There are two types of people out there when February rolls around — those who unabashedly love Valentine’s Day, and those who have a real beef with Cupid. Personally, I fall into the latter category. Valentine's Day has historically stressed me out, and I have come to realize my dislike stems mostly from the pressure of finding that perfect gift that says “I love you” without, well, actually having “I love you” printed all over it with red hearts and glitter.
But here's the thing, friends. Whether we like it or not, Valentine's Day is on the horizon, which means it’s time to start thinking of something special for your sweetie. This year, let's all agree to ditch the old standby go-to gifts (no more roses! no more chocolates!). Instead let's give the gift of sumptuous sheets that keep our loved ones sleeping in luxury for way longer than one silly holiday, or a beautiful candle that will remind them of your relationship every time they light it, or an interactive cocktail subscription that will have you and your boo toasting each other all year long. From the gamer to the cook to the spa-lover, these gifts are so thoughtful that they'll win you major brownie points in the love category this year.
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
Nothing says luxury quite like a new set of high-end, super soft sheets. And let me tell you, that's exactly what these puppies are. The ultimate gift of comfort for someone you love, Brooklinen's Luxe Core sheets are 480 thread count, are made with 100 percent long-staple cotton, and are chemical-free. The best part? You can take credit for your loved one's sleep from now on!
Spoil your Valentine with this ultra-luxe bathrobe that rivals any you'd find in a fancy spa. Made of 100 percent Turkish cotton, this one comes in three calming hues and is washed in enzymes for instant soft comfort. What we love is how incredibly thick it is and the fact that it's crazy absorbent.
Textured Jorja Throw Blanket
Snuggle up with your love this V-Day under this buttery soft microfiber blanket that is a must for every couch in America. The ultra easy-care fabric is machine washable and comes in a variety of colors.
American Cocktail Club
Kick off Valentine’s Day with a cheers to your love with this cocktail subscription by Cratejoy. The monthly box has two levels to choose from: “Everything But The Booze Box,” which includes everything to make four cocktails minus the alcohol, or the “Everything Box,” which include the alcohol in addition to the fixings for four. All the mixers are low sugar and include all natural juices.
Treat your love to a spa day every month with Cratejoy’s Sudsy subscription. Comprised of all natural and organic products, the monthly box includes a variety of bath and skincare items, like soaps, bath bomb, scrubs, loofahs, and more. Not included: The romance novel you might want to purchase them every month, too!
Libby VanderPloeg Kisses Mugs
It's official: This is the perfect gift for the coffee-lover in your life. This adorable set of two mugs is a gift you can enjoy together all year long. Dishwasher and microwave-safe, these mugs are a practical yet thoughtful choice. Here's to sharing a daily cup of joe together forever.
Mini Capri Blue Seastone Jar Candle
Set the mood on the 14th with this beautiful soy-blended candle that comes in four unique scents and is delivered in a rustic yet chic Seastone glass vessel. Hand-poured and made in the USA, this candle will be a welcome presence whether it's lit or not.
The Heart Cocotte
If your Valentine loves to cook, you can’t go wrong with a Le Creuset. While every product the legendary brand churns out is aces, we're loving this darling cocotte, which has just the perfect amount of ooey gooey with its heart shape. The ultimate oven-to-table piece, this enameled cast iron comes in three colors options and is perfect for baking breads or making small-batch stews.
Austen Cheese Board
Cheeseboards are SO hot right now and if want to hit it out of the park, you should buy this one. This beautiful stoneware board with copper detail is the way to your cheese-lover's heart. Best of all, when decked out with brie, chutney, nuts and crackers, it's going to look great on the 'gram.
Master Board & Wooden Checkers
Game on! If you are gift-hunting for the gamer in your life, your search has ended with this gorgeous Spanish maple and walnut checkers board. Turn off the TV and turn on the conversation as you and your loved one engage is some competitive play. The best part? It's pretty enough to display in even your most formal rooms.
5 Piece Personalized Square Decanter Set
THIS is the way to your man's heart. A classic gift to enjoy sipping from year-round, the square monogrammed decanter comes with a domed topper and four matching whiskey glasses. Did we mention the personalization is free?! Done and done.
Deluxe Succulent Garden
The gift that keeps on giving! A perfect addition to anyone’s home or office, this succulent pot comes in two pretty options suitable for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
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