Choosing a Valentine’s gift can be fraught with peril. Giving an overwhelming token of affection is desperate and awkward. (Apparently someone buys those 200-piece heart-shaped candy boxes.) But a skimpy present is probably worse. (That “Coupon for a free hug” only works so many times.)
A $180 Vintage Valentine's Card and 9 other Unforgettable Romantic Gifts
Because we also like to shop on Etsy, here’s a roundup of cool handmade and vintage gifts we found on the handmade marketplace. Not all of these are DIY, but they're all very memorable.
Need to commemorate your timeless romance with something that lasts longer than a selfie click? Reclaimed wood shows your love will stand the test of time. It’s beautiful, sturdy and a lot more stylish than the frame you’ll pick up at the pharmacy at midnight. Designs, layouts and prices range from $20 to $70 dollars.
For those who appreciate a glitzy gift there are gold-covered strawberries with a metallic sheen. Is it a bit too much? Probably, but it’s still guaranteed to get an eye-popping reaction. Plus, if anyone rolls their eyes at gold-covered strawberries, you just laugh about it, eat the treats and forget 'em.
If you have a special piece of writing from your significant other that you want to memorialize in gold or silver, you can do so with this handwriting bracelet. This bracelet could also make a great mother’s day gift.
Not every guy or gal can rock a chunky turquoise necklace. But if you’re dating someone who can (and would), this is a pretty sweet choice.
Suggesting a sensual massage with hot wax can be awkward. The Massage Wax Candle allows you to broach the topic with the suggestion to “just use it as a candle” if the massage idea goes over with a thud.