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  • Best hanging Valentine’s Day decorations
  • Best Valentine’s Day table decorations
  • Best romantic Valentine’s Day decorations
  • Best budget-friendly Valentine’s Day decorations
  • Best Valentine’s Day kitchen products
  • Best Valentine’s Day barware
  • Best outdoor Valentine’s Day decorations
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As we all pack away the holiday decorations and lug our Christmas trees to the curb, it’s time to pivot and focus our attention on the next big holiday coming down the pike. That’s right, folks, Valentine’s Day is mere weeks away. Sure, some might say it’s a Hallmark holiday, but we’re on board with any occasion that celebrates love in all its shapes and forms. And who doesn’t want to fill their space with hearts and every shade of pink?

Whether you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day dinner for your besties, setting up a romantic movie night with your partner or just adding a few nods to the holiday in your home, the Valentine’s Day decorations out there today go far beyond the teddy bears and chocolates of yore.

From hand-painted taper candles to ready-to-be-strewn rose petals to a heart-shaped cast-iron pan, we’ve found all the decorations that will round out your Valentine’s Day experience this year. The best part? They start at just $5.

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Best hanging Valentine’s Day decorations

This grapevine garland is proof that not all Valentine’s Day decorations are red, pink and sparkly. We love the natural vibe it exudes, as it’s sure to add an earthy element to your mantel, doorway or tablescape. Bonus points if you upgrade the 66-inch garland with some battery-powered fairy lights.

Utterly adorable, this heart-shaped wreath crafted from faux tulips is available in both pink and red hues. It arrives ready to hang via a crisp white bow and can be placed indoors or in a covered outdoor space.

Simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and bursting with Valentine’s hues, this cheerful print by Minted artist Theresa Bear is the perfect way to add a hefty dose of color to your space. Starting at just $34, the art can be purchased as a framed or unframed canvas, print or aluminum-mounted acrylic (the brand’s newest sleek format).

Simple and sweet, this rainbow-hued decor comes embedded with a wire loop that makes hanging a breeze. Handcrafted by artisans in Nepal, the wool felt hearts also include a cute twinkling bell.

While this canvas is certainly appropriate for Valentine’s Day, the subtly sweet artwork deserves a spot on your wall year-round. The gallery-wrapped 20-inch-by-20-inch canvas features light pink hearts painted atop a repeat newsprint font of the word “love.”

Best Valentine’s Day table decorations

From fashion to homewares, we love pretty much everything Kate Spade New York churns out, and that includes this bold pink-and-red table runner. Available in two lengths, the reversible runner features a loop pattern on one side and bold dots on the other and can be coordinated with matching cloth napkins and place mats.

Layering textures is a great way to create a multidimensional tablescape for your Valentine’s Day meal, and these delicate place mats from Klatso will get the job done. Handwoven from Iraca palm by artisans in Columbia, the place mats feature intricate hearts that will pop when placed below your plates.

Another way to add dimension to your table? Insert varying heights! These blooming flower-inspired, 8.5-inch-tall candle holders not only add some stature but they’re beautiful to look at as well. We love the delicate petal details and those Cupid-approved colors.

Every candle holder needs a taper to set inside of it, and this gorgeous set from Minted artist Ashley Myers is too pretty to pass up. Hand-painted with pink roses, the red paraffin wax candles are dripless, have a 10-hour burn time and are 10 inches tall.

Kitschy and cute, these stitched hearts are a great accessory to scatter down the center of your table or use as vase filler. Either way, they’re sure to boost your Valentine’s Day theme.

Dessert is served! Your Valentine’s cookies and cupcakes are sure to pop on this pretty two-tier stand from World Market. Made from stainless steel topped with a glossy enamel glaze, the stand mixes berry and pink hues with gold-finished details like that top handle, which makes for easy carrying.

Every good tablescape deserves an eye-catching centerpiece, and Afloral has always got us covered with its bevy of stunning faux florals. We love the quiet luxury of these lilac stems, which are awash in cream blooms with pretty hints of pink. To achieve a bountiful bouquet, the brand recommends purchasing 10 to 15 stems, all of which are wired and easy to bend into a natural shape.

