14 amazing Valentine’s Day gifts your partner actually wants

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Valentine’s Day 2022 will be here before you know it.

But that doesn’t mean that you have to blow your budget on flowers, chocolates and an expensive dinner. Sure, flowers are nice, but you can stay away from cliches this Valentine’s Day with gifts your significant other actually wants!

From a night without the kids to a pizza party in bed, these gift ideas will win you the title of Best Gift Giver on Feb. 14. Before you shop, be sure to check out our Valentine’s Day coupons.

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1. Tickets

Everyone loves an experience gift. Skip the flowers and lovey-dovey card this year and surprise your partner with tickets to see their favorite band, a new musical or a professional basketball game. If you were hoping to spend less, you can get tickets to see a movie. Just don’t skimp on the popcorn!

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2. A Necklace

It’s always nice to get a new piece of jewelry on Valentine’s Day, but you don’t have to go over budget to impress your partner. Instead, you can purchase this adorable Kate Spade initial pendant necklace for just $58. Sold with a rose gold finish, it’s the perfect accessory for an everyday look, and the personalization will make it even more special. Before you shop, look for a Kate Spade coupon to lower your price.

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3. Dinner Date

When’s the last time you went out to dinner? On Feb. 14, surprise your S.O. with reservations at the first place you went on a date or their favorite restaurant. In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, Groupon will be offering some incredible deals at popular restaurants in your area. If you prefer to stay home, get your partner’s favorite dinner in the oven, light some candles and open a bottle of wine.

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4. Headphones

Headphones might sound like an uneventful gift, but they’ll make your loved one happier than you think. How many times a week do you steal each other’s headphones, lose a pair of headphones or leave your headphones at home? You can purchase an extra pair of earbuds from Amazon. You might even find a deal on a pair of Apple AirPods. When you’re exchanging gifts, remember to press play on their favorite song.

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5. A Surprise Staycation

Staycations are the less-expensive version of a vacation, and planning one can make this Valentine’s Day your best one yet. Browse sites like ExpediaTravelocity and Groupon to find local deals at a hotel right in your backyard. You might find lower rates for the weekend after Valentine’s Day, so don’t be afraid to go later in February. On the morning of your reservation, tell your partner to pack a bag, but don’t disclose where you’re going until you get there. The element of surprise will be the best part.

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6. A Night Without the Kids

This gift is super simple. If you have kids, you know how exhausting they can be. This Valentine’s Day, surprise your loved one with a night off by getting a babysitter. The sitter can take the kids to see a movie, and you’ll finally be able to relax around the house, take a long bath or catch up on your favorite show. If you want to save money on a sitter, check out our list of coupons for Care.com.

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7. Their Favorite Book, Framed

If you want to show your partner you’re always listening, this gift idea is for you. It requires a little bit of DIY work, but the results are worth it. Find a print of the cover of their favorite book on Etsy, whether they enjoy reading fiction, poetry or romance novels. Frame the photo in a cute, inexpensive frame from Target. When they’re not home, hang your new piece of artwork on the wall to surprise your spouse.

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8. A Kitchen Appliance

Here’s a gift both you and your S.O. can benefit from. If you’ve been wanting to buy a new food processor for the house or an indoor grill you can use year-round, Valentine’s Day is the time to buy. Look at stores like Best Buy and Target to find deals on kitchen appliances. If you really want to go all out, you can surprise your partner by cooking a homemade meal. This gift idea certainly won’t go to waste!

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9. Glossier Skincare

Everyone loves the popular skincare brand Glossier, and chances are your wife, girlfriend or partner has been wanting to try it for months. Surprise them with the amazing Phase 1 skincare set from Glossier for just $40. Phase 1 comes with the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer and Balm Dotcom in six flavors like cherry and mint. The adorable pink packaging alone will make the perfect present.

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10. Yoga Classes

Yoga classes are another pastime your partner probably doesn’t think he or she needs but would love to try. Treat them to a Saturday morning class or pay for a monthly pass ahead of time so that they can spend an hour every week relaxing, meditating and mastering those fun yoga poses. Look for a small, local yoga studio in your area as their prices are typically a little less expensive.

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11. A New Robe

The ultimate symbol of relaxation, a new robe would make anyone happy this Valentine’s Day. This is a great gift idea for couples who have only been dating a few months, as well as those who have been married for 10+ years. We suggest shopping at stores like JCPenney to find deals on a new, luxurious robe your partner will love. Go the extra mile and pair your gift with soft, cozy slippers for best results.

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12. Polaroid Camera

The best part of being in a relationship is making memories. You can capture the sweetest moments with this Polaroid Camera from Amazon. It comes in a variety of colors like pink and blue and it’s small enough to take on your dinner dates and weekend vacations. The tiny photos will look adorable when you hang them around the house.

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13. Liquor

This Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a delicious bottle of wine, a 6-pack of beer or a bottle of bourbon. Make it easy on one another and agree to exchange your favorite adult beverage on Feb. 14. Not only will this gift idea be easy on your wallet, but it will make for the perfect night. Order out, pour two glasses of wine, get comfortable on the couch and press play on your favorite movie.

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14. Pizza

Who doesn’t want pizza for Valentine’s Day? This year, you can win the title of Best Gift Giver by planning a pizza party in bed. There’s really nothing better in life than laying around with the person you love and chowing down on a pepperoni pizza. Before you place your order, check out our handpicked list of pizza deals from Papa John’sPizza HutDomino’s and more.

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Bonus!

If you’re not one for lovey-dovey cards, Etsy is a great place to find funny Valentine’s Day greetings that will make you and your loved one laugh. Here are our top four cards this year:

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