20+ Valentine's Day Gifts That Aren't Obvious

Finding a meaningful gift for Valentine's Day always seems trickier to than buying presents for any of the other holidays of the year. They need to check off the boxes for being thoughtful and heartfelt; they have to fall in line with whatever obscure relationship stage you and your significant other fall under; and most of all, they need to have that special personal touch that reminds them just why you love them (and just why they love you too). On top of all that, you also want a gift that will stand out.

We're not necessarily knocking floral bouquets and boxes of chocolate — it's just that they've been done so many times before. To keep the spark and excitement in the gift-giving area of your love life, we've curated a collection of presents that your partner probably wouldn't even think to ask for but will one-hundred percent go crazy for. Here's 20 options that are just as unique as your relationship.

An old-fashioned way to start planning you and your S.O.’s next romantic getaway.
Assouline Chic Stays, $85.00 Buy
When you can't always be there to keep them warm, this puffer coat will. (Someone get me a job at Hallmark, stat.)
Ganni Vandalia Puffer Jacket, $440.00 Buy
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Meet the everyday bag they'll actually love — boasting separate tech pockets, a sleek leather exterior, and a hint of hardware. Your S.O. will think about you every time they're on the go.
Fossil Finley Shoulder Bag, $258.00 Buy
Let them know that they're your lobster.
Prize Pins Lobster Pin, $15.00 Buy
Prepare to be the most-loved person in the world. These protective sneaker boxes are sold in two, but we bet if you buy a whole wall of them you're guaranteed to be off the hook for anything wrong you do ever again.
Crep Protect Sneaker Box - 2 Pack, $45.00 Buy
A fancy key charm is good. But if you'r ready to take the next step, a fancy key charm with a spare set of keys to your apartment is even better.
Hermès Paddock Flot Charm, $430.00 Buy
Cheesy becomes cute when it's for the one you love. This fill-in-the-blanks book let's you customize your own love story.
Smoko What I Love About You Journal with Gift Box, $15.99 Buy
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Up your romantic game with a sweet new way to go stargazing.
Best Made The Stellarscope, $38.00 Buy
If your S.O. travels frequently for work and can't keep alive any surprise flower deliveries, try a trio of cute succulents instead. Every time they come back from a trip, they'll be waiting there with nary a tear for missing a few days of being watered.
Lula's Garden Trio Garden, $65.00 Buy
It's a smart pen and notepad in a slick leather case that transfers anything you write straight to your phone via Bluetooth. The real question is: Would anyone not want this?
Montblanc Augmented Paper Leather Writing Set, $680.00 Buy
Have a best gal pal in your life? Split a pack of the new adult version of friendship bracelets.
Roxanne Assoulin Rainbow Brite Bracelet Set of Three, $210.00 Buy
Honestly, these are a hilarious gift for anyone. Spoiler: Taylor Swift and Ray J's faces make up the the joker cards.
Christine Brown Kards, $30.00 Buy
Are you and your honey bun the most extra? Let them KNOW it.
BloomThat The Most Extra, $499.00 Buy
Give them a way to wear you close to their heart all day long. This sweet and small underpinning brooch (which fastens to bra straps, lapels, or you know, a wedding dress) allows you to monogram your initial so your partner can carry a piece of you everywhere they go.
Catbird The Underpinning, $196.00 Buy
A little prep for the activities later in the night (wink).
Kocostar Rose Lip Mask, $38.00 Buy
You should really be getting these for everyone in your life.
Boarding Pass Personalized Black Matte Brass Luggage Tag, $29.00 Buy
The temptation to gift your man just another pair of socks is real — especially when they're a stickler about not wanting to switch out their favorite tees and pants. Ease him into accepting a new closet item with a simple-but-good=looking piece, like a sport anorak.
Daniel Patrick DP Anorak Track Pullover, $475.00 Buy
Surprise your Valentine with a thoughtful piece no one else will have, like this handmade leather wallet from Spanish brand, Cuero and Mor.
Cuero & Mor Wallet, $320.00 Buy
If the two of you aren't quite ready for the commitment level of a kid (or even a pet), start off slow by testing your parenting abilities by growing a plant together. Welcome to relationships in 2018.
Urban Outfitters Grow Your Own Aloe Plant Kit, $16.00 Buy
Nothing says the two of you are on the same page quite like a pro-female T-shirt. Give her this and she'll hear the what you can't quite put into words: "I love and respect you and am here to support you and the struggles you face everyday as a woman."
Hips & Hair Catcall Tee, $42.00 $29.00, Buy
This gift is the perfect I.O.U. when you're both due for another international adventure.
Tod's Leather Passport Holder, $225.00 Buy
produced by Brianna Donnelly; edited by Laura Conte.
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