Buying a Valentine’s Day-themed set of dinnerware might seem … extravagant? But considering how soothing Fable’s Blush Pink colorway is, we’re guessing you’ll be perfectly happy with using these year-round. And for the price, you get four dinner plates, salad plates, pasta bowls and breakfast bowls, which is a great deal. Mostly, though, we love that the stoneware pieces are hand-finished in Portugal, and as such, each one is organic and one of a kind. More to know: The brand has a slew of coordinating Blush Pink pieces, like mugs, serving platters, a carafe, vases and more.

Nothing makes a table pop more than a pretty garland running down the center, and this lighted option is among our favorites. The 6-foot garland is dotted with pink berries and pre-strung with battery-powered lights, which have a convenient six-hour timer.

Best romantic Valentine’s Day decorations

Whether you’re scattering these flower petals around your dining table, filling a vase or using them for a fireside proposal this Valentine’s Day, they’re sure to set the mood. The best part? That under-$10 price tag.

Nothing sets the mood quite like a fragrant candle, and this Valentine’s Day-themed option from Target will do the trick. Housed in a glass jar with a brass lid, the three-wick candle smells of red roses and has a 40-hour burn time, which means you can use it long after the holiday has passed.

We love when decor can also be romantic, and that’s just the case with this genius heart-shaped blanket that is designed specifically for you and your partner to play footsie. Available in red and gray hues, the blanket has a cozy knit exterior and a plush lining, not to mention a secret bottom pocket that’ll keep your feet warm.

A gift and decor all in one, this heart-shaped wooden frame will set the focus exactly where it’s supposed to be this Valentine’s Day: on love. It fits a 4-inch-by-4-inch photo, but it also comes in a slightly smaller version.

These are the fairy lights to buy this Valentine’s Day. Waterproof and battery-operated, the strand features 40 red heart-shaped LED lights and comes with a remote control and a built-in timer.

ChappyWrap blankets are well worth the investment because they’re ultra-warm and soft, never pill and wash like a dream. This heart-bedecked option is perfect for little ones, but it can be used as a lap blanket too. If you’re looking for a larger Valentine’s Day-themed option, check out the brand’s best-selling Harborview Herringbone Midi Blanket, which comes in deep maroon.

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Best budget-friendly Valentine’s Day decorations

Let’s have a little fun this Valentine’s Day, shall we? Nothing gets a party started quite like a neon light, and this battery-operated one has a sweet message — “I love you” — in sign language.

If you prefer subtle nods to Valentine’s Day rather than splashy, look no further than this adorable silicone ice tray that creates heart-shaped cubes emblazoned with the word “love.” Whether you pop them in a co*cktail or your kid’s juice, the cubes are sure to make the recipients feel — you guessed it! — the love.

Investing a bunch of Valentine’s Day-themed throw pillows could get pricey, which is exactly why we’re fans of this $10 lumbar option. Buy a few, scatter them among your sofas and chairs et voila! You’re ready for the big day!

Zhush up a lackluster mantel or wall this holiday with this 72-inch garland that conveys a universal message we can all get behind. Speckled with confetti, the decoration will add some fun to parties and intimate family celebrations alike.

Best Valentine’s Day kitchen products

Leave it to the beloved French cookware brand Le Creuset to deliver us this cast-iron skillet in the shape of a giant heart, which is sure to make an impression during your oven-to-table presentation. It comes in red, pink, lilac and white, and it can accommodate everything from frittatas to brownies.

It’s all about practicality here with this set of two spatulas and two heart-shaped cookie cutters. Durable and ready to use, the spatulas are made of silicone and beechwood, while the cookie cutters are made from stainless steel. Just note that the brand recommends hand-washing both.

An easy and affordable way to inject a dash of Valentine’s Day energy into your kitchen is via a set of towels. This two-pack from Target brand Threshold gets the job done for under 10 bucks with a checkered heart pattern and a sweet stripe.

