Esquire valentine's Day Gift Guide
Collage: Esquire

YOU PROMISED YOURSELF this year would be different: you would plan out something extra special for the love of your life—(metaphorical) fireworks and all. But here we are, a week out, and you find yourself scrolling through the shipping policies of your favourite e-tailers to make sure you can get something in time.

Sure, maybe most popular gifts are all sold out. Maybe you just couldn’t think of what to get this year and ran out of time. Whatever your current circumstance is, don’t worry. These kind of things happen. They always happen to somebody. No need to sulk. But, you do have to get a gift as soon as humanly possible: and here we are to help you do exactly that.

This year we encourage you to think outside the box (of Valentine’s Day chocolates) when it comes to gifting your partner. And, we say the same if you’re looking for a gift for a boyfriend of one year or a wife of 10. So we’ve rounded up 10 great ideas, from the affordably to the fancy, for any relationship you want to honour.

You’ll certainly find something unique, stylish, high-tech—even all of the above—well before February 14. Remember, as long as it comes from your heart, they’ll appreciate it.

The best Valentine’s Day gifts for 2024

Valentine’s Day gifts for any and every partner

Best for home cooks

Le Creuset Cast Iron Casserole in ‘Rhône’

If your partner loves cooking, there’s really no better gift than a piece of Le Creuset cookware. For 99 years, the iconic French brand has been crafting the world’s most trusted yet luxurious kitchen essentials, in the most delightful palette of shades. Inspired by the French wine region of Côtes du Rhône, the new ‘Rhône’ colour way will add a rich pop of colour to any kitchen, while producing some of the best home-cooked stews, roasts, soups and ragùs you’ve tasted.

Polaroid Red stripe 600 Refurb Instant camera Valentine’s Day
The best gift for making memories

Polaroid Red stripe 600 Refurb Instant camera

This vintage Polaroid 600 instant camera has been refurbished and is ready for another generation of photo-taking. What’s more romantic than a new way to make memories?

The best fragrance gift

Louis Vuitton L’Immensité

This Louis Vuitton scent is a knockout that everyone should have in their perfume collection. Plus, it’s unisex if you want to share.

Aesop Tuneful Textures Gift Set
Best for new relationships

Aesop Tuneful Textures Gift Set

If you want to get your new partner something special (instead of flowers) this Valentine’s Day, a beautiful skincare set is always a safe bet. While some might think it’s a little risky to guess a partner’s skincare game, we suggest turning to the likes of Aesop who offer a beautiful collection of curated sets that involve more foolproof products like hand washes and balms.

Eberjey Terry Gender Neutral Robe
Best stay-at-home gift

Eberjey Terry Gender Neutral Robe

This robe will make them feel like they’re floating on a cloud. Just as they deserve.

Best candle gift


This candle is powdery, slightly woody and seriously luxurious in a way few candles are. It fills up a room, but it doesn’t overpower your senses. It’s the perfect candle for any partner.

Casetify Ripple Case
Most useful gift

Casetify Ripple Case

What’s something your partner uses every day, yet is probably in need of a replacement? Their phone case, of course. Sure, they might be on the pricier end, but the cases at Casetify are built to last. Their designs are also the coolest on the market. A practical gift without the bore factor.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Valentine’s Day
Best tech gift

Samsung Galaxy Watch

If they’re eager to make 2024 a healthier year than 2023 was, they can’t beat a Samsung Galaxy watch. Featuring personalised heart rate zone workouts and advanced running analysis, it does everything you need it to without looking like workout gear, which is a big plus.

Saint Laurent Baccarat nancy and louxor glasses
Best luxury gift

Saint Laurent Baccarat Nancy and Louxor glasses

This set of four baccarat crystal glasses from the Nancy and Louxor collections is the epitome of luxury. Enjoy them with your partner’s favourite beverage on Valentine’s night.

Lelo TIANI™ DUO Valentine’s Day
Best sex toy


Everyone deserves a good orgasm or two. Brighten up your partner’s new year with the sexiest gift of all: A dual-action couples’ massager that allows you to explore a wide range of vibrating patterns, following both your and your partner’s anatomies.

Dyson's Airwrap in the limited-edition colour, Ceramic Pop
Best haircare gift

Dyson Airwrap

This is the Rolls-Royce of hair dryers. If they wash and blow-dry their hair most mornings, they’ll be floored when they unwrap it.