With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get your honey. Flowers, chocolates and gift certificates just won’t cut it — this year you really want to wow them.
Home decor may not seem like the most romantic option. However, if you pick a piece that’s really unique, or indulge them with something they’ve always wanted, you’re guaranteed to make this holiday a sweet success.
Vintage Bar Cart
The popularity of Mad Men has brought classic cocktails back in style. If your better half loves to entertain, gift them with a vintage-looking bar cart outfitted with all the accoutrements. Not sure what to stock? Designer Miles Redd wrote a great barware essentials checklist for House Beautiful.
Don’t forget to include a set of chic decanters, like this set sold by BrightWall Studios on Etsy.
If your guy or gal swoons for unique pieces of art, go one step further and snag them something that’s also functional. This hand-blown piece, by Eva Milinkovik, is a nod to the beauty of the human heart. It also doubles as a vase. Hands down, it’s a Valentine’s Day score.
Source: Tsunami Glassworks Incorporated
Everyone loves to relax. Gift your love their own outdoor snooze-space with this hanging lounger by Dedon. It’s leaps and bounds cooler than a standard hammock. If you’re lucky, they may share it with you.
A Beautiful Bed
Who doesn’t want an amazing bed? It’s the spot where all of the magic happens. Toss that plain bed frame out and give your significant other one that’s so beautiful, they never want to leave the bedroom.
Source: A Lovely Thing
Retro iPod Dock
Buying your partner a new iPod can be a great gift. But pairing it with a fun, retro dock is even better. They’ll feel like the coolest kid on the block when they spin their favorite tunes from one of these restored vintage radios available at 3Ryan Radios.
Source: 3Ryan Radios
This suggestion may seem obvious, but everyone loves a cozy chair. Satisfy your one true love by choosing a recliner that’s also ergonomic. Bonus points if you pick a chair that has a really cool design.
Source: Zuo Modern
Valentine’s Day should be about honoring the one you love. Gifting them something out of the ordinary lets them know you think they’re really something special.
By Megan Mostyn-Brown