Care for a Valentine’s Day pie, anyone? This heart-shaped pie dish from Emile Henry is so pretty, we’re guessing you’re going to want to keep using it year after year. The ruffled-edged dish is made from Bavarian clay, which evenly distributes heat, churning out desserts browned (not burned) to perfection.

Update your old, mismatched collection of measuring cups and spoons with this adorable heart-bedecked set from Williams Sonoma. Made from durable glazed earthenware, the hand-painted sets can be purchased separately or together.

Put a heartfelt spin on Valentine’s Day breakfast — perhaps it will be served in bed! — with these silicone pancake and egg molds. Nonstick and complete with tabs for easy lifting, the molds are super easy to use and clean (they’re dishwasher-safe).

A cult-favorite kitchen product, the Silpat baking mat is beloved by bakers and chefs alike for releasing food every time, eliminating the need for parchment paper or tin foil. Use it while whipping up your fancy dinner on Valentine’s Day: The mat can host everything from veggies to cookies. This Valentine’s Day version features a special heart pattern exclusive to Sur La Table.

Let’s refresh your mixing bowls and get some Valentine’s Day vibes, shall we? This melamine set from Williams Sonoma is great for two reasons. First, the bowls are lightweight and durable, and second, there’s a rubber nonslip ring on the base of each bowl, ensuring they stay put.

Best Valentine’s Day barware

Bottoms up! Perfect for everyday use around Valentine’s Day (especially a Galentine’s brunch), these cups are made of thick soda lime glass and embedded with sweet red and pink hearts.

This wine cap is perfect for sealing up that unfinished bottle after you’ve already tossed the cork. Made of reusable silicone, the cap is liquid-tight, allowing you to lay the bottle on its side with zero leakage. Given its malleable material, the CapaBunga can fit pretty much every bottle type — from 750 milliliters to magnums —but shouldn’t be used on bubbly wines.

If beads and sequins make your heart skip a beat, these are just the coasters for your space. Yes, they’re a splurge, but when you’re buying a Joanna Buchanan product you’re investing in a showstopper! Consider pairing the coasters with the brand’s set of six co*cktail stirrers, which will jazz up a Galentine’s soiree, an engagement party or just a romantic dinner for two.

Oozing with charm, this pink heart-stemmed coupe is the glass to serve when your next bottle of bubbly is popped — and will also be an eye-catching detail on your bar cart forevermore. The handblown glass cup may be small, but it certainly packs a punch in the design department. Equally cute is this heart-shaped coupe, which comes in purple and pink.

Every good host or hostess knows the importance of an ice bucket, and we love this pink indoor/outdoor option from Mark & Graham. Made of translucent acrylic, the bucket can accommodate a bottle of rosé (or two) and coordinates with matching outdoor stemless wine glasses, all of which can be personalized with a logo or monogram.

Best outdoor Valentine’s Day decorations

Stoop decor never looked so festive! This charming welcome sign stands 3.5 feet tall and can be leaned against your house or hung up with the included rope.

Seasonal welcome mats are our jam, and this Checkered Hearts option from Target will have your guests feeling the love before they’ve even entered your home. Affordable and durable to boot, it is constructed of 100% coir. The mat also comes in a version that simply reads, “love.”

Living decor is an idea we can certainly get behind, and that’s exactly what this stunning tree is. Just one of the hundreds of flowering options from online nursery Fast Growing Trees, the Pink Knock Out has a mature height of 4 feet and width of 3 feet, blooms from spring through late fall and is backed by a 30-day “alive and thrive” guarantee. Plus, it ships for free, and you don’t have to pack it away when the holiday is over.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed price at the time of publication.

