After a January that seemed like it would never end, February has somehow managed to sneak up on us. So, too, has the month’s signature holiday of love. If you’re like us and feel totally blindsided by the sudden and unexpected arrival of the occasion, we’re here to quell your worries. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can find tons of thoughtful gifts that will arrive on your doorstep by February 14.
Whether you’re all-in on a romantic Valentine’s Day with your significant other or you opt to celebrate with friends and family, we’ve found the presents that show how much you care (and hide the fact that you waited until the eleventh hour to order).
From cozy socks and warm beanies to enchanting candles and potted plants, here are 12 last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that don’t look last-minute at all.
1. Ban.Do Compliment Pencils, $9.95
Give your favorite person a daily boost with this rainbow pack of graphite pencils that feature phrases like “You are so smart,” and “You’re fresher than lemonade.” They’ll know exactly how you feel.
2. Dash Mini Waffle Maker, $9.99
We like mini anything, but we especially like mini waffles. This small, lightweight, user-friendly appliance heats up quickly, so breakfast will be ready in no time.
3. Farkle, $9.99
A gift for anyone who has the opportunity to play, Farkle is a classic dice game that can get competitive really quickly. While rolling is pure luck, serious strategy is required when it comes to the decision to walk away with your points or keep trying for more.
4. Stance Thermo Floral Crew Socks, $14
These bright pink socks are equally adorable and cozy. The funky flower pattern will stand out with any outfit (including a pair of comfy pajamas).
Valentine’s Day is a chocolate holiday, so you might as well have some in liquid form. This high-quality mix makes for a rich, smooth hot chocolate that’s most delicious when topped with mini marshmallows and whipped cream.
There is nothing quite as romantic as homemade pasta, except perhaps a cookbook that teaches you exactly how to make it. Evan Funke , the chef of Los Angeles’ beloved Felix Trattoria, offers step-by-step instructions for all the essentials, from expert dough to delicious sauce.
7. Nike NSW Cuffed Utility Beanie, $28
The gift of a chic, streetwear-style beanie in bold red definitely says, I like you enough that I want your head to stay warm. Or literally anything else. It’s just a cute hat.
8. Costa Farms Snake Plant, $39.99
Potted in a sleek, minimalist standing planter, this 12-inch snake plant is ideal for even beginner plant parents. It only requires water every two weeks, can tolerate all types of light, and boasts beautiful, sword-like leaves.
9. Nest Fragrances Bamboo Candle, $42
Flowering bamboo, white florals, sparkling citrus, and fresh green notes make up the captivating scent of this candle. It’s made of a highly-refined wax that’s designed to burn slowly and emit fragrance liberally.
10. Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker, $45.99
If dipping small morsels of food into melted chocolate and cheese isn’t romantic, we don’t know what is. This easy-to-clean, stainless-steel fondue maker comes with eight long, skinny forks engineered for optimal dunking.
Colorful, enamel-coated beads are the specialty of jewelry designer Roxanne Assoulin. This pink, white, and gold number is just the playful piece of wrist candy your loved one won’t want to take off.
12. Slip Pure Silk Pillow & Mask Travel Set, $119
The jet-setter in your life will appreciate this luxury, on-the-go sleep kit. The soft, silky material makes for comfy dozing, while helping to prevent bed head and hair creases.
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