(Pocket-lint) - It can be a mighty stressful thing to shop around for a gift for the most special person in your life. Whether you're hoping to wow them with a grand gesture, or pop up with a smaller but no-less heartfelt gift, there are countless options out there.
That's why we've combed through the web to pick out some gifts that could really make a difference to those closest to you - they might not all be super schmaltzy and covered in flowers, but there's a lot of romance in helping someone with a problem, or making their life easier.
Best Valentine's Day tech gifts 2021
Apple Watch SE
Apple's new smartwatch is a small step down from the top-tier Apple Watch Series 6, but it's still an absolutely fantastic watch at a great price.
You get best-in-class activity tracking, superb integration with iPhones, and a load of different faces to use, so if they're looking for a good fitness tracker and productivity helper it's a no-brainer. It's also ideal if they want nudges toward healthier habits, from mindful breathing to exercise reminders.
Philips Hue bulbs
To be clear, we're not quite advocating that you hand your loved one a smart bulb for Valentine's Day here - we're a little more romantic than that.
However, sneakily swapping out some of your bulbs for Philips Hue replacements means that you could easily surprise them with moodily dimmed lights on the big day, to enhance the romance even further.
Nintendo Switch Lite
It's fair to say this is a pretty tough time for most people, between lockdowns and working from home, so being able to take time out with some fun is absolutely invaluable.
That's why we think the Switch Lite is such a great idea - a small, joyful little portable console that has some of thee best games every in its library. It's like giving the gift of fun and relaxation, especially if you pair it with some of those classics.
Humanscale Diffrient World chair
Speaking of working from home, we can't be the only ones who are starting to get tired of making do with the janky kitchen chair or stool that we've got to work with at the moment.
Again, it's pretty practical, but a good office chair like this superb option from Humanscale could make a seriously massive difference to how they feel each and every work day, with proper back support.
Continuing with the theme of giving them something that'll make their life easier, Apple's AirPods Pro are the perfect pairing with an iPhone, letting you listen to music in perfect isolation thanks to really great active noise cancellation.
They're also great for exercise, with sweatproofing to make sure they hold up to extended use, and are comfortable to wear. If they're an iOS user, this is a surefire hit.
Then again, perhaps you think they'd rather coccoon themselves with their audio using over-ear headphones, rather than earbuds. In that case some of the very best available are Sony's WH-1000XM4, the fourth revision of an amazing headphone.
Their noise-cancelling is some of the very best around, and their all-around comfort is incredible impressive, plus they're just as great with an Android device as with an iPhone, so they should work great for just about anyone.