Ahh new love! If you're spending Valentine's Day with someone special this year, you're pretty lucky. But finding the perfect gift that appropriately honors the amount of time you've spent together can feel more like a burden than a blessing at times. What gift lets your new significant other know how special they are, but that isn't cliché? One that feels important, but is not too expensive (or too cheap)? It can be tough to walk that line when you're in a new relationship.
Luckily, you've got the Shop TODAY team in your corner with great Valentine's Day gifts for him and for her. From options for gamers, travelers, foodies and every type of partner in between, we have sweet gifts that they're sure to appreciate at any early relationship stage.
We rounded up 53 options that are perfect for any new relationship — whether you've been together six weeks or six months.
For him | For her | For couples
First Valentine's Day gifts for him
Gentlemen's Hardware Flask
This little flask comes with a faux leather sleeve as well as a handy golfing divot tool for days spent on the links.
Parks Project Yellowstone Geysers Beanie
Not only is this beanie stylish and super-soft, but Parks Project is a purpose-driven brand that helps fund vital projects in national parks around the country, so you're helping preserve parks when you buy this hat.
If he loves shooting hoops, get him this stylish basketball that's made with 31 percent recycled rubber. It's a win for him and the planet!
Jelly Belly 5-Flavor Love Clear Gift Box
If you're shopping for someone with a sweet tooth and looking for something unique, this box of assorted jelly beans will leave your Valentine swooning for you even more. The decorative "Love" box comes with five flavors — Jewel Very Cherry, Red Apple, Coconut, Cotton Candy and Cinnamon — that you can enjoy together.
Lands' End Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt
Anyone who loves to stay active will appreciate this unisex fleece hoodie that works equally well for the gym or a casual outing. It comes in seven colors and runs in sizes XXS-XXL, so there's something for everyone.
Insomnia Cookies DIY Cookie Decorating Kit
Is there a better way to tell someone you're sweet on them than something sweet? We think not. This fun kit from Insomnia Cookies comes with 12 cookies (you get to pick the flavors), two cups of buttercream frosting, four gel icing tubes and sprinkles. You can make a date night out of it and enjoy the fruits of your labor together!
Multitasky Traveler Power Bank / Hand Warmer
If your boyfriend is constantly connected, they need a quality charger to keep their phone going. The compact power bank is shaped like a mini suitcase and can charge a dead phone when you're on the move. It also doubles as a hand warmer, making it a total twofer!
Red Wing Western Leather Belt
Guys are hard to shop for, but there are a few go-to gifts they always seem to use regularly, like belts. This quality leather style is a great option if you're looking to impress your main squeeze and has a subtle design at the ends and precision stitching.
Nintendo eShop Gift Card
If your beau is a gamer, but you're not sure what games they already have, a gift card is a great idea. With this one, they can choose from 1,000+ Nintendo games, including new titles, classics and indie finds, and can enjoy hours of endless fun playing them on the Nintendo Switch, Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.
Yeti Rambler 24 oz. Mug with Magslider Lid
People who take their beer pretty seriously know that finding the right cup to hold your drink can make it that much more enjoyable. Yeti has you covered with this durable option that features a handle and double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps drinks cold or hot. The stainless steel mug is also dishwasher safe and tailgate-ready!
Custom Face Socks
We dare you to find us a person who doesn't love playful socks. While you're trying to think of someone, let us introduce you to these rad socks that can be customized with up to five faces and a phrase of your choice. They come in 20 color options and only cost $8, so it's a great option for a brand new relationship where you don't want to drop too much cash so early on.
Personalized Pizza Serving Board
For some, pizza is life, and we can totally get it. If you're stumped for gift ideas, this personalized pizza serving board makes it easy to fuel a hungry habit. You can add up to six names or keep it clean and just add one. The best part? Each "slice" can detach from the board and be used as a plate.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch Pokemon
Gaming is all about a visceral experience and this controller packs in plenty of desirable features, like an ergonomic design, advanced gaming buttons, anti-friction rings and a screenshot button that helps you document your epic wins. It has a 10-foot wired connection, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and some totally rad Pokemon artwork that any classic gamer will adore.
Treat Yourself Choice eGift Card
When you're still getting to know each other, gift cards are always a safe bet, and this one can be used at seven different businesses. It's valid at three restaurants (The Cheesecake Factory, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Outback Steakhouse), three stores (Macy's, Athleta, and Bed Bath & Beyond), and Grubhub, so it'll give your new flame plenty of choices to treat themselves.
First Valentine's Day gifts for her
Tronco 20oz. Glass Tumbler
Pretty much anyone could use a to-go cup upgrade, and this bestseller with its sparkly silicone sleeve is just as cheerful as it is useful. Plus, it comes in tons of colors in case sparkly and pink isn't her thing. At under $13, you may as well buy one for yourself, too!
Minute Mimosa Sugar Cubes
Who doesn't love a good brunch drink? These nifty cubes turned a plain glass of sparkling wine into a mimosa or bellini in a snap, no juice required.
