I like to think of love as a collection of moments, both magical and ordinary, that all add up to one incredible journey we share together. It can be new and exciting, or familiar and comforting. It can challenge us to grow, and it can make us feel perfect just the way we are. Now matter how we define it, love changes our lives in all sorts of surprising and wonderful ways.
That’s why I believe that the perfect Valentine’s gift should be every bit as unexpected as the feeling of falling in love – whether that means the heart-in-your-mouth feeling you got when your husband proposed or the over-the-moon joy of holding your child in your arms for the first time.
So here are my recommendations for fabulously unexpected Valentine’s gift ideas, each one a uniquely heartfelt treasure that says, “I love you” in a beautiful and original way. I’ve provided links to each one, but you can always find these and more one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gifts on our site.
Incredibly romantic but far from ordinary, this couple’s birthstone ring makes a sparkling statement of your love. I love the elegance of solid sterling silver, and the personalized engraving and crystal birthstones create a unique and colorful alternative to the classic diamond ring.
Surprise the mother of your children with this personalized family pendant, and watch her eyes light up with joy at such an unexpected Valentine. With up to 6 crystal birthstones “floating” inside a heart on the front and 6 corresponding names engraved on the back, it’s a truly one-of-a-kind way to celebrate a woman whose children are the light of her life.
What could be more unexpected than a Valentine’s Day proposal? Radiating romance with 3 full carats of Diamonesk® simulated diamonds and your custom engraving, this platinum-plated ring will take her breath away the moment you present it to her — in a deluxe keepsake box with a personalized sentiment card. As an engagement ring or simply a grand romantic gesture, it’s a Valentine’s Day gift she’ll never forget.
If your sweetheart shares your affinity for Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, this pendant necklace is a sure way to her heart. Featuring iconic movie artwork inside a faceted crystal heart, it’s a dreadfully romantic way to show your love that she’s the Sally to your Jack Skellington.
A slightly subtler, but no less elegant expression of affection than traditional romantic gifts, this 18K rose gold-plated bracelet is a thoughtful way to surprise a special lady who shares your faith. She’ll be touched by it’s inspirational message and etched cross, and its sparkling diamond makes it all the more precious.
Dazzle her with diamonds in an unexpectedly original way with these eye-catching sterling silver earrings. I love how the pavé diamonds add the perfect touch of sparkle to any outfit, and the engraved words “I Love You” make them sweetly romantic.
If you’re looking to go all out this Valentine’s Day, this one-of-a-kind ring is the ultimate indulgence. The luxury of solid yellow and white gold, the blue-violet brilliance of Tanzanite and the timeless allure of diamonds combine to create a mesmerizing piece of jewelry that no woman could resist.
I’ve always adored the air of mystery and sophistication that black pearls possess, which might explain why I’m so taken with this dramatic teardrop necklace. With its luminous freshwater cultured black pearl and swirling pavé of black and white diamonds, it’s both classy and glamorous — an unforgettably unique Valentine’s gift for sure!
Once believed to be the treasure of mermaids, the brilliance of aquamarine evokes visions of clear blue skies over sparkling ocean waves — and who couldn’t use that kind of soothing beauty this time of year! This exquisite aquamarine ring possesses all the romance of aquamarine, plus the sparkle of genuine diamonds, making it a truly exceptional Valentine’s gift.
Now that you have my recommendations, I want to hear from you: what’s the best Valentine’s Day surprise you’ve ever gotten? Share your story with me in the comments, and be sure to share this post with your husband or boyfriend as a hint!9 Unexpected Valentine's Day Gift Ideas by Ann Kelley