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Send This Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to Your Partner as a Not-So-Subtle Hint

creative valentines day gifts

I hate to say it, but coming up with cute Valentine’s Day gift ideas is arguably the worst part about the holiday.

So I pulled together a list of things that I personally own (or would like to receive, hint hint)—and enlisted the help of Lindsay and Matt for gifts they’ve appreciated over the years.

Check out our fool-proof guide below.


Hotel Lobby Candle Paris Votive Trio

hotel lobby candle paris votive trio

Yes, this is a shameless self-plug—sue me (please don’t sue me). But I really did create these with Valentine’s Day in mind, so it’d be a disservice to us all if I left it out.

This votive trio celebrates Paris in all its glory. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, a little bit sexy.

Plus, we designed the packaging so that your significant other doesn’t even have to worry about wrapping paper.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Available for 2 hour delivery via FastAF for those in NYC & LA until 2/14.

AirPods Pro

airpods pro

Just like regular AirPods…but better! My favorite feature is the Active Noise Cancellation—you can turn it on and off to be as connected or as isolated to your surroundings as you please.

It’s the perfect, subtle way to kindly tell your S/O to stop chewing so damn loudly.

Position of the Day Playbook

position of the day playbook

There’s not much to do given the weather, COVID-19, etc. Why not get weird?

Barefoot Dreams In The Wild Throw Blanket

barefoot dreams into the wild throw blanket

I don’t know that any written explanation can give this blanket the justice it deserves—is there a word beyond cozy? heavenly? dreamy? Whatever that word is, this blanket is that.

Our Place Always Pan

our place always pan

I’m not a huge cook, so, yes, it’s great that Our Place’s Always Pan comes with so many cool cooking features (or so I’ve heard), but that’s not really what I care about.

Here’s what I do care about: This pan is very pretty and very easy to clean. I’m talking ooey-gooey-cheese-sliding-right-off-the-pan, little-to-no-scrubbing-necessary easy. I rest my case.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Bundle with Film

fujifilm instax mini bundle

Okay, so cute right?! I know. This update-on-a-classic features a special mode and mirror next to the lens just for taking selfies. Plus, the credit-card sized prints are so insta-worthy.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

parachute cloud robe

We’re all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future; we might as well get cozy. This robe is super cozy and luxurious without feeling too heavy and leaving me overheated.

Coming Soon Drink Rocks

coming soon drink rocks

These rock! Haha, I’m so sorry for that. Anyway, these drink rocks are made of marble and soapstone, which is very chic.

Throw them in the freezer a couple hours before happy hour, and they’ll keep your spirits undiluted and chilled all night long.

Nécessaire The Sex Gel

necessaire the sex gel

Behold: the fanciest lube you’ve ever seen. This water-based lubricant contains distilled deionized water, organic aloe, and sodium hyaluronate, so for all intents and purposes, it’s basically a beauty product.

The Daily Edited Chocolate Pebble Customized Key Chain

the daily edited custom key chain

I think this is a really chic, simple gift to get someone you have no idea what to buy. It’s not any sort of fashion statement; just a no nonsense, practical buy.

Urban Stems Dried Bouquet + Vase

urban stems dried bouquet + flowers

Flowers are kind of like the goldfish of kind gestures, because it seems really nice and thoughtful in theory, but it’s actually just an added responsibility that will eventually die. Luckily, dead, dried up flowers are a lot nicer than dead, floating goldfish.

Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker

dash mini heart waffle maker

Waffle Maker is a bit of a misnomer here, A more apt title would be “Panini, Hashbrown, Any Other Food You’re Willing To Waffle, Waffle Maker.” I know, it sounds ridiculous, but I seriously use this every weekend.

Leatherology Parker Backpack

Leatherology Parker Backpack

Meet your Jansport’s hot older sister. Made with a leather exterior and soft fabric lining, this backpack isn’t just work-appropriate; it’s also very stylish. Plus, it has ample space and hidden compartments that’ll hold, and protect, everything you need.

CB2 4-Piece Bamboo Bar Tool Set

CB2 4-Piece Bamboo Bar Tool Set

The best way to say I love you? Alcohol. I truly believe every adult should have a comprehensive set of bar tools, and this set gets extra points for its attention to detail—I love the shiny nickel-finished stand and bamboo detailing throughout.

Le Labo Beard Oil

le labo beard oil

This is incredibly bougie, but it was also one of my best-sellers last Valentine’s Day—side note: I love you all for being as ridiculous as I am. This plant-based formula leaves beards (or mustaches, you do you) smooth, moisturized, and subtly fragranced, thanks to its mix of bergamot, lavender, violet, and tonka bean.

