Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so don’t wait until the last minute to get something special for your partner. If gifting chocolates and flowers are your traditional approach, maybe it’s time to try something a little different this year.Gifting something unexpected is not only more fun for the shopper (that’s you!), but it will let your partner know that you put a little more effort into finding something special for them.
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Here’s a list of 10 gift ideas that will say “I love you” to a romantic partner or close friend.
1. Enamel Otter Pin from Etsy
Pins are an easy way to express your individuality and liven up a jacket, backpack, hat or pretty much anything else you can attach them to. This one from Etsy features two inseparable otters holding hands. If you’re looking for a sweet and simple way to say “I love you,” get this now.
2. UE ROLL 360 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker from Amazon
The makers of UE (Ultimate Ears) are known for bringing exceptional sound to their line of wireless, portable Bluetooth speakers. Their newest release, ROLL, is lightweight, waterproof and offers 360 degrees of sound. Choose from six different colors to please the music lover in your life. Amazon may sell this at discount so check their site for available deals.
3. Caliban Yoga Mat from Fab
If your significant other favors yoga or another form of floor exercise, a warm colored mat can bring some relaxing energy to their next workout. This one from Fab is made from eco-friendly materials and comes with a unique design that breaks away from traditional solid color mats.
4. Herschel Supply Clark Messenger Bag from Bag King USA
Bags can go through heavy wear and tear in a short amount of time so if you notice that your partner is in need of a new one, consider a rugged option like this one from Herschel. This durable bag is roomy with multiple storage pockets and leather accents. Use it for school, travel or work.
5. Snugs and Kisses Pillow from Modcloth
If you’re interested in buying a gift for the home, it can be difficult to find something that suits a person’s decor. It might be a good idea to stick to something simple and neutral in color like this super comfortable pillow from ModCloth. The “X” and “O” decal gives a subtle touch of design to fit any living room, office or bedroom.
6. Picture Frame Set from Urban Outfitters
How many photos are stored in your phone right now? When was the last time you actually printed any of them? It’s likely your photos are taking up a lot of storage on your phone, and most of them will remain digital files forever. So why not alleviate some of that space and turn them into a gift for your partner? Find photos from a memorable trip you’ve taken together, favorite photos from last year or any photos that make you smile, and frame them to form a collage. Get a set of 10 frames like this one from Urban Outfitters to make your presentation pop.
7. Gold Heart Note Set from Sugar Paper
A handwritten note in our digital world has become a rarity so when we receive one, it’s extra special. Getting into the habit of sending cards is easy with this stationery set. This one has subtle gold accents and comes in a set of six. Pair it with a beautiful fountain pen to complete the gift.
8. Classic Literature Set from Barnes & Noble
Whether your partner is a book worm or just needs something to add to their home library, gifting classic books is a perfect way to satisfy any literary void. Until February 1, Barnes & Noble is offering a “Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free” deal on all 200 books in their Classics series. Choose from titles like “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and many more. Each are printed in their own Barnes & Noble Classics cover.
9. Preston Flap Bag from Fossil
A daily shoulder bag should be durable, practical and go with every outfit you own! If the woman in your life needs her bag upgraded, consider this one from Fossil. This leather and maroon option is on sale for 30% off (while supplies last), and its simplicity means it can fit a wide range of tastes and styles.
10. Star Wars Han Solo “I Know” Shirt from Amazon
Star Wars mania is here to stay. If you have a fan in your life, it’s a perfect time for gifting merchandise like this comfy shirt with Han Solo’s iconic words to Princess Leia: She says, “I love you.” He answers, “I know.”
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