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Professing your love with a card or a bouquet of flowers might be a nice start, but when it comes to gifts couples actually want for Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of new ideas to choose from that both you and your partner can enjoy together that don’t come in an envelope.
Whether it’s a digital cooking class or a smart soundbar that will make spending your winter nights in literally sound better, the best new gift ideas for couples are easy to love and to order online.
Below we’ve found some of our favorite gifts to surprise your special someone on Feb. 14, or to gift one another on an anniversary or special occasion. And, of course, if you’re shopping for the best Valentine’s Day gifts just for your significant other this year, we have you covered there, too.
What Are the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples?
From a digital subscription that puts a new spin on date nights to a new turntable audiophiles will appreciate, here are some of the coolest (last-minute) Valentine’s Day gifts for couples.
1. MasterClass Subscription
The best digital subscription for the entire house, MasterClass has a big library of courses that couples can stream together, from design lessons from Kelly Wearstler to a modern Italian cooking class led by Massimo Bottura. Subscriptions start at only $15 per month.
2. Concert Tickets: Vivid Seats
Want to really surprise your partner this Valentine’s Day? Find a concert happening near you (or make it part of an upcoming vacation) and score some tickets to a show. It’s easy to plan ahead and call the venue for tickets ahead of time, but we also trust sites like Vivid Seats for a secure and easy way to buy concert tickets online.
3. Sonos Beam Soundbar
Sometimes all you want to do is stay in and watch Netflix and HBO Max on the couch. But even if you’ve invested in a nicer 4K TV, you still need a better speaker system to go with it. Enter the Sonos Beam, a voice-enabled smart soundbar that can deliver stereo sound in a compact design. The Beam can even connect with other Sonos speakers for the ultimate full-house sound experience that’s controllable all from your phone.
4. Airbnb Online Experience
Maybe you can’t make it to Italy this year, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t take that cooking class you two have always wanted to take. Airbnb makes it simple to try something new for date night with its Online Experiences. Like booking a vacation rental, all you do is select the date you want and the number of guests and you’re scheduled for an online Experience. We’ve tried the “Pasta with the Grandmas” Airbnb Experience in-person, and the recipes we learned have become a date-night staple ever since. Just don’t forget the wine.
5. Tempo Move Exercise System
For the couple that loves working out together, you’ll want to add the small, stylish Tempo Move to your home gym.
A small-but-sleek exercise system, the Move utilizes Tempo’s excellent trainer-led workout routines in a more compact unit that resembles a modern side table. The Move is similar to Tempo’s popular bundle systems, but instead of a built-in screen, you connect it directly to your TV using your iPhone. To use the Move, you dock your smartphone on top of the unit, also called the Core, and select from a huge library of Tempo’s workouts.
The Move features built-in storage for sets of connected weight plates and dumbbells, which the Move can track using a 3D sensor. In other words, you can get feedback on things like your form and how many reps you have left during your workouts.
6. Aesop Skincare Gift Kits
The next best thing to actually booking a spa day. An easy way to make your home feel like a luxurious hotel is by stocking up on premium lotions and body washes, like this kit from Aesop. Four products come in this gift kit, including hand balm, wash, body cleanser and body balm — all with fresh, invigorating scents from rind concentrate to citrus melange.
7. Plan a Future Vacation: Hotels.com & Booking.com
Why not use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to plan your next trip? Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Palm Springs (reserve a relaxing stay at, say, the Korakia and its can’t-miss couples’ massage), or you both want to check out live music in Austin (check into the Proper or the Hotel San Jose), book a room in advance for a long weekend and call them for nearby recommendations to help you plan parts of your itinerary.
8. Maude Drop External Personal Massager
Maude’s well-designed full-body Drop Massager vibrates at three different speeds with the press of a button. It can last up to two hours when fully charged, and it’s easy to recharge with an included USB cable. Thanks to its platinum-and FDA-grade silicone, the water-resistant Drop also feels super soft against your skin. Plus, it comes in a small carrying pouch with a zipper that’s easy to store away or pack in a bag.
9. Pro-Ject A1 Automat Turntable
For couples that love collecting vinyl together, the new Pro-Ject A1 Automat turntable is one of the best turntable releases of the year (so far). It’s the brand’s first completely automatic record player, and it makes it easier for audiophiles to listen to their favorite records all around the house. Thanks to a built-in phone preamp and a minimal amount of cables, you can easily hook it up to a speaker system like the Sonos Play:5 or another set of speakers you use for streaming to start spinning your records. The bottom line: The A1 is the best Pro-Ject turntable for the streaming era, and a must-have for audiophiles who want a more streamlined setup.
10. Trade Coffee Subscription
For coffee-obsessed couples, a subscription to Trade is a no-brainer. It’s the best online coffee subscription we’ve ever tried, and it makes trying new beans easier and more fun without forcing you to make a trip to the store. Trade offers a big selection of more than 400 different coffees to choose from. For gift subscriptions, the recipient first selects a preferred coffee maker and takes a quiz based on the type of coffee they drink. Then they can sign up for the delivery frequency (and number of bags) that’s right for them.
11. NakedCashmere x Ashley Stark Liana Blanket
Cozy up together under this NakedCashmere x Ashley Stark pure cashmere Liana blanket. It’s available in a stylish, comfortable waffle knit, along with four different neutral colors in one size. If you want to make your gift to each other even more special, you can get your initials monogrammed for additional $50 fee.