Bishe Beauty Fridge

bishe beauty fridge

Say hello to the ultimate beauty fridge—fully stocked with a removable top rack and removable side shelf to customize the storage space however you please.

The internal LED ambient lights and extra door shelf make for easy storage and retrieval, while the double-fan cold air system protects your products from water and harsh environment.

Use code: SILBSQUAD for 15% off (plus an extra shelving unit for sheet masks through Feb. 7!)

Snake River Farms American Wagyu

Snake River Farms American Wagyu

Nothing’s sexier than a meat subscription box. In all seriousness, Matt is a huge fan of Snake River Farms’ American Wagyu Steaks and says he would be absolutely pleased to receive this gift.

NAADAM The $75 Cashmere Sweater

Naadam the $75 Cashmere Sweater

Made in a slew of colors and fits, this $75 cashmere sweater is an absolute no-brainer. It’s cost effective, chic, and oh-so-cozy.

Available in both men’s & women’s (so go ahead, get one for yourself while you’re buying another as a gift.)

Lindsay loves the brand so much, she wrote a whole review of their cashmere.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush

revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer hot air brush

There is no gift quite like the gift of great hair. I’ve been a fan of this tool for years, and I swear, everyone who tries it loves it. A salon-worthy blowout in 10 minutes? Sign me up.

Hotel Lobby Candle Paris Nuit

hotel lobby candle paris nuit

Another self-plug? Don’t mind if I do. We created this sexy little candle with Valentine’s Day specifically in mind—just one whiff will transport you to a dimly lit hotel lobby cocktail lounge.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Available for 2 hour delivery via FastAF for those in NYC & LA until 2/14.

Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Valentine’s Day Gift Box

ferrero rocher fine hazelnut milk chocolate valentines day gift box

Personally, I’m not a fan of chocolate (I understand the absurdity of that statement), but pretty much everyone else in the world is. Plus, there’s something so classically romantic about a fancy box of Valentine’s Day chocolates like these.

Pure Enrichment PureRelief Deluxe Foot Warmer

pure enrichment purerelief deluxe foot warmer

I was absolutely skeptical when I saw this stashed underneath Lindsay’s desk, but I have to say, these heated booties make for some very cozy toes. It’s the sort of gift you’d never think to buy for yourself but love to have.

Live Posted The Classic Slide

live posted the classic slide

Speaking of cozy toes, meet my new favorite slippers. The temperature-regulating alpaca fur means all the comfort with none of the gross foot sweat.

Use code LINDSAY21 for 15% off.

Electric Picks Love Letter Necklace

electric picks love letter necklace

I’ve been eyeing this brand for a while now—the price points are great, and the jewelry is seriously gorgeous. This dainty monogrammed lock is the perfect non-cheesy Valentine’s Day jewelry gift.

Colsen Personal Indoor/Outdoor Fire Pit

colsen personal indoor/outdoor fire pit

Sounds weird, yes, but stay with me. This is a portable tabletop fireplace, which means you can cozy on up by the fire anytime, anywhere you want. It’s quick, easy, and smokeless.

Man Crates Exotic Meats Grand Bouquet

man crates exotic meats grand bouquet

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: nothing’s sexier than a good slab of meat. Fight the patriarchy and give your beau this beautiful bouquet of raw meat.

Truff Hot Sauce Set

truff hot sauce set

Wanna keep things spicy this Vday? (I had to, and I will not apologize this time). Get your hot (sauce-loving) partner this indulgent duo. I have it and use it on EVERY SINGLE THING. It’s so good and I don’t remember life without Truff. 

Parachute Down Duvet Insert

parachute down duvet inset

A gift for both of you, really. Lindsay & Matt have this, and they say it has significantly elevated our sleeping experience. Super breathable but also insanely cozy.

Stella Artois Chalice 2-Pack

stella artois chalice 2 pack

Believe me when I tell you—beer tastes better when you’re drinking it out of a chalice. I have a set of these and use them more than I would like to admit. Huzzah!

Tommy John Women’s Winetasting Pajama Top & Short Set

tommy john women's winetasting pajama top and bottom set

Truly one of the softest things I own—I recommend this set to all of my girlfriends. (Avail as pants as well.) Also, Matt lives in these second skin pajama shorts.

If you make a purchase through one of the links included in this post, I may make a small commission. As you know, I only feature products that I genuinely love.

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