Birchbox for women.
Gift cards at the checkout counter have made life a lot easier for procrastinators, but they're impersonal, especially for Valentine's Day gifts. Here are special gifts you can order online at the last minute, plus great do-it-yourself projects for that homemade touch.
Birchbox (http://www.birchbox.com) is a gift subscription service that offers hand-picked beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples. For Valentine's Day, Birchbox offers a special box filled with a mix of its best sellers and the latest beauty products. The gift box is $36 and Birchbox says the value is $76. Order by Monday, Feb. 11, and choose expedited shipping and it will arrive by Valentine's Day.
Good Karmal (http://www.goodkarmal.com) is the un-official favorite candy of the USA WEEKEND editorial staff -- it's creamy and delicious and the words of wisdom wrapped around every piece inspire us. For Valentine's Day, Good Karmal is offering special gift boxes from $10-$110. Order by noon Wednesday, Feb. 13, and select overnight shipping to treat your sweetie on Feb. 14.
Mantry (https://mantry.com) is a play on the words "man" and "pantry." Like Birchbox, it's a subscription service. Mantry offers small-batch, artisan gourmet products made in America. A one-time gift is $75 (you can also order a three-month membership for $225) and it comes in a handsome wooden crate that contains 6 to 8 full-size products chosen especially for guys who like to cook, along with a booklet that describes each product's origin, with stories and recipes. It's been a big hit with the guys we know, young and old. Order as late as Valentine's Day and get an e-card that teases the treats to come.
ProFlowers (www.proflowers.com) can guarantee delivery if you order by 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 13. Although red roses are the traditional gift, mixed bouquets and orchids are gaining in popularity according to the ProFlowers experts.
RedEnvelope (http://www.redenvelope.com) has gifts for everyone you love, starting as low as $19.95. To ensure Valentine's Day delivery, order by 11:59 p.m. PST Sunday, Feb. 10, for personalized items or by 10 p.m. ET Tuesday, Feb. 12, for non-personalized items.
See's Candies (http://www.sees.com) were once a treat just for Californians, but now they’re shipped everywhere. Valentine's Day assortments start at $5.90 for five strawberry truffles and go up to $77.15 for a 2-pound, heart-shaped box. Order by Monday, Feb. 11, to receive by Valentine's Day.
Shari's Berries (http://www.berries.com/) offers gourmet dipped strawberries and other sweets like handmade marshmallow pops and hand-dipped cherries. Prices start at $19.99. Order by 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 13, for Valentine's Day delivery.
Last but not least, the editors at Buzzfeed.com have gathered 41 do-it-yourself Valentine's Day gift projects from around the web. You can buy many of the ingredients at the grocery store and most would make for weekend fun with your children and grandchildren.