Valentine’s Day has definitely evolved over the last couple of years. Once it was cards, candy and flowers, but now it’s all about really finding a unique and special gift for that special someone. It’s not just about romantic love anymore either. Gifting a special friend, or child, or family member in your life is also common. Valentine’s Day is now all about love! Show that special person, no matter who they are, how much they mean to you by really finding a special gift. Check out some really unique gifts to pick up and share the love!
We received samples in exchange for inclusion in this guide. All opinions are our own.
Something for Her
Give her a bit of sparkle with a perfect pair of shoes she’ll love! She will be able to wear these Tieks for dress up and dress down occasions. These are high quality flats that are super comfortable. You can fold them up and store them in your bag to slip off the uncomfortable heels and trade out for comfy and stylish flats! All Tieks have a rubber non-skid sole to keep you from slipping. They have tons of gorgeous colors and prints, but I’m digging their Lovestruck – a rose-gold flat – for Valentine’s Day!
Decorate her bed with an awesome Collage Pillow from Collage.com. Super-soft for top-notch cuddling, you can customize your Collage pillow with 1-40 pictures. You can even use pictures from your social media account, so no need to download. Add text and titles to proclaim your love. The cover to your pillow is removable and machine washable…just in case! Collage.com features tons of different items to customize with pictures of you and your love, so if a pillow isn’t your style, grab her a tote bag or even a calendar!
If your love loves animals, the Phebe-n-Me Love t-shirt is perfect! Super comfortable and flattering, the Love t-shirt features two sweet doggies curled up to make a heart. Phebe-n-me is not only stylish, they are socially and environmentally conscious. Each purchase of one of their products helps fund animal rescue. Not only will you impress her with your choice in a cute shirt, but you get extra points for helping charity. The Love shirt is available in 4 different colors and in sizes up to 2 XL.
Nothing is better than a great surprise. JewelScent Moroccan Oil Soaps are the perfect blend of a great soap and an amazing surprise. The soap is all-natural and organic and made to perfectly pamper her skin with luxurious oil, Vitamin E and antioxidants. As she uses the soap, she gets to enjoy the smell, and eventually uncover a plastic pouch containing a hidden jewel valued between $10 and $7500. With scents in Strawberry Sorbet and Lemon Lime Ginger she will love using the soap, and will love receiving her jewel. JewelScent also has a line of candles, body scrubs and aroma beads, all containing a beautiful jeweled ring surprise!
Betty Boop has been an iconic figure for years. If your gal is a fan of the cutest cartoon lady out there, check out all the amazing Betty Boop glasses, mugs and more from Vandor. She’s love drinking from the great travel cups that are all the rage right now. Perfect for staying hydrated and stylish. At 18oz, it’s perfect for taking on the road, or using at the office. She can use it all year long!
For the lady that loves clean and classic jewelry designs, Angelica Joy Jewelry is the perfect choice. The Angelica Joy Jewelry Perfect Love necklace is elegant and sophisticated and just right for someone that likes to make simple statement. Crafted in 14K yellow, white or rose gold, it would match with anything she wears, anytime, from going out to staying in. Angelica Joy Jewelry is inspired by nature and simplistic forms and made with luxury materials, to crate a delicate interchangeable design perfect for layering or wearing alone. Angelica Joy Jewelry features necklaces, rings and bracelets in unique designs to help make her look as fashion-forward as she is.
If your woman is anything like me, relaxing in a warm bubble bath is a favorite daily tradition. Why not make bath-time even more enjoyable with Splash Tunes Pro‘s Bluetooth Wireless Speaker? This ingenious waterproof speaker (available in blue, gray, and pink) allows you to listen to your favorite tunes and answer phone calls while taking a shower or bath. Easily suctioned to any surface, transport music into any area of your home – the kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc. Make Valentine’s Day more romantic by playing your favorite love songs through Splash Tunes Pro. Talk about a gift the entire family will love!
When your lady wants to help change the world, giving her a pair of MADE shoes from the Because I am a Girl line will make her smile. MADE has a mission to create positive change in the world. A percentage of all MADE Plan shoe sales will support the Because I am a Girl initiative, directly helping 4 million girls living in poverty. The MADE Plan Lindsay shoe is a classic lace up shoe, with bright pink and warm blue featuring the Because I am a Girl logo. MADE features 4 different styles, each one supporting the Because I am a Girl initiative. From education to providing clean water for girls all over the world. Let her show how she cares for girls everywhere with MADE.
Before taking her for a night on the town, give her the Deborah Lippman Sexy Back Polish and Lip set. Super flirty and fierce, the limited-edition collection features the fierce flirty fuschia creme Sexy Back lipstick and nail lacquer. Deborah Lippmann is a manicurist for the stars, so she knows style and fashion, as well as how to make incredible products. Her line of lacquer, nail treatments and treatments for nails, hands and feet, are renowned in the industry. Your lady would love to wear something from the pages of Vanity Fair.
