We admit it: Valentine's Day gifting is a confusing minefield. Whether you are buying for him, for her, a foodie, someone who loves football, or, perhaps it's a new for 2021 Valentine? Oooh. Either way, the Real Homes Valentine's Day gift guide can help.
We've listed 33 lovely Valentine's Day gifts your other half will love to receive, below. From practical buys to gimmicky presents that'll be sure to put a smile on their face, and of course food and drink-related gifts, too. All of these gifts will also arrive before Valentine's Day – if you order ASAP. From smaller businesses and large companies, so that you have a good selection to choose from. What are you waiting for? Valentine's Day is very soon, and these lovely buys will be off the (online) shelves in a few days time.
How to make date night special at home? Valentine's Day or not, see our home date night ideas guide for inspiration.
33 last-minute Valentine's Day gifts your other half will love
1. A unique hand-shaped vase for holding fresh or dried flowers – from Etsy
We LOVE this porcelain vase – which is available in lots of colours – and we think they will love it, too. Use it for holding blooms (fresh or dried) to spruce up a section of your bedroom, living room or open shelving. So unique!
White Porcelain Vase | £75 at Etsy
Choose your colour and finish, and wait for this beauty to arrive in the post. It ships for free, and it's handmade by a small London business – win win.
2. This lovely memory book for remembering the good... and the bad... times – from Oliver Bonas
We love the idea of this One Line A Day book – simply fill it out once a day, and over five years you will realise how different your life is, how your priorities have changed and how you have grown. Write anything from something that made you smile to something you need to do, or an idea you've had.
One Line A Day | £14.99 at Oliver Bonas
This lovely gift is one for those of us who love to keep our memories close. This five-year memory book will look lovely on a bedside table, and it's not the end of the world if you forget to do it for a few days. Fill it in now so you can remind yourself this time next year, what it was like to be in a lockdown...
3. Some Valentine's Day heart-shaped biscuits for the foodie in your life – from Etsy
Give your Valentine the gift of some lovely (and super Instagrammable) biscuits this year – they'll love it. Choose your flavour and personalise them with their name –they even come in a gift box...
MrsBrownUK Personalised Valentine's Cookie Gift Set | £20 at Etsy
Order and personalise now for Valentine's Day delivery – imagine the smile on your loved one when they open these beauties. Almost too good to eat! We said almost...
4. Gift them a candle making kit to bring out their crafty side – from Firebox
Since we are all stuck indoors this Valentine's Day, then it'd be a good idea to gift them something they can use to keep them busy. Like this candle making kit, for instance. Or, you could buy a kit and make them some lovely personalised candles yourself – talk about thoughtful!
Wax & Wick Candle Making Kit | £25.99 at Firebox
This lovely candle making kit can offer some much-needed 'me' time. The candles are all made from natural soy wax, too, and enough comes included to make two jars ranging from two different scents.
5. Some black truffle slices for a fancy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner – from Amazon
If you are buying for a truffle lover this Valentine's Day, then this gift is a no-brainer. This way they can enjoy truffle – slices, not the oil – on everything from their scrambled eggs to their pasta, homemade pizzas or even just to jazz up cheese on toast. We've tried these truffle slices, and they get a 10 out of 10 from us.
TruffleHunter Black Truffle Slices | £12.95 at Amazon
A lovely small gift for your Valentine who is obsessed with the taste of truffles, this 50g jar is preserved in oil, and it has a shelf life of up to 18 months. It also comes in a gift-friendly box, too.
6. A flipping lovely personalised spatula for a foodie – from Not on the High Street
This sweet personalised gift can be used by your partner on a Sunday morning while making pancakes, on a summer's afternoon to flip burgers or to flip those Monday morning eggs to be served on avocado toast.
Personalised 'I Flipping Love You' Metal Spatula | £23 at Not on the High Street
Made from 304 stainless steel, this spatula has a bamboo handle and you can personalise it with their name.
7. A LEGO bouquet with a difference – from Argos
If you want to get your other half some flowers this year but don't want to fall into that cliche, then gift them some LEGO flowers – they'll last for years and years, and they'll have fun building them, too.
