Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis
Nothing says "I love you"quite like a gift from the heart. And while you don't need money to show someone how much you care—a simple gesture like making a homemade meal by candlelight or a handwritten note will express this sentiment just the same (if not more)—it's Valentine's Day, and that gives each of us license to spoil our S.O. There's nothing we love more than showering our favorite people with the devotion they deserve (and a whole lot of gifts too). But this year we wanted to step outside of the typical fallback of chocolate and flowers and find cool, out-of-the-box presents for every special person in your life. From fill-in-the-blank books to glass plant misters and golden salt and pepper shakers, this is our version of the ultimate Valentine's Day gift guide.
Set the mood with this stylish brass incense holder. This luxurious design comes complete with rose quartz to steady the incense as it burns. It's divine. And after all, rose quartz is the stone of love!
Nothing shows how much you care more than a hand-painted original artwork. So much love went into creating this piece, which is exactly the sentiment you want to give your S.O. on Valentine's Day.
Sprinkle some love on your special someone with these adorable bunny salt and pepper shakers.
Like a love letter in a hard covered book, I Like You, I Love You is an illustrated ode to the feelings of seeking, finding, and falling in love. Now that's the gift that keeps on giving.
There's nothing quite like the power of humor to make someone swoon even harder. Write a cute and humorous note for your lover on this pegboard, and make them go weak in the knees.
If you've ever seen a glass blower at work, then you'll know how much love Mark Pavlovits puts into his handmade work. Give a vase instead of flowers this Valentine's Day.
There are a lot of candles out there, but Byredo makes some of our favorites, and Loose Lips is perfection. It's pink with a dark undertone for that yin and yang feel. It looks chic and smells divine.
For all the foodies out there, this stunning marble tray is the perfect gift to display all those delicious cheese platters. In fact, give it to your S.O. with the goodies on top and serve it for a romantic dinner for two. Sigh.
Ditch the traditional wine glasses for these gorgeous ceramic wine cups. Who can pass up pottery?
This genius travel tube comes complete with refillable perfume spray that you can switch out with other scents. And if you buy it from the Le Labo store, they'll even engrave your partner's initials on it.
For those who love to garden or enjoy indoor greenery, this is the chicest looking mister we ever did see. It can sit pretty when not in use, and it doubles as stylish décor.
This lavish bodycare set will be a refreshing gift for the body and the senses, thanks to Aesop's delightful scents.
Luxury is having fresh bedsheets, especially when they're linen and made in Los Angeles. We love this soft blush-pink set from Parachute, and we're sure your loved one will too.
The packaging is practical yet chic, and it sets a magical tone in any room so they'll think of you every time they spray.
Who doesn't love a sandwich? Now that's something we can all get behind.
Gray Malin never fails to satisfy our creative side, and this print takes the top prize for combining two of our favorites: Malin and Minnie. The L.A.-based photographer teamed up with Disney to create these one-off prints that are the perfect symbols of love for Valentine's Day.
We couldn't compile a Valentine's Day gift guide without including Tiffany & Co. This is perhaps the most classic symbol of love and affection, but it's still one of the best.
For the lover who has everything, this adorable book lets you fill in the blanks and show your perfect person just how much you love them and what you love about them. It's goosebump material.
A silk eye mask is the epitome of sleep chic.
Create a romantic moment with these beautifully simple candle holders. Besides, everyone looks good by candlelight.
If you really can't go past tradition and flowers are still on your list, then Simone LeBlanc's midnight beauty gift box with flowers and rosé champagne is how it should be done. Perfection.
What are you gifting your loved one for Valentine's Day? Do you still love flowers, or are you planning something different this year?