valentine’s day gift ideas

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (for Everyone You Love!)

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s never been a time when we’re all more deserving of a little celebration of love and joy. But what to get the special people in your life? Whether it’s your significant other, a future bride or groom, an engaged couple, family, or friends, there are lots of great ways to show you care. Here are just a few thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift ideas. including some of my favorites from my shop. And to make it even simpler, I’ve broken down these Valentine’s Day gift ideas by recipient.

For Brides

The Wedding Book. This book has everything a bride (or groom!) could need to get started on planning their wedding. No matter the budget, taste, or vision, they’ll find advice on everything from getting engaged to preserving the bouquet after the big day.

Vintage Clutch. What woman of style doesn’t love a gorgeous purse? My shop has range of one-of-a-kind vintage bags and clutches curated from my own collection. For example, this Valentine-red early ’70s silk clutch with white beading lined in luxurious pink silk.

Rhinestone Shoe Applique “I Do”. These rhinestone adhesives make a fun gift for a bride-to-be. They go on the bottom of a bridal heel and also make for a great‘something blue’!

Robe. A beautiful, luxurious robe always makes for a lovely gift and can be used by a bride on her wedding morning or honeymoon. Plum Pretty Sugar has matching bridal party sets too!

For Grooms

Dance Lessons. Many grooms feel nervous and shy about taking the lead on the dance floor with all eyes on them at their wedding reception. Dance lessons will not only help to give him extra confidence, but will make for a fun (and romantic!) activity a couple can do together.

Special Accessory. If there’s a special accessory that would be the perfect finishing touch to his groom’s attire, this is a great time to gift it. For example, cufflinks, a handkerchief or pocket square, tie pin, or watch. If the gift is for your partner, be sure to add a note saying how excited you are to see him wear it on your big day!

Honeymoon Upgrade. If you already know where you’re going on your honeymoon, why not give him something he can enjoy there? For example, an activity or special meal, or a flight upgrade.

New Luggage. Another great honeymoon-related gift that will be useful for years to come is a new piece of stylish luggage. Make it extra personal by adding a monogram or personalized leather luggage tag.

For Engaged Couples

Mindy Weiss Wedding Organizer. If you’re stuck for Valentine’s Day gift ideas for a newly-engaged couple, then consider a wedding organizer. This all-in-one binder lets them keep everything in one place and is full of tools, tips, and checklists. You can choose from my original Wedding Organizer and my Ultimate Wedding Organizer, which has a sturdy cover, practical handles, and storage pouches to make it extra useful.

MAD About Weddings. My new video wedding planning course is the ultimate guide for engaged couples! In a series of twelve videos, fellow event planner Debbie Geller and I walk them through the process step-by-step, sharing our collective thirty years of experience. Find out more here.

Personalized Photo Book. A photo book is a great way to preserve memories of their relationship, wedding, or honeymoon. Artifact Uprising make fine quality bound photo books with foil-stamped fabric covers. You can also buy a gift card so the couple can create the book themselves.

Wine Club Subscription. For all those long nights of wedding planning and envelope stuffing, gift them a customized wine subscription box to enjoy together.

For Everyone Else

The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner. Looking for a gift for a new parent or a mom- or dad-to-be? A baby keepsake book is a present that will be appreciated for years (and generations) to come. And because it’s in a binder, it’s completely customizable – just use the pages you need!

Mindy Weiss Candles. I love a good scented candle, which is why I spent years developing my own candle collection. They make a great gift for men or women, whether they’re starting out in a new home or just deserve a bit of pampering (and who doesn’t right now!)

Goldie the Handpicked Flower Girl / Jack Brings the Rings. I’m so excited to have published these picture books especially for flower girls and ring bearers! If you have little people in your bridal party, this is a great gift to get them excited about their role.

Bookstore Gift Card. Looking for a Galentine’s gift for your book-loving bestie? A gift card for an independent bookstore will not only put a smile on her face, but help to support a local business.

Whichever of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas you choose, remember: it’s the thought that counts! Put in the time and effort to choose something special and your loved one will know just how much you care!