12 Sentimental Valentine's Day Gifts Your Partner Will Cherish

These gifts will help you say "I love you" this holiday.

If gift-giving isn't your love language, choosing a thoughtful Valentine's Day present can be challenging. While a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates are always a sweet surprise, they can start to feel repetitive if you give the same thing year after year.

If you're looking for something a little more meaningful than flowers and candy this Valentine's Day, we've got you covered. These sentimental gift ideas will help you tell your partner how much you care, and a few of them even come with date night activities to help you plan a Valentine's Day together.

All of our favorite picks are available online, so order one today to surprise your loved one with something extra special this year.

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Photo Puzzle

wood table with a photo puzzle partway done on it
Courtesy of Mimeo

Turn your favorite memory into an at-home date night activity you can do together. With 14 combinations of puzzle sizes and finishes (you can choose matte or glossy), Mimeo makes it easy to turn any photo into a puzzle.

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Couple's Adventure Challenge Book

white book that says the adventure challenge couples edition
Courtesy of The Adventure Challenge

If you've been quarantined with your partner this year, you might be feeling like you've run out of date ideas that don't involve a Netflix binge session. This book is filled with 50 surprise dates, along with room to add a photo and a few words about each one when you're done.

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Night Sky Print

the night sky print
Courtesy of The Night Sky

Express your love with a museum-grade art print that depicts the night sky on a night that has a significant meaning in your relationship. Make one of the night you met, your first date, or day you got married.

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Scented Candle

white candle that says love letters on the front
Courtesy of Homesick

If your significant other loves a quality candle, anything from the Homesick collection is sure to be a hit. Order the Love Letters scent (it smells like lemon, sandalwood, rose petals, and peonies) or get a scent that reminds you of a place you've visited together. For some serious Valentine's Day brownie points, pair this gift with a hand-written love letter.

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Personalized Photo Album

book with a family photo that says our best days
Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

If writing isn't your thing, skip the romantic love note and curate a collection of photos to express how you feel instead. Making a photo book at Artifact Uprising is easy: Just choose a theme (like your favorite vacations together or a collection of photos from your first year dating) and start uploading photos.

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Photo Blanket

white couch with a photo blanket on it
Courtesy of Mimeo

Since we'll be celebrating Valentine's Day at home this year, give your partner a gift they can cozy up on the couch with. These personalized photo blankets are a sweet way to commemorate a favorite memory together, and it's something they'll appreciate using every day.

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A Year of Dates

hands holding a black box that says a year of dates
Courtesy of Etsy / AYearofDates

Let your partner know you're looking forward to the next year with them by gifting them a year of dates. This box contains 52 envelopes with 51 date ideas and one blank card you can use to plan your own. Choose from the categorized edition, which won't tell you what the date is, but shares details like the amount of time needed and budget details, so you can choose what best fits your schedule that week. Or, go with the surprise edition which features all the same number of dates but without any extra details.

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Custom Map Tray

map tray
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Surprise your sweetheart with a gift that's both practical and thoughtful. This wood serving tray can be customized with a map print of anywhere in the world, so you can pick a location that's significant to you and your partner. Choose between light and dark wood(you can also add a display stand for an extra $20) then use it to serve a special Valentine's Day breakfast in bed.

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Custom Quote Print

person holding a framed quote print
Courtesy of Minted

If you're looking for something really romantic for your spouse, have your wedding vows printed and framed. Another option: choose a passage from your favorite book or design a print with your partner's favorite quote.

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Location Wine Glasses

wine glass with map of sedona etched on it
Courtesy of Well Told Design

These etched wine glasses can be customized with a map of any town or city in America. Order a set that reminds you of something special: The city where you met, your honeymoon spot, or a vacation you're looking forward to taking together when travel is safe again.

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Personalized Charcuterie Board

custom charcuterie board
Courtesy of Shutterfly

Gift your partner a tasty date night by pairing a personalized wood board with all the essentials you need for an at-home charcuterie board. Personalize it with a name or initial for your partner, and choose from a 10-inch circular board or a rectangular board that measures 10x14 inches.

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Photo Map

map print
Courtesy of Thunder Bunny Labs

Even if you don't have a big trip planned, you can still celebrate a destination Valentine's Day with this creative photo map. Customize the front with your names (or leave it blank!) and use the easy digital software to print photos that perfectly fit each state's cutout. This gift will remind you of your best travel memories together, while inspiring new adventures to places you haven't been yet.

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