21 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

By Cat Overman and Jackie Turner

Whether your valentine craves a candlelit dinner, longs for luxury goods or flips for flowers, our handy guide will help you find a swoon-worthy gift that’s as special as your sweetheart.

For the chef


Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Heart Casserole

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Heart Casserole

Make your sweetie’s heart skip a beat with some whimsical cookware. Just like your relationship, this dish is engineered to resist staining and dulling. $200

Imperia Pasta Machine

Create a “Lady and the Tramp” moment with fresh homemade pasta. It’s easy to prepare when you’re using the same kind of machine found in kitchens throughout Italy. $80

Bees Knees Spicy Honey

Add spice to your love’s life. They’ll think of you each time they top bagels, salad, chicken and more with this delicious, handmade honey. $14

For the tech enthusiast


Master and Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Master and Dynamic MH40 Headphones

Luxe and long lasting, this “modern thinking cap” offers your technophile the ability to focus and transport their mind. Wrapped in memory foam, the lambskin ear pads provide your valentine with constant comfort at their desk, studio or home. $400

Ring Video Doorbell

For the one who wants to track everything, how about caller ID for the front door? Ring, which comes with an HD camera, allows a user to answer their door from anywhere using a smartphone. It also has night vision that provides a clear view of the front door, day and night. $200

Dropcam Pro

Does your love ever worry about what their pet does when they’re away? With Dropcam they can always stay connected with home. The device also offers security, baby monitoring and business features. $200

For the entertainer


Hammered Aluminum Tray

Hammered Aluminum Tray

Cater to your love’s inner party planner. Fashionable bar carts are all the rage, and a hand-hammered tray offers a stylish presentation for canapés and drinks. $59

Never Have I Ever

It’s the gift that gives your loved one the most important thing — time — during a party so they can manage other things. The “Card Game of Poor Life Decisions” keeps party guests occupied and laughing about awkward and embarrassing moments. $25

Strawberry, Balsamic Vinegar and Black Pepper Shrub

Skip the chocolate-covered strawberries. Some shrubs, or drinking vinegars, will last a lot longer. Your special someone can whip up strawberry cocktails or elevated drinks by adding the shrub to club soda, fresh fruit and sugar. $15

For the bookworm


Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building & Living Well in Less than 400 Square Feet

Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building and Living Well in Less Than 400 Square Feet

Does your loved one dream of living in 84 square feet? Get practical tips for living in a smaller space or paring down possessions. $27

Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate

Our homes can tell us a great deal — even overshare, some may say — about the most intimate parts of our lives. For that special someone who enjoys wacky or taboo topics, this new book tackles questions like whether buying a house will improve your sex life. $28

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home

Home is where the heart is. But knowing how to update a home can be difficult with an overwhelming number of choices. Top designers, including Jonathan Adler, Amy Butler and Kelly Wearstler, provide decor solutions for every budget. $40

For the romantic


Park Wine-Champagne Bucket

Park Wine-Champagne Bucket

Nothing kicks off a romantic evening like the distinctive pop of a champagne cork. While you and your loved one sip, nestle your bottle in this graceful Crate and Barrel bucket to keep your bubbly perfectly chilled. $30

Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint Home Candle

Heady with the scents of jasmine, lily, orange flower and rose, this candle will fill your home with the aroma of fresh flowers. Snuggle up with your sweetheart, close your eyes and imagine the two of you strolling through the English countryside. $65

Casanova Caramel Collection by Theo Chocolate

Indulge your valentine’s sweet tooth with handcrafted caramels in seductive flavors like honey saffron and ginger rose. $20

For the spa junkie


Garment-Washed Turkish Terry Robe

Garment-Washed Turkish Terry Robe

Your valentine will rule the master bath swathed in Restoration Hardware’s sumptuous Turkish cotton robe. Add a monogram for the ultimate tycoon touch. $49-$79

Malin and Goetz Rose Hand and Body Wash

Keep romance alive long after Valentine’s Day with this rich, foaming rose-scented cleanser. Natural glycerin and protein amino acids keep skin soft and smooth. $22

Splash Tunes Pro Bluetooth Waterproof Shower Speaker

Pair this easy-to-use Bluetooth speaker with a peppy playlist to keep your sweetie singing in the shower or relaxing to tunes while unwinding in the tub. $70

For the hobbyist

model home

3-D Home Kit

3-D Home Kit: Play Architect

Put your dreamboat’s dream house within reach – at least in miniature form. This kit contains all the parts and instructions to build a detailed, ¼-inch scale 3-D model Victorian home. $36

Bosch Digital Laser Distance Measurer

If your darling digs precision, this handy tool will delight with its instant-read measurements in inches, feet and metric units. $89

Xerographica Kit

Nurture a green thumb with an easy-maintenance tillandsia, aka air plant. A beautiful brass mister adds elegance to plant care chores. $89


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