Valentine’s Day is literally right around the corner, and I’ll be the first to admit that this year, I’m slacking a bit. Maybe it’s the rainy weather in California, or maybe it’s the fact that my boyfriend and I have been dealing with a lot of his son’s school stuff, plus my own company workload, but the holiday buzz has been a little slow for me. Don’t get me wrong – I love my boyfriend to pieces! But I’ve been doing quite a few Google searches for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts this week. 🙈😅
Maybe you’re on top of your game and have already gotten your gift. Or maybe you’re like me and pretending you have it all together while simultaneously clearing your search history. Either way, it’s time to start shopping—the holiday is a week from today! Here are a few of the best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts I’ve found, that are actually special, sentimental, and great for both sexes! (And reasonably priced, too!)
1. This gorgeous steel map.
My boyfriend and I met in San Diego, actually in the tiny town Ocean Beach where we still live. Because we now share a home together with his son and have so many memories here, I wanted to commemorate this city.
There are so many awesome map gifts out there, but what really stuck out to me with this steel map is that it has appeal for both sexes. It’s a classic black and silver design that I know my boyfriend will love, but the colors are also universal enough to appease my interior-decorator-at-heart.
[Order your own steel map here. *(US cities only)]
2. A ‘coffee in a box’ portable cup.
I’ve started to drink coffee more over the last year, but what I still don’t understand is how my boyfriend can drink cup after cup and not get the crazy jitters!
Anyways, he’s big into coffee and taking it on-the-go to work. That’s why I love this ‘Kafe in a Box.’ It’s a portable, splash-proof, user friendly container that functions as a reusable K-cup! It’s BPA-free, fits into cup holders, and has a lipped edge to be comfortable as you drink. If your special someone is big into coffee, this makes a perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift!
[Get your ‘Kafe in a Box’ right here.]
3. A personalized moon lamp.
Okay, I love this! I’m always looking for ways to personalize my gifts, and for us living in a super ‘hippy’ town, this gift really resonates and makes sense. Maybe you or your loved one are into astrology, horoscopes, or nature. Or, maybe you’re just looking for a neat way to showcase your handwriting, picture, or special moment in a way that will brighten (literally) your room. I think this moon lamp is really awesome (and reasonably priced, too!)
[You can order and personalize your own right here.]
4. A necklace that says ‘I love you’ in 100 languages.
Okay, I might be biased because my boyfriend got this for me, but I seriously think it’s one of the sweetest gifts in the world! And the cool part is that it isn’t just for women. This charm projects 100 different ways to say ‘I love you’ in the light. You can get this as a necklace, yes, but I actually put mine on my key chain so I have it with me every single day (as I’m not a huge necklace person). The inner gem is dark, too, so it’s universal for both sexes and can hook onto wallets, keys, etc. with ease. This is sweet and sentimental, and when I opened it I loved it immediately. Definitely a great last-minute gift because it’s on Amazon prime!
[Order your ‘100 languages’ necklace/charm right here.]
5. This retro Bluetooth speaker.
Everyone loves music. I think that’s why I was so drawn to this gift. You can’t go wrong with a Bluetooth speaker, and this one is unique!
Whether for a guy or girl, this speaker is both cool and functional. And if your significant other is into vintage items, this is perfect for adding to their room, office, etc.
[You can order yours right here.]
6. A cozy throw blanket.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a comfy blanket, and I swear by this one. Half the time everyone steals it from me, which is why I’m considering picking up one of these for a last-minute gift for my boyfriend. Then he can have one for his side of the bed. 😂 This blanket is made with faux fur that doesn’t shed and measures about 50 by 65 inches (which is perfect for solo or sharing!) You can wash it (cold and low tumble dry) and it retains the softness. I’d definitely recommend.
[Order your human one of his/her own right here.]
7. This stealth beer bottle ‘hider.’
Is your special someone big into beer? Hard lemonade? Alcoholic kombucha? Okay, you get it. This is the coolest gift for someone who likes to drink on the sly because the entire glass bottle can fit inside!
The BottleKeeper is designed with a screw-off top and bottom that hugs and insulates your drink. The inner lid/cork prevents spills and the unit itself can act like a mini-fridge for your drink, even when you’re out in the sun!
I bought this before Valentine’s Day and accidentally opened it in front of my boyfriend, not realizing what it was at first. Needless to say, I gifted it a bit early, but if you’re looking for an awesome beer-lovers gift—this is it! It comes in a variety of colors for both guys and gals. (PS: It’s Amazon Prime eligible!)
[Get your own BottleKeeper right here.]
8. This nifty bulletproof shot glass.
Nothing is more bada$$ than a shot glass with a bullet in it! When I stumbled across this, I absolutely loved it! It screams ‘tough,’ and can be a cool addition to your boyfriend/girlfriend’s glassware or party pieces.
[Get your shot glass right here.]
9. A luxury, comfortable sheet or duvet set.
I’ve written about my love for Gryphon before, but the coolest thing about their product line is that there are sheet sets, duvet covers, and pillowcases for even the pickiest sleepers. They offer a free trial, too, where you can sample pillow cases from each line! (It’s temporarily sold out because of popular demand, but here’s where you can stay updated on when the cases are back in stock! )
The sheets are neutral and come in three different styles: Comfort Washed (lightweight and breathable), Luxury Suite (soft and subtle sheen), and Easy Living (quick-drying and wrinkle resistant).
[Here’s where you can learn more and order one for your special someone.]
Anything I missed? Comment and add to the list!
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