Valentine’s Day Gift Guide & Review

Valentines Day Gift Guide & Review

Teddy Garcia

Oh February, the month of love and bitter cold, chocolate and broken hearts, and most importantly: the capitalist agenda abusing Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get more money.

As someone without a significant other, I think I speak for all of us when I say that Valentine’s Day is the worst if you’re single. For us, the real holiday is the day after, when all the chocolate and candy is on sale and we can buy them in bulk.

Alas, there are still those lucky few that do have a valentine. So, for this article (and the sake of your relationships), I will be ranking the classic Valentine’s Day gifts. 

(Basically I’m telling you what to get, and what not to get.)


  1. Gift baskets

This is a creative and thoughtful way to show your love for your partner. Fill it with nice things and things they like, show them you care, and most importantly, be original! 


  1. Chocolate 

I think this one is pretty obvious. The most cliche, but it’s classic for a reason! Everybody likes chocolate (and if your partner doesn’t… you should probably break up with them).


  1. Jewelry

Depending on whether or not your partner actually wears jewelry, this can be a great gift. It is a lasting and permanent show of your love, one that they can wear whenever and be able to think of you.


  1. Teddy bears / plushies

I might be a bit biased on this one, since I am a big fan of soft things and such, but I think this is often a very cute gift idea, especially for long distance couples. It is something they can hold at night and think of you, or hug when they miss you. Bonus points if it is their favorite animal.


  1. Flowers

At the moment it can be very sweet, especially if it is their favorite kind of flower, but they don’t last very long. It’s often better to get something more permanent, though flowers can be a nice addition to other presents.

Overall, it really is the thought that counts, so as long as your gift is thoughtful and expresses your love, you should be good. Also- remember to make (or buy) a card!

Creative gift/date ideas:

Love letter

Photo album

Day trip to a place they love

Eat out at their favorite restaurant

Custom scented candles

Make them a playlist

If you can cook, make their favorite food

Take them on a picnic (if the weather allows)

Watch their favorite movie/show together


In general, just treat them like royalty.