Two things can be true: One, you know Valentine’s Day falls on Feb. 14 every year; and, two, every year, you somehow forget Valentine’s Day is this Feb. 14. If you’re stuck in that calendar conundrum, and are frantic at the prospect of pulling off last-minute Valentine’s Day giftgs for your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, partner, child or even dear old mom, then take a breath. It’s going to be okay. The shopping specialists at our sister site CBS Essentials are here to save you from being exiled to the sofa.
CBS Essentials has put together a list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for shoppers, like you, who need something good, and need something fast. We’re talking about everything from classic offerings (gorgeous Valentine’s Day flowers!) to cool gadgets (Apple AirPods on sale at Amazon!). Start reading, start clicking – and start taking care of your sweetie – because the clock is ticking!
Book a Cameo message
Send them a personalized Valentine’s video message from their favorite celebrity, from Gabby Douglas to Lisa Vanderpump to Kevin from “The Office,” via Cameo. Prices vary depending on the talent. Celebrities will create your Cameo within seven days, or 24 hours for an additional cost.
Buy an Audible Premium Plus gift membership
Bookworms can pick one audiobook a month with an Audible subscription. Select from four different membership durations, starting at one month for $15. Better yet – make the Audible subscription a gift to go with some new Apple AirPods for your special someone.
Apple AirPods Pro
These Apple AirPods Pro offer active noise cancellation, a MagSafe Charging Case and more. You can have them delivered fast via Amazon Prime, or if you truly waited until the last minute this Valentine’s Day, you can order online at Walmart and pick them up in-store the same day.
Gift a Scentbird subscription
If you’re stumped on what perfume or cologne to pick out for him or her, try a Scentbird subscription. Here’s how it works: 8 mL bottles are filled with fragrances from brands like Marc Jacobs and Versace. That equals about 140 sprays of perfume. Your loved one can test different scents, one bottle a month, without having to commit to a full bottle. Choose from a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription.
Three Scentbird bottles cost less than one full-size perfume, at $44. And if you gift a 6-month or 12-month subscription, you’ll even receive one or two free fragrances yourself, respectively. Your loved one will receive an email notifying them of your subscription gift, so this idea even works if you’ve procrastinated until Valentine’s Day.
Send an alcoholic beverage
Have a celebratory bottle of prosecco delivered straight to their doorstep, day-of, with Drizly. Consider La Marca prosecco, which has aromas of citrus, honeysuckle blossoms, green apple and peach. (Must be at least 21 years to order and take delivery, and prices vary based on location.)
Send a bouquet
Check to see if online flower delivery services still have a delivery slot open on Feb. 14. Floraqueen ships flowers to more than 100 countries, so it’s an excellent option if you have a loved one abroad. Type in your recipient’s address to see if this bouquet, full of chrysanthemums and roses, can be delivered to them. This is the smallest size, with two larger options available. You can pay extra for a vase. Find the full love and romance flower collection here, and check out the CBS Essentials guide to buying Valentine’s Day flowers online.
Gift a Trade coffee subscription
Choose from 2 to 24 bags of coffee for your favorite java lover with this gift subscription. They will receive an email about it on the date of your choosing. They can then select the frequency with which they’d like to receive these coffees from the nation’s top roasters.