You can never go wrong with heart-shaped candies, long-stemmed roses and diamonds for Valentine’s Day. But let’s face it: You forgot about V-Day, and it’s too late to book a weekend away for two at that romantic hotel they’ve been hinting at all year. Don’t worry, though, we’re here to ensure there are no breakup songs in your future. We’ve compiled the funniest and most thoughtful last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that say, “I dig you”—without going over-the-top.
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If your guy isn’t likely to indulge himself, treat him to a bit of luxury with this ultra manly razor. The advanced butterfly head delivers a super close shave without any accidental cuts, and comes with a sleek travel case and five bonus blades.
Viking’s Blade The Chieftain Safety Razor, $36.97 on amazon.com
Wear your heart on your sleeve—or around your neck—with this dual-purpose accessory from Rebecca Minkoff. Wrap the black leather around your wrist several to wear it as a bracelet, or loop it just twice to turn it into an on-trend choker.
Rebecca Minkoff heart leather wrap bracelet or choker, $33.60 on amazon.com
Let’s be real: No New York apartment has room for a full-sized house plant. Instead, gift your special someone these elegant ceramic planters with brass accents. They’re wall mounted, so they won’t take up any excess space in your cramped pad.
Umbra Trigg hanging containers, $22.15 on amazon.com
This rugged metallic cuff adds a stylish touch to any guy’s outfit without looking too flashy. If he pairs it with a suit, a hint of gold might peek out from under his shirtsleeve; worn with a cozy sweater and jeans, it gives him a little bit of extra swagger.
Giles and Brother railroad cuff spike bracelet, $66.50 on amazon.com
Your special someone will always have somewhere to write their love notes and sweet nothings with this set of three illustrated notebooks from Rifle Paper Company. The delicate gold foil accents on the linen covers make them feel really luxe.
Rifle Paper Company set of three assorted tapestry notebooks, $14.99 on amazon.com
Think of this tiny book of 10 tear-out compliment cards as the grownup version of the Valentines you gave out in grade school. Distribute the notes embellished with sayings like “You’re better than unicorns and sparkles combined” to each of your pals to spread the love, or leave a bunch of them all over your partner’s bed for a grand romantic gesture.
ban.do design compliment postcard book, $10 on amazon.com
Serious caffeine addicts know that the Chemex is the king of all coffeemakers. Surprise your partner with a freshly brewed cup of joe on Valentine's Day morning. it’s the perfect excuse to lounge in bed together a little while longer.
Chemex six-cup classic series glass coffee maker, $41.32 on amazon.com
The title might resonate with cynics a little too well, but it’s too good to pass up for the valentine with a sarcastic side. Clinton Kelly of What Not to Wear fame offers up some deliciously snarky asides in this collection of essays.
“I Hate Everyone, Except You” by Clinton Kelly, $16.13 on amazon.com