If this article found you it probably means you could use a little help in the gift giving department, or maybe you want some ideas to treat yourself. You might also be wondering what makes me a gift giving expert? Well, I certainly wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I have been told I am a good gift giver and a thoughtful one at that.

I’ll let you in on a little secret that has helped me tremendously when figuring out what to gift someone, pay attention to each and every conversation you have with the recipient. You’ll never know when a gift idea will be brought up into conversation and they probably won’t even realize they’re giving you an idea. For example, my sister in law mentioned a few months ago that she had to sleep at my in-laws with the fans going full blast because she needed the noise, well when her birthday came around I gifted her a white noise machine.

On this list you won’t find a bouquet of roses or heart shaped jewlery. Let’s think outside the box this Valentine’s Day and find unique gifts for every budget and for every type of special someone in your life. All the items featured also work for your gal pals, if you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day instead. Even though this list is meant to make your Valentine’s Day shopping simpler, these items are great for any holiday or occasion.

Is your significant other a coffee lover who is always grabbing a cup of joe on the go? Check out the Love Lissy Lou coffee cozies, pair it with a coffee gift card, and treat them to their favorite beverage on Valentine’s Day while spending some quality time together. Maybe you’re S/O is a jet setter, always on the go or a busy mom balancing work and home life. If that sounds like yours then a Logan + Lenora bag would make the perfect gift for them. Each bag is machine washable making clean up a breeze and with various sizes and styles there is sure to be one that will work for your special someone.

Check out the list and find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift below and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Rybandz Headbands

     $16 – $22

    Shop:  https://rybandz.com/

    With so many patterns and colors to choose from, plus an array of different styles, a Rybandz headband makes a great gift for any lady in your life! Wear them to work out or to elevate your every day look. Plus, Rybandz are made locally in New Jersey so you’re helping small businesses. I can attest to the quality of these headbands and they stay on through intense Peloton rides. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s/Galentine’s gift for someone who is active or someone who just loves a cute hair accessory, look no further. You could put together a cute little self care basket with a Rybandz headband (or two!), a face mask or eye mask, bath bomb, and fuzzy socks. Or go the active route and pair a headband with a cute workout top or set!

  • Logan + Lenora Bags

    Price: $45 – $250

    Shop: https://loganandlenora.com/

    If your special someone is a jet setter, or a mom on the go, or works in an office a bag from Logan + Lenora is a perfect gift idea this Valentine’s Day. Logan + Lenora bags are completely machine washable which makes them so easy to care for. The commuter or medium weekender would make a great work bag. I personally have the commuter and use is everyday for work, it fits my laptop, lunch bag, notebook, planner, and even has a pocket for my water bottle. The backpack, and sling bag, are perfect for the mom on the go and have so many different uses. Logan + Lenora has several bags that can be used as personal items on an airplane and most have a convenient trolley sleeve making it easy to slide your bag on top of your suitcase. Logan + Lenora also makes toiletry bags, makeup pouches, and bags for the beach. I have several bags and I love them all. These bags come in various colors and patterns and are made in Denver, Colorado.


  • Love Lissy Lou Coffee Cozies

    Price: $20-$22

    Shop: https://lovelissylou.com/

    Shopping for the coffee lover in your life? These adorable coffee cozies from Love Lissy Lou®️ will capture your heart and keep your coffee cozy with handcrafted insulated cup cozies for cold & hot drinks. If you’re S/O is anything like me they hate the condensation that is left on your iced coffee cup, well with one of these cuties you won’t have to worry about that. Prefer your coffee hot? These also work on hot beverages too!

    Each design is given thoughtful consideration and attention to detail with insulated materials sandwiched between fun fabrics.  No more sweating cups, hands stay dry and your ice lasts for hours. Cozy up & sip pretty! 

    Pair one of these cozies with a gift card to their favorite coffee shop and you’ve got the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life!

  • Mersk Made Jewelry

    Price: $20-$28

    Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MerskMade

    Mersk Made Jewelry is the perfect, affordable jewelry brand for someone with sensitive skin. All of the jewelry pieces are 18K and 24K gold plated and are a perfect gift idea for the special someone in your life who is a jewelry buff. These gorgeous pieces are perfect for pairing with pretty much any outfit in your wardrobe and I think any recipient would be happy to open up a box and find a pair of these earring or a necklace from Mersk Made inside. Follow them on Instagram to get a first look at the latest releases @merskmadejewelry

  • Little Words Project Bracelets

    Price: $20 & up

    Shop: https://littlewordsproject.com/

    Pick from an already curated word or create your own, Little Words Projects is a perfect way to tell someone they are special to you! Spread kindness, self love, and confidence with a special beaded bracelet, the recipient of this bracelet will love the thoughtful word you chose to describe them. Buy one or create a whole special stack. I have several of these bracelets and I love to gift them to friends as well. Picking a word that represents them or a milestone in their life and seeing them open their bracelet up and read what it says always is a fun moment for me. With the ability to customize bracelets this would be a cute gift for a mom this Valentine’s Day, gift her a bracelet with her child’s name on it. Little Words Project also has a new Valentine’s collection perfect to say I love you or to spread some love amongst your gal pals!

  • Sander's Candy

    Price: $10.99 and up

    Shop: https://sanderscandy.com/

    Since 1875, Sanders Candy has been the perfect treat for your Valentine! From individual caramels to full gift boxes, there’s an indulgent, sweet option for everyone to enjoy! And y’all let me tell you the salted caramels are AMAZING! If your special someone is a fan of chocolate, this year I recommend something other than a heart shaped box of chocolate and a box of these instead, they won’t be disappointed.

  • The Cookie Queen Cookies

    Shop: Call or text 215-901-7914 or email [email protected]

    They say the way to the heart is through the stomach so why not tell your special someone you love them with some cookies from The Cookie Queen. The Cookie Queen is local in Layfette Hill but does have delivery options. Not only would you be supporting a local business this Valentine’s Day, you can’t really go wrong with giving your love a sweet treat! Follow them on Instagram here.


  • Antique Candle Co. Candles

    Price: $8 & up

    Shop: https://antiquecandleco.com/

    If the love of your life is a candle fan, let me tell you about the best smelling, clean burning, 100% natural soy wax that come in adorable mason jars. Antique Candle Co is a small business located in Indiana but ship all over. Two of my favorite scents are Tree Farm and Fall Harvest but fan favorites are Country Pear: A cozy blend of fresh golden pear with rich plum, highlighted with brown sugar vanilla and soft notes of roasted hazelnut and Momma’s Kitchen: A warm and cozy blend of green apples, bright peach, and fresh pine, highlighted with a heart of cinnamon and notes of sweet balsamic spice. What’s cool about this company is they also do sample packs so you can try out a whole bunch of different fragrances. These candles make great gifts and would be a sweet gift for the lucky person in your life this Valentine’s Day.

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