Make this February 14th more memorable with these 14 thoughtful and unique last minute Valentine’s Day gifts and ideas that no one will ever guess were last minute.
We’re just days away from Valentine’s Day. It’s officially crunch time.
And this year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, which means you’ll likely need your gifts a day or two early if you plan to celebrate ahead of February 14th.
If you haven’t found the perfect Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart yet, don’t panic — you still have time to grab a unique and thoughtful gift that will look like you’ve spent weeks planning it. The key is to make sure that the gift you choose is coming truly from the heart, that it includes something personal and special about your relationship, that it’s meaningful and able to show that you really care.
This might sound like a tall order, but when you have the ability to customize your gifts you can easily accomplish all of it with just a few clicks and a spare moment of time.
Start thinking about what your partner loves to do, the inside jokes you share, and the special moments in your past. Then create a Valentine’s Day experience that is sure to wow! Here are 14 of our best last minute ideas for 2022.
1. A Cute Mug Set For Two
If you’re buying for a true coffee or tea lover, consider a personalized mug or a set of matching mugs for the two of you. It’s one of the simpler gifts on our list, but it’s also very popular because so many people appreciate a good mug. This cute set of mugs features heart-shaped handles and the quote “We go together like coffee and donuts,” but there are other fun quotes to choose from.
You can make yours a part of a larger gift, fill it up with their favorite sweets, pair it with their favorite tea or coffee, or a gift card to their favorite coffee shop. You can also complete this Valentine’s Day gift by scheduling some coffee or tea time (and donuts!) for just the two of you.
2. A Luxury Robe
There’s a reason these plush luxury robes are a best seller year after year. They’re unbelievably soft and are custom embroidered with any name, first initial or three letter monogram. You can customize one just for your sweetheart or get a coordinating set for the both of you to enjoy at home on Valentine’s Day or any day. They come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect one.
These plush robes make a great Valentine’s gift alone or as part of a spa themed date night you can create right at home.
3. I Cerealsly Love You Bowl
If your partner loves food, then this adorably punny cereal bowl with the quote “I cerealsly love you” will be a hit this Valentine’s Day! It’s a small gift they can enjoy each morning, knowing it was custom made with love just for them.
Not into cereal? There are other romantic designs to choose from. And if your sweetheart loves to cook, grill, bake or entertain, there are plenty of unique food related gift ideas to choose from. Matching aprons, engraved charcuterie boards, recipe boxes or books, are just a few fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can customize. Make it their favorite thing in the kitchen so they’ll always remember your thoughtful gift.
4. Custom Conversation Heart Pillow
One of our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts this year is this darling heart shaped pillow that resembles the classic conversation hearts candies. This fun pillow has the perfect vintage Valentine vibes and a nostalgic feel, but what makes it really neat is that you can customize the text and colors on the front and back of the pillow.
Recreate your favorite conversation heart sayings or create your own – the possibilities are endless!
The conversation heart pillow is a perfect gift on its own, but if you’d like you can pair it with other conversation hearts themed items – and of course, a jar of the classic candy.
5. Conversation Hearts Mug
Speaking of conversation hearts, this timeless design is making a comeback in a variety of ways and fun gift ideas. Look for gifts you can add a personal message to or create your own conversation hearts phrases, like with the heart pillow design. Another great option is this engraved mason jar mug. It’s perfect for cold or hot drinks and is custom etched with conversation hearts you design.
Whether it’s the main gift or a part of a bigger gift package, this custom glass mug will never disappoint. Pair it with their favorite beverage and you have something both of you can enjoy on Valentine’s Day. You can customize four conversation hearts to make this glass truly special and unique.
6. Photo Heart Puzzle
One of the more unique and unexpected gifts on this list is also a customer favorite. A photo puzzle can be such a fun Valentine’s Day gift, especially if you don’t tell your sweetheart what the puzzle is before you start putting it together! The fun is all in their discovery of what the puzzle shows.
