The 26 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for 2023

Mini Dash Waffle Maker

Breakfast in bed, anyone? Dash’s heart-shaped waffle maker can be used for those delicious syrup-soaked breakfasts or even for savory hash browns and paninis. If waffle hearts are a little too cheesy for you, remember that you can always flip them and use creative toppings to turn them into something much more… “cheeky.”
Price: $9.99

Lego Succulents

Lego Succulents are the perfect gift if that special someone has a penchant for killing houseplants. The 771-piece kit lets you build something with your partner without having to worry about your green friends disappearing untimely, which can bring color and character to your living or working space.
Price: $44.99 to $49.99

Catalonia Hoodie

True love is being comfortable enough with each other that you don’t care how ridiculous you look – and there’s not much cozier than a hooded blanket. Catalunya sweaters are perfect for cozying up on the couch in the cooler months, and they come in a whole host of colors and patterns so you can each find one to match your style.
Price: $29.99 to $46.99

Courant Mag:1 Essentials Magnetic Charger (with optional monogram)

Courant’s Magnetic Qi Charger works great for charging an Android phone or MagSafe-enabled iPhone overnight. Unlike most tech, however, it doesn’t stand out as an eyesore on your bedside table. Each is upholstered in sleek fabric or quality leather, and for an extra $10 you can have it monogrammed for extra chic.
Price: $40 and up

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11

Few cameras are as charming for capturing social events and documenting daily life as Fujifilm’s Instax cameras. The Mini 11 is our favorite of the bunch, not least because it offers great usability and photo quality in an affordable package. Instant film has something special since each photo is unique.
Price: $69.95

iRobot Roomba j7 Plus

You don’t have to argue over who’s stuck vacuuming if you have a robot vacuum. The iRobot Roomba j7 Plus is our top pick for robot vacuums thanks to its smart auto-mapping feature and self-emptying cleaning station. Plus, you can name it in the iRobot app as a pet, one that can help clean up after you instead of the other way around.
Price: $599 to $799.99

Xi’an Famous Foods by Jason Wang and Jessica K. Chou

If you have fond memories of going out for Chinese food together, you should try making your own noodles and dumplings at home. Xi’an Famous Foods is an excellent chain of noodle shops in New York, and their equally excellent cookbook can help you whip up some of their deliciously flavorful recipes without ever setting foot outside your door.
Price: $19.29 to $35

Amazon Kindle (2022)

If your partner is a heavy reader, Amazon’s latest entry-level Kindle is the e-reader to buy. It has USB-C charging and a screen as sharp as the Kindle Paperwhite, but comes in a smaller, more affordable package. It even comes standard with 16GB of storage, which is more than enough for the average person’s reading collection.
Price: $99.99+

Mophie Powerstation 10K Stand with MagSafe

Mophie’s Powerstation 10K supports full MagSafe wireless charging speeds with compatible iPhones, and its sturdy metal stand means it can live on your desk as a charging stand when you’re not on the go. It also has a robust 10,000mAh/37Wh capacity, which can even power a full-sized iPhone battery from flat to fully charged with power to spare.
Price: $129.95

Garmin Vivomove Sport

Your partner doesn’t need to wear a big smartwatch that looks like a computer to achieve their fitness goals. The Garmin Vivomove Sport represents the perfect blend of form and function, a smartwatch that looks like a traditional watch but offers the ability to track your heart rate and various workouts. Its size is also ideal for smaller wrists, which cannot be said for Apple’s latest wearable.
Price: $149.99

Leather paper notebooks

A quality notebook isn’t just a place where you write things down; it’s a little keepsake that can help motivate someone in your life to keep their thoughts organized. These leather journals from Papier come in a range of lovely colors and patterns and can be personalized with monogrammed initials on the front or one of many metallic accents.
Price: $55

Netgear GS308 network switch

What could be more romantic than Ethernet ports? Arguably, there are few greater signs of commitment than settling down with eight ports of beautifully unmanaged gigabit connections. Alright, if you get a sideways glance from your valentine for this gift, you can complain to our own reporter Jon Porter for suggesting it (or me for taking it seriously).
Price: $21.99 to $31.49

We’re Not Really Strangers: Couples Edition

You’d be surprised at the new things you can learn about someone even after years of dating – all you have to do is ask. The Couples Edition of We’re Not Really Strangers features 150 questions to share with your partner that are sure to spark some meaningful and deep conversations. And if sincere candor isn’t easy, consider pairing the cards with a little liquid courage.
Price: $20.49

