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The 21 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

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With Valentine’s Day less than four days away, you’re officially a procrastinator. Sure, a last-minute box of chocolates and roses make fine gifts, but there are some alternatives that are far more thoughtful. We’ve put together an exhaustive list of where (and when) you can get the best last-minute gifts. Read on for Michelle Obama–approved jewelry, customizable bracelets, CBD bath salts, and more — all which will arrive perfectly in time (or even early!).

These silver-and-gold-plated hoops from Bychari, a brand approved by Oprah and Michelle Obama, come in multiple sizes for lightweight layering, or you can channel Sade with a singular pair. We suggest the large hoops, which are just over two inches. — Chinea Rodriguez, shopping writer

Free delivery with Amazon Prime.

New York–based Standard Dose offers a variety of wellness products — from supplements and probiotics to CBD tinctures and aromatherapy. For a flat rate of $20, you can gift this trio of earthy votives from Boy Smells to your partner or BFF with same-day delivery in NYC. You can also pick up select items in its NoMad store. — C.R.

Same-day delivery in New York City for a flat rate of $20.

Thursday, February 10, is the last day you can order from Nordstrom to have gifts arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. Some good gifts to consider include this Skims dress, which has gone viral multiple times on TikTok. (And close to 500 five-star reviews confirm it’s not just TikTok hype). It’s often sold out but is still available now in a variety of colors and sizes. — Kathleen Hou, Beauty Director

$20 expedited shipping to arrive Friday.

Fans of Catbird’s delicate fine jewelry will love this swan ring dish. Layer rings onto the neck of the solid brass swan or fill the holder with teeny chains and pendants. — C.R.

New York same-day delivery on select items for $30, next business day delivery $25 or pick up in an NYC store.

For lovers of all things tiny and dainty, this delicate under-$20 necklace makes the perfect gift. The minimal necklace is gold-plated brass and has racked up thousands of five-star reviews for its surprisingly good quality at such a low price point. At this price, you can gift one with their initials, yours, or both. — C.R.

Free one-day delivery with Amazon Prime.

This five-pack of lip masks is perfect for gifting a friend (or yourself). They help smooth and prime lips for any activities you have have planned for Valentine’s Day. — C.R.

Free two-day shipping on all U.S. orders at Revolve.

The exercise dress gets a V-Day update with this psychedelic pink-marble print. Wear it layered for an outdoors outfit or by itself indoors for your favorite YouTube workout video. — K.H.

Free two-day shipping on orders over $150.

Any frequent shopper of Target knows (and has used multiple times) its convenient delivery options. Depending on the product and location, some items are available for same-day delivery or in-store pickup. We recommend this affordable and luxe warm vanilla fragrance with notes of bergamot, jasmine, and sandalwood that can be layered or worn with other scents. – C.R.

Same-day delivery or in-store pickup for select locations. 

When Rihanna said Savage X Fenty was for everyone, she really meant it. Among the lacy lingerie and everyday not-so-basic basics offered by the brand, there is a selection of boxers, briefs, and satiny pieces to gift the guy in your life. Since comfort is for everyone, we suggest this smoking jacket in red, available in sizes XS to 3X. — C.R.

Free one-day delivery with Amazon Prime.

There’s probably no better way to store jewelry than this small velvet jewelry box. While it comes in a handful of colors, we recommend red. The velvet and satin interior is perfect for storing their jewelry or gifting them something new. — C.R.

Next-business-day shipping for a flat rate of $25 and same-day shipping in NYC and surrounding areas for $25.

If there were ever a time to splurge on silky and lacy pieces, it would be now. Consider these very fancy pajamas from La Perla, available in three shades fit for the holiday. They’re made of silk satin and are soft and, of course, luxurious. — C.R.

Free two-day shipping with ShopRunner, $79 membership, or free with select accounts including PayPal and American Express.

Goody’s unconventional gifting platform is ideal for even the pickiest valentine. Send a gift virtually to the person of your choice, and they can either accept it or swap it for something else without the hassle of a laborious return policy. We recommend this box of holiday-appropriate Milk Bar truffles. Either way, it’s guaranteed to arrive within one to two days, so send your gift accordingly. — C.R.

As instant as a gift card but a little more thoughtful, Uncommon Experiences offers classes in pretty much everything imaginable. Your valentine can finally learn to craft the perfect cocktail or mocktail or even read their birth chart. Experiences start at $25. — C.R.

Certificates are available to print instantly.

The joy of gift-giving is in getting someone something they wouldn’t usually buy themselves like these shearling-lined suede slippers. The handcrafted slippers are made of suede and come in black and brown with gripped soles for a comfy fit and easy walking. The best part? You can get them as soon as the next day or even faster if you’re in NYC. — C.R.

Next-business-day shipping for a flat rate of $15 and same-day shipping in NYC and surrounding areas for $20.

If your valentine loves taking a bath, they’ll like adding these CBD bath salts to their bathing ritual. Plus these won’t leave a ring in the bathtub, freeing your valentine from the anxiety of thinking about cleanup. — K.H.

Same-day delivery or in-store pickup, depending on product availability in store.

Your loved one might be a little grumpy that they aren’t someplace warmer for Valentine’s Day. This cozy fleece in a festive color could help. With an open mock-neck and long sleeves, it will protect your valentine from the blustery weather while you plan and dream about your next beachy vacation. — K.H.

$20 expedited shipping to arrive tomorrow.

For your tech-savvy valentine, Sony’s highly reviewed noise-canceling headphones will arrive this weekend with Amazon Prime. The wireless over-ear headphones have a built-in mic for phone (and Zoom) calls and playlists. With up to 30 hours of battery life, they can do it all. — C.R.

Free delivery with Amazon Prime.

This massager will soothe your valentine’s sore muscles even when you’re not around — and shh, it’s rarely on sale. — K.H.

$20 expedited shipping to arrive tomorrow.

These platform clogs from Nordstrom’s Lisa Say Gah pop-up come in several prints including “brown cow” and “rainbow flowers.” No matter which you choose, they are guaranteed to delight your valentine. — K.H.

$20 expedited shipping to arrive tomorrow.

Would you or your valentine like a date with some cows? Last year, Stonyfield Organic created Date With a Cow, which enabled you to Zoom with a cow for 15 minutes. In 2022, you can watch an entire livestreamed movie with the cows from High Meadow. You’ll also receive organic popcorn, organic chocolate, coupons, a Stonyfield tote, and an interesting story to tell your friends. All proceeds go to the Northeast Organic Family Farm Partnership, a nonprofit to support organic farms in the region. — K.H.

Nothing says “I care about and adore you” like a friendship bracelet made with love, solid gold, and a diamond-cut beaded chain — even if it’s not for a friend. Express your love in one to ten letters or with the company’s brand-new heart bead. Bernard James confirms it’s guaranteed to arrive before Valentine’s Day if you order now. Personally, I’m sending it to my imaginary boyfriend right now. — Devine Blacksher, associate fashion editor

Contact the brand for expedited shipping.

The 21 Best Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts