The Oh Shit! Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I literally never know what to get any one for any occasion until pretty much the last moment. Thank god for Amazon Prime and Art School. So with Valentine’s Day about two seconds away, I have compiled a list of gifts you can get your little love dove that doesn’t look like you purchased it last second. These gifts are not only thoughtful, but will leave a lasting impression. And help you get some. You’re welcome.

Afternoon Tea for Two


Afternoon Tea is an Experience. You get to dress up like you have money, pretend you’re fancy and rich, and eat little triangle sandwiches with the crust cut off and mini desserts. It’s like your six all over again. But more fun because they tend to get boozey. You’re S.O. will love it.

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at the 5* Bentley Hotel, London £45 for two people

Weekend Staycation

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Sometimes, you just need a change of scenery. Instead of just going to the same four walls day in and day out, surprise your other half with a gift of a hotel room in another part of town. You’ll appreciate the alone time, and the fact that they get to forget about household chores for a weekend. Leaving the hotel is optional.

Find an awesome hotel in your city with Kayak, which is my go-to for all my travel related needs.

Brewery/Distillery Tour

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Give the gift of booze or brews this holiday seeing. Book a tour of their favorite alcoholic beverage so they can see the magic happen. Plus you’ll both score a bunch of free drinks at the end. And if you aren’t a fan of their favorite beverage of choice, then more drinks for them! It is their gift after all.

Meantime Brewery Tour, Greenwich £20 per person

Spa Day


Your other half works hard putting up with you all day every day. Let them relax for once and send them on their merry way to a massage or facial or both. Splash out the cash. You love them after all.

Luxury Spa Day with Treatments, Lunch and Champagne for Two at the 5* Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair £258

Homemade treat


My husband loves cinnamon rolls. You know what would make him really happy on Valentine’s Day? Waking up to the aroma of fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Works for any delicious smelling baked good or cuisine. It will score you major brownie points. I won’t tell if it came from a box or is actually take out. We’re all but human after all.

Cinnamon Bun Recipe

A handwritten note

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Nothing is hotter than a handwritten note declaring your undying love and affection. It’s timeless and it shows you really put in some thought. Spend some time on it, and go to your nearest paperchase, and purchase some nice stationary to write it on.

Five Dollar Shake cityscape notecards – set of 6  £8

A donation to charity in their name


Does your other half have a cause they believe in? Or maybe they just really want to save the whales? Either way, make a donation in their name. Philanthropy is sexy.

ACLU is a personal favorite of mine. Anything to keep that raging cheeto, Donald Trump, in check.

And whatever you do… don’t make fucking Love Coupons.

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