentine’s Day 2021, our favorite robe would make for a cozy gift. Just last month, we finished testing robes at Reviewed and dubbed Nordstrom’s new Bliss Plush Robe the best. Our tested loved everything about it—the length, how warm it was, the material. If you’re worried about a robe being too cliche of a gift, fear not. We are all spending a lot of time at home. A robe would be a welcomed addition to any at-home wardrobe.
11. Bouqs Flower Subscription
If you want to go the traditional gift route this Valentine’s Day with a twist, consider a flower subscription service this year. If the person you’re shopping for loves having fresh flowers at home, this gift is a bit more thoughtful than a one-time bouquet you picked up at a local grocery store. However, that is always nice too! Reviewed editor, Kate Ellsworth, got her mother a Bouqs flower subscription as a gift once and she absolutely adored it.
12. Always Pan
Just as Reviewed’s cooking writer, Valerie Li Stack, predicted, the Always Pan was one of the hottest gifts of the 2020 holiday season. The influencer-approved kitchen item is not only stylish, but it does the job of eight pieces of cookware. It’s a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, and has a spatula and spoon rest. If you’re shopping for someone who loves to cook—especially if you love to cook together—this gadget could certainly be an enhancement to your at-home date nights in 2021.
While a candle might seem like a boring gift, I promise you a trendy one that doubles as home decor is not. My favorite candle by far is Capri Blue’s Volcano scent. Not only do they smell amazing, but they come in chic jars that look amazing in any room. For Valentine’s Day this year, you can score one of these jars in a pretty pink color if you’re really looking to be on-brand. However, they come in a variety of colors and scents, so choose wisely.
14. Throw Blankets
And the parade of comfort gifts continues, now with a few of our favorite throw blankets. Throw blankets are always a great gift, in my opinion, especially this year—and especially for Valentine’s Day if your giftee’s thing is cozying up under them. For a splurge, Barefoot Dreams sells a CozyChic blanket that not only do we love here at Reviewed, but that Chrissy Teigen once recommended as an amazing gift. The blankets come in trendy animal prints and solid colors. For a less expensive option, this throw (which is the blanket version of our favorite robe!) at Nordstrom is a wonderful option with a 5-star rating from over 1,800 reviews.
15. La Mer
La Mer is an expensive moisturizer with a cult following—and also a perfect gift if you want to ball out on someone. La Mer moisturizing cream has over 60,000 hearts at Sephora and more than 1,800 reviews at Nordstrom with a 5-star rating. That is a lot of love. Why not spread more of it this Valentine’s Day? (Pun absolutely intended.)
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