15 Thoughtful, Unique Valentine's Day Gifts

Here’s to getting a head start on the holiday.
01/31/2017 03:56 pm ET Updated Feb 01, 2017

For Architectural Digest, by Hadley Keller.

There may be no more difficult holiday to shop for than Valentine’s Day. Meant as a celebration of our nearest and dearest, the day is often reduced to a clichéd flurry of red roses, chocolate truffles, and cheesy Hallmark cards bought at the last minute. In the spirit of love, we set out to find 15 unique, beautiful, and utterly decadent gifts for the special someone in your life. From leather-bound books to chic coffee accessories to customized jewelry boxes and pajamas, there’s sure to be something here to delight every Valentine. And don’t worry: There are chocolates and roses, too — they’re just far chicer than your chain store variety. Here’s to getting a head start on the holiday.

Courtesy of the Bouqs

For the Romantic

Just Make It Awesome Roses bouquet of ecologically sourced roses in assorted colors from the Bouqs Company; from $50 for a dozen. bouqs.com

Courtesy of Jo Malone London

For the Hostess

Limited-edition Michael Angove soaps by Jo Malone London; $20 each. jomalone.com

Courtesy of Haven's Kitchen

For the Foodie

Cooking classes from Haven's Kitchen in New York; from $110 per person. havenskitchen.com

Courtesy of Graphic Image

For the World Traveler

Leather-bound copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die from Graphic Image; $90. graphicimage.com

Courtesy of Hill House Home

For the Bedhead

Briar mini pillowcase, customizable with monograms or bespoke phrases, from Hill House Home; $48 each. hillhousehome.com

Courtesy of J. Crew

For the Lounger

To complement the pillows: J.Crew monogrammed pajama set; $95. jcrew.com

Courtesy of TRNK

For the Mixologist

Japanese five-piece, 24K-gold–plated bar set from TRNK; $288. trnk-nyc.com

Courtesy of Louis Sherry

For the Chocolate Lover

Courtesy of Shinola

For the Desk Devotee

Shinola embossed leather heart paperweight; $50. shinola.com

Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

For the Nostalgic

Fabric-covered layflat photo album from Artifact Uprising; $139. artifactuprising.com

Courtesy of Anya Hindmarch

For the Stylish Jet-Setter

Anya Hindmarch customizable traveling jewelry case; $795. anyahindmarch.com

Courtesy of Food52

For the Coffee Fanatic

Enamel Turkish coffeepot in assorted colors from Food52; $24. food52.com

Courtesy of Paperless Post

For the Old-Fashioned Writer

Rose floral ikat stationery by Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post; from $41 for 20. paperlesspost.com

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

For the Gamer

Sutton leather, mahogany, and carbon-fiber poker set by Ralph Lauren Home; $995. ralphlaurenhome.com

Courtesy of John Hardy

For the Scent Lover

Bali-inspired candle in a handcrafted ceramic pot by John Hardy and Joya; $90. johnhardy.com

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