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Wondering What to Get Your New Boo? These Valentine's Day Gifts Won't Rock the Boat

Because roses and diamonds could scare them away. 

By Jessie Sardina

When it comes to new relationships, for every bout of butterflies and skipping hearts comes a fair share of awkward moments. From deciding who pays the check to navigating that fateful first kiss, to meeting the family and exposing your quirks, navigating new love is unavoidably uncomfortable. And of course the pinnacle of new romance jitters comes with the ever-uneasy “What are we?” talk (cue the sweaty palms).

Depending on which side of that critical convo you and your new boo are on, a certain day in February may have you feeling especially anxious. What does one gift a special someone for Valentine's Day when diamonds and roses just feel too serious? Calm your cupid-induced jitters by picking up one of the below cute and casual tokens of your love ... I mean like


Copper Bar Cocktail Shaker Set

Throw in a bottle of your favorite shared spirit along with this copper bar set for a ready-made nightcap kit. 

Frank And Oak Plus Pattern Socks

For the brand new boo, a pair of stylish socks is a fail-safe gift that will hopefully keep your new guy from getting cold feet in more than one way. 

Commes des Garcons Play T-Shirt

Stylish guys will dig this on-trend signature applique crewneck by Commes des Garcons.

Polaroid Originals Refurbished Cool Cam 600 Instant Camera

Nothing says “let’s make memories together” like this super-rare throwback Polaroid camera. 

Bonobos Silk Necktie

Dapper beaus will really appreciate this eyecatching silk tie by Bonobos. 

Banana Republic Micro Floral Boxer

These soft chambray boxers are the perfect cheeky gift for the new man in your life. 

Pressed Glass Photo Frame

Bring out your new love's sentimental side with this antique brass pressed frame to treasure a photosnap or ticket stub from an early date. 

Wick Thinking Soy Candle

Cute and quirky, this hand-poured soy candle is an adorable way to set the mood while letting your new interest know how you feel. 

Let’s Stay Together Vinyl LP

With a tracklist featuring “La la For You” and “Old Time Lovin’,” this iconic record by Al Green provides the perfect Valentine’s Day soundtrack. 

Mini Cinema Light Box

If your perfect date night is a trip to the movies, put your own names in lights with this mini marquee inspired by cinema signs. 


Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb Eau de Parfum

A burst of attleya orchids, sambac jasmine, freesia, and rose petals comprise this super sexy fragrance for your new love to spritz on before your next hot date. 

Charbonnel Et Walker Chocolate Truffles

You can never go wrong with something sweet and this pretty box of handcrafted sugar-dusted truffles is extra special: The Queen of England has added the London chocolatier to their list of Royal Warrants. 

Furla Babylon Leather Glitter Wallet

Small, sparkly and totally chic, this leather zip-around wallet by Furla is sure to put a smile on your date's face.

Kocostar Rose Lip Mask

Prime your partner’s pout for smooching with this mask by K-Beauty brand Kocostar that moisturizes dry lips. 

Cherry Bombe The Cookbook

For a gal that knows her way around the kitchen (or wants to get better!) gift this coffee table-worthy collection of recipes by successful women. Take it to the next level by bookmarking a dish to make together on your next night together. 

Herbivore Botanicals Soaking Salts

Help your lady treat herself to some at-home pampering with this ylang ylang and vanilla soak from husband-wife helmed Herbivore. 

Wildfox Valentines All Over Heart Pyjama Set

This super cute pajama set says “I’m into you” without being too forward. 

Ohh Deer Daily Planner Journal

Type-A S.O.’s will love this luxe daily planner with a foiled linen cover and ribbon bookmark. Bonus points: pencil in a super special surprise date for a few weeks in advance for the thoughtful gift that keeps on giving. 

I Like U Woven Throw Blanket

Keep your message clear with this cozy jacquard throw by artist Clint Soren. 

Slip Silk Eyemask

The perfect thoughtful token for your new nap queen, this pure silk eyemask delivers the ultimate in beauty sleep. 

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