The Ultimate Love Potion: 10 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

By Samantha Brockschmidt  •  January 24, 2014

Imagine being imprisoned, writing love letters to your jailer’s child. Or consider having to wed a soldier in secrecy because his marriage is against the law. These are two of many stories marking St. Valentine’s performance as a lover of words and romancing priest. On Valentine’s Day, we tend to celebrate couples and the betrothed. Instead, we should be looking at this day to rejoice in all forms of love.

Whether that love is for a friend or romantic soul mate, parent or sibling alike, showing affection and gratitude for the ones you care about is the ultimate Valentine’s Day goal. In the past, I’ve been blessed with gifts of flowers, candy, and even letters, knowing others care about me, and I think everyone should feel that warmth. It is honestly the thought that counts. This year, find Valentine’s Day gift ideas through a variety of merchants. You can start with gifts for her, and work towards gifts for him. Simply search the following retailers on, grab your favorite coupon, and enjoy!


Gifts for Her:



With a variety of beauty and hair care products, shopping for the feminine charm at Avon is easy. Valentine’s Day gift sets start at only $35, a savings over 20% on a neat selection of lipstick, nail polish, body lotion, and other little surprises. You can even shop directly with an online representative to assist you in making a smart and helpful purchase to give to your cutie pie.


Teeki makes it simple to show you care for your honey and the environment. With a great selection of women’s apparel made from recycled plastic bottles, you can shop for eco-friendly footwear, pants, and tops this Valentine’s Day. If you want to take your romancing a bit further, you can even sign up for their amazing “Bali Dream Retreat” that includes yoga, visits to a monkey sanctuary, elephant interactions, and jungle treks. All you have to do is apply and purchase your plane ticket. With limited seats available this March, you and your loved one can find that perfect getaway by shopping quickly and smart.

Edible Arrangements:



One of the most unique and tasty gifts I’ve had the pleasure of trying was a fruit and chocolate bouquet from Edible Arrangements. My grandparents purchased this for my parents one year and being able to try the delicious selection of pineapple-cut flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries was awesome! It is also a great gift idea for couples. Flowers are expected on Valentine’s Day, but who expects a bouquet you can eat? A quick email signup will give you sneak peeks at new gifts and special discounts on classic favorites. You can save even more with this retailer’s free chocolate-dipped fruit gift box with your $40 purchase. It’s a treat for you and your special someone.

Global Girlfriend:

You love your baby, we know you do. What better way to gift shop for Valentine’s Day than by purchasing a fashion-trendy outfit that also supports women on a global scale? Every item shopped for at Global Girlfriend gives to providing economic security for women in need. When you adore a woman, you want to show your appreciation for all she is, and at this retailer, you will not only show your support, but put a smile on many female faces throughout the world. Saving on discounted clothing, purses, scarves, and low-rate shipping is also a plus for your wallet.

Mrs. Prindable’s:


Another fun foodie idea for Valentine’s Day is giving your sweetheart a box of delicious chocolate—chocolate-covered apples, to be precise. Mrs. Prindable’s takes the idea of normal chocolate gift-giving and expands it around fun gourmet caramel apples. When you purchase any jumbo apple, they will complimentarily wrap it and provide a gift box and personalized message for your order. Checking for easy discounts and signing up for this retailer’s email list will grab you even bigger savings on your scrumptious purchase.


Gifts For Him:

Spa Finder:

I never understood the social teasing of men getting manicures or going to the spa. My grandfather, working as a doctor, always kept his hands clean, and why wouldn’t your boo like to relax? At Spa Finder you can find great massage packages for two or even gift certificates for yoga, boot camp, or personal training programs. This retailer provides a wide selection of gift ideas to help you purchase that perfect “manly” gift this Valentine’s Day. It is also a treat which any exercise-enthused gentleman will find practical and fun, with up to 70% in savings on massage and wellness packages and other product discounts to save you money.



Ever heard of Vans footwear? While many women may not see the immediate infatuation men have towards sneakers, it is blatantly there—and it is super cool! Most men I have met adore footwear. It is their guilty fashion pleasure. One of the best gift ideas you could have for your man this year would be to customize a pair of shoes for him. Not only can you find great deals like free shipping and returns on this brand of footwear, but you will also save on what your man will consider “affordable luxury” with this gift. The hardest part may just be cleverly finding out his shoe size. The next steps are as simple as choosing a design, color, and the customized lining of your selected footwear. Your sweetheart will be smiling throughout February, and even then some.



Get romantic and classy with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. At Uncorked, you can save $25 on rare dessert wines or shop collector reds and whites with easy, low-rate standard shipping. Cultivating a special wine tasting session for your guy this year may just be the perfect boost to his long work week. Right now, you can grab discounts like free shipping and 30% off select international wine packages from this merchant. From bubbly to smooth, you are sure to find one type of wine ideal for you and your mate to share.

NFL Shop:

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and so are the playoffs. Can I make myself any clearer? You know your stud has his favorite team. You know he enjoys watching football. Whether it’s for a tailgate party or finding him the best quality jersey, check out the NFL Shop! You may be able to find cheaper on bidding sites, but you won’t necessarily get the same great quality apparel, which is why there arecoupons that can save you up to 60% on their pro football gear. Take this opportunity while it lasts and indulge in his inner athlete.


MyPublisher gives you the opportunity for unique gift shopping. With great discounts up to 40% off, you can capture all of your endearing moments with your darling in one awesome photo book. You can shop from personalized stationary picturing your first date together to calendars or collages of all the special moments you both have shared. New customers who sign up on their email list also receive a free photo book! How great is that? Publishing those fond memories is truly a gift that lasts.

The big idea this Valentine’s Day is simple—give with your heart, receive with a smile, and most of all, enjoy! Take back the meaning of this holiday with showing you care for everyone! Save some money, shop for yourself, and most of all, have some fun!

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Samantha Brockschmidt Samantha Brockschmidt Samantha Brockschmidt is passionate about adventure and writing. With her B.A. in Communication Studies and Marketing, her career has only just begun! This adrenaline guru is learning just how fast-paced LA really is, and she cannot wait to share it all with you!

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