This year, Valentine's Day falls on a hump day—and while there is nothing wrong with sticking to the tried-and-true formula of flowers and dinner, you can always do better. I've rounded up some gifts that can make this V-day a little more special for you and your significant other.
Mix up your dates and leave it to chance
It's a Date! is a scratch-off deck of cards with date ideas perfect for when you're both drained and don't feel like planning a date—or when you're just looking to mix things up. I've used this a few times when my fiancée and I were lacking some creative inspiration. I really like that you can choose basic things like the time of the date (daytime, nighttime, anytime), how many hours the date will take, and an approximate range of how much the date might cost, all without spoiling what the date is.
It's a Date! $16.95 (originally $24.99)
Write them a thoughtful message (with a little help)
Everyone likes hearing what their special someone loves about them, especially if you know they spent time, effort, and energy thinking about you. Both Letters to My Love and What I Love About Us offer helpful prompts to get the mushy feelings flowing. Even if you don't think you're a good writer, your Valentine will likely appreciate the gesture (or have a good time laughing with/at you).
If your Valentine is long-distance: Letters to My Love $12.92
If your Valentine is within meeting distance: Knock Knock What I Love about Us $11.99 (originally $12.99)
A special shout-out
Consider a personalized video shoutout from your Valentine's favorite actor, athlete, comedian, creator, musician, or reality TV star via Cameo. For a fee, you can have their favorite Drag Race contestant or The Office character give them a video message, straight from their phone to yours. Most celebrities on Cameo answer pretty quickly, which makes this a great last-minute option.
If all else fails...
If none of the ideas above work, or you're out of time, you can always get a digital gift card for your favorite store or restaurant. Amazon is offering 20% off select e-gift cards. These are instantaneously transferred and can always be a nice addition to some flowers or a date.