Top 10 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for 2024

1 min read

Regardless of how you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day, the question of what to get a loved one springs to mind every year. Here is a list of items anyone can enjoy during this love season, filled with both romantic and fun gifts that won’t break a high schooler’s bank account. 

When buying your partner, best friend, or even yourself the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, you could take a few paths. The first is going straight to the heart. Not everyone wants flowers and teddy bears. Most high school teenagers would appreciate something a little more creative and well… usable.

You can’t go wrong with a disposable camera ($18 on Amazon), built to capture you and your best friend’s most wonderful memories together. This trendy accessory is a great on-the-go purchase that you can bring along every summer day and winter night. After you capture your favorite moments, you can even stop by your favorite bookstore to grab a cozy book to read ($15-20 at Kepler’s). Finally, end the day with a comfy matching pajama set ($26 on Amazon) while making a homemade, personalized photo book. Another great option to buy for a friend is an UberEats or fast food gift card ($10+). Known as the hungriest age group, M-A Bears can often be scouted after school at McDonald’s, Chipotle, and more, and one simple gift card can save a drive or a few dollars.

There is no doubt that finding the perfect gift for your partner can be a challenge. There are a ton of ideas on the list. A few favorites? A Lego set ($20+ on Amazon) and a fresh new cologne or perfume ($30+ at most retail stores) are great budget-friendly gifts. Consider outside-the-box experiences such as a nice hike, picnic, visit to the arcade, or the amusement park that gives them the gift of your company. 

Romance is nice, but so is showering your deserving self with gifts! Here’s one that will truly change your life: a silk pillowcase ($12.89 on Amazon). After a rough day, a long final, or perhaps a sweaty sports match—a silk pillowcase is exactly what you need for an acne-safe and comfortable slumber. Lastly, if you’re anything like me, you’ll end the night pretending to be in a Vogue “Get Ready with Me” YouTube video, using your favorite Korean skincare ($20+ for a kit on Amazon) and Laneige lip mask ($24 at Sephora). Treating yourself with love is just as important as treating the people in your life. Enjoy a sweet treat for one to end the day, or a shopping spree for all of your heart’s desires. Happy Valentine’s Day, bears!

Akemi is a sophomore in her first year of journalism. Her stories can range from restaurant reviews to covering events, opinions, and opportunities surrounding M-A's community. Akemi is on M-A's debate team and loves to read and catch up on current events.

Latest from Blog