Best Valentine’s Day gifts 2021: what to get your significant other

Here's how to shop the best Valentine's Day Gifts 2021 has to offer for him and her...

Valentine's Day Gifts 2021
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Love is in the air and we're ready to shop the best Valentine's Day gifts 2021 has to offer. 

Believe it or not, it's that time of the year again and while Valentine's Day may look a little different this time around due to the pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to make it extra special for the love in your life (especially with the help of these at-home date ideas for couples).

As we all know, February 14 is the universal day for romance and no matter how you choose to spend it, a little gift can go along way—especially now that many of us are in lockdown. With restaurants, bars and other attractions closed or restricted,  we're likely to be spending Valentine's Day at home—meaning you have to get creative if you plan on sweeping your partner off their feet. 

And whether you love it or loathe it, who doesn't like nice presents? To help you pick the right gift for your partner, we've selected some top picks to surprise him or her with this Valentine's Day. 

You can thank us later! 

Best Valentine's Day gifts for her

12 Red Roses and Chocolates, Prestige Flowers

Is it even Valentine's Day if you don't get roses?

It's no secret that chocolates and roses are synonymous with Valentine's Day, so why not surprise the love of your life with this beautiful package by Prestige Flowers? It comes complete with a free box of handmade British truffles and a lovely bouquet of 12 roses. What says "I love you" more than that? 

Personalised Wine Glass

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If the woman in your life is a wine drinker (and let's face it, most of us love the stuff) this is a cute novelty gift that will definitely put a smile on her face. Everyone needs their own special wine glass and what could possibly be more fitting than a personalised one. Write a special message or simply add her name to the glass, you get free reign - just make sure you buy her a nice bottle of wine to go along with it! 

Kate Spade New York Initial Pendant

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Kate Spade New York Mini Initial Pendant Necklace

Fine jewellery with a personal touch

Jewellery really is a love language, especially when it's gifted by a special someone. This adorable initial pendant is a sweet gift with not only a personal touch but sentimental value. It's also a staple piece that can be worn every day, be it on its own or stacked up with other fine necklaces. 

Savage x Fenty Pointelle Sleep Crop Top

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Savage x Fenty Pointelle Sleep Crop Top in Red

For something cute and sexy

Valentine's Day is lingerie season and what better way to spice things up than with a nice Savage x Fenty purchase? Browse through their latest Valentine's Day collection or if you prefer something more subtle and comfy yet still sexy then this pointelle crop top and its matching bottoms are perfect. 

Lovehoney sex toys 11 piece set

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Lovehoney Wild Weekend Mega Couple's Sex Toy Kit (11 Pieces)

Spice up the bedroom

If ever there was an occasion to try something new and spice things up in the bedroom then Valentine's Day is it. Get experimental with your partner by gifting her this exciting set of toys to enhance your pleasure and get a new sexual experience as a couple. While you're at it, check out our best app-controlled vibrators if you fancy spicing up your sex life even more...

Best Valentine's Day gifts for him

Ticket Stub Diary

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Ticket Stub Diary, Chronicle Books

A space to collect memories

We may be in a bit of a standstill when it comes to travel adventures and gig experiences at the moment (sigh) but this diary is a sweet nod to the future and a great way to tell your man that you can't wait to make memories with him - many of which you can store for sentimental value in this chronicle book. 

Japanese Harmony Whiskey

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky

A sophisticated blend of malt and grain whiskies

Alcoholic gifts are always a good idea for those who drink and this Japanese whisky calls for a special occasion. The term "Hibiki" literally means “resonance” in Japanese, and reflects the Suntory philosophy to “live in harmony with people and nature” which is what we all want with our partner. It's made with a blend of ten malt and grain whiskies creating a unique taste and a smooth texture. And if that wasn't enough, the bottle is gorgeous too! 

Calvin Klein CK One

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Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette

A classic unisex scent

If you're struggling with what to get your man for Valentine's Day, then opt for a fragrance. You can never go wrong with a nice aftershave and this Calvin Klein classic is perfect for the occasion - it's popular and not too pricey. Plus, it's unisex which means you can sneak some spritzes in too. A win-win!

Marvel Avengers End Game Airpods Case

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Marvel Avengers End Game Airpods case

Calling all Marvel fans

If your other half is a Marvel fanatic, then this will definitely put a smile on their face. Available in a Red Iron Man design, this Airpods case a thoughtful gift idea that is also practical for everyday use. Plus, judging by all the rave reviews on Amazon and its 4.6-star rating, it's safe to say it's great quality too. 

Whiskey Glasses

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Dartington Dimple Double Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses


Everyone needs a good set of whiskey glasses, so if your man is a fan of the brown stuff then make sure he sips it in style by gifting him this simple yet chic pair. To make the gift extra special, there is an option to personalise the glasses with a special message thanks to Dartington's engraving service, so make sure you make the most of it. 

Sagal Mohammed
Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.