Yep, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How could you possibly forget, right? Before you even got your Christmas tree to the curb, every store has been covered in bright hearts and sugar-drenched candy. And while Valentine’s Day may get a bad rap with the high expectations and pressure it carries along with it, we’ve decided to put all of that aside.
No, we aren’t boycotting the big day, but we are revamping it. This year, scratch the $100 bouquets of red roses, special tasting menus and boxes of chocolate. We’ve combed the Internet, specialty stores and a myriad of blogs to help you find the perfect gift to simply celebrate love—and not all that other stuff. So whatever your budget, we have hand-selected 25 unique pieces for your sweetheart, crush, even best friend. Check them out in the gallery above, and let us know your untraditional Valentine’s Day plans in the comment section below.