Tell your partner to skip the roses and chocolate-covered strawberries this year and choose a gift that’s pretty, practical and unexpected. Here are a few things we love for ourselves (feel free to share this list with your sweetie or treat yourself because you totally deserve it):

Pink Champagne Cake, $54
Bake Me A Wish
This sweet treat can be easily delivered. The fluffy yellow cake has a hint of champagne flavor and raspberry cream inside. The Chocolate Truffle Cake boasts chocolate truffles on top and is covered in chocolate sprinkles around the side. Other gourmet gifts include the Be Mine! Heart-shaped cake, the Solid Gold Valentine’s Day Tower, JUMBO Valentine’s Day Cupcakes and the Heart-shaped Cookie Tin.


Bella Sweater, $68
Envy by Melissa Gorga, Ridgewood
This animal pattern pullover sweater is as versatile as it is cute and can be worn for a cozy evening at home or a night out.



Shacke Pak, $25.99
Your next weekend getaway will be made much easier with the gift of packing cubes to organize your suitcase. Choose the color and design of five packing cubes with see-through mesh that easily fits in your luggage. The set also comes with a portable laundry bag.

Heart Earrings with Clear Rhinestones, $28
Teggy French, Bernardsville
This sweet take on rhinestone hoops instantly dresses up any look, from daytime running around to a night out with the girls.


Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods
The spice lover in you will be all about crafting your own hot sauce flavors like Lucifer’s Licks, Satan’s Favorite and Hot Lips. You’ll get the instructions, ingredients, six bottles and labels for each special sauce so you and your sweetie can make your own secret sauce together.


Cora Sweatshirt, $96
Lacson Ravello
Made with insanely soft bamboo cotton fleece, this modern and sustainable take on a classic sweatshirt gives you a more polished look with all the comfort of a cozy sweatshirt. It will quickly become your go-to piece.


Spa Day, $90 per person on weekdays; $115 per person on weekends
SoJo Spa Club, Edgewater
With unbeatable views of the NYC skyline from its infinity pool, SoJo Spa Club is a favorite spa destination for so many reasons. A day pass gets you access to heated pools and baths, saunas, therapy rooms and lounge spaces. Dining and spa treatments are an extra charge (and totally worth it).


Culinary Butane Torch, $29.99
If it’s too cold to BBQ outside, light it up inside your kitchen with a specialty cooking blowtorch perfect for making creme brulee, searing meats, charring vegetables and spicing up homemade cocktails.

AVANTI DAY RESORT / Razul chamber

Spa Brunch
Avanti Day Resort, Manalapan
If you want a gift that keeps on giving, try a couple’s massage. Avanti is home to the only Razul chamber in the area, a private room inspired by the ancient cleansing rituals of harems; it releases a soft rain onto you and your partner. As a bonus, if you book a service on Feb. 11 or 12, you’ll be treated to brunch in the Spa Tranquility Lounge.


Custom Map Coaster Set, $65-$75
Uncommon Goods
These four coasters map out where your relationship began, or where it continues. You provide an address, and the coasters include streets, landmarks and a definitive point for your story.

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