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    26 Valentine's Day Gifts That Won't Make Them Cringe

    Because no one wants to wince at a present!

    1. A weighted blanket that'll help them chill the heck out and get some sleep. It'll make them feel like they're being swaddled in a giant hug, which will instantly calm them down.

    A person swaddled under a weighted blanket

    2. A copy of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking that'll inspire them to experiment with new ingredients. It includes a combination of recipes and theory, so it'll give them a deeper understanding of why things taste the way they do.

    The cover of Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

    3. A bath tray that'll keep their wine and phone handy while they bask in Epsom salts. It has grooves and slots to help keep their things from sliding around and extendable arms that'll fit on most bathtubs.

    A person lounging in a bubble bath while watching something on a tablet that is sitting on the bathtub tray

    4. A deck of tarot cards that'll help them tap into the occult and look ~within~. It comes with a guidebook that'll get them started with the basics, including different spreads and card meanings.

    The Hermit tarot card next to its meaning described in a book

    5. A trio of hanging terrariums that'll inspire them to become a plant parent and make their house a little cuter. They're perfect for succulents or cacti, which your partner will love if low-maintenance plants are more their speed.

    Three geometric hanging terrariums with plants inside in a living room

    6. Or a set of glass bulb planters that'll give their WFH desk a refreshing upgrade. You'll want to pair it with a plant like pothos, which can thrive in water alone and are a cinch to care for.

    Three glass bulbs on a stand with water plants

    7. A colourful 1,000-piece puzzle that'll keep their brain working and entertained, at the same time. The best part is, you can package it as an ~experience~ and do it together!

    The colourful 1,000-piece puzzle of a cliff-side village

    8. A pack of highly-pigmented markers that'll bring out your beau's inner Picasso. Reviewers love that each marker has two tips — a fine point for outlines and a thicker one for colouring.

    A few of the markers next to a vibrant illustration of a grapefruit slice

    9. An impressive chess set that'll look beautiful on their coffee table. Reviewers love that each piece was carved by hand and say that its rustic aesthetic elevates their playing experience.

    A beautiful wood chess board with its wooden pieces

    10. A rose quartz facial set that'll boost their at-home spa energy. It comes with a double-sided roller and a gua sha scraper that'll help soothe tension, decrease puffiness, and promote circulation.

    The roller next to the scraping tool on a mat

    11. Their pet's portrait in watercolour, because their fur baby deserves some love this Valentine's day, too. You can get up to four pets painted in one portrait, so if they have multiple pets, you won't have to pick favourites.

    A person hanging up their pets portrait

    12. A portable Bose speaker that'll let them crank their favourite tunes wherever they are. Reviewers say they're astonished by the clarity and power this thing has, regardless of its itty-bitty size.

    A person lying next to the speaker in bed

    13. A pair of whisky glasses that'll give both of you something special to cheers with. Reviewers say they're weighted perfectly and that they love the stylish striped design.

    Two whisky glasses filled with whisky on a wood table

    14. An air diffuser that'll help them find their inner zen. It'll revitalize the air around them for up to seven hours and let them explore the benefits of aromatherapy with essential oils.

    The air diffuser on a desk in a bright room glowing a soft orange colour while shooting mist out of the top

    15. An insulated thermos that'll keep their morning coffee piping hot until the end of the day. Reviewers say it's totally leakproof, so they won't have to worry about it spilling in their backpack.

    A person pouring coffee from a kettle into a vacuum insulated thermos

    16. A funky neon light that'll give their room a majestic vibe. Reviewers say they like how it doesn't heat up while it's on and how the weighted base keeps it from toppling over.

    The unicorn light on a bed

    17. A sleek, multi-purpose bike tool that anyone who rides a bike should have. They can also use it around the house for a quick fix that doesn't require busting out the whole toolbox.

    18. A teak bowl candle that'll look elegant on their nightstand. Reviewers say it will burn for up to 20 hours and that it smells like an absolute delight.

    The candle's triple wicks lit on a wooden table next to a plant

    19. A beard-grooming kit that'll help hydrate and polish their facial hair. It's a fragrance-free set, so it won't overpower their senses (or distract from their signature scent).

    A double sided comb, beard balm, and beard oil together with their gift box

    20. A macrame kit that'll give them the tools to make their own decorative wall hanging. It's suitable for beginners and comes with step-by-step instructions that'll teach them everything they need to know.

    The leaf-patterned macrame hanging on a wall next to a plant

    21. A Kindle Paperwhite that'll give them the virtual library of their dreams. It's designed to be glare free, so they can use it without straining their eyes.

    A Kindle next to a cute dog

    22. A nude flower vase that'll complement the rest of their ultra-rad decor. Each vase is handmade in Montreal, with certain *ahem* details hand painted with 14-karat gold.

    Two body-shaped flower vases with flowers sticking out of them

    23. A matte French press that'll serve up their daily cup of Joe in style. It'll strain their coffee through three reusable filters, so they won't end up with grounds in their mug.

    A matte french press on a cutting board

    24. A luxurious sleep mask that'll help them get their beauty sleep, without pulling their hair or irritating their eyes. It's hypoallergenic and made of silk, so it shouldn't upset their sweet, sensitive skin.

    Four silk eye masks for sleeping

    25. A well-crafted chef's knife that'll impress them, no matter how particular they might be when it comes to cooking. Reviewers love that it's practical, beautiful, and super easy to wield.

    A knife on a cutting board next to a lime, steak, and rosemary

    26. And finally, a massage gun that'll help ease their sore muscles in between RMT sessions. It comes with five different massage heads, so they can really get into those annoying knots.

    A massage gun plugged into an outlet

    Enjoy your not-so-cheesy Valentine's Day, y'all!

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