Buying the right gift for someone is hard as it is, but buying a Valentine’s Day gift for your partner? Riddled with clichés. This Valentine’s Day, why not skip the usual suspects, ditching the chocolates and flowers for something with a little more personality? Bonus: everything in this Cupid-approved gift guide is unisex, so there’s something for everyone.
For Building a Deeper Connection
Intimacy Deck, BestSelf
How well do you and your partner know each other? Whether you’ve been together for decades or just a few months, there’s always more to bond over. Use these conversation starters to strengthen your relationship.
For the Bougie Skincare Lover
Nano Gold Energizing Cream, CHANTECAILLE
If your partner enjoys taking care of their skin, they probably already own a variety of skincare essentials. But do they have gold skincare products? Give them a taste of the finer things in life with this nano gold-infused face cream that also contains uplifting geranium and soothing rose scents.
For Setting the Mood
French Cade Lavender Scalloped Candle and Diffuser Gift Set, VOLUSPA
Does your partner like enveloping the house with pleasing scents? Consider this candle and diffuser gift set with notes of verbena, Bulgarian lavender, and French cade wood. The box also comes with a beautiful wood-block pattern that makes this set great for displaying.
For the Coffee Aficionado
Cold Drip Tower Coffee Brewer, Bevarabia
If your partner – like most people – loves coffee, help them take their love to the next level with this Cold Drip Tower Coffee Brewer. Based on the Dutch Cold Brew method, this coffee maker (that looks like it was plucked right off a laboratory) not only adds an interesting touch to your kitchen, but also brews less bitter and acidic coffee than regular ones.
For Upgrading Movie Nights
Home Projector, Philips
Movie nights are perfect for simply curling up with your partner and enjoying some downtime. Why not take it to the next level with a home projector? Not only can you place the projector wherever you want (think: watching a movie in bed if the TV is in the living room), but you can also take it along on trips!
For the Shutterbug
Instant Camera, Polaroid
Does your partner like to take pictures? Are they into all things retro? Gift them this instant camera and watch them progress from taking photos that won’t get seen unless posted to building an actual physical collection. Not only that, but it can also be a subtle way to get them to take more pictures of you!
For a Long-Distance Relationship
Long-Distance Touch Bracelet, Bond Touch
Long-distance relationships are hard, and the pain of not being able to be with your partner can be especially difficult on Valentine’s Day. This pair of small bracelets can make up for some of it by connecting you both by simulating the natural vibration of touch. Whenever you or your partner think of each other – be it before you head to sleep, during work, or when you feel alone – you can let each other know by simply touching the bracelet.
For the Soulful Romantic
Smoke & Mirrors, Michael Faudet
Words can capture love in a way that can touch the deepest parts of oneself, and if you do not have the talent to express your feelings on paper, why not get your partner a book of love poetry that describes how you feel? Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet explores the craziness and joys of being madly in love with a dash of melancholy – perfect if your partner is an old-school romantic!
For the Foodie Who Has Everything
Mini Heart Waffle Maker, DASH
Is food the way into your partner’s heart? Do they enjoy the little things in life? Do odd and quirky kitchen tools pique their interest? If so, this aptly shaped Mini Heart Waffle Maker might be the best gift you can get them this Valentine’s Day. Cute waffles for breakfast every day FTW!
For a Statement of Your Commitment
The Bella Rose, Forever Rose
Yes, we said flowers are cliché, but what about a Forever Rose? Technically, they last for three years, but asides from being a beautiful showpiece, these glass-encased roses inspired by Beauty and the Beast act as a testament to your timeless and eternal love. You can’t get more romantic than that!
For the Fragrance Fanatic
Imperial Gift Box, Hind Al Oud
If your partner has a nose for high-quality, specially crafted perfume – especially Arabic perfume – then gift them this unisex Imperial Gift Box from Hind Al Oud. The case includes eight signature fragrances, all inspired by the luxury of ancient times.
For the Clean Skin Geek
Body Scrub Kit, Frank
If your partner is on a mission to get smooth skin and doesn’t mind a few quips along the way, gift them this coffee body-scrub kit that’s accented with interesting captions like, ‘Guess what? You’ll be naked in one minute.’ The kit comes with coconut, peppermint, cacao, and original coffee body scrubs, all of which are vegan!
For Updating Date Night
100 Dates Scratch Off Poster, Oriental Cherry
Run out of date ideas? Want to rekindle your relationship? Give this poster a try! It has 100 date ideas to scratch off, so you never know what to expect – just think of it as a fun bucket list and challenge yourself to go on all 100 dates, even if an idea is unexpected.
For the Music Lover
Portable Speaker, Marshall Emberton
Any music lover is bound to enjoy this portable speaker that boasts loud and vibrant 360-degree sound with 20+ hours of playtime. Plus, the vintage look only adds to its appeal, making it an aesthetic addition to any space.