Best Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts In 2022

This February 14th, surprise your loved ones with more than just bouquets of red roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. It’s time to get more creative with your gifts this Valentine’s Day. Creatively show your love and affection with thoughtful personalized gifts that are made just for them. Shutterfly has numerous options ranging from beautiful photobooks, stunning jewelry pieces, unique tote bags, and decorative wall art your Valentine will be excited to receive. With so many things to choose from, you can design and put together special memories shared together throughout the years right at your fingertips. From tropical getaways, fun family outings at the fair, and romantic date nights, there are endless opportunities for you to create something amazing this Valentine’s Day. Make your Valentine’s Day gifts this year something they will cherish for a lifetime.

We’ve rounded up a list of creative Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are perfect for everyone in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, your mom, or your best gal pal– these fun and unique gifts will make your Valentines feel loved.

1. Custom Valentine’s Day Photo Book

photo book with pictures of couple for valentine's dayCreate your own romantic Valentine’s Day photo book to show off your favorite photos of you and your loved one. Fill the pages with snapshots of special moments like anniversaries and date nights. Add custom text to share stories along with each photo and fun embellishments to personalize the photo book to their style. Include a memorabilia pocket to your photo book to preserve keepsakes like tickets to shows you went to together, photo strips, or postcards from your most memorable vacations. You can rest assured knowing your loved one will never want to put their photo book down as they recount their favorite memories with you.

2. Photo Puzzle

photo puzzle with picture of couple for valentine's dayThis holiday, show your special someone that they’re your missing puzzle piece with a custom photo puzzle. Watch your favorite memories appear piece by piece with this fun and challenging Valentine’s Day gift that’s perfect for a stay-at-home date night. Design your puzzle with one photo or more than four, then choose a color and a theme that goes along with it. Then, when you’re both finished, have fun disassembling the puzzle and putting it all back together again. Shutterfly’s photo puzzles come with 60, 252, 520, or 1,014 pieces. Tack on playing cards with your photos on them for even more personalized fun.

3. Canvas Prints

Black and white wedding photo canvas print of young couple for valentine's dayCanvas prints of your most-loved photos are an excellent gift for anyone in your life, giving them a one-of-a-kind piece of art to display in their homes. Available in an array of sizes, frames, and text personalization options, you’ll have no trouble designing the perfect canvas print for the one you love. Canvas frames are available in many different colors suitable to your Valentine’s taste. If you’re both looking to spruce up a bedroom wall or living space in your home, hanging canvas prints are also a perfect gift to consider giving to your loved one.

4. Custom Scented Candles

A personalized candle with a photo and the word love for valentine's dayWhen you’re struggling to decide on a romantic Valentine’s Day gift, note you can never go wrong with a scented candle. Choose a scent you think your significant other will truly love. Whether it be Fireside Spice to remind them of the great outdoors, or Oceanside Breeze to remind them of the salty sea, make sure they are reminded of their happy place every time they enter a room. Personalized photo candles are an unforgettable gift idea that brings a warm glow to any room. Perfect as a first Valentine’s Day gift idea, Shutterfly’s custom candles are displayed on a 9-ounce, elegant glass jar that feature your favorite art or photos; and best of all, they come in a ready to gift box.

5. Personalized Jewelry

custom charm bracelet, necklace, and bangles for valentine's day giftSay “I love you” with a special piece of jewelry this Valentine’s Day. Personalized jewelry makes a beautiful gift for your sister, mom, or best friend. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, bangles, and an assortment of charms to create a keepsake your Valentine will love to wear and show off. From gold, to rose gold, to silver, these stylish metal options are sure to make the lucky recipient shine and receive compliments everywhere they go. For more Valentine’s Day gifts for the women in your life, check out our guide on Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her.

6. Wedding Vow Print

wedding vow art print and framed print on display for a valentine's day giftEver think back to that magical moment to when you said, “I Do?” Gift your husband or wife with a sentimental token of the vows you took on your wedding day. Honor your special day by having your wedding vows framed for a heartfelt gift you and your spouse will cherish forever. Available as prints, collage prints, and wooden prints– this display is a romantic Valentine’s Day gift that celebrates your love story, and “I Do’s” time and time again.

