Valentine’s Day celebration has been anything but normal since 2020. The Pandemic happened and thus we had to find a new way of celebrating. This year is not any better since we all have to embrace the new normal. And even if Valentine’s Day will likely be more low-key this year due to the pandemic, that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun or romantic. Valentine’s Day isn’t canceled, and neither is love. In fact, a date at home can sometimes be even more gratifying than a night out, because you have everything you need already: each other’s company. Plus, you don’t have to worry about making reservations, dress codes, or dealing with traffic. And with online shopping, you can have practically any gift imaginable shipped right to your doorstep.
Here are some creative gift ideas to make Valentine’s Day 2021 extra special and memorable one – for all the right reasons.
Gift for the One Who Misplaces Keys: Tile Tracker
It’s hardly the most romantic gift, but it sure is a practical one for anyone who’s constantly misplacing their keys or phone. And it’s all in how you frame it: “I know how frustrating it is when things go missing,” you say, “and a guy I know says these Tile things are awesome.”
A Sweetheart in Your Hands: Heart Mouse
Give your boring, black mouse a whimsical upgrade, with this heart-shaped model, which emits a warm glow when they use it.
Gift for Emerging Online Coaches: Blitzwolf Selfie Stick Tripod
If your other half is hoping to become the next big online coach, then they’ll likely need a tripod, which also doubles as a selfie stick, to capture themselves participating in the latest tiktok social media challenges. This highly-rated model fits various smartphones, including multiple generations of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. The rotating tripod boasts a rechargeable battery lasting up to 24 hours (or up to 20,000 pictures), according to the brand. It also comes equipped with a Bluetooth-enabled remote control to snap pictures.
Gift for Wellness Enthusiast: Ninja BL480D Nutri 1000
The highly-rated Ninja Bullet is popular among shoppers and has become a go-to blender for multiple personal trainers. It doesn’t take up much space on the counter and you can also eat right out of the cup that it comes with. It has a magical way of making the perfect smoothie consistency. The five-pound blender features three speed settings, which is appealing for personal trainers who likes to whip up protein shakes with nuts.
So Close to My Heart: Apple Watch Series 6
Show them you care with the Apple Watch Series 6. It has more health features than any Apple Watch before it, including heart rate monitoring and an ECG app. And they can use it to send a “Digital Touch” of their heartbeat, for discreet expressions of love.
Gift for Animal Lovers: Homode Mobile Phone Holder
If you have an animal lover in your life, this is the phone holder for them. Bamboo elephants with a smartphone balanced between their trunks, the best phone holders shaped like elephants.
Gift for Home Chefs: Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
The ever-popular Instant Pot is a kitchen staple for many consumers — it was an Amazon Prime Day bestseller in 2018 for starters. As its name suggests, the 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker replaces up to seven kitchen devices, including a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and sauté pan. It’s also equipped with 14 preset cooking programs so you can whip up everything from ribs and chicken to rice and beans, soups and yogurt. Cleaning up is relatively easy, too. Instant Pot claims their stainless steel lid is fingerprint resistant and the accessories are dishwasher safe.
Gift for Beauty Buffs: Ksisters Glow-up Fridge of Beauty Treats
Instead of wracking your brain over which new beauty products to buy for your beau, gift a mini beauty fridge to store what they might already have.
The Glow Up Fridge from Korean fashion and beauty site Ksisters even comes readily stocked with seven bestselling sheet masks, from brands I Woke Up Like This, By Ecom and Common Labs.
The masks target various skin concerns ranging from treating acne-prone skin to brightening dull and ageing skin – so the two of you can have your own relaxing spa day at home.
And once the fridge has been emptied out, it makes the perfect home accessory to store skincare products and keep them fresh for longer.
Have a Movie Night in or Outside or Telechat: ViewSonic 1080p Projector
Turn your home or backyard into your personal movie theater with a projector that will upgrade your viewing from a regular TV to a screen up to 300 inches. This projector has 1090p resolution, built-in speakers, and wireless HDMI dongles. You can project onto a wall or white sheet inside for a cozy night on the couch, or find a spot outside for a romantic movie under the stars. You’ll have the best seats in the house, no other people loudly talking during the movie, and, of course, unlimited snacks. If you want to add additional people from afar or are long-distance with your partner, you can use Teleparty to sync video playback and enable chats.
Share Your Aura: Aura Digital Frame
You could connect a Google Photos album to a Nest smart display to view your photos on a loop, but the Aura digital frame uses its curation tools to find the best photos and remove duplicate and blurry shots. There’s no subscription fee or storage limit (which you won’t be able to say about Google Photos later this year), and you can invite friends and family to add photos via the Aura app for some socially distanced togetherness.
A Gift to Share: Dual Heart iPhone Charging Cable
If your relationship is suffering from a power struggle, this dual-heart iPhone charging cable lets you each charge your phones and avoid arguments about who is more in need of the Lightning cable.
Play Together: Personalized Puzzles
Now that everyone is spending more time at home, keep your loved ones busy now with a new coronavirus hobby such as puzzles. Make your own puzzle with your favorite photos for a fun activity and special keepsake. If you’re sending a care package to someone who loves to relax with brainteasers, a custom puzzle with a personal touch is a fun twist on a classic jigsaw puzzle. If it’s a gift for children, give them an easy challenge with 60 pieces or a long term project with 1014.
Put a Ring Light On It: Heart-Shaped Ring Light
Everybody’s using ring lights these days to look better on video chats, in TikTok videos, and in quarantine selfies. Send them a heart-shaped one so they’re always reminded of you, even during meetings. It’ll also make for a more interesting reflection in your glasses or photo frames.
A Bonded Pair: Bond Touch Bracelets
If the Apple Watch is too pricey, you can feel your partner’s touch from afar for less than $100 with a Bond Touch bracelet. The bracelets transmit touch between two people, via vibration and colors, and the accompanying app allows for secure chats.
Close to the Heart: Social Print Studio Necklace Image
There’s a good chance you haven’t seen much of your nearest and dearest this year, but with with a personalized necklace from Social Print Studio, they can wear a special photo of you near their heart. Starting at $24, they come in circle, square, and rectangle shapes. Other personalized photo options include calendars, stickers, and large prints.