The 21 Best Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts


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Within four days of Valentine’s Day, you’re officially a procrastinator. Sure, a last-minute box of chocolates and roses make great gifts, but there are much more thoughtful alternatives. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of where (and when) you can get the best last-minute gifts. Read on for Michelle Obama-approved jewelry, customizable bracelets, CBD bath salts, and more that will arrive perfectly on time (or even sooner!).

Bychari Large Sade Hoop Earrings

These silver and gold-plated hoop earrings from Bychari, an Oprah and Michelle Obama-endorsed brand, come in multiple sizes for lightweight layering, or you can channel Sade with a one-of-a-kind pair. We suggest the large hoops, which are just over two inches. — Chinea Rodriguez, author of shopping

Free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Boy Smells Ghost Votive Box

New York-based Standard Dose offers a variety of wellness products — from supplements and probiotics to CBD tinctures and aromatherapy. For a flat rate of $20, you can gift this trio of earthy votives from Boy Smells to your partner or BFF with same-day delivery in New York. You can also pick up some items from his NoMad store. — RS

Same day delivery in New York for a flat rate of $20.

Skims Long Ribbed Nightie

Thursday, Feb. 10 is the last day you can order from Nordstrom for gifts to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. Some great gifts to consider include this Skims dress, which has gone viral multiple times on TikTok. (And nearly 500 five-star reviews confirm that it’s not just TikTok’s hype). It is often sold out but is still available in a variety of colors and sizes. — Kathleen Hou, beauty director

$20 expedited shipping to arrive Friday.

Catbird Swan Ring Holder

Fans of delicate Catbird fine jewelry will love this swan ring dish. Layer rings on the neck of the solid brass swan or fill the stand with tiny chains and pendants. — RS

Same day delivery in New York on select items for $30, next business day delivery $25 or pick up at a store in New York.

Fettero Tiny Gold Initial Heart Necklace

For lovers of all things small and delicate, this dainty necklace under $20 is the perfect gift. The minimal necklace is made of gold-plated brass and has racked up thousands of five-star reviews for its surprisingly good quality at such a low price. At this price, you can gift one with their initials, yours, or both. — RS

Free one-day delivery with Amazon Prime.

KNC Beauty Lip Mask (Pack of 5)

This pack of five lip masks is perfect for gifting a friend (or yourself). They help smooth and prep lips for all the Valentine’s Day activities you have planned. — RS

Free two-day shipping on all US orders at Revolve.

Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress

The sports dress gets a makeover with this psychedelic pink marbled print. Wear it layered for an outdoor outfit or alone indoors for your favorite YouTube workout video. — K.H.

Free two-day shipping on orders over $150.

Mix: Bar Vanilla Bourbon Scent

Any frequent Target shopper knows (and has used many times) its convenient delivery options. Depending on product and location, some items may be delivered same day or picked up in store. We recommend this affordable and luxurious warm vanilla scent with notes of bergamot, jasmine and sandalwood that can be layered or worn with other scents. – CR

Same day delivery or in-store pickup for select locations.

Savage X Fenty Men's Savage X Tuxedo Jacket

When Rihanna said Savage X Fenty was for everyone, she meant it. Among the lace lingerie and not-so-basic everyday basics offered by the brand, there is a selection of boxers, briefs and satin pieces to offer to the man in your life. Because comfort is for everyone, we offer you this red tuxedo jacket, available from XS to 3X. — RS

Free one-day delivery with Amazon Prime.

Small velvet jewelry box Sophie Bille Brahe

There’s probably no better way to store jewelry than this little velvet jewelry box. Although it’s available in a handful of colors, we recommend red. The velvet and satin interior is perfect for storing their jewelry or giving them something new. — RS

Next business day shipping for a flat rate of $25 and same day shipping to New York and surrounding areas for $25.

Two-piece silk pajama set with camisole and shorts La Perla

If there was a time to splurge on silky, lacy pieces, it would be now. Consider these seriously chic pajamas from La Perla, available in three holiday-appropriate shades. They are made of silk satin and are soft and, of course, luxurious. — RS

Free two-day shipping with ShopRunner, $79 subscription, or free with select accounts, including PayPal and American Express.

Milk Bar Red-Velvet Cheesecake Box of Dozen Truffles

Goody’s unconventional gifting platform is ideal for even the most demanding valentines. Send a gift virtually to the person of your choice, and they can either accept it or exchange it for something else without the hassle of a laborious return policy. We recommend this box of party-friendly Milk Bar truffles. Either way, it’s guaranteed to arrive within 1-2 days, so send your gift accordingly. — RS

Uncommon Goods Uncommon Experiences

As instant as a gift card but a little more thoughtful, Uncommon Experiences offers classes in just about anything imaginable. Your valentine can finally learn how to create the perfect cocktail or mocktail or even read his horoscope. Experiences start at $25. — RS

Certificates can be printed instantly.

Mulo Sheepskin-Lined Suede Slippers

The fun of gift giving is giving someone something they wouldn’t usually buy, like these suede slippers lined with sheepskin. The handcrafted slippers are made from suede and come in black and brown with grippy soles for a comfortable fit and easy walking. The best part? You can get them the very next day or even faster if you are in New York. — RS

Next business day shipping for a flat rate of $15 and same day shipping in New York and surrounding areas for $20.

Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts

If your valentine likes to take a bath, he’ll love adding these CBD bath salts to his bathing ritual. Plus, these won’t leave a ring in the tub, freeing your valentine from the anxiety of thinking about cleaning. — K.H.

Same-day delivery or in-store pickup, depending on product availability in store.

The North Face TKA Attitude Fleece Zip Sweatshirt

Your loved one might be a little grumpy about not being somewhere warmer for Valentine’s Day. This cozy fleece in a festive color might help. With an open stand-up collar and long sleeves, it’ll protect your valentine from windy weather while you plan and dream of your next beach vacation. — K.H.

$20 expedited shipping to arrive tomorrow.

Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones

For your tech-savvy valentine, Sony’s much-loved noise-canceling headphones are coming this weekend with Amazon Prime. The wireless on-ear headphones feature a built-in mic for phone (and Zoom) calls and playlists. With up to 30 hours of battery life, they can do it all. — RS

Free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Percussion Massager

This massager will soothe your valentine’s sore muscles even when you’re not around – and shh, it’s rarely on sale. — K.H.

$20 expedited shipping to arrive tomorrow.

Clogs Lisa Says Gah Dakota

These platform clogs from Nordstrom’s Lisa Say Gah pop-up come in several prints, including ‘brown cow’ and ‘rainbow flowers’. No matter what you choose, they are guaranteed to delight your valentine. — K.H.

$20 expedited shipping to arrive tomorrow.

Stonyfield Organics Moo-life Night

Would you or your valentine like a date with cows? Last year, Stonyfield Organic created Date With a Cow, which let you zoom in with a cow for 15 minutes. In 2022 you will be able to watch a full live movie with the cows of High Meadow. You will also receive organic popcorn, organic chocolate, coupons, a Stonyfield tote and an interesting story to tell your friends. All proceeds will go to the Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership, a non-profit organization that supports organic farms in the area. — K.H.

Bracelet Bernard James Amici

Nothing says “I care about you and I adore you” like a lovingly made, solid gold friendship bracelet and a chain of diamond cut beads – even if it’s not for a friend. Express your love in one to ten letters or with the company’s all-new heart bead. Bernard James confirms that it is guaranteed to arrive before Valentine’s Day if you order now. Personally, I’m sending it to my imaginary boyfriend right now. — Devine Blacksher, Associate Fashion Editor

Contact the brand for expedited shipping.


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