Chocolates, roses, and cheeky cards are the sort of run-of-the-mill gifts we tend to associate with Valentine’s Day. Regardless of whom you’re celebrating it with, be it your friends or that special someone, when it comes to the polarizing holiday, we find ourselves victims to the set traditions of the day. And since there are only a finite number of ways one can reinvent the aforementioned options, we’re staging an intervention with an array of gift ideas that challenge the traditional. Read on for the out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day gifts your special someone(s) deserve this year.
If you think flowers are overrated
Go for Hoya Heart, The Sill, $32.50
Skip the bouquet and opt for something that lasts a longer than fresh florals. This charming heart-shaped green comes with an equally charming planter (available in five different colorways) and can even be personalized with witty phrases.
If you just started dating and need to tread carefully
Go for A Year of Sun Pocket Notes, Octaevo, $11.90
Kick it old school and fill a few pages of this undeniably chic and dainty notebook with sweet nothings.
If you want to buy chocolates but you don’t want to just buy chocolates
Go for Te Amo Chocolates, Maggie Louise Confections, $48
There are regular boxes of chocolate, and then there’s this. Maggie Louise’s artful creations come in a variety of decadent flavors and are *almost* too pretty to eat.
If you really don’t know what to get (and it has to be chic)
Go for Lump Nubbins, Chiaozza, $175
These beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind sculptures are just the sort thing to get that one person who seems to have it all.
If you want to keep it simple
Go for Ur Amazing Card, Ashkahn, $6
Consider snoozy Valentines a thing of the past—2019 is all about staying witty and keeping things fresh.
If they just moved into a new place and you’re trying to kill two birds with one stone
Go for Eames Elephant, Vitra, $84
An accent piece that’s prime for making a decorative statement regardless of their aesthetic.
If you know they’re hard to please and you’re willing to splurge
Go for Flower-Dyed Leizu Silk Sleep Set, Elizabeth Few Studio, $275
If your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day entails a cozy night in, embrace it with a dose of luxury and elegance. This stunning silk eye mask and matching pillowcase set will do the trick.
If you know the way to their heart is through their sweet tooth
Go for Darcy Miller x “Hi Sugar!” Sugar Gummy Lips, Sugarfina, $8.50
Indulge them with a selection of decadent gummies from this rad collaboration.
If you want to make a statement at your Galentine’s dinner
Go for Canvas Cozy Solo Rock Salt, Graf Lantz, $34
Pair your go-to bottle of red or bubbly with this cozy, blush-toned carrier because it’s all about the presentation.
If you’re trying to set the mood
Go for Romance Kit, Kikkerland, $9
This one’s essentially Valentine’s Day in a box. A tealight, rose-scented incense sticks, an incense holder, and fabric rose petals—what more could your romantic night need?
If you really just want a gift for yourself
Go for Régime des Fleurs Fragrances, Oahu Collection, $125
Available in three exquisite scents, these beautifully packaged fragrances are for you, your S.O., and their space.
If you’re looking to give them a piece of your heart
Go for Big Love Heart S’more, Sherry B Dessert Studio, $59
Nothing says “I love you” quite like an oversize heart-shaped s’more.