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    47 Best Sentimental Gifts For Valentine's Day

    From custom travel pouches to socks with your face on them, here you'll find dozens of unique gifts that will show your special someone just how much you care.

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    1. An adventure map that will make your fellow adventurer reminisce about all your very best trips together. The custom map can feature five cities, your names, and a special date.

    The map

    2. A long-distance, touch bracelet set to physically show your Valentine that you're there — even if you're states away. The connected bracelets sync together and to an app. When you touch one, the other will vibrate. Neat, right?

    The bracelet

    3. A bouquet embroidery kit for beginners that'll last a lot longer than a real flower arrangement. You can complete it yourself and gift it to your S.O., or give them the whole kit and have them embroider the beautiful bouquet themselves!

    Seven bouquet embroideries

    4. A Homesick Candle to pay homage to your Valentine's hometown, where they lived in college, or any other place that became their home at one point or another. Each candle is designed to last for 60 to 80 hours and comes in a glass jar the size of a soda can.

    5. A Night Sky Map so your Valentine can always remember the way the stars looked on a special night between the two of you. The map is customized based on location and date and can be personalized with a message.

    The Night Sky Map

    6. A custom portrait mug for the coffee-loving Valentine. Not only can you transform your favorite photo together into a piece of art that they'll want to use every day, but you can get it printed with a personal message (in your own handwriting), too.

    7. A personalized jewelry dish so your Valentine always knows just how much you care. The ceramic dish is a great place to store rings, necklaces, and earrings.

    The jewelry dish

    8. A custom bar necklace that can be engraved with the coordinates of a special memory between you and your Valentine. Whether it's the place you met, became friends, started dating, got engaged, or tied the knot, it's sure to be a memorable gift.

    Chain necklace with engraved plate

    9. A sterling silver monogram necklace because initials never go out of style. Whether you want to commemorate your family's initials or your Valentine's personal initials, it's sure to be a sentimental gift met with swoons.

    The necklace

    10. A tiny-but-meaningful corked jar that will remind your Valentine of a special moment between the two of you. The map in the bottle can be personalized to whatever place you'd like.

    The Message in a Bottle

    11. A hidden message ring so your Valentine always has a sentimental note to reassure themselves with. You can have the ring engraved with any message of your choosing so long as it's 20 characters or less.

    Engraved adjustable ring

    12. A personalized cutting board for anyone who loves to cook. The high-quality bamboo board can be engraved with whatever you like.

    The cutting board

    13. A fill-in-the-blank book where you can tell your Valentine exactly how you feel about them. Whether you're shopping for a sweet sentiment for your partner, bestie, sister, brother, mom, dad, or anyone else, there's a fill-in-the-blank book for you.

    The fill-in-the-blank book

    14. A hidden message necklace so your Valentine will be the only one to see your sweet note. This pull-out necklace can be engraved with names, dates, places — whatever you choose to commemorate!

    The hidden message chain necklace

    15. A Lake & Skye rollerball fragrance of the brand's signature 11:11 scent that will remind your Valentine to never stop wishing. The unisex fragrance is fresh and inspired by the teachings of Kundalini yoga. As someone who swears by the scent, I can attest just how much your Valentine will dig this roll-on — I know my sister did!

    Model's hand holding the fragrance

    16. An engraved cookbook stand to remind your Valentine of all the special memories of the two of you in the kitchen. Whether it's for your mom, grandma, or partner, this stand will let you not only highlight a memorable recipe, but your (or their) handwriting, as well.

    The engraved cookbook stand

    17. A dainty envelope necklace to engrave with a thoughtful message for your Valentine. You can even choose between different materials to commemorate specific anniversaries: first-anniversary paper, third-anniversary cork leather, fifth-anniversary wood, or eighth-anniversary bronze.

    The envelope necklaces

    18. A West & Willow pet portrait that will probably make your Valentine tear up. The high-quality prints are created based of a picture you send in. Take it from someone who has one hanging on their wall, you simply can't go wrong if you're gifting a fur mama or papa this Valentine's Day.

    The pet portrait

    19. A copy of Untamed by Glennon Doyle to inspire the person you love to trust and believe in themself. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love says that the book will "liberate women — emotionally, spiritually, and physically."

    The book

    20. A mindful breathing necklace that anyone with anxiety will be incredibly thankful for. The sleek design paired with the undeniable utility will make your Valentine feel seen.

    21. An incredibly unique bracelet that any baseball lover will get all the feels for. That's because these bracelets are made with actual threads from game-used baseballs from all the top teams. Told you in was a winner!

    Three bracelets

    22. A custom PopGrip to not only give your Valentine a better grip on their phone, but to remind them of a special moment between the two of you, too. You can upload any photo onto the grip—whether it's where you met, a memorable trip, your dream destination, or anything else.

    The custom pop grip

    23. A Morse Code bracelet so you can share a special message with your Valentine and your Valentine only. While you can absolutely pick from a selection of words, opting for a custom saying is that much more special.

