Choosing the right gift for your partner-in-crime on Valentine’s Day can be an ordeal, especially if they’re not the flowers and candy type. How do you find that sweet spot of thoughtful, original, and not too pricey? Relax! Whether it’s your new bae or an old flame, a long-term relationship or just a friendly gift, here are seven unique gift ideas we can guarantee they never saw coming.
Give the gift of self-care for Valentine’s Day! This four-piece set of revitalizing collagen masks help smooth fine lines and wrinkles while boosting natural collagen production for more healthy, hydrated skin. Even better is that face masks are best done with a buddy. If masking together with a glass of wine after dinner isn’t a universal pleasure, we don’t know what is!
If making your sweetheart laugh is your favorite way to show you care, then this gag gift is sure to make them giggle and be of practical use. (You can never have too much TP, right?) Featuring Trump’s most iconic expressions on every single sheet, this unique gift will have them laughing every time they need to use the toilet.
Does your Valentine love to cook, have a green thumb, or both? Surprise them by getting them pencils that grow into a fresh herb plant. That’s right—once they’ve worn the pencil down to a nub, they can plant it and watch it grow! The only patented seed pencils in the world, this unique gift is perfect for the treehugger in your life. Comes with eight pencils tipped with seed capsules for herbs like basil and thyme.
Does your boo have a roach or mosquito problem that they just can’t seem to get rid of? Getting rid of those pests will make you an instant hero. These ultrasonic insect repeller plugs that will keep bugs at bay 24/7 using frequencies instead of harsh and toxic chemicals. Effective at repelling flies, mice, beetles, mosquitoes, fleas, and ants.
We’ve all argued with our sweetie about hogging the blankets or woken up to find our sheets in a tangle. You can put slipping sheets to bed with these high-quality elastic fasteners designed to keep your sheet corners where they belong. A customizable length adjustment lock lets you set the amount of tension pulling the sheets. They also work great for tablecloths and ironing boards!
With its delicious chewy crust, the edge of a brownie is often something people elbow each other out of the way to get. With this innovative brownie pan, you no longer have to fight over the corner pieces—in fact, all pieces become edge pieces! Compatible with all standard box mixes, the pan comes with a nylon spatula and brownie recipe booklet for the baker in your life.
Waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom is never a graceful experience. Whether your Valentine is clumsy or just has bad aim in the dark (no shame!), this thoughtful, quirky gift will help stop the nighttime stumbling with a modern LED light system that is motion-activated, so it won’t burn energy until you need it. This is one gift they never expected but will definitely thank you for!
Jacquelyn Nause is a contributing writer with specialties in real estate, parenting, and wellness. She enjoys traveling with her husband, being a doting mother to her two incredible kids, and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest playground.