Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and trust me, I know how stressful this day can get. The pressure is high. You’re supposed to plan the perfect date, pick the perfect gift while wearing the perfect outfit! This quest for perfection can often soar to major success, or be doomed like a sinking ship. But there’s one aspect of this super romantic day that we can help you with – picking the ultimate V-Day gift for your partner! You need a present that not only signifies your affection for your partner but also manages to prove how well you truly know them, while also adding a certain value to their life. And, we’ve managed to curate a collection of thoughtful product designs that tick all these boxes! From a flower bouquet built from LEGO blocks to a chic indoor planter to create your own miniature garden with your better half – these innovative and fun products are all you need to have the most special V-Day with your loved one!
1. LEGO Botanical Collection Flower Bouquet
The Botanical Collection Flower Bouquet is the perfect flower arrangement for your living space. Created wholly from LEGO blocks, the beautiful bouquet consists of a myriad variety of colorful and gushing flowers, from roses to sunflowers. Place them in your living room, and brighten it up, without the constant worry of having to water them! It’s also a cute yet romantic Valentine’s Day gift for your other half. You can either build the flower bouquet yourself and gift it to your partner, or you could actually sit and build it with your partner! You can spend your V-Day having a fun little LEGO building session. Brownie points for being romantic and creative!
2. The Slow Dance
Crafted just like a photo frame, the Slow Dance sits perfectly on a wall or a mantelpiece. While the outer frame itself houses all the inner workings, the center is made to be transparent, allowing you to suspend a flower, leaf, or feather within it and admire it from a multitude of directions. Switch it on, and the object within the frame begins fluttering in slow motion, without any external stimulus (you should really check out the video above). The illusion relies on two core components – a precisely engineered system within the Slow Dance’s frame, and your eye’s ability to see in 24 frames per second. On the inside, an electromagnet causes the feather/flower/leaf to flutter away, and LED lighting built into the frame’s inner edge strobes/flickers at a precisely calculated rate to make that chaotic flutter seem like slow-motion choreography.
3. The 3D Wooden World Map
The 3D Wooden World Map comes meticulously detailed and labeled with every country and their capital marked onto its wooden pieces. Like a big geographical jigsaw puzzle for your wall, the pieces come together and the 3D pieces quite literally pop out of the wall, giving the art its depth. Designed to be more than just art, the 3D Wooden World Map can be used for educational purposes, for planning trips, for chronicling your journeys, or even marking important life events. The entire map’s designed to be magnet-friendly, so you can stick souvenirs from your travels or even just paste Polaroids to it. Enjoy The Wood even has a few accessories like a compass, boats, planes, landmarks, and flag-pins to help customize your map. You can pick the spot for your next romantic getaway with your partner using this map!
4. Terra Fab Mini Tabletop Fireplace
Romance, a la nature, and a little engineering! These mini tabletop fire pits are made of Terra Fab, a material that replicates wood appearances and textures, but performs more like glass wool…or whatever else you can think of that’s fireproof, water and weather-resistant, and anti-corrosion. The mini fire pit’s flame also comes from ethanol or gel fuel, so you can burn it smoke- and odor-free, whether on your back patio or on top of your dining room table. Depending on the type of fuel you use, it should provide between 1.5 and 3 hours of instant ambiance, or maybe a nice outdoor candlelight dinner accompanied by a few s’mores!
5. The Milktape USB Mixtape Flash Drive
Making a mixtape for someone is considered to be the ultimate labor of love! Although creating a playlist on Spotify is now considered its equivalent in today’s time, I do believe that nothing can be more romantic than a mixtape specially curated for you. And, the Milktape USB Mixtape Flash Drive can help you do that! The USB flash drive is shaped like a cassette tape, accompanied by a clear plastic case as well. It comes in 2 versions – 16GB, and 128MB. The 16GB one can hold up to 3500 and more songs, whereas the 128MB can hold up to 10-15 songs, just like an actual cassette!
6. Bariseur Coffee Alarm Clock
Probably our favorite out of this entire list, the Bariseur Coffee Alarm Clock has to be the most creative and thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. So wait… What is it? Basically the best alarm clock ever made, because rather than jolting you out of sleep with an alarming noise, it gently and effectively awakens your senses by brewing you a fine cup of coffee! The alarm is hooked to a water heater which transfers the water to a pour-over coffee filter that decants your brew as you awake to the aroma of coffee. Paired with a small vessel of milk on the side (and a tray for storing your sugar), the Barisieur proposes perhaps the most effective way to get you out of bed. With a hot cuppa! Now tell me that isn’t the most amazing way to wake up with your loved one!?
7. Mujjo’s Touchscreen Gloves
In a world where you use your smartphone to do everything from calling a friend to calling cabs, it seems daft that the thing that ends up stopping you is something as simple as a glove. Enter Mujjo’s Touchscreen Gloves – designed to keep your fingers toasty while still letting you use your phone like you normally would, Mujjo’s leather gloves make a statement while being uniquely functional. Practically pioneering the touchscreen glove, Mujjo’s leather gloves come infused with state-of-the-art nanotechnology that allows the leather to mimic the conductive properties of human skin. This lets you effectively use all your fingers, your palm, or even your knuckles to operate your phone’s touchscreen… while your hands inside stay toasty and warm, thanks to an inner lining of cashmere.
8. The Meural WiFi Photo Frame
The Meural WiFi Photo Frame helps bring your favorite photos to life! The digital frame displays your favorite images on its screen. You can send photos from your phone to the frame in an easy and hassle-free manner. You simply link the albums on your smartphone to the digital frame. In fact, you can even create different playlists on it! So you can display different collections of photos at different occasions and events. The Meural WiFI Photo Frame comes in two variants – 13.5 and 15.6 inches. You can pick the version that better suits your needs, and allow it to bring your cherished memories to life in high quality!
9. The Corki Planter
Growing and tending to plants together can often be a fun and nurturing activity with your partner! And the Corki Planter can help with that. The Corki Planter is an indoor planter that champions the use of cork as a material to store and grow plants in. It comes with a two-part design, featuring a planter itself, and a water-collecting tray that sits below. The Corki Planter’s two-part design is simple in function and serves to outline its material’s benefits. The cylindrical planter comes with drainage holes at the base, and a water-collection tray that plugs into the bottom. The tray fits relatively snugly into the planter, and will faithfully stick to the planter’s base when the Corki is lifted off the ground, making it easy to carry the planter around and place it in different parts of the house.
10. Woodsbury Rotating Ring Box
Made to last a lifetime, just like your commitment, Woodsbury’s rotating ring box is a uniquely sleek little number that easily slides into your pocket, occupying a fraction of the space those bulky ring holders do. Designed with a little bit of flair, however, the ring-box has its own dramatic reveal, as the ring flips sideways to reveal itself as the box is opened. Is it a coincidence that the box opens in the shape of a V for Valentine’s day? Probably! If you’re thinking of popping the question soon, this box is sure to impress your partner! The box can be customized too. We purposely kept the best for last!