Guys, Valentine’s Day is coming up fast and I am admittedly so confused about presents. My fellah and I have been together–and long distance–since July, though we have known each other for several years and have a pretty good idea of what to get the other one. That said, I am (A) one of those people who never learns from my holiday struggles so I always wait ’til the last minute to get presents and (B) can’t decide on what those presents should be because I want them to be “perfect.”
We wound up putting a price limit of $50 on one another to ensure we will not go overboard (after all, I’m flying out across the country for our V’day date anyway), so that limits things a bit. I wound up going on a hunt for beautiful, unique presents. Here are my favorites that you should snag up if you, like me, have waited entirely too long (and buy into the whole “Valentine’s Day” thing, which I do, blahblahblah commercialism).
Star Wars Han & Leia Bathroom Hand Towels, $19.99
Are you two Star Wars geeks? If so, there will never be more perfect items for your home. And there will never be another time when it’s appropriate or cool to give your partner towels, so hop on it right now.
Wish Branch, $45
Does your honey love nature, photos and cool decorations? Then this is the perfect gift! You can insert your own message or pictures into the frames and hang them anywhere in your home–excellent for a beautiful, sweet surprise on the morning of February 14th.
I love The Grommet for its easy, unique products that primarily come from small producers. The Corkcicle is freaking awesome and perfect for any couple that enjoys a nice bottle of wine, particularly white. I am super into whites over reds, so this little piece keeping the bottle chilled while I relax and sip? Perfecto.
Dr. Who Wall Decal, $19.95
As somebody who has just moved, I appreciate the ease of easy decor.
Anatomical Heart Bracelet Cuff, $38
Love Locket, $10.95
This cute little V’day bath treat has not one but three sections so they can be used in three separate baths to three separate effects. Whether you’ve got a Jacuzzi, a giant bath or a teensy tub, your partner can relax and enjoy this LUSH bomb.
A carnival or theme park ticket, $15+
If you have a super cheap carnival or little fair near you, then you should go to it–it’ll be a cool little outing that will undoubtedly result in adorable pictures and fun memories. I’m partial to carousels (being from Syraucse’ll do that to you), but whatever your partner’s favorite ride is, be sure to hold hands on it together. Unless it’s something that goes upside down. Then you’re all on your own.
Framed Vintage Poem, $40
If your SO is into vintage artwork and poetry, this is a beautiful and simple gift that they can hang on their wall and see daily.
Heisenberg Cuff Links, $13
For Christmas, my best friend got me Breaking Bad pins and they were the best thing. Now, you can get cuff links for your favorite suit-wearer!
Custom Map Pendant, $38
If you’re also in a long-distance relationship, this is a great present so you can keep one another’s cities close to your hearts.
UV Sriracha Vodka, $.99 – $12.99
I’ve never been big on Bloody Marys, but I do love my hot sauce and this very bizarre flavor is like no booze I’ve tasted before. Even if you and your SO aren’t big fans of flavored vodkas, this could be a different option for you two to try on a lazy Sunday for brunch or for a late-night party.
Hand Stamped Couple “I Carry Your Heart With Me” Personalized Set, $50
I don’t know you and your person, but if you two both love jewelry and want to have connected pieces that don’t match but do coordinate, this set is perfect.
8-Bit Flower Bouquet, $9.99
You and I both know these are way better than real flowers. They last forever! And they just plain seem more considerate of a person’s personality, don’t they?
Custom Two-Finger Ring, $34
If your partner loves jewelry but isn’t into metal, wooden pieces could be the answer. Enter Omerica Organics–where I used to get plugs when my ears were still stretched–whose custom jewelry selection is strikingly excellent.