Flowers. Candy. Jewelry. We know the ever-popular Valentine’s Day gifts that are tried and true favorites! While it’s undeniable that certain items are clear winners, what about the diamonds in the rough? Those unexpected gifts that take your Valentine by surprise…
Today we focus on gifts that defy expectation. Whether it’s an out-of-the-ordinary idea or a slight twist on a well-loved item, these gift suggestions make a statement by being fresh and original. Not to mention, many of the gifts below are ideal for friendships as well as romantic relationships. As you’ll soon see, it’s all about being creative!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
What should you get that special lady in your life? Or that good friend who is there for you time and time again?… Valentine’s Day is a time to enjoy indulgent treats. Many of the most cherished gifts remind recipients of the sweetness and warmth evoked by this special day of love.
Instead of Red roses…
Red roses are a Valentine’s Day favorite. They are classic, and most of the time, you can’t go wrong with these blooms. But what if you cranked it up a notch by gifting your special someone with a monochromatic floral arrangement that celebrates a bold color such as red or violet? Below we see an exotic arrangement that is sure to catch the eye and win the heart! [from Everything Beautiful]
Why not go with a piece that has some history, like a vintage vase? In fact, this Vintage Red Vase from Etsy shop 1001 Vintage showcases a unique ripple design that reveals a probable 1980s origin. A glossy glaze gives this item an extra special shine:
Valentine’s Day floral arrangement
Terrariums are one of today’s hottest design trends. The perfect way to showcase an indoor garden, they also leave plenty of room for creative flourishes. The Wire Terrarium below is crafted of glass that’s hand-blown into a metal frame. A truly organic look nicely complements the mini-garden that will soon rest inside. In fact, you can put a creative spin on this gift by creating a plantscape for your sweetheart. Add a heart-shaped stone or another romantic token for an extra special touch. [from West Elm]
Vintage red vase
Still wanting to show your love with red roses? Why not take your sweetie by surprise with red rose paper flowers from West Elm, which come in a set of 12 hand-folded paper blooms?!
Instead of Perfume…