5 Excellent Deals That Make Terrible Valentine's Day Gifts


In the realm of gift-giving advice, a common theme seems to be not to gift anything related to chores. Sure, some people would love a new Dyson vacuum, but if your giftee is looking for something romantic for Valentine's Day, these are not the gifts you're looking for. But that doesn't mean you need to skip them entirely! They're still awesome savings, so check out our roundup of the week's best home deals to score practical tools, a new Fitbit, and more.

Dyson DC59 Slim Cordless Stick Vacuum
Store: Walmart
Price: $175 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $74
Expiration: February 17

Dyson vacuums are known for their quality, and this slim cordless stick vacuum can definitely make chore time easier. However, that doesn't mean you need to put a big red bow on it and gift it to your sweetheart for Valentine's Day... unless they've specifically asked for one. If that's the case, then go for it! It features a V6 motor, motorized cleaner head, and handheld mode.

Apollo Tools 39-Piece Tool Set
Store: Walmart
Price: $17.69
Shipping: In-store pickup, or $5.99 s&h
Lowest By: $2

This 39-piece tool set in Pink might seem like an excellent idea for the No. 1 lady in your life, but odds are she doesn't want to open this up during a romantic dinner on February 14. Even if you feel like your "honey-do" list is growing too long, gifting your partner tools could make her think you don't want to help out. Give her this kit another day, and then start a project together. It includes a variety of heat-treated and chrome-plated hand tools, including a tape measure, hammer, pliers, and four screwdrivers.

Of note, Amazon charges the same with free shipping via Prime.

Don't care about the color? It's available in Gray/Red for $16.19 at Amazon with free shipping via Prime.

Fitbit Flex 2 Activity Tracker Wristband
Store: Micro Center
Price: $39.99
Shipping: In-store pickup
Lowest By: $20

Unless your giftee is a fitness fanatic, this Editors' Choice pick is probably not a wise gift. The Fitbit Flex 2 in Magenta certainly has the color to summon Valentine's Day feelings, but the fact that it's a fitness tracker might suggest you think your giftee needs to drop some weight. Still, it's at the lowest price we've seen for a new unit. It includes two wristbands (large and small) and tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes.

Fifty Shades of Bacon Paperback Cookbook
Store: Amazon
Price: $11.68 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $1
Expiration: February 27

Valentine's Day is meant to conjure romance, and Ben Myhre and Jenna Johnson's Fifty Shades of Bacon might sound like it has some fun undertones. However, that doesn't change the fact that this is still a cookbook, with 50 recipes ranging from basic bacon bits to bacon ice cream. So, unless your Fifty Shades-loving significant other is also really (really) into bacon, we wouldn't recommend this for your sweetheart's gift. Well, unless you pair it with a bouquet of bacon roses.

Della Mini Portable Twin Tub Washing Machine
Store: eBay
Price: $89.97 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Expiration: February 25

Okay, so this mini portable twin tub washing machine with spin dryer is kind of neat, and camping fans can definitely appreciate it. But it's still an appliance — and a portable one at that — which can send the wrong message. ("I know we're supposed to be relaxing right now on this camping trip, but can you wash my clothes, honey?") No matter how much you think your valentine will appreciate it, hold off on gifting this appliance for another day. It features an 11-lb. wash capacity and 3.3-lb. spin capacity.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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