14 'Not-Your-Usual' Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

14 ‘Not-Your-Usual’ Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

January 26, 2011 |  by Katherine Santer  |  Gift Ideas

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” ~ The History of Love, Nicole Krauss

Just when you thought the holidays were over, another holiday comes rolling around! But this one can be the most fun, if you bring out a little creativity and humor.

We’ve gathered together 14 creative Valentine’s Day Gift ideas that are sure to impress. From chocolates wrapped in music to a surprise holiday or night out, there are ideas ‘for her’, ‘for him’ and for your single friends.

Feel free to share this article with any Valentine’s Day ‘amateurs’ who may need a fresh injection of inspiration!

For Her

1. A Small and Romantic Gesture + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. XOXO, By Masha D’yans, Front Message: Image Only, Inside Message: XOXO

2. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, By Selfish Kitty, Front Message: It was love at first sight, Inside Message: Although the margaritas did make everything a little blurry.

3. SUNSHINE, By Bob’s Your Uncle, Front Message: YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, Inside Message: Blank

2. A Short Home-Made Movie + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. LOVE 9, By Uncooked, Front Message: on a scale of 1-10 you’re a 9. not because you’re not a 10 but because 9 rhymes with mine which is what you are, Inside Message: Blank

2. XOXO, By Big Heart, Front Message: xoxoxoxo….need i say more…xoxoxo, Inside Message: Blank

3. LOVE SCENE, By Seltzer, Front Message: IF WE WERE ACTORS FILMING A LOVE SCENE I’D MAKE A SMALL MISTAKE SO WE’D HAVE TO TRY AGAIN, Inside Message: Lights, Camera, Action…

3. Chocolates Wrapped in Music + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. ALWAYS WITH YOU, By Shannon Martin, Front Message: “I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE MANY TIMES… ALWAYS WITH YOU.”, Inside Message: FOR MY VALENTINE, ALWAYS.

2. KNOCK ME OUT, By Bumble Ink, Front Message: Image Only, Inside Message: you knock me out.

3. YOU ROCK ME, By L2 Design Collective, Front Message: YOU ROCK ME, Inside Message: Blank

4. Something Sweet and Delicate + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. SINGLE FLOWER, By Shannon Martin, Front Message: “IF I HAD A SINGLE FLOWER FOR EVERYTIME I THINK ABOUT YOU, I COULD WALK FOREVER IN MY GARDEN.” Claudia Ghandi, Inside Message: WITH LOVE

2. MEANT TO BE, By Wooster & Prince Papers, Front Message: MEANT TO BE, Inside Message: WE WERE MEANT TO BE Happy Valentine’s Day

3. SITTING IN A TREE, By Masha D’yans, Front Message: Image Only, Inside Message: Blank

5. Surprise Plans for a Holiday, Night or Day Out + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. BEAUTY COMPLIMENT, By Fomato, Front Message: Image Only Inside Message: Why are you so beautiful and I am so dorky?

2. CUPCAKES, By Seltzer, Front Message: Sweetie, Inside Message: Blank

3. DATE NIGHT, By Speckles and Weeds, Front Message: remember when ‘date night’ was followed by ‘date morning’?, Inside Message: Blank Inside

6. Old-Fashioned Love Letters + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. LOVE THEE SHAKESPEARE, By Bella Muse, Front Message: I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old. – William Shakespeare, Inside Message: Blank

2. HALF, By Bob’s Your Uncle, Front Message:FOR MY BETTER 1/2, Inside Message: Blank

3. MADLY IN LOVE, By Wooster & Prince Papers, Front Message: Madly in love, Inside Message: …with you.

7. A Gift Wrapped With a Poem + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. LOVE BIRDS AND POPPIES, By Kate and Birdie, Front Message: i love you, Inside Message: Blank

2. DATE NIGHT, By Speckles and Weeds, Front Message:Inside Message: Blank Inside

3. SINGLE FLOWER, By Shannon Martin, Front Message: “IF I HAD A SINGLE FLOWER FOR EVERYTIME I THINK ABOUT YOU, I COULD WALK FOREVER IN MY GARDEN.” Claudia Ghandi, Inside Message: WITH LOVE

8. Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Swirls + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. LOVE GRAPH, By Quiplip, Front Message: Basic needs: you – food – sleep – shelter – LOVE, Inside Message: Blank

2. HUNKA HUNKA, By Bob’s Your Uncle, Front Message: HUNKA HUNKA BURNING LOVE, Inside Message: Blank

3. LOVE & CAKE, By The Art Group, Front Message: LOVE & CAKE, Inside Message: Happy Valentine’s Day, Sweetie

9. A Journal to Story Your Journey Together + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. FIRST LOVE STORY, By Shannon Martin, Front Message: “THE MINUTE I HEARD MY FIRST LOVE STORY, I STARTED LOOKING FOR YOU.” Rumi Inside Message: I’M GLAD I FOUND YOU, VALENTINE.