Great Gifts for Him
Get him a gift that will keep you connected and close to his heart throughout the year. The one thing we carry with us everywhere is our smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone will be a welcomed gift, and the gold option is elegant, too. Open up the phone and add a photo of you as the screensaver and pin a romantic love note to the home screen before you pass him the gift. The S5 has an impressive 16-megapixel camera, a heart rate monitor, and a fingerprint scanner so it’s on top of technology. It’s got a gorgeous, clear screen and all the fitness tools built-in.
You know how much he loves his gadgets, and how much he likes to take care of them. This adorable smart cloth from Toddy Gear will help him polish his gadgets and remember you while he does. The smart cloth is perfect for getting rid of any dirt, dust or smudges from his phone, tablet, camera and even his glasses. The premium microfiber leaves everything scratch free without any need for liquids or sprays. Available in 4 cute Valentine’s Day designs, he is sure to love it as much as he loves you!
Nothing is sweeter than a personalized gift like a beautiful print of the two of you! Let AllPosters.com MyPhotos help you print your favorite picture on canvas as a meaningful gift that will also personalize your home for years to come. You can print your own photos onto a traditional print that’s framed or on a canvas. You can also choose something unique like an acrylic or wood mounted print that will really stand out in your home. If you’re not feeling creative, AllPosters.com also has a wide selection of art and photography prints to choose from.
Not sure what to gift your guy? Let an expert help you pick a perfect gift. LUDI GiftBox stands for “Let Us Do It”. They can help you customize a giftbox when you answer a few questions including your budget and a bit about the recipient and they’ll do the rest. They have several preset gifts to show you the quality of their selections and as a quick picks if you know what you’re looking for. Just take a peek at one of their pre-made gift sets made for men. This grooming kit includes a high quality canvas toiletry bag with rugged leather and lots of storage space and built-in organizers. Pair that with an artisan sop and lip balm for a gift that will show you care. Visit ludigiftbox.com for a customized gift for men or women. A fun one to check out for ladies is their Milk & Cookie set.
Keep your man cozy with the coolest socks on planet earth. Living Royal takes the boring old white sock and throws it out the window! The patterns are bold and unique. Cheeseburgers, cakes, camo, and yes, even bacon….these socks will make heads turn. Living Royal has knee high, crew and ankle socks, so if your guy loves to add a bit of style to his suit or shock the guys at the gym, these socks are for him. Find his favorite thing and send him out into the world wearing it. Living Royal socks are made in the USA and can fit up to a size 10 in mens. Since the sizes are also unisex and one size fits most, you can grab a matching pair for yourself!
The music lover will love having an amazing rechargeable blue tooth speaker like the Rapoo Portable NFC Speaker. Featuring clear and powerful sound, the Rapoo has a lithium battery that can last up to 10 hours on continuous play. Rapoo can play your music as well as allow you to make and receive phone calls. Perfect for working in the garage, mowing the lawn or just relaxing. Rapoo easily pairs with your device, and can even connect two devices simultaneously. The Rapoo Speaker is available in 5 difference colors and has a sleek retro look. Great for any age, and any style!
One of the first things we notice about someone is their smile. Crazy enough, a new study revealed that oral health issues was reason #3 among the top dating deal breakers. Only beat out by a jealous ex and unemployment as reasons to stop a budding romance. :DentalPlans is a great way to give a confidence boost to your significant other. Treat him to a discount card that will give back to him with savings all year long. For more fun stats about dental health and romance, check out :DentalPlans new infographic! Visit DentalPlans.com for more information on discount savings plans available.
Perfect For Him or Her
What could be a better gift for that special someone in your life than his and hers watches. Arvo has such an amazing selection of watches and they are totally unisex. Get one for you and one for him and then you can totally share! Double the presents! As a huge collector of watches, I knew exactly what I was looking for for my husband. He loves watches that are classic looking and well constructed. I am absolutely in love with my Good Samaritime watch, he needed one too. The coolest thing about this watch is that 10% of every one purchased will be contributed to a social cause, which cause is determined by the color of the second hand. What a cool idea! Head to their website here to see their entire collection and affordable prices.
A perfect way to give a yummy treat and show your love is by giving Walkers Shortbread hugs and kisses. Use the shortbread fingers to make the x’s and shortbread rounds to make the o’s for the perfect hugs and kisses, besides your actual hugs and kisses. Walkers Shortbread is delicately sweet and buttery, its perfectly paired with a morning cup of cocoa or coffee. Walkers Shortbread is literally my favorite treat in the world! Walkers Shortbread is as Scottish and you can get, using the same recipe from 1898. Walkers Shortbread is available online or at grocery stores. Walkers also has a gluten free version of it’s rounds!
Fun Gifts for the Boys
Dress him up in a cute on-trend style with a Levi’s denim jacket. Jean jackets are right in style right now and will look darling on your boys – big or small. With Levi’s brand you’ll find an assortment of jeans, jean jackets and joggers. Choose from best-selling fits like their 511 Slim for boys or Super Skinny Leggings for girls in denim inspired washes. Styles come in sizes 0-20! Visit Levi.com to browse their latest styles or look for Levi’s at your favorite department store.
