Food & Drink

Last-Minute Boozy Valentine's Day Gifts From Amazon Prime

Valentine’s Day may be a holiday contrived by greeting card companies to con people into spending money to prove their love, but that doesn’t mean your one and only isn’t still expecting a special something come February 14. Instead of the standard box of chocolates or expensive jewelry, show up with something a little more original for your Valentine. This year, profess your love with booze—or, at least, with booze related gifts that will last a lot longer than a bottle of whiskey might.

Maybe your special someone is a bit of whiz behind the bar or maybe they just enjoy drinking a well-made cocktail every now and then. Either way, here are five great Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy right now from Amazon Prime—from fancy glassware to a garden that keeps on giving—for the most lovable cocktailian in your life. Order today and they’ll make it just in time.

A Pair of Crystal Coupe Glasses, $45

Though you could go in for a giant coupe glass and a couple of straws, a la Lady and the Tramp, the more elegant option is a pair of gleaming crystal coupe glasses. Once your date unwraps the glasses, fill them with the second part of your gift: a delightful cocktail heavy on the aphrodisiacs.

Cocktail, $10

Flair bartending might be a thing of the past, but what better way to spend a night in with your one and only than with a copy of Cocktail and a red or pink cocktail? If nothing else, it will make for a memorable night. The only thing more impressive: memorizing “The Last Barman Poet” and reciting it along with Tom Cruise (on second thought, don’t do that—unless you’re trying to sabotage date night).

A Book of Recipes

No matter what you and your darling’s skill level is, you’ll be able to find the perfect cocktail book on Prime. If you’re a novice, go for Shake.Stir.Sip. by Kara Newman, a compilation of easy and interesting equal parts cocktails. For those who have already reached pro status, try tiki tome Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin and Rebecca Cate. Or, for those who decide to plan a trip to Italy together after a cozy and amorous evening, there’s Amaro by Brad Thomas Parsons.

Heart-Shaped Ice Tray, $20

Ice certainly isn’t the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift out there, but these adorable heart-shaped cubes are the perfect finishing touch for an aperitif before a fancy meal—or a spirited nightcap.

Cocktail Garden, $12

Fair warning: This Valentine’s Day gift requires a green thumb. Much better than a dozen red roses, this mini garden comes with supplies for growing mint, lemon balm, thyme, lavender, thai basil and blue borage. Plus, every time your lover snips off a piece of mint to make a Mojito, they’ll think of you.