Candy and flowers are nice but the true way to let someone know that you care is to give a great gift that they’ll enjoy using all year long. From gadgets, personalized Etsy finds to gifts that give back, here are 17 Valentine’s Day gifts ideas to let family members, relatives, and close friends know that they’re loved on February 14th and beyond.
Gifts for Your Beloved Binge Watcher
We’re Logitech Harmony fans having used Harmony remotes to control our entertainment for years. The newest Logitech Harmony Elite has the ability to control up to 15 entertainment devices and an unlimited number of popular home control devices like lights, locks and thermostats via a seamless interface that will allow you to clear the clutter and tuck all those other remotes away. Since the remote works with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can even control your TV with your voice. Install the iOS or Android app on your digital device and use your personal universal remote settings anywhere in your house. For those familiar with the Harmony line, you’ll notice that the Elite features backlit buttons and an improved button layout making it easy to find the right button, even in the dark.
From Disney movies and plenty of content for our kids, shows from past decades, to Netflix Originals, renewing your love’s Netflix streaming ensures another year of family movie nights and nights binge watching favorites together well after the kids have gone to sleep. Netflix Gift Cards can be used to prepay for a Netflix subscription or given as gifts to friends, family, teachers, or anyone you know and love and are lovers of Netflix content. Netflix Gift Cards can be purchased in set denominations ($25, $30, $35, $40, $50) or an amount of your choice when you purchase via Amazon for electronic delivery.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Music Lover in Your Life
Beats Solo3 Wireless in Rose Gold ($299.99)
Better than a pair of rose colored glasses, Beats Solo3 Wireless in rose gold will set her heart aflutter thanks to premium sound, cushy ear cups, immersive sound, 40 hours of battery life and the ability to plug in for 5 minutes to get 3 hours of playback thanks to Fast Fuel, easy to operate on-ear controls, and all day comfort.
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST ($299.99)
For those who want to control their speaker with hands-free voice control, Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST provides just that. MEGABLAST is a portable, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker with 360-degree intensely rich sound with Amazon Alexa. It features mega battery life of up to 16 hours and is waterproof and dustproof (IP67 rated) so the music lover in your life can take their MEGABLAST from shower to pool party, from summer BBQ to winter slopes, and enjoy premium sound that they can control with their voice all year long.
Jaybird RUN ($179.99)
Those who love to listen to music and podcasts while they work out will appreciate Jaybird RUN, first truly wireless pair of headphones designed just for runners. Jaybird RUN delivers customizable music from two wireless headphones. They feature a single-button on each headphone for control and a secure comfort-fit for all ears and a 4 hour play time and 8 hour charge case. RUN allows your music lover to focus on their music and environment during their longest runs without worrying about wires, battery life, or them not working when they get covered in sweat. Thankfully they’re also sweat-proof and water-resistant.
Earlier this week I wrote about how research done by the World Health Organization shows that the constant wearing of headphones and listening at high volumes can permanently damage ears and the importance of wearing volume safe headphones. We love JuniorJams from Puro Sound Labs because they use built-in hearing-safe 85dB volume-limiting technology to keep your child’s ears below the threshold of damage. They also come packed with features like Bluetooth, ear cup controls, the ability to be daisy chained together, but most of all, they’re a stylish choice that are comfortable to wear and look just like the over the ear headphones the big kids wear but do an outstanding job of protecting hearing. For the full review and giveaway, visit my post: What You Need to Know About Volume Safe Headphones to Protect Your Child’s Hearing.
Great Gifts for the Gadget Aficionado You Adore
Case-Mate Waterfall in Rose Gold ($39.99)
Because everyone could use a little more glitter in life that doesn’t need to be vacuumed up after crafting gone awry, my case pick is this gorgeous Case-Mate Waterfall in rose gold. The metal button accents and rose gold dust flakes inlaid with a clear, translucent finish provide zen in a gorgeous way thanks to the glitter being fully sealed in the case.
PopSockets (from $9.99-$14.99)
If you’ve seen them everywhere but haven’t known what they’re called, meet PopSockets, expandable phone grips that allow you to text with one hand, take better selfies, and help you hang on to your phone to prevent drops. Over 35 million of these little plastic phone grips were sold in 2017 and with tons of different fun designs, you won’t have a hard time choosing one for every person you love. Also keep an eye out for the release of the PopSocket Car Vent Mount ($9.99 and coming the week of February 12) that makes it super easy for PopSocket users to quickly mount your phone on your car’s air vent.
BEDDI Glow Intelligent Alarm Clock ($79.99)
If you don’t love the jarring sound of an obnoxious alarm ringing loudly in your ear, there’s a better way to wake up. Meet BEDDI Glow, a wake up light that can be adjusted to brighten your room like the sun and wake you up to your favorite music via Spotify and Apple Music. Set the multi-colored mood light to illuminate 5, 10 or even 30 minutes before you want to get out of bed and 16 million LED color options will set the mood in your bedroom to wake you up more naturally. As you get ready for your day, BEDDI Glow can alert you of real-time traffic and weather updates and keep your devices charged while you sleep thanks to two USB ports. BEDDI Glow can also help you fall asleep each night thanks to a white noise generator.
So many times we find ourselves in the red with no outlet to recharge in sight but when you’re carrying the Julia Power Zip Wristlet from Buxton, you can power up discreetly. This pebble textured faux leather wristlet features an L zipper that goes around two sides for easy access to credit cards, cash, change, your ID, and other belongings and contains a removable battery pouch for charging your phone on the go. With lots of pockets and a RFID lining, it’s easy to stay organized while keeping your personal information private too.
