Valentine’s Day is around the corner which means romance, flowers, boxed chocolates, and stuffed animals will soon be in the air. These classic gifts are tried and true and unfortunately, predictable. This year put a spin on love with these unique Valentine’s Day gifts.
Valentine’s Day and cutesy trinkets go hand-in-hand. A cute bling idea is a custom morse code necklace that spells out an inside joke, nickname, or message in gold, rose gold, or silver. Go sweet and sentimental with a set of wine glasses etched with the skyline of a significant city to the relationship. Say “I love you” all day, every day with a customized handwriting necklace from Capsul Jewelry. Using 3D printing technology, the artisans at Capsul Jewelry create uniquely designed and cast pieces customized with handwriting, vocal sound waves, names, dates, or locations. Choose to have a necklace crafted in 14K gold or sterling silver and plated in either gold, rose gold, or sterling silver.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder and a little reminder to let that special someone know they are always thought about makes the heart even happier. What could be sweeter than a set of long-distance lamps from Uncommon Goods that light up with a touch to say hello to someone far away? Give that special someone a customizable pillow for Valentine’s Day with a sweet message. Love is in the stars with a custom-printed map of the night sky from the day that love sparked. Modernmapart offers standard prints, canvas, or framed poster. Another way to map out love is a customized print map of the location where that special moment took place. Add names, anniversary dates, and a special message.
Planning a surprise, romantic weekend away but not certain if she has the right clothing in her closet? Paloma Clothing women’s boutique in Portland, OR carries a diverse range of the latest styles from popular brands. This locally owned boutique carries a sustainable, eco-friendly fashion that is travel-friendly for women on the go.
A Fresh Take on Flowers
Roses are red, violets are blue, and fresh flowers die within a week… Skip the standard bouquet and opt for a fresh take on flowers. Give her the gift of a beautifully preserved rose presented in a gold or silver heart-shaped box. Bamboo is said to bring good fortune, and what better way to wish for a promising future than with heart-shaped bamboo? For that special someone with a green thumb, give a birth month flower kit. Pop the seeds in the vase and once the flowers reach full bloom, they can be transferred to a garden so she can enjoy flowers all year.
Going the romantic pampering route is never a bad idea. Both men and women will enjoy the gift of a BirchBox subscription for beauty samples. Upgrade bath time by giving that special someone a decked out bath caddy that has space for wine, candles, a tablet, and bath bubbles. Pair a bath caddy with a jar of miniature heart-shaped soaps with cliche lovey messages.
Games for Love
Keep the spark alive with games for love. Never run out of things to do with a Date Night Bucket List from Uncommon Goods. This clever jar of date night ideas can be repurposed into a fun piece of art after all have been completed. Avoid running out of conversations with a set of 100 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters. Each card has a thoughtful prompt to start the conversation. Update Netflix-and-Chill nights with a scratch-and-reveal movie poster that inspires couples to watch beloved Hollywood films instead of repeatedly binge-watching the same movies and series.