Is it just us, or does it feel full-stop impossible that we're already rounding the corner to mid-February? Believe it: Valentine's Day is fast encroaching (even if it feels like you just got your Christmas gifts sorted). Since our current times have put the kibosh on date nights at Michelin-starred restaurants, the art of the V-Day gift is all the more important this year, whether for your live-in significant other, your Galentines, or your quarantine crush. If the holiday snuck up on you, fear not — here are a few surefire Valentine gifts that'll still get to your (or your beloved's) doorstep in time for the 14th.
Pink marble feels especially appropriate for a v-day gift ... but rest assured, your Galentine will use this year-round. (Just be sure to include a punny note about how she's the salt to your pepper.)
To be honest, we struggle to think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from some tea, chocolate, and bath salts right about now.
You know what they say about oysters. If you're planning to enjoy some seductive fruits of the sea with your date this v-day, a handsome French oyster knife is a nice (and practical) gift.
For friends or family who are far away (or just for anyone who always needs to have a fresh print on their gallery wall), The Aesthetic Union's new letterpress subscription entitles your recipient to a new piece of hand-printed art every single month for just $10. (A very worthy investment, in our book.)
Truly the gift that keeps on giving. When the hand-poured soy candle — with notes of palo santo, rock rose, and cedar — is all gone, your giftee can use the included seed-embedded paper to grow basil right in the chic terrazzo vessel.
"Rose-colored glasses," indeed.
This nifty gadget allows wine enthusiasts to pour a glass of wine without having to remove the cork — that way, wine can be saved and preserved without an added expiration date.
Perfect for breakfast in bed ... with a "you complete me" motif that's charmingly minimalist.
Just in case you wanted to spike that aforementioned coffee.
Is there anything more romantic than a home screening of your favorite movie? This compact (and aesthetically pleasing) projector gets great reviews for its wireless operation, sound quality, and easy direct-streaming abilities. Just add popcorn.
Snuggle up with this and the above "home theater" setup, and you've got yourself a date.
Deliver this with a plant already securely inserted. (May we recommend a fiddle leaf fig?)
Satisfaction and Old Fashioneds? Sign us up.
An everyday upgrade for platonic pals and lovers alike, a good bottle of olive oil — or better yet, two — can make a big difference in the kitchen.
A playful graphic pop reinvigorates Diptyque's most beloved scents — and makes for a top-notch way to spoil someone.
Because nothing says love quite like a fully hooked-up speaker system in your shower.
Store these in the freezer and then pop them into wine for an instant chill without fear of a watered-down flavor.
And, if you need a wine to pair the gems with? Look no further than this bestselling vegan wine from Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power. The Avaline lineup includes a crisp White, a fresh & zesty Rosé, a bold yet delicate Red, and most recently, a dry and refreshing Sparkling wine (but we gotta say we're partial to the Red).
Emily Bihl is a freelance writer and sometimes-songwriter who can invariably be found rearranging furniture in a domicile somewhere along the Mississippi River. She lives with her black labrador Selkie and a small army of homemade ceramics, and has not willingly closed a browser tab since 2011.