Our series “A Gift for Gifting” walks you through how to show your generosity and thoughtfulness to all the special people in your life. The best gifts are the ones that speak to the recipient. With that in mind, here are 10 of the best Valentine’s Day gifts by couple type.

Any Valentine’s Day gift must be delivered with love, and giving the perfect present for a couple is twice as nice. Show how much you care by making your present a reflection of the unique qualities and passions that make any distinct duo special to each other — and you.

Here are 10 perfect present pairings for the singular couples who stand alone in your heart.

Valentine's Day Gifts by Couple Type: bingo game

1. For the competitive couple

Ante up some action with the Valentine’s Day Bingo Game, played with a delicious pile of chips served up by Cheryl’s Cookies. The sweet stakes include two types of buttercream frosted cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, fudge brownies, and pretzel clusters. That’s a gamble well worth taking.

2. For stay-at-home sweethearts

Nothing beats a night in with the one you love. Any couple will want to settle in with this heart-shaped charcuterie and cheese tray and its a tasteful assortment of carefully curated bread, meats, cheese, fruits, and nuts. Melt their hearts — and stomachs — with the finest Ollie Salumeria® Toscano salami, Savannah Bee Company honey, organic rosemary and oil flatbread bites, and dried Turkish apricots, all served up on a romantic (and understated) heart-shaped tray.

3. For the perfect pair that loves perfect pairings

Our heavenly sources tell us that pink roses go hand in hand with an exquisite rosé. This adorable couple comes in a beautiful and romantic reusable basket, along with Gouda cheese, Southern Oregon pears romantically wrapped in pink foil, and olive oil and sea salt water crackers. Add some shortbread cookies dusted with pink sugar, and you’ve got the perfect package for a very particular pair.

Valentine's Day Gifts by Couple Type: golf ball set

4. For sweethearts who like to ‘swing’

Get your favorite sporty sweethearts into an exclusive club of swingers with a set of elite monogrammed Callaway® Warbird Plus Golf Balls. They come in a wide array of fonts and colors that will set them apart from the balls the weekend duffers are playing and make them stand out — even in the sand traps.

5. For movie marathoners

Make your gift double feature length — and delicious — with the “Love Lifts Us Up” popcorn tin, dramatically packed with 6 1/2 gallons of riveting good taste. That equates to 104(!) cups of butter, cheese, and caramel popcorn. You’ll receive rave reviews from film lovers, as this gift will last through as many Matrix sequels as they can throw at you.

6. For chocolate lovers

If your favorite delicious duo are chocolate addicts, then bury them with a treasure chest of chocolates, packed with a king’s ransom of chocolate treats. The delicious booty includes Chocolate Decadence cake as well as a string of tasty trinkets, including signature chocolate truffles, milk chocolate malt balls and mini-mints, a Moose Munch dark chocolate bar, and dark chocolate pretzels.

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7. For the DIY drinkers

If saying it with flowers doesn’t pack the punch your liquor-loving couple are looking for, then deliver powerful personalization with the Essential Leather Cocktail Book. This virtual drink bible contains 150 recipes and features a classy-looking, leather-bound presentation. Bottoms up, you two!

8. For the couple that’s NUTS about each other

The “Nut’n But Love For You” Gift Crate is packed with the broadest association of nuts outside a sanitarium, and is specially made for couples who are as crazy about this food as they are about each other. This gift is brimming with four ounces each of cashews, pistachios, almonds, and pecans — plus a mixed assortment of all four — all crammed into an attractive and reusable Paulownia wooden crate. The price? Only $44.99. Now THAT’s nuts.

9. For lovers who love to laugh

Personalize your V-Day greetings to people who love a punchline with these gut-busting Valentine’s ecards. All you need to do is download the images and messages that tickle your funny bone, attach them to an email or text, and wait for the laughs to track back to you. You can even share the love to your Instagram audience. If you’re in no rush to get your yuks, download and snail mail a free printable card.

10. For the wine-loving twosome

Give an advanced degree in great taste to the wine aficionados in your life with a membership to the Harry & David Wine Club. Each month they’ll receive two bottles of exquisite wines — one red and one white — each curated and crafted from grapes found only in Southern Oregon. All the choices are carefully selected based on seasonality and availability, so your tipsy twosome will have perfect pours every 30 days. They may never sober up enough to thank you…


Mike Hammer is a veteran journalist and editor whose byline has appeared in a broad landscape of top media outlets, including Rolling Stone, USA Today, Maxim, Spin.com, Adweek, and the New York Daily News.

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