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Chocolates and flowers are always great, but if you're looking for more Valentine's Day gift ideas, we have got you covered. This year, skip the overpriced prix fixe menu and pamper them with a long term, sentimental gift they'll cherish for years to come, all at your ideal price point.
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Here at Reviewed, our experts have researched and tested the best Valentine's Day gifts for all of your loved ones whether you're shopping for a partner, child or any other special people in your life. Keep scrolling for the perfect present they'll love to open on February 14 including our favorite bath bombs for self-care, luxury jewelry and delicious gift baskets filled with their favorite treats. These are the best gifts for your Valentine in Valentine in 2023.
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1. Featured Valentine's Day gift pick for tech lovers: Google Pixel Watch
This Google Pixel Watch is a stylish smartwatch with incredible features, including Fitbit. We tested the Google Pixel Watch and applaud it for its excellent design, fitness features and crisp display. The 41mm watch comes in four colors to choose from and will help your Valentine stay on task with Google assistant, maps, calendar, Gmail and more.
Best Valentine's Day gifts for her
1. Pandora Entwined Hearts Bracelet gift set
Opening Pandora's box hits different when it's an Entwined Hearts Bracelet gift set. Show your love for her with this unique and meaningful sterling silver bracelet and charm set featuring a beautiful entwined hearts charm that has the message "I love you unconditionally" engraved on it.
2. Our favorite LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs
Give the gift of relaxation with a set of scented, colorful bath bombs. Of all the ones we've tested at Reviewed, we found LifeAround2 Angels to be the best. They're fragrant without being overly so, and are made with natural, moisturizing ingredients.
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3. Le Creuset L'Amour Soup Pot
Le Creuset cookware is a fantastic gift for any holiday, but this L'Amour Soup Pot is perfect for tValentine's Day. The whimsical heart pattern is topped with a gold handle. We know it's also a splurge, so if you are looking for the same sentiment that's friendlier on your wallet, you can opt for the adorable L'Amour Mini Round Cocotte for just $32.
4. lululemon Softstreme Perfectly Oversized Cropped Crew
A relaxed fit and supreme comfort is what lululemon's Softstreme Perfectly Oversized Cropped Crew is all about. She'll love wearing it whether it's for running errands, going out to lunch or working out. We think Pink Peony is the perfect color choice for Valentine's Day.
5. Venus Et Fleur Eternity Rose
Why give them a bouquet of flowers that will wilt away in days when you can give her an Eternity Rose. These roses, if properly maintained, last up to one full year! They are available in 25 different colors and come in a gorgeous, rose quartz crystal vase.
6. Edible Arrangements Celebrate the Love Bundle
If she adores teddy bears and enjoys healthy, sweet treats—(and really, who doesn't?), then this Celebrate the Love Bundle from Edible Arrangements is the gift to give. In addition to the plush teddy bear, the delicious fruit bouquet features chocolate dipped strawberries, pineapple hearts and an "XO" Belgian chocolate pop.
7. Heart Leaf Hoya from The Sill
For the plant lover, consider this Variegated Heart Leaf Hoya from The Sill, which we love. The heart-shaped leaves of this vining plant make it a perfect Valentine's Day gift for any plant parent or anyone who loves a pop of greenery in their home. Choose from three different planter styles and multiple color choices to fit their styles, plus there's an adorable option to add a ceramic gift message pop that reads, "I dig you."
8. Eberjey Gisele PJ Set
Pajamas are a great gift for people who are always treating other people and rarely buy luxurious things for themselves. Eberjey's Gisele PJ Set is the ultimate pair of chic and luxurious pajamas they'll wear in bliss for years to come. Made from a soft and sustainable fabric these flattering and comfortable pajamas are machine washable and come in 19 beautiful color options.
9. Baked by Melissa Bite-Sized Cupcakes
We love Baked by Melissa's bite-sized cupcakes any time of year, but for Valentine's Day they're made with extra love. This limited-edition Love Gift Box includes 25 mini cupcakes in a variety of fan-favorite, decadent flavors such as Dark Chocolate, Dulche de Leche, Marshmallow, Red Velvet and Strawberry. Remember, they're small so you and your Valentine can taste them all!
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10. Kate Spade Pendant Necklace
If you want to give the classic Valentine's Day gift that is jewelry without spending a fortune, this Kate Spade pendant necklace is perfect. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant.
