Staying in for Valentine's Day? Buy these gifts for yourself instead
The best Valentine's Day gifts for you in 2022.
David WatskySenior Editor / Home and Kitchen
David lives in Brooklyn where he's logged more than a decade writing about all things edible, including meal kits and meal delivery subscriptions, cooking, kitchen gear and commerce. Since earning a BA in English from Northeastern in Boston, he's toiled in nearly every aspect of the eats business from slicing and dicing as a sous-chef in Rhode Island to leading complex marketing campaigns for major food brands in Manhattan. These days, he's likely somewhere trying the latest this or tasting the latest that - and reporting back, of course. Anything with sesame is his all-time favorite food this week.
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As RuPaul puts it at the end of every episode of Drag Race, "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?" Wise words from a wise queen. Speaking of loving self-love, Valentine's Day is as good a time as any to indulge in the practice. Even if you've got a sweetheart to shop or cook for, nowhere does it say you can't shower yourself with a little something on the side.
A good cooling pillow is ideal for anyone who runs hot at night. What's extra-special about this bamboo memory foam model is that the bottommost layer is removable, allowing you to customize its density.
Waking up to find you've run out of coffee can make for a rough start to the day. Make that scenario one of the past with new and interesting coffees that just show up on the regular. Trade is not only one of our favorite coffee clubs but it's also one of the most affordable, with a subscription starting at just $12.50 per bag.
I've tried all of the top meal kit services and Sunbasket is still my No. 1. The recipes are simple to follow but you end up with interesting meals you might never think to make, like Korean BBQ meatballs with avocado-orange salad.
Sunbasket will also give you a massive discount to try it, equaling $90 off of your first four deliveries of meals for any new subscriber. After that, just cancel if you don't like it or keep it rolling if you do.
This smart shirt was designed to be worn after skiing, meaning it's extremely warm and cozy. It's also got a small hook on the front for sunglasses and two pockets in the back: one zippered to keep things dry -- phone, wallet -- and another made to hold a can or bottle of beer.
If you're going to pay $148 for a shirt, you'll want it to be sturdy and also look good. This shirt ticks both boxes. It comes in a slew of cool patterns, but note that it's a true slim-fit so definitely go up one size as the website recommends.
I turned 35 and now everything aches, especially after I do something wild like downhill skiing or carrying groceries in from the car. A massage gun can help smooth out some of those nagging cramps and sore spots.
Sportneer is one of CNET's top budget brands for best massage guns and this model can be had for just $100 right now on Amazon.
Speaking of pain relief, if you don't have a comfortable desk chair, it is high time you treated yourself to one. And why not make it a stylish one while you're at it?
The Steelcase Series 1 is what I roll around on all day and I absolutely love it. It has great back support and a comfortable cushion, and feels extremely well-built. It's not cheap but my rear end appreciates the high-end pads and ergonomic design.
The Oculus Quest is just an amazingly great VR headset, one that requires no tethering to a PC and delivers wholly amazing immersive experiences. Become the hero of a Star Wars story. Climb virtual mountains. Paint using a 3D canvas. Get fit in simulated boxing classes.
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