5 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Are Way Cooler Than Red Roses

Valentine’s Day is all about love (and chocolate and flowers and overpriced prix fixe dinners). But there’s no rule that says this Hallmark holiday is just for couples or for exchanging lame, traditional gifts. This year, we say shake up V-day and gift your significant other (or deserving pal) one of these cheery—and totally not cheesy—options:

1. Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPod

For that special foodie in your life, a hokey, heart-shaped box of chocolates just ain’t gonna cut it. Instead, turn to these artisanal, handmade chocolates that come in mouthwatering flavors like Pop Corn Pop, puffed whole grains and toasted corn chips with a hint of sea salt; and Spicy Maya, a fiery blend of pasilla chile, cinnamon, and cayenne in dark chocolate.

2. Echo Design mSoft Echo Touch™ Gloves

Your wit and charm may warm your Valentine’s heart, but won’t keep their digits cozy in February’s bitter temps. Fortunately, these snazzy gloves should do the trick. Made of a super-soft fabric blend, these next level stunners feature conductive tips that allow your giftee to operate any touchscreen device, meaning you can quickly upload a jealousy-inducing Instagram of the two of you looking all cutesy—take that exes of the world!

3. Rifle Paper Co. Assortment Vintage Blossoms Card Set

In an ancient episode of The Simpsons, Ralph gifts Lisa a Valentine’s Day card with a picture of a train that reads: I choo-choo-choose you. Guess what? This pun-tastic ploy didn’t work for young Ralphie and it probably won’t work for you, either. Instead, try these bold and classy cards from Rifle Paper Co. This charming set includes two of each of the four card designs (in green, peach, burgundy, and rose), plus soft white envelopes ready to pop in the mail.

4. Triple C Designs Meggabeat iPhone 5 Amplifier

The smooth jazz playlist you’ve lovingly crafted to woo your steady will sound so much sweeter amplified with this sleek iPhone accessory. Compact and compatible with most iPhones, this portable tunes-booster is "mood music" waiting to happen. Dim the lights and cue the bow-chicka-wow-wow

5. Birchbox Gift Subscriptions

Why reserve the gifting for one measly day of the year? We say gift your honey a box of sweet beauty and grooming goods once a month!

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