    The Morse Code Bracelet

    24. A personalized year ring to commemorate a special year in your Valentine's life. Whether they're your partner, your parent, your sibling, or friend, this ring is a glitzy way to add a little sentiment to the Hallmark holiday.

    The rings

    25. A hidden message necklace that's beloved by thousands of Etsy shoppers. The minimalist circle necklace is engraved on the inside so only the wearer can look down and see it.

    The necklace

    26. A "Mama" hair clip for the new mother in your life. The hinged barrette is designed to work well with all hair types, making it a shoo-in for mamas of all kinds.

    The rectangular barrette

    27. A customized photo charm that's great for anyone who wears chain necklaces or Pandora bracelets. The sterling silver charm can be created with the photo of your choice, whether you want to give your Valentine a picture of yourself, your dog, your child, or another important memento between the two of you.

    Two varieties of the charm including a picture of a couple

    28. A personalized wallet so they'll think about you every time they go to cash out. This leather wallet is especially great for folks who don't rock jewelry still would be warmed by a sentimental gift.

    The wallet

    29. A pair of custom face socks that are bound to make your Valentine bust out laughing. Whether you cover them with your face, the face of their celebrity crush, your pup, or anyone else you deem fit, they'll want to wear them every day (so, really, you might want to buy two pairs).

    Reviewer Photo: The Socks

    30. A personalized storybook that will make your little Valentine feel so very important. You can customize the book with their name so that the entire story is about them.

    The personalized storbook

    31. A New York Times front page puzzle for the NYT lover. The best part is that, apart from being a puzzle of their favorite paper, you can actually choose for it to be from a specific date, so you can tie it to a major life event between the two of you.

    The puzzle

    32. A personalized record to commemorate you and your Valentine's love. You can put all your most memorable songs on the wall hanging, making it a great gift for the sentimental music lover in your life.

    Gold record

    33. A "100 Dates Bucket List" scratch-off poster so you two can create 100 more fun memories together, and be surprised by each square you scratch off.

    100 Dates scratch-off poster with some squared scratched off

    34. A custom print that illustrates where you and your Valentine's paths first crossed. The black-and-white photo depicts a street sign that can pass as a real place, so it will be a special sentimental secret between you and your love.

    The street print

    35. A custom birthstone ring so you can show your Valentine that your love is infinite. The infinity design can be customized with two birthstones and features a line of cubic zirconia crystals between them. What's more, it can be engraved on the inside and outside, if you so choose.

    Ring with red and yellow birthstones

    36. An engraved wristwatch to remind your Valentine just how much you care. The top-rated watch features a modern-rustic vibe thanks to a mix of metal and wood, and can feature a custom message on the back or be engraved with a series of go-to sentimental notes.

    The engraved wristwatch

    37. An engraved wallet insert so your Valentine will always have a reminder of just how much you care. The stainless steel card is engraved with a sweet message on love, and is designed to fit into a classic wallet.

    The stainless steel card

    38. A short and sweet keychain that will remind your Valentine just how much you care every time they grab their keys to go for a ride. The polished stainless steel keychain will not only tell them how much you love them but how much you hope they stay safe (which further illustrates how much you care), too.

    The stainless steel keychain.

    39. An engraved stainless steel cuff bracelet so your Valentine remembers to believe in themselves the way you do. It's like that popular saying... "If only you could see yourself through my eyes." Cute, no?

    The engraved silver bracelet

    40. A set of custom love letter cufflinks to help your Valentine look extra spiffy while also secretly reminding them just how special they are. Whether you use the custom-engravable notes to tell them how much you love them or to cheer them on for an upcoming interview or an event, they're sure to make one memorable gift.

    41. A mini vintage-inspired Bluetooth speaker that'll add some retro ambience (but better sound quality) to you and your Valentine's slow dance sessions.

    Mini retro-looking radio speakers in blue, white, black, green, and pink

    42. A personalized four-across game to balance out the intense competitiveness of game night with some sentimental value. It's be hard to be a sore loser when you're looking at something that thoughtful.

    Customized four-across game

    43. A Toy Story-themed pillow for a Valentine that's still very much a kid at heart, or for your most beloved partner in crime.

    Pillow that says "you're my favorite deputy!"

    44. Or a glass-enclosed artificial rose à la Beauty and the Beast that's simply beautiful (and doesn't require any breaking of curses to stay that way).

    Reviewer photo of the artificial rose lit up in the glass dome

    45. A set of candy heart stemless wine glasses, which is essentially just the adult version of handing out Valentines in elementary school.

    Five candy heart stemless wine glasses

    46. A first edition cover art wall print of their favorite classic novel because the classics always make them feel all ~sentimental~ (like the big mush that they are).

    Wall print of the original "Pride and Prejudice" cover art framed on a wall

    47. And a "to the moon and back" wire sign that quite literally spells out how much you love them. It's a statement piece that prompts an "awww" from anyone that sees it.

    Black "to the moon and back" wire word sign

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    Amazon original movie poster for "Book of Love"

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