Spread the love with EW's Valentine's Day gift guide
EW wants to help you spread the love this Valentine's Day, so we've compiled a list of thoughtful gift ideas for all the special people in your life — from your sweetheart to your parents to your best friend. Keep clicking to find the perfect present.
Magnolia Bakery DIY Banana Pudding Kit & Emmy Squared Pizza-Making Kit + Live Cooking Class
In the mood to indulge, but also looking for a fun Valentine's Day-themed activity? Goldbelly is hosting a cooking class featuring two NYC legends: Emmy Squared and Magnolia Bakery. They’ll send you all of the ingredients you need ahead of time (including a cocktail kit!), and on Feb. 13 you can join the Zoom event and learn how to create the perfect date night!
We love this brilliant way for your kids to have virtual storytime with friends and family. Grandma and grandpa can read to (or with) their grandchildren — and keep their attention! Plus, Readeo has partnered with some of the biggest names in publishing, so they have a huge library of books to choose from.
$9.99 per month or $99.99 for an annual membership, readeo.com
*Use discount code EWREADER for a one-month free trial
Argaux's Blind Tasting Kit
Napa and Tuscany may be beyond our reach right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a lovely wine tasting experience at home. Bottles of wine will arrive "masked" (don’t unmask them!), and you will be able to go at your own pace via a virtual guide. Argaux's Blind Tasting Kit is a must for serious vino lovers as well as those looking for a way to expand their palate.
Common Space Brewery Virtual Craft Beer Tasting
Missing your favorite neighborhood bar and trying out local brews? Common Space Brewery has got you covered. For a minimum of six people, they’ll send you and your friends a variety of craft beers. You'll then all gather virtually and be joined by a beer expert who will explain the ins and outs of how beer is made, what to look for when trying beers, and more. Cheers!
$120 and up, commonspace.la
Virtual Escape Global: Escape From the Alternate Dimension
Since the EW staff couldn't gather in person for a 2020 holiday party, we turned to Virtual Escape Global, formed teams, and had an absolute blast solving puzzles and riddles in order to escape our virtual rooms in a certain amount of time. If you're looking for a fun, group activity, try their new '90-themed game — Escape From the Alternate Dimension — which sounds like all that and a bag of chips!
$25 per player, virtualescapeglobal.com
*Use discount code EW0214 and save $2 per player
Big Mozz Mozzarella-Making Class
Actually Curious Curiosity Edition
Bartesian Cocktail Machine
Budsies Buddy Pillows
We all miss hugging the people we can’t be close to right now, so these Buddy Pillows are the next best thing. Send a pillow adorned with a photo of yourself (or another loved one!) to someone special so they can feel the love until the next time you can be together.
*Use discount code VALENTINESDAY for 15% off (expires 2/14/21)
Denim Pet Sleeping Bag
If you or someone you love doesn't exactly have a green thumb (no one judges you for killing that “easy to maintain” succulent), consider the Wi-Fi powered SmallGarden. Thanks to an app that helps to regulate water and light, your fresh herbs, greens, and flowers are guaranteed to grow and thrive all year-round.
*Use discount code BETTERTHANROSES for free shipping
The Good Snail Greeting Cards
Sure, texts and emails are great… but nothing beats some good old-fashioned snail mail. The folks at the Good Snail have a delightful selection of witty cards that you can fill out online and they’ll deliver right to your loved one’s mailbox!
$6 plus shipping, thegoodsnail.com
*Use discount code EW20 for 20% off
Happy Box Galentine's Box
Happy Dance Feel-Good Bundle
Jiggy 'Reach for the Stars Sis' Jigsaw Puzzle
Boss Babe Pajama Shorts Set
Let everyone in your house know who the “Boss Babe," "Queen Bee," or “Bad Ass Mama” is with these cute, comfy pajamas.
*Use discount code EWLOVE25 for 25% off
We’re all trying to drink more water and use reusable containers these days, and now Nalgene is letting you do just that and wear your heart on your sleeve, er, Nalgene bottle. This gift is perfect for everyone, but we particularly love it for the kids in your life — send them to school with a fully customizable water bottle!
*Use discount code HEY2021 to get 20% off two or more bottles (expires 1/31/21)
Portal From Facebook
Since we're all trying to stay virtually connected with friends and family during this time, why not kick things up a notch? Portal is a home-video calling device, which features a camera that follows you around the room during your call (for when you need to show off your latest TikTok dance), fun AR effects (why limit those animated dog ears to Instagram?), and built-in Alexa (multitasking at its finest).
*On sale now: $30 off Portal, $50 off Portal+, and $20 off Portal TV
Reef's Cushion Scout Mantra Slippers
Reshoevn8r Original Shoe & Sneaker Cleaning Kit
Unicorn Cookie Cup Baking Kit by the Cookie Cups
This adorable cookie cup-making kit is perfect for the kiddos. Not only is it tons of delicious and age-appropriate fun, but it comes with all of the (reusable) tools you will need — even the measuring cups!
*Get 20% off automatically at checkout through Valentines Day (2/14/21)
Need a new wine to try during quarantine? Look no further than Cameron Diaz's Avaline collection. Made with organic grapes, her clean and delicious wines — like this bottle of bubbly — are perfect for any occasion, but no celebration is necessary.
*Shipping included on 6+ bottles & 10% off on 12+ bottles
Valentine’s Day Cheesecake & Chocolate Box by Edible
Sure, everyone loves Edible’s famous chocolate-covered strawberries, but this year they are debuting new treats from their Bakeshop. We’re partial to this yummy box featuring brownies, cheesecake and, of course, strawberries. You’ll be sure to impress with this sweet twist on the classic.