Valentine's Day gift ideas 2024: 24 last-minute luxuries for your loved ones

From the timeless beauty of a traditional bouquet of flowers to unique houseplants and fun sweet treats, our selection of Valentine's Day gift ideas will be sure to inspire

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Valentine's Day always seems to come around so fast after the post-Christmas and New Year's haze that is January. It can be easy to completely forget about it and leave your gift shopping to the last minute. 

A time to celebrate those that you love in your life, giving a meaningful gift on Valentine's Day can be the perfect way to show a partner or your friends and family just how much you love and appreciate them.

Our selection of some of the best Valentine's Day gift ideas can help with all of your last-minute gifting before that February 14th deadline. Whether you want to keep things more traditional with flowers and chocolate (call me old fashioned, but I don't think you can ever go wrong with these), or are celebrating the day with your best girlfriends and are in need of some inspiration for Galentine's, we have curated a collection of Valentine's Day gift ideas that cover everything from the classic to the contemporary to the fun and luxurious.

24 Valentine's Day gift ideas 

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From Mr. Porter and Godiva to Anthropologie and Uncommon Goods, explore our selection of Valentine's Day gift ideas from some of our favorite retailers below so you can find the perfect gift to give this Valentine's Day.

1. Nothing beats a beautiful bouquet of flowers

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Probably the most popular and timeless romantic gift of them all, nothing says Valentine's Day like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. From a classic red rose, to a joyful bouquet bursting with color and texture, there are always an extensive range of floral options to choose from for Valentine's Day gift ideas, no matter your loved one's taste or style.

Explore our top three picks from some of the best flower delivery services below.

5. Who doesn't like a sweet treat?

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Closely followed by flowers in the line-up of most popular Valentine's Day gifts has to be chocolate (or something sugary sweet!).

A box of chocolates may be viewed as playing it safe, but who wouldn't want a delightful, heart shaped box filled with a selection of chocolatey heaven? I know what my answer is.

9. Enjoy a drink – or two

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Whether you're planning a big night in this Valentine's Day and want to brush up on your cocktail making skills, or know that the way to your loved one's heart is always going to be through the gift of beer (each to their own) raise your glasses with a celebratory drink – or two.

13. Gifts for him

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From houseplants to beer, cologne to novelty mugs, there are no shortages of unique gifts for him to explore this Valentines Day. Mr Porter always have an un-matched collection of luxurious clothes, fragrances, accessories and more, as well as brands such as Uncommon Goods providing a more unique selection of fun Valentine's gifts.

17. Gifts for her

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Valentine's Day gifts doesn't need to be all chocolate and flowers. Perhaps your partner has had their eye on a particular candle or vase, or you can use the occasion to stock up on their favorite perfume. Explore some of our favorite gifts for her below.

21. Galentine's gifts 

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Originating from the popular TV show Parks and Recreation, the phenomenon that is Galentine's Day is an unofficial event celebrated a day before Valentine's on 13th February. A chance to celebrate the most important non-romantic relationships in your life, Galentine's was originally intended for the gals, but we think it can be enjoyed by all.

What are traditional gifts for Valentine's Day?

As we have explored, some of the most popular gifts for Valentine's Day include: flowers, chocolate, jewelry, and of course, a Valentine's Day card.

Some of us love to keep things traditional with a card and flowers, others like to go all out with their gifts and treat the occasion like a birthday – and some do not celebrate or give gifts at all.

Ultimately, there is no right or wrong way to celebrate Valentine's Day, the cost of the gift or what everyone else is giving shouldn't matter, just give a gift that you know you loved one will love and appreciate.

When is Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is always the 14th of February, and this year it falls on a Tuesday. That's important to bear in mind if you're shopping online, as if you're buying on the weekend before, you might have to pay a little extra to make sure your gifts arrive on time. 

Why is Valentine's day celebrated?

Valentine's Day stretches all the way back to the Romans. It's a feast day that celebrates St. Valentine; the story goes that he administered marriages between Christians when Christianity was outlawed in the Roman Empire. The folk myth stuck, and centuries later we still mark romantic love on February 14th. 

Zara Stacey
Managing Editor

Zara is the Managing Editor at Homes & Gardens. She joined the brand in February 2022 as an Interiors Content Editor, specializing in writing content on interior color trends, decorating ideas and design inspiration. After studying English Literature at University, she worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. She enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle.