Valentine’s Day Gifts: New Twists on Old Favorites

January 29, 2014    |    By +
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We know it’s tough to come up with new, thoughtful and romantic gifts each and every Valentine’s Day, especially if you have been with your partner for a long time. It’s a little easier the first few years of a relationship, when you can rely on the Valentine’s Day staples, such as beautiful, long stemmed red roses, gourmet chocolates and heart shaped confections. But what do you do when you feel like you’ve done it all? We’re here to help you think outside the chocolate box. We’ve come up with some new twists on old Valentine’s Day favorites.

If You’ve Done Roses…

This year, give a succulent, the new trend in the plant and floral world. They have a chic, urban look, last longer than cut flowers and require minimal care.  The “A Mother’s Love” arrangement ($39.99), by ProFlowers, offers a romantic take on this trend.



If You’ve Already done a Greeting Card

Give a message in a bottle. Type up your heartfelt message and save it to this adorable USB drive ($28) that fits inside this tiny bottle for a message that will never fade away. Make it even more special and save photos or a romantic playlist.


If You’ve Already Hidden Sweet Notes in the House

Hide sweet love notes in your man’s collar. You can customize these collar stays ($39.95) from RedEnvelope with sweet sayings that will always be close by. It’s both practical and romantic.



If You’ve Already Given a Heart-Shaped Gift…

Give an anatomically correct heart. Try this Secret Thoughts Heart Pillow from Uncommon Goods ($90). It has a customizable insert that lets you write a personalized, private and heartfelt message for just the two of you to see.


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Lindsay Roberts is a nationally known gift expert and founder of She is regularly interviewed on gifting segments for network affiliates across the country. She has been featured on sites like E! Online and, and has been hired as a spokesperson and social media gift expert for national brands.

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