The ultimate Gen Z Valentine’s day gift guide

Artsy mend-patches, penis-shaped lippies, cocktail kits and intimate card games. Dig in...

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Artsy mend-patches, penis-shaped lippies, cocktail kits and intimate card games. Dig in...

By Darshita Goyal07 Feb 2024
1 mins read time
1 mins read time

First things first: you don’t have to be in love to get and give gifts on Valentine’s Day. Presents don’t discriminate. Galentine’s, Palentine’s, a made-up-by-the-card-companies-day, call it what you will. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, welcome to woo’s ultimate Gen Z gift guide. It’s unhinged, unconventional, cute (but also cringe), gender neutral, status-neutral and a fun mix of high-key and cozzie livs-proof prezzies.

There’s no single’s tax here but there’s also no bouquet of 200 roses, prosecco truffles or heart-shaped everything. Instead of teddy bears, we have Jellycats. Instead of luxury fragrances, there’s Jacob Elordi’s bathwater candle (perhaps a luxury in itself?) But you get the drift – whatever your love language is, it feels better here. Enough talk, more clicking: happy add-to-the-cart day x

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patch it up for love

If someone fixes your ratty clothes with glam, artsy patches, they’re a keeper. Bristol-based small biz Rebel Patch sells dreamy, ethereal-looking cotton appliqués that can be sewn onto the tattered bits of your denims, or that v spenny suit that unfortunately ripped at the waist. For those who’re less familiar with a needle and thread, the brand also offers quick iron-on patches. Buy for £6 onward.

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one for the coquette girlies <3

If you already have ribbon in your hair, on your bag, and laced into your shoes, we found a new way to keep the coquette mood alive. Printed Weird sells wobbly mini mirrors with chequered bows on them. There’s even one with a disco ball. Bows on everything, forever! Buy for £15 onward.

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cheeky Chet Lo collab for the in-the-know couple

If you’re cool and into fashion, you want to cop pieces by Chet Lo of spiny knits fame. Especially for v day, the designer created a limited edition T-shirt with Tinder which just screams softboi. The white tee reads “don’t be sad. ur so hot.” 20 per cent of the sales go to akt, a charity providing safe homes for young queer people. Buy for £65.

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for self-love & self-pleasure

Hanx, best known for making condoms look ~aesthetic~, released their first suction vibrator in 2023, and it promises to make your orgasms deeper, intense and well, more feel-good. For the mermaids out there, this clit toy can be submerged in up to 1 metre of water for half an hour. So get feisty x Buy for £60.

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for fans of tall, handsome and hot

…and well, people who love Saltburn for all its weird, creepy bits. Straight from the Golden Globes red carpet and Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, this candle with notes of vanilla and tobacco apparently smells like Jacob Elordi’s bathwater… Buy for £18.

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for the culture vulture

Art lover? Culture connoisseur? Can’t be bought with pomp and show? Try the National Art Pass, the annual subscription lets you access hundreds of galleries and museums for free and adds a 50 per cent discount on exhibitions like this. What could be more romantic than that? Buy for £36.

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let's play guilty pleasures

For a generation that loves to gamify experiences, why not spend v day playing an intimate, wholesome and sexy card game? Our Guilty Pleasures is a 120 piece deck with connection cards designed for varying “spice levels”, and promises to make date night a journey of discovery. Buy for £34.99.

Image in gallery
it’s cute and it has hearts

If you express affection with jewellery and hearts, then no shade at all. Here’s a very chic way of wearing your love. Astrid & Miyu’s signet ring (and matching stud earrings!) can make even a jaded unromantic stop and stare. Buy for £75.

Image in gallery
everything’s better as a Jellycat

For fairytale fans, there’s Fabian Frog Prince, for the pastry lover there’s a pain au chocolat and for Friends obsessives there’s a lobster! They come with cute name tags, are huggable, lovable and oh-so-soft to touch. It’s the kind of cringe you want in your life <3 Buy from £17 onward.

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nudge-nudge: in your mouth

This is a penis shaped red lipstick. That’s it, that’s the sell. Buy for £80.

