14 ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE’S GIFTS (THEY’LL ACTUALLY WANT)January 26, 2018
Forget last minute flowers, chocolates, or worse – cuddly toys. Instead, surprise your lover with a gift they’ll actually want and think you’re amazing for. Grab your laser gun and get ready to make fresh waffles for breakfast in bed. Now that’s relationship goals.
SHOW THEM THE GOOD TIMES
Wire grids are the perfect reason to print your pics rather than just posting them on Instagram. Choose your favourites and clip to the grid along with tickets, cards, drawings, notes – all the things that sum up the good times and moments you’ve shared. Cute.
Wire Wall Grid
IT TAKES TWO TO TAG
Nothing says ‘you’re my partner in crime’ like a laser gun. Get competitive and run around after each other like you never left the playground.
Laser Tag Game
Way better than a watsapp, voice note or DM. Leave them a message on the board and get communicative via pegs. Choose your letters wisely and don’t use it to leave them ‘to do’ lists.
Pink Letter Peg Board
The classic gold Casio is both a throwback favourite and stylish reminder – don’t waste my time. *Joke*
Casio Gold Classic Digital Watch
PUT A RECORD ON
Stay in, play some vinyls and admire the beauty of a Crosley. Congrats, you’ve just given the coolest Valentine’s gift of all time.
Crosley Cruiser Pebbled Cream Vinyl Record Player
Heart shaped, sure, but this kitsch neon light is love at first sight. Literally.
Neon Heart Table Lamp
GIVE PERFUME WITH POWER
Seriously. Exclusive to UO, Adorn are natural scents infused with sacred stones which help channel inner strength, balance and luck. Choose from strength-inducing Tiger’s Eye or balancing Amethyst for a unique, supercharged perfume that you can’t get anywhere else.
Adorn Eau De Parfum
MAKE BREAKFAST IN BED
Food is the way to most people’s hearts, so be strategic about it and give them heart shaped waffles. This pink little pan produces four heart shaped waffles every time, so get some fresh berries, syrup and cream in for February 14th and make an Insta-worthy breakfast for two. Nice touch.
Mini Waffle Maker
GET SNAP HAPPY
Filters and phone cameras are so overrated. Go retro and capture real moments by giving them a Polaroid camera. Cheese.
Polaroid Originals Custom Copper Limited Edition 600 Instant Camera
TO US, CHEERS BABE
To Babe, love Bae. Toast your relationship and be grateful neither of you are on Tinder. Cheers!
Babe + Bae Glass Set
CHALLENGE THEM: TWO PLAYER MODE
Nothing evokes fond memories and warm feelings like a beloved console from a simpler time. Get nostalgic and competitive with The Atari 7 Flashback Classic Games Console which is packed with 101 classic games including the likes of Space Invaders, Frogger and Pong!
Atari Flashback 7 Classic Games Console
TAKE ON THE WORLD TOGETHER
Make plans to explore the world together with a map to document your travels. Scratch off the places you have already been and make a hit list of where’s next – now that’s commitment.
Rose Gold Scratch Map
MAKE THEM SPARKLE
More along the lines of a traditional gift, Vivienne Westwood jewellery is always a good idea. This necklace is a beauty, but to view the whole collection click here.
Vivienne Westwood Nicolette Orb Pendant Necklace
SAY IT WITH A CARD
Too soon for a gift? Play it cool with a Valentine’s card that says it all for you.
Want more inspiration? Check out the Valentine’s Shop.