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Feb. 11, 2013
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It’s well-known that most women adore receiving loving trinkets from their man. Sure, boxes of chocolates, red roses, lingerie, and diamonds are all classic Valentine’s Day gifts for women, but it’s nice to have a curveball and go a different direction to impress your miss during this love holiday. Whether you’ve been married for what seems like centuries or just starting out in a new relationship, you can find special gifts from creative Etsy shops to present to your favorite girl in the world. Although Valentine’s Day is a holiday that has a just-for-couples facade, you can also give your best gal pals, mother, nieces, and any other special girls in your life a gift of love! As you put more thought and meaning into your gift choices, you also make this Valentine’s Day a honorable celebration rather than a must-do-this-or-else event. You’ll also give your special lady a big smile and melt with your sweet gestures with a gift you’ve chosen from your heart. Here’s our loaded list of Valentine’s gifts for the cherished gals in your life:

“Pouissiere d’Etoile” Stardust Necklace
By Elle Desire Jewelry

Add this lovely, sparkling two-heart stardust necklace from Elle Desire Jewelry to your little black dress for a romantic Valentine’s date! With a reversible feature, both sides of the soldered hearts provide two different textures — diamond-encrusted and hammered — that suits any of your fashion styles. An S-shaped clasp secures this around your neck and is decked with dainty charms.

Red Heart Air Plant Terrarium
By The Living Art

Represent your growing love with your special one with The Living Art’s air plant terrarium! Planted in an open glass globe, you get to choose which of the three plant choices you’d like in your air plant. The plant will be surrounded by glistening red gems, dried picks, and a red velvet heart pick for a dash of Valentine’s Day spirit. With a glass hook extending from the globe, you can hang this up in your favorite room for a decorative element or simply put it on a stand. A free love note is gifted with the air plant so that you can add your own message for your sweetie!

Customizable Perfume Locket Necklace
By Renaissance Doll

Have perfume on hand without carrying a massive, heavy bottle with Renaissance Doll’s vintage-styled perfume locket necklace! Locked inside this antique-looking necklace is a creamy, aromatic perfume that you can apply during the day and have a trendy necklace to accessorize your outfits with. The removable insert in the locket allows you to buy perfume replacements when you’re running low. From energizing citrus to classic French vanilla, you can choose from a wide selection of scents for your own special perfume locket.

Red and White Heart-Shaped Pillow Covers
By My Dream Home

Decorate your pad with My Dream Home’s red and white heart-shaped pillow covers! Whether for Valentine’s Day party decor or simply in a lovey-dovey mood, this soft, red-and-white duo delivers a chic and festive component for any occasion. A side zipper makes these pillow covers quick and easy to wash so you can have flawless decorations for your home at any time.

Heart Wreath
By Ever Blooming Originals

Surprise your missus with a beautifully handmade, heart-shaped wreath from Ever Blooming Originals! Woven with faux red and cream colored berries, this stunning front door ornament is a charming way to enter your home with your special someone. A darling red burlap bow allows you to hang this enchanting wreath anywhere you desire. Instead of a bouquet of roses, present your sweetie with a this berry-covered, heart-shaped wreath!

Love Inspired Macbook Decal
By Love Decals

Revamp your Macbook and stand out from the crowd with Love Decals’ red, love inspired decal! Sprinkled with quaint, white hearts, this decal makes for a celebratory item for Valentine’s Day. With an ultra-thin texture and an easily removable feature, your Macbook will look natural and you can switch your laptop decals without the pesky sticker residue.

Red and White Valentine Half Apron
By Sammy Doos

Cook up a romantic Valentine’s Day feast for your valentine in this graceful, skirt-like half apron from Sammy Doos! The top skirt layer has scattered red heart postage stamps on it and placed over a plain white skirt layer. Trimmed with red, this Valentine’s Day inspired half apron swirls around you for an elegant, flowing appearance.

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Heating Pad
By Cramp Cakes

Bring your lovely lady a warming and adorable cupcake heating pad from Cramp Cakes! Stuffed with microwavable flax seeds and tossed in various fragrances, this cute and comforting heating pad enhances your Valentine’s Day cuddling and late-night movie time. The aromatherapeutic feature of this heating pad creates a relaxing atmosphere for you and your cutie to enjoy.

“Good Morning Beautiful” Mug
By The Printed Surface

Gentlemen, it’s very important to always remind your special lady that’s she’s beautiful and what better way to do that than with The Printed Surface’s “Good Morning Beautiful” mug! If you’re heading to work early, then this is a wonderful way to greet your beauty queen in the morning. Make her breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day with a cup of her favorite tea or juice in this elegant and flirty mug!

Black and White Geometric Square Makeup Brush Roll
By Handmadefun

Never lose a favorite brush again! With Handmadefun’s retro and modern styled makeup brush roll, your makeup brushes will stay clean and organized for a quick touch-up during the day. Patterned with black and white squares and lined with fiery red fabric, you can carry this around with you on daily adventures without a worry about staying stylish. This flexible makeup brush bag can be rolled up or folded over and tied up with a secure red ribbon.

As the saying goes, action speaks louder than words! Show your “I love yous” this Valentine’s Day through a priceless and thoughtful gift or even just spending time with your beloved lady for an entire day. Remember, Valentine’s Day is all about love, so make sure you surround yourself with it, especially with your one and only.

Written by Emily Nguyen, a freelance writer and core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.