LEGO Creator Expert Flower Bouquet Set for Adults | £45 at Argos
This eye-catching LEGO set features 15 stems with realistic petals and leaves – they are even made from plant-based plastic, produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane, yet still super colourful.
8. A decanter for their favourite drink – from Etsy
Every spirit lover needs a decanter to store their favourite drink in style. And, a good decanter will keep your drink – whether that be whiskey, wine or gin – looking the part in your kitchen (or on your drinks trolley) and tasting fresh.
wearebreadandjam Let's Put the World to Rights Decanter | £23.50 at Etsy
This 500ml glass decanter comes with a wooden stopper, and it arrives gift wrapped, ready to give to your Valentine. You can also add a personalised silver metal tag with their name on.
9. Treat them to the comfiest double cotton pyjamas from The White Company
Because pyjamas are a great gift for anyone, especially while in lockdown. These are comfortable enough to spend an entire Saturday in, and they come in blue or pink.
Double-Cotton Pyjama Set With Bag | £80 at The White Company
We are dreaming (no pun intended) of wearing these pyjamas paired with fresh sheets. They come with a travel bag for staycations, they're made from 100 per cent cotton and they have pearl buttons. We love!
10. Check out these NOTHS personalised Champagne glasses
We think these lovely Champagne glasses would look great on your bar cart –alternatively, they're a lovely keepsake if you just want to display them.
Couple Champagne Coupe Glass Set | £39.50 at Not on the High Street
We love these vintage-style Champagne coupes, and the fact they can be personalised makes them that little more special. A lovely gift, and something you will keep forever.
11. A Scooms silk eye mask so that they sleep like a dream
Okay, so an eye mask has the ability to transform your sleep – we would know as we use one every day. If you are like us, then it's important to buy one that's of good quality, and this one is made from Mulberry Silk to keep your lashes fluttering and your skin looking (and feeling) lovely.
Scooms Silk Eye Mask | £25 at Scooms
This silk eye mask comes in lots of colours – we have it in Champagne – and it comes with a lovely bag for when you're packing it to go away. It's elasticated, and free from chemicals and toxins, too.
12. For a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan – the official cookbook of the show
If you are buying for a F.R.I.E.N.D.S fan, or just a food lover in general, then this cookbook will make them smile. Whether they want to give Rachel's famous beef trifle a taste, Ross' beloved sandwich or even some of Phoebe's grandmother's cookies.
Friends: The Official Cookbook | £24.99 at Firebox
One to definitely display in your kitchen, this recipe book is filled with everything they have ever wanted to try from their favourite show.
13. Bring the spa home with this gift set – from Not on the High Street
Whether you'd usually celebrate Valentine's Day at a spa, or, perhaps you think your other half deserves a rest, this spa kit can help them unwind.
'Home Sanctuary' Personalised Organic Spa Gift Set | £39.90 at Not on the High Street
Included comes everything from soap to a candle, bath salts, a face mask (the beauty kind!), an organic cotton muslin and reusable makeup pads. A truly lovely and thoughtful gift.
14. Buy them a trendy print of their favourite football team – from NOTHS
If you are buying for a football fan but are fed up of having distasteful memorabilia scattered around your home, then get them this surprisingly lovely looking print and personalise it to their favourite team.
Custom Contemporary Print Of Any Football Stadium | £9.95 at Not on the High Street
We think this custom print would look great in a home office or hallway, and it's printed on semi-gloss finish 310gsm fine art paper. Just choose your preferred size...
15. Gift them a bottle of this rosé Champagne – from John Lewis
Not only does this Champagne taste lovely, but it's pink to go with the whole Valentine's theme, and we can confirm that it looks lovely on display – ours is currently sitting proudly on our bar cart.
Taittinger Rose and 2 Glasses Set | £55 at John Lewis
This gift set comes pre-wrapped, and included is two matching glasses for enjoying this full-bodied drink. How is it pink? 15 per cent of it is still red wine from the vineyards of Ambonnay and Bouzy, and there's at least 30 per cent Chardonnay in there. A lovely mix!
