Valentine's Day is right around the corner and hopefully love has been in the air for you for the past 365 days. For many Valentine's Day is a no brainer. Chocolate, jewelry, lingerie, flowers and cards are usually among the most popular Valentine's Day gifts to give.
I would be happy enough if my husband of almost 10 years purchased one of those traditional gifts, but he could really knock my socks off with a gift that is a little less traditional and a little more in tune with my personality. Here are some good, non traditional items that may have your loved one singing your praises all night long.
Roomba irobot, $299
There is nothing very sexy about having to clean up all of the time. If your loved one needs a break from keeping the house in order, how about gifting him (or her) with this vacuuming robot. Sophisticated technology senses the dirt on your floor, cleans the mess and then recharges all by itself.
Bacon Cooker, $19.99
What is not to love about bacon? Presto helps satisfy your cravings for bacon. The PowerCrisp microwave bacon cooker uses two innovative cooking racks that allow fat to drain away from the bacon. The result? Crisp, delicious bacon without the unnecessary grease.
Is your honey a kid at heart? If so, buying a Wii may not be such a bad idea. It is a console-based video gaming system that cuts across age, demographic and gender divides. You can take your family game night to the next level.
Clarisonic goes beyond cleansing by using sonic technology to gently yet deeply cleanse pores of environmental toxins, makeup and bacteria without abrasion or harsh chemicals. Unlike superficial cleansing, CLARISONIC removes greater than six times more makeup With regular daily use the Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes and immediately leaves skin feeling and looking smoother.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, $175
If you know an ice cream lover, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cremas are the ulimtate gift in tasty decadence. All of their ice creams are homemade with top of the line ingredients
Leather Valet Box, $54
A nice watch is to be cherished and if your loved one has a pile of their jewelry sitting on the dress they may be ready to house it in a different manner. This leather watch valet would be perfect.
Hunter Rainboots, $125
Kissing in the rain is not just for the movies. If you give your Valentine a pair of the super popular and fashionable Hunter rainboots you will be asking Mother Nature for rain on a regular basis.
Destination Dinners, starting at $25
Imagine having dinner in Thailand, lunch in Israel and BBQ on the beaches of Jamaica. With Recipe Kits from Destination Dinners it is possible to travel the world through authentic flavors without ever leaving home. Kits are super easy to make (even for people new to the kitchen) and include not just the hard to find spices and sauces but also fun, intriguing trivia about each destination.
Kindle Fire, $199
The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that seamlessly links digital music, videos, magazines, and book services in one easy-to-use package. It has a
Web browser, and its curated Android app store includes most of the big must-have apps
The Fire has an ultra-affordable price tag, and the screen
quality is exceptional for the price.
Lucky Brand Slippers, $58.99
Before bed, you can't help but creep downstairs in your luxurious Lucky brand slippers and sneak a holiday cookie or two! With their fuzzy, vanilla lining and soft, leather exterior, these slip-ons keep your feet toasty-warm as you ponder the plethora of cookies sitting in the kitchen. Settle in with a glass of milk, your favorite cardi, some comfy leggings, and a plate of fresh-baked pastries, turn on your favorite late-night movie, and indulge in this sweet-'n'-stylish midnight treat!
Charging Mat, $38.31
The Powermat Portable Mat is a fold-up charging mat that's perfect for travel. What's a charging mat, you ask? Good question. Powermat's Wireless Charging System offers a clean, simple way to keep all those personal electronic devices charged, without a mess of cables. With this system, you choose a mat and then choose the receivers to match the devices you want to charge. Each mat includes a Universal Powercube receiver that allows you to charge hundreds of devices. You can also purchase receivers custom designed to fit on your devices, so you never need to remove them to use your device.
Fred Flare Kiel Mead Forget Me Knot Ring, $58
A classic bow tied around your finger is such a charming detail and this dainty lil' reminder resembles an actual piece of string! Designed by New York City artist Kiel Mead. This elegant Forget Me Knot Ring is available in brass or sterling silver and in sizes 5 through 8.
Create Your Own Perfume
Perfume Lab offers you the unique opportunity to learn about and create your very own perfume. Using a range of quality ingredients and following the guidance of our experts you can quickly and easily design your own fragrance, an ideal gift for yourself or others.
Scratch Off World Map, $34
A classic world map where the continents are topped with a scratch-off foil surface so you can show off the places you've visited (or keep track of where the treasure's hidden).
Would your loved one prefer a more traditional gift? Check out our selection of lingerie.