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    67 Valentine's Day Gifts That'll Put Their Ex To Shame

    It turns out love is a competition — and you're in it to win it.

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    1. A bubble tea UV sanitizing stash box for their phones, masks, keys, or other odds and ends that need a quick zap. This is both practical and adorable, making it the ideal gift for sensible boba lovers.

    rectangular lidded box with design like smiling bubble tee
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $90.

    2. 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).

    3. Or a latch hook kit for anyone looking for an extra easy (and therefore extra relaxing) hobby that results in a fun lil' rug!, Urban Outfitters

    I don't have any of these particular latch hook kits but I can confirm it's a really relaxing activity you can do while watching TV, listening to music, or enjoying a podcast. And once your partner gets the hang of the craft through this kit, they can start working on their creations. Who knows, maybe you'll get a free throw pillow or rug out of it!

    Get the cacti from Amazon for $24.99 or the Snoopy design from Amazon for $22.48 or Urban Outfitters for $24.

    4. A boneless ribeye dry aged for at least 14 days that's hormone and antibiotic free. This tasty slab of beef will be the perfect first step towards an amazing romantic dinner.

    slab of meat in pan
    Andrea Behrends / Porter Road

    I'm a big fan of Porter Road! All the meats I've tried have been super tender and flavorful. Everything is shipped fresh and I didn't have any problems with the packaging. My absolute favorite item is their loose Italian sausage, which I cooked with thyme, canned tomatoes, cauliflower, and Parmesan. It's just so well-seasoned and...OK, yes, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    Get it from Porter Road for $26.

    5. A pair of massaging slides so someone else can rub their feet for a change.

    model wears slides with nodes that massage soles of feet

    Promising review: "I had done a lot of research on these before I purchased them. When I received them I put them on for 15 minutes and wore them around the house while I did my household chores. I did wear socks with them. The last five minutes were a bit painful but I kept them on. The first night I slept better than I have slept in a really long time. I woke up with no knee pain or sciatica and back pain. I could actually get up from a sitting position without struggling. I am 71 years old and my knees and back have been giving me a fit for a really long time. My husband was so impressed that he asked me to order him a pair. I truly believe in the health benefits that these offer and all without drugs and/or surgery. I will continue to wear them the recommended 15 minutes per day. I can't say enough positive things about these slippers, and have already recommended them to my family and friends." —ELIZABETH J.

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes 4F–12M and four styles).

    6. A golden brownstone chocolate bar gift set for the person who is always walking down certain city blocks and sighing wistfully. They may never own a real brownstone, but they can at least have the chocolate version.

    chocolate bars that are gold and look like brownstone buildings
    Harlem Chocolate Factory

    These chocolate bars organic and locally sourced ingredients from New York. The company is Black woman-owned — the founder and head chocolatier Jessica Spaulding has been working with chocolate since she was 9 years old. Her and her co-founder Asha Dixon's products were even selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things.

    Get a set of six from Harlem Chocolate Factory for $48 or Amazon for $50.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. An Up house picture frame to give to the Ellie to your Carl.

    frame shaped like the up house

    Get it from BoxLunch for $16.03.

    10. A sake and chocolate gift set sure to impress any New York lover. It comes with a bottle of Brooklyn Kura's dry-hopped junmai, two stem glasses, and two bars of Raaka chocolate made in collaboration with the NY Botanical Garden.

    Will Blunt / Brooklyn Kura, Brooklyn Kura

    The two chocolate bar flavors are chamomile lavender and vanilla violet, both encased in pretty botanical packaging. Both Brooklyn Kura and Raava are based in Brooklyn, NY.

    Get it from Brooklyn Kura for $56.

    11. A 62-piece cherry wood model for tiny building enthusiasts looking to construct their very own mini Guggenheim. What is this, a museum for ants?

    small wooden guggenheim
    Bespoke Post

    It's one five-hundredth the size of the original!

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $98.

    12. The limited edition Balm Dotcom Roulette — they get three mystery lip balms (scents can be anything from birthday cake to coconut) encased in a gorgeous gold card deck pack for an extra sense casino-themed whimsy.


    Balm Dotcom has castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin to moisturize your lips while providing a subtle tint!

    Get it from Glossier for $30.

