5 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Roses

Heart-shaped leaves, a favorite hot beverage, and a good book - perfect!

Heart-shaped leaves, a favorite hot beverage, and a good book - perfect!

Ah, February! The month of love, of kisses, of reservations for two at a candlelit restaurant. The month of breakfast buffets with your gal pals. The month of everything pink and red and heart-shaped. We get it. Whether or not you love Valentine’s Day, you may be feeling inspired to pick up a little something for a special someone in your life. But if you’re thinking outside the box, we’ve got ideas for you!

Hobby Supplies

There is no better way to say “I love you” than by giving something that pertains to your sweetie’s hobbies. If your partner or friend is into painting, then a “bouquet” of new paint brushes is a great twist on a classic gift. A bullet journaling enthusiast might love a collection of new tape, stickers, or pens. A crocheter would adore some high quality yarn.

An Experience Together

Take a cooking lesson or dancing class together with your friend or loved one. It’s a great way to spark creativity and enjoy something outside the norm. Plus, the memories of a great experience together are some of the longest-lasting gifts you can give! If your partner likes to spend quality time together, this is a great gift idea.

Heartfelt Words

Especially if you love someone who speaks “Words of Affirmation” as their love language, writing something down can mean the world to them and mean much more than a traditional gift. It can be a love letter, a poem, or a piece of artwork with a meaningful quote about how much they mean to you. Anything that expresses your feelings in words will make your special person feel loved.

Meaningful Action

This one is for the “Acts of Service” love language folks! If your honey feels cherished and loved when you do something kind for them, take note. Run a hot bath and steep a mug of their favorite tea -- perhaps after you’ve cleaned the bathroom. For people who express this love language, taking a responsibility off their shoulders and offering them some much-needed me-time is one of the best ways to say you care.

Potted Plants

Of course we have to recommend potted plants for your loves this Valentine’s Day. A Valentine’s Day potted plant gift is a creative and long-lasting alternative to your traditional chocolates and roses. Try our Tradescantia Zebrina with purple and silver stripes for a bit of color, or the Arrowhead Vine for heart-shaped leaves either online or in a store near you. Just don’t base your relationship on the health of a Love Fern, please. We cannot be responsible for fern-related breakups.

Do you know your love language? If so, how’d we do on suggesting the right V-Day gift for you? Share your own ideas in the comments or on our social media!

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