Valentine’s Day: it’s the easiest gift-giving holiday of the year, right? Roses, chocolate, jewelry—pick one and you’re set! Unless, of course, you’re looking for a sweet and unromantic present to surprise your best friend, or you’re a significant other hoping to get a little more creative with your V-Day gifts. Cards and candy sweethearts may have been alright for your elementary school Valentines, but now that you’re all grown up, February 14 may require a bit more thought. Luckily, we have a few fun, sweet, and romance-optional ideas—perfect for asking anyone in your life to be yours!
Kate Spade New York Arm Candy Pouch ($72) Whether or not you spend Valentine’s day with a special sweetheart, link arms (or rather, wrists!) with this charming pouch. Has an accessory ever looked quite so delectable?!
Deborah Lippman Modern Love Nail Lacquer ($16) This muted mauve polish—perhaps paired with a girls’ night full of DIY mani-pedis?!—is the perfect Valentine for your BFF.
Cheers Note Cards ($15) Stylish and modern note cards with a touch of sparkly gold flair are the perfect upgrade from those pink and purple mini-postcards you handed out in the fifth grade.
Envelope Clutch ($48) Aside from being a go-to Valentine’s Day color combo, bright red paired with hot pink is one of our favorite of-the-moment palettes. Gift this petite clutch to your best friend—or yourself—for use on date night!
Color Stone Chain Bracelet ($26.31) Who says a cute date is your only accessory option for Valentine’s Day? We think this colorful statement bracelet would make some gorgeous arm candy!
Fresh Cannabis Rose Eau de Parfum ($80) A sophisticated perfume is a romantic gift any girl would love, but it’s also a thoughtful surprise for that girlfriend who always lifted your spirits on lonely V-Days past!
Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum ($110) Hoping to be the recipient of an extra fancy bottle of designer perfume this February 14? Leave this link open on your Valentine’s computer screen (we’re giving you full permission to drop the hint!).
Love Print ($50) Valentine’s Day roses may brighten up your friend’s bedroom for a week, but we think the permanence of a pretty, modern print is an even better present. It’ll show your care and concern year-round!
Miette Cookbook ($27.50) This cookbook filled with Miette’s amazing treats would make a mouth-watering gift for your gal pals. Better yet, keep the book for yourself and whip up some incredible sweets to share with friends on Valentine’s Day!
French Macarons ($19) Skip the chalky candy sweethearts and cinnamon red hots for a more sophisticated treat this year: colorful and delicious French macarons.
Diptyque Votive Candle Set ($84) Candlelight is undeniably romantic, and this set of divinely scented candles is perfect for setting the mood for a Valentine’s date night.