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    30 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts That'll Put Their Ex To Shame

    It's never too late to win the game of love.

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    1. A portable hand warmer to keep their paws warm when you're not around to hold them.

    mint hand warmer with cat ears

    Promising review: "Got this because the weather got colder. It heats up pretty fast and can get pretty hot! I love using it as a way to warm up my hands super fast. It charges pretty fast as well. If you use it on the highest setting, it'll drain the power faster, though. You really don't need the highest setting at all. The lowest setting is already hot enough." —Henry C

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors).

    2. A fancy book filled with lots of unusual knowledge so they can come prepared with interesting trivia the next time conversation falls flat.

    hardcover book that says the book of unusual knowledge

    Promising review: "Like most seekers of knowledge I am always searching out unusual and unique books on a wide range of topics. When I saw this huge hardcover 704 page book on Amazon for a bargain price, I just had to have it. The twenty two chapters cover an enormous amount of interesting and informative information on numerous topics. If you love books that are full of facts and information on a wide range of subjects you need to have this book in your personal or even public library donation." —Joseph J. Truncale

    Get it from Amazon for $11.68.

    3. A grill tool box complete with spatula, fork, tongs, basting brush, grill brush, salt and pepper shakers, corn holders, and skewers, all encased in a fancy aluminum case. They'll feel like they're on a special mission to make the perfect burger.

    the kit

    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriends birthday. It was his favorite gift of all. I knew trusting Amazon’s reviews would help. It was on a good price so i thought I’d try it. This is very useful especially since we have our own grill. He uses it more than I expected him to. I’m glad this was a higher quality than expected as well. I like the case so nothing ever gets lost." —Diana Cazandra

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    4. A pair of ultra-stylish Ray-Ban sunglasses that they've been probably eyeing for a while. Get it for them!,

    Promising review: "Love these glasses! Came quickly and in proper packaging. I have a narrow face and high cheek bones — usually hard for me to find sunglasses that work and don't look too large for my face. I received so many compliments on them! Definitely would buy again." —Monica Warek

    Get them from Amazon for $154.

    5. A beginner embroidery kit in case your partner has been talking about picking up a new hobby.

    the embroidery hoop with floral design

    Promising review: "Perfect way to get started again after 40 years! This kit includes everything you need with a review of the stitches. I throughly enjoyed it. Perfect for beginners or fun for the experienced. Plenty of thread with a lot left over. I am ready for my next project!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 28 designs).

    6. A challenging, circular puzzle you should only gift to people who are truly great-ient at jigsaw puzzles.


    It comes with 1,000 pieces. Tell them I said good luck!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    7. A dehydrator for dried fruits, jerky, fruit leather, spices, dog treats, and any other thirsty-looking foods.


    You can adjust the thermostat to dry at different temperatures. It has five trays and can expand to 12 trays.

    Promising review: "I did a lot of research on these before buying. But I mean when you have over 3,000 reviews and you’re still at 4.5 stars you can’t doubt this. It made the best jerky I’ve ever had! We used their spices (because they come free with the dehydrator). Added soy sauce and red wine vinegar. It beats any store bought jerky! I kinda panicked not having a timer. But we have cell phones with them now. We’re doing fruit now! I can’t wait for it to be done. The aromas fill the whole house too! Don’t look anywhere else. This is the best!" —Erin M Biggs

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    8. A subscription to Candy Club for people whose sugar tooth can never be satisfied.

    four jars of candy (rainbow wheels, strawberry puffs, blue raspberry sour tape, and something chocolate)

    You can send your hungry recipient all types of sweets, from gummies to taffy to licorice to chocolate covered everything. I've tried one of these boxes and confirm it's a wonderful gift! All the candies I tried were top-notch.

    Get it from Candy Club for $29.99+/month.

    9. Why So Ever Bards Dispense Profanity — a fun party game that uses actual Shakespeare quotes to create some pretty hilarious situations.

    the card game

    The game works a lot like Cards Against Humanity or Know Your Meme. A player puts down a prompt and all the other players put down cards with Shakespeare quotes on them. This isn't for kids: The results can get pretty smutty.

    Promising review: "THIS GAME IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO ENJOY, whether you know anything about Shakespeare or not — it makes no difference. I had no idea how much wit and how much 'inappropriate' language are in his plays. It's extremely easy to learn so you aren't wasting time reading instructions. In fact, the very-brief instructions say to just play until you get bored. ;-) Nothing serious about this game!" —Long Beach Native

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    10. A murder mystery book featuring 20 cases that need to be solved by you and your partner, aka Holmes and Watson.


