We honestly don’t hold a countdown to Valentine’s Day–in fact, last year we completely forgot about it–but this year we thought, why not steer clear of the flowers + chocolate idea and give a few more thoughtful gifts that may last. Here are some ideas for you lovers out there:
One: We picture cozying up next to a fire under a newly gifted blanket, and sipping on some Bourbon out of a [patriotic] flask. Vintage picnic blanket, 74 CHF / True Fabrications bar tool 14 CHF
Two: Lay a blanket on the floor, pop open a nice bottle of red, and have a picnic indoors–complete with an assortment of fancy cheeses. Woven picnic basket, 86 CHF / Sparq graphite plate, 26 CHF
Three: A sentimental statement or a fun critter mug, paired with his or her favorite coffee (or a voucher to her favorite coffee place–it’s a date!). Tag ceramic mug, 20 CHF / Ceramic mug, 7.26 CHF
Four: For the cooking enthusiasts, try a set of recipe cards and write in the first one: something you’ll cook for him or her that evening. Also, check out these fabulously funky salt and pepper shakers. recipe cards – letterpress – shared with love, from the kitchen of -…, 8.74 CHF / Elephant salt and pepper shaker, 10 CHF
Five: Because we all adore Don Draper in some way, why not indulge in an old fashioned crystal whisky set? And for those who like cocktails, these copper ‘beer’ steins can double as a Moscow mule mug. Crystal ‘Opera’ 7 piece whisky set, 32 CHF / Beer Stein, 95 CHF
Six: And jewelry, because why not? Simple and classy, but with a twist, we love these heart and arrow studs. EF Collection diamond earrings, 260 CHF / MARC BY MARC JACOBS stud earrings, 37 CHF
And for those of you looking for romantic dinner spots, check out our picks here and other ideas here.