Yes, Valentine’s day is this coming Sunday. But, no, that doesn’t mean you’re screwed if you haven’t yet purchased a gift. There are still some major ways to save, whether you’re buying a gift for him or her. We’ve gathered up a list of great gifts that will make anyone feel appreciated, regardless of gender. They come with massive savings to boot.
Typically, when people think of giving food for Valentine’s day, they go straight for the chocolates. It’s a great gift to give, as we have it from a very good source that calories don’t stick on the day of love.*
But there are a number of other ways to give gourmet this February 14th. Give a fruit and cheese basket. Or a sausage and cheese gift box. If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, but you don’t want to go conventional, you can even order a box of gourmet baked goods including cookies, baklava, and pineapple macadamia nut cake. The best part? You can get any of these delicious items with free shipping from Harry and David. As of the writing of this post, most gift boxes will still make it by Valentine’s Day, so hurry to get your order in!
With a name like BeautySpin.com, you’d expect to find only gifts for women on this site. But BeautySpin.com doesn’t specialize in only women’s products; they’re a purfume and cologne company that makes everyone smell heavenly. For Valentine’s Day, they just happen to have this rocking sale going on where you can get 74% off perfumes and colognes.
Do you guys have a show that you watch together religiously? Or do they have one that they’re flat out obsessed with? If it’s on Showtime, you’re in luck. The Sho Store currently has a Valentine’s Day sale where you can get 20% off love-related show paraphenalia, making your gift both relevant to the recipient and romantic at the same time.
For those of you wondering, yes, they even found a way to tie Dexter into a day full of hearts and cupids.
You can also get 15-20% off right now at the HBO Store when you use promo codes, but unfortunately, they haven’t grouped things together as prettily for Valentine’s Day. You’ll still be able to find great gifts, but if you want a theme relevant to the 14th, you’ll have to do the digging yourself.
It’s true that Valentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated with gifts, but what’s even more meaningful is the celebration. Trading trinkets would be pretty lame without the date night spent together. Instead of investing in expensive jewelry, and then sitting on your couch watching Lifetime movies because you’re too broke to go out to dinner, invest that money in making a memory together. Whether you want to go to a fancy restaurant, a concert, a pottery class, dancing lessons, a movie, or simply to get away for the weekend, make sure you don’t pay full price. Get a Groupon, and have an experience you’ll never forget.
*Not really. But we can dream.