Ahh, Valentine’s Day. You know what they say: “Love is in the air,” and here at UncommonGoods, we’re sure feeling it. When it comes to gifts, last-minute roses and drugstore chocolates are OK fallbacks, but if you’re already browsing our blog, chances are you’re looking for something a little more… special. Lucky for you, we’ve hand-picked a selection of 19 gifts you couldn’t get from us this time last year, from spankin’ new suites of cocktail syrups to sweet, subtle necklaces sure to please. Read on for more on our favorite new Valentine’s Day gifts and you’ll find just the thing to celebrate L-O-V-E. (Cross our hearts.)
Pretty and poetic, this e.e. cummings-inspired square scarf is a wearable reminder of the strength of your love.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve already got champagne on deck for the big night. Make your bubbly a bit more interesting with the addition of a light, floral syrup, like rose or hibiscus.
Celebrate your bond with this subtle, yet striking choker cast from a real length of rope.
Sculpted from walnut and ash woods local to the artist’s home in Bagley, Minnesota, this carefully crafted bouquet won’t wilt… just like your love.
Send sweet messages from far away with the aid of the Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger, because a twirling symbol of love is much cuter than a text tone.
Handmade in Tunisia, these olive wood coasters are a perfect gift for anyone who happens to be both sentimental and protective of their prized coffee table.
Michael Kalish’s sculptural poplar wood vase toasts the abstract nature of love. Its twists and turns are merely Tetris-like shapes until you look at it from juuuust the right spot.
Ever wondered what the moon looked like when the two of you had your first date? You’re in luck: Amy Everson’s artful prints transform special dates into personal portraits of la lune.
Top the best stuff in your wine rack with this touching photo frame for a truly special Valentine’s dinner.
Real flowers a little too ephemeral? Catherine Murphy’s copper paramour, perfect for hanging up outdoors or in, offers blooms to last a lifetime.
With one sparkling heart hidden at the nape of the neck and the other on view at one’s throat, this delicate statement necklace screams “love” twice over.
If you’re shopping for an other half you’ve already snagged, you may think a love potion’s off your list—but this indulgent scented soy wax candle will make you think twice.
Tired of saying “I love you” the same old way? Let this embroidered trio spice things up.
Shine a little light on the depths of your love with this charming glass window ornament.
Avoid a sickly sweet Valentine’s Day with this balanced chocolate box featuring salty treats like edamame and wasabi peas alongside a variety of dried fruits.
Declaring your love is a pretty big step. Up the romance even more with a necklace that says “I love you” in one of six exotic tongues—or English, if you’re feeling more direct.
Give a gift you can both enjoy: a relaxing pot of tea, split between two matching cups, with floral candies to finish.
Despite tasting a little… well, chalky, conversation hearts are a beloved Valentine’s Day tradition. Immortalize an “XOXO” or “Be Mine” with this sweet, understated necklace, since you’re now an adult. (Sorry, no “LOL” or “Hug Me” just yet.)
Fact: You become way more lucky (like, four-leaf-clover lucky) when you join forces with your better half. Show them so with this hand-signed transfer print.