Apple AirPods (third generation)

The third-generation AirPods are the sweet spot if you want to gift your iPhone-loving valentine a set of wireless headphones. They’re a step up from the last-gen model in terms of sound, but your partner probably won’t think you overspent like they might if you were to buy the AirPods Pro. Plus, they offer IPX4 water resistance and the same great ease of use as previous models.
Price: $179

cook this book by Molly Baz

Cooking together is a great shared experience, but it can get a little stressful if you’re not the most skilled chef. Fortunately, cook this book offers a number of great dishes with great design and excellent photos, not to mention scannable QR codes for easy access to instructional videos. Making breakfast tacos or pastrami roast chicken has never been easier.
Price: $23.78 to $32.50

Alessi Pulcina espresso machine (three cups)

A good cup of espresso is like a work of art, and Alessi’s original Pulcina pot sports a modern, gallery-worthy design. The three-cup espresso maker is the perfect size for an after-dinner caffeine hit for two, and it looks great in any home, whether you opt for the red handle or the jet black alternative.
Price: $95

Kodak M35 film camera

Kodak’s small M35 is essentially a reusable disposable camera with rolls of 35mm film of your choice. The charming shooter is a fun way to get into analog photography and create low-fidelity images, which you can cherish privately or scan and upload to the ‘gram for everyone to see later.
Price: $17.99+

The career
(PC, PlayStation, Xbox)

Playing The career is sure to make for some great (and suspenseful) evenings spent indoors. Supermassive Games’ interactive slasher flick has you take turns playing teenage counselors, the kind inevitably tasked with overseeing a camp plagued by supernatural events. Don’t be too upset if one of you gets someone’s favorite character killed.
Price: $29.99

Motorola Talkabout T482 Radios

There’s just something endearing and likable about one-on-one conversation via a walkie-talkie. They’re functional for everyday home use or when you’re camping and hiking, sure, but there’s also a teenage giddyness that comes with using them at home (or your respective homes, if you’re close enough ) with your significant other.
Price: $79.99

Ember Cup 2 (14 ounces)

Never let the drink of your choice get cold, even if you have a few drops left. The Ember 2 mug makes a great gift for any coffee or tea lover who tends to get distracted before finishing their cup, especially since it allows them to set the smart mug to their perfect drinking temperature and maintain this temperature for up to 80 minutes.
Price: $149.95 to $179.95

Party glasses Maison Balzac

With Maison Balzac glasses, you can party with your loved one even if there are only two of you. Chic glassware comes in all sorts of fun and distinctive shapes that work just as well for white wine as they do for cocktails. Needless to say, you and your partner may end up looking for any occasion just to get them out bubbly.
Price: $45 and up

Sonos Roaming

The Sonos Roam is a great-sounding Bluetooth speaker that’s ideal for jamming on the go as well as home use thanks to its seamless integration with the rest of the Sonos ecosystem. It also supports hands-free voice commands and features a waterproof design, so you can take it to the beach or even make it your designated shower speaker.
Price: $179

Google Pixel Buds A-series

Despite their age, the Google Pixel Buds A-Series are a great pair of wireless earbuds with good mics and great sound quality for the price. They work best with Android phones, but they can be used with most Bluetooth devices and have enough passive noise cancellation to isolate you quite well from the outside world.
Price: $99

NASA Mission Patches

If your partner is fascinated by space, you can help them collect all sorts of NASA sick patches, which cover a range of historic spacecraft and missions. They’re perfect for adorning a denim jacket, decorating a home office, or putting on just about anything you’d like to sport with a miniature Hubble Telescope.
Price: $5.75 to $6.95

Ikea Symfonisk bookshelf speaker

Ikea’s Symfonisk bookshelf speaker is the most affordable way to start building a Wi-Fi connected home speaker setup or adding to an existing Sonos ecosystem. Versatile little speakers sound great and fit just about anywhere or with any decor. You can also set up a group for multiroom listening or even use them as surround for a Sonos soundbar.
Price: $119.99


Horrified is a cooperative tabletop game that pits your survival against classic horror movie monsters, including Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, the Mummy, and Frankenstein’s Monster. It’s also fun to play as a couple considering it only allows up to four players, and the difficulty is adjustable from novice-friendly to grueling depending on how much you want it to test you.
Price: $39.99

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