16. An instant printer for capturing those precious memories – from Argos
If you really want to treat your other half and get them something that they will actually use, then the Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer is an awesome gift. They can use it to print their favourite memories...
Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer | £109.99 at Argos
Available in lots more colours (for those who aren't keen on pink) this printer makes an easy job of treasuring memories. Connect it wirelessly to your smartphone, select the photos you want to print and choose a template or add a doodle. It can also print in 12 seconds and from one charge, it can be used 100 times.
17. This eco-friendly Dopper water bottle for a busy OH – from John Lewis
A practical Valentine’s Day gift? Yes, they do actually exist. This water bottle is the perfect gift for your eco-warrior significant other.
Dopper Original Drinks Bottle | £12.50 at John Lewis & Partners
Each Dopper bottle saves around 40 plastic disposable bottles a year, plus, five per cent of the brand's profits go to the Dopper Foundation, which helps provide access to safe drinking water worldwide. Taking this bottle outside? The lid on it doubles as a cup!
18. Say it with metal wall mounted lettering – from Amazon
Couldn’t have put it better ourselves! Stick this to your wall with ease and sing the song every time you see it. We used to have this in our kitchen and we loved it!
Umbra Mantra Love Wall Decor |
£35 £20.86 at Amazon
This wall decoration from Umbra is perfect if you are buying for a home-loving other half. The slogan comes in 10 parts, so you can shape it however you like.
19. A cute alternative to chocolates – from Biscuiteers
The perfect little token if you don’t go all out on Valentine’s Day gift ideas but still want to show some appreciation, we think. And, if your Valentine isn't too keen on chocolate. Oh, and they can be posted through a letterbox...
Love you a latte letterbox biscuits | £25 at Biscuiteers
Biscuiteers have lots of gorgeous iced biscuits that make a quirky alternative to chocolates. This box is great for coffee lovers, and they're chocolate flavour.
20. A feel-good make up bag – from Not on the High Street
What could be a nicer Valentine's Day gift idea than a daily reminder of how lovely you look? They can use this bag to store their makeup, skincare or brushes.
'You Look Lovely Today' Blush Pink Pouch | £22 at Not on the High Street
Made from canvas with a black cotton lining and a metal zip for closing, this makeup pouch comes in a gift box that can be personalised, if you want to make it extra special.
21. Treat him to some sheepskin slippers – from ASOS
If you have ASOS Premier, then you'll probably want to buy the majority of your presents from there – we get it. Slippers are a failsafe present for anyone, especially while we are all confined to our homes and our laminate flooring is colder than ever in the morning.
ASOS DESIGN premium sheepskin slipper in beige | £35 at ASOS
These slippers look mega comfortable, and they are slip-on to make his life easier. They're also slip-resistant and they have a leather sole. Built to last! They'll also fit nicely with in your home when he inevitably leaves them in the middle of the living room.
22. Buy some expertly-crafted cocktails for you both to enjoy at home – from NIO
Bring the bar home this Valentine's Day with help from NIO cocktails. Yes, you can get pre-made lovely tasting cocktails delivered straight to your door. Just choose a fitting glass and add the garnish.
NIO Cocktails | From £19.50 for a box of three
NIO cocktails will make a lovely Valentine's surprise for a cocktail-loving partner. Choose from 16 drinks – Negroni, Gimlet, Manhattan, Vodka Sour, Comsmoplotian – and choose your box size from three, six, or nine.
23. A personalised print for the two of you – from Etsy
Mark a special date with this sweet personalise print. Your wedding day? The day you first met? Your first kiss? The choice is yours.
WroteandWrit The Perfect Match Personalised Print | £6 at Etsy
This lovely print reads 'The perfect match' and you can personalise it with names and a date. A lovely addition to a gallery wall, and it's very thoughtful...
24. Plan your post-lockdown trip with this Lonely Planet travel book – from Amazon
We might not be able to actually go on holiday right now, but nothing will stop us from planning. Gift this book to your travel-loving other half and start making notes.
Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2 |
£19.99 £14.83 at Amazon
Packed full of amazing sights and attractions you need to get on your bucket list, this book would make a stylish addition to your coffee table. The insightful write-ups and inspiring photography are sure to get you motivated to start planning your next trip together, pronto.
