Choosing Valentine’s Day Gifts

Surprise the special someone in your life with a Valentine’s Day gift that they’ll cherish forever.

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate love by treating your partner, pals, kids, yourself – all your favorite people to a thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gift. With Shutterfly, you can put your feelings on display by personalizing gifts with meaningful messages, photos, or inside jokes. From elegant jewelry and sweet-smelling candles to custom photo books and cozy photo blankets, we’ve created this ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide with the best gifts for her, gifts for him, gifts for kids, and gifts for family and friends. Get to scrolling for plenty of ideas on choosing Valentine’s Day gifts for everyone you love in your life.

How To Pick Valentine’s Day Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

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Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love and sharing your heart. And even though you don’t need to celebrate Valentine’s Day to remind the special someone in your life how much you love them, you can be sure a little Valentine reminder will be appreciated nonetheless. If you’re unsure what to give this year, consider the following tips when it comes to deciding how to handle Valentine’s Day gift giving.

  1. Make a list of their interests. Make this list long and write down as many things as you can. Now brainstorm something to go with every item on that list, small or big. You don’t have to give all those gifts, but you’re going to hit on some thoughtful ideas that your giftee will appreciate.
  2. Look to the past. Whether it’s a special mug memorializing a special moment or a gorgeous photo turned into a large canvas print, such a seemingly simple gift can mean so much as they revel in nostalgia.
  3. Ask yourself what that person needs, and put together a care package. From office gifts to help those working from home get organized to spa gifts for those who want to pamper themselves more this year, everyone has goals and aspirations they want to achieve.
  4. Make them laugh. While sentimental gifts are an obvious way to express your love, funny gifts may make more sense for your relationship. If pranks, gags, and funny antics are the foundation of your relationship, then give the gift of laughter this Valentine’s Day.
  5. Opt for an experience rather than physical item. Many people value experiences over material items, so consider how you might give your loved ones something that will create a fun experience for them such as online workshops or local events.
  6. Include a little bit of yourself. Make it personal in a different way by creating a piece of art, writing a song, knitting a scarf, or including a custom Valentine’s Day card. Combine this with the above suggestions for an ultra-personalized gift!

Design Custom Valentine’s Day Cards

Sometimes we need a little reminder that we are loved, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express that love to all the people in your life. Say “I love you” with a custom Valentine’s Day card made by you. Personalized Valentine’s Day cards show loved ones how you feel, to cherish and relive shared memories, and to reflect on the wonders of love. It’s a chance to appreciate your long-time friends, spouse, children, parents, grandparents, boyfriend or girlfriend, mentors, and even coworkers. Browse our selection of ready-made designs to get inspired. You can upload your own design onto a blank template or customize one of our Valentine’s Day card templates – the choice is yours!

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

Think outside the box this year with these unique Valentine’s Day gifts for her. Packed with creativity, heart, and all things cute, our list of personalized gifts below, which can be used to find something for your girlfriend, fianceé, or wife, is full of thoughtful gift ideas that will definitely make her feel the love on Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Romantic Valentine’s Gifts For Wife

Running out of gift ideas for your wife? Coming up with surprising and romantic gifts for your wife (or fianceé) isn’t always easy. But that’s why we’re here to help. Start with our list of the best personalized gifts that she won’t find anywhere else, or knock her socks off with a big statement gift she’ll never forget. With dozens of romantic gift ideas to choose from, there’s something for every wife on our list.

Memory Photo Book

This Valentine’s Day, go beyond typical flowers and generic chocolates to show your wife how much you care with a Valentine’s photo book. Whether you want to create a treasury for all of your family’s special memories or celebrate your love with your one and only, a custom Valentine’s Day photo book is the perfect medium for your loving message.

Custom Jewelry

Make this Valentine’s Day more memorable than ever for your wife with unique, personalized jewelry she can cherish for years to come. Customize her jewelry with a meaningful initial or word or add a variety of photo charms to her ever growing charm bracelet.

Personalized Photo Notebook

The best Valentine’s Day gifts are both personal and functional. That’s why a custom notebook journal is always a brilliant choice! Especially one that contains a personal note and expressions of love and affection.