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cards that free the river

Washed Up Cards are literally that; each card features a tiny bit of plastic swept up from the Thames. Imagine a card with a candy wrapper that reminds your partner they’re a sweetie or a tiny piece of plastic cut up as a dog’s bowtie: adorbs while also cleaning up the river. Buy for £4.99.

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everyone wants to date a chef

If there was ever a time to be a hot chef, it’s now. Take inspo from Jeremy Allen White’s character in The Bear, thrown on your best white tee and get in the kitchen. You don’t have to start from scratch – try this box of Thai sauces and curries from Payst. They’ll make you and the food look great. Buy for £22.50.

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romantic date night?

Can’t lie, candlelit dinners in posh restaurants hit different when you can afford them. Days like Valentine’s are a good reason for a little splurge, so make that reservation. Remember: a table for one is just as good as a table for two. For inspo, check out OpenTable’s ranking of the most romantic restaurants in the UK.

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the only cuddle bud you need

Who needs a partner when you can have a Ploov? Crafted by Dutch lifestyle brand Stoov, these heated pillows keep you warm, cuddled up and help save on gas bills. They can be used for up to 9 hours cordless, too. Buy for £80.

Image in gallery
if you’re in your hosting era

Sure, sex is good – but what about a pale pink scalloped tray with matching placemats and squiggly salt and pepper grinders that look prettier than your date? The internet gen loves nothing more than an Instagrammable dinner party, so go live the fantasy. Buy from £58 onward.

Image in gallery
experiences >> gifts

Are you in your “everything is an experience” era but don’t quite have the budget? How about an at-home breakfast date where you make pancakes together? No, not just basic round ones but bright red ones with a cute heart shaped cutter. Stack them up, maybe add a ribbon for extra coquette-inspired romance. Buy for £6.99.

Image in gallery
get the drinks out

Imagine a wine and whine night with the gang, or a post-dinner date activity. Yum. Brixton Wine Club’s at-home tasting kits come with 3 cans of wine, a little book for your tasting notes, a bar of Tony’s chocolate and a bag of olives. How cute is the packaging? Buy from £19 onward.

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pocket negroni, anyone?

If cocktails are more your thing, try this gift collection from Whitebox including a super cute Pocket Negroni, Prêt à Boire Boulevardier, Classic Cosmo, Freezer Martini, Chipper's Old Fashioned and Squeezy's Margarita. Again, extra points for packaging. Buy for £34.

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cuddle a goldie

If you already gifted your partner cognitive behavioural therapy last year, how about trying pup therapy this time? Pet golden retrievers, run around with them, take cute pics, and even wear merch with their faces on it. It really will be a happy valentine’s. Book for £70.

Image in gallery
suspenders are age-agnostic

This one is for the girlie who just gets the eclectic grandpa trend. If she already has oversized cardis and chequered shirts, surprise her with these quirky, colourful braces. Style it pretty, style it naughty, do your thing! Buy for £95.

Image in gallery
Water, whiskey, whatever

A whiskey dropper that’s shaped like a little droplet – how chic is that? This Scottish small biz created the whiskey water jug for all the guzzlers who take their glass very seriously. If you want a drop of water, a drop is all you’re getting, no slippery hands at play here. Buy for £28.

Image in gallery
a toothy hint for the situationship

Looking to take things up a notch with the person you’re dating? How about buying them this sonic toothbrush by low-impact brand Suri that they can leave at yours? It comes in a stunning pistachio shade and is the quiet luxury you want to invest in. Good for you, your relationship and the planet. Buy for £75.

Image in gallery
treats with quotes

Baked by Steph is personalising heart-shaped cookies with the name you like plus affirmations like “ur cute” and “I got u”. Sweet bites for your bestie with little notes on them sound like the ultimate pick-me-up. Buy for £27.

Image in gallery
for the book club member

Fans of BookTok or, y’know, just people who read, here’s one for you. Glocusent has a variety of reading lights but this neck light with a timer feature for early nights makes bedtime more comfortable and cosy. All you have to do is turn the page. Buy for £19.

