Our Favorite Low-Pressure Valentine's Day Gifts for New Relationships
Here are our favorite low-commitment gifts for anyone who's still not exactly sure where things are going but is excited to see what the future holds.
Heart Lightning Cable
Nothing says "true love" more than charging your smartphones together. This heart connector features two lightning cables at one end and a USB plug at the other. If you're really ready to take this new relationship to the next level, use this cable to sync up each other's playlists.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $18.00
Conversation Heart Cakelet Pan
This adorable baking pan will give your new crush some serious vintage vibes. Just like those pretty little Necco conversation hearts you used to pass around in elementary school, these cake hearts feature cutesy phrases like "LUV" or "BFF." Best of all, you and your maybe/probably/hopefully new S.O. can choose whatever type of cake and toppings you love the best.
Buy It: Food52, $34.00
"Take a picture...it'll last longer." Here's to hoping that no one will be saying that about your new relationship. Instax cameras are the Polaroids of this generation. You can use it to take fun pics (with sticker backings!) of your budding romance as you get to know each other. They come in five different colors and even feature a new "selfie mirror."
Buy It: Amazon, $49.99
Wine Cooler Bag
Crafted to look like leather but actually made from paper, these eco-friendly wine bags are a perfect neutral gift. Available in blush, black, gray or brown, you can up the adorable factor by pairing the bag with your new guy or gal's favorite wine.
Buy It: Food52, $34.00
If you're dating a dude who happens to have a beard, here's your gift all wrapped up in a bow. What is beard oil, you might be wondering? It's meant to mimic some of the natural oils we already produce in our skin, so it'll help your guy keep his facial hear smooth, shiny and soft.
Buy It: CB2, $15.99 (Originally $31.95)
Does this fuzzy, red throw send the message that you'd like to get all cuddled up with your boo and binge an entire Netflix series in one night? You decide. Either way, this gorgeous, jewel-toned throw will make a great addition to any guy or gal's home.
Buy It: Pier1, $69.95
Custom Map Art
Show your new bae how creative and thoughtful you are with a custom map art print. You can give any address when you order it, like the spot you had your first date. You can approve everything before it ships and can even personalize it further with a phrase like "Our First Date."
Buy It: Minted, $36+
Smitten Kitten Socks
If your potential new love is kitty-obsessed, these sweet socks will make the perfect gift. Adorned with both fluffy pink cats and mini hearts, they're sweet, but not too sweet. Pair these socks with some wine to make it extra special.
Buy It: ModCloth, $9
Ok, so chocolate candies for Valentine's Day might not be the most creative gift, but they're indeed a classic. For a simple, no-brainer gift that almost everyone will love, buy a pretty package of truffles like this one. They come pre-wrapped with a bow and would also make a nice add-on to any other little gift you want to pass along to your special someone.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $9.95
If you want to make any "we'll be together forever" or "any 'time' with you is unforgettable" references, that's all on you. But if you did want to be cutesy like that, this sweet heart-shaped clock would totally do the trick.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $29.00
Vintage-Style Shaving Kit
Here's a fun Valentine's Day gift with some serious retro vibes. Curated by the Italian brand Proraso, the vintage-style tin includes three full-sized products to help your man get his shave on. The products use eucalyptus oil and menthol, so you know he'll be smelling fresh and clean the next time you casually hang out. Because who knows where this is going? But maybe it's going somewhere? You're open to all possibilities.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $32.00