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Best hanging Valentine’s Day decorations:

  • Terrain Grapevine Hearts Garland: This grapevine garland adds a natural vibe to your mantel, doorway, or tablescape. It can be upgraded with battery-powered fairy lights for an extra touch [[1]].
  • Grandin Road Tulip Heart Wreath: This heart-shaped wreath made from faux tulips is available in pink and red hues. It can be hung indoors or in a covered outdoor space [[2]].
  • Minted Fertile Blooms Art by Theresa Bear: This cheerful print by Minted artist Theresa Bear adds a burst of color to your space. It can be purchased as a framed or unframed canvas, print, or aluminum-mounted acrylic [[3]].
  • World Market Multicolor Wool Heart Hanging Decor: These rainbow-hued wool felt hearts come with a wire loop for easy hanging. They are handcrafted by artisans in Nepal and include a cute twinkling bell [[4]].
  • Grandin Road Newsprint Hearts Canvas: This canvas features light pink hearts painted atop a repeat newsprint font of the word "love." It can be displayed year-round [[5]].

Best Valentine’s Day table decorations:

  • Kate Spade New York Reversible Table Runner: This bold pink-and-red reversible table runner features a loop pattern on one side and bold dots on the other. It can be coordinated with matching cloth napkins and place mats [[6]].
  • Klatso Handwoven Heart Place Mat: These delicate place mats are handwoven from Iraca palm by artisans in Columbia. They feature intricate hearts that add a pop of color to your table setting [[7]].
  • Vaisselle Taper Candle Holder: These blooming flower-inspired candle holders add dimension to your table. They are 8.5 inches tall and come in Cupid-approved colors [[8]].
  • Minted Floral Hand-Painted Taper Candle Set by Ashley Myers: This set of hand-painted pink rose taper candles is dripless and has a 10-hour burn time. They are 10 inches tall and fit perfectly in candle holders [[9]].
  • Sur La Table Valentine’s Day Heart Scatter: These stitched hearts can be scattered down the center of your table or used as vase filler to enhance your Valentine's Day theme [[10]].
  • World Market 2-Tier Serving Stand: This two-tier serving stand is perfect for displaying Valentine's Day cookies and cupcakes. It is made from stainless steel with berry and pink hues [[11]].
  • Afloral Pink Cream Artificial Lilac Flower Stem: These eye-catching lilac flower stems add a touch of luxury to your table centerpiece. They are wired and easy to bend into a natural shape [[12]].
  • Fable Base Dinnerware Set: This blush pink dinnerware set includes four dinner plates, salad plates, pasta bowls, and breakfast bowls. The stoneware pieces are hand-finished in Portugal and can be used year-round [[13]].
  • Lights.com Cherry Blossom Garland With 100 LEDs: This 6-foot garland with pink berries and battery-powered lights adds a pop of color to your table. It has a convenient six-hour timer [[14]].

Best romantic Valentine’s Day decorations:

  • Royal Imports Red Silk Flower Artificial Rose Petals: These red silk flower petals set the mood for a romantic atmosphere. They can be scattered around your dining table or used for various decorative purposes [[15]].
  • Threshold 3-Wick Candle XOXO Red Roses: This fragrant three-wick candle in a glass jar smells of red roses and has a 40-hour burn time. It adds a romantic touch to any space [[16]].
  • Uncommon Goods Snuggle Up Footsie Blanket: This heart-shaped blanket is designed for you and your partner to play footsie. It has a cozy knit exterior, a plush lining, and a secret bottom pocket to keep your feet warm [[17]].
  • Bluebell Art & Wood Designs Classic Red Heart-Shaped Photo Frame: This heart-shaped wooden frame is a gift and decor in one. It fits a 4-inch-by-4-inch photo and adds a romantic touch to any space [[18]].
  • Bohon 10-Foot Red Heart Shaped String Lights: These battery-operated fairy lights feature 40 red heart-shaped LED lights. They are perfect for creating a romantic ambiance [[19]].
  • ChappyWrap All My Heart Mini Blanket: This heart-bedecked blanket is ultra-warm and soft. It can be used as a lap blanket or for little ones. ChappyWrap offers larger Valentine's Day-themed options as well [[20]].

