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Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts to save your love life

Forgot it’s February? Worry not: These kick-ass last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts are here to rescue your relationship.

By Lauren Rothman
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You can never go wrong with fancy chocolates, beautiful flowers and pricey jewelry for Valentine’s Day. But it’s time to admit it: You forgot about V-Day, and it’s too late to plan a romantic getaway or book a weekend for two at that romantic hotel that your sweetheart’s been hinting at all year. Don’t sweat it, though: we’re here to ensure there are no breakup songs in your future. Scope our collection of the funniest and most thoughtful last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that say, “I’m into you”—without going over-the-top.

Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Brass ID cuff from Banana Republic
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Brass ID cuff from Banana Republic

Buck outdated gender norms this V-Day and gift your guy a piece of jewelry. He’ll love this rugged brass cuff from men’s jewelry experts Giles & Brother: understated and versatile, it’s the perfect piece for dipping a toe into amped-up accessorizing.

Brass ID cuff, $145 at Banana Republic

Posies & Co. Petaluma body polish from Frontgate
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Posies & Co. Petaluma body polish from Frontgate

Treat your lover to an at-home spa treatment with this all-natural, small-batch body polish. Moisture-rich shea butter, smooth safflower oil and sweet-smelling Hawaiian frangipani flowers combine in a sugar scrub that softens rough skin and rinses away clean.

Petaluma body polish, $49.50 at Frontgate

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Naughty love coupons from FlytrapOnE
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Naughty love coupons from FlytrapOnE

Let’s be honest: Valentine’s Day is, conservatively, 90 percent about getting down. Get the ball rolling with this pack of naughty coupons, redeemable for blush-inducing acts including a lap dance, a quickie and outdoor sex.

Naughty love coupons, $15 at Etsy

Le Francaise brut champagne from Plum Market

La Francaise brut champagne from Plum Market

What would V-Day be without booze? Pick up a gift you’ll both enjoy: this crisp, bubbly, all-around-delicious brut champagne from classic producer Taittinger.

La Francaise brut champagne, $39.97 at Plum Market

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Writers log large refillable leather notebook from Rustico
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Writers log large refillable leather notebook from Rustico

Perfect for the scribe in your life, this gorgeous leather-bound journal makes for a thoughtful and elegant gift. Soft top-grain leather wraps around a lined notebook, which can be replaced once it’s full of your lover’s deepest thoughts. Available in a variety of rich shades, from burgundy to buckskin.

Refillable leather notebook, $45 at Rustico

Classic stemless insulated tumblers from Corkcicle
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Classic stemless insulated tumblers from Corkcicle

Consider a set of these triple-insulated tumblers that keep drinks cold for up to nine hours. Fill ‘em up with white wine, piña coladas or straight whiskey, pop on the shatterproof lid and BYOB to wherever the wind blows without worrying about your cocktails growing cold.

Insulated tumblers, $22.95 at Corksicle

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Leather billfold wallet from J. Crew
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Leather billfold wallet from J. Crew

A sleek leather wallet is a classic gift for a man, and with good reason: it’s practical, stylish and durable. Plus, he’ll think of you each time he reaches for it. This timeless Italian leather option from Banana Republic is sure to be appreciated.

Leather billfold wallet, $65 at J. Crew

VeraMeat vampire teeth ring
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VeraMeat vampire teeth ring

Show your beloved that you want to just gobble her up with this intense, but loving, ring from VeraMeat. Need to snag her ring size without her knowing? You can grab one of her rings when she’s not around, trace it onto a piece of paper, then print out a guide from an online ring sizer.

VeraMeat vampire teeth ring, $78 at VeraMeat

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Homebrew starter kit from Northern Brewer
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Homebrew starter kit from Northern Brewer

Is your guy or lady a total hophead? Help him or her get into the homebrew game with this straightforward starter kit from Northern Brewer. It’s packed with everything your would-be brewer will need to make five gallons of their own suds, from a stainless steel brew kettle to the ingredients necessary to make a bitter-balanced IPA.

Homebrew starter kit, $99.98 at Northern Brewer

Have a Pizza My Heart bracelet set from Vanessa Arizaga
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Have a Pizza My Heart bracelet set from Vanessa Arizaga

Proudly display your love of pizza with this matching set of bracelets from Venessa Arizaga. If you really dig your partner, split up the pair, you wearing one and your flame wearing the other in an eternal (hopefully) display of pepperoni-topped affection.

Venessa Arizaga Have a Pizza My Heart bracelet set, $50 at Venessa Arizaga

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