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
You haven't had mozzarella until you've eaten it fresh. Grab a partner and join Big Mozz for a simple virtual lesson in making the tastiest mozzarella cheese you'll ever have.
*Use discount code "ilovemozz" for $10 off a Mozzarella-Making Class (expires 2/28/21)
Actually Curious Curiosity Edition
Raise your hand if you are looking to get closer to loved ones or a partner! This deck of color-coded question cards from Actually Curious will get you opening up about everything from a debate on time travel vs. eternal youth to the meaning of "perfect."
Bartesian Cocktail Machine
Gathering at your favorite watering hole may be a no-no right now, but this clever gadget allows you to play bartender and create the perfect cocktail (or mocktail) at home with the touch of a button. It's 5 o'clock somewhere...
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 your quaran-team includes a dog or cat that loves to burrow under the covers, then treat your fur baby to this cozy, Sherpa-lined sleeping bag from the Company Store.
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
Send a curated care package to a friend filled with fun, unique items that are perfect for any occasion — from celebrating Galentine's Day to getting over a breakup. You'll definitely make someone very happy.
Happy Dance Feel-Good Bundle
Judging from Kristen Bell's youthful glow, you would expect her to know a thing or two about skincare — and you would be right. Her premium CBD skincare line will leave you doing a happy dance!
Jiggy 'Reach for the Stars Sis' Jigsaw Puzzle
These beautiful puzzles from Jiggy not only feature artwork by female artists but also come with glue and an easy-to-follow video that will show you how to frame it when you're done putting it together.
*Use discount code EWVIP for 10% off
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
Keep your tootsies warm, stylish, and sassy in these uber comfy slippers. They're perfect for Zoom meetings, virtual dinner dates, and everything in between.
Reshoevn8r Original Shoe & Sneaker Cleaning Kit
The meticulous sneakerhead in your life will appreciate this shoe cleaning kit to keep their Yeezys and Jordans pristine.
Treat yoself! Take care of numero uno with a box of goodies curated by a therapist and includes items for the mind, body, and soul.
$30.99-$34.99 a month, mytherabox.com
*Use discount code EW10 for 10% off (expires 12/31/21)
Weighted blankets are so 2020. Meet the Therarobe, which has all the soothing, anxiety-reducing benefits of a weighted blanket but comes with an added bonus: It feels like a big, warm hug, and who doesn't want to gift one of those?
*Use discount code EWGIFT10 for 10% off
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.
iGourmet Martha Stewart Italian Dinner Basket
Foodies will love this delicious Italian feast, topped off by the best Amaretti cookies they've ever had! Then save this pretty picnic basket to take on all of your future socially distanced outdoor adventures.
Magnolia Bakery Valentine's Day Cupcake Dozen
We don't know about you, but the return of Sex and the City has us craving Magnolia Bakery's iconic cupcakes. They're still just as yummy as when Carrie and the girls ate them back in the '90s… trust us, we tried them out just to be sure.
La Monarca Bakery & Cafe Mexican Chocolate Dunkin Set
One of our favorite local bakeries in L.A. is offering their signature sweet treat this Valentine's Day. You can send their tasty Mexican Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon Cookies to someone you love and support small businesses at the same time — what's not to love? .
Since you can't travel around the the world right now, MunchPak can do the next best thing: deliver delicious, unusual snacks from across the globe right to your front door. We're smitten with this unique service, which is as fun to unbox as it is to taste.
$9.95-$20 a month or $16.95 for a one-time gift, munchpak.com
Rise and Shine Chocolate Box by Maggie Louise Confections
To eat or not to eat? That is the question with such adorable (and scrumptious!) hand-painted chocolates from Maggie Louise Confections.
*Use discount code SWEET20 for 20% off
The Covid-Yata by Nipyata
Everyone could probably take some pent-up aggression out on 2020 and COVID-19 and we have found a perfectly safe (and fun!) way to do it. This Covid-Yata is for adults only (it's a piñata filled with booze, not candy), but if you've made your peace with last year already, don't worry, they have lots of other fun designs to choose from as well.
*Use discount code EW 15 for 15% off sitewide (expires 2/15/21)
We love the unique spin Sugarwish has put on sending treats to your sweet. You order the gift and select the delivery method, they get alerted by all sorts of adorable means (Cupid Grams, Text-A-Sugarwish, etc.) and get to pick a box full of their favorite goodies shipped right to their front door. How sweet is that?
$19.98 and up, sugarwish.com
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Looking to add some spice to your life (or your relationship)? Look no further than this custom Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit. It's hot, hot, hot!
Olympia Provisions Salumi Bouquet
Nothing says I love you like a salumi bouquet! Though we're not sure if these six salumi stems will last much longer than a traditional flower arrangement. They're so delicious, they'll be gobbled up in no time!
S'moreology Sweetheart S'mores Kit
If you're looking for a different sweet to celebrate Valentine's Day, consider cuddling up and making s'mores. S'moreology has a variety of flavors to choose from, but if you opt for their Sweetheart S'mores Kit, you won't be disappointed with their amazing strawberry and chocolate combination.
Bridgerton romance novels
Can't wait for Netflix to release season 2 of Bridgerton? Well, we've got some Lady Whistledown-level gossip for you… the books that the series is based on are available for purchase now! You can buy all 9 books bundled in the Kindle Edition or choose to purchase them individually.
Groove Life Official Marvel Rings
Popular amongst frontline workers and first responders, Groove Life has partnered with Marvel so you can choose from an array of Avengers-themed silicone rings for the real superhero in your life.
Popcorn & Movie Night Gift Set
Mix up your TV binge and movie date nights with this beautiful gift box from Knack. Every pop culture lover in your life will swoon for this kit complete with do-it-yourself popcorn, a cookbook filled with recipes from your favorite films, and a trivia game that will put your TV knowledge to the test.
*Use FIRST10 to save $10 on your first Knack gift order
The Crown: Two Tin Royal Gift Set
If you or someone you love is as wild about The Crown as we are, then you'll want to pick up this tea set. Kick back with a nice cuppa featuring two flavors inspired by Netflix's hit show.
*Use discount code EWTROT15 for free shipping on orders over $15 (expires 3/31/21)
Slam dunk your way into the heart of the Kobe fan in your life with the previously sold out Mamba Forever edition of NBA 2K21.
Regular edition $69.99/Mamba Forever edition $99.99, amazon.com
Pixar's EVE and WALL-E Necklaces
You don't have to say much to show the WALL-E or EVE in your life how special they are with these necklaces from RockLove Jewelry.
$175 each, rocklove.com
Build Your Own Romantic Comedy: Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Direct Your Happily Ever After by Lana Schwartz
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books from childhood that we all loved so much? Well, take a dash of that, throw in every rom-com you've ever loved, and you get this brilliantly fun book you'll want to explore again and again.