Image in gallery
chocolate velvetier for cozy szn

Velvetier is fancy-speak for a hot chocolate machine. Do we have your attention now? Good – this one by Hotel Chocolat transforms your flaky chocolate powder and milk into warm, gooey hot choc at the click of a button. What’s love without indulgence? Buy for £100.

1 / 25
Image in gallery
patch it up for love

If someone fixes your ratty clothes with glam, artsy patches, they’re a keeper. Bristol-based small biz Rebel Patch sells dreamy, ethereal-looking cotton appliqués that can be sewn onto the tattered bits of your denims, or that v spenny suit that unfortunately ripped at the waist. For those who’re less familiar with a needle and thread, the brand also offers quick iron-on patches. Buy for £6 onward.

2 / 25
Image in gallery
one for the coquette girlies <3

If you already have ribbon in your hair, on your bag, and laced into your shoes, we found a new way to keep the coquette mood alive. Printed Weird sells wobbly mini mirrors with chequered bows on them. There’s even one with a disco ball. Bows on everything, forever! Buy for £15 onward.

3 / 25
Image in gallery
cheeky Chet Lo collab for the in-the-know couple

If you’re cool and into fashion, you want to cop pieces by Chet Lo of spiny knits fame. Especially for v day, the designer created a limited edition T-shirt with Tinder which just screams softboi. The white tee reads “don’t be sad. ur so hot.” 20 per cent of the sales go to akt, a charity providing safe homes for young queer people. Buy for £65.

4 / 25
Image in gallery
for self-love & self-pleasure

Hanx, best known for making condoms look ~aesthetic~, released their first suction vibrator in 2023, and it promises to make your orgasms deeper, intense and well, more feel-good. For the mermaids out there, this clit toy can be submerged in up to 1 metre of water for half an hour. So get feisty x Buy for £60.

5 / 25
Image in gallery
for fans of tall, handsome and hot

…and well, people who love Saltburn for all its weird, creepy bits. Straight from the Golden Globes red carpet and Jimmy Fallon’s late night show, this candle with notes of vanilla and tobacco apparently smells like Jacob Elordi’s bathwater… Buy for £18.

6 / 25
Image in gallery
for the culture vulture

Art lover? Culture connoisseur? Can’t be bought with pomp and show? Try the National Art Pass, the annual subscription lets you access hundreds of galleries and museums for free and adds a 50 per cent discount on exhibitions like this. What could be more romantic than that? Buy for £36.

7 / 25
Image in gallery
let's play guilty pleasures

For a generation that loves to gamify experiences, why not spend v day playing an intimate, wholesome and sexy card game? Our Guilty Pleasures is a 120 piece deck with connection cards designed for varying “spice levels”, and promises to make date night a journey of discovery. Buy for £34.99.

8 / 25
Image in gallery
it’s cute and it has hearts

If you express affection with jewellery and hearts, then no shade at all. Here’s a very chic way of wearing your love. Astrid & Miyu’s signet ring (and matching stud earrings!) can make even a jaded unromantic stop and stare. Buy for £75.

9 / 25
Image in gallery
everything’s better as a Jellycat

For fairytale fans, there’s Fabian Frog Prince, for the pastry lover there’s a pain au chocolat and for Friends obsessives there’s a lobster! They come with cute name tags, are huggable, lovable and oh-so-soft to touch. It’s the kind of cringe you want in your life <3 Buy from £17 onward.

10 / 25
Image in gallery
nudge-nudge: in your mouth

This is a penis shaped red lipstick. That’s it, that’s the sell. Buy for £80.

11 / 25
Image in gallery
cards that free the river

Washed Up Cards are literally that; each card features a tiny bit of plastic swept up from the Thames. Imagine a card with a candy wrapper that reminds your partner they’re a sweetie or a tiny piece of plastic cut up as a dog’s bowtie: adorbs while also cleaning up the river. Buy for £4.99.

12 / 25
Image in gallery
everyone wants to date a chef

If there was ever a time to be a hot chef, it’s now. Take inspo from Jeremy Allen White’s character in The Bear, thrown on your best white tee and get in the kitchen. You don’t have to start from scratch – try this box of Thai sauces and curries from Payst. They’ll make you and the food look great. Buy for £22.50.

