The 17 Best Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day 2022

Are you looking for the perfect gift ideas for Valentine's Day 2022? This romantic holiday is a favorite for many couples, so you want to get something your partner will love.

And let's not forget, you can celebrate plutonic love too! This gift guide has several Valentine's Day gifts your significant other is sure to love.

What are the Origins of Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is also known as St. Valentine's Day for a reason. Many people believe that the name suggests that the holiday originated from the Roman festival of Lupercalia that was held in the middle of February.

The Lupercalia festival celebrated the coming of spring. The romantic connection comes from the fertility rights that were included and the part where men and women were paired off by lottery.

Pope Gelasius I forbid Romans from celebrating Lupercalia at the end of the 5th century. People often attribute the end of celebrating this festival as the beginning of celebrating Valentine's Day.

However, the true origin of this romantic holiday is unknown. It did not become celebrated regularly as St. Valentine's Day until the 14th century.

There are several different Christian Martyrs named Valentine. But the person most associated with the holiday is thought to be a priest that Roman Emperor Claudius II Gothicus martyred in 270 CE.

Legend says that the priest signed a letter to his jailor's daughter "from your Valentine."

Other stories claim the holiday was named after St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop. But it is possible that the two St. Valentine's are the same person.

One other common legend says that St. Valentine directly defied his emperor's orders and started marrying couples secretly to spare the men from war. Many think that this is why he is associated with Valentine's Day and love.

Now that you know a little about the origins of Valentine’s Day let’s look at some of the best gift ideas for this holiday.

The Best Gifts for Valentine's Day 2022

There are so many great gifts you can buy your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Whether you want to go the traditional route with a bouquet or something a little more creative, you'll find a gift on this list that your Valentine will love.

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers are one of the most common Valentine's Day 2022 gift ideas. Bouquets with red and pink flowers represent love, and there are many places you can order them.

You can order flowers online from many places like 1-800 Flowers or FTD. But you may want to try your local florist so you can include a handwritten note to make it more personal.

Bottle of Wine

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to buy your sweetheart a nice bottle of wine. It's the perfect accompaniment to a romantic meal or chocolates. Add a personalized card that shows you care.

Chocolates or Valentine's Candy

Delicious treats always make great gifts for Valentine's Day 2022, and they are perfect if your sweetheart has a sweet tooth. But you can be more creative than the traditional box of chocolates by making your own cookies or treats.

Gift Cards

If you're short on delivery time, e-gift cards make great gift options. Gift cards make practical gifts that let your Valentine buy just what they want. It may not seem romantic, but you can couple it with a more personalized gift or card.

Choose a gift card from his or her favorite store and then wrap it up in a nice gift box.

A Couples Experience

Often what your friend or love wants is more time together. A couples experience is the perfect way to make memories together and have fun. Doing something together is a unique gift idea for Valentine's Day 2022.

Consider doing something like taking a cooking class together, going on a winery tour, or even attending a virtual chocolate tasting.

There are tons of events couples or groups of people can do on or around Valentine's Day this year.

Our Adventure Book

Those of us that have seen the movie Up will recognize this. Create an adventure book for all the great vacations you take, people you meet, and fun activities you do.

Creating a scrapbook of your adventures ensures that you'll never forget any of the memories you make.

Breakfast in Bed

Who doesn't love breakfast in bed? It's a great way to show your loved one you care, especially if they are a mother or father. Surprise them with breakfast in bed so they can get a break from the kitchen.

Romantic Dinner

A romantic dinner is one of the most traditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, and you can eat in or eat out. Maybe you have a favorite Italian restaurant or some other place you love to go.

With COVID-19, many couples have decided that staying home is a safe way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Order dinner from your favorite restaurant, and you can even get a delicious dessert delivered like a cake from this popular Florida bakery.

You can even do this virtually if you're in a long-distance relationship.

And if you're single and have some single friends, celebrate plutonic love with dinner together.

Candle with a Unique Scent

Candles always make great gifts, but you may think they're a little dull. But Evil Queen makes candles with an attitude like this one called Old Soul that smells like vanilla, ebony, and amber.

They have other great candles, too, like Stolen Hoodie and Can't Adult Today.

Codenames Duet

This fun game is perfect for couples, and it requires a bit of creative thinking. It's a spinoff from the popular game Codenames and is basically the same with a partner.

So, you have to think like them to give the best one-word clues to win the game. It's a different Valentine's Day 2022 gift your sweetheart will never guess.

Date Night Bucket List

This cool date night kit is a fun idea for Valentine's Day. Gift it to your partner, and then they draw a popsicle stick from the tin. Whatever date is listed on the stick is the one you have to take them on.

You can use the Date Night Bucket List for all your dates to extend the fun until you run out of popsicle sticks.

Wreck This Journal

This journal is the perfect one to destroy because that's what you're supposed to do with it. There are several versions of the Wreck This Journal, and this one is the painting and coloring addition.

It includes writing prompts for ways to transform your creativity into art. The Wreck This Journal invites you to wreck it with color, whether it's mixing colors in mud, weaving together bright colored strips of paper, and more.

One Line a Day Journal

The One Line a Day canvas journal encourages you to write down one memory every day for five years. It takes just a few minutes a day, so it's much easier to do instead of devoting long periods of time to something.

This journal comes in different colors, including a unique celestial pattern.

SpaceTime Coordinates Print

One of the most unique gifts ideas for Valentine's Day 2022 is a piece of art created using NASA dataThe data shows what space looked like the day you got married or met your partner. You can use it for essentially any date you choose.

This image can be delivered as digital files, hoodies, necklaces, shirts, and more at various prices. I guarantee your sweetheart has never received a gift like a SpaceTime Coordinate picture before.

Pure Aroma by Essential Oils

This gift set of popular aromatherapy oils is an inexpensive Valentine's Day gift idea. Whether your love wants a variety of essential oils for their infuser or ones that calm or soothe, you'll find plenty of scents to choose from.

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

If your Valentine loves cookies, then he or she will love this giant cookie cake. It's 13 inches big, and you can customize it with a personal message to your love.

If your partner doesn't like chocolate chip cookies, Eat Me Cookies has more flavors too. Try their Snickerdoodle Cookie Cake, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Cake, or a Gluten-Free Funfetti Cookie Cake.

The Hygge Game

If you're looking for a fun gift for a friend, then The Hygge Game makes a fun activity for a group of friends or even your family.

This game has 300 questions that invoke a cozy conversation between the players. They help you focus on all the good things in life. The creators' of the game explain that it's a loose translation of the Danish word hygge.

Final Thoughts on Gifts Ideas for Valentine's Day 2022

Now you have some fun gift ideas for this Valentine's Day that any partner or friend would love to receive. Whether you decide to go the traditional route or something unique like the Date Night Bucket List, there's something that the special person in your life will love.

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