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. A box of craft beer-infused caramels and peanut brittle for a delicious treat that will make them so hoppy.

    box of 12 caramels on top of box of brittle

    With the help of Shovel Town Brewery’s Double IPA beer, these candies have an interesting and more complex flavor. The caramels are covered in dark chocolate and topped with Langwater Farm hops and pretzel infused sea salt. The brittle comes in eight ounce batches and is cooked in copper kettles.

    Get it from Hilliards for $32.

    16. 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.

    17. 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.

    18. A box set of either Calvin and Hobbes or The Far Side. Studies have shown that either purchase increases happiness by 110%. Can't argue with that (totally made up) data.


    Get Calvin and Hobbes for $69.99+ (available in hard or soft cover) or the Far Side for $82.80 from Amazon.

    19. 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.

    20. A trendy paperclip bracelet made even cooler with an oversized pop tab charm. Anyone else used to wear pop tabs on chains as a kid? This is the adult version!

    gold bracelet

    It's made of gold-plated steel. Get the matching earrings here.

    Get it from kinitajewelry on Etsy for $47.13.

    21. A bath bomb (with a surprise die inside), chocolate lollipop, or trio of candles shaped like a D20 to give to the DM of your heart.

    Geekdomain, 1201Designs, Amazon

    Remember to roll for initiative before gifting them any of these!

    Get the bath bomb from Geekdomain on Etsy for $6 (available in many scents), the pop from 1201Designs on Etsy for $10, or three candles from Amazon for $30.

    22. An assortment of nuts that walnut fail to impress this Valentine's Day.

    round container with sections for each nut

    It has walnuts, almonds, cashews, pralenes, pistachios, and mixed nuts.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    23. A custom pet portrait that will depict their pooch to be the royal rascal they know their pet to be.

    four portraits  of dogs in fancy victorian attire

    Get it from HommeSurLaLune on Etsy for $80+ (available in seven sizes and four body types). See more styles here.

    24. Twelve AM Co. furry slippers because their old house slippers are looking a little threadbare and sad. These fluffy slides are the perfect way to glam up their WFH look.

    model wearing the faux fur slippers in tan
    Twelve AM Co.

    Twelve AM Co. is a Black- and woman-owned brand. If you're looking for something even more eye-catching, check out their website to find slippers with cool appliques.

    Get them from Twelve AM Co. on Amazon for $48 (available in three colors and sizes 7-11).

    25. 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).

    26. A gift membership to Italic, a company that'll let them buy high-end clothing and home goods AT COST. This gift basically pays for itself.


    Think of it as a luxury Costco membership. Here's how it works, you pay $120 and your SO gets access to the Italic catalog for a year. They allow access to high quality manufacturers (some that work with brands like Giorgio Armani, Stella McCartney, and Prada) and let the customer shop factory prices. Their items are still a little pricey, but are much cheaper than what they would normally retail for. I'm talking $65 cashmere sweaters and $75 leather bags. I have a sweater from them, and wow I gotta vouch for the quality.

    Get it from Italic for $120.

    27. I Choose You (Every Day & Always) — a charming and relatable book about how your love is a conscious choice and something you build together.

    a book that says i choose you with two bunny people hugging on a planet in space
    Compendium Publishing & Communications

    It's llustrated by Yumi Sakugawa, who you might know from one of the most relatable comics of all time. This is flying off the shelves, so if it's sold out by the time you see it, also consider this similar book.

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    28. A cozy fleece-lined hoodie with a satin lined hood made to be gentle on hair, and also just really snuggly.

    Instagram / KINApparel / Giphy / Via, Instagram / KINApparel / Via

    KIN Apparel is a Black- and woman-owned business!

    Get them from KIN Apparel's latest fall collection for $79.99 (available in 19 styles and sizes S-4XL) OR the thinner hoodies for $54.99 (available in eight styles and sizes S-4XL).

    29. 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.

    30. A subscription to Winc — a service that mails them tasty wines right to their door.

    the box of wine

    I've used Winc a lot and I recommend it to pretty much everyone. All the wines are delicious and come in beautifully designed bottles. It's super convenient having a cache of wine ready to go. You never know when guests might stop by! Best of all, if you ship four or more bottles, shipping is free! Due to certain state laws, you can't mail Winc to people living in AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MI, MS, OK, RI, SD, or UT. Read my whole review of this awesome service.

    Get it from Winc for $13+/bottle.

