The most lovey-dovey day of the year is just around the corner, possibly evoking dread in many boyfriends, husbands, and singletons. ButÂ Valentine's Day isn't just for couples, it's about showing love and appreciation for everyone in your life.
Here are some V-Day gifts you can use to spoil partners, friends, parents, and even yourself!
Give the gift of long life...for their phone. Ban.Do's Back Me Up iPhone charger ($30, nordstrom.com)Â will bring a dead iPhone 5 back up to 80% battery. Just throw the cute, compact square into aÂ purse and go.
The delicious and nutritious bitesâverified by their on-site nutritionistâincluded in Graze's boxes ($35 for 5 boxes, graze.com) are sure to brighten anyone's day. Bonus: Gifting a subscription gift means this present will last months, repeatedly reminding them just how amazing you, the giver, are.
Light it up
Whether setting the mood for an evening for two or unwinding after a long week, the delicious amber and black orchid aroma of this Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily home candle ($80, jomalone.com) will suit every occasion. The hints of ginger, water lily, and black cardamom balance the scent, so it isn't flowery or overpowering.
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It's about time
Never be late forÂ another date (or appointment) with Kate Spade's Metro Heart Watch ($175, bloomingdales.com). The pretty timepiece brandishesÂ arrow hands that pierce that sweetheart dial.
Photo: Kate Spade
For anyone who's attached to their tablet or laptop, the proclamation onÂ thisÂ Urban Outfitters mugÂ ($10, urbanoutfitters.com)Â isÂ more romantic than diamonds.
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Give the not-so-subtleÂ hint that you're cravingÂ more snuggleÂ sessions on the couch or girls' movie nights with this adorableÂ DENY Designs throw ($80, target.com).
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That's a wrap
The Natori Nirvana robe ($88, nordstrom.com)Â is theÂ luxurious, practical alternative to lingerie. NothingÂ says âI care about your comfort" more than gifting a loved one with a warm, fluffyÂ robe.
Take health to the next level withÂ Jawbone UP24 Wireless Activity Tracker ($104-$150, amazon.com). Pick up two andÂ compete with yourÂ partner or bestie to see who can get the most steps every day.
Props on paper
Sometimes weÂ just need a friendÂ to point outÂ how awesome we are. Emily McDowell'sÂ Card ($4.50, emilymcdowell.com) serves as a reminder to yourÂ single friends that they're amazing.
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Say bye-bye to headphone frustration during your workouts.Â Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless in-ear headphones ($200, beatsbydre.com) have noÂ annoying wires and conform to your ear so they won't fall out while you're doing jump squats.
Stack the deck
Rule the gym in these funkyÂ Queen of Hearts leggings ($70, blackmilkclothing.com). The pattern mimics a playing card: queen of hearts on the front and traditional back-of-the-deck print on the rear.
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Wear your heart on your, um, socks with Running Skirts' Run Love Compression Socks ($30, runningskirts.com)Â duringÂ your next race. You'll love how they make your legs feel after long-distance runs.
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Whether you buy them for someone else or just eat them yourself, everyone deserves something sweet on Valentine's Day. Vosges' Exotic Truffle Heart Collection ($45, vosgeschocolate.com)Â comes with 16 of the company's best-selling truffles wrapped inÂ a heart-shaped box.
A favoriteÂ fitness class
If your friend or partner is a Soul Cycle disciple or a barre babe, then they'llÂ be beyond psyched to get a fewÂ classes for free. Buy a few for yourself and go togetherâthat way you'llÂ bond while you sweat it out. And Health teamed up with Pure Barre to offer free classes this Valentine's Day.
Get swept away
Philosophy Loveswept Whipped Body CrÃ¨me ($33, sephora.com) inserts a little romance into skincare. The lightweight, whipped body moisturizer hydrates without greasiness and leaves behind a hintÂ of jasmine, amber, and oh-so-touchable skin.
Because if not now, when?Â Whether shared by couplesÂ or among girlfriends, Veuve-Cliquot's RosÃ© ($65, fine wine and liquor stores) adds a bit of decadence to your night. TheÂ megaphone-shaped chillerâso you can "scream your love"âkeeps bubbly cold for up to 2 hours.
Photo: Veuve Clicquot
Nothing makes your insides warmer than some hot cocoa. This gift box ($22, etsy.com) elevates the drink using specialÂ earl greyÂ hot chocolate and rose vanilla marshmallow hearts.
Spoonful of sugar
While you can't measure love, yourÂ chef BFF will go crazy for these Heart Measuring SpoonsÂ ($5, surlatable.com).
Photo: Sur La Table
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Prada's Candy Eau de Parfum gift set ($88, sephora.com) combines the V-Day clichÃ©s of heart boxes and perfume. But never fear, the seductive scent of white musks, vanilla, and caramel is totally unique.
For Felix & Fido
Americans will spend more than $700 million buyingÂ Valentine's Day gifts for their pets. Show yourÂ furry friends how much you love them with this Rose Dog Toy ($5, target stores)Â orÂ Mice Cat Toy ($5, Target stores).
For the fitness fanatic in your life: Withings' Smart Body Analyzer ($150, withings.com) is a scale that connects to your iPhone for high-accuracy tracking of weight, fat mass, and BMI. But really, this is only a good option for yourself, or people who are totally obsessed with tracking their health statsâothers might be tempted to hit you with it.