26 Valentine's Day Gifts for Her That Are More Original Than Flowers and Candy

The thinking caps are on 🙆

While you might hate how consumerist holidays like Valentine's Day can be, sometimes the smallest gesture of affection can be restraining yourself from offering the expected Hallmark card or bouquet. Ahead, we got the creative juices flowing for you with 26 gifts that will show her you're up to speed on the latest niceties...Diptyque? Pink bath salts? *Washable* cashmere? "You shouldn't have."

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Technicolor Cocktail Glasses

A set of blown-glass tumblers inspired by the way your socks bunch up when they're rolled down (genius). 

Socks Rolled Down Tumblers (Set of 2), $45; us.marimekko.com.

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Pretty Beauty Blenders

An adorable beauty blender set that will help your contour-ready friends perfect their face beat. 

Beauty Sponge Pack, $8; torrid.com.

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An Expert-Approved Yoga Mat

One of the most highly rated yoga mats for yogis: it's super grippy, small enough to carry in a light bag, and lasts for a long time. 

The Reversible Un-Mat, $48; shop.lululemon.com.

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A Bill Cunningham-esque Jacket

It bears a close resemblance to the New York Times photographer's signature French workman's jacket, for shutterbugs who want to pay tribute. 

Matisse Noel Jacket, $175; louponline.com.

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A Smart Pair of Headphones

Make her commute that much easier with a foldable pair of headphones that are easy to stow in a bag and allow her to pick up calls hands-free thanks to its built-in microphone. 

Plattan II Headphones, $49; urbanears.com.

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A Non-Horrendous Rain Jacket

A very chic rain jacket just in time for spring showers, courtesy of the collaboration between blogger Garance Doré and Stutterheim. 

Stutterheim x Garance Doré Rain Jacket, $340; stutterheim.com.

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A Philanthropic Jewelry Statement

A sculptural rose-gold cuff from a line created by artisans in developing countries. Bloom + Grace partners with the UN Foundation's Shot@Life Campaign (each piece purchased provides up to 24 children with vital vaccinations). 

Rose Gold Twisted Statement Cuff, $225; bloomandgrace.com.

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A Roomy Workout Tote

A washable nylon workout tote with room for a change of clothes, a water bottle, and snacks in its stash pockets. Added perk: it's got two handles for extra portability. 

Zen Crossover Tote, $70; eddiebauer.com.

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Espadrille-Style Slippers

Not your average pair of fluffy or silky slippers, behold an espadrille style from husband-and-wife duo Desmond & Dempsey that comes with furry pink accents (P.S. they're available for monogramming, too). 

Maroon & Pink Espadrille Slippers, $107; desmondanddempsey.com.

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Just in Time for Vacation Season

A beautiful pair of cherry sunglasses with white tortoise flecks around the eyes. 

Dorado Rosewood Sunglasses, $115; shopcovry.com.

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For the Girl With a Sriracha Addiction

Yes, it's exactly what you think it is. 

Hot Sauce Pillow, $80; oeufnyc.com.

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At-Home Spa Essentials

Luxurious pink bath salts and aromatic rose oil so she can feel like a spa goddess at home. 

Pink Himalayan Bath Salts, $42; mulleinandsparrow.com. Rose Blossom Body Oil, $18; mulleinandsparrow.com.

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To My Funny Galentine

To your best feminist gal pal who's also celebrating her single-dom today 🙌 

Strong Female Lead Sweatshirt, $65; bando.com.

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Breakfast-in-Bed Done Right

So you can cue up your breakfast-in-bed in style. 

Acryclic Bed Tray, $80; cb2.com.

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A Fresh Scent

An ultra-romantic scent that smells like a bouquet of fresh flowers, without feeling sickly sweet (it's a recent update on Chloe's popular Love Story perfume).  

Chloé Love Story Eau de Toilette, $115; sephora.com.

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Not Your Average Stud

Sculptural earrings for the woman who loves art (and wearing it, too). 

Ladyday Drops, $295; farisfaris.com.

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"I Woke Up Like This"

A tailored sleep shirt that's ideal for weekend lounging. 

Maison du Soir Melbourne Night Shirt, $115; needsupply.com

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Lasts Longer Than Actual Roses

Candle gifts can be the white elephant that keeps on giving...unless they're one of Diptyque's latest. The coveted French brand released their new Rosa Mundi collection just in time for V-Day, and this candle mixes the scents of two different roses (it's guaranteed to linger longer than an actual bouquet, too). 

Rosa Mundi 70g Candle, $35; diptyque.com.

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An Ulta-'Grammable French Press

Truly the most beautiful French press we've ever seen, in candy colors of marigold and pink. 

850 mL Amber Glass French Press, $88; ingodwetrustnyc.com

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Put a (Signet) Ring On It

Fresh from the collaboration between Pamela Love and Shinola, here's a subtle signet ring for a mom or special friend that's ready to be engraved with her initials. 

Classic Signet Ring, $190;  shinola.com.

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24K Magic

If you really want to make someone feel like a princess, get them a lip balm infused with shiny flecks of gold. 

Tatcha Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, $30; sephora.com.

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A Sultry Cashmere Robe

A washable cashmere (yes, really) robe with a flattering high-slit silhouette that she can wrap herself in on cold mornings. 

Washable Cashmere Merino Robe, $398; lunya.co.

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Everything Looks Better in Rose Gold

A chic golden watch without any of the flashy hardwear, for the girl who likes to keep things minimal. 

Atwater Three-hand Rose Gold Stainless Steel Watch, $145; fossil.com.

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Disco Shearling

Help her shed her clutter with a fabulous mini bag that only fits the essentials. 

ONAR Disco Bag, $105; tictail.com.

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Green Thumbs, Welcome

Instead of flowers, why not get her the whole damn terrarium? 

Large Cross-Base Terrarium, $64; westelm.com.

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