13 / 25
Image in gallery
romantic date night?

Can’t lie, candlelit dinners in posh restaurants hit different when you can afford them. Days like Valentine’s are a good reason for a little splurge, so make that reservation. Remember: a table for one is just as good as a table for two. For inspo, check out OpenTable’s ranking of the most romantic restaurants in the UK.

14 / 25
Image in gallery
the only cuddle bud you need

Who needs a partner when you can have a Ploov? Crafted by Dutch lifestyle brand Stoov, these heated pillows keep you warm, cuddled up and help save on gas bills. They can be used for up to 9 hours cordless, too. Buy for £80.

15 / 25
Image in gallery
if you’re in your hosting era

Sure, sex is good – but what about a pale pink scalloped tray with matching placemats and squiggly salt and pepper grinders that look prettier than your date? The internet gen loves nothing more than an Instagrammable dinner party, so go live the fantasy. Buy from £58 onward.

16 / 25
Image in gallery
experiences >> gifts

Are you in your “everything is an experience” era but don’t quite have the budget? How about an at-home breakfast date where you make pancakes together? No, not just basic round ones but bright red ones with a cute heart shaped cutter. Stack them up, maybe add a ribbon for extra coquette-inspired romance. Buy for £6.99.

17 / 25
Image in gallery
get the drinks out

Imagine a wine and whine night with the gang, or a post-dinner date activity. Yum. Brixton Wine Club’s at-home tasting kits come with 3 cans of wine, a little book for your tasting notes, a bar of Tony’s chocolate and a bag of olives. How cute is the packaging? Buy from £19 onward.

18 / 25
Image in gallery
pocket negroni, anyone?

If cocktails are more your thing, try this gift collection from Whitebox including a super cute Pocket Negroni, Prêt à Boire Boulevardier, Classic Cosmo, Freezer Martini, Chipper's Old Fashioned and Squeezy's Margarita. Again, extra points for packaging. Buy for £34.

19 / 25
Image in gallery
cuddle a goldie

If you already gifted your partner cognitive behavioural therapy last year, how about trying pup therapy this time? Pet golden retrievers, run around with them, take cute pics, and even wear merch with their faces on it. It really will be a happy valentine’s. Book for £70.

20 / 25
Image in gallery
suspenders are age-agnostic

This one is for the girlie who just gets the eclectic grandpa trend. If she already has oversized cardis and chequered shirts, surprise her with these quirky, colourful braces. Style it pretty, style it naughty, do your thing! Buy for £95.

21 / 25
Image in gallery
Water, whiskey, whatever

A whiskey dropper that’s shaped like a little droplet – how chic is that? This Scottish small biz created the whiskey water jug for all the guzzlers who take their glass very seriously. If you want a drop of water, a drop is all you’re getting, no slippery hands at play here. Buy for £28.

22 / 25
Image in gallery
a toothy hint for the situationship

Looking to take things up a notch with the person you’re dating? How about buying them this sonic toothbrush by low-impact brand Suri that they can leave at yours? It comes in a stunning pistachio shade and is the quiet luxury you want to invest in. Good for you, your relationship and the planet. Buy for £75.

23 / 25
Image in gallery
treats with quotes

Baked by Steph is personalising heart-shaped cookies with the name you like plus affirmations like “ur cute” and “I got u”. Sweet bites for your bestie with little notes on them sound like the ultimate pick-me-up. Buy for £27.

24 / 25
Image in gallery
for the book club member

Fans of BookTok or, y’know, just people who read, here’s one for you. Glocusent has a variety of reading lights but this neck light with a timer feature for early nights makes bedtime more comfortable and cosy. All you have to do is turn the page. Buy for £19.

25 / 25
Image in gallery
chocolate velvetier for cozy szn

Velvetier is fancy-speak for a hot chocolate machine. Do we have your attention now? Good – this one by Hotel Chocolat transforms your flaky chocolate powder and milk into warm, gooey hot choc at the click of a button. What’s love without indulgence? Buy for £100.