Gift Ideas for Singles on Valentine’s Day

Gift Ideas for Singles on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Singles: Conventional vs Unconventional…

Here are some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for singles out there (because when has Valentine’s Day ever been exclusively for couples, am I right?). I’ll be using the term ‘gift’ here, broadly, as my list encompasses a lot of things – from physical gifts to some simple nice things that you can do for yourself. My list will cover both conventional and unconventional valentine’s day gift ideas so it won’t be entirely basic. As ever, if you find this useful please feel free to give it a share! Thank you in advance.

Here’s my list of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for singles:


Conventional Valentine’s Day gift ideas for singles

  • Buy chocolate. This is the most obvious one, so I’ve included it first. As Valentine’s Day nears, you’ll see the front shelves of every shop littered with edible treats and gifts for ‘him’ and ‘her.’ Why not buy yourself the biggest box of chocolate that you can get your hands on, as a gift to yourself? That’s right, not just any box. I repeat, the biggest box. You deserve it.


  • Go to the spa. If you haven’t been to the spa in a while (or ever, like me), why not book yourself in for a session?


  • Try a new look. Maybe go to get your nails or hair done, and if you want to, go for something that you usually wouldn’t e.g. have a perm, or dye your hair a new colour.


  • Go shopping. If you’re a fan of shopping, then go out and buy yourself something nice. If it were me, I’d go for some new lingerie. Just saying.


  • Go out. Perhaps invite a family member or friend to go to the cinema. Afterwards, you can visit a nice restaurant.


  • Stay in. If you would prefer to stay in, then switch off your phone and binge-watch the latest Netflix series. If you would prefer not to cook, then order a takeaway (Just Eat, here I come).


  • Take a hot bath. We’ve all seen those film scenes where the room’s lights are switched down low, the candles are burning, and rose petals are littering the bath tub. Well, why not replicate that for yourself? I’ve always wanted to do this and go full out.


  • Snuggle under the blankets. If you’re an avid reader, why not buy a new book and hide under the blankets late in the evening (don’t forget your mug of hot chocolate!) It’s been a while since I’ve done anything like this. Sigh.


  • Spend time with family. Why not schedule a family meal in time for Valentine’s Day? You might not have that ‘special someone,’ but most of us can fall back on our immediate family members to keep us company.



Unconventional Valentine’s Day gift ideas for singles


  • Go to an animal shelter. Why not see if you can go to an animal shelter on or near the day? If you’re an animal lover, then you’ll be able to count on adorable little fur babies to cheer you up!


  • Binge watch funny videos on YouTube. My go-to is Jeremy Kyle, he’s hilarious – or sometimes, Dr Phil. Alternatively, you could stream a few shows of your favourite comedian. We all know that a good laugh can go a long way.
  • Spend time away from social media. Yes, this can be a gift to yourself if you prefer to stay away from all the social media fuss. Do yourself a favour and shut off for the day.


  • Start a bucket list. This can be a very rewarding distraction. Think about everything that you’d like to achieve in the years to come and write them all down. Every one. To those who have already got a bucket list: you know those things that you’ve been meaning to do? Start one. This Valentine’s Day, begin a new hobby or learn to play an instrument. Do something that you’ve always wanted to do; make the day special for Why not?


So, those are my Valentine’s Day gift ideas for singles! If you already have plans, make sure to comment them below (because I’m a nosy so-and-so). I must admit, I’m tempted to buy a box of chocolates on the day. Maybe I will…

Hope you enjoyed reading! Happy Valentine’s Day!



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  • Oo these sound great! Why wait for someone else to gift us something we can get ourselves!

    • Exactly! I actually went out and got myself a gift, because why not?? xD x

  • Keeley

    Thanks for all the ideas, I’ll be sure to try some of them out on Valentine’s Day 🙂 x

    • Hi! You’re welcome! I’m glad I could give you some ideas x

  • Love the unconventional list! I think they are much more exciting and rewarding.
    Great post! This is the first time I visit your blog and I think its amazing, I’m definitely going to follow you on bloglovin. Keep up the amazing work!

    Vanessa x |

    • Hi! Thank you so much, I appreciate it 😀 I didn’t want to make it a typical post, so I tried to mix things up a bit. Glad you enjoyed! x

  • Love all of these ideas! Especially the combination of buying chocolate, taking a hot bath and binge watching Netflix!

    x Annabelle

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked my suggestions! Those three things combined, make the perfect Valentine’s Day imo 😀 x

  • Sophie May

    Just found your blog, and I’m obsessed!! It’s gorgeous!! This is such a lovely post !! xx

    • Hi! Aw, thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoyed! 🙂 x

  • Fab tips, great post. The pics look delicious! Beth x

    • Thank you! Glad you enjoyed x