Warm hands, warm heart! This portable phone charger is a multitasking wonder since it works as a handwarmer and flashlight too. It features a 5200 mAH battery to help you keep your devices charged on the go, three heat settings that heats in 30 seconds to keep hands warm, and a flashlight in a package that’s perfectly sized to wrap your hands around or keep in your pocket.
LED High-Tops by Light Ups (from $49.95)
You probably first saw them in the 1990s but it seems that light up shoes are making their way back into fashion again and they’re a little more advanced. With 7 different LED colors, 4 unique flashing settings, and USB rechargeable with a 6 hour battery life they’re not your everyday shoes (for grown ups at least!) but with the different color styles they have available, a pair of high-top ‘Light Ups’ certainly make for a flashy Valentines day gift and a cool pair of party shoes. So why not light up the night in a pair of futuristic LED shoes the next time you hit the town!
Valentine’s Day Gifts that Give Back
Cooler than those boxed Valentines and far more original than your usual temporary tattoos, an Avocado Valentine 4 Pack is right up there especially when you pair it with a gift of guacamole for the avocado or veggie lover in your life. As a fan of our local farmer’s market and community supported agriculture, I am in love with these charming greeting cards that come with an avocado tattoo so you can proudly display your avocado love and it’s even better that 10% of the purchase price goes to support farmers of sustainable farms in order to deepen local economies, soil health, and human connectedness. There’s no better way to ensure that the people you love stay in your life for a long time than by giving back to farms that grow sustainable, earth friendly, delicious food to keep them healthy! Also check out their packs of tattoos! I love the assortment of 20 tattoos in the Veggie Lover pack ($20) and those who like goats will appreciate the set of 5 goat tattoos for $5!
Haiti Projects (items starting at $12)
With the mission of providing access to jobs at fair trade wages and avenues for building a sustainable community, Haiti Projects is doing amazing work in the southern city of Fond des Blancs. Embroidery artists and knitters keep the online store well stocked with hand knit items like cozy baby blankets, darling hat and sweater sets, and embroidered products like nightgowns, pillows, guest or tea towels, cosmetic bags, and so much more. It’s amazing to see women come together to create these products in person as they sit around a table knitting, lined up at a row of sewing machines along a wall, or put their heads together to inspect items, snipping loose strings before items are ironed, packed, and sent to buyers around the world. It’s even more incredible to know that your purchase from Haiti Projects empowers women through fair wages and money earned from work is life changing. Note: The Zip Pouches ($18) are one of my favorite items to give. They can be found in the online store under Bags-Pouches. Just look for the entry for Zip Pouches.
Threaded Tales (hand embroidered apparel starting at $450)
Patches and enamel pins added to your OOTD are one way to personalize what you wear but Threaded Tales allows you to create a pair of custom embroidered jeans that will tell your story while providing funds for a Haitian artisan to educate a child for a year. Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Threaded Tales founder, Robin, while in Haiti and seeing all the gorgeous hand embroidery work Haiti Projects artisans do to create wearable personal narratives. While you may suffer from sticker shock (hand embroidered custom jeans are $1,250/pair and jackets, backpacks, and sweatshirts start at $450, both include 30 personalized designs), there’s no better way to tell your story and change the life through of someone else through your purchase than through beautiful personalized article of clothing from Threaded Tales.
What if you could give a sweet gift that gives back many times over? That’s what Heifer International’s Bee Sweet Bundle does and why it’s my top pick for a Valentine’s Day gift. Last year Heifer sent me a box of Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels that are made of sustainably sourced, premium Ecuadorean chocolate and the gift of honeybees to help farmers change their lives for the better. I love that for $50, I’m giving Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels for my loved ones, supporting the families of small-scale farmers in Ecuador who harvest the chocolate, and helping to transform lives with the gift of hard working honeybees. Bees are donated in honor of your sweethearts and can help transform a family’s struggles into a life of abundance and prosperity by helping to pollenate small farms and double fruit and vegetable yields. Maybe you’re not a chocolate for Valentine’s Day kind of person, but since this purchase supports small scale farmers and benefits Heifer International’s sustainable initiatives around the world, I say go ahead and ask for this gift of chocolate knowing it will satisfy far more than your chocolate craving. By showering a loved one with chocolate, you’re showing them that you care about ending hunger and poverty. Truly amazing! Orders placed today will arrive in time for Valentine’s Day and you can print a card to go with your gift from Heifer’s website.
Personalized Finds for the One You’re Passionate About
Personalized Heart from Almost Perfect Y’all on Etsy ($18)
Nothing shows love like a personalized gift and it was love at first sight when I spotted this personalized heart on Facebook made by a friend! I chose to have mine customized with the names of our family members but you could certainly get a single name on yours to show your beloved how much you adore them. The hearts are large and make a charming addition to a door for Valentine’s Day. Also check out these darling Crayon Coloring Valentines ($11.50 for a set of 12 cards and crayons) perfect for class Valentine giving!
Canvas Prints from Canvas on Demand
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Need other ideas? Take a look at my past Valentine’s Day Gift Guides for additional inspiration!
- Short but Sweet Guide to Gifts to Set their Hearts Aflutter
- Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 30 Picks for Your Beloveds
- Valentine Gift Guide: 15 Tech Savvy Gifts for Your Loved Ones
No compensation was received for any items included in my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide although samples were provided for consideration and affiliate links are included in this post.