This sweet mini piñata is filled with little treats and surprises and makes a pretty and festive centerpiece for your Valentine's Day celebration together. Plus, it's refillable!
Alessi Heart Ice Cream Spoons
How cute are these? Bundle these with some delicious ice cream for the ultimate dessert night for two.
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen makes some of the most indulgent and incredible ice creams — and you can have it delivered right to your front door to eat with your heart-shaped spoons. Choose from flavors like Earl Grey Tea, Marionberry Cheesecake, Sicilian Pistachio and more. They also make delish vegan ice creams!
BaubleBar Sheri Earrings
These oversized, statement-making earrings bring heart jewelry to the next level. Not only are they Valentine's Day festive, but they're also super stylish for year-round wear.
Wild Rose Shop & Studio Soy Candle
This long-burning candle (60 hours!) is in a trendy checkerboard vessel so you can reuse it after all the wax has melted. It's also vegan, and the scent is a mix of mahogany shea, coconut and mango.
Funko Popsies Mickey Mouse with Heart
It's hard not to feel like a kid all over again when you celebrate your first Valentine's Day in a new relationship, so we're big advocates of keeping things fun. This adorable figurine from Funko will do just the trick! The small Mickey Mouse figurine has open arms and a pop up greeting. So sweet, right?
Happy Socks Heart Socks
Many couples try to avoid going too crazy for their first Valentine's Day together, and it makes sense. If you agreed to stick to a $25 or less budget, you can still have some money leftover for chocolates and make them smile with this pair of socks that feature both small and large hearts.
Sagebrook Home Marble Decorative Box
In every relationship, there are special mementos you want to hold onto, like the ticket stub from your first movie together or the first greeting card they ever got you. This sleek marble box will make it easy for your loved one to keep these special items in a secure spot, and we love the tiny heart on its lid.
Rose Inc. The Satin Lip Trio
Pucker up! If you're shopping for someone who loves a pop of color on their lips, this trio should bring them plenty of joy. The refillable lipsticks plump and moisturize lips, offering weightless color. In other words, you won't have to worry about stealing a kiss when they're wearing it!
Bath & Body Works Butterfly Flower 3-Wick Candle Holder
Want to set the mood but not sure what scents your favorite lady loves just yet? A statement candle holder like this gorgeous flower and butterfly design from Bath & Body Works is a considerate way to help her fuel her love for fragrances.
21 Seeds Grapefruit Hibiscus Tequila
At a loss for what to get that someone special? Alcoholic beverages are always a good bet. Wine and beer are nice, but if you're looking for something different, this tequila that features notes of grapefruit and hibiscus is a novel option.
Rosepops The Singular Sensation
Small gestures leave a big impact, and your crush will surely blush when they receive this beautiful rose. The petite flower is preserved and will last for one year or longer with no watering required!
Loft Enamel Heart Station Necklace
This heart necklace is a nice way to drop the "L" word on your first Valentine's Day together. It's affordable enough that she won't feel uncomfortable accepting it, but still shows that you put some thought into it. Plus, we love the multicolored charms!
Caswell-Massey Centuries Lavender Gift Set
Self care savants love a bit of TLC and that's just what this set will offer them. It includes a hand cream, bath soap and eau de toilette in a relaxing lavender scent. The packaging is pretty sleek too!
Dearfoams Teddy Heart Scuff
We've quickly fallen for these heart slippers and think your significant other will too. The ultra soft design is machine washable and has a convenient non-skid outsole. Plus, the slippers have a cozy flannel lining!
Cynthia Rowley Heart Quilt Weekender Tote with Wristlet Pouch
There comes a stage in every new relationship when you're ready to go on your first trip together. Want to send a hint? This pretty pink quilted weekender tote has a subtle heart design and plenty of space to keep your Valentine's essentials.
Hoya Hearts Succulent
C'mon, how cute are these tiny heart succulents? The mini ceramic planter is adorned with a matching heart and houses two plants that are pretty low-maintenance, making them ideal whether you have a green thumb or not.
ThirdLove Everyday Lace Brief Bundle
Ready to spice things up in your new relationship? Surprise your Valentine with this set of lacy underwear. Sure, it's really for you but it will also be a nice surprise for them when you promise to wear it. Available in 18 colors and sizes up to 3X, the set comes with six pairs of stretchy, comfy lace briefs in varying colors.
Tuckernuck Crystal Huggie Heart Hoop Earrings
Jewelry can be so personal, so if you're still figuring out where your relationship is going, something like a diamond necklace or a monogrammed bracelet could be a big commitment. But heart-shaped earrings are a nice sweet spot that's thoughtful yet still low-key enough to be acceptable early on in a relationship. Looking for inspiration? Try this pair of hoops with beautiful crystal embellishments.
Splendid Reversible Heart Scarf
Seeing someone who wears their heart on their sleeves? Consider this reversible heart print scarf. There's pale pink with white hearts on one side and white with pale pink hearts on the other, so you're really getting two scarves for the price of one.