7. Ceramic Photo Mug

photo mug and travel tumbler for valentine's day giftA personalized photo mug is a great Valentine’s gift anyone can use and love. Design a mug with fun photos and fill it with their favorite chocolate, teas, and snacks when you gift it to them. Add a Valentine’s Day message to the mug that will make them smile every time they use it. If they’re always on the go, consider a travel mug that’s ideal for their morning commute. Or, if they like to stay in, purchase them a latte mug they can enjoy by the fire.

8. Fleece Photo Blanket

custom fleece photo blanketGet cozy and cuddle up with your partner with a customized fleece photo blanket perfect for a fun V-Day gift. Whether it be for movie night or those chilly winter days, create a blanket using one of the many unique and stylish designs Shutterfly has to offer so your Valentine can curl up right under their favorite snapshots and memories. Whether you select photos from a first date-together or getaway trip, your partner will appreciate the thought put into this gift. Show your partner how much you love them not only with the warmth from your heart but with the warmth from this fleece blanket.

9. Ceramic Tiles

ceramic tile with photo of couple that says forever for valentine's dayA custom ceramic tile is a creative Valentine’s Day gift your parents or grandparents will adore. Accompanied by an easel for an easy display, ceramic tiles look great on a mantle, bookshelf, or counter. Its glossy finish will immediately grab the attention of anyone who walks into the room. Design a 6×6 or 8×8 ceramic tile with photos of the grandchildren for a sweet Valentine’s Day gift grandma will be excited to show off.

10. Personalized Mason Jar

custom mason jar with monogram for valentine's day giftThe best gifts are ones that can be used every day. Mason jars are versatile gifts that are very simple to make and aesthetically pleasing to the eye when shown on display. You can gift a mason jar as is or fill it with sweet treats, pampering spa items, or love letters and Valentine’s Day quotes to make your gift even more special. Or, if your loved one enjoys cooking or baking, they can fill it with their favorite and most frequently used ingredients. Choose from Shutterfly’s many mason jar designs to create the right gift for your Valentine.

11. Customized Barware

custom pilsner glass and flask for valentine's day gift for himBuy a bottle of a drink the two of you love to share and gift it along with personalized barware. If your Valentine is a wine connoisseur, design a custom stemless wine glass. Do they prefer beer? Gift them with a pilsner glass, bottle opener, or can cooler. Toast to a special Valentine’s Day with personalized champagne flutes that are etched with a monogram or favorite saying, making for a truly memorable gift.

12. Make Valentine’s Day Dessert

the best creative valentine's day gifts featuring chocolate covered strawberriesDoes your partner have a sweet tooth? Valentine’s Day is all about sweetness, both sweethearts and sweet treats. Show your Valentine how much they mean to you by treating them to a delicious homemade dessert. Skip the store-bought sweets this year by whipping up something yourself, like chocolate-covered strawberries or pink-frosted cupcakes for a Valentine’s Day gift that will be sure to fill their heart with joy and stomach with happiness.

13. Personalize A Tote Bag

custom cotton tote bag for valentine's day gift for herTotes are great for carrying everything they need. Whether they carry a lot or a little, you can guarantee their phone, keys, and other belongings will find a happy home in this bag. Personalize a tote bag with their name, a photo, or a special quote for a fun and creative Valentine’s Day gift. Shutterfly’s 100% cotton canvas bags measure 15 inches by 18 inches and are stylish, durable, versatile, and convenient to carry when on the go. Never again will they need to worry about finding space to fit their things.

14. Customize A Pillow

customized pillows with words and photos for valentine's day giftTurn their favorite photographs into home accents with custom DIY pillows. Choose multiple photos for a collage-style pillow or personalize a monogram pillow with their initials. You can also choose from custom patterned pillows such as plaid, striped, lantern, or floral patterns, that are stylish and fun to add to any bed or couch. Shutterfly also offers an array of themes ranging from coastal to contemporary so you can match the pillow accordingly to your Valentine’s style. Have them take decorating to the next level by gifting them with these unique pillows.

