It’s the Friday before Valentine’s Day, and you still have no idea what to get your special someone. The dinner reservations are made, your red bowtie and/or red dress are ready to go, but what to do for an actual gift? Well, because the crew here at Brit HQ is proving to be your new best friend, favorite shopping buddy, and crafty confidante, we’ve assembled an Amazon Prime gift guide, perfect for all you last minute shoppers. Some are old favorites, some are hidden gems, and all can make it to your Valentine on Tuesday the 14th.
1. Jambox ($180)
Bring the party rock. If you haven’t seen this incredible portable speaker, feast your eyes and snag one in a crimson hue for your main squeeze.
2. India Tree Candied Violets ($65)
A favorite of Brit contributor Courtney Lewis, these take the act of giving flowers and candy to a fragrant and delicious new level by combining them.
3. Bacon: A Love Story ($11)
If your dear is a lover of all things bacon, you may stir up some salty emotions at gifting them this bacon tome. Also a great gift for your single older brother.
4. Tunes For Two Heart Splitter ($13)
The days of trying to make one set of headphones work for two people are behind us, and this darling heart splitter is perfect for that nostalgic when-you-first-met playlist.
5. Red Kerosene Lantern ($10)
So you’ve planned a sunset picnic? Good move, but leave that super bright flashlight at home, and forget those candles that simply won’t stay lit. This kerosene lamp is sure to cast a cozy romantic light as day turns to evening.
6. Diamond Shaped Glass Perfume Bottle Pendant ($7)
We found this gem while looking for vintage perfume pendants, and love its simplicity (and affordable price!). Fill it with a smell that’s sure to make her think of you, whether its a cedar wood shaving, dried sage, or even Axe body spray.
7. Fuji Instax Mini Instant Film Camera ($84)
Thank goodness for the serious return of the instant film camera. While we love that almost every life event these days comes with about 500 digital photos to tell the tale, the preciousness, surprise, and tactility of real film, especially the instant kind, is unbeatable. Be sure to stock up on film as well — we love the idea of using this for a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt.
8. Stanley Classic Vacuum Food Jar ($25)
While we do love camping food (nothing like the smokiness of a charcoal or wood-burning grill to give even plain pasta a run for its money), it can be nice to bring a little home cookin’ to the campfire. May we suggest an Amber Ale Veggie Bake?
9. UrbanEars Plattan Headphones ($57)
The indigo variety of UrbanEars headphones are our favorite pick for studs with style, and add a masculine pop of color that will go perfectly with that man bag you picked out. ;)
10. Heart Shaped Sunglasses ($13)
Spending Valentine’s Day or the weekend following in a sunnier clime? These Lolita-esque shades are just the right amount of kitsch (ok, maybe a little more than your stylist’s recommended dose) and would go swimmingly with an itty bitty yellow polka dot bikini.
11. Kindle Keyboard 3G ($139)
Obvs not a new piece of tech on the scene, but an increasingly essential one. We recommend easing your Valentine’s daily commute by pre-loading the Kindle with The Hunger Games series.
12. Libbey Country Fair Drinking Jugs (Set of 12, $24)
Your darlin’ prides herself on being the hostess with the mostest? Or perhaps your man is still serving drinks in well-weathered jelly, salsa, and honey jars? This set of a dozen drinking jugs is a little bit country and, sure, a little bit rock and roll.
13. Made With Love Sandwich Bags ($5)
Kiss marks on sandwich bags? Yes please. These are great for infusing a little love into the lunch routine, and double as super stylish airplane-friendly toiletry totes.
14. Lanikai Soprano Ukulele ($59)
Face it. Ukes are hot right now. I mean, who doesn’t love a portable guitar that is faintly reminiscent of all those winters you wished you were in Hawaii?
15. Primula Flowering Tea Set ($26)
We know these have been around for a while, but there is something decidedly romantic about a clear pot of tea with a vibrant flower blossoming inside. This set includes a 40 ounce pot and 6 gorgeous flowering teas.
And there you have it last minuters. 15 solid gift ideas that you still have time to buy. And if you haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime yet, no time like the present to start your 30 day trial.
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