Weddings

15 Thoughtful, Unique Valentine's Day Gifts

Here’s to getting a head start on the holiday.

For Architectural Digest, by Hadley Keller.

There may be no more difficult holiday to shop for than Valentine’s Day. Meant as a celebration of our nearest and dearest, the day is often reduced to a clichéd flurry of red roses, chocolate truffles, and cheesy Hallmark cards bought at the last minute. In the spirit of love, we set out to find 15 unique, beautiful, and utterly decadent gifts for the special someone in your life. From leather-bound books to chic coffee accessories to customized jewelry boxes and pajamas, there’s sure to be something here to delight every Valentine. And don’t worry: There are chocolates and roses, too — they’re just far chicer than your chain store variety. Here’s to getting a head start on the holiday.

For the Romantic

Just Make It Awesome Roses bouquet of ecologically sourced roses in assorted colors from the Bouqs Company; from $50 for a dozen. bouqs.com

For the Hostess

Limited-edition Michael Angove soaps by Jo Malone London; $20 each. jomalone.com

For the Foodie

Cooking classes from Haven's Kitchen in New York; from $110 per person. havenskitchen.com

For the World Traveler

Leather-bound copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die from Graphic Image; $90. graphicimage.com

For the Bedhead

Briar mini pillowcase, customizable with monograms or bespoke phrases, from Hill House Home; $48 each. hillhousehome.com

For the Lounger

To complement the pillows: J.Crew monogrammed pajama set; $95. jcrew.com

For the Mixologist

Japanese five-piece, 24K-gold–plated bar set from TRNK; $288. trnk-nyc.com

For the Chocolate Lover

For the Desk Devotee

Shinola embossed leather heart paperweight; $50. shinola.com

For the Nostalgic

Fabric-covered layflat photo album from Artifact Uprising; $139. artifactuprising.com

For the Stylish Jet-Setter

Anya Hindmarch customizable traveling jewelry case; $795. anyahindmarch.com

For the Coffee Fanatic

Enamel Turkish coffeepot in assorted colors from Food52; $24. food52.com

For the Old-Fashioned Writer

Rose floral ikat stationery by Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post; from $41 for 20. paperlesspost.com

For the Gamer

Sutton leather, mahogany, and carbon-fiber poker set by Ralph Lauren Home; $995. ralphlaurenhome.com

For the Scent Lover

Bali-inspired candle in a handcrafted ceramic pot by John Hardy and Joya; $90. johnhardy.com

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