8 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts
Gift certificates and jewelry make this list
If you’ve made the grave Valentine’s Day mistake of forgetting to buy your sweetheart a present, there’s still hope. Waiting until the last minute to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for your mate doesn’t mean you’ll end up giving your significant other a ragtag bouquet or a giant stuffed animal that even a child would pass on. Fortunately, there are a number of gifts you can buy as late as Feb. 14 that your significant will still appreciate.
Jewelry: There’s no shortage of necklaces, charms, earrings, bracelets and other forms of jewelry available at stores on Valentine’s Day. The good news is that buying jewelry at the last minute doesn’t mean you’ll have to dole out wads of cash. Department stores such as Macy’s offer Valentine’s Day jewelry at dramatic discounts.
Gift Certificates: You can buy a gift certificate from your honey’s favorite store without even leaving your house. If you’re too busy to drop by your mate’s top retailer during your lunch break or after work, download a gift certificate from a store online.
Nightwear and Underwear: Just as there’s no shortage of jewelry sales around Valentine’s Day, there’s no shortage of sales on nighties, lingerie, boxer shorts and more during this holiday either. If you know your sweetheart’s size, drop by Victoria’s Secret or a similar store to buy Valentine’s Day themed nightwear and underwear.
Music, Movies or Books: You probably know the films, albums or novels that your mate finds the most romantic. If you don’t have time to hunt down these items in person, go to Amazon.com or another large online retailer and purchase your significant other’s favorite romantic movies. While the actual DVDs won’t arrive right away, Amazon allows customers to watch films instantly, which you and your mate can do once you reveal your gift.
Lotions and Massage Oils: Many people love to pamper themselves with scented lotions, massage oils and body sprays. Make a quick trip to a store that specializes in such gifts and get your significant other a basketful of them or see if a gift set that your mate would like is available.
Dinner: Consider making your significant other a delicious home-cooked meal. Serve it by candlelight. Have love songs playing in the background--anything that sets a romantic scene.
Plants: There will be no shortage of plants at grocery stores and flower shops come Valentine’s Day. While a bouquet will begin to die after purchase, your mate can enjoy an orchid plant long after the holiday.
Sweets: Stop by a bakery or cupcake shop on Valentine’s Day and buy your mate the dessert or candy that’s proven irresistible in the past. The more you buy, the merrier your significant other will be.
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