Thoughtful Valentine’s Gifts For Girlfriend

We know how important it is to get a unique gift for your girlfriend — one just as unique as she is. Finding the best present for her doesn’t have to be a struggle: We’ve done all the work for you! Whether she’s a daring adventurer or a wine connoisseur, you’re sure to find thoughtful surprises for Valentine’s Day. Below, we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day gifts for girlfriends of all kinds.

Stemless Wine Glasses

Does your Valentine enjoy wine? A custom wine glass is a thoughtful and romantic Valentine’s Day gift that will spark a memory each time it is used. Deliver funny, cute, or romantic Valentine wine glasses that are perfect to toast your love for years to come.

Kitchen Cutting Board

A classy gift for your favorite cook or sous chef is a personalized cutting board that you can design with their name, initials, or a personal message. We offer the best cutting board options in bamboo or rubber wood. An engraved cutting board delivers a personal touch and can serve as a beautiful accent in any kitchen.

Tabletop Canvas Prints

Our tabletop canvas prints are an easy way to add beauty to a home or office while displaying your fondest memories. Highlight one special photo or many with our unique tabletop canvas prints. Pair a favorite photo with a special quote, poem, or note to create a romantic keepsake.

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

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When it comes to finding a great Valentine’s gift for your husband, fiancé, or boyfriend, think about how you want to make him feel. Loved and appreciated? Go the romantic route and shop for something sentimental. Understood and cared for? Buy him something useful that he needs, but that he wouldn’t think to ask for. Surprised and delighted? Honor his hobby, choose something funny or opt for an experience gift. Here, we’ve rounded up a whole bunch of presents that hit all of the right notes.

Unique Valentine’s Gifts For Husband

If your goal is to make Valentine’s Day special for your husband this year — these gifts will help you show your appreciation. You’ll find a creative gift for every kind of relationship, whether you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s Day together or you’ve been married to your husband for what feels like forever. We’ve got plenty of Valentine’s gift ideas that are personal, practical, and romantic.

Photo Fleece Blankets

Keep your husband warm and cozy this Valentine’s Day with custom photo blankets. Design your custom blankets with beautiful color palettes, unique themes, and add your favorite photos, names, special dates, and messages. Fleece photo blankets make both practical and personalized gifts and keepsakes.

Custom Phone Case

Our phones go with us everywhere and are often the first things we look at in the morning or before we go to sleep. Bring a smile to your husband’s face every time he looks at his phone by designing your very own custom phone case. With our custom phone case maker and text tools, you can easily personalize your gift with a favorite quote, family name, or special date.

Design His Own Hoodie

Give a personalized hoodie as a Valentine’s gift to a husband who loves to show off his unique sense of style. Whether you use inside jokes, a photo or make a photo collage, he can take favorite memories with him everywhere he goes.

Best Valentine’s Gifts For Boyfriend

Thinking of new, fun gift ideas for boyfriend can be challenging. Maybe he’s told you he “doesn’t want anything,” or maybe a DIY Valentine’s Day card just doesn’t feel like enough this year. Don’t give up just yet, because we’ve rounded up the absolute best Valentine’s Day gifts for boyfriends, from serious, sentimental finds to more casual, funny gift ideas.

Personalized Photo Pillows

Display your photos in crisp detail on our custom photo pillows, perfect for sending as a Valentine’s Day gift when you can’t be there to hug them yourself. Gather multiple photos for a fun collage pillow or personalize a monogram pillow with your initials for added charm.

Color-Changing Mug

Color-changing mugs make incredible Valentine’s Day gifts for boyfriends. What seems like an ordinary black mug holds a delightful surprise when you fill it with a hot beverage. Watch as your Valentine’s Day message magically appears on the personalized mug!

Custom Photo Mouse

Many of us spend a great deal of time sitting and working at our desks, so it’s important that we make our work spaces our own. Warm up his workspace a little more and add a one-of-a-kind touch with custom mouse featuring a photo that makes him smile. A photo mouse is super easy to create — just add your own pictures, images, designs, or text to make a desk accessory that stands out among the rest.

Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Friends

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Valentine’s Day is a great way to stay connected with friends and celebrate your love for anyone that you appreciate. Your friends – new and old – have been with you through thick and thin, so this year, return the favor with these thoughtful Valentine’s Days gifts for friends. Give them a gift to remind them how awesome they’ve been, whether it’s new accessories, practical gifts, or a something that can be personalized with heartfelt messages and funny photos that only your nearest and dearest would appreciate.

