Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to send a college care package or surprise your kiddo with a small but thoughtful gift. Sending one of these presents is a way to show your older kids that you love them like crazy this February 14th…and every day.
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Great Valentine Day’s gifts for teens and college students
1. Hot Chocolate on a Stick
These look so delicious that we might order some for our teens AND some for us, too. Swirl them into hot milk for the perfect cold-weather drink!
2. Custom Pisa Bracelet
The best-selling bracelet on Baublebar is sure to delight any of the teenage girls on your list. It would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
3. Reversible Pullover by Marine Layer
This reversible sweater was super-popular with Grown and Flown moms shopping for their sons during the holidays. The quilted sweater is super stretchy and is navy on one side olive on the other.
4. Valentine’s Lego Set
This 130-piece set would be a great gift for teens who are still active lego players or college students who would love to remember their younger, leg-playing selves.
5. City Adventurer Lululemon Mini Backpack
This mini backpack from super-popular Lululemon was one of our top sellers this holiday season. It would be a wonderful gift for your daughter.
6. Ansley Water Resistant Slipper from Ugg
We love Ugg slippers and ours keep our feet toasty warm on even the most frigid winter mornings. Available in multiple colors.
7. Heart-Shaped Shower Steamer Set
If you like the idea of shower steamers but want something more Valentine’s Day themed, these are also great and so pretty.
8. Hugabox Valentine’s Day Care Package
We love the care packages from Hugabox not only for the contents but also for the cause that the founder supports. Ninety percent of all proceeds are donated to childhood cancer research.
9. Fan Gear
March Madness 2023 begins on March 12 with Selection Sunday, so send new fan gear for their favorite team from Fanatics, the best place to shop for officially-licensed NCAA merchandise. This is one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the college basketball fans in your family.
10. Note to Self Socks
Help your loved ones put their best foot forward by gifting one, two, five, or even 12 pairs of Notes to Self socks. We love their positive affirmations which can make any day and every day better. For Valentine’s, we’re especially smitten with their heart gift box that includes two pairs: “Beautiful” and “Amazing.”
11. Sorel Winter Carnival Boots
New boots will keep your teens feeling cozy all season long. We like The Sorel Winter Carnival for a stylish option with a great name to boot.
You can conveniently order a pair from Zappos. Who wouldn’t love to dream of going to a winter carnival in them?
12. Kendra Scott Valentine’s Day Gift Collection
We think any of these beautiful inspired-by-Cupid pieces would make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. There are gorgeous earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings that your daughter would love to wear year-round. Available in sterling silver, and various gold finishes.
We love all the amazing leather goods at Leatherology and there are many things that can be personalized if you plan ahead. Passport covers, luggage tags, toiletry bags, totes, wallets, and much more are all here in their Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.
BTW, if your teen or young adult is looking for a gift for a boyfriend or girlfriend, they might find something a great gift here.
14. Lip Balm
Lip balm is especially nice for teens who are in school in cold and dry climates. Jack Black is a favorite brand that is marketed for guys but we think the lip balms are amazing for everyone.
15. Crocs Fuzzy Slippers
Crocs are popular (again?) and these fleece-lined, golden slide crocs have just the right amount of bling that could be perfect for a teen girl with a bold sense of style.
16. CampusCube Valentine’s Box
If you’re looking to send a treat to your college student this Valentine’s Day, look no further than CampusCube. We’ve teamed up on a custom G&F box that includes a dozen cookies and bars, hot chocolate sticks, and a festive red mug.
Save $5 with code GF5. Be sure to place your order by 1/28 to ensure on-time arrival. Go ahead, send some love with something they will love!
17. Fresh Flowers and Plants – Save 30% with a subscription
Shop a wide variety of fresh flowers and plants including gorgeous red and pink bouquets along with this pair of pretty adorable Hoya succulent plants.
18. Snap Tote from Minted
Adorable style meets affordable function in a 100% cotton bag that can be personalized with a FREE foil-pressed leather tag. This one has your teen’s name on it. Literally.
19. Godiva Chocolates
Need we say more? These chocolates from Godiva would be a wonderful gift for your teen, college student, or anyone who you are shopping for. Chocolates are one of THE classic Valentine’s gifts and Godiva has a wide variety of chocolate candies.
20. Truffle Kit
If you are looking for an experience gift, consider this truffle-making kit. Ask them to share with you when they’ve finished a batch of these delicious-looking chocolate truffles. Ingredients and recipes are included.
21. 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Movie lovers would enjoy scratching off each movie as they see them. This is a fun idea for any of your teens who enjoy watching classic movies as well as newer releases.
22. Glossier Cloud Paint
Glossier is a favorite cosmetics line of many teens and college students and this unique blush, “cloud paint,” is something any girl or young woman would love to try. Available in six shades.
23. Heart Shaped Throw Pillow
This throw pillow is an adorable and cute addition to any bed or couch. Available i from Pottery Barn Teen, one of our favorite shops for bedding, linens and gifts.
24. Heart Pajamas
Adorable PJs, also from Pottery Barn, that your daughter will love to wear year-round. These are made from 100% organic cotton sateen and are machine washable.
25. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
Here are 1000 adventures for teens and young adults.
26. Subscription Box
Subscription boxes from Cratejoy are available for guys and girls with themes that match all interests. The selection is amazing! Here are some of the best of subscription boxes from 2023, which is a great place to shop for one of the most original Valentine’s gifts we can think of.
27. Alumni Association
Is your college student looking ahead a few short months toward graduation? One of the longest-lasting perks of being a college graduate is becoming a member of a college or university alumni association. Spring for membership and let them begin to take advantage of privileges that can include discounts, career support, and networking.
28. Baked Goods
Your teen would love to get their favorite cookies or cupcakes with enough to share with roommates or hallmates. NOTHING reminds them of home as much as their favorite treats, with lots of love from home-baked into every bite.
29. Chocolate “Pizza” Heart with Mallet
And if you’re not in the mood to bake here’s something tasty and fun.