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52 Gift Cards That You Can Print in Time for Valentine’s Day

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If your valentine has announced that they have enough “stuff” and “don’t want anything this year,” take a deep breath. Gift cards may not be the most inventive present, but they can be quite handy at ensuring your valentine actually likes what they get since they can pick it out themselves. (And as a bonus, a gift card is something you can buy without leaving the comfort and safety of your couch.) So we rounded up the best printable gift cards for every kind of valentine, from aspiring chefs to plant moms to homebody yogis. If a gift card alone doesn’t feel festive enough, you can always zhuzh up the presentation with a box of chocolates from the drugstore, a bouquet of flowers, or, at the very least, a handwritten card.

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Clothing & jewelry

For the valentine who would be more interested in picking out designer jewelry and shoes.

The conscious shopper on your list will love buying from this sustainable and size-inclusive denim brand.

We’ve heard from the SheaMoisture Men that the Lululemon Always in Motion boxer would make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

If your significant other is a cool teen (or just wants to dress like one).

From $25

Give the gift of a sweater, turtleneck, or tote bag that they’ll wear every single day (and think of you every time they do).

For the younger lady in your life, consider a gift card from Aerie — the brand’s beloved leggings have reached TikTok virality.

For a little bit of everything, Morgan Lane has lingerie, monogram pajamas, and even matching mommy-and-me sets.

We suggest gifting this a little early so they’ll have a cute, new silk set to lounge around in on Valentine’s Day.

Skims has plenty of loungewear to choose from as well as more practical basics like shapewear and hosiery.

From $25

And for the men, boxers from Saxx come highly recommended.

We like everything about this Black-owned business — especially its lingerie offered in a wide range of nudes.

Instead of overwhelming yourself by trying to choose a piece from all the hand-forged jewelry on Etsy, this will let your valentine choose exactly what they want.

After testing a bunch of direct-to-consumer jewelry brands, we determined Mejuri would be the perfect place for your partner to pick out some everyday pieces.

Another one of our favorites, Catbird offers everything from diamond engagement rings to hard-to-find beauty products and home fragrances.

From $25
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There’s a good chance they can pick up a Strategist-approved padded laptop sleeve, a sleek leather bucket bag, or the classic reusable nylon tote.

Levi’s has plenty of denim trousers and jackets to choose from. A variety of sizes, cuts, and washes means that everyone is bound to find something from the historic denim brand.

Beauty

Basically the same gift as above but for Ulta stans.

This is the perfect year to double down on self-care presents. With a Sephora gift card, they’ll be able to stock up on their favorite lotions and potions for at-home pampering or get some new makeup to try out a fun eye look to pair with their face mask.

Don’t quote us, but we’ve heard it said that the couple that sheet masks together, stays together.

If they prefer natural beauty products, Credo has an extensive collection.

From $10

Poet Hanif Abdurraqib prefers this Black-owned line of natural beauty products and recommends the H2Oil Night Treatment Hemp x Hibiscus Night Oil.

The pale-pink packaging makes Glossier even more of a no-brainer for Valentine’s Day.

If they care about beauty from the inside out, Golde offers skin-care topicals as well as supplements to give them that glow.

Entertainment, books & hobbies

The perfect thing to get you and your valentine through the rest of the pandemic.

Starting at $25, a Netflix gift card would be a less expensive (but no less thoughtful) way to get your beloved (and you) through what seems like an indefinite number of nights in.

So they don’t have to use their sibling’s (or ex’s) account to watch Baby Yoda.

An Audible gift card would be great for bookworms who don’t have shelf space for another hardcover. Starting at $15, gift memberships will get them three titles per month (one audiobook and two Audible originals), plus 30 percent off any additional titles.

For the friend who might (like many) be cuddled up alone this year, give the gift of a new book to keep them company. With a Bookshop gift card, they’ll be able to pick the title they want, and you’ll both get to support a local bookstore.

Whether they’re into virtual yoga or Pilates or just want a facial, a ClassPass gift card will give them the wellness experience of their choice.

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For the partner who picked up knitting in quarantine.

Home & Decor

For the valentine who is always in search of something new for the house, get them a Yowie gift card for home goods they won’t find anywhere else.

For that special someone who likes to spend a lot of time in bed, the gift of comfortable bedding — of their choice — can’t be beat. (The plush mattress topper is a Strategist favorite.)

From $50

If they’re more of a Brooklinen person. (And if they’re overwhelmed by the options, we suggest the brand’s linen sheets).

Don’t worry about remembering their favorite flower. With a Fresh Sends gift card, they’ll get to pick their own bouquet of perfectly curated blooms.

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If they’d prefer a plant, the Sill carries a number of statusy ones.

Food & Kitchen

If a Hershey’s Kiss won’t do, your chocolate snob can order their own special bar from Bar & Cocoa’s well-curated collection.

For many, a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner at a romantic restaurant will be off the table this year, but making a meal at home can still be very sweet — especially if you use a meal-kit delivery service like Blue Apron, which will surely be a welcome change from your typical pandemic meals.

From $25

If the pandemic has turned your loved one into a home cook, they’ll enjoy Food52’s selection of cookware and souped-up pantry staples.

From $25

Your foodie significant other will love a chance to order from some of the country’s best restaurants (no matter where they are).

For the valentine who would actually enjoy grocery shopping together before cooking dinner for a date night at home.

From $25

If they’re more of a baker than a chef, get them a Milk Bar gift card. Even if you don’t live near a store, cakes, cookies, and truffles ship nationwide.

If their favorite part of the day is curling up with you and a bottle of wine, a gift card to Winc’s fine-wine delivery service would be a thoughtful idea.

If they’ve extended their Dry January, Seedlip’s nonalcoholic spirits will liven up their at-home cocktails.

Travel & Outdoors

If you couldn’t plan a romantic getaway for this Valentine’s Day, an Airbnb gift card would show your commitment to vacationing together when this is all over.

With an REI gift card they’ll be free to pick out all of the outdoors and camping gear they could ever want.

For your pandemic partner with a newfound appreciation for (socially distant) outdoor activities.

Self-care

From $25

With a Maude gift card, they’ll be able to get one of our favorite vibrators, bath salts, or a massage-oil candle (better yet, all of the above).

We’ve heard this brand has some pretty great sex toys too, including a new-to-market air-suction toy.

If they’d like a more … intimate experience, this card will let your valentine pick whatever vibrator, lube, or other sexy thing they want to bring into the bedroom.

If they like their beauty with a little something extra in it, they’ll love exploring this Black-owned CBD wellness brand.

When you’re really, truly at a loss for what to give, an Amazon gift card will let your valentine choose from practically limitless options (including, we should note, many of the other gift cards on this list).

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52 Gift Cards That You Can Print in Time for Valentine’s Day