Valentine’s Day isn’t just for celebrating your significant other.
Yes, the holiday is rooted in romantic beginnings, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show all the people you care about some love! This holiday is as much about gratitude as it is anything else. Gratitude for someone's friendship, for their affection, or for them being a person you can count on.
An act of gratitude through a kind gesture — whether it’s the love of your life or a reliable work colleague — is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Because finding the perfect gift can be a bit challenging, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites that work for just about anyone.
You don’t have to reach over the top to find something meaningful. Just think about why your recipient is special to you and how you could make their day a little bit brighter. Whether it’s a special card, a new journal, or a more traditional gift like chocolate or candy, there are so many ways to say “I love having you in my life!”.
For Valentines who are goal-chasers and deeply connected to their inner self, try a Mantra Journal. Created with Ink+Volt's core pillars in mind, this journal guides the user through exercises that will help them gain perspective and find meaning. They’ll discover what their motivation is and how to use it to achieve their biggest aspirations.
Say It With Chocolate
Do you love them a latte? With your whole tart and soul? If so, there’s a chocolate bar at the Seattle Chocolate company that will relay the message. Yes, flowers and candy may be a cliche, but really, is there anything better than a sweet treat? If Valentine’s Day is all about love and indulgence, we can’t think of a more appropriate way to share the joy.
Bubble Cube Candle
A colorful candle that hits all the aesthetic marks is such a luxurious gift for your loved one! People are obsessed with the colors, scents, and the way the bubble cube candles burn. It’s a fun twist on a Valentine’s Day classic and works for everybody on your list, from your mom to your friends.
Help your Valentine take a little time for themselves this year! With career goals, personal relationships, and everything in between, self-care can easily fall by the wayside. But the Self-Care Notepad has everything on one page to make sure they can find the time to take care of themselves too! A quick assessment, priority list, and routine plan will keep them healthy and happy, and there’s a whole lot to love about that!
Affirmation Card Deck
Positive thoughts are pretty powerful. They can even have an effect on physical health! This 50-card deck helps keep the inspiration flowing, without being overly sentimental or cheesy. The affirmations on this card will make them laugh, while also making them feel inspired and prepared for a great day. They even have a version that is made just for sharing at work.
Book of the Month Subscription
You may very well be living your own great love story, but there’s no harm in slipping away into a different life and soaking up another tale every once in a while. A Book of the Month club subscription is great for your loved ones who love sci-fi, mysteries, and, of course, romances. You can choose from three, six, or 12-month plans, which will keep them thinking about you all year long.
Hand-Written Scratch Card
Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day card can be a bit of a challenge. This greeting card lets you do it all, with a twist! You write the message and place the sticker on the card. They’ll scratch it off to find a hand-written note that shows them how much you care. This is perfect for revealing a surprise, announcing an experience-based gift, or just for writing a sweet message.
Friendship Maintenance Cards
Calling all best friends! No matter how near or far they may be, these postcards let your bestie know you’re thinking of them. 30 cards with witty inscriptions are great to give as a gift, or keep them in your stationary and send them as needed. It’s never a bad time to check in, and receiving a postcard in the mail is even better. Nothing says “Hey, I love you” like snail mail.
Mini Dried Flower Bouquet
A special occasion calls for special flowers, but wouldn’t it be nice if they could last forever? They can! Opt for a bouquet of dry flowers this year over fresh stems. The obvious benefit is that they’ll last far longer, and you also won’t have to worry about putting in a late order. They’re casual enough to give your bestie, too.
They say the quickest path to the heart is through the stomach, so a fancy kitchen gadget can be the perfect gift this time of year. Help them cook up something great with a marble cookbook stand that also accommodates most tablets. Sophisticated, simple, and handy. It checks all the boxes for a perfect gift!
The Hygge Conversation Card Game
“Hygge” is the Danish word for the feeling of being cozy. Warm blankets, hot tea with a friend, family dinners on a cold night. That’s all hygge! You can get that feeling with this card deck that offers up cozy questions for an easy-going game night. It’s the perfect thoughtful gift for everybody who loves a mellow gathering with loved ones.
Why I'm Grateful for You: Fill in the Love Journal
An easy way to say how much you care: a fill-in-the-blank journal that hits all of the high points. Fill it out and give it as a gift - no sappy, awkward card necessary. You don’t have to worry about saying the right thing here. The prompts are already written for you - you just have to be sincere! Prompts like "I'm super grateful for the way you make ____" and "I love how you never get tired of my ____" make it easy to show how grateful you are to have such a wonderful person in your life.