Think outside the box this Valentine's Day and pick up something cute, funny or thoughtful!
Valentine's Day is full of clichés. Chocolates, lingerie, flowers—it's not for everybody (though no judgement if you're all about that OTT romance). Which is why we've put together a list of gifts that we think aren't as obvious. Some are silly, some require a personal touch—but we're sure all of them will be well-received. Take a look!
Simply say "I love you"
TheThinktree card, $5.50, etsy.com.
If a simple card will do the trick to say “I love you,” then it may as well be a cute one.
Remind them of your favourite (shared) things
BonMotPrints wedding song print, $25, etsy.com.
Do you and your person have a song? Was there something special you played at your wedding, or a tune that always puts a smile on your partner’s face? This personalized poster is the best way to honour that ditty.
Make it punny
Falcon mug, $13, hallmark.ca
Don't tire out the same compliments day after day. You can tell your special someone you love them, or how good they look, but how about getting silly with this tongue-in-cheek punny mug that'll really let them know what you're thinking!
Talking Tables glitter banner, $18, indigo.ca.
Staying in with your honey this Valentine’s Day? Dress up your home with a few cheesy—but very cute—decorations. It’s the little things that will put a smile on your lover’s face.
PlumPerfection pillow cover, $32.50, etsy.com.
Get straight to the point with this fun pillow. It’s the perfect gift for new couples.
Miniature Bonsai Tree Kit, $16, urbanoutfitters.com.
Taking care of something together—like a pet—is a great way to expand your relationship. But not everyone is up for a new furry friend. Instead, pick up a plant, or better yet, grow a plant together. This Bonsai Tree Kit is the perfect way to watch your love grow—without the animal allergens.
Bite Beauty Lab, starting at $55, bitebauty.ca.
Kissable lips sort of go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s Day, so get your love the gift of healthy lips—with a twist. Sign your lover up for an opportunity to get her makeup professionally done, or if you’re in Toronto plan for your sweety to check out BITE Beauty Lab—she’ll get to make her own personalized lipstick shade.
You Had Me At Merlot wine glasses, $16, urbanoutfitters.com.
Cheers to us stemless wine glass set, $20, hallmark.ca
If yours is a love that was nurtured over a bottle of wine, then you should probably pick up these cute glasses.
Cork up in style
Lightbulb bottle stopper, $13, hallmark.ca
Didn't get to finish that bottle of wine you both love? Save it for later but putting this cute bottle stopper in it. Much easier than trying to stuff the cork back in, and much more fun. Plus, I bet your special someone has never gotten a bottle stopper that has this endearing message!
Save the date
Household 2017 Planner, $28, anthropologie.com.
If you find yourself bogged down by commitments and unable to spend time together on February 14, get your partner this calendar. It seems like a small—and much too practical—gesture at first, but when they see the date night (or vacation for big spenders) you've penciled in, it will be a winner.
Show your kitchen skills
Chinoiserie Turquoise Melamine Dinnerware, $7.95-$8.95, pier1.com.
There are few things more romantic than cooking for someone. Serve a homemade dinner over these gorgeous plates to add even more to the night.
Indulge in something sweet
Nicolas Vahe Chocolate Fondue Set, $59, drakegeneralstore.ca
Why buy a pre-made dessert for your post Valentine's Day meal when you and your Valentine can have fun with this do-it-yourself fondue set. Heat up the chocolate provided and pick out your favourite fruits and treats to dip in and enjoy!
Say it simply
Personalized jewellery is a great way to uniquely show a little love, but if you're stuck on the words why not keep it simple? Say I love you with this silver bracelet that will become an everyday style piece no doubt.
Spoken by Chamilia ID Bangle, $59, chamilia.com.