Nothing expresses romantic sentiment as easily as sweet chocolates, fresh flowers, and fine jewelry. It’s why they’re the most common recourse when we’re looking to get a gift that will impart our feelings of love and affection, no matter the time of the year. They just can’t go wrong.
For some people, though, doing the same flower-chocolate-and-jewelry routine year after year can get banal. If you’re one of those, maybe it’s time to venture past the time-tested gifts and explore what lies beyond. Surely, there must be other ways out there to shower your partner with romantic sentiments? Here are some ideas to expand your romantic gift-giving repertoire.
Our Moments Couples
Unlike most deck of cards, this isn’t actually a game. Instead, each of the 100 cards in the deck comes with a question that’s meant to serve as a conversation starter. For new couples, this offers a great way to get to know each other. For those who’ve been together for a bit, it makes for a great time reminiscing all the highs and lows you’ve lived through over that period. For couples who recognize a need for more communication in the relationship, this is a veritable counseling session. Either way, you’ll get to know a lot more about your partner’s thoughts and feelings – just the kind of thing that can help foster a stronger bond between you two.
Corkcicle Baldwin Boxer Lunchbox
For a practical gift, try this lunch box with its sleek purse-like shape and stylish design making it an elevated step up from the good old brown bag. It’s insulated, too, so it can keep lunch hot or cold till your meal time actually rolls around, while a premium food-safe lining makes sure your food stays good the whole time it’s inside. There’s also an adjustable loop for holding a canteen and a front pocket for those snacks that you can’t quite fit inside. It comes in a variety of designs, too, including the mint floral colorway and the no-nonsense black-and-gold lunch box of consummate professionals we’ve pictured above.
FTD Rainbow Garden
Instead of flowers, get them a plant. Sure, you can go that heart-shaped cactus route, but you’ve probably done that already. How about this mini-garden of succulents that bring together pink Kalanchoe, orange Kalanchoe, and purple African violet in a single 10-inch wide wooden trough planter? With its colorful, lively, and vibrant blooms, it’s the kind of mini-garden that will brighten anyone’s day, all while requiring minimal maintenance to keep the garden going.
Lumi Bloom Bath Bomb Bundle
Everyone loves a good soak. Everyone also loves everything that can make a warm bath even better. A CBD bath bomb like this set gives you the relaxing and calming sensations of the increasingly-legal herb, without the mind-altering effects that you may not want because you want to finish up that report before turning in for bed. It comes with three flavors of bath bombs, each one with 100mg of CBD in the mix.
Hotel Collection Hourglass Diffuser
This diffuser uses an hourglass design that slowly trickles the fragrance oil from top to bottom, slowly filling the room with its lovely fragrance. When all the oil has settled at the bottom, simply turn it over to start the hourglass process all over again. Each one comes with 50ml of fragrance oil (you can choose which one you want), although you can also use it with any fragrance you already own (preferable, one that your partner likes).
Uncommon Goods Custom Love Boat Portrait
This portrait by Melanie Ponchot depicts a couple riding a small boat to represent the decision you made to navigate life together. It’s a nice sentiment. What makes it even nicer is that you can have the couple in the portrait customized to you and your partner’s likeness. Well… kind of in your likeness. The artist won’t actually draw the portrait from your image. Instead, they let you choose from different physical features for each of the two subjects in the illustration. The choices are varied enough that you should be able to get the illustrated couple to keep a decent resemblance to the actual real-life lovebirds. Just make sure you actually pay attention when filling in the details.
Rothwell Watch Box with Valet Drawer
For the watch collector, this handsome organizer case decked in wood and faux leather has individual compartments for up to a dozen timepieces, each with its own pillow covered in crimson red microsuede fabric. Since watches aren’t the only accessory one’s likely to have, there’s also a bottom drawer that gives you access to five separate compartments, two large ones, two small ones, and a valet tray to catch all sorts of small items.
Changsuo Wooden Jewelry Box
For the lady, this all-wood lockable jewelry case closes into a small box that should slot nicely in a small corner of the dresser, all while providing plenty of room to hold a small store’s worth of personal ornaments. There are four drawers with built-in dividers for large pieces; a top compartment with small dividers for rings, pins, and other smaller pieces; two side doors with hanging racks for necklaces and earrings; and even a mirror on the underside of the lid. The only downside: if she doesn’t have enough jewelry to fill all those slots, you just gave her a reason to want a whole lot more.
Casper Hug Body Pillow
Shaped to resemble the dimensions of a human body, this pillow makes the perfect bedside companion for your partner when you know you’re coming home after they turn in for bed. With its unusual shape, it provides unique ergonomic benefits while promoting proper alignment for folks who prefer dozing off on their sides. According to the outfit, it alleviates pressure on arms and legs during sleeping, making it the perfect cuddle body. More importantly, it doesn’t actually look like a person’s torso, so it’s not as weird as cuddling up with a cushioned mannequin (or… you know… one of those love dolls).
Simplehuman 8-Inch Sensor Mirror
For the partner who invests in their grooming, this mirror magnifies your face five times, providing exceptional detail while still reflecting your entire face within the mirror’s bounds, as well as a precise curvature that delivers distortion-free optics, so you see yourself exactly as the world will see you the moment you leave the house. It has built-in lighting that simulates natural sunlight, allowing you to see subtle elements in your hair, skin, or makeup, while the built-in sensor automatically recognizes when you’re approaching and switches the lighting on. It’s battery-powered, by the way, with a single charge lasting it up to five weeks of normal use.
Bearaby Tree Napper Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets feel like a good hug, delivering that physical comfort that helps you relax whether you’re curling up in bed or on the couch. It’s a great way to assuage that longing when you have to spend time apart with your significant other. As far as weighted blankets go, we haven’t quite seen anything as lush-looking as Bearaby’s Tree Napper, which ditches the usual weighted beads and derives its heft, instead, from actual knit layers. This one is made from TENCEL Lyocell, a silky soft fabric made from natural eucalyptus fibers that wicks away moisture, feels cool to the touch, and gives off a lustrous sheen. It’s one of the few weighted blankets that actually looks and feels romantic, with none of the therapy clinic vibe that characterize traditional gravity blankets.
Cuzen Matcha Maker Starter Kit
Your beloved likes to sip on a cup of matcha tea every time they can find an excuse? Tell them excuses are not necessary with this kit that equips them with everything needed to make authentic matcha at home. Forget matcha powder, this kit lets you store, grind, and whisk your own organic leaves, allowing you to get the freshest available matcha for your tea, latte, or whatever else you’re making. If you don’t know where to get matcha leaves, they sell it in packets, too, so you can throw in the whole bonanza in your gift.
Paul Stuart Piped Pin Dot Silk Twill Robe
For the man in your life, this silk-twill robe brings a dimension of cool to the otherwise strictly comfy leisurewear piece, giving them a lounging option that can make them feel like a dapper action hero getting ready to take on the world. Seriously, this robe gives off movie star vibes like no other. Maybe it’s the cut. Maybe it’s the classic pin-dot motif. Maybe it’s the complementary piped edges. Whichever the case, it’s the kind of robe that will make any man feel even more manly.
Gilda & Pearl Mia Silk Satin Robe
Make her feel sexy with this sensual white robe that should make anyone wearing it look like they’re reliving a romantic movie scene filled with playful caresses, soft kisses, and all of love’s little playful joys. It’s made with a silk satin blend that feels especially rich and luxurious, with ethically-sourced feathers on the cuffs giving it just a hint of seductive flare.