5 Fun and Frugal Last Minute Valentines Gifts For Her

Last minute Valentines gifts

We all know that trying to be frugal when getting last minute Valentines gifts for your wife or girlfriend can be a challenge, but we can all try, right? The fact is that Valentine’s Day really is much more of a holiday meant for the ladies and while it may be propagated by the greeting card industry, why not show your special lady you love her with a nice Valentines gift?

Now if you have put off buying that Valentine’s Day gift, don’t fret; it’s not Valentine’s Day yet! The beauty is that a lot of these last minute Valentines gifts are not exclusive to Valentine’s Day, but can be used as last minute gift ideas at any point in the year. Ultimately, it really should come down to the thought you’ve put in to the gift, and making it personal, as opposed to spending a certain amount of money. That said, here are some popular Valentine gift ideas for that special woman in your life.

*Related: If you’re looking for last minute Valentines gifts for that special man in your life, you can check out those possibilities here.



Massages are also a very popular Valentine’s Day gift for women, and who can blame them – they are awesome! Massages vary wildly in price and you want to make sure that you get your wife a nice massage package. Many businesses know this and offer specials for those looking for last minute Valentines gifts that can be quite a good deal.

On a side note, these are also popular through Groupon. If you do buy one through a Daily Deal site make sure and read the fine print before purchasing.


Related: If you’re looking for jewelry at a great price, check out some of the deals on jewelry at Amazon!


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This is a family site, but most women love taking a hot bath after a long day – at least I know my wife does. One of the best gift ideas I came up with in the past was buying her the Bamboo Bath Caddy at Amazon.

If your wife is like mine then she’s likely going to love something like the Bath Caddy as it allows her to keep many of the things she wants on it without risk of damaging it. The Caddy fits perfectly across our tub and has space to put things like books, a TV remote, or a glass of wine. This allows my wife to truly relax and enjoy her bath even more. If you’re looking for a great last minute Valentines gift idea for your wife, you can have it within two days if you’re an Amazon Prime member.

Make Her Dinner


While making your wife or girlfriend dinner may not classify as one of those last minute Valentines gifts you can purchase, for many it will be just as popular. Speaking from experience, my wife works hard and having one less dinner to prepare means a lot to her. Step up to the plate and make a nice meal with wine and a little candlelight to create a romantic atmosphere.

If you have children, consider including them in the festivities as an opportunity for the whole family to make Mom feel special and loved. What I like about this option is that it can be much more personal than many of the other last minute Valentines gifts.

Accessorize that dinner [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”no” align=”right” asin=”B001A7SE14″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”” tag=”frugrule-20″ width=”147″]Candelabra Wine Bottle Topper[/easyazon_image]


If you’re looking for really unique last minute Valentines gifts for your wife then consider the Candelabra Wine Bottle Topper from Amazon.

I bought the Wine Bottle Topper for my wife a couple of years ago and it was an instant hit as it’s a perfect complement to a romantic dinner. The Wine Bottle Topper is relatively simple to put together and all you need is a few tea lights to make it a nice little decorative piece. Pair this with a nice bottle of wine and it makes for a great last minute Valentines gift.

Make Her a Candy Basket Filled with Last Minute Valentines Gifts


What if your loved one does not like chocolate? I know, it sort of goes hand in hand with Valentine’s Day, but it is possible. We can tend to buy a box of chocolates or buy a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day without thinking and thus possibly put no real time into it.

If your wife or girlfriend likes candy other than chocolate you may find yourself looking for other last minute Valentines gifts, and you can still deliver. If you know what her favorite candies are then you can buy some smaller portions of the selected candies and arrange it into a nice basket for her. This not only gives her variety but also shows that you took the time to think of something a little more creative to give her. If you’d rather not go to the store and fight the crowds, you can also buy candy on Amazon and get it shipped right to you!


What are your favorite last minute Valentine gift ideas? Do you have any other last minute Valentines gifts that you would add to this list? Make sure to come back tomorrow as Mrs. Frugal Rules shares some last minute Valentines gifts for that man in your life.




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