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The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Shops, Gifts, and Treats

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February 05, 2022

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means lots of pink, red, chocolate, hearts, and gifts to show someone you love you appreciate them. While the shopping window may be closing, there’s no need to stress over what to get. Whether you’re treating yourself (you deserve it!), spoiling a significant other, or playing Cupid with a crush, this ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide has you covered with stores offering Valentine’s collections, heart and love-themed gifts, and festive food.


Princess Polly Valentine's Day Outfits

Princess Polly is your go-to shop if you’re planning on going out on Valentine’s Day. From date-night dresses and party skirts to picnic-worthy tops and Galentine’s Day sets, you’ll have everything you need to be out and about this February 14th.

Pura Vida Valentine's Day Favorites

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Pura Vida’s Valentine’s Day Favorites are worth the look if you’re interested in jewelry. With heart hoops, rings, bracelets, engravable pieces, and red and pink-colored accessories, any jewelry enthusiast will fall in love with these looks.

Urban Outfitters The Love Shop

The Love Shop by Urban Outfitters includes February 14th-inspired loungewear, tops, jeans, accessories, and even a heart-shaped waffle maker. Whether you’re going out or staying in, Urban Outfitters has the gear and gifts you need to make the most of the holiday.

Pacsun The V-Day Shop

I love Pacsun’s V-Day Shop because the featured clothing is not red and pink like most everything at other shops. You can get orange and green heart sweater vests, brown heart tops, blue and purple heart sweatshirts, and more. You can also find affordable jewelry at this shop.

Barnes and Nobles YA Valentine's Books

If staying home and curling up with a book is your idea of Valentine’s Day fun, you won’t be alone. This list of 15 contemporary young adult romance novels created by Barnes and Nobles is the perfect substitute for a date. You can also check Pinterest and other compiled lists for tons of other recommendations.


Flip Rings

Flip Rings are exactly what they sound like: flippable rings made of medical-grade silicone perfect for those who like to switch it up. Flip Rings are not only cheap ($10 each), but they also make a super fun and unique gifts. If you’re looking to rep the classic Valentine’s red and pink, shop the reversible heart/love ring in neon pink or the reversible lips/kiss this ring in red.

To keep it casual, try the reversible heart/broken heart ring in matcha. Flip Rings recently launched their Valentine's collection as well.


Crewnecks are a closet staple, so why not make them Valentine's staple too? Whether you’re looking for a personalized gift or a Valentine’s-themed sweatshirt, Etsy is the best place to go. Below are just a few ideas for heart-inspired crewneck styles.

Etsy Nike Crewneck

Nike branded items are arguably the most popular crewnecks out there, so it’s no surprise that you can find a Nike heart logo crew perfect for Valentine’s Day. This style features high-quality embroidery, hand-made work, and free shipping, which makes the $46 price(10% off) worth it. Note that this crewneck is sold in men's sizes and shipping must be expedited to receive it by the 14th.

Etsy Lollipop Crewneck

This lollipop crewneck is super cute and relatively affordable (price ranges from $34 to $41). This style features a cute heart lollipop design and can be bought in 4 different colors: light pink, sand, heather gray, and white. All sweatshirts are unisex sizing.

Etsy Love Crewneck

This sweatshirt is hand-made by the same seller as the lollipop crew, which also carries a large variety of other Valentine’s sweatshirts. This specific crewneck comes in black, sand, white, and heather gray. As a top seller, HeartYourTees is definitely a shop you should check out for Valentine's Day.

Custom Roman Numeral Couples Crewneck

This crewneck falls on the more expensive side, but if you’re looking for a more customizable gift, it’s definitely worth checking out. You can choose out of 18 colors, get either a crewneck or a hoodie, and personalize the date that will be turned to Roman numerals and be printed on the neckline, the initials on the sleeve, whether or not you want a heart next to the initial, and the thread color of all the embroidery work.

Not only is this a subtle way of remembering a special date, but it can also be gifted to significant others, friends, family members, or anyone else you want to show your love for this Valentine’s Day.


You can never go wrong with earrings when it comes to gifting this February 14th. Wanna spice it up a bit? Heart earrings are a great option. You can find heart earrings almost everywhere, but here are a few ideas:

Urban Outfitters Heart Earrings

This pair of gold hoop earrings featuring a pink enamel heart-shaped loop is just one example of the many heart earrings Urban Outfitters carries. If you’re looking to buy earrings for yourself or someone else this Valentine’s Day, Urban Outfitters is your one-stop-shop. With a variety of styles and colors not exceeding $20, you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your shopping list.