2. TUNNEL OF LOVE, By The Art Group, Front Message: TUNNEL OF LOVE ADMITS 2 ADMITS, Inside Message: Let’s take a ride together

3. YOU COMPLETE ME, By Bald Guy Greetings, Front Message: You Complete Me, Inside Message: And I don’t mean that in the overly used Jerry Maguire kind of way. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. My life truly would not be the same without you. But I do wish you were less controlling.

10. Memorable Jewelry + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. LINGERIE, By Selfish Kitty, Front Message: Flowers. Candy. Lingerie. Jewelry. Sex. Inside Message: Any questions?

2. LOVE ALWAYS, By J&M Martinez, Front Message: LOVE ALWAYS, Inside Message: Happy Valentine’s Day

3. LOVE REPORT CARD, By J&M Martinez, Front Message: Report Card MY VaLENtiNe IS… Never Sometimes Always Loving Kissable Tender Cuddly Unreasonable Adorable Annoying Generous Awesome, Inside Message: My Valentine is Perfect! A+++ Happy Valentines’ Day

For Him

11. A Guarantee + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. YOU’RE GETTING LUCKY TONIGHT, By Modern Printed Matter, Front Message: you’re getting lucky tonight. (just thought you should know), Inside Message: Blank

2. STRETCHING, By Selfish Kitty, Front Message:Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day like we used to, Inside Message: You’d better start stretching.

3. FLATTERY, By Bob’s Your Uncle, Front Message: FLATTERY WILL GET YOU EVERYWHERE, Inside Message: Blank

12. A Game of Chance + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. TEXT WITH YOU, By Bella Muse, Front Message: i want to have text with you, Inside Message: Blank

2. PRINCE CHARMING, By Bella Muse, Front Message:PRINCE CHARMING, Inside Message: Blank

3. I’M BANANAS FOR YOU, By Bumble Ink, Front Message: Image Only, Inside Message: I’m bananas for you

13. Wordplay + Card Suggestions

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. TVS, By Naughty Betty, Front Message:IT’S NOT JUST THE SEPARATE TVS THAT KEEP OUT RELATIONSHIP STRONG, Inside Message: It’s true love. Happy Valentine’s Day

2. BLAH BLAH, By Nuk-u-lur, Front Message: Blah blah blah, Inside Message: Here’s your card.

3. INAPPROPRIATE, By Naughty Betty, Front Message: YOU’RE IN MY INAPPROPRIATE THOUGHTS, Inside Message: Hope I’m in Yours

For Single Friends

14. ‘Love Sucks’ & Other Words of Comfort

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Card Suggestions:

1. YOU SAUCY, SAUCY LITTLE TART, By Bella Muse, Front Message:YOU SAUCY, SAUCY LITTLE TART, Inside Message: Blank

2. BUBBLE BATH, By Masha D’yans, Front Message: Image Only, Inside Message: Blank

3. BREAK UPS, By Naughty Betty, Front Message: BREAK UPS ARE LIKE A BIKINI WAX, Inside Message: EXCRUCIATING BUT SO WORTH IT

4. LOVE SUCKS, By Fomato, Front Message: Love Sucks, Inside Message: Blank

What is your favorite Valentine’s Day card or gift suggestion? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Image credits:

1. Cinnamon Swirls via gourmetmomonthego, 2. Journal via sfgirlbybay, 3. Jewelry via inspiredbythis, 4. Phone via aledechen, 5. Camera helmet via photojojo, 6. Music gift via donnahay, 7. Macarons from LaDuree, 8. Balloon box via onhandmodern, 9. Letters via sfgirlbybay, 10. Poem gift via aledechen, 11. Let’s Make Out cushion via Etsy, 12. Paper Game via Sarah Rhoads, 13. Scrabble Game via Restoration Hardware.

Main image sourced from whiskeysoaked via anabundanceof.

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