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Best last-minute Valentine's Day gifts: Roses, Tidal, Baby Yoda, a personal stylist and more

You only have a few hours to get a gift for the year's most romantic greeting card-inspired holiday. Here are some instant gifts you can get from the comfort of your laptop.

Whole Foods

There are probably just a few beings in your life who love you more or less unconditionally: your parents, your kids (if you have them), your dog (or cat) and your relationship partner. There are other days to celebrate parents and kids, but Valentine's Day is here. Hopefully you've already lined up an awesome gift for that very special person in your life. But if not, don't panic. When even overnight-day delivery is a day too late, here are a slew of gifts that can come to the rescue.


Music helps people fall in love. After all, that's the principle behind antiquated concepts like mix tapes and headphone jacks with Y-connectors. These days, Tidal is trying to do its part for your love life by offering 30% off a Tidal HiFi subscription for one full year. While the standard Tidal subscription includes 32kbps MP3s, which are fairly high-fidelity, the Tidal HiFi tier unlocks the service's lossless audio, a great choice for audiophiles with good audio gear that can take advantage of the difference.  

Some fine print: The offer is good now through Feb. 18, and is for new subscribers only. 

Stitch Fix

Full disclosure: I've been a Stitch Fix client for well over a year now, and I adore the service. If you've ever subscribed to any sort of Thing of the Month, you know the drill. But here's how Stitch Fix works: Once a month (actually, unlike many box services, you can even choose how often your box comes -- no subscription required) you get a box with five clothing items. You try them on, decide what to keep, and return the rest. Stitch Fix assigns you a personal stylist who has notes about what you wear, what you like, what you don't like and what you've thought about boxes from previous months. You even get to tell your stylist what sorts of clothes you're looking for each month. 

Long story short -- I know, too late -- why not give a Stitch Fix gift card? You can choose how much to give, starting as low as $20, and print or email the gift in time for the big day.

Read about the best clothing subscription boxes.


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Thanos might've said he was inevitable, but perhaps he was referring to the streaming service he now belongs to. You know you're going to get Disney Plus eventually -- it's just a matter of when you choose to unlock the MCU, Star Wars, Simpsons, old Disney films and, yes, Baby Yoda. So this is a good moment to give Disney Plus as a gift to your loved one(s). Buy the entire year up front for $70, which works out to $5.83 per month. 

Whole Foods

For many people, nothing says "I love you" quite like a bouquet of roses. Whole Foods has a special deal on roses for Valentine's Day: Now through Feb. 14, Prime members can get two dozen Whole Trade Guarantee roses in-store for $20, while supplies last. That's an excellent deal, since roses generally cost at at least $2 per stem. 

In addition, if you're in a Whole Foods on Valentine's Day, you can get those 24 roses festively wrapped to go. Or, if you live in one of 2,000 select cities, you can order online and get your $20 bouquet delivered for free with any purchase of $35 or more. 

The Whole Trade Guarantee roses are sustainably sourced Fair Trade flowers. Whole Foods says the growers adhere to strict criteria supporting ethical trade, fair working conditions and the environment. 


Use this option at your own risk, and ideally in conjunction with another, more romantic gift. But if you're not exactly sure what to buy, or you want to give your partner the flexibility of choosing then gift, give a gift card. The best part is even if the store doesn't have its own gift card program you can give a gift card for nearly any retail store on the planet using eGifter, and the card arrives more or less instantly via email. It's a gift you can actually wait until the morning of the big day to purchase. 

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Originally published last week. Updated with current information on deals. 

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