Sometimes the best Valentine's Day gift ideas can be something a little unexpected. Of course, there are the usual flowers, chocolates or jewelry options—but why not gift something that will surprise and delight instead?
Putting a little thought into a Valentine's Day gift and getting something that your other half will use on a daily basis can be more romantic than giving them a token present just for the sake of it.
Our round-up of Valentine's Day gift ideas covers everything from traditional presents such as personalized jewelry and best-selling perfume, to more practical gifts like homeware essentials and wellbeing must-haves. They may not be the typical gifts you'd hear of in a classic romance novel or one of the best romantic movies, but they make a perfect gesture for a modern-day love story.
Our top Valentine's day gift ideas for 2022
Save time and go straight for the good stuff with our pick of the top 10 best Valentine's Day gift ideas for 2022 that can work for everyone. Or, scroll down to discover further inspiration for gifts for him and her.
- Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau De Parfum: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- Catena Malbec: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
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- Charbonnel Et Walker Marc De Champagne Chocolate Truffles: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- This Works Love Sleep Pillow Spray: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- Ooni Cast Iron Skillet Pan: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- Nespresso Vertuo Next: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- Virgin Experience Days Gift: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
- Selfridges eGift Card: View in the US ($) / View in the UK (£)
Valentine's day gifts for him
1. Creed Aventus
RRP: $225/£195 for 50ml
Famously one of the all-time best men's colognes, this iconic scent blends crisp fruity notes with hints of heady floral that are lifted by a touch of citrus and held together with a deliciously woody and musky base. Gift this to your other half and he'll be so sexy it'll probably be more of a gift for you...
2. LELO Tiani 2 toy
If you're looking to shake things up in the bedroom but your other half is a bit intimated by using toys, why not suggest something that you can both use together. One of the best app-controlled vibrators for couples, the LELO Tiani can be used to intensify sex, or for some foreplay fun, and even comes with different attachments so that you can choose what's right for you.
3. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses
RRP: From $161/£131
Most people would be happy to receive a pair of Ray-Bans as they've been the best sunglasses around for decades—and this iconic Clubmaster style is a great pick for a gift as there's not much need to worry about what sunglasses suit you because these work with most face shapes. They're also available in lots of different colors so you can match to whatever their signature style is.
4. Nespresso Vertuo Next
If they tend to head to the local coffee shop in the morning for a takeaway flat white, why not help them save on their weekly spending and gift them one of the best Nespresso machines. One of the best coffee machines on the market for a quick but delicious home brew, this sleek machine uses intuitive pods to create the perfect drink.
5. Catena Malbec Wine
RRP: From $18.99/£13.99
It's always nice to receive a special bottle of something, so if you're on a budget or have agreed to go small for Valentine's Day, this token will be much-appreciated. And if you're looking for Valentine's Day date ideas, you could even plan a special night in and cook up one of our Valentine's Day recipes to share with this—we'd suggest a good quality steak as it will bring the bold and fruity notes out in this full-bodied bestseller.
6. Ooni Cast Iron Skillet Pan
If he loves outdoor cooking and even jumped on last summer's pizza oven trend, then why not gift him a snazzy pan that he can use both outside and in. The Ooni Cast Iron Skillet is one of our tried and tested best cast iron skillet pans thanks to its versatility, good price point and excellent heat conduction. He'll love it as much as we do!
9. Not On The High Street Personalised Metallic Sound Wave Song Print
RRP: From $39.70/£28
A personalized gift always adds an extra meaningful touch to present giving and this unique print takes their passions into consideration too. Pick one of their favorite songs or even a tune that means something to the two of you as a couple and this print will create a unique soundwave design for them to display on their wall. You can even add a Spotify code for them to scan and the song will pop up on their phone to listen to!
Valentine's day gifts for her
1. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau De Parfum
RRP: $250/£215 for 70ml
One of the best perfumes for women and men, this unisex fragrance has become a cult scent in the last few years thanks to its addictive saffron and ambergris notes that blend with a cedar wood base. A gift that keeps on giving, this will be one she will really appreciate.
2. Skims Soft Lounge stretch-jersey pyjama set
RRP: From $149/£129
If you're having a cosy evening at home this February 14th, this Skims jersey set is one of the best Valentine's Day pajamas to indulge in for the occasion. It has a relaxed fit and wide leg for comfort with mid rise pants that come with a drawstring elasticated waistband. The set comes in a variety of different colors but this shade is ideal for the day of love.
