Gift ideas

30+ Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all ages

For some, Valentine’s Day is a big event and for others it’s just another Monday in February (with a little more chocolate).

For some, Valentine’s Day is a big event and for others it’s just another Monday in February (with a little more chocolate).

Whether it’s a simple “I love you today and 365” card or a shiny splurge, we’ve got all the bases covered for classmates, friends, coworkers, and partners alike. all kinds.


If they are still small enough to wear a heart print onsie No fuss, this comfy knit is made from 100% cotton and has snap back closures. Available at the hole.

Valentine's Day cards.

Has Cupid ever insisted on storing enough cards for the whole class? Probably not. Exchanges of school cards for Valentine’s Day require volume: this set of 24 cards in six different magical animal designs (like a llamacorn) includes four pencils, which can be used to write the cards or given to extra-special adults in the classroom (like teachers). Available at Amazon.

Shibu Ibu

Handing a child a box of chocolates is a tummy ache and sugar crash waiting to happen, so distract them with their own treat like a heart shaped pop bubble toy, a Shiba Inu squishmallow soft toy, a packet of 500 puffy stickers, Crayola Scentscational Washable Markers, or a bottle of Sweet Dream Bubble Bath by Hello Bello

neon heart light

This heart shaped neon would make a great backdrop for TikTok videos. Even a tween or teen who isn’t, like, actually into a man-made love day, would hook it up. Available on Amazon.

Vitruvi Diffuser

A self-care treat, like verb body lotion, Clinique Aloe Shave Gel (ideal for the face and legs) or a black Vitruvi stone diffuser for their room, is ideal for a teenager who has grown up (but still wants a gift, obviously). Body lotion and shaving gel are available at Sephora; The Vitruvi diffuser is available at Amazon.

Patrick star shirt

Sponge Bob SquarePants continues to delight adults and children alike with its eerie and upbeat crew of sea creatures. While we may not quite understand fandom, this Patrick star t-shirt might just delight a teenager who still catches Nickelodeon reruns. Ironically, of course. Available at Old Navy.


Heart shaped mug.

A cup with heart-shaped handle is a cute keepsake that lasts beyond a day. Available at Indigo.

black and white heart rug

Take the “home is where the heart is” cliche literally with these gooey decor options. Doormats with a heart pattern are popular all year round and there are a few designed for modern spaces, like this one black and white rug from Company6, this engraved woven rug from simons (on sale for only $10) and this classy option form Kerrisdale Woods.


There is also this adorable and sweet heart shaped indoor rug from simons, a stuffed toy heart shaped cushion from Indigo and for those who don’t like pink, a heart shaped pillow in gray from Amazon.


NO chocolates

Chocolate is a classic Valentine’s Day gift and this Vancouver is an awesome roster covers many of BC’s best craft options. For local delivery, Purdys has classic heart shaped boxes and, for the person who wants to retire from Valentine’s Day (but doesn’t want to retire from candy), a “No” box knock on the spot.

Cast iron heart.

If a $300 Le Creuset Cast Iron Casserole is on the wishlist (but not on the budget), there are super dupes on Amazon, like the MiaMo red cast iron and the Ecolution heart-shaped frying pan for $20. Available at Amazon.

Dash Waffle Maker.

For breakfast in bed, this Mini Dash Waffle Maker has hundreds of 5 star reviews. Don’t forget the organic waffle mix, like this one made in Canada Anita’s Multigrain Blend, and one Bottle of grade A maple syrup.


MELP cloud candle.

There are so many candles on the market that it’s hard to find one that’s special: this one MELP Cloud Candle is not like the usual pot options. With three rows of stacked beeswax and soy balls, this is a show piece and should be burned (for up to 60 minutes) on a candle plate. Available at

Heating massager.

Is Covid making you skip your annual couples massage for a second year in a row? It’s a little ugly but very effective body massager digs deep into muscle knots and has a heating option. It’s not a luxury trip to the spa, but it does help relieve muscle tension after a long day. Available at Amazon.

Old Navy pants.

If movie night is the perfect end to V-Day, why not do it with matching loungewear? Old Navy has adorable heart print family pajamas, perfect to sit and watch Encanto for the 97th time. Available at Old Navy.

The date of the wedding.

For something a little more heartfelt than a Netflix binge, a book says everything a greeting card can’t. Some theme options are a book of poems (cordially by FS Yousaf), a new romance classic like The date of the wedding by Jasmine Guillory and scandalous historical fictions, such as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.


Knot ring.

Heart-shaped jewelry is a very specific thing that people either like or…dislike. For a romantic ring style unique and always in tune with the holidays, Infinity Knot rings are the shape of the season. Available at Jewelers of the Peoples.

(For those who like a heart-shaped piece, these diamond studs by Nordstrom are made in Canada and will last a lifetime.)

Lea's court designs.

Monogram necklaces are always a coveted gift. Handcrafted in Vancouver, this filigree monogram necklace by Leah Yard Designs is a personal, sophisticated and delicate piece that can be worn everyday. Available at Leah Yard Designs.

Tom Ford perfume.

Choosing a perfume for another person is tricky, but there’s nothing wrong with a luxury. Tom Ford unisex perfume. Tobacco vanilla is warm and confident, but not overwhelming. Available at Nordström.

Burberry scarf.

Combine them with this classic Burberry scarf in the luxury brand’s signature print. The design has been solid for 50 years; it will always fit and never go out of style. Available at SSense.

Wayfarer Ray Bans

like the scarf, Ray Bans are iconic, unisex, one size fits all and will be something they will seek out over and over again over the years. Available at Clearly.