19 Floral Gifts for Valentine’s Day That Aren’t Actual Flowers
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As much as we all love fresh flowers, there are some (admittedly cynical) reasons not to give them to your loved one on Valentine’s Day: Real flowers, by nature, don’t last. They also make a mess, dropping pollen and petals all over your table. And since some flowers can be poisonous if ingested, they’re not the safest choice to have around kids or pets. So if the object of your affection is allergic, has a mischievous cat, or would rather not spend their time cleaning up fallen stamen, we’d like to suggest the following alternatives. Here are 19 Strategist-favorite Valentine’s Day gifts that possess the best attributes of flowers without actually being real flowers.
BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bag
A sustainable tote bag from Strategist-fave Baggu that’s emblazoned with a classic “thank-you bag” red rose.
In Full Flower
A coffee-table book that lets anyone enjoy an elaborate bouquet with no chance of sneezing.
Rifle Paper Co. Tapestry Memoir Notebook
This floral notebook from Strat-approved stationery brand Rifle Paper Co. will make to-do lists a tiny bit more romantic.
Boy Smells Cinderose Candle
Boy Smell candles have shown up on more than a few Strategist gift guides because their scents — including the above Cinderose — skew earthy and herbal rather than sweet and perfume-y.
Marimekko Unikko Cotton 3-Pc. Full/Queen Duvet Cover Set
Marimekko’s signature graphic flower print will make sure you and your valentine always go to bed happy.