Valentine's Day is all about showing those you love—whether that be your spouse/significant other, children, parents, or a best friend—just how much you love them. While there's nothing wrong with the tried and true—cards, chocolates, and flowers—we have a few more creative ideas that are sure to delight and surprise the loves of your life!

Hearts are the symbol of eternal love and we have no shortage of heart inspired gifts that would be the perfect token of your devotion.

Gifts they won't be expecting are the best!

Surprise your mom, daughter, or best friend with a sweet-smelling lavender sachet or soap. And why just give a card that says "I love you" when you can gift a bag that boldly announces that love everywhere it's carried?

Men need love too...

Your husband, son, and dad will be just as thrilled to get a Valentine's Day gift as the women in your life... and shopping for them doesn't have to be complicated.

A masculine bracelet created from recycled guitar strings will be sure to make any guy's heart hum. And men deserve a little pampering, too. A Duke Cannon lip balm will help keep his lips kissable, and some woodsy, oak-barrel scented beard oil will help soften even the toughest beard. And if that red convertible he wants isn't in the budget this year, a book featuring cool convertibles will keep him dreaming.

Think outside the box.

While we all love a fragrant bouquet for Valentine’s Day, there’s something to be said for giving the gift of a beautiful houseplant instead. Not only do they add a pop of color to your home year-round, but the perfect plant will bring calm and restorative benefits to your home. Case in point—our pink Anthurium has heart-shaped flowers and will bloom for months!

What about dinner and dessert?

If COVID is putting a damper on your "cupid plans" and you're cooking at home this year, why not spice up the night with an apron featuring a very special Valentine message! Heat things up further by lighting some colorful candles and cozying up with something hot to drink.

And don't forget a truly extravagant dessert like the handmade chocolate box from Tulip Tree Café... It's filled with an assortment of delicious truffles, French macarons, meringues, and raspberry chocolates! What's not to love about that?! (Pssst! Don't forget to order these ahead of time!)

Netflix and chill...

Let's face it, there's a good chance you'll be spending this Valentine's Day at home, so why not cozy up with your someone special (even if that's the dog or cat!) and queue up a good, old-fashioned love story on the TV. They make you laugh, and sometimes they make you cry, but they're sure to leave you warm and fuzzy too.

Here's a short list of some of our favorites... and we're guessing some of your favorites are on here as well!

The Princess Bride • Ghost • When Harry Met Sally • Casablanca • Dirty Dancing • The Best Man • West Side Story • Beauty and the Beast • A Star Is Born (1937, 1954, 1976 and/or 2018!) • Moonstruck

 

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Calgo!