Best budget-friendly Valentine’s Day decorations:

  • Spritz Valentine Lit Neon Sign 'I Love You' ASL: This battery-operated neon light features the message "I love you" in sign language. It adds a fun touch to your Valentine's Day celebrations [[21]].
  • World Market Silicone Love Heart Ice Tray: This silicone ice tray creates heart-shaped ice cubes with the word "love" imprinted on them. It's a subtle nod to Valentine's Day [[22]].
  • Room Essentials Valentine’s Day Knit Checkered Hearts Lumbar Throw Pillow: This affordable lumbar throw pillow with a checkered heart pattern adds a dash of Valentine's Day energy to your space [[23]].
  • Spritz Valentine’s Felt Garland Better Together: This 72-inch garland conveys a universal message of togetherness. It adds fun to parties and family celebrations [[24]].

Best Valentine’s Day kitchen products:

  • Le Creuset Heart Skillet: This cast-iron skillet in the shape of a giant heart is perfect for oven-to-table presentations. It comes in various colors and can accommodate a range of dishes [[25]].
  • World Market 2-Piece Red and White Heart Spatula and Cookie Cutter: This practical set includes two spatulas and two heart-shaped cookie cutters. They are made of durable materials and are ready to use [[26]].
  • Threshold Valentine's Day Checkerboard Heart Kitchen Towels, Set of 2: This set of kitchen towels features a checkered heart pattern and a sweet stripe. It adds a festive touch to your kitchen [[27]].
  • Emile Henry French Ceramic Ruffle Heart Pie Dish: This heart-shaped pie dish is made from Bavarian clay, which evenly distributes heat. It's perfect for baking Valentine's Day pies [[28]].
  • Williams Sonoma Heart Measuring Cups and Spoons: This adorable heart-bedecked set of measuring cups and spoons is made from durable glazed earthenware. It adds a touch of charm to your kitchen [[29]].
  • Sur La Table XO Egg & Pancake Molds, Set of 2: These silicone pancake and egg molds add a heartfelt spin to Valentine's Day breakfast. They are nonstick and dishwasher-safe [[30]].
  • Silpat Heart Half-Sheet Baking Mat: This heart-patterned baking mat is a favorite among bakers. It eliminates the need for parchment paper or tin foil and can be used for various recipes [[31]].
  • Williams Sonoma Melamine Mixing Bowls With Spout, Set of 3: This melamine set of mixing bowls is lightweight, durable, and features a nonslip ring on the base of each bowl. It adds a touch of Valentine's Day vibes to your kitchen [[32]].

Best Valentine’s Day barware:

  • Pottery Barn Heart-Embedded Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4: These thick soda lime glass cups are embedded with sweet red and pink hearts. They are perfect for everyday use around Valentine's Day [[33]].
  • CapaBunga Heart Wine Cap: This reusable silicone wine cap seals up unfinished bottles, preventing leakage. It fits various bottle types and is liquid-tight [[34]].
  • Joanna Buchanan Heart Coasters: These coasters feature beads and sequins, adding a touch of glamour to your space. They can be paired with matching co*cktail stirrers for a complete look [[35]].
  • Anthropologie Corazón Coupe Glass: This pink heart-stemmed coupe glass is perfect for serving bubbly. It adds a charming detail to your bar cart [[36]].
  • Mark & Graham Outdoor Ice Bucket: This pink indoor/outdoor ice bucket is made of translucent acrylic and can accommodate a bottle of wine. It coordinates with matching stemless wine glasses [[37]].

Best outdoor Valentine’s Day decorations:

  • Glitzhome Valentine’s Day Wooden Porch Sign: This charming welcome sign stands 3.5 feet tall and can be leaned against your house or hung up. It adds a festive touch to your outdoor space [[38]].
  • Threshold Checkered Hearts Coir Doormat: This coir doormat with a checkered hearts pattern welcomes guests with Valentine's Day energy. It is affordable and durable [[39]].
  • Fast Growing Trees Pink Knock Out Rose Tree: This living decor option is a stunning tree that blooms from spring through late fall. It can be enjoyed year-round and ships for free [[40]].

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