Valentine’s Day gift ideas


These tips and tricks can help with all your Valentine’s day needs. (Photo Provided by Google via the Creative Commons license.)

Kathleen Martinez, Staff Writer

Valentine’s Day is the time many couples cherish, but it also comes with a lot of stress. Many do not know what to get, so they stress out and get a last-minute box of gross chocolates. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift ideas.


Although flowers may seem cliché, they are a great affordable gift that will last at least a few weeks. A great idea is to get a few flowers from Trader Joe’s, then wrap them in some brown paper to make it look nicer. As an added touch, you can tie a ribbon and attach a note to personalize it.


It is commonly said the key to getting someone’s heart is through their stomach, and I completely agree with this statement. You can make a dessert or chocolate-covered strawberries to please your valentine. You can bake cookies or cakes or even buy these items as long as the other person will enjoy the food. Disregard what I said earlier about chocolates. As long as you buy good tasty chocolates, I am sure your significant other will enjoy them.

These chocolate covered strawberries were made for Valentine’s Day last year by Kathleen Martinez ’23. (Photo Provided by Kathleen Martinez.)


Cards can be paired with any other items on this list to add a sense of personalization to your gift. I’d recommend making your card or decorating and writing in it to add extra care.


This is the same idea as the treats but has a bigger portion size. Try getting your valentine their favorite fast food or taking them out to dinner. As long as you put in the effort, I am sure your valentine will enjoy it.


Jewelry prices range significantly, but an affordable necklace or ring can mean a lot to anyone. It can be something your special someone can wear all the time and will remind them of you. Because both boys and girls wear jewelry, I would ask their friends if they are more of a gold or a silver jewelry person.


Everyone loves clothes, so any clothing items will bring joy into your valentine’s life. If you are getting clothes or shoes, make sure you know their sizes or that could turn your gift into a fail.


If you have photos with your valentine, go to CVS and get them printed. It is very affordable and shows that you care about the time you spend together. You could even make a collage out of all the photos to express how much you care about them.


A gesture can’t be bought, but it can make a memory that will last a lifetime. It doesn’t have to be carrying a boom box outside their window, but it can be driving them to their favorite place. It can be showing up unexpectedly. It can be taking them to the beach or setting up a picnic.

Overall, these items and tips all help to show your significant other that you care about them. Most importantly, if you want to have a valentine, don’t be afraid to ask. Bottle up some courage, bring some flowers, and tell your significant other how much they mean to you.