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10 Non-Traditional Valentines Day Gifts

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Although we’re always happy for the opportunity to eat candy and swap presents, Valentines Day’s traditional trappings can very quickly fall into the realm of cliché and banality if you’re not careful. So if your partner is indeed the type to roll their eyes at stuffed teddy bears or heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, plan accordingly. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best unexpected Valentine’s Day presents for your loved ones.

For the Foodie

This DIY Sushi Kit is the perfect date-night idea for any sushi lover in your life. Just make sure to pick up the sushi-grade fish for your maki rolls.

For the Movie Buff

An excellent gift for the movie fan in your life, this subscription gives them access to an incredible collection of acclaimed films from around the world.

For the Person with too Many Design Magazines

These elegant glasses are the perfect gift for anyone trying to give their post-covid dinner parties a bit of an upgrade.

For the Workout Fanatic

Bala Bangles Wearable Weight Set
From $30
From $30

Bala bangles are a popular workout accessory for those who are dedicated to their virtual workout classes.

If They’re Looking to Take the Edge off

There are few things better than a delicious cocktail, so give the gift of an at-home cocktail maker. It’s an exciting activity with an even more exciting reward.

For the Book Worm

Each month you are offered a curated selection of five books. You just choose your favorite and it’s sent to you (or your loved one) to enjoy!

For the Person Who Can’t Wait to Travel Again

The travel bug has bitten plenty of people to no avail during these months stuck indoors, but a new Away travel bag might be enough to hold them over until they can actually get on a plane.

For the Tea Lover

This handsome electric kettle will not only satisfy the tea drinkers in your life, but will also act as a beautiful accessory in their kitchen.

If They Miss Getting Professional Blowouts

The perfect gift for all the people who are missing their shiny professional blow outs. With this Drybar product they will be able to do it themselves.

If They Just Learnt How to Cook

The Always Pan is a no-brainer for anyone who dedicated their quarantine to improving their cooking skills.

10 Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Gifts