33 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Sweetheart Will Get On Time (2024)

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So you forgot to plan for Valentine’s Day. Don’t fret; it happens to the best of us. Luckily, the gift experts on our staff found a slew of last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that are thoughtful, romantic and—most importantly—available for expedited shipping. If you’re out of time, Amazon Prime is your friend for everything from beauty to kitchen products. Subscription boxes like Bokksu’s snack box are another great option: You can write out a heartfelt card telling them they can look forward to the serotonin rush of receiving a surprise package.

From tried-and-true staples like boxes of chocolate and heart-shaped jewelry to more personalized options like a digital picture frame or a customizable flower subscription, the Forbes Vetted gifting gurus rounded up 33 of the best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts to put a smile on your loved one’s face. And if you’re really in a pinch, we suggest ordering some Valentine’s Day flowers or a subscription box (we’ve sussed out the best subscriptions for women and subscriptions for men) for a thoughtful gift that doesn’t feel rushed.

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts: Editors’ Picks

No-Fail Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

A Monthly Delivery Of Beautiful Blooms

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The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

A stunning bouquet is always an appreciated Valentine’s Day present, but a monthly supply of fresh blooms is truly the gift that keeps on giving. This subscription gift by The Bouqs Co.—our top pick for the best flower delivery services—lets you choose from several options delivered on a weekly, biweekly, monthly or bimonthly basis. Subscribers can also view upcoming selections weeks out and swap for a different one. Prefer a one-time delivery? The company has a selection of bouquets available for next-day delivery.

A Limited-Edition Box Of Sweets For Your Sweetheart

Baked By Melissa Love Gift Box 25-Pack

If your Valentine has a sweet tooth, they’ll be ecstatic opening this cute gift box by cupcake shop Baked By Melissa. This limited-edition assortment of 25 mini cupcakes includes scrumptious (and kosher) flavors like Dulce de Leche, Brookie, Red Velvet and Marshmallow. Plus, for an extra $6, you can add a Valentine’s Day card with your gift. Several shipping options, including Fedex Priority, are available, including same-day delivery or pickup in Manhattan and Boston.

An Instant Camera For Capturing Memories

Polaroid Now Instant Camera And Film Bundle

A camera is a great gift, but the adorable photos you’ll take on your Valentine’s Day date are even better. This Polaroid is a classic, reliable instant camera with a rechargeable battery and comes with a double pack of film (that’s 16 photos), so you can get to shooting immediately.

A Digital Frame For The Long-Distance Valentine

Aura Carver HD WiFi Digital Picture Frame

Digital picture frames have come a long way since their inception. The Aura style is easy to use and load with pictures and has a sleek aesthetic with a neat border that makes your photographs look professionally framed. Whether your sweetheart lives far away or you’re looking for a creative way to stay connected with family, this is a great option.

A Gift Of Endless Adventures

If your Valentine is a voracious reader, consider a Kindle. Sure, it’s not the exact same thing as holding a book in your hands, but the Paperwhite offers far more features than your standard paperback. It can hold a ton of books (great for frequent travelers) and offers added assistance like adjustable lighting and text size. It’s also waterproof, which is perfect for beach lounging or long tub soaks.

Show Your Love Long Distance In A More Creative Way Than A Text

The Lovebox

The adorable Lovebox makes it easy to uniquely show your love to your partner, friends and family—regardless of where they are. How it works: Download the mobile app paired with the Lovebox you gift your loved one, which can be used to upload photos, messages, drawings or stickers of your choice. Once your giftee has connected their Lovebox to WiFi, it’s able to receive messages, which causes the pixelated heart on the front of the box to spin. They simply have to open the lid to discover your message and can spin the heart by hand to send a “rainfall” of hearts in return.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

A Massage Gun To Relieve Some Tension

Theragun Mini Massage Gun

As much as they’d love all of their massages to be from you, you can’t be everywhere. The Theragun Mini will pick up where you leave off, offering three speeds and three attachments to help relieve tension in their neck, arms, shoulders, back and legs at a moment’s notice.

A Pair Of Soft Suede Slippers To Keep Him Cozy

UGG Mens Ascot Slipper

Every man appreciates a nice warm pair of slippers—especially when they’re super-soft Uggs. These classic loafers have a buttery suede upper and a warm wool lining. They’re also water-resistant with a sturdy rubber sole, so he can fetch the paper without worry. Choose from over 20 colors and styles.

An All-In-One Kit For His Pristine Beard

Manscaped The Beard Hedger Advanced Kit

If your man is serious about his beard, then he knows it’s not just a matter of trimming. Manscaped’s The Beard Hedger Advanced Kit not only has the precise, attachment-free trimmer, but also specialized products like beard shampoo, conditioner and oil to keep his hair clean and skin moisturized—without stripping away natural oils. And the anti-static, detangling beard comb is a nice bonus.