3. Diptyque Roses Limited Edition Scented Candle
Diptyque is known for creating some of the best scented candles and their Roses scent is definitely one of the best Diptyque candles to gift for Valentine's Day as it heroes the rose scent with a fresher twist without being too stuffy. They've even released this limited edition jar to add a little romance to your home if you're looking for cute Valentine's Day decorations.
4. We-Vibe Tango X Vibrator
One of the best bullet vibrators thanks to its varied speeds and tapered tip, this is one that she can use with you or even alone to add an extra-special thrill to her sexy time. It also boasts a strong rumble rather than a ferocious buzz, making it one of the best secret vibrators to use that won't be clocked by the rest of the household.
5. Slip Silk Pillowcase
RRP: From $89/£85
Upgrade her bedtime with one of the best silk pillowcases for smoothing hair and preventing wrinkles. A must-have for anyone who tackles overly frizzy hair, this will add an extra level of comfort to her bedtime. It also comes in a variety of colors, styles and sizes to suit her bedding.
6. Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream
RRP: $39/£35 for 50ml
Winter weather means dry air and lots of central heating all of which can play havoc with the skin. Ease her arid complexion with one of the best moisturizers for dry skin that has a comfortable but quenching whipped-gel texture—making it one of the best lightweight moisturizers too. It also has a deliciously-addictive plum scent and the pink packaging is lovely for Valentine's Day.
7. Jo Malone London Rose Blush Limited-Edition Cologne
RRP: $88/£76 for 50ml
If she loves to spritz flower fragrances, Jo Malone London's Rose Blush cologne is one of the best rose perfumes for creating a delicate floral scent without being too sickly. One of the best Jo Malone fragrances for Valentine's Day, this blends rose notes with peppery basil, juicy lychee and fresh but powdery white musk for a balanced and elegant scent.
8. Chloé Joni Sunglasses
These striking Chloé sunglasses are a lovely Valentine's Day pick for any fashion fan who likes to make a statement with her wardrobe. Also a flattering pick for anyone looking for sunglasses for round faces thanks to their sharp edges and oversized fit, these pink-tinged frames will look gorgeous in any month of the year.
9. This Works Love Sleep Pillow Spray
RRP: $35/£30 for 50ml
If your other half is always trying to track down the best sleep aids, then this pillow spray would make a thoughtful gift with cute little Valentine's Day twist. The brand is known for making some of the best aromatherapy candles for sleep and relaxation and this special "Love" blend uses ylang ylang, patchouli & frankincense to promote both sleep and intimacy.
10. Monica Vinader Adjustable Heart Snake Choker Necklace
If she loves to embrace the day with everything from her makeup look to her outfit and her special Valentine's Day nails, why not add to her romantic look with a piece of heart jewelry. Monica Vinader is a go-to for the best jewelry online, so it's no surprise that they create some of the best necklaces for women. This striking choker is a lovely token to gift for the day of love as it boasts the understated heart design without going OTT on the cheesiness. Truly one the best jewelry gifts for Valentine's Day.
11. LOOKFANTASTIC’s Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Collection Beauty Box
RRP: £55 (Currently only available in the UK)
Filled with nearly £200 worth of products, LookFantastic are definitely sharing the love with this great value Beauty Box in honour of Valentine's Day. Our favourite products in the box included the Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask, which at 75ml is big enough to share for a couple's at-home spa night, and the Delilah Lip Liner and MAC Lipstick in shade Mehr which look great worn together or used separately.
Each box also includes a £40 voucher to use on LELO, makers of some of the best vibrators on the market right now, redeemable with any purchases of the products over £100.
12. Charbonnel Et Walker Milk And Pink Marc De Champagne Chocolate Truffles
RRP: $41.50/£34.99 for 340g
You can't go wrong with chocolates on Valentine's Day, but if you want to go one step further then these Charbonnel Et Walker truffles would make an impressive gift. The brand is renowned for their high-quality champagne truffles and this heart-shaped box is filled with a decadent selection of both milk and pink bites. Cosy up on the sofa with one of the best Valentine's Day movies and dig into these together.
13. Magazine subscription
RRP: from $29.50/£29
Getting to flip through your favourite glossy every month is a classic, yet tried and tested, treat. Gift your loved one a monthly delivery of their favourite title for the next 3, 6 or 12 months and it will be a Valentine's Day gift that keeps on giving.
At the moment, you can get 52% off magazine subscriptions of 6 months in the UK or 44% off magazine subscriptions of 3 months in the US, making this a bargain gift as well as a good one.
When is Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day falls on Monday 14th February this year. The 14th February date is actually the same every year and it's usually just the day of the week that changes. With it being on a Monday this year, it's probably best to make some time on the weekend before to celebrate.
Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.
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