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    45 Valentine's Day Gifts That'll Put Their Ex To Shame

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    1. A handmade ring featuring the cityscape of your choice.


    Get it from CaitlynMinimalist on Amazon for $42 (available in three finishes and lots of cities).

    2. I Choose You (Every Day & Always) — a charming and relatable book about how your love is a conscious choice and something you build together.


    It's llustrated by Yumi Sakugawa, who you might know from one of the most relatable comics of all time.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.58, Barnes & Noble for $10.30, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    3. A Fizzics beer system that makes cans or bottles of beer feel like draft beer.

    The system uses fluid dynamics and sound technology to change the texture of the beer. It'll give each drink a nice foam head and make it taste like it was poured fresh from the tap. I've taste-tested beers and ciders that went through the Fizzics system and I can confirm they taste fresher and smoother!

    Promising review: "I was very hesitant at first about making the purchase, but after using this for the first time, I’m so happy I did. If you’re a beer lover, this is a must-have in your home. I may have to buy more of these for gifts." —Shawn Woodward

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    4. A How I Met Your Mother-inspired bath bomb for a gift so amazing, they'll probably tell your future kids about it.


    It's scented with pineapple jasmine (for the pineapple incident), has a red center (like those red cowboy boots), and has a blue French horn necklace inside!

    Get it from GeorgiaCharmBombs on Etsy for $7.80. (Or just get a French horn keychain here.)

    5. A couple's Question a Day journal that helps you two log and track your journey of ~love~.


    You each answer one question every day for a year, and then go back and re-answer those same questions for five years in a row. At the end, you'll be able to see how much you've grown and in what ways you've stayed the same.

    Promising review: "Only two weeks in, this journal has become much more than 'a fun little exercise.' It is something that I look forward to doing every morning when I wake up. It has become a part of my daily routine, and I can't wait to answer the questions day after day. My boyfriend most definitely feels the same way. Not only is it fun, this journal has been the beginning of a lot of great conversations in our relationship. Even the silliest questions, (ie "What's the softest thing you are wearing today?") are a cause for self-reflection and discussion, since I get to wear my PJs (I work from home), and my boyfriend's softest thing are his socks (poor sucker goes into a corporate office day after day). More serious questions have led to conversations about race (we are an interracial couple), culture, body image, etc. I am truly looking forward to seeing how our answers change over the years, and I can't wait to see all of the questions that are in store for us for the upcoming year!" —S.Kahlon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.29.

    6. A multi-use skillet with room to cook a bunch of food at once, so you don't even have to wake up that early to surprise your SO with breakfast.

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    Promising review: "Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook because food cook differently and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it! A++" —Dan S

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

    7. A subscription to Winc — a service that mails them tasty wines right to their door.


    I've used Winc a lot and I recommend it to pretty much everyone. All the wines are delicious and come in beautifully designed bottles. It's super convenient having a cache of wine ready to go. You never know when guests might stop by! Best of all, if you ship four or more bottles, shipping is free! Due to certain state laws, you can't mail Winc to people living in AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MI, MS, OK, RI, SD, or UT. Read my whole review of this awesome service.

    Get it from Winc for $13+/bottle.

    8. A pair of baseball park map glasses to celebrate their favorite team, even if you're a fan of the rival team.


    Get them from UncommonGoods for $35 (available in 13 teams).

    9. A mini tin of Tabasco chocolate proving their theory that hot sauce really does taste good on everything.

    Vermont Country Store

    Get it from Amazon for $5.30 or two from Vermont Country Store for $14.90.

    10. A Nudes photo album you can fill with tasteful boudoir photos, or just regular photos of the two of you hanging out.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    11. An elegant initial necklace for a seemingly thoughtful gift, even if you buy it super last minute. Thank yooou, Amazon Prime!


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in all the letters).

    12. A Schrute Farms sweatshirt worth giving a really good TripAdvisor review for.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 24 colors).

    13. And a custom star mug you can give them, even if they forgot to go to Kelly's America's Got Talent viewing party.


    Get it from bitter_lizard on Zazzle for $16.

    14. A bag of coffee that will wake them the hell up so they'll actually listen to your interesting anecdotes on the commute into work.


