Valentines Gifts That Don't Suck

Valentine’s Gifts That Don’t Suck

There’s no getting around it: Valentine’s Day is a divisive holiday. And I get it – there’s a lot of pressure built into a day that’s centered around the (over)appreciation of your significant other. And worse, what if you’re single? There’s a lot of focus built up around couples this time of year, and there’s nothing worse when you’re single than being perpetually reminded of how alone you are. I’ve gone back and forth on Valentine’s day a fair bit, and this year, I’m encouraging myself (and you!) to consider Valentine’s Day as a celebration of every possible kind of love. Love for yourself, your parents, your friends, your coworkers, your dog, and, yes, your partner. Single? Cool, take some time to appreciate yourself. You’ve earned it.

Below, I’m sharing a few gift options that work well for just about anyone on your list. I wanted to represent the traditional Valentine’s Day elements (jewelry, sweets, flowers) in a way that will be appreciated beyond February 14th. These presents are special but simple, which is the perfect gifting combination in my book. Here are my picks for Valentine’s gifts that don’t suck:

Valentines Gifts That Don't Suck

Valentine’s Gifts That Don’t Suck (for her)

  1. Coco Rose Body Polish from Herbivore Cosmetics
  2. Parallel Bars Ring from Rock Salt Vintage
  3. Cashmere Scarf from Everlane
  4. Custom Soy Candle from CandleCol
  5. Cherry Hardwood Vase from Melanie Abrantes
  6. Leather Clutch from Gift Shop Brooklyn
  7. Luna Crescent Necklace from Ampris Loves


Valentines Gifts That Don't Suck

For Him

  1. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  2. Woodsmoke and Amber Candle by Sydney Hale Co.
  3. Wool Beanie by Everlane
  4. Mt. Fuji Beer Glass
  5. Ceramic French Press by Yield Co.
  6. Hand-dyed Linen Tie by Apolis
  7. Classic Leather Satchel by Piel Leather
  • kobaliyay

    It’s nice to see your posts again, Amanda. I don’t remember if you’ve made a post about learning French before. If not, do you have any tips on how to develop vocabulary? Which text book did you use, if any? Thank you!

    • Amanda Dillon

      I do! What’s your email? I’ll send over some tips :)