15. Keepsake Box

A cute keepsake box to be used as a valentine's day gift.Does your Valentine have a piece of jewelry or item they just can’t live without? When looking for a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift, capture a special memory by turning it into a keepsake box. A keepsake box is a beautiful gift you can use to store your most meaningful mementos and relive those memories every day. Designing your Valentine a keepsake box with a special photo or Valentine’s Day message on the tile lid will make a lasting impression. They’ll love the look and feel of the box and smile every time they open it.

16. Book A Valentine’s Day Vacation

couple with laptop and suitcases for valentine's day vacationSay Happy Valentine’s Day by planning a romantic getaway to somewhere the two of you have always talked about visiting. What better way to spend time together than by going on vacation? Whether you’re jetting off to Fiji or staying close to home for a weekend getaway, anyone would appreciate this thoughtful gift. When you get home, make a travel photo book with your favorite snaps of your trip to look back on. Select your cover and page type, and watch your significant other happily flip through the memories accumulated together.

17. Wood Wall Art

Wood wall art with images of couple for a valentine's day giftDoes your loved one enjoy spending time in the great outdoors? Consider gifting them something rustic for them to mount on their wall. Turn your favorite photos into beautiful wood wall art that makes for one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts. Make wood wall art from your wedding photos or your best family portraits that will look great hung up in your home. The cottage core feel and look of this decor makes a unique gift for an outdoorsy Valentine.

18. Customize A Cutting Board

custom cutting board with heart cookies for valentine's dayShow your mom your appreciation this Valentine’s Day with a custom engraved cutting board. Personalize one of Shutterfly’s cutting boards with your family’s last name, a monogram, or a sweet Valentine’s Day message. This gift is the perfect way to upgrade mom’s kitchen and make it more her own. Consider adding on a custom apron to use along with their cutting board. With this combo of creative kitchen gifts, mom will be able to cook in style.

19. Personalized Phone Case

custom iphone cases with photos for a valentine's day giftA personalized phone case is a gift that’s both creative and practical. Make your Valentine a phone case with sentimental photos and choose from unique colors and designs to fit their personality. Shutterfly’s custom phone cases are available for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones. For tech-lovers, add on a wireless phone charger personalized with a fun photo. With their new customized phone case, they’ll be sure to receive compliments everywhere they go and every time they pick up the phone.

20. Garden Stone

personalized garden stones with namesIf your Valentine has a green thumb, gift them with a personalized garden stone. Custom garden stones are built out of durable resin material that looks identical to natural rocks. These stones are resistant to the effects of weather and will remain beautiful for years. Your loved one will appreciate this gift that adds a unique accent to their garden.

21. Make Them A Valentine’s Day Music Playlist

couple listening to music with headphones and phone for a valentine's day dateA personalized and unique Valentine’s Day gift for someone is a music playlist. Choose songs that are significant to your loved one, hold a special meaning, and plan a romantic afternoon to listen to them together. Apple Music and Spotify are both easy tools for creating and sharing your playlist. A playlist is a simple and easy gift idea that also has a personal touch to it. Continue to listen to your playlist on anniversaries and many years after to come.

22. Frame A Special Photo

framed desktop plaque with photo of couple and their initials for a valentine's day giftShow your sweetheart how much you care with a special framed photo of the two of you. Choose a framed art print for their wall, at home, or a desktop plaque they can keep on their bedside table or their desk at work. Frames can be made either modern, rustic or traditional depending on their taste, and come in a variety of colors ranging from metallic to more of a natural feel. Desktop plaques come in three  different shapes offering a unique look. They’ll be sure to think of you every time they look at it.

