Top 10 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Feb. 14 is upon us. Need a last minute Valentine's Day gift idea? We've got you covered.

If you are reading this, you may have just come to the unpleasant realization that Valentine's Day is upon us and you have not purchased a gift for your sweetheart. Never fear, here are 10 quick and easy last minute Valentine's Day gift suggestions to keep you out of the proverbial dog house.

  1. Homemade gift certificates - Grab a pen, some colored paper and get busy creating  
  2. Romantic gesture - A , "One year I came home to about 100 folded pieces of paper all over the bed, each with a different reason why he loves me. Best present ever!" This is a great last minute Valentine's Day gift idea for him or her. 
  3. Sing him or her a love song - Getting serenaded is pretty romantic. Here's a you could use to woo him or her this Valentine's Day.
  4. Flowers - Predictable? Yes. Easily obtainable? Yes. A last minute gift idea win? Yes. You can grab a bouquet and then . To pick up a beautiful bouquet for your sweetheart, visit  or the floral departments at the , the , the , the  or the .
  5. Dedicate a book in his or her honor – With just a phone call, you can give your sweetheart an incredibly thoughtful and romantic gift. For $25, you can dedicate a book in his or her honor at the Gwinnett County Public Library. All gift recipients will receive a dedication card. Want to really impress your sweetheart? Dedicate two books for $50, three books for $75, a whole shelf of books for $500 or go all out and dedicate a whole section of books for $2,500. This is a great way to show your love while helping the  and . For more information, call 770-978-5154 or email supportGCPL@gwinnettpl.org.
  6. Sponsor a dog in your loved one’s name – You can do this online in minutes. Your sweetheart may already have a pet, but here’s a way to get him or her another furry friend without actually bringing one home. For $50 you can sponsor a dog in your sweetheart’s name through Operation Second Chance’s Jail House Dogs. Sponsors receive a certificate when their dog is adopted and have their name listed under their sponsored dog’s photo. This is a great way to make your loved one happy while helping our furry friends. 
  7. Chocolates, candies or other sweets – Once again, this is a quick and easy gift for last minute shoppers. Visit  for a selection of melt-in-your-mouth desserts or your favorite grocery store. 
  8. Date night - The restaurants will be crowded, but you should still be able to take your sweetheart to a movie. If this is all you have for Valentine's Day, better let him or her pick the movie (in almost all cases this will not involve the ) -- and splurge for popcorn and Coke. Seriously.
  9. Cook something special - If you can't get a reservation for his or her favorite restaurant, cook dinner or maybe just whip up a special treat like .
  10. Post a romantic note for all the world to see - Want to get his or her attention? .
Wandra February 14, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Robert, I never thought that we'd find our way back into each others lives, although I dreamed it many times. I still get goosebumps when you enter a room ten yrs later. To my friend, partner and man, I love you. Wandra
kishore February 14, 2012 at 07:50 AM
love make life beautifull
David F. Uhry Dc February 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Last minute Valentine Gift #11 - a $39 One Hour massage at Dacula's only Day Spa - One Stop Wellness Shop. Located next to Fernando's. 678-629-3900 GREAT GIFT!!
Kristi Reed (Editor) February 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM
That sounds like a great deal! Thanks Dr. Dave!


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