We’;ve all been there…shopping for that beloved Valentine who seems to have everything he or she wants, or that special someone who insists, “I don’;t need a gift!” But you still want to treat them, whether your loved one be a partner, parent, grandparent or friend. decoradvisor to the rescue! Today we’;re here to share a few fun, unexpected Valentine’;s Day gift ideas that just might wow everyone on your list. Even if you’;re hunting for a last-minute gift, the key is finding a unique approach, a universally loved item, or something that’;s just plain useful. Read on for helpful tips and ideas…
*Photos and styling by Kate Simmons for decoradvisor
Red roses will only spoil, but a potted succulent has a longer shelf life. Plus, it’;s perfectly on trend! As a bonus, you can place it in a unique planter (such as the geo selection below), and you’;re set! A touch of gold detailing brings the whole arrangement to life. Stick with plants and containers on the small side if you want to play it safe:
It’;s hard to argue with a gift that’;s part useful and part decadent. A crystal or glass box for your Valentine’;s vanity is the perfect icing on the cake to any table or dresser top. Plus, since it’;s see-through, it has a clean look that will give it an “uncluttered” and “unfussy” appearance. Perfect for the picky giftee in your life!
The box pictured above and below is from Tahari Home. As a bonus, try putting a felt or paper heart inside. It’;s festive, and it’;s an instant token of Valentine’;s Day style.
A Delicious Bite
What do you get the Valentine who insists that he/she doesn’;t want more “stuff”? How about a special experience?! Sweep her off her feet with a presentation of chocolate and strawberries. Or chocolate-covered strawberries! Throw in some special napkins, like these confetti napkins by Sugar & Cloth:
We also love these Blush Splash cocktail napkins from Harlow & Grey’;s Goddess Collection. To build on this dessert treat idea, try cooking a romantic dinner for your Valentine and let dessert be the decadent encore!
Last but not least, it’;s hard to argue with collectibles that everyone loves. Like a set of drinking glasses! If you know your special someone enjoys a cocktail or two, wow him or her with a set of 4-6 petite glasses that won’;t take up too much space in the cabinets. In fact, these Cylinder Iridescent Champagne Flutes from CB2 are pretty enough to keep on display at all times:
You can also let your collectible gift take a delightfully unexpected turn! For example, if your Valentine loves nature, try gifting him or her with an assortment of lovely mineral samples, such as rose quartz and amethyst:
As a bonus, add a display container, such as a geo terrarium. If your loved one doesn’;t want to use it for minerals, it’;s the perfect receptacle for an air plant or two!
We hope today’;s post has given you some creative ideas for solving your Valentine’;s Day gifting dilemma. Keep it fun and unique, and you just might surprise that hard-to-shop-for Valentine of yours!
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