A Nifty Lantern For The Outdoorsman (And Everyone Else)

BioLite Alpenglow Mini

Any man who spends a lot of time camping or backpacking in the great outdoors will appreciate this compact gadget. The AlpenGlow Mini is a rechargeable 150-lumen lantern that offers 40 hours of light on the low setting, and it weighs just 3.5 ounces so it’s easy to tuck it into a backpack. It also comes with a bungee strap so he can attach it to tent poles, branches, bag straps, even a bed frames if he wants to use it as a nightlight. The fun part: It comes with several lighting modes, including warm white and multicolor cycling.

A Handsome Gooseneck Kettle For The Tea Lover

Chefman Precision Control Gooseneck Kettle

Equipped with five temperature settings, this gooseneck kettle is the idea tool for crafting the perfect cup of coffee or tea. It even has a “warm” setting to keep water ready to go for a second cup and gently beeps when it’s ready so you don’t forget (the latter feature was an unexpected favorite from me when I got this kettle last year).

A Soothing, Fresh-Smelling Aftershave Lotion

Baxter Of California After Shave Balm

Does your man have sensitive skin, or is he susceptible to razor burn? Gift him Baxter Of California’s deliciously cooling and hydrating After Shave Balm. It’s free of alcohol so it won’t irritate his skin, and reviewers rave about how non-greasy and refreshing it feels after a shave. Plus, it has a pleasantly light scent and a little goes a long way.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

A TikTok-Viral Tumbler

Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler

Keeping your partner hydrated is the ultimate display of affection. Undoubtedly the tumbler of the hour, this Stanley cup is large, in charge and comes in a multitude of colors. It’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning, and even though it’s 40 ounces in size, it has a narrow base that fits easily into a car’s cup holder.

A Popular Lip Mask For A Kissable Pout

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Vitamin C, coconut oil and shea butter work overnight in this beloved lip mask by Laneige that ensures lips are soft and plump by morning. A little goes a long way with this formula that’s available in traditional flavors like berry and vanilla, as well as more Valentine’s Day-appropriate scents like sweet candy.

A Giant Hug They Can Enjoy Even When You're Not Around

The Comfy Wearable Blanket

If your partner loves a good hug, they’re going to adore this wearable blanket by The Comfy, which feels like one giant embrace. Available in an array of color options, it’s a cozy and practical gift they’ll be happy to have for those chilly winter days.

A Multitasking Tote Bag For The Woman On The Move

Bagsmart Zoraesque Yoga Tote Bag

This minimalist, stylish bag by travel brand Bagsmart is the perfect gift for someone who’s always on the move and needs to keep all their belongings organized. This spacious tote bag weighs just over a pound but can hold quite a lot, including a 15.6-inch laptop, a tablet, a change of clothes, several books and toiletries. Plus, it’s waterproof and comes with a handy yoga strap.

A Glowing Essential Oil Diffuser To Create A Little Ambiance

Vitruvi Glow Diffuser

This glowing essential oil diffuser encourages rest, relaxation and all-around good vibes on Valentine’s Day—or any other day of the year. It can be set to four- or eight-hour run times and has an optional LED light that emits a soft glow. Plus, the minimalist design looks cute even when it’s turned off.

An Upgraded Yoga Mat To Improve Her Flow

JadeYoga Harmony Yoga Mat

JadeYoga’s Harmony mat is a grippy upgrade that helps hands and feet stay right in place. It’s cushy enough to be comfortable on knees and hips, but doesn’t compromise balance in challenging poses. I’ve been using mine for over five years, and I’m happy to report it’s still in great shape.

Budget Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

A Classic Box Of Sweets That Never Disappoints

Godiva Chocolatier Valentine’s Day Heart Chocolate Gift Box (14-Piece)

When in doubt? Just buy chocolate. Godiva is beloved for its festive packaging, mix of delicious flavors and wide range of box sizes. We love this heart-shaped mid-size assortment that comes with 14 pieces of milk, dark and white chocolate varieties, and is stuffed to the brim with creamy caramels, rich ganache, sweet fruits and more.

A Chic Candle Warmer To Keep The Flame Safely Alive

Sokcvsea Fragrance Candle Warmer Lamp

This chic candle warmer lamp is not only a handsome source of light, but also aromatizes your living space by melting the candle cradled in its base. It eliminates the need for an open flame, which is a safety hazard in homes with pets and kids, and it also helps your candles last longer.

A Trio Of Flavor-Packed Condiments

Fly By Jing Triple Threat Variety Pack

Fly By Jing’s trio of sauces include Chengdu Crunch, Zhong Sauce and Sichuan Chili Crisp, which range from mild and zingy to spicy and numbing. Dumplings, sandwiches and even pizza just met their perfect match. Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed.

