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The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide By Personality Type

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide By Personality Type

Are you searching high and low for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift this year? Why not shop for your partner based on their personality type? Prioritize your loved one’s passions and interests with these gifts for Myers-Briggs types.

What Is Myers-Briggs?

The Myers-Briggs personality test is an assessment that was developed in the mid-1900s by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. The assessment categorizes individuals into personality types that are denoted by four-letter abbreviations.

According to the Myers-Briggs Company, the letter categories indicate different preferences, and they break down like this:

  • (E) Extroversion or (I) Introversion: where you tend to focus your attention
  • (S) Sensing or (N) Intuition: how you tend to take in the information around you
  • (T) Thinking or (F) Feeling: the way you make most decisions
  • (J) Judging or (P) Perceiving: how you interact or deal with what’s around you

In total, there are 16 personality types in this system, and each one has unique preferences and wants—especially when it comes to gifts! To get a good idea of which personality type your Valentine is, walk through a quick online Myers-Briggs assessment from their point of view, then consult our gift guide below!

Gifts for Myers-Briggs Types: The Extroverts


This personality type enjoys competition, and they’re generally the most put-together people out there. Take your ESTJ to an axe-throwing range for a friendly contest, or upgrade their laptop to help them stay organized and productive.


The EXTP personality type loves adventure and excitement. Experience-based gifts like bungee jumping or rock climbing can be great. This type will also love just trying something new in their local neighborhood (like a bar or restaurant).


ENTJ gifts should always be personal and thoughtful! People with the ENTJ personality type can also have strong opinions! Gift cards to their favorite store are a good bet. They may even appreciate handmade or customized options as well.


In general, this personality type enjoys “extremes,” and most ENTPs are adrenaline junkies. ENTP gifts could include over-the-top adventurous experiences (like a day on a high ropes course), and niche gifts that align with their specific interests.


ESFJs put people first, and they’ll appreciate any holiday gift that involves time with loved ones. Consider giving your ESFJ Valentine a new Google Pixel smartphone so they can take high-quality photos with friends, or a super traditional Valentine’s Day gift like flowers and a night out together.


With ESFPs, lean toward trendy and fun gifts! Colorful wall art, trendy accessories and humorous gifts are a hit with this personality type.


ENFJs love nature, and tend to care for others before caring for themselves. Treat them to a tech gift for Valentine’s Day that they wouldn’t purchase for themselves, or go for a spa day together for a much-needed recharge.


This type appreciates the thoughtfulness behind a gift, and they love being creative. They often don’t need exciting or flashy presents. Instead, think about something that would free up some of their time, like a robot vacuum, or offer to help them complete a creative project they’ve been dreaming of.

Myers-Briggs Gift Ideas for Introverted Types


ISTJ personality types don’t typically like surprises, so it’s a good idea to choose a gift that’s practical and that you’re sure they’ll love. A few ISTJ gift ideas include gift cards that let them buy what they want without guilt, or anything that reminds them of childhood and plays into their natural love of nostalgia.


Much like their extroverted counterparts, ISTPs love new experiences—but sometimes they want to try new things alone. And while it may seem counterintuitive for Valentine’s Day, solo outings make great gifts for ISTP personality types! If your partner is an ISTP, consider offering them a ticket to see their favorite band (without you), and plan something romantic for the two of you at a later date.


For the INTJ personality type, details are key! If you plan an outing, map out every detail so they don’t have to worry about anything. And if you want to get them a tech gift for Valentine’s Day, consider a rent-to-own arrangement so they can upgrade their item if it’s not exactly what they wanted or needed!


This personality type enjoys learning, practicality, and quality over quantity. A hands-on history tour, a tech item that replaces an old one, or even a high-quality food or drink item will make your INTP Valentine smile.


ISFJ personality types can be extra budget-conscious, so there’s no need to go with an extravagant gift (check out these ideas for Valentine’s Gifts for any budget!). They like spending time at home, so consider making their favorite meal and then snuggling up together for a movie night.


Like other Myers-Briggs personality types, ISFPs appreciate the thought and care behind a gift, often more than the gift itself. They’ll love the chance to relax and appreciate a good time, either at home with a cozy night in or in a scenic location, like a rooftop bar with a view.


The INFJ personality type appreciates the gift of time and thoughtfulness. A few great INFJ gift ideas can include repurposed or vintage gifts, and of course, sweet notes and cards. Most INFJs love books, too, so consider taking your Valentine on a shopping spree in their favorite bookstore.


INFPs need time to unwind and relax, and they often don’t take that time unless someone they love encourages them to. They love practical gifts and have a hard time asking for help, so a new smartphone, a spa day gift card or even a full day of dedicated household labor from you can be wonderful gifts for INFP personalities!

Myers-Briggs Gifts for Every Personality Type

Whether you’re shopping for an NF individual who enjoys practical gifts or an SP who prefers experiences, there are plenty of great options at Rent-A-Center to choose from. Find the perfect gift for your loved one’s personality type by shopping online or at your nearest Rent-A-Center today!

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