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

No lingering gift receipts in sight. 🙌

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While you might hate how consumerist (opens in new tab) holidays like Valentine's Day (opens in new tab) can be, sometimes the smallest gesture of affection can be restraining yourself from offering the expected (opens in new tab) Hallmark card or bouquet. Ahead, we got the creative juices flowing for you with 40 gifts that will show her you're up to speed on the latest niceties...Diptyque? Pink bath salts? A vegan leather bag? "You shouldn't have."

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.