    Promising review: The illustrations are very well done. Definitely have to say you need a logical mind to figure out these puzzles. You get a deep feeling of success when you figure out who dunnit." —Renee Goff

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    11. Alcohol-scented soap for the perfect add-on present when you want to shower them in gifts.

    three soap boxes of soap in beer, wine, and whisky scents

    Get three from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A personalized cookbook for your own personal Chrissy Teigen so they can keep track of all their favorite recipes.

    inside of the recipe book with a picture of food taped to the page

    This fancy hardcover book has 216 pages just waiting to be filled with their delicious food creations. It has template space for over 80 recipes with places for ingredients, instructions, reviews, and images.

    Promising review: "Gave this to my lovely wife for her birthday. She had been looking for a cookbook to write down recipes she loved or invented. The quality of this book and slipcover are such that someday our children or grandchildren will inherit the family recipes. Neat layout, with options that other books don't have." —Bladesmith

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    13. Fog of Love, which is part board game and part romantic comedy. Players meet, fall in love, and deal with all the ups and downs that come with some new relationships (plus some extra obstacles that are maybe less-than-realistic to spice up the gameplay).

    the board game

    The game comes with a comprehensive tutorial to play through so you can easily learn the ins and outs of the rule book before being turned loose. And as if this game didn't sound fun enough, there are paranormal romance, it will never last, and trouble with the in-laws expansion packs!

    Promising review: "I have no idea how they’re making money on this game. The pieces are so high quality and the box is so unique. It's great that they’re already prepared for expansions. I love the game play and I’m always trying to show it off to whoever I can. Absolutely love." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $40 (also comes in same-sex couple versions).

    14. A couple's Question a Day journal that helps you two log and track your journey of ~love~.


    You each answer one question every day for a year, and then go back and re-answer those same questions for five years in a row. At the end, you'll be able to see how much you've grown and in what ways you've stayed the same.

    Promising review: "Only two weeks in, this journal has become much more than 'a fun little exercise.' It is something that I look forward to doing every morning when I wake up. It has become a part of my daily routine, and I can't wait to answer the questions day after day. My boyfriend most definitely feels the same way. Not only is it fun, this journal has been the beginning of a lot of great conversations in our relationship. Even the silliest questions, (ie "What's the softest thing you are wearing today?") are a cause for self-reflection and discussion, since I get to wear my PJs (I work from home), and my boyfriend's softest thing are his socks (poor sucker goes into a corporate office day after day). More serious questions have led to conversations about race (we are an interracial couple), culture, body image, etc. I am truly looking forward to seeing how our answers change over the years, and I can't wait to see all of the questions that are in store for us for the upcoming year!" —S.Kahlon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.74.

    15. An elegant initial necklace for a seemingly thoughtful gift, even if you buy it super last minute. Thank yooou, Amazon Prime!

    large k pendent on necklace

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in all the letters).

    16. Work•Space•Spark ready to send them everything they need to feel supported as they work from home. They can expect stuff like office decor, productivity tools, and online career development resources so they can live in their new home office.


    Every month, this Black-owned subscription service will send out four to five hand-select desk decor and productivity items in addition to exclusive access to online career webinars, trainings, and articles.

    Promising review: "This box was everything I needed for my office. I like how I was able to state my preferences so what comes in the box would reflect my sense of style, but give it a little extra flair. All of the desk supplies were things I needed to give my home office a little bit of spark. I'm excited to see what will come next." —Lakeisha M.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $47.99+/month.

    17. A Schrute Farms sweatshirt worth giving a really good TripAdvisor review for.

    crewneck sweatshirt that says shrute farms

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 24 colors).

    18. A bag of Death Wish Coffee for people who like their coffee as black and intense as the Grim Reaper's cloak.

    hand holds bag of coffee


    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. Or a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club so their taste buds can travel to new countries every morning.

    hand holds mug of coffee and postcard for costa rica
    Atlas Coffee Club

    Atlas Coffee Club sources their ingredients using sustainable farming practices, roast the beans as soon as you place an order, and make ordering a snap. You can purchase individual bags to sample (though some are only available with a subscription), or sign up for the delivery service so your loved one can receive different bags biweekly or monthly. See BuzzFeed's review of this coffee subscription service.

    Get a three-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee for $60.

    20. A pizza box filled with 'za-themed socks we promise aren't too cheesy.


    Get a box of four pairs from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes).

    21. Hot honey or truffle hot sauce to bring some 🔥heat🔥 to the relationship., Amazon

    I've tried Mike's Hot Honey and I think everyone will love it! Read my review of that spicy ambrosia. The Truff sauce comes in a nice glass bottle and has no preservatives (more reason for them to eat it all immediately).

    Get the hot honey for $9.99 or the truffle hot sauce for $17.98 from Amazon.

