11 Nifty Valentine's Day Gifts for Those You Love (Yes, Including Yourself)

Sweet presents you just might want to keep.

February  5, 2019
Photo by Rocky Luten

We've partnered with K+M Chocolate to share thoughtful gift ideas you can treat that special someone to (even if that special someone is you!) this Valentine's Day.

If you ask us, it's never a bad time to shower your loved ones with all sorts of warm and fuzzy, heartfelt affirmations. Enveloping someone in a big ol' hug, volunteering to take out the trash when a Polar Vertex is afoot, relinquishing the last of the Trader Joe's roasted Gorgonzola-flavored crackers (true love right there)—there are all sorts of ways to show you care.

This Valentine's Day, say ‘I love you!’ in whatever way works for you. And let these neat gifts (all things that we'd happily—and lovingly—give ourselves!) be the icing on the cake.

1. K+M Chocolate Valentine's Three-Packs

Skip the heart-shaped box full of bonbons this year, and go for an assortment pack of elegant, bean-to-bar chocolates from the Napa Valley. K+M Chocolate is the brainchild of masterful American chef Thomas Keller (of French Laundry and Per Se fame), so you know it'll be good. Valentine's Three-Packs, $39.95.

Photo by Rocky Luten

2. Olympia Provisions Sweetheart Gift Box

Okay, I'm going to backpedal on the heart-shaped box, but I challenge you to fill it instead with the tastiest sausages around. Petite Pierre, how do I love thee? Sweetheart Gift Box, $60.

3. Mud Australia Sake Jug

This sweet little cutie can act as both a mini carafe or bud vase. It's meant for sake, but we could see this being the ideal vessel for milk on any good host or hostess' weekly brunch spread. Sake Jug, $63-$76.

Photo by Mud Australia

4. Lenox Darcy Miller Tidbit Plates

Leave it to party pro author and crafter extraordinaire Darcy Miller to figure out the perfectly whimsical dessert plates, featuring her own illustrations. We're pretty sure these need some squidgy servings of molten chocolate cake heaped onto them. Tidbit Plates, $100.

Photo by Courtesy of Darcy Miller

5. Teroforma Liquor Infusion Set

Have a loved one who isn't too keen on sweets or flowers? Have them channel their inner mixologist with this fun liquor infusion kit, complete with gold-finish stainless steel bar accessories. Chic. Liquor Infusion Set, $30-$170.

6. HAY Sonos One Wireless Speaker

We love the Danish design brand for its fun and colorful kitchen and homeware, and now you can enjoy a range of its beautiful colors in the stylish, limited-edition HAY Sonos One wireless home sound system. Sonos One, $229.

Photo by Hay

7. Material Kitchen The Iconics

A smartly designed one-stop essentials kit for the food lover in your life. Gorgeous wood and handle colors to suit all tastes. (And can we please talk about that mini serrated knife? swoon). The Iconics, $245.

Photo by Material Kitchen

8. Farmgirl Flowers Ranunculus + Tiger Mug

At the end of the day, flowers are always welcome, and we don't know anyone who wouldn't love being at the receiving end of a ranunculus delivery. The fierce tiger/tigress is there to cheer you on long after the blooms are gone. Go Get 'Em Tiger, $96.

9. MoMA Design Store Pop-Up Cards

The MoMA Design Store wins for always having the best pop-up cards to celebrate every occasion. These hand-assembled "Eye Love You" 3D cards are display-ready tokens of love. Eye Love You Pop-Up Note Cards, $21.95.

Photo by MoMA

10. Framed Art

Give the present of ready-to-hang, framed art (we're big fans of this Mark Rothko No. 37 beauty). If you're the owner of rolled-up prints hanging out in the corner, just waiting to be framed and hung, you'll know what a big gift this truly is. No. 37, c.1956, $47.99.

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11. Hawkins New York Icelandic Sheepskin

This sheepskin rug is as close as you'll get to an IRL snuggly embrace. We can't get enough! Icelandic Sheepskin, $200.

Which gift strikes your fancy? Let us know below!

In partnership with K+M Chocolate, makers of premium chocolate prepared with organic extra-virgin olive oil for the silkiest-ever texture, we're highlighting special gifts your Valentine will adore. If you're buying for a chocolate-lover this year, you can't go wrong with K+M's Valentine's Three-Packs. Choose from their Bit of Spice (Milk Ecuador, Milk Winter Spice, and Dark Madagascar bars), Cupid's Collection (Milk Cocoa Nibs, Dark Milk Ecuador, and Dark Peru bars), or Warm Heart Three-Pack (Milk Nicaragua, Milk Winter Spice, and Milk Cocoa Nibs bars).

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Hana Asbrink

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Hana is the senior lifestyle editor at Food52.

1 Comment

Lucy F. February 14, 2019
This chocolate looks so good!