It takes two
Real relationships take work, and in It takes two, You’re a married couple on the verge of divorce, unexpectedly drawn into a fantasy story with whimsical co-op action. While the next-gen title struggles with serious themes, the gameplay is nothing but two-player platforming joy.
Hoya Kerrii – Sweetheart Hoya plant
A bouquet is a thoughtful gesture, but flowers tend to die quickly. This darling heart-shaped hoya plant is endearing and can last as long as you don’t kill it. What if you do? Well, get yourself a nice pot so you’re ready for the next one. And the next. Come on, you’ll get it eventually, won’t you?
LLBean Wicked Good Camp Moccasins
Freezing days require more than a good pair of woolen socks and a hot drink. LLBean’s sheepskin-lined loafers live up to their name, offering something supremely comfortable to slip into when the temperatures start to drop. Sole loafers also come in a variety of cuts and colors, ensuring they won’t look out of place with the rest of your partner’s wardrobe.
Even with recent COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, not everyone is comfortable seeing a message therapist right now. Luckily, a handheld message gun like the three-speed Theragun Mini is a convenient way to reduce muscle soreness and give your partner a soft tissue massage without leaving the safety of your home.
Candle in the shape of paddy wax
A candle might sound cliché, but few are made with the kind of shelf life offered by Paddywax’s Form candles. Each 12-ounce candle can burn for up to 80 hours, and once your loved one has filled their home with the scent of fig, pomelo, and cedar, they can use a ceramic container as a planter for their favorite succulent.
Price: ~$26 to $38
Ticket to Ride: Nordic countries
Ticket to ride is one of the biggest board game franchises, and the Nordic variant is perfect for couples who don’t mind a bit of one-on-one competitive play. All you have to do is complete your train routes along the beautiful snowy landscape and try not to beat them too wrong.
Teakhaus Wooden Cutting Board
Cooking together is a timeless romantic tradition, much more enjoyable with the right set of utensils. Teakhaus’ professional-grade cutting boards come in all shapes and sizes, but each is thick enough to resist warping and provides a durable wooden surface for chopping, carving and slicing your way through the evening.
Pokémon Build-A-Bear or Star Wars
Build-A-Bear Workshops has incredibly adorable offerings from licensed lines of Pokemon and Star Wars plush, and their optional clothing and accessories take the cuteness factor to the next level. Who doesn’t love a Snorlax in a nightcap and pajamas? Someone without a heart, that’s who.
Price: ~$29 to $100
Mario Party Superstars
mario party is not for the faint of heart. This franchise has tested friendships over the years, but the couple who steal stars from each other and still talk to each other afterward likely stay together. Mario Party Superstars is perfect if you or your partner have played the classic titles, as it compiles 100 mini games from the Nintendo 64 and GameCube era for the Nintendo Switch.
Price: ~$50 to $60
Winter Warm Thermal Socks
Everyone wants to keep warm and cozy in the winter. Socks are a popular gift, but they’re a bit sold out. Enter the thermal heated socks from Busy Socks. These keep your extremities warm even in the extreme cold (and look pretty cute doing it).
Price: ~$13 to $14
Tribit Stormbox Micro
You don’t need the boombox of a romantic comedy like say anything to blast love songs like John Cusack. Tribit’s pocket-size StormBox Micro is the perfect Bluetooth speaker for date nights on the go, with up to eight hours of battery life, a surprising amount of sound, and a built-in strap that makes it the perfect fit for the handlebars of your beloved. his bike.
Buying roses for Valentine’s Day is about as cliché as it gets. But buying a pack of two vibrant Lego roses that you can build together and last forever? That’s a next level relationship right there. Apparently, relationships are built like everything else: brick by brick.
Carhartt 2-in-1 Insulated Backpack
You could easily spend $300 on a backpack that doubles as a 48-hour cooler, but why spend a fortune when something basic will do? The Carhartt Cooler Backpack features a classic, simple design, a sturdy dry compartment, and an insulated bottom large enough to hold a picnic for two.
Price: ~$64 to $65
Want to work with your valentine on a fun word game that requires a bit of creative thinking? Duo Code Names is a co-op spin-off on the ever-popular Code names. Just get into your partner’s mindset and give the best (or weirdest) one-word clues you know they’ll get.
Oura Ring (third generation)
At first glance, the Oura ring might seem like the kind of jewelry you could gift your high school sweetheart. Despite the band’s simple design, however, the subscription-based smart ring offers a host of health tracking features designed for rest and recovery, allowing your loved one to keep tabs on their heart rate and habits. of sleep without reaching for a Fitbit.
Linguistics of love
If you feel comfortable losing yourself in an intimate conversation with your partner, Linguistics of love will be a fun activity. The pack features a different question on each card, ranging from topics such as past and future, sex and intimacy, and those suitable for couples and individuals. lingual love also makes card packs for friends, which means you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to join in the conversation.
Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
When in doubt, it’s hard to go wrong with a practical gift like the minimalist Carter Everywhere mug. Fellow’s stainless steel container is a little sleeker than most travel mugs and features double-walled insulation, a wide mouth, and a ceramic coating on the inside that eliminates the metallic taste that coffee snobs are familiar with. and hate.
Price: ~$30 to $35
Spacetime coordinates art print
Using data from NASA, SpaceTime Coordinates creates a picture of what space was like when you met your partner or got married – or at any other significant event you should choose. Images can be delivered as digital files starting at $29, but also as posters, shirts, hoodies, necklaces, home decor, and other products at various price points.
The hygge game
If you want a low stakes group activity for your friends and family, The hygge game maybe what you are looking for. It includes 300 challenging questions meant to ask participants to think about the finer things in life, which the game’s creators say is apparently a loose English translation of the Danish word “hygge.” Seems like a good use of the all-too-scarce time of family and friends these days.
LeafIdeas Smoker Gun
If you know someone who likes to add a smoky flavor to almost everything (cocktails, fish, cheese, etc.), this Smoker Gun from LeafIdeas will allow them to add it to their food and drinks at home. You burn the included wood chips inside the infuser, and it propels smoke into the dome lid to enrich your treats with that hard-to-reproduce, authentic smoke flavor.
Kindle Paperwhite 2021
Why get comfortable with just one good book when you can get comfortable with thousands? The latest Kindle Paperwhite features USB-C charging and a larger 6.8-inch display with adjustable color temperature for nighttime reading. It’s a great gift when your partner needs some quiet time away from you.
Price: ~$110 to $130
Original stretch blanket
The original stretch blanket doesn’t use exotic fabrics or the same material as your bouffant, but there’s something to be said for a blanket that’s the same square footage as your garage. The cozy throw measures 10 feet by 10 feet and also comes in a variety of prints, from camouflage to more conventional.
Price: ~$134 to $159
Membership Eater Wine Club
Whether your loved one is an aficionado or simply a wine lover, our partner site, Eater, offers a Wine Club membership that automatically delivers a select batch of wines to your door each month. Each box contains two or four bottles, depending on the subscription, and is curated by a pro from a Eater-beloved city.
Price: ~$70 to $660
death of winter
Nothing brings a couple together on a romantic night like killing zombies together and surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. death of winter is an excellent tabletop game that is normally played with up to five players with a potential traitor, but it makes for an excellent two-player co-op experience.
Price: ~$51 to $60