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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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