10 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Aren’t a Box of Chocolates
We're skipping the clichés this year.
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Ooh la la! This gift is romantic and practical. Available in white, indigo and cerise, this 2.5-quart, enameled cast iron Le Creuset casserole dish ($200) comes embossed with an Eiffel Tower design on the lid. It’s a beautiful piece of cookware perfect for whipping up a Classic Ratatouille or a hearty Beef Burgundy.
If your valentine loves tea, gift them a set that lets them sip their favorite blends in style. The Jardin gift set from Tea Forté ($45) includes a gorgeous cafe cup, tea tray and a collection of organic teas. Plus, a portion of each box’s sales goes to support The New York Botanical Garden.
Inspire the gift of deeper connections with this beautiful journal ($17). Each page is filled with thought-provoking list activities and action items that help your valentine better understand her relationships. For a more intimate experience, buy two journals and fill them out together—it’s the perfect addition to date night!
Is there anything more cherished than the gift of relaxation? This weighted blanket ($139) promotes deep touch support that keeps you cozy and mimics the feeling of being hugged. Plus, the double-sided fabric—one warming and one cooling—is perfect for any season.
Boxed chocolates are so last year. If you want to send a sweet treat, you can’t go wrong with this Harry & David donut bouquet ($50). The arrangement features 10 chocolate-covered mini doughnuts, and is sure to win over the heart (and stomach!) of your special someone.
Bring a little beauty to the kitchen appliances your valentine uses every day. This KitchenAid Electric Kettle ($85) is part of the limited-edition Queen of Hearts collection, and it’s decked out in a bright red hue and adorable heart details. Now, who needs a cup of coffee?
Pamper your cutie with a pair of slippers they’ll wear for years. The L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins are available in both men’s and women’s styles ($79), and they come in a variety of colors. Now that you’re nice and cozy, try these warm wintry treats, too.
Have a young married couple on your Valentine’s Day shopping list? This stunning cookbook ($30) is the perfect gift. It explores fun recipes, tips for cooking as a team and helpful culinary lessons. Find more gifts ideas for the newlyweds’ kitchen.