When you think of Valentine’s Day gifts, what are the first two things that come to mind? Probably chocolates, jewelry, flowers and giant teddybears. These gifts are so played out that they’ve become cliche. If you want to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd, consider these gifts instead.
Chances are when you were a little kid, you made “coupons” for your parents. They were things like “doing the dishes” or “mowing the lawn.” Use that same principle to surprise your loved one. Get colorful decorative paper and write things like “one free kiss” and other cute “items” for your loved one to cash in at any time.
Mason Jar Herb Garden
Who doesn’t love using mason jars as decoration? They add a rustic vibe to any decor. Make a mason jar with herbs such as basil, rosemary or parsley growing in them. Like flowers, herbs are plants that smell nice, but unlike flowers, you can use them for other purposes than decoration. Also, they won’t die on you after two weeks.
Mini Polaroid Camera
Vintage is the new modern, and what is more vintage than Polaroids? Small polaroid cameras are relatively inexpensive and can give a new look to your cute couples pictures. They come in a variety of colors and styles, but your significant other will love anyone you choose. Not only will they want to take artsy pictures with you, but they can also snap pictures with their friends and family.
Self-care is a major theme of 2019. Selecting skin-care products will show your significant other that you care enough to give them a personal spa day. Skin-care products include lotions, face masks, skin peels, makeup and artisan soaps. They all smell nice and your S.O. will be very thankful.
Steering away from the typical jewelry, almost anything in recent years can be personalized. Put your names and some things you both love on a large blanket or embroider important dates on a pillow. Some couples record their voice into a little voice box and place it in a stuffed animal, so anytime that you’re apart, their voice will assure you that they’ve never left.
Long Distance Touch Lamp
In recent months, long distance touch lamps have become pretty popular. Each partner has a lamp that they can keep at their house or apartment. Whenever someone touches the top of the lamp, the other will glow. This shows you your loved one is thinking about you. Not only does this work for couples, but it’s also a great gift for best friends who are separated by a large distance.
Valentine’s Day is a special day where people celebrate their love with each other, whether it be long-lasting couples or best friends. These gifts provide a refreshing take on the holiday, so instead of getting your significant other chocolates for the fifth year in a row, be adventurous and try something new.