You forgot to buy a Valentine’s Day gift?! Looks like you’ll have to wrestle all the other last minute Valentine’s Day shoppers in the grocery store for that last bouquet of flowers. Or maybe you can find a cheesy teddy bear for your special someone that they’ll secretly hate, but keep forever because they feel like they can’t throw it away. Or maybe you should just own up to your lack of commitment to your relationship and come home empty handed. What’s so great about eternal love and companionship, anyway?
Fear not, you poor procrastinating soul… Lucky for you, we here at Skipwish are invested in your relationship, and are willing to pick up the slack. We’ve compiled a list of perfect Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for you to pick up on your way home today. Since the big day is already here, stereotypical Valentine’s Day gifts will probably be all be sold out. But that’s no problem. These out-of-the-box gift ideas will not only be easier to find, but will make your significant other feel special. From fun activities for you two to do together, to pretty but unconventional decorative items, this list is sure to inspire the perfect last minute gift for your true love.
While it is not a typical Valentine’s Day gift, a piece of art can be a great gift. It shows your partner that you care about them, understand their taste, and want them to be able to have a comfortable and appealing living space. And whenever they see the piece on the wall, they’ll associate it with you.
Big stores like Target and Kirkland’s sell relatively inexpensive art prints in large frames, specifically designed to spruce up a living space. Though factory copies, these prints can still be quite beautiful and interesting. There’s no shame in getting a good bang for your buck.
On the other hand, if you’re able, you could step your gift up even more by finding a unique original piece. You could search online for places that sell artwork by local artists, visit a street art vendor, or look for something in your budget from a gallery. Original or not, though, this is a gift that is sure to make your significant other feel special.
Getting a plant is a good, low-key, way to show someone you plan to be around long term. Not as commitment intense as a new puppy or child, it’s still a good way to say, “I want to grow some roots.” Plants can be low-maintenance, beautiful additions to an expanding home. Plus, not many people are going to HomeDepot or Lowes for last-minute V-Day Gifts, so the selection should be vast!
While it may seem cliché to get a movie for V-Day… it is. But you don’t have many options at this point! Old school never really goes out of style, especially if your person is an old soul. Really though, this day is about your relationship, and showing that you care for one another. There’s no better way to that than spending good quality time. Pair it with popcorn, their favorite candy, and a well-written card, and you will be in the clear. Those movie bins at Wal-Mart are always full!
Got a partner who's very competitive? Nothing quite says “I Love You” like giving someone all of your money because you can’t afford rent on Boardwalk. If Monopoly isn’t their game try a card game like EXPLODING KITTENS (we promise it is a fun game). Either way, a new game is a perfect way to ensure a fun night or another date!
Hopefully that’s enough to help you figure out the perfect last minute gift. We know that sometimes things get busy, and especially when you’ve been together for years or decades, it can be hard to remember things like this. That doesn’t make you a bad partner… as long as you can pull it together and show them how much they mean to you, one way or another.