Dead Trees With A Digital Twist
Instead of cruising the grocery store card aisle for a card to express your sentiments, put some personalization into your paper gifts with a variety of cool new startups. Prinstagrams is a company that prints your Instagrams for a reasonable price, so you can pop them into an album or get them framed. If the apple of your eye is super internetty, get them an IRL GIF from http://gifpop.io/, which uses lenticular printing to make cards come alive to with emotion (as GIFs do).
Gadgets That Keep On Giving
If you’re like us, there are some techy items you can’t live without even for a day. Getting your love (or treating yourself to) one of these essentials is a sure way to ensure you’re always on their mind. A never-fail option is an external hard drive (we like the Rugged Thunderbolt by LaCie), and they’ll think of you every time they transfer a file.
Fitness gifts can feel taboo on Valentine’s day, but these techy picks are cool enough to get away with. Save your Valentine from the slouch with the lumoback posture corrector. Or, get them a snazzy Jawbone or Fitbit Flex to keep them on track. And, to help them stay safe, try these USB-charged bike lights to keep your love (or your BFF) from being splattered across the road on their way to sweep you off your feet.
If your special someone is the creative type, it might be time to skip the flowers and go for to the Adobe suite. They can repay you in excellently Photoshopped Valentines next year.