Valentine’s Day is here!
Celebrated every February 14th, Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine. Some believe it originated back in ancient Roman times, with the festival of Lupercalia. The festival was held in mid-February and was basically a way for people to hype up the coming of spring, by performing fertility rites and pairing off with each other.
The holiday popped up again in Geoffrey Chaucer’s medieval poem The Parliament of Fowls, in which the bird characters paired up with each other.
No matter its official origins, one thing is clear: Valentine’s Day is all about love. And there’s always love to celebrate in our lives.
So, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, we’ve put together a fun gift guide for you to enjoy the day. Read on for Valentine’s Gifts to get your boyfriend, girlfriend, galentine, and yourself!
Psst… In honor of our favorite heart-shaped holiday, we’re throwing a Valentine’s Day sale. You can snag 20% off all Roam Often products, including our travel jewelry case, hair tie bangle, and blanket scarf! Just enter code LOVE at checkout. The sale runs from January 19th through February 15th, 2021.
What to Get Your Boyfriend for Valentine’s Day
Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for boyfriends.
Subscription boxes. There is a subscription box for everybody these days. Whether your guy loves coffee, beer, books, records, socks, or something else, you can find one to tailor to his interests or hobbies.
Massage oils. Need we say more? The day is all about love, right?
Pinch Provisions Tech Kit. This kit is filled with all the essential tech accessories. Next time your guy loses his charging cable or leaves his headphones at home, he’ll have this kit to save the day — and he’ll have you to thank for it!
Photo credit: Pinch Provisions
Ticket Stub Diary. Does your man love concerts, comedy shows, and live sports games? Help him commemorate all the songs, laughs, and touchdowns with this classy Ticket Stub Diary. It’s also a fun keepsake for you two to remember all the events you attend together.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit. Spend the evening in and let your man treat you to a tasting of his own hot sauces! Before you know it, he’ll be filming his own Hot Ones YouTube series with all the celebs.
Photo credit: Uncommon Goods
Newer relationship? Keep it sweet with a silly romantic card. You can find tons of options on Etsy that you can personalize.
What to Get Your Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day
Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for girlfriends.
The Wanderer Travel Jewelry Case by Roam Often. This gift is perfect for all your vacations together and weekend nights at each other’s place. Every girl needs a place to store her jewelry, and this one’s roomy enough for lip gloss, hair ties, credit cards, and more. Checkout with code LOVE for 20% off.
Something pretty. Jewelry’s never a bad idea — and you can even put it in The Wanderer travel jewelry case for an extra sweet surprise! Need ideas? We love The Lift, our hair tie bangle.
Sleep set. Whether your girl’s more into cute and comfy or something sleek and sexy, a pair of PJs is a special treat. You can even get matching ones for the two of you!
Miniature Indoor Fireplace. Just as magical as it sounds, this tiny fireplace from Flikr fits anywhere and brings the magic of fire to you!
Photo credit: FLIKR Fireplace
Custom Foil Metallic Song Lyrics Art. What song did you two first rock out to in the car, or dance to under the moonlight? Get the lyrics of your song printed and framed in a personalized, gorgeous print!
Photo credit: WanderingRabbitPrint on Etsy
The Couple’s Bucket List Game. You’ll never run out of date night ideas again, with this box filled with 100 date night idea starters and games.
What to Get Your Galentine for Valentine’s Day
Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for galentines.
Send a card. There’s something special about old-school snail mail. Send your favorite galentine a card and make her day!
The Lift Hair Tie Bangle by Roam Often. Available in three shiny hues, this bangle doubles as a fancy hair tie holder. You’ll never be stuck without one again! Get one for you and two for your besties. Checkout with code LOVE for 20% off.
Flowers. Flowers brighten up a home with their pretty colors and scents. Get a cute succulent, bouquet, or potted plant for your friend.
Candle. Get your galentine a candle of her favorite scent, or just send her one in a cool jar. We love these ones from Ginger June Candle Co. They say “I’m Glad You’re as Weird as Me” on them. If that doesn’t sum up a great friendship, we don’t know what does.
Photo credit: Ginger June Candle Co.
What to Get Yourself for Valentine’s Day
Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for our own bad selves.
A night of self-care. Treat yourself to a fabulous, luxurious night in. Get some self-care items for a night of pampering. We recommend a sheet mask, candle, bath bomb, and a cute sleep set (eye mask optional!). Now all you need is some champagne and your favorite rom-com.
Flowers. No one knows your favorite flowers better than you do. Pick out a beautiful bouquet from your local store, or order some online.
Chocolate. From boxed sets to fancy bars, gourmet chocolate is definitely a thing. Indulge with your favorite flavor or try something new.
The Travelista Blanket Scarf by Roam Often. Available in dark and light prints, our blanket scarf was made for the traveler — whether you’re jetsetting from Tokyo to Paris or from your bedroom to the kitchen. Stay chic and cozy with this scarf that doubles as a blanket. Checkout with code LOVE for 20% off.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Roam often, stay stylish.