16 Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Gamers And More

Surprise your sweetheart with these perfect Valentine's Day gift ideas.


It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day 2021 (which falls on Sunday, February 14) is nearly here. Like every other holiday for the past year, Valentine's Day will look rather different than usual, as many restaurants are still closed (at least for indoor dining), and other traditional date spots like movie theaters are no longer an option either. Essentially, you should be planning a date night at home this year. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate safely with your significant other this Valentine's Day, and you can still make their day feel extra special with a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift.

There are the traditional Valentine's Day gift ideas, of course--chocolate, flowers, cards, jewelry. These are classics for a reason (and chocolate is always a good idea), but Valentine's Day is also a nice opportunity to think about your unique relationship and what makes it special. Maybe that person collects a specific type of merch, maybe they're a tabletop gaming enthusiast, or maybe you both love playing games on the couch together. The best Valentine's Day gift ideas stem from things that bring them joy year-round or that bring you closer together as a couple. And fortunately, when it comes to gaming and pop culture, there's no shortage of gift options out there.

Planning activities that you can do together is always a great Valentine's Day gift idea as well. That's why it's great to find games that you can play together, whether that's co-op video games or board games. There are some great card games out there as well that are specifically designed to help couples discover new aspects of each other and ignite interesting conversations--we've included Valentine's gift ideas with that in mind as well.

Whether you're in a new, blossoming relationship or celebrating an anniversary this year, these Valentine's Day gift ideas can help make the holiday feel extra special, even being stuck inside during the pandemic. And for more ideas on how to spend this Valentine's Day indoors, see our guides to the best games for couples to play together and cozy films to watch this Valentine's Day.

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