Etsy Heart Hoops

These heart hoops ($12) from the Etsy shop Blue Angel Jewelry are stylish, durable, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. With paving on the top of the heart, they’re great for anyone who likes dainty jewelry and a bit of sparkle. I own a pair of these hoops and wear them all the time as they go with pretty much everything. You’ll also be supporting a small business and teen entrepreneur with a purchase from Blue Angel Jewelry.

Nike Shoes

If you love sneakers and have a bit more money to spend, Nike is coming out with three new colorways for three different shoes: the Nike Air Force 1, Nike Court Vision Low, and Nike Dunk Low. Although they have not been released yet, you should know about these designs and be ready to snag a pair when dropped.

Nike Air Force 1

While not yet released, Nike is planning on dropping a new Air Force 1 Colorway for Valentine’s Day that features a white leather base, pink and red accents, a special pink Nike swoosh with the words “Nike” and “Love”, and Nike and Love beads on the top of the rubber pink outsole. It will drop sometime this month and retail for $110.

Nike Court Vision Low

The Nike Court Vision Low will also be getting a new Valentine’s colorway that is very similar to the Nike Air Force 1. The pink swoosh will be the same as the Air Force 1 design and the colors will also resemble the former with a few minor overall detail changes. Nike has not set a release date yet, but the price will likely be around $70 which is what other designs of the same shoe sell for.

Nike Dunk Low

The Nike Dunk Low is yet another shoe getting recolored for Valentine’s Day. This design features a red twill base, pink leather overlay, and pink lace-inspired fabric outlining the swoosh. It will be dropped in February and retail for $120.


Still stuck on what to get you or someone else? Here are a few other accessories inspired by the holiday of love that make great gifts.

Ulta Beauty Truly Heart Jelly Face Mask

I’m not a huge face, mask person but part of me just wants to buy it for how pretty it looks. The Dew You Love Me? Jelly Face Mask by Truly is a combination of brightening retinol and vitamin C and sparkly hearts.

This face mask is said to reduce and prevent wrinkles as well as to promote brighter and younger skin, all while promising fun application. Truly is also a cruelty-free brand. Just be sure you’re aware of all the glitter before purchasing ($19).

Amazon Heart Sunglasses

If you’re planning on getting some sun this Valentine’s Day, heart-shaped sunglasses will definitely enhance your outing. Grab some of these lovable sunnies for less than $13 and wear them on the 14th or year-round if your heart so desires!

H&M Heart Shoulder Bag

This shoulder bag from H&M is especially appealing to those who are not psyched about the whole pink and red explosion that is often associated with February 14th. The short-strapped white faux leather bag has a magnetic fastening, ingrained heart, and flower patterns in a checkered arrangement, and sells for $18. Shipping is also free.


Not everyone wants stuff for Valentine’s Day. Some would much prefer the gift of food, especially if it can be shared. Or you might want to get yourself a small treat to show yourself a little love. Whatever you want to do, this list of festive food will certainly make anyone’s Valentine’s Day.

Starbucks Valentine's Day Merch

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This isn’t exactly food, but you can put food in it: Starbucks is beginning to release its Valentine’s Day-themed merch. This includes special cups, mugs, and more. These cups will be hard to come by and sell quickly, so you may have to do some digging to find one.

Complete details have not been released yet, but be sure to look out for these items soon. You should also look out for Valentine's Day-themed drinks Starbucks will likely be releasing in the coming days.

Heart Pizzas

What better way to say I love you than with a heart-shaped pizza? Several pizzerias are offering this cute dinner-date idea in different forms including Pizza Hut, California Pizza Kitchen, Papa John’s (Papa John's heart pizza shown above), and Papa Murphy’s (Papa Murphy's heart pizza shown below).

Dunkin' Donuts

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Released on February 2 are two returning fan-favorite Valentine’s Day donuts: Brownie Batter and Cupid’s Choice. There is also a Heart-Shaped Jelly Donut, a Heart-Shaped Vanilla Crème Donut, and a Heart-Shaped Boston Kreme Donut.

Dairy Queen Cakes

Dairy Queen is offering 9 festive Valentine’s Day cakes, some of which are heart-shaped. You can also personalize some of them, making them great for dates, February 14th birthdays, and parties.

And there you have it. Hopefully, any Valentine's Day gifting doubts have been put to rest, and you can show anyone on your gift list how much you appreciate them. The other great thing about these gifts is that many of them aren't exclusive to Valentine's Day; they can make great gifts for other occasions and be enjoyed throughout the year.

Grace McClung
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Grace McClung is from Denver, Colorado studying journalism at the University of Florida. She is the Managing Editor of the Social Media category for The Teen Magazine.