Valentine’s Gifts That Aren’t Lame.

Non-Lame Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day) is just a little over a week away. In the spirit of the much-beloved (and hated!) holiday, I have rounded up some of my favorite non-lame Valentine’s Day gifts and ideas. So… treat yourself, treat your best friend, or send this post to your guy!

Non-Lame Valentine’s Day Gifts

Lush Eggplant Bath Bomb

Okay this is a little bit NSFW but it definitely made me giggle. I’d give these to my girlfriends, with a sheet mask and a mini bottle of prosecco for the perfect Galentine’s Day gift.

Heart Shaped Sunglasses

Another fun girlfriends idea! These are so cute! I love the bright pink. They’d be such fun party favors (and look super cute in photos!)

Nadri Stacking Rings Set

These look so much like my favorite stacking rings and are a great price. So pretty.

Jonathan Adler Pill Box

Another (semi) NSFW one but I have this “viagra” pill box on my nightstand and it always makes me chuckle (I keep CBD + advil in mine, ha ha).

Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Truffles

My friend Briony gave me a box of these dark chocolate salted caramels and they are DELICIOUS. They’re absolutely heavenly and the box makes them a really beautiful gift.

Anine Bing Lace Bra

This is my favorite little bralette; it is just so pretty! Looks so pretty peeking out of a cute cami or button front dress. (It’s surprisingly supportive, too!)

Overose Nudesse Candle

Overose seems to be the hot new “it” candle brand and this one smells SO good… it’s their rose scent, so perfect for Valentine’s Day. As much as I love Diptyque and Byredo, it’s fun to get something a little less ubiquitous (but still fancy/high end). Overose is perfect in that regard.

Everyday Oil

The besssst oil. You can use it everywhere. Face, body, etc. You can even wash your face with it. I use it as skincare but included it in this gift guide as it’s also incredible for massage.

“You” Valentine’s Card

DYING over all the amazingย You inspired Valentines on Etsy. There are so many good ones but this one was definitely my favorite.

Lord Jones CBD Bath Salts

These bath salts are my current favorite. I will say that I am not sure if the CBD actually does anything (I love taking CBD but am out on whether it does anything for you in the tub) but the lavender scent is absolutely heaven. I cannot get over how amazing they smell, and that makes them worth it / the perfect gift regardless of any CBD benefits!

Chambord Liqueur

Another one for your girlfriends (note: I do have a long term partnership with Chambord!). The packaging is really pretty, and I love making a Chambord Royale or adding it to my tequila soda!)

Gorjana Heart Hoops

Let’s be honest: heart jewelry can be so tacky… but these earrings are really pretty! I like these a lot.

Lush Eggplant Bath Bomb // BP Sunglasses // Nadri Stacking Rings Set // Jonathan Adler Pill Box // Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate Truffles // Anine Bing Lace Bra // Overose Candle // Everyday Oil // “You” Valentine’s Card // Lord Jones CBD Bath Salts // Chambord Liqueur // Gorjana Heart Hoops


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  1. jillian:

    i love that clutch! xo jillian

    1.28.15 Reply
  2. Allison + Amy | VelvetCrate:

    “Valentine’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Lame” – LOVE the title of this post. Thank you for including VelvetCrate on this list! xo

    1.28.15 Reply
  3. Jamie:

    Awesome picks! Those are some gifts I definitely wouldn’t mind receiving. Maybe I should leave this page open for my fiancรฉ to “accidentally” see ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1.28.15 Reply
  4. alyson:

    SUCH a great roundup, Grace! That clutch, the BaubleBar set with Benefit, cashmere socks (need those in my life!), and the Velvet Crate are all fabulous.


    1.28.15 Reply
  5. Jackie (York Avenue):

    That Velvet Crate looks really cool! It has everything I love in it: Rifle Paper Co., cute. And that Diptyque candle is so pretty as well.

    1.28.15 Reply
  6. Sarah:

    Grace- that body oil sounds amazing. The link takes you to bath oil– is that the same thing??

    1.28.15 Reply
    • graceatwood:

      Yes, it’s the same thing. Sorry about that – I use it as a body or massage oil, but they call it a bath oil! In the caption, they mention that it makes for a wonderful massage oil too! Hope you try it!!

      1.28.15 Reply
  7. Eden:

    Great picks, love the red pumps!

    1.28.15 Reply
  8. Alexandra:

    The makeup bag and bath bomb are my absolute favorites!

    Warm Regards,

    1.28.15 Reply
  9. Meghan:

    Such good picks, Grace!

    1.28.15 Reply
  10. Sasha:

    Great list! These sure ar nooot lame!

    1.28.15 Reply
  11. Elizabeth Lee:

    great v-day picks! loving the clutch and the red pumps! <3
    love, liz

    1.29.15 Reply
  12. Jamie:

    the BaubleBar + Benefit collab is adorable. Beauty and jewelry are a great combination ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hello There, Lady!

    1.30.15 Reply
  13. Beth:

    You have the best gift guides I have ever seen! Love them. xx, Beth

    12.23.16 Reply
    • graceatwood:

      That is so sweet! Thank you, Beth! x

      12.23.16 Reply
  14. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    Haha, love the title of this post! Fun ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    2.5.20 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thanks Charmaine! Happy Valentine’s Day!

      2.5.20 Reply
  15. Ashley:

    I understand what you’re trying to achieve with the title of the post, but “lame” was originally used in reference to people with reduced mobility due to physical disability. I understand “lame” doesn’t have that same bad-word sting many offensive terms have but it doesn’t mean it’s OK to use. Disability rights activists have long called for the word to phase out. We have a responsibility to respect that.

    2.5.20 Reply
  16. Shannon:

    Sooooo stoked to see Everyday Oil on here! It’s such a game changer & literally brought my skincare routine down from 23904782098420 steps to literally ONE. Plus, the options to use it are endless esp for valentine’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ Loving those You cards too & soooo ready for season 3! x Shannon โ€ข

    2.5.20 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      YES!!! It is such an incredible product and yes so many uses for it ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2.5.20 Reply
  17. Cy:

    i love this list, but the card is the best! :))

    2.5.20 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Isn’t it just so funny? I love!

      2.5.20 Reply
  18. Veronica:

    You guys inspired me to Give The Idea is You as my Galentines Gift ๐Ÿ™‚

    2.5.20 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Oh that is a PERFECT GIFT!!!!!

      2.5.20 Reply
  19. Lisa Autumn:

    Such cute and fun gift ideas!

    Lisa |

    2.5.20 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Thanks Lisa!

      2.6.20 Reply
  20. Kelley | Happily K:

    Haha, that eggplant bath bomb is great! And I miiiiight just have to treat myself to that everyday oil. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2.6.20 Reply
    • grace at the stripe:

      Isn’t it so funny! I laughed so hard.
      YES give Everyday Oil a try! It is amazing.

      2.6.20 Reply
  21. Oana:

    I’d urge you to reconsider your use of the ableist term “lame”.

    2.7.20 Reply