Last Minute Valentine’s Day Presents

Julia Conant, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Oh shoot. Did you forget to buy your valentine a present again? Is it way too late to do a high-effort gift? Do you not have the funds to get them something expensive? Well check out these last minute gifts that will be sure to assist in ensuring you don’t let down your darling this year.

Homemade Card

The only materials you need for this present is a piece of paper and something to write with. It may seem cheap, but if you fill your card with meaningful words and sweet drawings from the heart (and if your partner isn’t materialistic) then it can be quite an endearing gift.


Build-A-Bear offers many options for a customizable stuffed friend. One adorable idea is to make a bear version of your sweetheart: dress it in clothes they would wear, make it their favorite animal and put a voice recording in it of something your honey always says.

Gifts Based on the 5 Senses

This Pinterest-inspired present is actually the five senses rolled into one. Give your sweetie one present based on each of the five senses. Give them one thing that’s nice to look at, one that smells nice, one that feels nice to the touch, one with a pretty sound and one with a pleasant taste. This is a creative present that your babe will be sure to appreciate.

Photo Collage

If you’re the type of couple that takes a lot of pictures, it should be easy to put together some photos and make a collage. It could be a poster, scrapbook or even a video montage. Either way, all it takes is a few dollars to get photos developed and you’re set. It’s a great sentimental gift that will help your special someone remember all of the fond moments in your relationship.

Date Night

When you don’t have the time or resources to get your valentine a physical present, you can resort to planning a date night for you two and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do so. You could build a fort out of pillows and blankets, snuggle up together and watch movies. Or you could cook them their favorite meal. All it takes is a little thought and planning.

Care Package

If your partner has a bunch of small items they like, such as candy bars or a favorite cologne, you can compile all of their favorites into one basket and make them a care package. This is a thoughtful gift, as it shows that you remember little things about them and you care enough to buy them. It’s also a great last minute gift as it just requires a quick trip to the store.

Coupon Book

This one is such a cliche, but if you’re really crunched for time, you can give your partner a coupon book filled with favors that you can do for them. From a back massage to a night out on the town, you can get as creative as you want. Your partner can cash in these coupons whenever you want. Just don’t make coupons for things you know you won’t want to do later on.