Valentine's Day is upon us, and instead of busting out the usual roses and chocolates sort of thing, consider spoiling your tech lover with gifts that won't see the bottom of the wastebasket in two days' time.
We've curated a list of the best Valentine's Day gifts for all sorts of budgets, personalities, and needs, whether that special person in your life is next to you, or you're doing the long-distance game.
From the accessory lover, to neat freak, to coffee connoisseur or gamer, there's something here for everybody.
Apple AirPods Pro 2
Forget about engraving jewelry this Valentine's Day. Instead, buy your tech sweetheart the Apple AirPods Pro 2 they've been asking for and opt for engraving. Personalize their buds with an inside joke, a pet name, or a significant date.
AirPods Pro 2 feature active noise cancellation, adaptive transparency, and personalized spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for immersive sound. The buds come with ear tips for every size (XS, S, M, L) and boast up to 6 hours of listening time.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 are currently on sale for $239 at Amazon.
KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer
This one's for your significant other or beloved family member that snap so many photos they're on the verge of familial paparazzi status.
It's time to switch out the fridge photos for fresh ones with the KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Mini Printer. Instead of sending off your proofs to the drug store to be printed, simply connect your iOS device to the printer to print iPhone pictures instantly.
The KODAK step Mobile Photo Printer includes a Micro USB Charging Cable, starter pack of photo Paper, and a warranty.
The KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer is on sale for $69.99 at Amazon.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Build out your home theatre while consolidating your music, videos, apps, and more into one place. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is something both you and your significant other can enjoy. Stream over one million TV shows and movies from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and Peacock, or watch live TV — all in 4K.
You can also view your home security camera feeds, ask Alexa a question, stream music, check the weather — and if it's raining this Valentine's Day and you and your significant other decide you don't want to brave restaurant crowds — opt for deilvery, using your Amazon Fire Stick to order a pizza.
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is available from Amazon for $49.99.
Nintendo Switch OLED
For that special gamer in your life, consider surprising them with the Nintendo Switch OLED. The new system features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, 64 GB of internal storage, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port, and enhanced audio.
This gift is perfect for those who commute or travel often. The OLED screen is a huge upgrade from its predecessor, and will be sure to bring a smile to your significant other's face.
The Nintendo Switch OLED is available from Amazon for $349.99.
Zapuvo Ash Wood Phone Docking Station Nightstand Organizer
For those who are well-organized and like a clutter-free nightstand, this gadget holder is the one-stop-shop for all your tech docking and organizational needs.
The top shelf charging area is large enough for either an iPad or iPhone. If your significant other likes to cook, it can be an excellent stand for the kitchen, propping their iPad up while watch and emulate instructional recipe videos.
It also features a watch stand and watch charger holder, a notch for keys, a spot for glasses, an AirPods charger spot, as well as ample space at the bottom for pens, notepads, or other knickknacks.
All of the wires can be fed through the back, leaving the station aesthetically pleasing as well.
The Zapuvo Ash Wood Phone Docking Station Nightstand Organizer is available from Amazon for $39.99.
Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses
For those who dislike earbuds in the ear and travel often under relentless sunshine, consider gifting your significant other the Bose Frames Tenor Bluetooth Sunglasses.
Connect them to your iOS device and use them with sound, or without, simply as sunglasses. The frames feature polarized lenses with Bose speakers tucked away in the temples to produce big sound.
Don't worry — your significant other won't bother others on their commute. While on, the wearer can enjoy music or answer a call without worrying that others can listen in. The sunglasses are shatter and scratch resistant, can play music for up to nearly six hours at a time, and recharge in one hour once docked.
If your significant other already wears glasses, no problem. These lenses are RX ready.
The Bose Frames Tenor Sunglasses are available from Amazon for $249.00.
Nespresso Vertuo Next
For the coffee connoisseur who also loves their tech, the Nespresso Vertuo Next is an excellent choice.
In addition to brewing coffee, the Vertuo Next connects to the iPhone, letting the brewer keep track of the capsules used to prompt a reorder (and daily caffeine intake). The machine also alerts the user when it's time to descale, or if the water tank is low.
The machine retails for $179 direct from Nespresso and is available in an array of colors for every kitchen personality. Amazon currently has select colors discounted to as low as $134.
Bandolier wireless charging crossbody
If your significant other habitually throws their purse on the ground and forgets to take out their phone to charge it at night, this crossbody purse will protect, charge, and carry their iPhone, hands-free.
Instead of the floor, all they need to do is toss the purse on their MagSafe charger at night.
When sitting on a Magsafe charger, the crossbody is a conduit, letting your phone charge through the purse and case. There is ample space to store your credit cards, ID, and cash inside. Its two wallet card slots fit 6-8 cards, enforced with a snap button to keep valuables from tumbling out.
It's a great choice for activities like walking the dog, shopping, and sightseeing. Its stylish, functional design transforms the iPhone into a piece of wearable technology.
The Bandolier wireless charging crossbody is available from the Bandolier website for $118.00.