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13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Find the perfect present for Mom, Dad and all the other (grown-up) sweeties in your life! Here are picks from the Today’s Parent staff for Valentine's Day.

By Sadiya Dendar
13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideas

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Gifts that say "I love you"

These unique (and hint-worthy) gifts would make anyone's Valentine's Day extra special.

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Images by Trista/iStockphoto

Sweet tooth

“I’m not big on gifts for Valentine’s Day. I usually like to keep it simple. Those hot cinnamon hearts are my favourite treat around this time of year.”
– Laura Grande, editorial coordinator, Todaysparent.com

Where to Buy? Cinnamon Heart candies: $6 for 500g, bonbonsconnexion.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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Add some sparkle

“To say my kids and I are ‘addicted’ to sparkling water sounds pretty harsh, but it is definitely our drink of choice. We would save so much money and cut down on the number of glass bottles we use with this handy — and attractive! — machine.”
– Karine Ewart, editor-in-chief, Today’s Parent

Where to Buy? SodaStream Penguin Sparkling Water Maker, $300, williams-sonoma.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Scent with love

“Perfume sounds like a Valentine’s Day cliché, but to me — a fragrance lover with a collection of 50-plus bottles — it really is a thoughtful gift.”
– Karen Robock, contributor, Today’s Parent

Where to Buy? L’Eau de Chloe: $82 for 50 mL, Holt Renfrew (and other major department stores)

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasRoberto Caruso

Natural wonder

“My husband refuses to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a point of pride, but I’d love a big bouquet of fancy flowers even if it’s for a “fake” holiday!”
Leah Rumack, deputy editor, Today’s Parent

Where to Buy? Pacific Paradise Arrangement: $60, tidysflowers.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideas

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Cozy toes

“I really, really want a pair of moccasins. I just want my tootsies to stay warm (while looking cute).”
– Nadine Silverthorne, managing editor, Todaysparent.com


Where to Buy? Powwow Moccasin: $99, manitobah.ca

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasRoberto Caruso

Dish it out

“I really want this! It’s an owl AND a cake stand! What’s not to love?”
—  Sadiya Dendar, associate editor, Today’s Parent. 


Where to Buy? Owl cake stand, $22,  West Elm.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: West Elm

Puppy love

"A French Bulldog puppy (or an adopted adult). They make great companions and love to snuggle. Just imagine that little face with a red and pink bow around its neck! Love!"
– Kate Stewart, assistant editor, Today’s Parent

Where to Buy? Humanesociety.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: The Daily Puppy

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Get refreshed

“I love this natural mask because it’s cool, soothing and healing for my skin. It’s a special treat for me, and I need a refill!”
– Haley Overland, writer/editor, Todaysparent.com

Where to Buy? Calming Cucumber Mask, $23, pureandsimple.ca

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Roberto Caruso

All wrapped up

“You can never have too many scarves! This one is too gorgeous to pass up.”
– Emily Sadler, contributor, Todaysparent.com

Where to Buy? Featherweight Scarf, $25, Indigo.ca

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Ace of bass

“I only started playing guitar a couple years ago, but I’m already looking ahead to my next instrument. This bass is like the one Paul McCartney has played since early Beatles days; in addition to being cool, it’s just so cute and little!”
– Sandra E. Martin, editor-in-chief, Walmart Live Better magazine


Where to Buy? Höfner Contemporary HCT-500 with Case: $869, stevesmusic.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasSyona in her playroom.

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iWant

"I'm not typically a gadget-geek, but ever since the iPad mini came out I've been swooning. It's little, but not too small, and great to have in the kitchen while cooking or for curling up and reading."
Amy Valm, contributor, Todaysparent.com


Where to Buy? iPad mini, starting at $329, Apple.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Apple

Locket of love

"I’m a sucker for jewellery, especially silver. I love this locket because it’s small and understated. A little note enclosed simply saying “I love you” would make it the perfect Valentine’s gift."
Kristy Woudstra, web editor, Todaysparent.com


Where to Buy? Sterling silver locket, $38, Etsy.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: roundabout

Cabin in the woods

"This year, all I really want is to get away for a snowy cabin weekend: one day of skiing and one day of snowshoeing or snowboarding. My only requirements are a wood-burning fire, and no Wifi or cell service. Oh, and an outdoor hot tub would be AMAZING." – Ariel Brewster, senior editor, Today’s Parent

Where to Buy? Nottawasaga Hideaway Bed & Breakfast, Nottawasagahideaway.com

13 unique (and hint-worthy) Valentine’s Day gift ideasPhoto: Nottawasaga Hideaway

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This article was originally published on Jan 13, 2012

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