Quirky-Cute Valentine's Day Gifts

Forget chocolates and flowers. Throw convention to the wind and get creative with these sweet new gift ideas — some tailor-made for him and others so sublimely perfect you, you ought to show yourself some love.

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January 30, 2012 12:30 PM
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Sweet Jewels Red Velvet Cake Balls

We can't thank Julie Tran Le, the woman who heads up the research library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, enough for deciding to start baking cakes on the side. And he won't be able to thank you enough for buying a batch of her cake balls — a delicious mixture of red velvet cake and cream cheese that was inspired by red lipstick! — that are dipped in chocolate … and rolled in coconut shavings. Yeah, it does just keep getting better and better. $25 at OpenSky.