Valentine’s Day is once again upon us, and just like every other year, our social media feeds are overflowing with pictures of heart-shaped boxes, chocolate-covered strawberries, and roses. But this year, for Valentine’s Day 2020, the focus is on the people we love the most: our friends and family.
As the world comes together to help us celebrate virtual romance, it’s time for us to reflect on how we can make the most of this special day. And what better way to do that than by remembering the best Valentine’s Day gifts we’ve ever received.
Whether you’re dating, engaged to, or just want to show your love for someone, these are the gifts that will make them feel special. From the heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolate and mini bottles of spirit to the extravagant bouquets wrapped in newspaper, here are some of the most memorable Valentine’s Day gifts.
A Personalized Mixtape
We all love listening to mixtapes, don’t we? Especially if it’s one of your favorite songs on repeat all day long. As a present, why not make a tape of your best songs, lyrics, and messages to share with your loved one? It won’t cost you a penny, and it will allow them to enjoy your music without having to worry about skipping a track or changing the volume. Not to mention the fact that it’s the perfect way to show them just how much you care. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can even add a personal message or a song from your favorite band.
A Personalized Box
The boxes are back! And they’re bigger and better than ever. So what if you don’t have enough room for all of their favorite toys and souvenirs? No problem. Give them a big ol’ box, and let them know you were thinking about them all day long. The best part is that you can decorate the box with ribbons, stickers, and balloons to make it more personal and give it that extra special touch. They won’t have enough room for all of their new toys either, so this is the perfect way to keep up with their growth spurt. Plus, it’ll be a great conversation starter when they’re older — when they ask about the gift, instead of just giving it away, you can say, “Hang on, let me see if I packed your old ballerina set or your stuffed animals.” It’s the perfect present to build a childhood memory with. For older kids, it’s the perfect present to remember a special day or event. We know what it’s like to get a little overloaded with stuffed animals from Santa — we’ve all been there! — but this is the perfect way to make sure your loved ones know just how much you care. This gift is guaranteed to be a conversation starter.
A Coffee Machine For The Office
As a coffee lover, you know exactly what I’m talking about. When you’re working hard all day, the last thing you need is to come back to a pot of coffee that’s already made. So don’t get me wrong, I love a café au lait just as much as the next person, but it’s not always practical to go out for coffee when you need it. Especially when you’re in the middle of a deadline. Which is why I’m glad that there are some gifts out there that make coffee available anytime and anywhere. This is perfect for the office, especially if you’re drinking it from a mug that matches the decor. The best part is that they don’t have to know what it is — they’ll simply think it’s great coffee machine that they didn’t have before. Genius!
A Varsity Jacket From The Past
Varsity jackets have been around for more than a century, and they’ve been popular ever since. It was originally designed for students who wanted to show their school pride, and although it has evolved in meaning over the years, the desire to identify with a school’s athletics program remains. With the right fit and accessories, you can still sport this classic style for cool nights out on the town or during a casual day at work. This gift is a symbol of your connection to a bygone era and of your excitement about their upcoming graduation or college entrance exam. It’s a great gift for someone who’s already a fan of Varsity Jackets — the possibilities are endless!
A Personalized Coffee Mug
If you’re a coffee mug lover, then this is the perfect present. Not only do you get to express how much you love coffee mugs, but you can also get creative with the design and paint the mug any color you want. Even if they already have a coffee mug, this is the perfect way to express your love for them and for their coffee-drinking habits. This is also a great gift for someone who is always finding their coffee mug missing from the handle, leaving them wondering where it went. Finally, a coffee mug that suits their personality perfectly!
A Cheese Board
Who doesn’t love free-range cheese? And what’s more affordable than freshly made cheese? This is the ultimate gift for someone who loves their vegetarian lifestyle — or for someone who just wants some extra snacks during the day. All they have to do is unwrap it and begin chopping. The possibilities with this one are endless! You can use different types of cheeses, such as Camembert, Brie, or mozzarella. And if you want to add extra value, you can get the raw cheeses and prepare it yourself. This is also a great gift for a foodie — or for a collector of cheeses!
A Fancy French Press
Speaking of foodies, who doesn’t love the smell of freshly ground coffee? Especially when it’s accompanied by the crackling of a freshly made baguette? This is the perfect gift for someone who loves their morning coffee and the smell of fresh bread. Coffee purists will also appreciate this gift since it is a classic example of a high-quality espresso machine. When you press the button, the machine will take care of the rest. All they have to do is pour their favorite espresso shots into a bowl and sit back and relax while they eat their morning caffeine-rich pastry.
A Personalized Beer Mug
Nowadays, getting a mug that suits their personality perfectly is something that wouldn’t have been considered strange a few years ago. Especially when most people are drinking craft beer and wine out of cork-stoppered bottles. Still, there is something nostalgic about receiving a beer mug that represents your favorite brew. This is the perfect gift for someone who is a fan of beer, but doesn’t always have a place to drink it. Especially if you’re doing some drinking of your own and have nowhere to put a bottle, they could always use a beer mug to drink out of while you drink yours in peace.
A Wine-drinking Glass
Speaking of which, why not go for a pair of wine glasses instead? You can get them in any shape or size you want, and most importantly, they don’t have to be perfect. As long as they’re comfortable in your hand and the bottle fits comfortably in the glass, then it’s perfect. Plus, they’ll never know how much you cared because they didn’t have their own set. This is the perfect gift for someone who is always having trouble keeping track of what glass to use when serving wine. Finally, a gift that speaks to their interests!
An Outbreaker Brewing Company T-Shirt
Did you know that some people actually grow to love their job? And not just the money or the social life? We’re not kidding, some people even enjoy going to work every day. Which is why it’s the perfect present for someone who’s passionate about their job — whether it’s in an office or behind a bar. This is the official T-shirt of the Outbreaker Brewing Company, and although we aren’t suggesting you go out and buy one for yourself, it’s the perfect gift for someone who loves beer and hangs out at bars and restaurants frequently. They’ll also appreciate the subtle hint that they’re working hard while looking cool (we know it’s difficult to find shirts that fit both you and them).
A Coffee Machine For The Office
If you’re a coffee lover and they’re not, then this is the perfect present. Not only do you get to express how much you love coffee mugs, but you can also get creative with the design and paint the mug any color you want. Even if they already have a coffee mug, this is the perfect way to express your love for them and for their coffee-drinking habits. This is also a great gift for someone who is always finding their coffee mug missing from the handle, leaving them wondering where it went. Finally, a coffee mug that suits their personality perfectly!