Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas From Amazon That Don’t Suck
Don't let yourself fall into a flower and chocolate rut.
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If you’re always stumped for gift ideas as Valentine’s Day approaches (you did just exhaust all your best ideas over the holidays after all), Amazon has a cool feature for you.
Its gift finder allows you to search for the perfect present by gender, age (kids like sweet treats too) and interests. Got a man who loves to bartend? A hard-to-please teen? The fashionista in your life? Amazon’s got you covered.
Here are some sweet and unique Valentine’s Day gift suggestions we pulled from Amazon’s gift finder. It’s up to you to present them with love and affection (or to send this list to the person in your life who is likely struggling with what to get YOU).
A Beef Jerky Bouquet
Nothing says “I love you” like beef jerky! This clever beef jerky “rose” bouquet comes in three different flavors: original, peppered or teriyaki.
Cactuses (don’t email us, we follow AP Style and this is their preferred pluralization of cactus!) are in, and any Valentine’s Day recipient is sure to love these cute candle versions.
These gorgeous rose quartz and gold earrings are versatile and romantic.
Good for when you can’t finish a whole bottle of bubbly in one night.
Dog-Themed Wine Glass
For the dog- and wine-lovers in your life.
For your bartending extraordinaire’s latest and greatest old fashioned, Manhattan or other tasty cocktail. These gourmet cherries are worth the price and make a great gift.
Classic Nintendo: NES Classic Edition
Why spend hundreds of dollars on a Nintendo Switch when you can get the reconfigured classic Nintendo game player? Make sure to hook it up on Valentine’s Day for a memorable evening of throwback fun.
For the littlest Valentine.
Heart Glider Toys
Put these together with your kids and watch their hearts soar.
LEGO Cupid Dog
How fun would this be to build with your LEGO-loving kid?
Wireless Phone Charger
If you have a certain model of iPhone or Galaxy Note, your phone can charge wirelessly.
Candy Kiss Leggings
Your preteen or teen will thank you for getting her these soft and stretchy graphic print leggings.
A Subscription Box
There are countless subscription boxes out there for just about every interest under the sun. This BeanBox coffee subscription box delivers new gourmet coffee to your beloved’s doorstep every month.
Heart Fuzzy Slippers
Your college student can pad around her dorm and get the warm fuzzies thinking about how you remembered her for Valentine’s Day.
Your teen son is so over Valentine’s gifts from you… until he gets this shirt.
Or, You Know, Snacks
Who can argue with snacks?
Price: $30.35 for 60-count box of snacks
His And Hers Coffee Mugs
This adorable mug set’s stick figures are looking for “reel love.” There’s a tin can telephone version too!
Instead of dainty chocolates, give this salted caramel popcorn pizza in a delivery box. There’s a gluten-free and a jelly bean version too!
The gourmand in your life can use this olive wood board for serving or cutting.
Dessert Bath Bombs
These petite delights are actually scented bath bombs that’ll produce sweet suds.
Portable Bluetooth-Compatible Record Player
A simple, convenient record player for the music lover in your life.
Unless your V-Day recipient is vegan or lactose intolerant, you can’t really go wrong with cheese. This gift features five different Wisconsin cheeses all packaged in a cute little crate.
Pair this mug with a jar of your main squeeze’s favorite dill pickles, and voila! A salty-sour gift that’s actually pretty sweet.
Super Soft Throw Blanket
Can you ever have enough cozy blankets at home?
You pretty much can’t miss when you send a beautiful bouquet. Plus you can send these with Amazon Prime!
Price: $24.99 and up
If you’re going to buy chocolate for Valentine’s Day, at least make sure it’s not last-minute-drugstore-stop quality.
An engraved, eco-friendly bookmark for the book-lover in your life.
Love Letters Of Great Men – Vol. 1
No need to write your own poetry when you can gift the words of experts.