Best Valentine's Day gifts for men
What do men want for Valentine's Day? Whether you're shopping for your new boyfriend or your husband of 50 years, there are plenty of fantastic gift ideas including some seriously cool tech, useful tools, romantic gifts and personalized gifts they'll love.
1. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
This Deluxe Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit is sure to impress the hot sauce connoisseur in your life. The kit contains all the ingredients, detailed instructions, bottles and even labels to personalize their spicy, new custom condiments.
2. Personalized Boxer Briefs
If he has a sense of humor then he'll definitely appreciate these Personalized Boxer Briefs that can be customized with your face printed on them! Choose from a variety of colors plus there's even an option to customize the waistband.
3. Man Crates Jerky Heart box
If he loves beef jerky then he'll love you for gifting him this savory, mouthwatering Jerky Heart. The red heart-shaped box is filled with a sampling of unique jerky flavors like Whiskey Maple, Honey Bourbon and to really spice things up, Ghost Pepper.
4. Craft Beer Club
For the one who loves to grab a cold one, consider a beer club membership like Craft Beer Club, which finds the best beer from around the country and delivers it straight to their doorstep. If he is a beer enthusiast, he will be thrilled to join this club. Each month includes 12 craft beers and a newsletter with details about each brew and waht pairs best with it.
5. Four Roses Small Batch & Osmo Toasted Vanilla Bourbon Salt Kit
You might not want to gift your guy roses, but you will want to gift him Four Roses Bourbon. For Valentine's Day, try the Four Roses Small Batch and Osmo Toasted Vanilla Bourbon Salt Kit, which makes the perfect pair for the bourbon lover in your life.
6. ButcherBox Ultimate Sports Box
Meat eater? Sports fan? Kill two birds (or cows) with one stone with this Ultimate Sports Box from ButcherBox. This meaty gift box features baby back ribs, drumsticks, wings, bacon, pulled pork, Italian chicken sausage, meatballs and mini hot dogs. He'll never bother you for more snacks while watching the game again.
7. SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
If he's serious about gaming, you may want to seriously consider gifting the best gaming keyboard we've ever tested for Valentine's Day. We loved the SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard not only for its gorgeous design but for all of the customization features available to tailor the keyboard to all of their personal gaming needs.
8. lululemon ABC Classic-Fit Pants
The ABC Classic-Fit Pant at lululemon makes a great Valentine's Day gift for the man in your life. When we tested these pants we were impressed by their high quality and breathing room in the area where it counts. They come in a wide range of sizes and color and are also available in a jogger style for an even comfier fit.
Best Valentine's Day gifts for kids
1. Valentine's Day Squishmallow
Lovable, huggable and of course squishable, Squishmallows will have kids of all ages seeing hearts. For Valentine's Day, this white chocolate-dipped strawberry is the perfect pick.
2. Dylan's Candy Bar Valentine's Variety Tackle Box
Featuring a colorful assortment of sweet, sour and chocolatey Valentine’s sweets, this Valentine’s Variety Tackle Box is every candy lover's dream. Inside you'll find a deliciously curated box ready to be gifted with love this Valentine's Day.
3. Sweet Dreams Bear Valentine's Day Gift Set
Build-a-Bear Workshop is the iconic place where kids can go to build their own custom teddy bears and other stuffed animals. For Valentine's Day you can order the Sweet Dreams Bear Valentine's Day Gift Set that includes one soft and cuddle brown teddy bear plus an adorable pair of pajamas with hearts on them. The cuddle companion can be ordered stuffed, dressed and ready to play or unstuffed and undressed so it can be assembled by the child.
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Magna-Tiles Structures
Eric Carle's best-selling children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired this Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar Magna-Tile set that includes 16 tiles that bring images from the book to life.
5. Heart Shaped Surprise Ball
Is there anything better than a ball full of fun surprises? This crepe paper-wrapped Heart Shaped Surprise Ball unwraps to reveal a variety of trinkets and toys including confetti poppers, temporary tattoos, treats and more.
6. Bubble Bath Bombs
What's more fun than colorful bath bombs? Colorful bath bombs with a squishy surprise inside! That's what you'll get with this set of six Valentine's Day-themed Bubble Bath Bombs that each include a toy inside, plus, unlike regular bath bombs, these create fun bubbles.