    31. Or if they're more of a cocktail person, a bottle of artisanal vodka so smooth, they'll be tempted to drink it right from the bottle.

    the bottle of vodka

    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 it from Reserve Bar for $30 or Drizly starting at $29.99.

    32. A pair of baseball park map glasses to celebrate their favorite team, even if you're a fan of the rival team.

    red sock and dodger glasses with the logo on the bottom and the map of the stadium on the sides
    Uncommon Goods

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $35 (available in 13 teams).

    33. A mini tin of Tabasco chocolate proving their theory that hot sauce really does taste good on everything.

    tin of chocolate with tabasco label
    Vermont Country Store

    Get it from Amazon for $5.27 or two from Vermont Country Store for $14.90.

    34. 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).

    35. 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).

    36. And a custom star mug you can give them, even if they forgot to go to Kelly's America's Got Talent viewing party.

    mug with light blue star with face photoshopped on it

    Get it from stampoutonline on Etsy for $24.99+ (available with or without a proof).

    37. Aaaand a game of Guess Who? to really test their Office knowledge.

    guess who game with office characters

    Get it from TheOfficeFans on Etsy for $49.99.

    38. 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.

    39. 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.

    40. 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).

    41. A heart-shaped box full of jerky, for loved ones who are always saying they prefer salty over sweet.

    heart shaped box with individually packaged jerky
    Man Crates

    It comes with 10 pieces of jerky in different flavors like sesame ginger and ghost pepper.

    Get it from Man Crates for $39.99.

    42. A five-pound bag of Albanese gummy bears to give to your sweetie with a sweet tooth.

    pile of gummy bears

    Or are they more of a Black Forest person?

    Get it from Amazon for $13.68.

    43. A book full of prompts on why you love them, because sometimes you need a little help finding the words.

    what i love you book

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    44. 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.

    45. A felt letter board so you can really spell out how much you care.

    letter board with wooden frame

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    46. 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.

    47. A Breath of the Wild goddess statue that won't grant them extra life or stamina — but will look pretty nice in their garden.

    statue shaped like praying angel from video game

    Get it from 3DCentral on Etsy for $60+ (available in white or stone).

    48. 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).

    49. A chocolate XBox controller to tell your partner that actually you do wanna play games.

    chocolate controller

    Also consider a Playstation controller.

    Get it from ChocolatesUnlimited on Etsy for $16 (available in milk, dark, or white chocolate).

    50. A Tranquility weighted blanket filled with small glass beads to gently smooth restless sleepers right to dreamland.

    Gray weighted blanket on a white bed

    Promising review: "I purchased a 15-pound weighted blanket from a local shop for my 86-year-old mother but she said it was too heavy for her. I found a 12 pound weighted blanket advertised at Target. My mother loves how it stays on the bed allowing her to stay warm and is light enough for her to fold to the side when not needed." —Mhd

    Get it from Target for $25.

    51. 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).

    52. Happily — a subscription box that sends you and your partner everything you need for an amazing date. Answer a questionnaire and they'll plan your perfect activity.

    doughnut shaped mugs on a box

    You can also go digital for $7.99 a month.

    Promising review: "We are busy humans doing busy human things, but this was an excellent way to take a minute and just be together. I highly recommend if you’re looking for fun ways to connect with your partner without having to leave your house." —Megan R.

    Get it from Happily for $32.99+/month.

    53. A scratch-off poster so they can eat their way across the globe, and keep track for gourmand bragging rights.

    scratch off poster with foods

    Get it from Mappinners on Etsy for $28.80.

    54. A canvas weekender bag to encourage them to take more trips. With you, hopefully.

    duffel bag

    Get it from Nisolo for $200 (available in two colors).

    55. A sampler pack of tea drops — loose tea and sugar pressed into fun shapes that they can just just drop right into their mugs. Easy peasy!

    wooden box with pressed tea in various shapes like hearts and flowers

    Expect some sediment on the bottom of each cup. There are 25 drops in each large box.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    56. 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.

    57. 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).

    58. A Baby Yoda jigsaw puzzle, tiki mug, and glitter lamp so they know you think they're the cutest thing in the galaxy.

    Amazon, Toynk

    Get the puzzle from Amazon for $8.92, the tiki mug from Amazon for $32.99, or the light from Toynk for $39.99.

    59. Pride puppy stickers that'll make anything they stick to instantly more adorable.