If Valentine’s Day sneaked up on you this year, do not worry. With overnight and even same-day shipping now commonly available, last-minute givers have plenty of options.
To help spark your ideas, we asked nine tastemakers around the world to offer some 11th-hour recommendations. Their replies, edited for clarity, included experiential gifts ideal for romantic partners and practical items that could easily double as birthday presents for family and friends.
Some can be given instantly, while others require a bit of planning. A couple of suggestions, provided by Liesl Clark, don’t involve spending money at all.
Ms. Clark is a co-founder and the chief executive of the Buy Nothing Project, a B Corp. in Bainbridge Island, Wash., that seeks to normalize secondhand gifts by encouraging people to give and receive things freely.