Inspired: Around-the-House Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Caroline Inge

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

Valentine's Day gift ideas inspiration board

With Valentine’s Day just a day away, it’s time you put some thought into what you’re going to give your sweetheart. Depending on who you’re shopping for, we don’t always think it’s necessary to make a huge gesture with a Valentine’s Day gift. But you can treat someone to a little present, even if you know it’s just something they need rather than something they want. For the homeowner or decorating-obsessed, a tool could be the perfect way to make their crafting or projects just a little bit easier.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite must-have items, from the do-it-all pocket knife to the all-purpose flashlight.


Whether you’ve just purchased your first house or you’re just now getting into renovation projects, a flashlight is one of those items that you never think to buy until you’re elbow-deep in a project and it’s too late. The Maglite LED Flashlight is a dependable light with a sleek design that’s used by everyone from your professional contractor to your scout leader.

A garden hose may not be the most glamorous gift you’ve ever given, but it is something that helps a house run smoothly. With spring around the corner, it’s sure to get a lot of action in the coming months.

Forum associate Chris Long swears by this utility knife, insisting that it’s the most useful one he owns!


For an avid gardener, we bet this tool would make weeding chores simpler. Forum associate George Zezelj insists that this pointing trowel really is a gardening tool!

If a grand romantic gesture is your Valentine’s Day style, a brand new grill is certainly going to get your sweetheart’s attention. Maybe they’ll remember what a great gift they received when they’re shopping next year!

If you have only one tool, Forum associate Eileen Claar says that the Milwaukee 11-in-1 Screwdriver is the one you want.


If you’re shopping for a crafter, a staple gun is a great tool that can help your valentine tackle all sorts of projects, from re-upholstering to small crafts.

A 14-in-1 Painter’s Tool is an item that everyone needs in their tool box, especially if they like to tackle painting projects.

Forum associate Travis Poore says a Leatherman Tool is one of the best gifts he’s ever received — it’s more like 10 gifts in one!

Inspired is an editorial curation of products from and our sister site, Home Decorators Collection – along with irresistible finds from around the web.