23. Flowers In A Glass Vase

glass vase with monogram with flowers for valentine's day

Take Valentine’s Day flowers to the next level by organizing them in a wonderful glass vase display for your Valentine. Do they like roses or maybe even tulips? Customizing the bouquet with your Valentine’s favorite flowers will make the gift more special and she will be able to treasure the amazing fragrance from the flowers all day long. This boost of fresh flowers will not only create a romantic atmosphere perfect for any Valentine’s Day dinner, but serve as an eye-catching centerpiece as well. Whether you display them in the kitchen or bedroom, flowers of any kind will surely brighten up the room.

24. DIY An At-Home Spa Day

flowers, soap, candles, and bath bombs for spa on valentine's daySurprise your special someone by transforming their bathroom into a luxurious at-home spa for a date night. Light some candles and gather the supplies for a bubble bath, like sweet-smelling bath bombs and essential oils. Perhaps you can play one of their favorite music playlists in the background as well. Creating a spa at home is a perfect way to unwind, and spend some quality time together all while saving money.

25. Customize A Notepad

custom caption notepad with lines and motivational phrase at the topYou’ll be more inclined to write love notes to your significant other this Valentine’s Day with a DIY personalized notepad. Take your expression for them to the next level by beautifying the page you write on. Choose a fun design, add some captions, and up to three photos of the two of you to show your loved one how much they mean to you. Warm their heart when they receive your heartfelt message written on customized stationery that speaks to them.

26. Make Valentine’s Day Crafts With The Kids

young girl holding up valentine's day artworkIf you have young kids, get them in on the action for at least one Valentine’s Day gift this year. Work with your children to craft a fun DIY an art project for mom or dad. Whether it be helping them fingerpaint hearts, decorate a homemade picture frame, or make a Valentine’s Day card, this is a great way to get them involved and to spend family time together. Check out our guide on Valentine’s Day ideas for kids. Watch your children light up with joy and love what you create with them.

27. Custom Pot Holder

custom pot holder and trivet with photo for valentine's day giftIf your Valentine loves to cook or bake, a custom pot holder is perfect for them. Choose one of Shutterfly’s unique templates, add photos, and make a one-of-a-kind pot holder that they’ll be excited to use every time they step in the kitchen. Add a custom trivet along with the pot holder to make a practical item much more fun. Make cooking more enjoyable for your loved one by ensuring they’re utilizing customized kitchen essentials they’ll adore.

28. Custom Socks

custom photo socksIf humorous gifts are more your style, make your Valentine a pair of custom socks. Choose from unique designs and add funny photos that will make your partner laugh every time they look down at their feet. Are they a pet parent? Customize their socks with pictures of their pet for a cute novelty gift. Do they like to travel? Consider adding photos from one or more of their favorite trips. With every step they take, their memories will go with them.

29. Monthly Planner

Calendar and planner.If they still haven’t picked up a calendar after the new year, design them a personalized monthly planner with photos of them with their family and friends. Or, if they’re a pet lover, add photos of their dog, cat, or maybe even bird. Every time they go to write a reminder or pencil in an important date, they will be flooded with joyous memories and moments. With plenty of stylish cover and template options, a customized planner will stand out from the crowd. They’ll be excited to carry this unique gift with them everywhere they go.

30. Valentine’s Day Card

valentine's day cards with photos with different designs, colors, sizes and boarders

Don’t forget the card! Create a custom Valentine’s Day card for the special people in your life that’s different from anything you’ll find in-store. Whether you need a single card for your sweetheart or a lot of cards for your child’s classroom, you’ll want to make a unique Valentine’s card that you’re proud to send. Choose from different sizes and layouts and choose a sweet photo to make your card perfect. For ideas on what to write in a Valentine’s Day card, check out this list of Happy Valentine’s Day quotes.

Final Thoughts On Valentine’s Day Gifts

Whatever Valentine’s Day gift you choose, your special someone will appreciate the time and effort you put into celebrating them. Valentine’s Day is all about showing how much you love your Valentine, and making them know how much you care by gifting them with one of these best creative Valentine’s Day gifts. Shutterfly has an endless array of gift options you can choose from to perfectly suit your Valentine this year and years after to come. For more gift ideas, check out these Valentine’s Day gift guides: