25 Valentines Day Gift Ideas That Aren’t From 1-800-FLOWERS
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Regardless of whether you love it or loathe it, there’s really no escaping it. Whether you’re in full-force Galentines Day mode, or ready to hunker down with your hunka hunka burnin’ love, we’ve scoured the internet and have done some shopping for you.
Check out 25 different gift ideas for your friend, your lover, or yourself. No matter how or who you’re celebrating with, there are some straight up genius options, below.
Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like Delivery
Flower Republic- Farm to Table Flowers
Remember that time one of the massive flower delivery corporations delivered a bunch of wilted flowers to customers a couple Valentine’s Days ago? Yeah, don’t make that mistake again… Flowers, albeit a bit cliche for the holiday, are actually still a wonderful idea. But instead of big corporation, think small business and get your flowers delivered farm-to-table straight from Ecuador. Flower Republic is family-owned and has been growing flowers for more than 20 years. They’re now delivering across the United States in only 4 days (FedEx/UPS) and can offer extremely competitive prices and beautiful bouquets.
Price: Ranges from flowers selected and delivery style, but prices start under $35
Leon & George
One up your flower delivery and have a beautiful, potted plant delivered straight to your home. Leon & George offers indoor greenery that fits busy lifestyles, enhances indoor spaces, and supports socially conscious business.
But wait… it gets better. Isn’t it just the icing on the cake when a company also gives back? Leon & George believes the world needs more plants – not just in our homes, but in our forests. To bring our impact full circle, Leon & George plant a tree in a U.S. forest for every plant sold.
It’s easy to shop for small plants, medium plants, and even plants that are pet-friendly or require little natural sunlight. In other words, you’re in safe hands and if you’re ever meant to keep a plant alive, it might just be one from them.
Price: Starting at $79, including plant and pot
Liquor-infused ice cream. Need I say more? Run, don’t walk, to your nearest computer or smart device and order some of this boozy ice cream. Each pint of NYC-based Tipsy Scoop’s ice cream is hand-crafted and made in small batches, with up to 5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and inspired by festive cocktail creations.
Tipsy Scoop offers Nationwide shipping via Goldbely.com, but if you live in the tri-state area of NYC, you can order via the Company’s website. Tipsy Scoop has a BOOZE x LOVE Valentine’s Day Pack available, which includes four pints of liquor-infused ice cream:
- Cake Batter Vodka Martini– Ice cream infused with cake flavored vodka, amaretto, and white chocolate liqueur
- Raspberry Limoncello Sorbet-Sorbet made with fresh raspberries, infused with Limoncello (non-dairy/vegan)
- Strawberry Chocolate Kisses Martini- Strawberry Ice Cream infused with vodka and mixed with chocolate chips
- Red Velvet Martini– Red Velvet ice cream infused with vodka and chocolate liqueur.
Price: The Booze x LOVE pack is $48, but other packages are available and prices vary. The last day to ship to receive before/on Valentine’s Day is 2/13 (for arrival on 2/14), but we will continue to ship the package through the weekend after as well.
Lou Malnati’s Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
While the jury is out on what the best style of pizza is, and there are other pizza joints that will deliver straight to your home even if you’re cross-country, Lou Malnati’s needs a mention, offering frozen pizzas delivered straight to your doorstep. I may or may not have flown a heart-shaped pizza in a few years ago, and I may or may not have been proposed to the very next day. JUST SAYING.
Price: $64.99 (which includes shipping) for a two-pack of pizza (one heart-shaped, one round)
For the Lovers
Love is Art Kit
So… this is just about the coolest idea, if you ask me. You’ll see a pretty obvious “connection is important on Valentine’s Day” theme with our gift guides perfect for couples.
Love Is Art offers all of the materials you need to safely create a abstract painting while being intimate with the one you love. There are a variety of different canvas and paint colors, with the one seen in the picture above as a “signature series” that is available for purchase.
- 10′ x 12′ plastic painters tarp to protect surfaces from paint splatters
- 41″ x 54″ specially treated cotton canvas
- 4oz bottle of specially formulated organic, non-toxic, washable paint
- Two pairs of disposable slippers
- Soft mesh body scrubber
Price: Kits start at $60, but you’ll need to purchase a $36 stretcher bar set, or pay to have your canvas stretched onto a frame professionally. You can currently receive a 25% off coupon by visiting their site.
Bundle is a personalized board game filled with a couples own memories, traditions and inside jokes! Here’s how it works: you fill out a 10-question “Bundle Blueprint” when you purchase the game, and based on the info sent, a custom game is made for you and your partner! Cards can be written in whatever voice appeals to you (want it a bit snarky? no problem!)
For example, some cards that personally pertain to me, may be:
- “Name 4 memories you have from Allison’s sister’s wedding.”
- “Josh gets published in a medical journal. Okay smarty pants! Move ahead one space and roll again.”
- “With what phrase does Allison often end her yoga classes?”
Price: $60. Non-personalized games can be purchased for $35.
Turnaround time: Once you send us your Bundle Blueprint, you’ll receive your game in about 7 days.
Eat Cake Naked
Aphrodisiac desserts to heat up your love life is exactly what a Bad Yogi needs to make Valentine’s Day complete. Why? Well, you can give the book itself to a husband/wife/lover/partner to a hot yogi who loves looking good and feeling better–and the recipes will keep on giving with Valentine’s spirit the whole year through.
This cookbook is full of dessert recipes “upgraded” with ingredients that support a healthy libido, like avocados, black sesame, ginger and grape seed oil. Of course, there’s also plenty of mouthwatering flavors as well. And ample information to give readers the tools to take their own favorite dessert recipes and tweak them to give them a bit of a nutritional boost.
Or, better yet, get the book for yourself and BAKE your lover a homemade Valentine’s day from the recipes in the book. They’re all filled with aphrodisiac ingredients to get you both in the mood. Now, that’s a Valentine’s gift that keeps on giving! Buy the book at http://www.eatcakenaked.com.
Lovers’ Yoga the book
Valentine’s Day should be about connection, and what better way to connect than through yoga? Are you ready to elevate your intimate connection with your partner, while enjoying all of the health and relaxation benefits of yoga? Do you feel like you could use some relaxation and your sex life needs a little inspiration? Well, that’s precisely what you can expect when you practice Lovers’ Yoga. Sometimes referred to as Couples yoga or Partner yoga, just with extra Oomph. This book is great for couples to relax and get more deeply connected together and is effective whether you’re a beginner or yoga expert! Help each other de-stress and have a few laughs on your mat with Lovers Yoga the book.
Wood in Philosophy
When seeking something timeless, literally, look no further than a watch. Even better, these are stunningly well-designed one-of-a-kind wooden watches from Wood In Philosophy.
Each watch is made with high-quality materials including Swiss movements, sapphire crystal glass, and exotic hardwoods. Their wood band watches come packaged in a beautiful wooden gift box and their leather band watches come in a stylish black box, perfect for gifting. They also offer custom text or image engraving. The only problem you’ll have is deciding between which watch you want (to gift) most.
Price: Starting at $109
Slick Willy Woodworking
Even if we’re a bit bad around here, we still want to do good for the world. These beautiful and environmentally friendly, responsibly sourced exotic hardwood cutting boards are the perfect gift for the person who likes to cook.
You may know that when preparing food on conventional plastic and wood cutting boards and countertops, many of these surfaces hold germs that get into our fruits, vegetables, and meats. The rustic, colorful and beautiful exotic hardwood cutting boards and butchers blocks are sealed with FDA approved mineral oils, creating a safe and reliable surface to prepare foods. All boards are handmade with a unique combination of exotic African hardwoods and reclaimed Michigan Walnut and Maple.
Price: $59 to $149
Golightly Cashmere Leggings
These cashmere leggings are lush and luxurious, but also sturdy and strong enough to give tired yogis’ legs the hugs they deserve. Cashmere is the warmest of fabrics, and there’s nothing finer you could wrap around wobbly thighs post too-many-chair-poses. Sorry, sweatpants. Golightly Cashmere is made by artisan knitters in Santa Fe, so it’s like a warm-and-fuzzy good-all-around thing.
Price: $225. Remember, she deserves it.
Garmin vívoactive 3
Guaranteed to please him or her, friend or lover, is the vivoactive 3 smartwatch by Garmin.
- More than 15 preloaded GPS and indoor sports apps, including yoga, running, swimming and more
- Monitor your fitness level with VO2 max and fitness age estimates, plus keep an eye on how you handle stress²
- Get connected features³ such as smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, LiveTrack and more
- Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 13 hours in GPS mode
Price: $269.99 and up
Subscription Boxes They’ll Love
Perfect for the stylish man in your life. With Sprezzabox, a stylist will handpick 5-6 different products, all yours to keep. Typical items will include ties, socks, pocket squares, grooming products & more.
A few days later a package will be patiently waiting for you. Each month after that, you can expect a box to arrive. Now time to wear all your new accessories!
Price: $28/month. You can also pay for six months up front for $156 and get a 7th month free.
Your Box Box
Don’t blush. There is nothing to be shy about self-love, even if it’s a bit beyond buying that fancy face mask at the beauty store. Your Box Box is a monthly women’s self-care subscription box because pleasure is the ultimate self-care.
What you can expect in a box:
- Scene setting bath bomb/bath salts/aromatherapy.
- Sex positive reads.
- A pleasure product.
- And a sweet treat to help prolong that post-O afterglow.
