With a couple of weeks until Valentine’s Day, have you thought about what are the best gifts for Valentine’s Day? I’ve been giving it some thought. I’ve come up with 14 Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for your special people.
No gift has to be expensive, but it does have to be thoughtful and personal. By personal, you know that the recipient will know you selected it just for her or him. I feel certain that these 14 Valentine’s Day gift suggestions will brighten someone’s day and be most appreciated.
With ordering and shipping taking longer these days, now is the time to take action. You want to make sure your Valentine’s Day gift arrives on time.
14 Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Your Favorite People
These gifts are mostly for the women in your life ~ moms, daughters, aunts, sisters, best friends. I do have one special gift just for the man in your life.
Valentine’s Day is definitely not the time for a gift card or cash (which Miss Manners frowns upon at anytime.) My first criteria for a gift is that it has meaning in some way. You want the recipient to feel you picked it out just for her or him.
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES SOAP AND LOTION
I love having sweet~smelling soap and lotion handy. I keep soap and lotion dispensers by the kitchen sink and by my bathroom sink. The ones that are pretty and scented are my favorites. Here are some ideas for you to give as a gift.
VALETINE’S GIFT FOR THE CANDLE LOVER
I love receiving and gift a pretty candle for any gift. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give this popular gift.
GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES TO COOK
All my friends and family know I love to cook. I often receive gifts that pertain to cooking and I always appreciated them.
A pretty apron is a fun and useful gift.
VALENTINE’S GIFTS FOR THE FOOD LOVER
We know there are people who love to cook and there are people were love cookbooks and books about food. Let’s give an awesome food book to a friend who loves to read about food and cooking.
On the top of my Valentine’s gift suggestions for food lovers is Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon ~ one of my go~to Southern girls. It’s on my coffee table and it’s a great book to read for entertaining ~ recipes, southern hospitality, and “Reese~isms”. It’s a beautiful book ~ the cover is pink!
Another one of my all~time favorite authors is Julia Reed. Her wit and humor and funny stories about the South (She’s a Mississippi girl who lived in New Orleans for years.) will have you laughing out loud.
Unfortunately, Julia passed away in 2020 after a struggle with cancer. Her contributions to southern writing will be with us for a long time.
GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES TO ENTERTAIN
Your friend who loves to entertain will always appreciate items that she can use for parties.
What could be better on Valentine’s Day for this hospitality lover than a Valentine’s platter, bowl or dish made just for this sweet holiday?
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES INSPIRATION
I have had a daily devotional for years. Reading an inspirational Bible verse and then a short commentary is a wonderful way to start your day. For a friend who loves a spiritual influence in her life, a daily devotional or inspirational book is a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift idea.
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES BLUE
Blue is a classic color that I happily admit to indulging in. I ordered one of the items below. Can you guess which one?
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES HOME DECOR
I love coffee table books, both as an accessory, but also as an inspirational resource. Any friend who loves home decoration will love a beautiful coffee table book for Valentine’s Day.
Here are three of my favorites that are on my coffee table:
- Mark D. Sikes, Beautiful
- Sarah Richardson, At Home Sarah Style
- Brooke and Steven Giannetti, Patina Farm
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES WRITING
Some people love to write; they. love pretty paper and pens and highlighters. My Valentine’s Day gift suggestion for this friend is a pretty collection of colored markers, pens and highlighters.
- My favorite writing markers are Flair. They have a nice feel when you are writing and they don’t bleed through the paper. This set of 24 Flair markers in various colors will keep her writing happily for a long time.
- For highlighters, I love my set of pastel highlighters from Mildliner. The pastels are a bright spot in the day and they work like a charm. Add them to the set of Flair markers for the friend who loves to write.
- I love these pretty pens that can be monogrammed. How cool is that? They come in different colors.
TIP: I would take the markers, highlighters and pens out of their packaging and put them in a pretty fabric bag.
GIFT FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES INDULGING
Winter is the time our skin gets dry from the cold. For a friend who enjoys soft, smooth skin, a scrub is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES PLANTS
Think you can’t order a plant for a friend? Of course, you can. Who wouldn’t love to receive a pretty plant or flowers, faux or real?
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES PINK
For the friend who loves anything pink ~ a girl after my own heart ~ will get you a hug.
FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES CREATING
Do you have a friend who loves to create? Who loves to paint or make pretty things for her home? (Does this description sound familiar?
I can’t think of a more appropriate Valentine’s gift suggestion than a Gift Kit from A Makers’ Studio. Everything the DIY lover needs to create a beautiful item is included in these kits. This Postage Jewelry Tray Kit is the perfect gift.
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT FOR THE MAN WHO LOVES A GOOD DRINK
You’ve heard me mention many times (and shared multiple cocktail recipes) that Sweet Shark loves to play bartender. But he also loves to sip a good scotch or bourbon.
For the man in your life who loves to do the same, the perfect rocks glass is essential. Last fall when I was searching for Christmas gifts for Sweet Shark, I discovered Clayton and Crume, a leatherworks company based in Louisville.
Here I found the perfect rocks glass with a leather wrap and free monogramming.
I ordered a set for Sweet Shark and he loves them. It comes in a set of two and right now for Valentine’s Day, you can order the set with two different monograms. Fortunately, Sweet Shark and I have the same initials.
I hope that these Valentine’s Day gift suggestions will spark your imagination. Sometimes all you need is a little gift~giving inspiration.
I think these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are good for all occasions. So you don’t forget, please PIN this post. Happy Shopping and Happy Gift~Giving.