25. A zen-inducing facial roller – from The White Company
Facial rollers are a hype we have recently gotten on board with – not to mention they make your dressing table look lovely. Great for using to apply serum, it can help keep your skin looking fresh, hydrated and it reduces puffiness.
Rose Quartz Facial Roller | £30 at The White Company
This facial roller makes a lovely gift since it comes with a lovely storage bag, inside an even nicer box. Use the smaller side on delicate areas – under eyes, around nose and mouth. The larger side should be used on your neck, chin, cheeks and forehead.
26. A gin tasting set for a gin lover – from Selfridges
A small (yet tasty) gift so that your Valentine can try a few more gins on their list, this set is a lovely pressie.
Gin Didsbury Gin Spirit Of Life | £15.99 at Selfridges
Four 50ml bottles of gin come included in this pack – each a different flavour from the next. From blood orange and ginger to raspberry and elderflower. Just be sure to grab some tonic and lemons for the taste test.
27. A giant photobooth print of you both – from Not on the High Street
Collect your favourite couple photos or the pictures that hold the most memories and put them together in this personalised photo booth print. It's large so would great hung up or leaning against a wall as you can see above.
Personalised Giant Photo Booth Print | £65 at Not on the High Street
A lovely way to display your favourite memories, this print can come framed – in a black or white option – and you can apply a filter to your photos. Add text on the bottom if you like, too. Also, every order plants a tree!
28. This BrewDog beer making kit for lockdown fun – from Firebox
This beer making kit ought to keep them busy (and well watered) while the pubs are still closed. One kit can make eight pints, and it's fun to do, too. You can even get it gift wrapped to make your life easier.
Brewdog Punk IPA Beer Making Kit | £39.99 at Firebox
A beer making kit with a difference, this one is from popular brewery Brewdog. A lot of fun, and they'll have a lot of beer to enjoy by the end of it...
29. This smart item finder for a forgetful Valentine – from Amazon
If your other half is constantly losing their glasses, handbag, keys or whatever else, then this is the present they need. It'll also make your life easier, too, once they stop asking you to help them find things. It's water-resistant, has a long battery life of up to two years and it plays a loud 120dB sound.
CHIPOLO ONE | £22 at Amazon
Connect this key finder to your phone and pop it on anything from your pet to your keys or your wallet. You can make it ring if you are trying to find it, and it can even alert you if you leave something at home as it tracks your location.
30. This portable blender for busy lovers – from Oliver Bonas
We've seen portable blenders everywhere this year – Instagram is flooded with people making a smoothie on the go. By on the go we obvs mean at their local park. A great buy for your SO when life returns to normal, and they won't have time to make a smoothie at home every day, this battery-powered blender is a fab buy.
BlendJet One | £40 at Oliver Bonas
They'll soon wonder how they lived life before owning a portable blender. Just charge it with a USB wire, when needed, and just press the power button to get blending.
31. This personalised print of the stars on the night you met – from Amazon Handmade
Amazon sell a range of handmade presents that we love – from this print to personalised mugs and more. This is a lovely gift for the one you love, to remember a day you enjoyed. Stacey Solomon recently featured a map just like it on her Instagram and they sold out instantly – for good reason, clearly.
Hanging Monkey Arts Personalised Constellation Print | £15 at Amazon
This thoughtful present can be delivered to you the very next day after ordering. Use it to remember the night you met, the day you got engaged, your wedding night, a day your child was born or even your first date. Lovely!
32. Keep it a secret with this Valentine's Day mystery box – from Firebox
Whether you're completely lost on what to buy your OH for Valentine's Day 2021, or you want to make things fun this year, then see Firebox's mystery Valentine's Day box. Just select if it's for her or him, and pop those feet up and wait for delivery.
Valentine's Day Mystery Box | £29.99 at Firebox
The statement love is blind goes to new extremes when it comes to this Valentine's Day gift. This ought to add some excitement to your day – what a great idea!
33. A subscription to their favourite homes magazine – Real Homes, duh!
The gift that keeps on giving for 12 months, buy your valentine a subscription to Real Homes so they can get some inspiration.