Let’s be honest. Red roses for Valentine’s Day will never become passé—and we mean ever.
They’ve stood the test of time and are the most iconic gift everyone associates with love and romance. However, if you’re looking to buy Valentine’s gift ideas that aren’t a bouquet of roses or flower arrangements just to shake things up or take gift-giving a notch higher, Orchid Republic has got you covered. In this blog, we’ll share with you our top five picks in this category.
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Fine jewelry tops the list of gifts for Valentine’s Day that people usually spend money on. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $5.8 billion on jewelry back in 2020.
Unlike rose bouquets, giving away any piece of fine jewelry to celebrate sweet moments can be a little tricky given the tendency of sending the wrong message. You shouldn’t be giving away rings, for instance, if you’re not asking anyone to marry you or get into a fully committed relationship.
Check out these pointers when it comes to gifting jewelry.
Necklaces are perfect V-day gifts because they drive home the point of making someone feel extra-special without getting into the nitty, gritty details. They also come in a wide range of styles, lengths, and price points. For your wife, go ahead and splurge with an expensive strand of cultured pearls that can be passed on to your children. For your girlfriend or partner, delight them with a white or rose gold necklace with a cute pendant of your initials or anything that is meaningful to you as a couple.
Here’s another gorgeous gift that’s going to be hard to resist. It’s a clever idea if you’re in a new relationship: give her a bangle with a single charm. A heart or a cupid makes complete sense because it’s the love month. Eventually, you can add more charms as you share more Valentine’s Day and other special occasions together as a couple.
No one can ever have too many earrings. It’s a chic gift that can be worn everyday. Some say they’re a symbol of togetherness, making them a fitting gift for your significant other. Go for effortless elegance with simple diamond or pearl stud earrings that look stunning with anything.
Gifting rings represent the promise of commitment and taking your relationship to the next level. It’s a common Valentine’s gift since it’s also one of the most popular times people choose to be engaged, followed closely by Christmas and New Year’s Day. So, if you’re ready to pop the question, put a ring on it!
Los Angeles has a treasure trove of fine jewelry boutiques where you can order your Valentine’s Day gift. Whether you’re eyeing Tiffany, Cartier, or local ones like Oscars, Amin, or Roseark, you’re on the right track.
2. Chocolates and Sweets
According to the National Confectioners Association, around 87% of consumers are expected to give confectionary products as a gift this Valentine's Day. So, what’s the connection between chocolates and this romantic tradition?
An expression of love
It’s a universal expression of love. Sharing a cup of hot chocolate is a wedding ritual shared by brides and grooms in 500 B.C., symbolizing their sweet future together for couples.
A symbol of intimacy
In some communities, such as the Aztecs, chocolates are believed to have a powerful aphrodisiac effect, because it contains chemicals, tryptophan and phenylethylamine, which are associated with passion and desire.
Some of the best chocolate shops in Los Angeles as told by Time Out, include Compartes, Valerie Confections, Mignon Chocolate, Letterpress, Lady Chocolatt, K Chocolatier, ChocoVivo, Milla Chocolates, Marsatta, John Kelley, See’s Candies, and Edelweiss. We personally love the delectable Brazilian treats made by Maya Brigadeiro.
3. Self-Care Essentials
Valentine’s Day is also the best time to promote the practice of self-love and self-care. Whether it’s you or a loved one, you deserve to take a break, take things slow, and pamper yourself once in a while.
There’s a broad range of self-care-themed gifts, depending on the recipient. But as a Valentine’s Day gift, we highly recommend:
- A bottle of wine, chocolates, and aromatherapy candles for Netflix and chill V-Day dates.
- A luxurious collection of botanical beauty essentials if you want to give your partner a well-deserved “me time.”
- A pretty but practical gift from The Art of Shaving Kit complete with grooming essentials for your partner paired with wine to spice things up for an unforgettable date night.
Here at Orchid Republic, we carry ethical, artisanal brands from Margot Elena, like Lollia, TokyoMilk, Cottage Greenhouse, which are all small-batch perfumery workshops that produce the best botanical products. We have signature scents, luminaries, bath soaps, handcremes, lip balms and tints, and more.
Shop Valentine’s Day Gifts Online
Skip the long lines, shop online at Orchid Republic! Aside from romantic red roses and flowers, we also offer a wide array of gorgeous gift boxes for Valentine's that are guaranteed to make your lover’s heart skip a beat. For a reasonable fee, we can accommodate special requests to customize the contents of our luxe floral gift box according to your preference.
Order Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts now to get guaranteed delivery on February 14. Hurry, while we still have slots and supplies left! Buy online or visit our floral boutiques and Sherman Oaks and Costa Mesa. Curb-side pickup and same-day flower delivery anywhere in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Monica.