Red and pink and white everywhere...oh my! Cupid's annual 24 hours of fame are on the horizon (if you hadn't gotten the memo yet from the sudden influx of heart-shaped items and candy advertisements), and those of us who celebrate have already had our romantic gears churning to think of the perfect demonstration of our love.
With Valentine's Day, however, it's just as easy to gift an experience as it is to give a tangible demonstration of your love and affection for someone, and our best Valentine's gift ideas for 2016 offer you a bit of both.
For Him & Her
Ceramic Coffee Pour Over Stand by Etsy seller Noe Marin: This handmade pour over coffee maker gives couples a sweet and smiley way to get energized for the day together. One look at the photo, and you'll know what we mean. What could be better than getting to share the first cup of the day with your significant other?
Glamping Hub Gift Certificate by Glamping Hub: Pay tribute to the tight bond you have with your sweetie, and celebrate one another together on a trip to wherever you both fancy. Pick a staycation close to home, or go all out on an international getaway—the choice is yours!
Bacon & Bourbon Candle by Etsy seller Silver Dollar Candle Co.: His man cave will never smell the way you want it to, but we all can admit bacon and bourbon is preferable to sweaty gym clothes. We think you can still chalk this battle up to a win. (Who doesn't like the smell of bacon?!)
Hungry - Anniversary Valentines Card by Etsy seller doodlelove: A hint at the bottomless pit/garbage disposal that is his stomach or a nod to your "hangry" tendencies, this cute card says it all in a tongue-in-cheek way that lets even the least romantic of us all show they care.
Beard Brush Set by Dr. K Soap Company: As the year of the beard stretches into two or more—we're certainly not complaining!—help your man take care of his facial hair and the sensitive skin underneath it with this beard soap, oil, and brush.
The Chillsner by Corkcicle: Let's be honest...this gift could easily go under both for him & her. Imagine having this handy little device in your pocket (and by that, we mean in your S.O.'s purse—you're not fooling anyone) when you go out to a bar or an event and never having to worry about warm beer again.
Love Hands Embroidery Wall Art by Etsy seller Little Home of Hoops: Put your love on display with this embroidered hoop of two hands forming the shape of a heart. There's also another version of two hands holding one another, too, for the more subtle lovers of the world. A sweeter addition to one's home decor would be hard to find.
Puzzle Piece Necklace by Etsy seller Nicole Bridesmaids Gifts: If your love is a perfect fit, she'll get the jist of it with this delicate piece of jewelry. What's more? This wallet-friendly find will allow you to also treat her to a box of chocolate or take her out for a fancy cocktail on the town!
Birchbox Women's 3-Month Subscription Gift Card by Birchbox: Give the gift of pampering this February 14 with a fun beauty box subscription, which means she'll be getting gifts from you—without you having to lift a finger!—for months after Valentine's Day.
Two Hearts Wrapped Gift by Lush Cosmetics: The gift that is begging for a #treatyoself tag on Instagram, this pre-picked and wrapped Lush product box has a handful of sultry bath products to make her feel oh-so special. (Maybe she'll share the massage bar, at least, if you're lucky!)
For more reasons why glamping and February 14 are a match made in heaven, check out our Best Valentine's Day Rentals 2016. They're the perfect places to book last-minute this year or keep in mind for next!