Valentine's Day

16 of the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts If You Want to Splurge a Little

updated Jan 30, 2023
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It might not feel like it, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while you’ve still got some a couple weeks, if you’re looking to tell your special someone how much you love them with a gift — whether that’s through a thoughtful card, a budget-friendly gift, or a super splurge-y present — it’s time to start brainstorming. Today, let’s talk about that last category: splurges. We know plenty of couples who love to go all out and spoil each other this time of year with “bucket list” items that maybe they wouldn’t usually buy. Things that will last forever (such as a super-expensive, superbly awesome knife), or things that are more finite, but are sure to be appreciated (including a great bottle of olive oil).

If you’re part of one of these couples and you’re looking to splurge a bit, here are 16 of our favorite gifts that’ll make someone’s Valentine’s Day extra-special.

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Estelle Colored Glass is a Black-owned company that makes the most stunning wine glasses. They’re available in rose, blush pink, and smoke. Or, choose the set and get a few of each! They’re definitely not cheap, but they are totally gift-worthy and will make anyone who gets them extremely happy. Cheers to that!

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Williams Sonoma

If your loved one has been coveting a Dutch oven, perhaps you can treat them to one from Le Creuset. We suggest the dreamy hue Meringue, which comes in 3.5-, 4.5-, 5.5-, and 7.25-quart sizes.

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Sur La Table
was $440.00

This piece from Bob Kramer is like the Rolls Royce of knives. It’s sleek, comfortable to hold, and slices like an absolute dream. It’s also a lifetime knife, meaning that if it’s treated right, it’ll last forever — just like your relationship! Aw.

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Fancy olive oil might fall into the category of things your SO would appreciate, but might not think to buy for themselves. Brightland makes some of our favorite olive oil that's best for finishing dishes or dressing salads.

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Williams Sonoma

This is one of our favorite pie dishes, and for good reason: It bakes and browns evenly, it's super-durable, and it has the prettiest ruffled edge. For the baker in your life, this is a must.

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Great Jones

The Great Jones Hot Dish is an amazing gift for any at-home chef. It has wide, looped handles that make it easy to pick up and move into and out of the oven. Plus, it has a fun, retro print that comes in blue, yellow, or green.

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Seed + Mill

This thoughtful gift box comes with a jar of organic tahini, a jar of pistachio halva, and a jar of tart cherry halva. (It’s for someone you love a halva lot.)

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We couldn't possibly make a list of kitchen splurges and include just one knife. This one checks all the boxes of the perfect knife: It has a tight grain structure for precise sharpness, features a 2.5-inch-wide blade made of X63-Nitrogen Steel, and was designed to fit comfortably in your hand so your knuckles won't scrape against the cutting board.

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was $95.00

This little beauty is a pretty perfect all-purpose pan. It has a non-toxic, ceramic-coated interior, is super-durable, and comes in your choice of eight colors that will make you smile.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

This espresso machine, while definitely a splurge, is absolutely worth it. It has a built-in grinder, water heater, and milk frother — among plenty of other top-quality features. It’s a total pro at pulling espresso shots and will have your gift recipient happy and caffeinated.

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What better way to say "I love you" than with a box full of 16 snacks? Give the gift of beer and caramel pretzel nuggets, spicy cheddar coins, triple ginger cookies, and so much more.

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was $349.95

If they’ve been saying they want an air fryer, this model by Philips is a top-notch pick. It has an intuitive interface and cooks French fries, fish, and even cookies like a dream.

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Williams Sonoma

You can’t go wrong with a KitchenAid stand mixer as a present. It’ll last for years, it comes in so many fun colors, and it's a baking (and cooking!) essential. Enough said!

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Our Place
was $40.00

Your boo has an Always Pan and a Perfect Pot. But, do they have a Daily Board? If not, it's a perfect gift. It comes in five gorgeous colors — Steam, Blue Salt, Sage, Spice, and Lavender — that'll look stunning on their countertop, even when not in use.

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We love the idea of gifting someone a blanket with a family recipe stitched onto it (instead of a love letter). Plus, it can be done in your own (or Mom’s, Dad’s, or Grandma’s!) handwriting.

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An actual bucket of Maldon sea salt might not cost a ton, but it is pretty extra. The sheer size of it (three pounds!) will spark joy. Of course, this is also the best finishing salt around.