7 Cute, Non-Cheesy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

by Tess Duncan

As we’re bombarded with tacky, red, pink, and white everything right now, it seems you’ve gotta dig for the really good gifts. We found a bunch of cool treats, threads, and trinkets for your best friend, your mom, whoever you’re currently boning, or anyone else you’re gifting this year.

Handmade, colorful, and perfectly sized, this clutch is a great addition to a classic look. Or maybe you’re going out and are too lazy to carry a purse with a bunch of crap in it.

This one-of-a-kind accessory would make heads turn on any day of the year. But it’s just so shape-appropriate for V-Day.


Don’t get your date some cheesy, overly dramatic Hallmark card about how “blessed” you are to have found your “better half.” Puns are much more romantic, at least in my eyes.


What the actual fuck. Is this “PMS Bar,” with peanut butter, milk chocolate, potato chips, and semi-sweet chocolate drizzle heaven on earth? Maybe. Will your date attack you with love while stuffing it in their face if you give it to them for V-Day? Yes. (…If your date is me.) Lucas Candies know what they’re doing. We at BUST HQ are obsessed, and if you don’t believe us, just look at this chocolate-covered oreo. In theory, these chocolate roses are the perfect “Valentine’s Day” gift from them (and they have many more) but come on. How can I pick just one?


Normally I’m very anti-anything-math-related, but this necklace is too adorbs. Venn diagrams + you + your date = <3 ? I don’t know. I’m bad at math. Just look how cute. You might also like this lovey, li’l pendant.


A more casual look for the holiday. This is just one of many super rad designs from Mr. GuGu and Miss Go. Check ‘em!


And last but not least, how could anyone resist the beloved Steve Buscemi, in pendant form?! NapkinItems, whoever you are, you complete me.


Images via Mr. GuGu, Etsy, Cargoh, YellowOwlWorkshop, and Lucas Candies.

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