A Classic Brewer For The Coffee Lover

Editor’s Pick

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

There’s something peaceful about any morning coffee routine, but the low-tech, methodical approach to a French press in particular is almost a meditation. If your partner is a coffee connoisseur, the Bodum Chambord, one of our favorite French presses, is a kitchen gadget they’re sure to love.

A Personalized Book To Say Exactly What You Love About Them

Em & Friends "Things I Love About You" Fill-In-The-Blank Book

Whether you want to cheer up your BFF, show your appreciation for Grandma or are looking for a heartfelt gift for your partner, this fill-in-the-blank book will help you do exactly that. It’s filled with 30 prompts that make it a little easier for you to think of things you admire about your recipient, including, “When we’re together, you make me want to [blank]” and “You never make me feel bad about my [blank].” Best of all, because you’re personalizing it, you can make it as funny, sincere or saucy as you want.

A Cheeky, Spontaneous Game For Couples

Servd Couples Card Game

We know, there’s no shortage of card games out there. But Servd, which is designed especially for couples, is unique in that it takes you and your partner’s daily interactions and turns them into spontaneous (and hilarious) activities to fulfill the rules of the game. Gameplay is easy: Split the deck between the two of you, agree to a timeframe—which can be anything from a day to a year—and start “serving” the action cards whenever you feel like using them or need to counteract the other’s card. Enjoy pulling the Pamper Me card to have your partner become your personal masseuse—that is, unless they pull the Not Today Satan card in response.

Splurge Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

A Thoughtful Reminder Of Your Love

Monica Vinader Heart Pendant Necklace

Simple and sweet, this Monica Vinader’s heart pendant necklace is crafted in 18kt gold vermeil and features an adjustable chain. When you purchase it from Nordstrom, you’ll get free expedited shipping, which arrives in two business days.

A Timeless Piece Of Cookware For The Home Chef

Staub Braiser With Glass Lid

If your sweet is serious about crafting the perfect date night dinner, they’ll love reaching for their Staub Braiser, which is perfect for searing, sautéing, and of course, braising. It can go right from the stovetop to the oven for more intricate meals and comes in six pretty enameled colors.

A Smokeless Fire Pit For Backyard Entertaining

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 Smokeless Fire Pit

Whether it’s for a winter warm up or a future spring soiree, backyard bonfires are always a hit. The Solo Stove fire pit ensures they go off without a hitch by eliminating smoke from the equation once the fire gets going. Your neighbors (and their noses) will thank you.

A 9-Bottle Set Of Their Favorite Pinks And Reds

Editor’s Pick

Avaline The Pink Set

Celebrating date night at home or looking for a gift for your Galentine’s Day hostess? Try Avaline’s set of nine bottles, featuring the brand’s new sparkling rosé, as well asits rosé and red blend. Our favorite thing about Avaline’s wines is that they’re organic, vegan and free from artificial ingredients. The company offers free three- to five-day shipping, but there’s also expedited shipping options for an additional fee.

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Subscriptions

A Monthly Snack Box To Satisfy Any Craving

Bokksu Box Japanese Snack & Candy Subscription

Bokksu is a creative way to bring a little slice of Japan to your Valentine’s door. Each month, they’ll receive a carefully crafted box full of delicious treats to enjoy. You can sign up for a single delivery or purchase up to a year-long subscription with monthly shipments.

The Ultimate Book Subscription Box

Bookbrews Book Subscription Box

The Bookbrews monthly subscription box delivers so much more than just new reading material; it encourages your loved one to relax and indulge. Besides a book from your recipient’s favorite genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance and more), the box also includes tea or coffee and high quality chocolate. You can choose from a one-month, three-month or six-month subscription.

A Plant Subscription For Your Green-Thumbed Love

Horti Houseplant Subscription

If the only thing your partner loves more than you is their collection of plants, they’ll be thrilled to discover you signed them up for a Horti Houseplant Subscription. Choose between “Horti’s picks” and a pet-friendly option with a pot or without. A beloved new member of the family, coming right up.

An App That Helps Your Loved One Unwind

Headspace Subscription

A Headspace subscription is a gift your loved one can enjoy year round. The app has over 1,200 hours of themed meditations, sleep content, mindful movement exercises and focus music to help them unwind, relax and meditate. Best of all, you can gift a subscription for immediate delivery.

For The Recipient Obsessed With Fragrance

Scentbird Gift Subscription

The best gift for a loved one who’s picky about the scent they wear and changes it often? In our opinion, a Scentbird subscription—which also happens to be one of our favorite subscriptions for women. We like Scentbird’s program because it makes designer scents like Versace and Prada more accessible due to the brand’s mini-sized bottles. Plus, perfume and cologne choices are very personal, so gifting a three-, six- or 12-month subscription is a great way to help them discover their new signature fragrance(s).

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