Custom Pint Glass

Personalized pint glasses make thoughtful, practical Valentine’s gifts for the beer lovers in your life. Thank your friends in style with funny pints made just for them. Look no further than a personalized beer glass that will bring your friends years of enjoyment and is an excellent way to show someone you care.

Personalized Easel Calendars

If you have trouble saying what you feel in words for Valentine’s Day, then say it in photos with a custom easel calendar! Pick 12 personal images as well as a font theme, then print calendar pages for an easel your friends can put on their desk. Memories, treasured.

Gifts For Pet Owners

Valentine’s Day is a prime time to show the dog mom or cat dad in your life some love. Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gifts for your friend who snuggles their dog in bed or a someone who insists on including their cat in family photos, we’ve got loads of Valentine’s Day gift ideas to choose from. Browse through our favorite pet accessories here!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Children

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember for the little ones in your life with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for kids of all ages. Watch them light up when you present them with items the whole family can enjoy or toys and accessories just for them. From colorful backpacks to custom puzzles and playing cards, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest, sweetest gifts out there for the kids in your life. Our children’s Valentine’s Day gifts will not only make your little one feel loved, but will undoubtedly draw a smile from ear to ear.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Family

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Stay in touch with family members near and far with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for family. Use Valentine’s Day as a time for family togetherness and share the love with gifts for mom, gifts for dad, grandparents, daughters and sons, siblings, and more. No matter the distance, personalized gifts are a great way to let your family know you’re thinking about them. Sending Valentine gifts with a sweet note can especially be a fun way for kids to connect with loved ones!

Sweet Gifts For Mom & Dad

Here’s to spreading love and positivity to the very people who made you who you are! Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for mom, dad, grandma and grandpa with these collection of personalized Valentine’s gifts for parents and grandparents. Whether it’s a picture frame or photo album for grandparents with photos of the little ones, a custom coffee mug for dad or beautiful jewelry box for mom, these selections of personalized gifts offers plenty of choices so you can find unique gifts they’ll treasure for years to come.

Personalized Beer Stein

Put a classic twist on your toasts with this traditional ceramic beer stein. Personalize with photos, messages and more to create a unique Valentine’s gift for mom or dad. Featuring simple lines at the rim and base, it also makes for a handsome display piece.

Photo Table Placemats

Mom and dad will appreciate custom photo placemats catered just to them. Mealtime is a unique time to gather the family and reenergize. Bring that feeling of family to every meal this Valentine’s Day with personalized placemats.

Phone Ring Holders

Phone ring holders are extremely practical and useful items, making them excellent, one-of-a-kind gifts to give to your parents or grandparents on Valentine’s Day. Choose from our vast array of colors, upload a favorite photo and add a custom message or name. It’s as easy as that!

Cute Gifts For Sister & Brother

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special by honoring your siblings with these unique gifts for sister and brother. Whether you’re looking for something heartfelt or something goofy, send your siblings a Valentine’s greeting that lets them know how much they mean to you. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will brighten the day of those people who brighten yours all year long.

Custom Photo Tiles

Photo tiles made of special memories make excellent Valentine’s Day gifts to share with loved ones. The hassle-free piece of custom wall art gives your recipient the ability to decorate their walls with no commitment necessary.

Personalized Wristlets

No matter what your sister’s fashion sense is like, you can find a wristlet design that’s the perfect complement to her personality. From chevron and stripes to flowers, dog-themed designs and more, the customization options are virtually endless.

Custom Photo Socks

Personalized photo socks are the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for family! From pet-themed socks to fun family memories, you can make stylish socks the whole family will love. Here are just a few sock ideas for personalizing:

  • Monogram: Keep it simple and classy with a monogrammed design on a patterned background.
  • Collage: Show off a few of your favorite family photos.
  • Words: Express yourself with customized designs that say “blessed,” “love,” “family” and more.
  • Upload Your Own Design: For a truly one-of-a-kind design, upload your own art, photo or creation to make an impact.

Wrapping Up

There are never one-size-fits-all Valentine’s Day gifts because your gift should focus on your loved one’s interests. Some gifts may be luxurious, some may be practical and some may be a little bit of both. Our collection of Valentine’s Day gifts and cards offers plenty of Valentine’s gifts ideas for every shopper.

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