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    Updated on Mar 7, 2019. Posted on Feb 8, 2018

    22 Unique Valentine's Day Gifts That Are So Much Better Than A Box Of Chocolates

    ~Out of the box~ gift ideas that *aren't* a ring.

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    1. A set of long-distance lamps you simply touch to signal a hello from far away to the person you love. This would be the highlight of my day tbh.

    Promising review: "Got this to keep in touch with my best friend who lives on the opposite side of the country. While there are a million ways to say hello, this was a cute alternative. It was easy to set up and you can choose how long the light stays on!" —arorah625

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $150.

    2. A decked out wet shave kit your significant other will bhairly believe you splurged on for them!

    The kit comes with a safety razor, badger hair brush, one alum block, shave soap, a stainless steel bowl, and five razor blades!

    Promising review: "Great starter kit that will help you begin wet shaving without paying crazy prices and leaving room for upgrades later. If you're considering going into the art of wet shaving, this kit should be towards the top of your list." —Timmy

    Get it from Amazon for $55.

    3. A customizable pillow to put a whole new spin on pillow talk this Valentine's Day.

    Check out more design options here.

    Get it from CoverLove on Etsy for $43.

    4. A subscription to BirchBox the lover who loves beauty samples! Pamper them with moisturizer and there won't be a dry eye in the room.

    Get a box from BirchBoxMen for $10/month or get the women's box here.

    Don't worry, I also hate that they are gendered.

    5. A weekend duffle bag because your future is packed with romantic getaways.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $120.

    6. A decked out caddy for your bathtub so your significant other can wine down and think about how much you love them.

    Promising review: "Loved it! Amazing product and very useful. It is designed very well so it basically meets all the needs in whether you use it for breakfast in bed or use it to hold your book while taking a bath. I definitely recommend it as a great gift. It's light and I also liked the color. Very classy." —Inna Rozenstein

    Get it from Amazon for $49.56.

    7. A mug that expresses your love. It'll be the high-point of their day to drink from these!

    Get it from TheOdysea on Etsy for $19.43.

    8. A jar of ideas for your date nights so you never run out of exciting new things to try. Just remember to stick to the plan and don't back out!

    Promising review: "This is a fun gift. We use it when we don't already have plans. It gives us ideas and a chance to do something we most likely would not have thought of otherwise. It's got some great ideas." —SPEDdoc

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18.

    9. A set of salt and pepper shakers — an elephantastic way to add some flavor back into whatever dish you cook up this year.


    Get them from Modcloth for $15.

    10. A heart-shaped picnic basket that comes with plates, wine glasses, cutlery, and more! This is shaping up to be the best Valentine's Day yet.,

    Promising review: "I purchased this basket for me and my fiancé, as we were having a picnic with three other couples in a park, celebrating Valentine's Day. Everyone loved and complimented the basket. It's very well-made, high quality, and bigger than expected. I was able to fit everything I wanted to carry inside (see picture for everything I placed inside, with the exception of the champagne bottles, for which I carried a separate basket). I am very happy with the purchase and it was worth every penny!" —Shekymorena

    Get it from Amazon for $78.99

    11. A customizable board game for any couples looking to make that love connection.

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely amazing! Item is beautifully crafted and well worth the money. He's going to loved it! Thank you guys so much, you have no idea how much joy this creation has brought me." —Casey.p

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $75.

    12. A hand-poured soy candle that smells like a dozen roses and can burn up to 80 hours. That's a lot of love!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Homesick Candle shop for $29.95.

    PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.

    13. A giant, heart-shaped towel for a romantic picnic in the park.

    Promising review: "Love this oversized beach towel! Great for photos and big enough for two people! This is way worth the money. Perfect for the beach or just hanging out at the pool or lake!" —KARA

    Get it from for $75.

    14. A valentines gift card that's otter this world!

    Get it from TurtlesSoup on Etsy for $4.50.

    15. A special dish for your loved one's jewelry and trinkets.

    Get it from Francesca's for $12.

    16. A tote bag you can fill with your special person's favorite things! It'll be toteally romantic.

    Get it from printapix on Society6 for $20.99.

    17. A pair of hearts boxers that might only be on their body for a brief time but it's the thought that counts. ;)

    Get them from American Eagle for $15.95 (available in sizes XS–XXXL).

    18. A game of 36 questions you can ask your partner. If you get though all of them, you might just fall in love.

    Promising review: "The questions are challenging and always seem to end up with a story and a laugh when you go through them with a significant other. It really does make you tell your story." —Susan

    Get it from The Grommet for $20.

    19. A beautifully crafted jewelry holder so they can "put a ring on it" without actually having to get down on one knee or anything.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this dish! I would buy this again as a gift for someone else. Perfect for storing my earrings!" —Stormie

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48.

    20. A LED neon sign to light up their day all year round.

    Promising review: "This is perfect. I am so happy with what came. It doesn't get hot or warm even after hours of use. It's light (which makes it easy to hang) and it's very pigmented. It shines pretty bright, is battery operated, has a clear cord, and is just the perfect size!" —milmil35

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.

    21. A unique take on the classic flower deliveries you've done in previous years.

    Get it from From You Flowers for $50.99+ (available with 1–3 hearts).

    22. A set of three bath bombs that leave behind a message for your special someone. Tell them again and again how much they fucking mean to you!

    Get a set of three from Firebox for $22.39.

    All of us preparing for the big night...

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    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides here!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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