The Best Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Down to the wire? Here are our favorite flowers, cards, candy and more.

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January 28, 2022

We’ve all been there: That mad dash to the drug store at 9:59 p.m. to grab smashed heart-shaped boxes of tasteless white chocolate because you forgot it’s Valentine’s Day. Save yourself and your loved ones from trash chocolate this year by ordering your sweet treats and gifts online. We’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day gifts, from classic red roses to cute Galentine's accessories to custom photo cards. Check out our favorite ideas, and stock up on heartfelt surprises for everyone you love.


If you're really down to the wire, you can easily find something for anyone on your list with Amazon Prime. From chocolates and candies to gifts for your kids or your partner, there's something for everyone. If you need a splurge-worthy gift for your partner, you can't go wrong with this luxurious HGTV editor-favorite silk pillowcase from Slip. If you want to gift more of an experience, consider a fun game for couples with questions and prompts to get to each other better or a picnic blanket to use for a sweet Valentine's Day date or to gift it with a redeemable coupon for a future outdoor picnic date.


Whether you're shopping for a card for a significant other or need a batch of cards for a school celebration, Minted has some great designs from independent artists across the country. Beyond cards, there are some seriously cute custom photo gifts such as this heart puzzle. Order by Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. with rushed shipping to receive orders by Friday, Feb. 11.


1-800-Flowers has tons of gifts with same-day shipping if you totally procrastinated and forgot it's Valentine's Day...on Valentine's Day. This is a great chance to snag classic romantic gifts such as red roses and chocolate-dipped strawberries at the very last minute.


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Hedley & Bennett

Shopping for a baker or planning to whip up Valentine's Day treats at home? You need an apron! Hedley & Bennett created a special Valentine's Day collection of colors for their popular aprons and smocks, from deep wine to a linen grapefruit pink, and the brand is offering a sweet deal with free embroidery for a limited time!


Speaking of baking, if your valentine's love language is acts of service and you're planning to surprise them with breakfast in bed or a batch of their favorite treats, make sure your kitchen is stocked with the supplies you need. Food Network's kitchen line at Kohl's features a great bakeware collection, from textured nonstick pans to bundt cake pans. If you don't have time to wait for shipping, you can buy your order online and pick it up in-store.


Vistaprint has some seriously cute Valentine's Day gifts, and the best part is the custom photo options such as these photo coasters or this Valentine's Day mug.

Urban Stems

Urban Stems always have gorgeous bouquets, but the new Valentine's Day collection is absolutely swoon-worthy. Depending on your location, same-day delivery is available on select arrangements.


Who needs fancy jewelry when you can unwrap one of these beautiful PopGrips from PopSockets? The latest collections of PopGrips include real gems such as quartz and luxe materials such as mother of pearl, and this Art Deco-inspired PopGrip reminds us of an antique door pull.


We couldn't help but notice all the amazing heart-shaped gifts at Anthropologie right now, from kitchen dishes to sleep masks. These gifts are so cute, you might just have to gift one for yourself, too!

Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. is always on our card radar, but there are some seriously adorable designs for Valentine's Day this year. How cute is this sailor postcard?


On a budget? Target has the best gifts for Valentine's Day under 20 bucks, and these ideas are so special and curated your Valentine will never know you waited until the last minute. Whip up breakfast in bed with this $12 heart-shaped waffle maker, or treat your Valentine to a super-luxe 100-percent silk mask or cozy sherpa slippers. Both are under $20! And here's the best Target hack. BaubleBar has a budget-friendly line at Target that looks just like the more expensive collection. This trendy charm bracelet? It is under $10.

Stoney Clover Lane

Even if you've never heard of Stoney Clover Lane, you've probably seen the designs. The pouches and purses have quite the cult following for the customization. With Stoney Clover, it's all about the patches. You can visit one of the boutiques and create your own one-of-kind piece, but big brands are noticing, and, if you don't live close to a Stoney Clover, you can now buy select pouches and bags online with patches and popular designs already sewn on for you! We found a handful of fun, patched pouches that are perfect for gifting — or treating yourself!

If you're shopping for your favorite Galentines, head over to The design house specializes in all things color and fun, and there are so many heart-shaped items on the site right now, from this adorable pillow to this handy portable charger.

Gift Cards

If you miss shipping deadlines entirely, don't run to the drugstore for a cheesy card and a big box of mediocre candy that's more expensive because it's packaged for Valentine's Day just yet. Instead, snag a gift card for a store you know your significant other loves so that they can pick out something they truly want. Maybe pair it with a card and a small consumable item like a favorite candy bar or drink, but, trust us, your Valentine would rather you spend money on a gift card than on something they don't actually want from the nearest store.

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