Hold the Chocolate—These Are the Best Non-Cheesy Valentine's Day Gifts

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Valentine's Day is a day to give that special someone a thoughtful gift, but sorting through all the typical gifts that are synonymous with the holiday can be quite the process. It's worth it though, since presenting your significant other with a creative gift on the day of love is much more meaningful than a standard box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers

To make the process easier, we’ve put together a list that cuts through all the noise and highlights Valentine's Day gifts that are actually worth buying at every price point. Here, the best non-cheesy, totally unique Valentine’s Day gifts your partner (or best friend, or mom!) is sure to love.

Estelle Colored Glass Wine Glasses

Estelle Hand-blown Colored Wine Glasses (Set of 6)

Estelle Colored Glass

These colored wine glasses are both practical and romantic, and they're sure to lead to many cozy date nights in the future. While they're available in a range of colors, the blush pink hues are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Each glass is hand-blown by artisans in Poland, and the result is absolutely stunning glassware that gives off a vintage yet modern vibe. The wine glasses are available with or without stems, come in a set of six, and would make a great housewarming gift.

Chronicle Books Truth or Dare for Couples

Couples Truth or Dare

Amazon

Looking to spice up date night? These adult-rated truth or dare cards are packed with tons of juicy questions and risqué dares, that are perfect for playing after dinner. It’s a fun, lighthearted way to get to know your partner, and it’s suitable for relationships of all stages. The set comes with 50 risqué dares and 50 thought-provoking truths, all stored in a cute tin box that's easy to stow away when you're done.

Minted Custom Puzzle

Minted Custom Puzzle

This puzzle is not only an entertaining way to beat boredom, but the result is a personalized photograph worth displaying. Made with luxurious matte paper and high-quality chipboard, this custom puzzle is a lasting keepsake and will honor some of your happiest memories. You can personalize it with a wedding photograph or another special photo, your names, and an important date. Plus, it’s offered in three different color themes. The whole family can partake in putting it together, and the personal touches will make finishing it feel so much more rewarding.

1-800-Flowers Hoya Hearts Succulent

Hoya Hearts Succulent

Instead of going the typical flower route, opt for this adorable heart-shaped succulent. It’s fairly easy to take care of and is something your loved one can keep for many years down the line. You get to choose between a single or double heart, and it comes in a white ceramic planter with an embossed heart for some added flair. Plus, there is even an option to add a box of chocolates to the order to make it extra sweet.

Vinebox Wine Tasting Gift

Vinebox Wine Tasting Gifts

You can’t go wrong with wine on Valentine’s Day. To make it a little less traditional and a bit more fun, consider going the extra mile with the Vinebox Wine Tasting Gift. Recipients get to enjoy an entire wine tasting experience with a collection of the world’s top wines. Vinebox offers flights of three, six, or nine, and they have a wide selection of wines, from Italian reds to Spanish whites.

Swoon Living Ultimate S'mores Kit

Swoon Living Ultimate S'mores Kit

Upgrade your usual Valentine’s Day chocolate experience with this luxury s’mores kit. It includes a mini stone fire pit, skewers, a glass skewer holder, a fire snuffer, and a handmade wooden board that stores all your marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate. The station is perfect for a date night (it’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use) and is compact enough to store out of the way. But its use doesn't have to be limited to a date night—you can bring it out when you have friends over for a cozy activity.

This hand-poured massage candle is as versatile and romantic as it gets. It can set the mood by adding a little ambiance to a date night or providing some aromatherapy during a self-care ritual. And since it’s made with skin-softening jojoba and soybean oils, it can be great when massaged into the skin for a truly relaxing experience. It has notes of amber, cedar leaf, lemongrass, tonka bean, and Medjool date, so any room you light it in will smell heavenly.

Summersalt The Cloud 9 Silky PJ Set

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Courtesy of Summersalt

These luxurious silk pajamas from Summersalt are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and a gift your loved one can use for years to come. They are incredibly soft and crafted from 100 percent recycled polyester charmeuse and are available in tons of different patterns, including prints designed by Rifle Paper Co. The relaxed fit and elastic waistband make them a comfy pair of pajamas that your SO will love slipping into at night.

Luxe Skin Care Whipped Body Butter Set

Whipped Body Butter Set

These body butters from Luxe Skin Care will help your partner look and feel their very best. Each butter has a lightweight whipped texture and is made with all-natural vegan ingredients like shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E. The product is also formulated with sensitive and dry skin in mind, so it’s safe to use on all skin types. On top of its moisturizing benefits, it smells amazing, and you can choose from 19 different scent options, ranging from Sandalwood Vanilla to Cedarwood & Sage.

Patricia Carlin Intersection of Love Photo Print

Intersection of Love Print

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you’re looking for a really meaningful gift for your partner, this personalized art print is sure to do the trick. It commemorates the moment your paths first crossed with a gorgeous photograph of intersecting street signs. It’s available in black and white or full color, and you can customize it to display your names and important dates. If you want to make the gift extra special, choose from five different symbolic frames. Each one reflects the significance of whatever anniversary you are celebrating—from the 5th all the way to the 50th.