    Promising review: "Love it! I drink strong coffee because I like the flavor and the energy. Starbucks, Peet’s, and other popular roasters are good but not quite strong enough for my taste. When Amazon suggested I try Wake The Hell Up, I woke the hell up and tried it. It’s great because I experience the mental clarity, focus and energy to keep up with a fast paced life without the jitters." —Lyn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. Or a subscription to Atlas Coffee Club so their taste buds can travel to new countries every morning.

    Atlas Coffee Club

    Atlas Coffee Club sources their ingredients using sustainable farming practices, roast the beans as soon as you place an order, and make ordering a snap. You can purchase individual bags to sample (though some are only available with a subscription), or sign up for the delivery service so your loved one can receive different bags biweekly or monthly. See BuzzFeed's review of this coffee subscription service.

    Get a three-month gift subscription from Atlas Coffee for $60.

    16. Why So Ever Bards Dispense Profanity — a fun party game that uses actual Shakespeare quotes to create some pretty hilarious situations.


    The game works a lot like Cards Against Humanity or Know Your Meme. A player puts down a prompt and all the other players put down cards with Shakespeare quotes on them. This isn't for kids: The results can get pretty smutty.

    Promising review: "THIS GAME IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO ENJOY, whether you know anything about Shakespeare or not — it makes no difference. I had no idea how much wit and how much 'inappropriate' language are in his plays. It's extremely easy to learn so you aren't wasting time reading instructions. In fact, the very-brief instructions say to just play until you get bored. ;-) Nothing serious about this game!" —Long Beach Native

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    17. A pair of heart mugs and bamboo spoons we're sure will be their cup of tea.


    And pick up some red-colored hibiscus tea for the full effect!

    Get them from Amazon for $23.97.

    18. A pizza box filled with 'za-themed socks we promise aren't too cheesy.


    Get a box of four pairs from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes).

    19. A heart-shaped box full of jerky, for loved ones who are always saying they prefer salty over sweet.

    Man Crates

    Get it from Man Crates for $34.99.

    20. Or a salami bouquet to give to the best person you'll ever meat.


    This gourmet salami comes from Olympia Provisions so it's more than just a novelty gift.

    Get it from Food52 for $50+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A custom leather or woven camera strap they'll think looks pretty snappy on their camera.

    Amazon, Free People

    Get the custom leather one from Amazon for $25 or or the colorful option from Free People for $88.

    22. A custom neon sign for when screaming your love from the mountaintops doesn't feel as classy as immortalizing it in glass.


    Get it from LoveStruckLights on Etsy for $275.

    23. A sexy piece of lingerie — whether it be a teddy, babydoll, or bodysuit — to spice things up after your V-day date.

    Yandy, Amazon

    Get the teddy from Yandy for $29.95 (available in sizes S–XL and three colors), the teddy from Yandy for $9.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X and two colors), or the bodysuit from Amazon for $15.99.

    24. A five-pound bag of Albanese gummy bears to give to your sweetie with a sweet tooth.


    Or are they more of a Haribo person?

    Get it from Amazon for $14.40.

    25. And a Quip toothbrush to make sure that sweet tooth doesn't get a ton of cavities after all that gummy-gorging.

    I have a Quip and I'm never going back to ordinary toothbrushes. It has a pleasant buzz without being too intense and has a sleek design that fits nicely in your hand. Conveniently, they mail you replacement heads and batteries, so you never have to deal with worn out bristles. It also won our budget category for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of getting an electric tooth brush but after the first day of use I was hooked! The sleek design and the carrier that sticks to the mirror is very aesthetically pleasing. I'm also one to stick to routine and the 30 second quadrant interval buzz helps feed to that. My gums were sensitive the first week but after using this more they are sparkly clean! My dentist said my teeth and gums are extra healthy and clean! I definitely recommend it!" —Mosancz

    Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in multiple plans).

    26. A position of the day book for when your bedroom routine is well, kind of routine.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66, Barnes & Noble for $12.24, Urban Outfitters for $12.95, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound.

    27. A beer-scented soap for the perfect add-on present when you want to shower them in gifts.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A zodiac ear crawler, because your love was written in the stars.


    Get it from SpringFineArt on Etsy for $9.90+ (available in 12 signs).

    29. A book full of prompts on why you love them, because sometimes you need a little help finding the words.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.37.

    30. A pair of sneakers that'll let them wear their heart on their shoes instead of their sleeves.

    Get them from Betsey Johnson for $59.

