Dust off the sugar cookie crumbs and stuff away the Santa decor. The holidays are officially over, and it’s time for, well, another holiday. We know the green and red wrapping paper was just hauled off in last week’s trash pickup, but it’s already time to gift again—but this time, with a li’l bit more love.
Valentine’s Day is sneaking up, so we curated a quick list of our favorite gifts from some of our favorite brands. Scroll around Valentine’s Day classics or discover something new. Whether you’re shopping for your boo, your buds, or just yourself, our picks have something that screams love (romantic or otherwise) for everyone.
When Is Valentine's Day?
You may be wondering how much time you have to find a gift before the cherubs fly in and start shooting their little heart-tipped arrows around. (Or maybe you’re wondering when to invite friends over for your wild pagan rager. Either way, read on.)
💖 This year, Valentine’s Day is happening on Tuesday, February 14. 💖
Mark your calendar, or just leave this tab open for the next month and keep an eye on the big ol’ countdown timer below. Even if you’re part of the 20% of chronic procrastinators in the US, don’t worry. All of these lovely goods are instantly giftable with Zest. (Better yet, buy one of these gifts today and schedule its digital delivery for the Big Day.) Even if you wake up in a cold sweat as the timer strikes zero, it only takes a minute to send something special and dodge a disaster.
These gifts are tried-and-true Valentine’s Day hits. Flowers, chocolates, candles—all the classics are right here. If you’re looking to turn up your gifting and make your sweetie swoon, one of these goods oughta fit the bill.
Pretty in Pink Roses
"Creamy-white petals with 'brushed' magenta tips gently curl away from a dense, structured center, creating a pleasing yet unique blossom."
"This Zero-Waste candle is hand poured, soy based, and infused with woodsy base notes of Lemon Balm to relax the mind, sweet and floral White Honey for joy, and the warmth of Coriander for peace of mind."
"Show your Valentine the extent of your love with this one-of-a-kind assortment. Our gift box is a striking keepsake heart box hand packed with your Bissinger's favorites! A handmade selection of signature favorites including our French Cremes, Caramels, English Almond Toffee, Truffles, Bear Claws Royale, Cherry Cordials, Foil-wrapped Milk Chocolate Hearts, and Marshmallow Hearts."
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and what better way to honor the moment than letting someone show themselves all they love they can muster. Self-care is the gift we rarely give ourselves, so why not gift someone all they need to settle in, calm down, and think about their One True Love: themselves.
Plus, these gifts aren’t just the perfect gesture for your honey-bunches. Your best friend, folks, co-workers, or anyone else you have a pretty platonic relationship with would feel very loved from one of these thoughtful prezzies.
Rose Quartz Crystal Gift Set
"Our Crystal Gift Set features our iconic mini and a genuine rose quartz crystal both nestled in our sleek black gift box. Also known as the stone of the heart, the Pink Quartz is the crystal of unconditional love. It carries an energy of compassion and comfort."
"An ideal gift for yourself or a loved one, the set comes with our Restorative Body Wash, Restorative Oils, and Terrazzo Candle tucked inside in a gift box featuring an original, hand-watercolored wildflower print."
"Our all-natural shower steamer tablets are vapor and water activated, releasing refreshing essential oils and minerals into the stream. Unlike other shower steamers which are meant to be tossed on the floor to create a slippery mess, our hand-carved carrara marble holder houses the tablets in an elegant and functional base."
Send these goodies off to your SO's, your gal pals, your brosefs, your faraway fam, your desk-mate, your doorman, your dog walker—you get the gist. This list of food and drink is full of gifts that are pretty universally swooned over.
Butcher's Choice Box
"The Butcher’s Choice Box is Chris and James’ handpicked selection of the cuts they love to cook year round. You’ll enjoy pasture-raised essentials, plus a rotating selection of our tastiest, seasonally appropriate favorites."
"This gift box includes Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Crackers, EVVO, a Mini Cheese Spreader, and an Air Plant + Plant Holder. These items are from women-owned and indigenous-owned businesses, so you can spread joy and break the glass ceiling."
"Smoky, smooth, and relaxed. This non-alcoholic sipper has a moody sweetness that promises to delight the palate. The first sip surprises, awakening the senses with the aromas of smoked tea and the richness of blueberries and vanilla."
"A perennial filter classic, we use the Brooklyn blend as our go-to coffee of the day. Brimming with flavors of creamy cocoa, sweet toffee and rich dried fruits, this offering brews beautifully on the French Press at home and is equally tasty with or without milk."
Sometimes the very best gift is enjoying a moment with someone else. (We know, we know. That's some pretty mushy stuff, but it's true, right?) These gifts are great for couples to experience together, whether that's a night in with Netflix or cooking a delicious breakfast together.
Movie Night Gift Box
All the fixings for a decadent movie night (or month!). This box includes everything you need for the ultimate movie marathon (except a pal or partner, of course).
While we have a hunch these are Valentine's Day gifts your boyfriend, husband, or friend who's a boy would love, we also don't doubt that they're a perfect fit for basically anybody. If you are looking for something thoughtful for whoever the "him" in your life is, though, these gifts hit a balance of thoughtfulness, masculinity, and love without going too over-the-top.
The Old Fashioned Gift Crate
Complete with an extra large ice cube tray, dehydrated orange slices, and the best bitters and cocktail syrup to stir up an Old Fashioned, this crate is sure to please any guy (specifically, a guy in the Midwest).
There's something a bit dark and stormy about this kit that we love. Complete with a handsome gold candle snuffer, a balsam and cinder-scented candle, and a craft cocktail kit, we picture a man in a fisherman's sweater sitting by candlelight and sipping a cocktail. How romantic.
Should you forego this holiday's classic gifts like roses and chocolate, you may be on the prowl for something a little more meaningful. These gifts are perfect for your bae or for anyone simply observing Galentine's Day.
Mindfulness Gift Box
Peace, quiet, mindfulness. It's a priceless gift, and now you can give it in a curated gift set. This kt includes a mindfulness coloring book, colored pencils, body butter, salt scrub—everything anyone would need to erase the stress for a moment.
A positive mindset looks good on everyone, but it looks especially good on your girl who's been trying to endure the gloomiest season of the year. Wine gummies, hair mask, bath bomb, and lip balm—this kit is sure to set her outlook high.
"Explore the gift of southern charm with this pretty pink box full of all the things that make life just a little bit brighter. From the soft, sweet fragrance of magnolias to Georgia peach scented lip balm, to refreshing rose quartz facial mist — this gift evokes springtime in the south."
Every Gift Is Sent with Love When You Send It with Zest
This sounds a bit cheesy, but the truth is that Zest was built to make online gifting a more intentional, meaningful moment. When you send any of these gifts with Zest, you're sending an extra sweet surprise someone's way.
Pick your gift, write your own heartfelt message, and send right away (or schedule for later). Your boo, bae, best bud, or work pal get a memorable unwrapping experience and the reassurance that they're wholly loved this Valentine's Day.
Deliver this happy surprise in a text, email, or DM, and never worry about having to know an address (which is especially great for sending to long-distance loves, faraway friends, or relationships that are just getting started). With gifts like these, what's not to love?
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