Meow Circulation: 193,091,074 Issue: 680 | 13th day of Awakening, Y17
Home | Archives Articles | Editorial | Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series

Unique Valentine's Gifts for Everyone on Your List

by softlyspokenwords


It's that time of year again. The Month of Awakening is here, and you need to buy some Valentine's Day gifts! It can be tough to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, especially if you've got friends from all over Neopia. Whether you're on a small budget, big budget, or prefer to give Neocash items, this list has got you covered from customization addicts, to chocolate lovers, to that friend who has everything. Most of these gifts can be bought at the last minute too, so no worries if you left your shopping a little late this year.

The Customization Expert

Do you have a friend who loves customizing their pets? The kind of person who has a new customization every week? Well, it only makes sense that you buy them some wearables to dress up their pets for this special day! The obvious choice are Valentines Earrings. These are right on trend for this time of year, with just enough flash to add great detail to a customization.

Too simple? The Lace Flower Dress also is an excellent option. Flowers keep it in the Valentine's theme, but it's unique enough that you don't have to worry about them getting doubles from others.

"But softlyspokenwords," I can hear you saying with a sigh. "My friend already has so many wearables. How can I make sure they don't already have what I want to buy?" Great question, random reader! If you want to buy something they probably don't have already, try a Valentine Fyora. This cute little faerie is a bit pricey, but it's not super common so there's a better chance your giftee won't have it.

The Avatar-Hunter

Those who love avatar-hunting never take holidays. If you know someone who's trying to build up their avatar count, there are few fitting gifts for Valentine's Day.

It's the best day of the year to give hugs, but unfortunately, these are kind of hard to put in a box. It's much easier to give a Huggy. This little petpet gives an avatar after it's attached to your pet for enough days, so think of it as the gift that keeps on giving!

A Pink Paintbrush is also a fitting gift. Pink for Valentine's Day is perfect, and if they use it on one of their pets, they can get an avatar. They will be eternally grateful that they can stop searching for pet lends (at least, for a little while).

A little less helpful (but a little more funny) is an I Love Kadoatie T-Shirt. There's not much you can do to help them with the *Mew* avatar, so this just serves as a subtle reminder of the Kads they have to feed to get it. If they already have this avatar, this gift will remind them of all the fun they had on their journey getting it. Either way, this gift is a great way to remind avatar hunters how much they love Kads!

The Friend with a Sweet Tooth

Now, onto a category I think I related to the most - the person with a sweet tooth. What in Neopia do you buy for Valentine's Day for someone who loves sweets, candy, chocolate, cookies... Oh, wait. It's Valentine's Day. You buy them ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

Now, there are so many delicious chocolate items in Neopia (believe me, I know) so it can be hard to narrow it down to the best items. After much searching (and sampling) I've settled on a few. Of course, Dark Chocolate Hearts are a no-fail option. A Candy Heart Necklace is also very seasonal for this day, and fun to eat, too! Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a bit more unique for Valentine's Day, but will still satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. You really can't go wrong finding a gift for someone who loves sweets on this day!

The NC Addict

Everyone knows someone who spends all their time in the NC Mall, buying everything possible whether they plan to use it or not. Their NC albums are pages and pages long, so why not help them expand this list?

Plush Heart Wings or a Blooming Hearts Plant are great options. They're both available in the mall, so you don't have to spend any time on the NC boards, where your friend would inevitably see you seeking these items (since they probably spend all their time there), and therefore ruining your awesome and generous surprise.

Of course, any of the items from the Valentines grams are a great choice as well. The Vintage Valentine Sweetheart Gram has some beautiful items that any NC collector would love to have.

The Professor

Many people want their pets to be the smartest in Neopia. Gift shopping for these people is easy - just buy them books - but of course, we want to stay true to our Valentine's theme.

Love and Caring, The Book of Love, and The Best of Love are all great books that will show your friend how much you care. Plus, they can read them to their pets and raise their intelligence. The only downside is that you'll have to hear them talking about how much smarter their pets are than yours. Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

If their pet has already read all the books in Neopia, just send a Sparkle Potion their way. This can raise their pet's already-high intelligence by a few points. It's pink, it's sparkly - it's perfect for Valentine's Day.

The Diva

Like a Draphly attracted to a light, there are some people who are drawn to shiny, expensive-looking things. Their pets are sparkly, their favourite avatars are flashy, their Neohomes are luxurious. After you hang out with them, maybe you're finding sparkles stuck in your hair and clothes for days afterwards.

Valentine's Day is a great day to give gifts to glamourous friends like these. Glittering Faerie Dusting Powder is a great choice. This luxurious powder will make any pet feel like a star! If they're more traditional, a Valentines Day Ring or the Isca Valentine Locket Charm are great choices. These are beautiful items sure to satisfy someone with expensive taste while not necessarily breaking the bank.

The Friend who has Everything

Time to talk about THAT friend. The friend who has everything. It seems impossible to buy for people like this. I know how you feel. You don't think you can get them anything they want, because everything on their wish list is like, 50 million Neopoints. And you can't get them anything they can use, because their gallery is complete and their pet is already super smart, has eaten all the gourmet foods and is level 500. Yeah, this is a tough one.

Maybe you can't get them anything useful, but you can still show your love with A Heartfelt Valentines Day Card, some Pretty Heart Balloons, and a Bottle of Love. These little things will make your friend feel all warm and fuzzy inside (the good kind, not like having Fuzzy Fungus) and remind them that Neopoints don't buy love! Although they do buy Stealthy Draik Morphing Potions, which is pretty close.

The Battledomer

Having a Battledomer as a friend can be tough sometimes. They're always going on about their Super Attack Peas, Wands of the Dark Faerie, Sword of Skardsens, and other big-ticket items while focusing all their efforts and Neopoints on training up their pet. And doing nothing else.

But have no fear! Buying them a gift isn't as hard as you may think. You can get them something to battle with! I guess you'd need lots of Neopoints for that, though. Uh, well, you could always try a wearable ... No, that wouldn't work... Um... What about a... Hmmm...

You know what? Try a Cui codestone. They're red. Red is a Valentine's colour. At least you know a Battledomer will use it!

The Person You Forgot

It's almost guaranteed that on February 15th, you'll realize you forgot to give someone a gift. Oops. Well, it's no big deal - just send an Apologetic Bouquet of Flowers, Card of Apology, or a Valentines Heart Shaped Chocolate Box. These are great Day-After-Valentine's presents, and I'm sure your friend will forgive your brief oversight eventually, right?

So now, you should have unique some gift ideas for everyone on your list. If you're still at a loss as to what to buy someone, a Homemade Valentines Day Card is always a great option. It's important to remember that on Valentine's Day, it's not the gift, but the thought that counts! ...Maybe just don't buy anyone Angry Emoticon Hearts. They'll definitely send the wrong message.

Search the Neopian Times

Great stories!


Last Minute Gift (Baskets)
It's coming up to Valentines Day and we all know what that means...

by placebo_533


Lame Pun: Rainbow Gun
What does it mean?

by blackaavar


Crazopia Central: Buzzentine's Day
Introducing Princess Flyzzabella... and Reed's most inspired verses.

by lasaramar


The Mysterious Valentines Card
It’s that time of year again! Love and hugs to all my fellow Neopians!

by toffeedatepudding

Submit your stories, articles, and comics using the new submission form.