We all know that trying to be frugal when you have to buy last minute Valentines gifts for your wife or girlfriend is a challenge at best, but we can all try, right? Valentine’s Day really is more of a holiday meant for the ladies and while it’s largely promoted by the greeting card industry, why not show your special lady you love her with a nice Valentines gift?
If you have put off buying a Valentine’s Day gift, don’t fret; you still have time! 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.
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Last Minute Valentines Gifts For Her
Any gift you give should come down to the thought you’ve put towards it, and making it personal, as opposed to spending a certain amount of money.
If you need some ideas, below are some popular Valentine gift ideas for that special woman in your life.
1. Get Her a Massage
Massages are a popular Valentine’s Day gift for women, and who can blame them – they are awesome. Massages vary significantly 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 at an affordable price.
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 so you know when they expire or if other services are required to get the discount.
*Related: If you’re looking for jewelry at a great price, check out some of the deals on jewelry at Amazon!
2. Let Her Take a Bath
Many 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 on Amazon.
If your wife is like mine then she’s going to love the Bath Caddy as it lets 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 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.
3. 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.
*Related: If you’re looking for last minute Valentines gifts for that special man in your life, you can check out those possibilities here.*
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’s more personal than many of the other last minute Valentines gifts.
4. Accessorize That Dinner
I bought the Wine Bottle Topper for my wife several years ago and it was an instant hit. 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.
5. Give Her a Basket Filled With Candy
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.
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 gives 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.
You don’t need to spend a lot of cash to make the day special. Like the saying goes, it’s the thought that counts.
Personalize the gift and it’s likely something the woman in your life will enjoy and appreciate.
What are your favorite last minute Valentine gift ideas?
I’m John Schmoll, a former stockbroker, MBA-grad, published finance writer, and founder of Frugal Rules.
As a veteran of the financial services industry, I’ve worked as a mutual fund administrator, banker, and stockbroker and was Series 7 and 63-licensed, but I left all that behind in 2012 to help people learn how to manage their money.
My goal is to help you gain the knowledge you need to become financially independent with personally-tested financial tools and money-saving solutions.