    31. Or a pair of Allbirds wool runners to give them the gift of fashionable comfort. Now they might actually say yes if you ask them to (literally) run away with you.

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    These things are like strapping comfy clouds to your feet. Your partner will love 'em! Oh and look: They're named one of the best everyday sneakers you can buy by BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (in men's, women's, or children's sizes).

    32. Hot honey or truffle hot sauce to bring some 🔥heat🔥 to the relationship., Amazon

    I've tried Mike's Hot Honey and I think everyone will love it! Read my review of that spicy ambrosia.

    Get the hot honey for $9.61 or the truffle hot sauce for $17.98 from Amazon.

    33. A custom pet pillow of their favorite furry friend, because double the pets is double the fun (when one of them doesn't have to eat or go for walks).


    Get it from aurespaces on Etsy for $39.95+ (available in seven sizes).

    34. A beautiful bouquet of red roses, pink Peruvian lilies, and white snapdragon, if you'd like to keep things classic this Valentine's Day.

    The Bouqs Company

    All of Bouq's farms practice sustainable farming and they only harvest what they sell to cut down on waste.

    Get it from The Bouqs Company for $58+ (available in three sizes).

    35. A fancy and cozy blanket featuring some woodland scenes or a diamond pattern, so movie nights can be extra wonderful.

    Free People, Amazon

    Get the green blanket from Free People for $94 or the diamond pattern from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).

    36. A shipment of American Wagyu beef staples so you can have a fancy as heck dinner at home and avoid the crowds.

    Snake River Farms

    It comes with two black grade top sirloins, two ribeye filets, black pepper-infused salt, and a SRF thermo bag. Sold separately, the value is $119, which isn't a huge money-saver BUT! you do save a lot of money by not going out to a fancy restaurant.

    Get it from Snake River Farms for $99.

    37. A felt letter board so you can really spell out how much you care.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    38. A whole new underwear and sock drawer from Basic Outfitters, because you've seen their hole-filled underwear and need to step in.

    Basic Outfitters

    The box comes with four pairs of socks, two pairs of underwear, three shirts, and one wildcard option, like sweatpants. Everything is buttery soft and high quality. You can also read my review of this cool service.

    Get it from Basic Outfitters for $70.

    39. A big box brimming with candy for the person you're sweet on.

    Shari's Berries

    The box comes with marshmallow twists, chocolate hearts, gummy bites, gummy bears, yogurt covered almonds, Jelly Belly mix, XOXO candy treats, yogurt covered pretzels, and cinnamon lovers hearts.

    Get it from Shari's Berries for $39.99.

    40. A gin making kit, which might be a fun project to do together — almost as fun as drinking it!


    It comes with two glass bottles, a fine steel strainer, a stainless steel funnel, juniper berries, and a secret botanical blend.

    Promising review: "Bought for a white elephant gift exchange...and my wife stole it from my family — which was awesome. She made it, and we're thrilled with the results! We have already gone through half of the gin she made (really, we don't have a problem) as it's both fine for sipping, as well as mixing with some of our typical gin cocktails. We're looking forward to making another batch." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $42.

    41. A subscription to Comma Vintage, a service that mails them fun vintage clothing every three months.


    Each box has one or two items of clothing and two to three accessories.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35+/shipment.

    42. A Homesick candle scented like their home state, for a thoughtful and nostalgic gift.


    Promising review: "I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan, it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately. Definitely worth my money. :)" —Bailey K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    43. A hardy pothos plant with heart-shaped leaves that'll give you an excuse to come over to visit more. Gotta water that babe!


    Get it from Bloomscape for $35.

    44. A subscription to Birchbox, a service that delivers beauty or grooming samples so they can step out of their product comfort zone.,

    Each month, they'll get five products, based on their beauty profile with info like skin type and tone. You can either have all the products picked out by Birchbox, pick one out yourself and get four surprises, or curate your own box!

    Get a subscription from Birchbox for $10/month or $110/year — Birchbox here and Birchbox Man here.

    45. Aaand a box of Galentine's Day chocolate if you're just trying to prove that your friendship is better than any of their exes.


    It comes with nine mini bars of each: classic, mokaccino, fruity, and dark chocolate.

    Get it from TCHO for $25.99.

    Don't forget the best gift of all: loving and supporting your partner!

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