Best Valentine's Day jewelry gifts
1. Pandora Moments Heart Closure Snake Chain Bracelet
They'll be showing off this Pandora Moments Heart Closure Snake Chain Bracelet to all of her friends and family. The sterling silver bracelet features a heart closure that functions the same way as a lobster closure. To personalize this gift even further, add her favorite charms.
2. Kendra Scott Heart 14k Gold Band Ring
You can't go wrong with Kendra Scott jewelry. Women love the popular brand because their pieces are timeless, stylish and of high quality. If you're not ready to buy an engagement ring but still want to show your love with a beautiful diamond, she'll adore the Heart 14k Gold Band Ring—and don't forget a Diamond Dazzle Stik to keep that bling shining bright.
3. Swarovski Tennis Bracelet
This sparkling Swarovski Tennis Deluxe Bracelet makes an impressive, stylish and affordable jewelry gift for a girlfriend or any special lady in your life. Tennis bracelets are timeless and this one is sure to put a smile on her face.
4. Brilliant Earth Heart Diamond Pendant Necklace
A true gift from the heart begins with a Heart Diamond Pendant Necklace. Available in Silver, 14k Yellow Gold or 14k Rose Gold, this classic style will serve as a timeless token of your love.
5. Blue Nile Diamond Halo Stud Earrings
If you can afford to splurge and want to gift her something that will last forever, then you absolutely cannot go wrong with a pair of Diamond Halo Stud Earrings. Crafted in 14k white gold, each earring boasts a brilliant-cut 0.40 center diamond surrounded by a sparkling halo.
6. Nordstrom Classic Dream Leather Strap Watch
Does your fella always have somewhere to be, yet doesn't own a proper watch? This budget-friendly Swiss-quartz watch has a vintage, brown leather strap with a modern feel and is great for the dad who is always working. With a large face and roman numerals printed for reading the time, this Classic Dream Leather Strap Watch is a solid gift.
Best personalized Valentine's Day gifts
1. Shutterfly Personalized Photo Album
A personalized photo book is a thoughtful way to capture family memories. The simple, neutral design of the Everyday Neutrals Personalized Photo Album from Shutterfly features clean photo layouts and textured backgrounds, and all of the layout and text options are customizable to fit anyone’s style
2. Personalized Metallic LP Record
Commemorate a special moment in your relationship with a Personalized Metallic LP Record. A custom message is printed on this unique wall art made from an upcycled vinyl LP and is finished in your choice of a gold or platinum hue.
3. Minted Custom Collage Heart Puzzle
The Minted Custom Collage Heart Puzzle is a gift that can be enjoyed year after year. The 252-piece puzzle features a collage of photos that you can personalize with your own images, as well as customize the background color and text to make for a custom, sentimental gift.
4. A Dozen Reasons I Love You
A Dozen Reasons I Love You is sure to make your Valentine smile. It's a personalized container you fill with 12 sweet messages, chosen by you, to go inside of it. More than 50 options are provided, including everything from “My life is better with you in it" to "You let me pick the movie.” Plus, you can customize the lid.
Best Valentine's Day gift baskets
Can't decide on just one gift? How about an entire basket full of delicious food gifts? The best Valentine's Day gift baskets include everything from savory snacks to sweet treats to satisfy any craving. Need something to wash it all down? No problem because there are some pretty awesome beer and wine gift baskets available, too!
When is Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14. Valentine's Day 2023 is Tuesday, February 14.
What is the best gift for Valentine's Day?
Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrating love, so romantic and sentimental gifts are popular choices. Personalized gifts like a Shutterfly photo album and jewelry gifts such as a heart pendant necklace are always appreciated. For traditionalists, flowers and chocolates are a classic gift for Valentine's Day. If the way to their heart is through their stomach, consider a Harry & David gift basket, and if you're wondering what to gift a child on Valentine's Day, you can't go wrong with a teddy bear or candy.
How much money should you spend on a Valentine's Day gift?
According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend an average of $192.80 in 2023, up from $175.41 in 2022. NRF adds that while spending on significant others and family members is similar to last year, most of the $17 increase in spending will come from buying additional Valentine's Day gifts for pets, friends, co-workers, classmates and teachers.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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