    22. A gin making kit, which might be a fun project to do together — almost as fun as drinking it!

    the kit

    It comes with two glass bottles, a fine steel strainer, a stainless-steel funnel, juniper berries, and a secret botanical blend.

    Promising review: "Bought for a white elephant gift exchange...and my wife stole it from my family — which was awesome. She made it, and we're thrilled with the results! We have already gone through half of the gin she made (really, we don't have a problem) as it's both fine for sipping, as well as mixing with some of our typical gin cocktails. We're looking forward to making another batch." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $50.

    23. A 3-in-1 charging stand to keep their phone, pods, and watch fully-charged and right at eye-level so the "where is my phone?" conversation can happen, like 20% less.

    Black three in one charging station with white AirPods, black iPhone and black Apple watch

    Charging cables not included.

    Promising review: "This charging station is made to accommodate different phone cases, which is wonderful. It allows for easy transition from a phone with a case to a phone without a case. It also includes padding for each of the areas, which you apply as “stickers”, to keep your Apple products in the best shape. I had it all assembled and customized in about five minutes and plugged my phone and watch to it. AirPods fit perfectly." —Mica Hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98 (available in four colors).

    24. A Nintendo Switch Lite that'll let them play all their favorite games while on the move.

    three people play their nintendo switch lites

    It's really cool that the Nintendo Switch can hook up to your TV or pop out and become a portable device buuuut that thing is kinda heavy! Sometimes my fingers will go numb and my wrists will ache while playing. That's why the Lite is great for people on the move. Read more about why it might be a good idea to get the Lite even if you already have the classic Switch. Oh, and if you need some game recs, I recommend Breath of the Wild, Pokémon Sword, and Luigi's Mansion 3.

    Get it from Amazon for $199.50+ (available in four colors with the option to add-on a memory card).

    25. The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack — a celebration of 10 years of the internet's favorite dark comic strip. Just seeing the cover is making me so nostalgic for being online in 2005.


    I don't know about you, but I used to check almost religiously for updates. Even if you've never read the comics before, it's too never late to start. Here is my favorite. The book comes with previously unseen comics and sketches so I just know your partner is gonna love it.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49 or Bookshop for $22.99 (to support local bookstores).

    26. A subscription to Book of the Month because they're going to need SOMETHING to do while hiding inside from the cold weather.

    hand holds up blue box that says book of the month
    Book of the Month

    This is a super fun subscription service that sends you a new or best selling hardcover book. Each month, BOTM features five awesome books, you pick one (or more), and it's sent right to your door. If you don't like any of the five recommended books, there is also a wider collection of older books to choose from, or you can skip a month. Learn more about this subscription box.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    27. Tequila Mockingbird — a book that takes inspiration from literature to make punny and delicious cocktail recipes.

    the cover
    Running Press Adult

    Get it from Amazon for $11.82 or Bookshop for $13.80 (to support local bookstores).

    28. A selection of Cadbury chocolate treats that'll let you bring them their favorite desserts from across the pond. It's sooo much cheaper than a plane ticket.

    box with british candy in front of it

    It comes with one Curly Wurly, one Picnic, one Twirl, one Starbar, one Crunchie, one Wispa, one Dairy Milk Caramel, one Double Decker, one Dairy Milk, and one Flake.

    Promising review: "Just received several days ahead of estimated delivery which was very nice. All the chocolates/candy are very freshly dated and were protected by the packaging. The box itself was a bit dented but everything inside was perfect. I am very happy with this purchase. Several years ago, I went to a local British store and bought about $40 worth of candy for a British vs. American 'taste-off' for the kids, (we would read a book and then try to eat meals/snacks like the characters for a new experience). This was so much less expensive and I saved myself the two hour round-trip drive. Can't wait to show the kids and remind them of that taste-off picnic!" —dp

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. An insulated heart or bear glass tea cup that will make your shared tea time that much more romantic.


    Get the heart for $11.99 and the bear for $10.79+ (available in three styles) from Amazon.

    30. Or if all else fails, a bottle of their favorite liquor from the alcohol delivery service, Drizly. Might I recommend bottle of Loft& Bear artisanal vodka? It's so smooth, they'll be tempted to drink it right from the bottle.

    the bottle of vodka

    Drizly delivers booze right to your door in about an hour, so it's the ultimate last-minute option. Loft & Bear is a Black-owned distillery based in California. I'm a huge fan of this spirit — it's unbelievably smooth and perfect for vodka sodas. I don't normally drink liquor straight, but this vodka is honestly good on it's own with just a twist of lemon.

    Get Loft & Bear Vodka from Drizly starting at $29.99 or see what is available in your area.

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