6 Very Thoughtful (and Original) Valentine's Day Gifts

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner! It's an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your love and affection, and you are looking to find that perfect gift. Even if it's just a detail, it should be well-thought out and special.

That's why we have created a curated list of original gifts for Valentine's Day. We searched high and low to bring you thoughtful gifts backed by awesome people with great stories. We hope that you are able to find something special for everyone on your list!

Best Gift for the Busy Professional:
Lavender + Bergamot Soy Candle from Calyan Wax Co.

With its comforting and fresh scent, this candle will be sure to put their mind at ease when they get home from work. It’s infused with natural essential oils, including lavender, orange, lemon, and cedarwood. Pair it with the Lavender + Bergamot Tin and the Wax Melt for the ultimate bundle. Plus, it's for a great cause: Calyan Wax Co. donates 10% of all purchases to help end human trafficking in America.

Calyan Wax Co.
Lavender + Bergamot Soy Candle, $22.50
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Best Gift for the Light Traveler: 
Highwayman Handmade Wallet from Union Leather Co.

Designed to be as small as possible while maximizing available space, the Highwayman is a bi-fold multi-pocket wallet that has enough space to fit up to eight cards and plenty of bills. Its minimalist design is coupled with a completely customizable liner and multiple thread options, making it a great personalized gift. Best of all, every wallet is handmade by Ryan Wheat, proprietor of Union Leather Co. and a Marine Corps Veteran.

Union Leather Co.
Highwayman Handmade Wallet, $110
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Best Gift for the Hopeless Romantic: 
Double Vertical Bar Necklace from Redefined Jewelry

Part of the Promise Collection, the Double Vertical Bar Necklace is not only beautiful but also easily customizable. You can personalize the material, necklace length, font, and text on the bars. What’s more, it’s hand-stamped by Gena, a devout Christian who started the business alongside her husband to sponsor vulnerable children through Compassion International.

Redefined Jewelry
Double Vertical Bar Necklace, $58

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Best Gift for the Comfort Seeker:
Red Rib-Knit Scarf from Grete

Keep your loved one warm and elegant in any weather with Grete's rib-knit scarf in red. Equally stylish for him or for her, this undeniably soft scarf can be worn in a variety of ways, is hypoallergenic, and easy to care for. Plus, gift wrapping is included in our signature eco-bags made out of upcycled cotton.

Rib-Knit Scarf in Red, $48
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Best Gift for the Person who has Everything: 
A Donation to Helps International in their Name

If they said they want "nothing" and actually mean it, you could consider making a donation in their name to Helps International. What is a better way to celebrate your love than to share it with those most in need? Founded in 1984 by Steve Miller, Helps provides sustainable solutions in agriculture, community development, education, and healthcare for breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala.

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Best Gift for the Home Chef: 
Mini Mixer in Blueberry from Alewine Pottery

An essential in every kitchen, this Mini Mixer looks as good as it is functional. It includes a recipe card and whisk, while being both microwave and dishwasher safe. It’s handmade by Robert Alewine, who established the company more than 30 years ago. Now, with artisans spanning three generations, Alewine Pottery is renowned nationwide not only for their stunning handmade ceramics but also the friendly, fun-loving, family atmosphere.

Alewine Pottery
Mini Mixer in Blueberry, $26
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We hope that you enjoyed our curated list of original Valentine's Day gifts and that we inspired you to find a thoughtful gift or two for your loved ones! Share this list with your friends and let us know if you bought any of these items or if you have any other suggestions of great gifts in the Comments section below! 

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Grete (pronounced greh-teh) was born from a passion to create timeless essentials for women and the people they love. We are a family business, founded and led by three generations of women, with the dream of crafting high-quality products that enhance the family lifestyle. Read more about us here, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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