What’s better than sharing the love of poetry on Valentine’s Day. But poetry doesn’t have to be all mushy. Shel Silverstein is a bestselling author of poetry books that boys will love because of his silly humor! Pick one of his latest poetry books, or pick up all 4. Titles include: Falling Up Special Edition and A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 new never-before-published poems in each; Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition celebrates it’s 40th anniversary; and Every Thing On It is a brand new collection of 100 new poems pulled from Shel’s personal archives! All 4 of these Shel Silverstein books are available now at your favorite book retailer.
Get your kiddo new kicks just in time for Spring! These adorable pediped Originals are from their new Spring/Summer line and a perfect way to start welcoming the weather warming up. pediped has incredible quality and comfort for little feet. They are our favorite shoe company, as their shoes stay in wonderful condition even past them growing out of their size, which isn’t the case with most shoes we try with our rough and tough little boys. You can browse their collections that start at infant sizes and go up through big kid sizes 4-4.5. Connect with pediped on Facebook or on Twitter @pedipedfootwear for their latest news, styles, and sales!
Sweet Gifts for the Girls
Every Little girl needs the perfect accessories, am I right? I am constantly on the look out for something new and fun to dress up my little girl’s locks! From bows to clips Jellabee has you covered. Everything is handmade from the best materials. Best of all, these bows are so affordable. I just can’t get enough of them! With Valentine’s Day right around corner the girls in your life have to have at least one of her Glitter Heart Clips. The one pictured on my 2-year-old above is the large chunky glitter size, and at only $5, you might just have to grab all 7 colors! Check out everything in her shop here.
Do you have a little princess to celebrate this Valentine’s Day? Just Pretend Kids has the perfect dress up clothes for for every little girl! Does she love mermaids, fairies, dancing, and all things fancy and fun? Then this is the shop for you. My little girl has this Ice Princess dress and it is a huge hit around here! It has beautiful detailing, like the snowflakes on the cape and the scroll work on the skirt. My little lady’s favorite is the hoop in the bottom that makes it twirl better than any dress out there! Any little girl would feel the love with a gift like this! Find all their gorgeous option here.
Encourage their creativity and learning at the same time with school supplies made to be fun! No more boring poly folders or plain pencil pouches – Yoobi makes them unique, functional, and fun! Like a portable tape dispenser shaped like a donut and that closes to protect the tape. Or how about a cool sticky note dispenser – how clever! Pick out items from their pink, purple, blue or green collections. My boys were totally digging the adorable mini backpack pencil pouch. For every item purchased, Yoobi donates an additional item to a classroom in need here in the states. All items are under $10 and available at Target stores nationwide.
Make your little girl’s shoes really fly with Shwings! Inspired by the winged shoes of the Greek God Hermes, Shwings are brightly colored shoe accessories that easily lace on and instantly take a boring shoe to the next level. Available in colors and patterns to fit any style, Shwings are the perfect gift. Shwings are even available in My Little Pony, lightning bolts, butterflies and skull designs! You can grab them for boys as well. Trust me, you are going to want some of your own!
Taking a stand and being cute is totally what teens are all about. Your teen girl will love showing her support of the anti bully movement with the Red Leather Love Bracelet from Compassion Brands. The bracelet is studded with gold and has the signature cross out crystal logo. Super fashion forward, the Love Bracelet would look great anytime. Compassion Brands donates a 33% of their royalties to victims of bullying. With jewelry, clothing and accessories your teen will be stylish and totally cute and helping people at the same time.
Every year as a child I woke up on Valentine’s Day to a new shirt or something to wear to school and a pair of crazy Valentine’s Day socks. It is something I have continued to do with my kids because I loved it so much. This year my little girl will be sporting this adorable Red Swing Stripe outfit from FabKids. FabKids is such a fun and easy way to buy clothes for your kids. Take a quick survey and they will show the perfect outfits to fit your style. When everything is already bundled together it makes building a wardrobe a breeze! Affordable but beautifully made pieces, isn’t that every mom’s dream?! You can find this outfit and more by taking the quiz, here.
Love is a beautiful and a special thing. Finding a special and unique gift can really help let that someone know how amazing they are to you. But, remember to show your love in other ways the whole year long!
Friday 6th of February 2015
I love the speaker for him and the Tieks is a good one for a woman, I have a pair and love them!
Sarah @ Must Have Mom
Wednesday 4th of February 2015
Great ideas! I love that SplashTunes speaker.
Wednesday 4th of February 2015
Wow these are all really good items! I would love any of them. I think the Collage Pillow is a great gift idea!
Tuesday 3rd of February 2015
I learned to read as a wee lad all those years ago on Where the sidewalk ends, I'd love to pass that down to my kids as well. Good Call.
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks)
Tuesday 3rd of February 2015
I want one of these pillows. So cute! Love the hair bows too!