15 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas for every kind of relationship

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Originally published on 11th February 2020

Keep things light and you’ll stay bright!

As much as we think that Valentine’s Day is all about – chocolates, red roses, and love quotes – we forget that every relationship is unique. It’s a great time to express your feelings — and possibly impress them with your talent. 

Valentine's Day

I will admit, it took some time for me to realize this, but growing older has been one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. As time pass, I have realized how indigenous pleasures made my relationship beautiful than I could have ever imagined; the pleasure of short neighborhood walks, the pleasure of sharing one chocolate, the pleasure of playing a game of chess and the pleasure of being completely opposite to each other. 

“If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”

― Marilyn Monroe

Couples who laugh together stay together. So forgo red roses and box of chocolates and instead get something exciting that you both can enjoy together. All of these ideas are affordable ways to spread love and make them feel special…even if it’s last-minute quick and easy Valentine’s Day gift.

Don’t forget to have a night out while you’re at it. A meal at an Italian deli could be more than enough for this.


For new relationships

If you are in a new relationship and not sure what to give, it’s always a good idea to give a cute card or watch a movie together. Or a gamer power bank that can keep him/her entertained whilst the phone is on a charge.

Typo Gamer Power Bank


For Best friends

Celebrate female friendships the day before the world becomes obsessed with lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day – Happy Galentine’s Day! You can exchange gifts like a hand-made card, inspiring feminist read or consider going for a spa.

“Ovaries before brovaries, you know?”

Valentine's Day Gift


For Married with young kids

It’s always a good idea to present something to your better half to show how much you care – and you really don’t need to break a bank to do so. Forget flower deliveries; give them a fully grown air-purifying plant that will help you remove toxins and improve air quality like peace lily. A back massager to relax and rewind or a gift card as a customizable option. 

Valentine's Day gift



For long-distance relationships

If you think about it, as advanced as technology is these days, there’s no reason you can’t be together on Valentine’s Day. Have a dinner date on skype or send your love a care package or a playlist.

Valentine's Day for Long distance Relationship

For a couple who doesn’t plan Valentine’s Day

Rather than stressing out about choosing the perfect gift and planning a special dinner date. You can go shopping together or include your kids in the celebration.

Valentine's Day for people who doesn't believe in Valentine's Day

Your Valentine loves you for what you are.  So do not pretend to be someone else and treat them with things they truly love. Surprise and delight your loved ones with your creativity.

You can also read these 20 Rules of Love together and spend a memorable evening.

I hope you like this list and please share your unique style to enjoy Valentine’s Day.


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  1. What a great list. I think it super important to come up with fresh ways to say I love you

  2. Nice! My husband and I just exchange chocolate and call it a day. It’s incredibly easy. Then we order pizza for dinner so we don’t have to go out into the crowds.

  3. Lovely post. I have my first valentine for life, but we wanted to keep things simple. BUT I love the idea you posted about the doing things with the kids. So I am going to suggest this to him tonight 🙂
    Happy V day to you!

  4. My boyfriend and I don’t really bother with the presents. We enjoy each others company everyday. We do treat ourselves to a take away and a good film though!

  5. Great and yet simple ideas. I had no idea Galentine’s Day existed. Hehe, learned something new.

  6. I agree that you don’t have to do the whole flower delivery and chocolates thing for Valentine’s Day. There are other simple pleasures that couples can enjoy to celebrate the day.

  7. These are some unique and great ideas for valentine’s day! I definitely fit into the V day with kids selection!

  8. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    My husband and I are staying home this year. We are not young anymore and both of us hate crowds. We’d be watching (re-watching) our favorite movies or binge watch on Netflix. Beer and pizza is on the menu for us on that day. Oh, and popcorn too!

  9. I don’t think my bf and I are going to do much this V-day. I love spending time with him no matter what we’re doing.

  10. Great ideas I love how a gift doesn’t have to be so traditional.

  11. What a great post! I appreciate laughing with my husband and spending quality time so much more than a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day!

  12. Oh these are some really cute ideas! My Valentine’s Day is going to be super low key, and my hubby wanted new shoes so that’s what he got! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  13. I like the idea of a plant instead of flowers. A plant lasts longer and helps the air.

  14. Ha! I actually have a game boy phone case so the power bank would be a good gift for my husband to get ME! lol!BUT we are not doing gifts!

  15. I love this list because it is more about spending time together and less about buying stuff we don’t need.

  16. These are really cute ideas and great because I know a lot of people wait until the last moment. I’m definitely keeping this list!

  17. Having a quiet dinner at home has been our Vday tradition. We hate to be in the crowd especially on Valentines so we would just order dinner from a nice restaurant and enjoy it at home. Priceless!

  18. These are such great ideas. People keep waiting to act until the last minute. This is sure to help

  19. These are some really great ideas for the last minute Valentine’s gifts and that’s wonderful you divided your ideas into categories. I don’t belong to any of them, maybe next year! 🙂

  20. I can’t help it, but I especially like the idea for “a couple that doesn’t plan for Valentine’s Day” to GO SHOPPING – because this Valentine’s Day I’ll be selling my photography and Happier Place products at a night market (for the first time!) and I’m hoping lots of people will do what you suggest 🙂

  21. Love these ideas. Especailly the quirky, retro power bank!

  22. Great ideas and tips , like any occasion the card shops, florists, gift shops all hike up the prices . It’s become so commercialised . I think a nice take away infront of the tv with Netflix is just as much fun.

  23. Great ideas , I just finished up shopping myself yesterday.

  24. These are great ideas! And I love to keep things simple for Valentine’s Day. You don’t need to spend a bunch of money, to show someone how much you care.

  25. This is a great post with some great tips. We don’t really get into Valentine’s Day. We may cook together and watch a movie at home together.

  26. We Usually celebrate Valentines Day after the 14th to avoid the crowd. We like to go on a dinner and do a short road trip to unwind.

  27. A great list, especially agree with the laugh quote

  28. Interesting list, but I’m not too much of a gift giver. I prefer quality time with people and in my experience, it’s,been the best gift anyone could ever give.

  29. These are amazing Valentine’s day gift ideas. I actually like it personalized, it makes it even more special. I love all your suggestions.

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