Dove Valentine's Assorted Chocolates
Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" quite like a heart-shaped tin full of chocolates, and this one from Dove is making our heart flutter a little bit. The tin comes with an assortment of candies, including creamy caramels, milk chocolate heart truffles and dark chocolate heart truffles, and if you're lucky your main squeeze might just share a few with you.
Deborah Lippmann Bed of Roses Nail Polish Set
Some girls prefer manicures over roses, but this aptly named set will offer her both...sort of. Deborah Lippmann's "Bed of Roses" set comes with six nail polishes in gorgeous rosy-nude shades that flatter a range of skin tones. The brand is kind of the gold standard in the nail care industry, so your girlfriend will know you only wanted to buy her the best when she unwraps this gift.
Full of Love Red Roses, 12 Stems
Roses are red, violets are blue... flowers are a perfect way to help you win some major brownie points this Valentine's Day, it's oh so true. A dozen red roses are kind of a milestone for every new relationship, and this set makes it easy to order with a click of a button. You can select a simple bouquet or jazz things up with a vase, candy, and teddy bear.
First Valentine's Day gifts for couples
Lego Icons Flower Bouquet [NEW]
Lego kits aren't just for kids! This unique "bouquet" will last a lot longer than fresh-cut stems, plus it's a fun activity to do together. Then, display it in your home and you'll remember your first Valentine's Day together every time you see it.
Runamok Cheese Pairing Collection
This gift set of four infused Vermont maple syrups are meant to be paired with cheeses (yum!) and come with a recipe card with pairing suggestions. Grab some cheeses and accouterments and chow down at home instead of going out to dinner on Valentine's Day.
Bodum Oktett Champagne Glasses
These stylish and shatter-proof flutes are a reissued design from Boden's archive circa 1983. Just add bubbles and some mood music and cheers to your first V-Day!
Le Chocolat des Francais Chocolate Squares
Share a sweet treat to celebrate your first Valentine's Day together! These gourmet milk and dark chocolate squares are the perfect way to cap off a romantic evening together.
Ticket to Ride Board Game
Nothing like a little friendly competition to bring the two of you together! This fun board game is the perfect cozy date night at home activity — just add wine and takeout.
Where Should We Begin? A Game of Stories
"Even after over a year thinking we know everything about each other, the unique combination of prompt cards and story cards makes it so that my partner and I always uncover something new about ourselves after each round of this game," Shop TODAY associate editor Fran Sales said about Esther Perel's thought-provoking game of deep questions and deeper answers. "It really makes our relationship that much more resilient. Plus, I love that the game acknowledges that everyone has a story worth telling — it offers different configurations of the game so you can play it with new acquaintances, co-workers, family and more."
Better Together Pancakes and Syrup Magnetic Plush
We go together like... feel free to fill in the blank. Part of Hallmark's adorable "better together" collection, this set comes with pancake and syrup stuffed toys that can connect to each other via magnets. The collection also includes items like burgers and fries and peanut butter and jelly.
Simply Chocolate Hot Cocoa Bombs
Ready to cozy up inside on a cold winter day? Do it together with this set of four hot cocoa bombs that are shaped like hearts. They're drizzled in chocolate and have a mini marshmallow and hot chocolate center. All you have to do is drop one into a mug and pour hot milk over it!
Blue Kazoo 1,000-Piece Starfield Jigsaw Puzzle
Searching for an out-of-the-box gift idea that doubles as an activity? We're big fans of jigsaw puzzles. It's something you can do together and this 1,000-piece one comes in a beautiful galaxy design.
Mega Man — The Adventure Board Game by KESS
Gamers will feel nostalgic when they break out this Mega Man board game that will remind them of the '80s video game. One to four people can play at a time and navigate their way through challenging battles. Sounds like the perfect bonding activity to us!
The Ultimate Game for Couples
One of the best parts about a new relationship is that getting-to-know-you phase where you can't stop asking each other questions. This creative game makes that process a little bit easier and comes with 200 playing cards that help you embark on meaningful conversations and perform comedic challenges. You can also play it with other couples!
Heineken Mini Keg
Date nights look a little different right now, so if you're waiting a while to go out while we're in peak sickness season, you can always bring the party inside with this mini keg from Heineken. It holds around 10 pints and stays fresh for 25 days after tapped.
CrateChef Gift Box
Cooking together is a great way to build intimacy, and this cool subscription box company offers themed boxes that feature a chef, cooking show star or cookbook author's product picks. Each box comes with five to seven curated items and can range from food and kitchen tools to cookbooks. Grab a box for you and your main squeeze and make a whole date night out of it!
Heart Shaped Pizza Variety (Set of 3)
Planning a date night in? Set the mood with these heart-shaped pizzas from Detroit Style Pizza Co. that can be shipped anywhere in the country. Each pack comes with three pizzas — one cheese, one pepperoni and one deluxe (pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, red onions and green peppers) — that each serve two people. Yum!