Valentine’s Day—the quintessential time to celebrate love and cherish the special people in our lives. So why not go all out and gift something that’s a little more outside of the box? It’s your chance to break free from the mundane and predictable options, and instead, let your loved one know just how much they mean to you by opting for something as unique as they are. That’s why we’ve put together a special collection of 10 unique Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure to *actually* surprise your loved one! So, ditch the clichés and show your loved one just how exceptional they are to you.
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paper Flower bouquet
Flowers are the go-to gift for Valentine’s Day for obvious reasons. But, why not get your beloved a bouquet of flowers that will live forever?! They’re just as beautiful, and they won’t wilt after a few days. They can be saved in a special spot for a lifetime and be a constant reminder of the love between you two. Can you believe the flowers below aren’t real? There are a variety of paper perennials to choose from – whether it’s a single rose or a flourishing bouquet, your recipient will be blown away by the beauty.
Personalized Birth chart book
The Birth Chart book is a made-to-order book that showcases your partner’s astrological birth chart (the map of the stars and planets at the exact moment they were born). It comprises over 70 detailed horoscope analysis pages, offering a deep reading of their life, personality, and future. This unique Valentine’s Day gift isn’t just for astrology enthusiasts – it’s for anyone who wants to know themselves a little deeper, and wants a touch more magic in their life.
Love Charcuterie Board
This unique Valentine’s Day gift requires a little more effort because you’ll construct it on your own – but the work will pay off, I promise. All you have to do is load up on some charcuterie board items (berries, chocolates, cheeses, and deli meats), and turn your spread into a beautiful (and delicious!) heart. Check out the tutorial below to find out how to make your spread stunning – then treat your loved one with delicious snacks!
Spotify song plaque
This is a great idea for the music-loving partner, or someone who wants to frequently walk down memory lane. You can choose any song that you want, and it will be engraved onto a personalized plaque (that’s also a night light) with your loved one’s name, title of their favorite song, and a personalized photo. The best part is that the plaque includes a Spotify QR code that you can use with your phone and automatically play the song!
long distance ‘Lovebox’
If you’re in a long-distance relationship, the Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger is the perfect gift for your long-distance partner. This Heart Box is a simple and sweet way for them to know that you’re thinking of them. You can send personalized messages via the app, and as your messages send, the red heart on your partner’s box spins. You can upload photos and add personalized messages – then your partner will open the box and see your message!
Custom City Line Art For Couples
Capture a piece of your love story with a one-of-a-kind line drawing of each of your city skylines. EverLineArt offers hundreds of city skylines to choose from; whether it’s your loved one’s current city or a special place close to your hearts, this unique gift will serve as a reminder of your journey together. You can personalize the image with the cities, quote, names, and colors of your choice(currently only available in our Etsy shop)! Truly, one-of-a-kind.
Milk Bar New York sampler box
Milk Bar is a New York bakery that specializes in unique treats (you may have seen baker Chrstina Tosi on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” or “Bake Squad“). Milk Bar has many different kinds of scrumptious cookies, cakes and truffles. This fab sampler box includes Christina’s famous ‘Compost Cookie,’ ‘Corn Cookie,’ ‘Milk Bar Pie Slice,’ and 10 more delicious treats. You might be thinking, “Corn cookie?!” Yes…I’ve actually ordered this sampler box myself and the ‘corn cookie’ is in fact DELICIOUS. (You may want to order 2 of these boxes – one for each of you.)
online cooking class
If your partner is a foodie, then this is the perfect gift for them! A cooking class with a chef on Zoom (in the comfort of your own kitchen) is a great way to bond and learn something new together. You can learn how to make a delicious meal together, or maybe you just want to be the sous chef? Either way, it’s a unique date night you’ll never forget.
long-distance Touch bracelet
Overcoming distance is tough (trust me, I know!), but these waterproof silicone bracelets make it a little bit easier. Stay connected with your loved one, whether you’re miles apart or just in separate places for the day. With the Bond Touch app, all you do is tap your bracelet to send a heartfelt message. Your partner’s bracelet will light up and vibrate, letting them know you’re thinking of them. Awww! Feeling extra special? Send up to 10 taps in a single message, allowing for unique rhythms or even a secret code.
salt and straw ice cream
Salt & Straw is a Portland-based ice cream company that has gained national attention for its unique flavor combinations. The shop has also been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” as well as in Bon Appetit magazine! So, you cannot go wrong with a 3/6/12 month subscription for their famous pints (flavors of the month or most popular flavors). I mean, who wouldn’t love Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Gooey Brownie, or Spike Egg Nog ice cream delivered to your front door?!
NY Times crosswords book
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a twist of intellectual charm by gifting your beloved The New York Times Sweetheart Sunday Crosswords. This collection features 75 themed puzzles straight from the Sunday pages of The New York Times. With varying levels of difficulty, these crosswords will keep your loved one entertained on those relaxing weekend days.
‘Any Night Is Date Night’ Subscription
The gift that keeps on giving… Treat your favorite person to the perfect gift with the “Any Night is Date Night” subscription. This unique subscription offers a monthly dose of creativity and inspiration (dinner and a movie is great; but sometimes we need a little changeup, right?). No matter the subscription (3-month or 6-month), each month brings a new and exciting surprise. From romantic recipes to paint-by-number to even planting succulents, there are so many fun date activities for both of you to enjoy.
Me, You, Us (Love) Book
This is the perfect gift to capture your love story in a creative way: “Me, You, Us (Love)” by Lisa Currie. This book becomes a treasured story as you fill the pages with self-expression, creativity, and shared experiences. With its engaging prompts and whimsical illustrations, this book offers the opportunity for you to design your matching tattoos, decide on your perfect theme song, and capture those special moments, inside jokes, and ideas that are truly “so you.” As you both fill out the pages, you’ll create a personalized time capsule, preserving your unique connection and allowing you to reflect on your love for years to come.
The Adventure Challenge Book (Couple’s Edition)
Continue the journey of excitement and exploration with the next unique Valentine’s Day gift: “The Adventure Challenge Book (Couple’s Edition).” This gift takes you both on a year-long journey of unforgettable experiences. There are 50 challenges to ‘scratch off’ and it also comes with a Lomography Signature Instant Camera, capturing yourr memories along the way. From blindfolded cooking to recreating your first date, this book reminds you to embrace spontaneity, ignite romance, and infuse your relationship with endless adventure!
Make your mark with a personalized stamp featuring your own favorite image, with your names. This thoughtful gift allows you to leave your personalized touch on letters, thank-you cards, and more. It’s a charming way to add a personal and artistic flair to any correspondence. Not only is it a gift for your partner, it’s a nice surprise for any recipient of the stamp!
Sprocket Pocket Printer
Our last unique Valentine’s Day gift is the HP Sprocket – a portable pocket printer. This pocket-sized printer provides everything your partner needs to effortlessly capture, edit, and print stunning photos wherever they are. With just a few taps, they can print directly from their camera roll or connected social media accounts (IG photos instantly printed!). The printer paper is also sticky, so they can peel the back and stick their favorite photos of you in their journals or anywhere they want to admire you.
A Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Will Win Their Heart
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, so why not make it special? You don’t have to go with the same old gifts and be predictable. Think outside of the box and don’t be afraid to try something new. We hope that you found some inspiration in this list of unique Valentine’s Day gifts. The most important thing is to have fun with it! If you can find a way to make the holiday special for your partner, then that will be the best gift ever.