This gift is perfect for a date night at home or for revealing a special message. Get creative and see what meaningful, thoughtful Valentine’s gift you can create with a simple puzzle.
7. Our Love Stacks Up Game
Not into puzzles? How about a game? From board games and strategy games, to timeless classics like chess, backgammon and the popular jumbling tower game, there are plenty of options for Valentine’s Day. One of our favorite game gifts this year is the Our Love Stacks Up jumbling tower game, complete with a personalized wooden case.
We’ve seen couples write love notes or messages on each of the wooden blocks, or special dates and memories attached to them. Get creative and see how you can make this a meaningful and special gift this Valentine’s Day.
8. A Romantic Keepsake
These unique engraved wood keepsakes allow you to create a fun, memorable Valentine’s gift that is easy on the wallet. It’s the perfect thing to show your love in a small, unexpected way. They make a great addition to anyone’s desk, shelf, dresser or nightstand and offer a loving reminder of your lasting relationship. You can’t go wrong with one of these custom wooden postcards this Valentine’s Day. Bonus – they make for ideal long-distance Valentine’s Day gifts!
9. Love Letter Blanket
A custom love letter blanket is another thoughtful idea that your Valentine will not be expecting. You can customize it with a meaningful message straight from the heart or use a poem or quote for inspiration.
Don’t have the time or creativity to pour your heart out into a love letter? Create a custom photo blanket instead, or choose a Valentine’s Day design that includes your names or initials and other personal details.
This year, the best last minute Valentine’s day idea is a date night at home. These cozy, custom blankets will make a great addition to your romantic night at home.
10. Valentine’s Day Art
This is another great last minute idea for Valentine’s day that will make a lasting impression. All you need is your favorite photo of the two of you. It can be your first photo as a couple, your engagement or wedding photo, or a favorite shot from your last vacation or weekend getaway. Personalize the picture frame design you like the most, include one or more photos and you’re set!
Don’t have a great photo on hand? No problem. Create unique, romantic wall art with your names, a special message and other custom details your sweetheart will adore.
11. Key To My Heart Necklace
A beautiful engraved piece of jewelry is a classic gift that will never go out of style. If you’ve never given your significant other personalized jewelry, or other customized accessories, consider it this year. They’re gifts that will make an impact, becoming their most treasured possessions they can keep with them every day.
The Key To My Heart necklace is the perfect choice for those who want to create a unique, personalized gift with a loving message. One side of the heart shaped key is engraved with any name, while the other includes a short, loving message.
12. I Love Every Inch Of You Tape Measure
Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, husband or a new flame, this tape measure with the saying “I love every inch of you” will make a fun last minute gift for any guy. This romantic Valentine’s Day design has three different phrases to choose from and can be customized with yours and his name.
13. Custom Valentine’s Day Card
For a simple, thoughtful and sentimental statement, let your sweetheart know that your love is here to stay with this unique Valentine’s Day card that displays the exact number of days you’ve been together. You can customize the inside and outside of this oversized heart-shaped card and include it with any Valentine’s Day gift, even a box of chocolates and flowers, to add a meaningful touch.
14. Five Senses Gift Idea
The popular Five Senses Gift is one of the most thoughtful, unique and romantic Valentine’s Day gift ever imagined. It’s typically not the best choice for a last minute gift because it involves a good amount of thought, planning and shopping around. But with the right tools at hand, you can make it the best last-minute Valentine’s Day gift – here’s how.
Browse the five senses gift categories to find the right gift for each of their senses – Sight, Touch, Sound, Smell and Taste. This unique collection makes it easy to find a meaningful gift to go with each of the five senses categories – and allows you to customize each item to make it super special.
Download the free printable to package each of the five gifts, which will also help explain the meaning of each gift. And you’re set!
Share Your Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas
Tell us about your favorite last minute Valentine’s Day ideas by sharing your stories in the comments below. Whether it’s a DIY gift or simply a thoughtful gesture, like cooking your partner’s favorite meal on Valentine’s Day – we’d love to hear your last minute ideas.