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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Need a last minute gift for your boo? Check out these sweet ideas. | gilbertmj101/Photobucket.com

Girls:


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume
Macy’s or Sephora, $45-$90
Flowerbomb perfume is flying off the shelves, gentlemen! Hurry up and get this floral explosion of a smell for your lady. You’ll both fall in love with this beautiful fragrance.

Michael Kors Wristlet
Michael Kors, Dillard’s and Nordstrom, $40-$88
Does your girlfriend always drag you over to the Michael Kors section every time you walk into the mall? Score some extra brownie points with your girl and buy her that wristlet she has been eyeing for months. It’s the perfect gift for any girl who likes to go out on the weekends.

Pura Vida Bracelets
puravidabracelets.com, $5
These bracelets are becoming a big hit among college students. They come in all different colors, and each one purchased helps provide full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica. Another portion of the proceeds goes to Surfrider Foundation dedicated to cleaning up beaches. They even have a whole line of Greek bracelets for sororities.

Dorm Decorations
Target or Bed Bath & Beyond, various prices
Looking for something a bit more affordable? Buy your girl a wall decal of a pretty quote or decorative pillows for her bed. These are cute and functional.

Pack in the Groove Bag
http://www.modcloth.com, $74.99
While it may be perfect for a Valentine’s Day picnic or outdoor adventure, she can also use this stylish cream and pink polka-dotted backpack to carry her school books.

Love Notes Valentine’s Day Mailing Set
http://www.modcloth.com, $24.99
This trendy kit is perfect for the artsy Pinterest addict. It includes stamps, stickers and cards with a vintage feel. She can create adorable cards for others and keep the tin for herself.

Kaleidoscope Necklace
http://www.uncommongoods.com, $145
Though the pendant may just look like a small column, it is actually a full-functioning kaleidoscope. She is sure to receive many compliments when she looks through at the magnificently vibrant shifting colors.

Heart Bowl Handmade Stoneware in Denim Blue Glaze
http://www.etsy.com, $18
This heart-shaped bowl will hold anything from soap to snacks and it will look beautiful in her dorm room. It’s a dishwasher, microwave and oven safe and sure to be one-of-a-kind, as it is handmade.

Red and White Blossom Scarf Gift Box
http://www.serrv.org, $24
A silk scarf in a handmade embroidered box is an elegant gift sure to please her.  Buying it serves a dual purpose, as well. SERRV is a nonprofit organization looking to rid the world of poverty by providing support to artisans and farmers globally.

Guys:


Jordan Sneakers
Foot Locker, $90-$120
If your Valentine is the athletic type, Jordan sneakers are the perfect sporty shoe. They are great for when he wants to play basketball, and they are stylish at the same time.

Spring Training Game Tickets
mlb.com, $12-$40
Stay local in Tampa and go see the New York Yankees spring training games at Steinbrenner Field, or take a little drive to St. Petersburg to see the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Any baseball fan will swoon.

Netflix Subscription
Netflix.com, $9.99 a month
What’s better than unlimited movies and TV shows? This gift is perfect for those boring days in the dorm when your guy wants to watch his favorite TV series or cuddle to watch a romantic flick with you.

Pick Punch
http://www.uncommongoods.com, $25
Perfect for that creative soul. The Pick Punch transforms old credit cards, gift cards and hotel room keys into useable guitar picks.

Personalized Compass Necklace
http://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesigns, $26.50-$29.50
This compass is functional and personalized. You can choose the city shown on the map cutout on the back. For those long distance romances, there is also the option of showcasing two different cities.

Personalized iPhone case
http://www.skinit.com, various prices
SkinIt will create a custom iPhone case with your photos. Make sure to choose a good picture of the two of you!

Game Used College Football Helmet Cufflinks
http://www.uncommongoods.com, $180
These cufflinks will enable him to support his favorite college football team and showcase a piece of football memorabilia.

Camera USB Drive
http://www.photojojo.com, $20
Help your avid photographer express himself with a nifty USB drive in the shape of a tiny camera.

App Ideas:


Zombies, Run!
App store, Google Play and Windows phone, $7.99
Looking for inspiration to keep up those fitness goals? Look no further. This app has you training for the zombie apocalypse. A storyline told through radio transmissions breaks up the songs on your playlist. There are also sound bites for picking up supplies and detecting the nearby walking dead. Just make sure to pick up the pace when those zombies come too close!

Postagram
Per card: $0.99 for domestic addresses, $1.99 for addresses in other countries
This app enables you to create and send postcards right from your smartphone using your own photos, Instagram and Facebook. It includes a customized message and the photo pops out of the card. Delivery takes only 2-5 business days.

Miscellaneous:

World’s Smallest Postal Service Tiny Packages
http://www.leafcutterdesigns.com, $11
For charming miniature presents, check out the tiny packages made by the World’s Smallest Postal Service. Order a combination “whimsical gift and message” and the company will deliver a tiny parcel to your intended recipient.

Samantha Delle can be reached at samanthadelle@aol.com
Alex Sarling can be reached at alexandra.sarling@spartans.ut.edu

1 Comment on Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

  1. In scandinavia people think jews have a very strange face, especially the nose is very bad-looking,kinda scythe-like they say, . They call it ” Ful nasa”. the word “ful” is pronounced like the english word “fuel”. i kind of feel sorry for them, but maybe its the testosterone.. i´ve heard it increases the tissues inside the nose, especially bone mass.
    It´s intresting to note that the hebrew work “nasa” can mean both “to marry” and “to lift” and “to desire” among many other verbs..

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