Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas


Contributed By: Heather Haigler

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It feels like we just ended Christmas, but it is time to start thinking about gifts for your significant other with the holiday just a few days away! With that in mind, I’ve put together last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas for 2021. These would be good for any year but these ideas make it easy to safely enjoy this love-filled holiday participating in a new experience or having a cozy night at home.


Book a Private Movie Screening

Covid-19 has made getting to see a movie on the big screen really difficult. However, at The Grande Theatre in Winston-Salem, you can rent one of the auditoriums and watch your favorite movie while enjoying food and drinks!


Movie Night at Home

If you’d rather stay in, but get that movie theater feel, this movie night popcorn set is an easy way to bring movie theater popcorn taste home! Or, you can go all out and set up a movie projector and screen and really get that movie theater ambiance!

Courtesy of: Urban Accents


Have a Pairing Party

If wine is your drink of choice, here are some ideas for wine pairing with cheese or chocolate!

If you love wine and cheese, use this pairing guide for an easy reference to know what cheeses go best with specific wines. If you’re wondering where to get cheeses, this cheese tasting box makes this super easy


Wine & Chocolate

Wine lovers know that chocolate is wine’s bff, but if you’re unsure how to pair the two, this chocolate sampling set comes with a wine pairing guide. It come in a beer version as well! If you like to take the less structured approach, I highly recommend getting these adorable lovebug themed chocolates from John & Kira’s and grabbing your favorite wine!

Courtesy of Dallmann Fine Chocolates

Local Gift Ideas for that Special Someone

If you are in need of a last-minute gift, shop local first! There are a number of options from favorite local businesses featured below (click on photo to buy).



I’m all for a night in, but sometimes doing something a bit out of the ordinary can create memories for a lifetime! Plus, these Valentine’s day gift experiences can be something you do with your main squeeze.

Golf Players Card at Tobacco Road

Ranked on the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World by Golf Course Architecture, Tobacco Road is located in Sanford, NC on a sand mine. Because of the unique course, the rates during peak season can get pricy, but they offer a Players Card (Gold) which includes 1 complimentary round plus substantial discounted rates through 2021. If you or your hubby play more than two rounds at Tobacco Road, the Gold Card is a steal. If you live in the central part of NC, this is an easy day trip that you can enjoy together.


BMW Driving Experience

Ok, confession here – I love fast cars….and I love driving fast cars even more! I have had the opportunity to do the driving experience at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC and I’m telling you, it’s one of the most amazing and exhilarating things I’ve ever done! There are several packages to choose from, but in all of them, you’re encouraged to push the car’s limits to experience what it can do! And these are not last year’s models….you’re driving brand new M class cars!


Online Family Experiences

Airbnb has a ton of online experiences suitable for the whole family! From shark scientists, magicians, and chefs, you’re sure to find something for a fun Valentine’s night! Check out their full list here!

I hope this was helpful! Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day! For my latest self-care tips, check out this post!