Price: $39.95 per box
It’s so much fun receiving monthly boxes of goodies, instead of just monthly bills. Consider getting your friend or loved one a spice-subscription box from Spice Madam.
Every box takes customers on a culinary journey to a new destination every month (February is ‘Turkish Delights’), which is a fun way for customers to have the travel experience with their family & friends each time the box arrives! Available for online order and shipping is free all over the US.
Each box comes with a menu plan and a shopping list to help with planning. This helps busy customers save time on trying out cuisines from other countries, searching for the spices, looking up recipes & finding a way to tie it all together.
Need more reasons to love Spice Madam?
- Every box sold support a non-profit that impacts youth education
- The company hires refugees to give them opportunities to work
Price: For $20 a month, customers will receive a culinary adventure subscription box filled with spices, recipes and a Spotify music playlist from a different destination every month, as well as fun facts and travel tips from the destination country.
Dollar Shave Club Membership
Give the gift of a hair-to-toe clean (ha ha!) that will leave everyone on your list looking, feeling, and smelling their best.
Price: Gift sets can be purchased for $50, $60 or $100. For delivery before Feb. 14, place order by Feb. 5.
Sometime life calls for special celebrations, and gift baskets, gift boxes, and gift cards just aren’t that exciting to a man. Man Crates curates high-quality gifts for guys shipped in wooden crates, ammo cans, concrete bricks, puzzle boxes, and DIY project kits. Fun, creative and unique? Check check and check. Here are a couple of our favorite options:
Whisky Appreciation Kit (pictured above)- In days past, a man’s fondness for whiskey was admirably brandished in full home bars, but in modern times, whiskey is hidden out of sight in cabinets and desk drawers like shameful secrets. The Whiskey Appreciation Crate is here to restore honor to the once great bond between a man and his drink. Price: $179.99
Salami Bouquet– Since fresh-cut flowers don’t cut it for men, they’ve gone ahead and made some delicious improvements to the traditional bouquet. Apparently, they began with the classic flower bouquet, then taste-tested and replaced every flower that wasn’t of sufficient flavor with chunks of seasoned charcuterie. Price: $59.99
Bunch of Animals Mens Underwear
Bunch of Animals is on a mission to banish the boring, be they briefs, boxers or that happy hybrid of boxer briefs. Each month, the company unveils new, visually stunning designs to brighten up your intimate wardrobe, created by talented artists the world over. Just because your outerwear may be a grey double-breasted suit doesn’t mean you can’t have a wild Bunch of Animals in your pants.
Namaste For a Drink Glasses
Available as a 16oz beer glass or 14oz stemless wine glass (shown), bring your vino and vinyasa session home and sip all through your yoga session. If that’s not your style, just visualize yourself transitioning beautifully from pose to pose and meditate with each drink. Either way, you’re sure to feel relaxed. Namaste.
Price: $9.99 for a 16oz beer glass, $14.99 for a 14oz stemless wine glass
Boom Boom Naturals
Boost focus and enhance breathing with Boom Boom Natural’s Essential Oil Nasal Inhalers. These inhalers are a custom blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils and stimulating scents that supports a lifted mood, increased focus and enhanced breathing. As seen on Shark Tank, so you know it’s pretty cool.
Price: Starting at $7.95
Yoga Puppies or Yoga Kittens 2019 Mini Wall Calendar
These cute, hilarious calendars with puppies and kittens doing yoga poses are a great little something for a Valentine’s Day gift that any yogi and pet lover will enjoy. Whether it’s for a friend, family member, or significant other, this will be a fun little gift to brighten their day in an entertaining way. A convenient mini calendar (7”x7”) is a perfect addition to a work desk or spot at home, and it lets them know you’re thinking of them. Available as a 16-month puppy or kitten calendar.
Price: $8. To purchase the kitten version, visit here.
Pure Hemp CBD Chocolate Bars
Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand-in-hand, and if we can add CBD to it, we will. Up your chocolate giving game with these newly launched, 100% organic, CBD chocolate bars.
Price: $15 for a 400MG CBD bar. Available in milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate.
Guided Meditation CD- ‘Cats and Meditation’
Don’t lie, you already have someone in mind that would actually be the perfect recipient for this guided meditation CD.
- Encouraging meditations inspired by cats
- You don’t need to have a cat to meditate with
- It’s a great introduction to a meditation practice
Price: $24.95 but for $34.95 you can get a mug, too.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Mail A Spud
Yes, it’s true that you can send a freaking potato in the mail. It’s kind of like a greeting card, only 10x better.
True story: a friend has been getting mystery potatoes in the mail for years now and it never once has let her down.
Price: $9.99 with your message written on a potato. $12.99 with any image you want on a potato.
Let’s just round out this roundup by taking a moment to tip our hats to all of the creative lil’ folks out there behind mailable potatoes and salami. What a great time to be alive.