Friends. Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. I know, I can’t believe it either. Before you begin to stress, let’s get a plan together.
The way I see it, you have four options:
- Ignore the day altogether and assume your spouse, kids and family will think you forgot and give you a pass.
- Get thee to the card shop and post office to pick up Valentine cards and postage stamps, then get them into the mail, pronto!
- Make sweet treats in your kitchen befitting the day*.
- Find that perfect something for that perfect someone in your life—there is still plenty of time.
Should you be leaning toward option #4, here are 24 great gift ideas:
GIFTS FOR HIM
1. MOSCOW MULE COPPER MUGS. These are gorgeous 100% copper mugs, each one in the set of 2 weighing in at 1/2 pound. If your guy is into home mixology and the classic Moscow Mule, this will make an amazing gift. About $28.
2. TACTICAL 300 LUMEN ULTRA BRIGHT FLASHLIGHT. This very cool, very bright flashlight runs off a single AA battery, for hours of use. Heavy duty, compact and tough as nails! About $12.
3. BEER CHILLER STICKS. Impress your guy with the newest way to keep beer at the right drinking temperature. Freeze chiller sticks for 45 minutes or leave them in until you are ready to open a bottle. Insert in beer and enjoy without having to worry about it getting warm. Comes in an impressive gift box with bonus bottle opener. About $28.
4. MAGNETIC WRISTBAND. Wearing the MagnoGrip magnetic wristband, he’ll keep tools on his wrist while he works. Ideal for holding nails, screws, fasteners, wrenches and small tools. Finish jobs in less time and with less frustration. Breathable lightweight design allows you to wear the magnetic wristband all day. Super strong magnets also provides therapeutic relief to the wrist. About $13.
5. DIGITAL TIRE PRESSURE GAUGE. The only gauge he’ll need. When he puts the Ionox Digital Tire Pressure Gauge in his hand, he’ll know right away he’s holding the best tire pressure gauge he’s ever used. About $15.
6. VEGETABLE GRILL BASKET. If your guy is into BBQing, he’ll flip for this large non-stick BBQ grid pan for veggies meat fish shrimp and fruit. About $18.
7. WHISKEY STONES. This set of 9 premium whiskey stones will ensure no more watered down whiskey! Easy to store in the wooden box, in the freezer! The stones substitute for ice cubes and keep a drink cold four hours! Use the stones over and over again. About $11.
8. ZOMBIE CAJUN HOT SAUCE GIFT SET. A long time ago, deep in the heart of Cajun country, Creole chefs slow-cooked cayenne hot sauce made with aged pepper mash, a traditional hot sauce the world has come to call Louisiana-style. This set includes four bottles of different Cajun hot sauces—garlic, jalapeno, habanero and cayenne pepper, each one slow-simmered the old Creole way. About $28.
9. MAGNETIC STUD FINDER. Small and compact, this powerful magnetic stud finder easily fits in a pocket. Magnets allow hands free use; 2-way level for marking east. No batteries required. About $11.
10. FOGLESS SHOWER MIRROR. Sure to become any man’s favorite thing ever. Allows for fogless shaving in the shower, no batteries required; no suction cups either. Guaranteed to be fogless for life. No annoying fog free sprays ever. Easy mounting with removable silicone adhesive and double sided tape. Amazing, which makes it a great man’s gift. About $30.
11. MINIMALIST WALLET. A front pocket minimalist wallet is really hot these days among hip and cool guys. It’s very thin and compact, designed to fit in a man’s jeans front pocket, making it more secure and comfortable. 100% genuine leather. About $15.
12. CUISINART DELUXE STAINLESS-STEEL 14-PIECE GRILL SET. Grill set includes chef’s spatula, grill tongs, silicone basting brush, 4 pairs of corn holders, cleaning brush, and extra brush head. Also includes aluminum storage case—perfect for your on-the-go grill guy! Durable stainless-steel tool construction. About $35.
GIFTS FOR HER
13. ESSENTIAL OIL AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER. Make your home smell wonderful while enjoying health and mood benefits of pure essential oils. 7-color changing LED. Very cool! About $20.
14. BEST. WIFE. EVER. COFFEE MUG. How cute is this! Three words say it all. Right? About $13.
15. SOFT, COZY SLIPPERS. The world’s softest super soft cozy slippers with slip-resistant bottom sole. Your choice of multiple colors and sizes. About $12.
16. PREMIUM TEA INFUSER AND MUG SET. The best way to brew her loose leaf tea by the cup with this complete tea infuser set which includes- stainless steel tea infuser, ceramic tea mug, and silicone lid/coaster. Beautiful! About $18.
17. LAVENDER CANDLE WITH SURPRISE JEWELRY INSIDE. 100-percent premium natural soy candle Made in the USA. 21-ounce jar with 16-ounce pour; burns for 80 to 100 hours. Surprise jewelry item in each candle valued between $15 and $5,000! Candle with surprise jewelry is the latest gift idea and sure to make her very happy. About $20.
18. WHY I LOVE YOU: A JOURNAL OF US. Designed to be filled out by one partner and given to the other, or to be explored as a couple, the prompts and questions in this guided journal offer up insight and fun as you write your love story in your own words! About $9.
19. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU FILL IN THE LOVE JOURNAL. This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for a loved one.
Simple prompts make it easy to express yourself. Just complete each line and voila! you have a uniquely personal gift your loved one will read again and again. About $10.
20. BURT’S BEES HAND REPAIR GIFT SET. Hand care kit with three popular Burt’s Bees hand care products including Almond Milk Hand Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream—plus a lovely pair of cotton gloves! About $13.
21. EIGHT-INCH HI-RES DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME. This beautiful NIX Advance photo frame allows you to play HD videos and photos in the same slideshow! View thousands of photos and videos from your inserted USB stick or SD/SDHC card. Turns your photos into a digital photo album you will enjoy continuously now and for years to come! What a wonderful gift for that lucky lady in your life. About $80.
22. EXPANDABLE “BE THANKFUL, BRAVE, HAPPY, KIND, TRUE, STRONG” BRACELET. She’ll wear this inspiration wherever she goes. A chic, elegant charm bracelet that will be a beautiful reminder to be her best self, always. Choice of rose- or white-gold plate. About $33.
23. BATH BOMBS GIFT SET. Bring nature’s garden to her bath. No toxic fragrances like other brands, she’ll discover the real health benefits of 100% pure natural, organic ingredients and essential oils. Six unique ultra moisturizing fizzy bombs in this gift set. Beautiful! About $19.
24. MICHAEL KORS EARRINGS. Wow! Finish any outfit with a dash of sparkle with these Michael Kors front-back earrings, featuring logo-accented gold-tone studs on the front and heart-shaped, bezel-set clear CZ stones on the back. Just gorgeous in either rose- or yellow-gold. Great quality. About $50.
*Look for fabulous ideas, recipes and instructions for Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats next week!