Savoir Faire Soul Cafe Perfume

Savoir Faire Soul Cafe Perfumè

This luxury perfume from Black-owned fragrance company Savoir Faire would make an amazing gift on any occasion, but especially on the day of love. Its scent is incredibly romantic and described on their site as “intensely personal and intimate.” It’s a unisex fragrance and includes notes of tobacco, bergamot, blood orange, and lavender for a complex profile that's irresistible. Each perfume is also blended, bottled, and boxed by hand, making it a truly unique gift.

FIVE S Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat

Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat

This wearable massager will bring the spa right to your loved one’s home, providing both a deep tissue massage and heat therapy to all parts of the body. It's versatile, too, with three massage intensities, two massage directions, and an automatic shut-off feature for safety. In addition to the massager, they’ll also get a luxury carrying bag, an AC adapter, and a car adapter so they can relax on the go. Is there any better way to unwind after a long day?

Bombas Gripper Slippers

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Bombas Gripper Slippers

Bombas

A good pair of slippers can go a long way, and the cozy Gripper Slippers from Bombas are some of the best on the market. They are half slipper, half sock with a fuzzy brushed lining, which makes them perfect for anyone who doesn’t like hard-soled slippers. The grips on the bottom also prevent slipping, which is a useful feature for those with hardwood or tile flooring. You get to choose from five different patterns, and to top it off, Bombas will donate one pair of slippers for every pair purchased.

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

Bouq Flower Subscription

Nothing says "Happy Valentine’s Day" like a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, but if you want to take it a step further, try a monthly flower subscription service like this one from The Bouqs Co. Instead of giving just one bouquet on the big day, you can express your love all year long and get customized flowers sent right to your SO’s doorstep every month.

First, choose from three different bouquet sizes. Then curate the entire bouquet to your liking and pick from tons of different flower types, including custom combinations. The service itself is very flexible, and it allows you to skip, cancel, or pause at any time, and you can change the delivery date, size, or style each month.

Morning Joy Co. Personalized Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board

Morning Joy Co./Etsy

Anyone who loves hosting will enjoy this personalized serving board. It’s made with your choice of wood and features an engraved handwritten recipe that is taken directly from your own scanned image. It’s sure to bring back nostalgic memories, especially if it features a recipe with a lot of meaning in your relationship. Plus, it will also come in handy during charcuterie nights and is guaranteed to impress any guest.

Le Creuset 2-Qt. Cast Iron Heart Casserole

Le Creuset 2 Qt Cast Iron Heart Casserole

Le Creuset

This heart-shaped Dutch oven is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the aspiring chef in your life. Available in pastel pink or vibrant red and made of enameled cast iron, this heavy-duty pot is stylish enough to leave out on the counter and durable enough to withstand years of wear. It offers superior heat-retention for an even, thorough cook, and the enameled interior is resistant to staining or dulling. It makes mastering stews, chilis, soups, and baked desserts a breeze, and it's probably the cutest piece of cookware you can find.

La Colombe 6-Month Coffee Gift Subscription

La Colombe 6-Month Coffee Gift Subscription

This subscription service makes sure the coffee lover in your life gets their caffeine fix every month. The recipient will get six months of delicious La Colombe coffee delivered right to their house, saving them from countless trips to the coffee shop. The convenience alone makes it a worthwhile gift, but the quality of the coffee is what really makes this service stand out.

You can choose from seven different blends of coffee, each of which is made with premium ingredients sourced from all over the world. You can also specify the type of grind depending on your loved one’s brewing method of choice. Whether they like a traditional roast or a fun blend with nutty-sweet notes, this service has got them covered.

Jacqueline Aliotti Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If your loved one is more of a tea drinker, these heart-shaped tea bags are a great Valentine’s Day gift. Each set includes an assortment of tea flavors: five Early Grey, five English Breakfast, and five White Berry. A cup of tea can start the morning or play an integral part in a relaxed evening. Either way, these charming tea bags are sure to bring a smile to your partner’s face, day or night.

Avonnie Studio Custom House Portrait

Avonnie Studio Custom House Portrait

If you just bought a home together, then this personalized house portrait will serve as a really special gift. It is digitally drawn from your own pictures and features any personalized message you want. Choose to purchase it as a digital file or a lovely print (a frame is not included). It will add a personal touch to your wall décor or even make a really thoughtful gift for a housewarming party.

Nicolas Vahe Ultimate Pasta Night Set

Nicolas Vahe Ultimate Pasta Night Set

If you’d rather stay in on Valentine’s Day, this pasta gift set from renowned chef Nicolas Vahe will turn your kitchen into an Italian restaurant. It comes equipped with all the pasta essentials you'll need to cook a delicious meal: nests of tagliatelle noodles, tomato sauce with ricotta cheese and basil, basil and parmesan pesto, tomato and black olive bruschetta, and a fine cheese grater. Every item is made with the highest quality ingredients, and although instructions are not included, the pasta dish is fairly easy to prepare.

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This article was written by Kelsey Lentz, the assistant commerce editor for MyDomaine. She is passionate about the lifestyle space and has written for The Hollywood Reporter, TV Insider, and Nicki Swift, among others. To write this list, Kelsey considered gifts that stand out in terms of creativity and sentimentality, choosing gifts that are special but also serve a purpose.