Valentine’s Day remains one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year. According to the National Retail Federation, total spending is expected to reach $18.6 billion.
Most of us are still on the hunt for the perfect gift to wow our sweethearts. With thousands of retailers at your fingertips, here’s a guide to the best last-minute gifts you can get online.
The gift of memories
Creative gifts are the most prized; it shows you made an effort by putting a little thought into it. Share your memories by creating elaborate gifts in just a few clicks.
Make your very own magazine cover from YourCover. You can add your favorite photos, personal jokes, messages and love notes on the cover. This makes for a great home or office décor piece that can be framed and treasured for many years to come. (YourCover.com, $13 and up)
Snapfish allows you to design lavish photo gifts like collages, calendars, photo books and posters, and have them professionally printed for a same-day, in-store pickup at partnering retailers including Walmart, Walgreens and Duane Reade. (Snapfish, prices vary)
Who said chivalry is dead? More than a third of gifters will be buying flowers, with total spending expected to top $1.9 billion. Because of the increased demand for flower arrangements on Valentine’s Day, most local retailers will be hiking up their prices. Place your order online to get discounts at major retailers like ProFlowers. You’ll find unique bouquets starting at $30, with same-day delivery offers. Take your savings further with a coupon for 20 percent off from CouponPal. (CouponPal, ProFlowers; prices vary)
Give your sweetheart the gift of relaxation with SpaFinder gift cards. The cards are redeemable at top-of-the-line spas, wellness facilities, retreats, yoga studios and salons, and you can simply email the gift card or print it out at home. All they need is the card — they can choose the rest based on their location and desired service. (SpaFinder, prices vary)
SpiroFit is the perfect last-minute gift for health nuts who want to exercise without going to the gym. Give the gift of fitness that can be accessed anywhere and anytime. SpiroFit is a brand-new technology that offers on-demand, live fitness programs from top trainers that can be accessed on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. The site allows you to choose from a wide variety of classes like ballet, yoga, Pilates, Bosu, cardio and more. (SpiroFit, prices vary)
If you’re an indecisive shopper and want to give your Valentine some gift options to choose from, Wantful is the place to go. All you have to do is select a dollar amount, and the site will help you build a pop-up shop with 12 curated gift items that are transferred into a beautiful, personalized ebook. Email it for your recipient to unwrap, decide which product they want and enter a shipping address for speedy delivery. (Wantful, prices vary)
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