Same Day Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 13, 2013    |    By +
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Did you forget about Valentine’s Day? Don’t fret I have you covered! Here are a few last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas  that will surprise and delight your sweetie.

A Rose by Any Other Name

When you are struggling to find something that can be delivered TODAY, flowers are definitely a safe bet. Many companies offer same day delivery to guarantee the freshest flowers at a moment’s notice. Just be sure to check their policies before clicking that “buy” button. You can’t go wrong with classic Long Stemmed Red Roses, or a bouquet of Pink Romance, or even a modern floral display of Love Potion!


Memories Last a Lifetime

Another great option for the last minute is to get an experience certificate that the two of you can use together. You may not be able to pre-book a chocolate tasting for two on Valentine’s Day. But, you can buy the certificate and give a selection of fine chocolates from your local gourmet sweet shop to make a great impression. Experience certificates can be purchased online and printed out within minutes. has an interactive experience gift map that makes it even easier to find the perfect experience for you and your honey bee. Whatever experience you choose, whether it’s sky diving, sailing, or a chef for a night, make sure that you give a complimentary gift that can be appreciated while you wait to cash in the experience.

Love is a Picnic in the Park

Another fun idea is to go to your local gourmet shop and gather everything you need for a romantic picnic from fancy cheeses to fine wine. Pack it all up in a picnic basket that has everything you’ll need from an insulated wine pocket to unbreakable wine glasses, cutting board, napkins and more. But, don’t forget to pack a blanket! You can also throw in a box of Table Topics to get the conversation flowing with themes from Pillow Talk to Happiness. If you live in a cold place, you can spread it out on your living room floor and create a picnic right there with candles, music, and good old climate control!

Cupid Style DIY

If you want to go the super traditional route, you can make a DIY valentine for your special someone. That’s how the holiday began, afterall. partnered with the amazing stationery makers at Hello!Lucky to create FREE printable valentines and valentine’s day crafts  that are so cute you can’t say no. There are even instructional and inspirational craft videos to get your creative juices flowing.


So, don’t give up just because it’s gotten down to the wire. You can still give an incredibly romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day gift without breaking a sweat. Enjoy!

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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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