Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for someone who is always scouring the Internet for that which is unique, alluring and hard to find? Well, you have landed in the right place. This year, allow Daily Mom to help you out and save you from doing your own gift research. We are bringing you a great assortment of unique gifts all in one place.  


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Sun Protective Clothing by Coolibar

The Gift

No matter where you live, the sun still shines in February; whether there is snow on the ground or palm trees swaying in your backyard. And wherever the sun shines, the risk of skin damage is there. A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your family or friends this year is an outfit from Coolibar, where comfortably stylish designs and safety precautions go hand in hand.

Buy a Sun Protective Wrap and a pair of Beach Pants for your mom who is planning that Caribbean cruise next month, or a Summerweight Chambray Shirt for your husband who loves to sit outside and enjoy Vitamin D during work lunch meetings. All these pieces feature UPF 50+ sun protection, lightweight designs which are perfect for warmer months and for layering, and are easy to care for with no worries of the sun protection washing or wearing away.

Features to love

Summerweight Chambray Shirt

  • Sun Protective Lite SUNTECT® Nylon/Polyester blend fabric
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Button up closure
  • Double hidden back vents for breathability and ventilation
  • Rollable sleeves with button closure
  • Lightweight
  • Machine wash, tumble dry

Sun Protective Wrap

  • Sun Protective ZnO Suntect cotton/viscose from bamboo/spandex blend
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Draping, open front design with shawl collar
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Packable for easy travel
  • Available in a wide variety of colors
  • Machine wash, tumble dry

Beach Pants

  • Sun Protective ZnO Suntect cotton/viscose from bamboo/spandex blend
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Straight leg and generous length
  • Contrasting color drawstring, elastic waistband
  • Lightweight, thin fabric
  • Packable for easy travel
  • Machine wash, tumble dry
Brand

Protecting your skin from the harsh sun’s rays is the simple concept behind Coolibar and each product they create. Since 2001, Coolibar has been offering clothing for the entire family that blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays (compared to 5-9% with an average t-shirt) with UPF 50+ protection built right into each piece. As the first company to receive the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for sun protective clothing, Coolibar sets the standard when it comes to protecting your skin during outdoor activities.


Lomo’Instant Marrakesh by Lomography

The Gift

The Lomo’Instant Marrakesh Edition is a fantastic and unique gift that your loved one will enjoy all season long. It’s a gorgeous special edition camera of their original Lomo’Instant that uses rich leather and warm tones to conjure up thoughts and nod to Marrakesh, Morocco. This instant camera is not only top of the line in the marketplace but it’s also a ton of fun! Everybody loves the idea of being able to take and print pictures in one shot. This is an especially fun experience for parents and children.  

The Lomo’Instant Marrakesh Edition has three different shooting modes including one auto-flash and two manual modes so you know that it will be perfect for all conditions.  

  • Flash-On Auto Mode: Perfect to use anywhere when you’re on the go and aren’t sure how great your conditions are
  • Flash-On Manual Mode: Great for Indoor Shooting
  • Flash-Off Manual Mode: Great for long exposure shots at night

The advanced lens system has a built in wide angle lens and is compatible with a wide array of lens attachments that you can screw on and really get creative with. With the largest aperture (f/8) in the instant photography world, the ability to shoot long exposures, and the ability to use color gels to change your photo filters, the possibilities are really endless.  

Features to Love

  • Gorgeous colors that are perfect for Valentine’s Day
  • Three separate shooting modes
  • Advanced lens system with built in wide angle lens
  • F/8 Aperture
  • Color gels to filter photos
  • Perfect credit card size snapshots
  • Fish-Eye lens attachment
  • Portrait lens attachment
  • Close up lens attachment
Brand

Lomography began in 1991 and continues to be an amazing company that tries to keep alive the art of the analogue camera. They aim to create products that are not only fun but also experimental and accessible to all! On their site you will find cameras, films, accessories and a little something for everyone. 


Camera accessories by mod

The Gift

If your loved one is just starting out with a DSLR or frequently laments having to lug around a bulky camera bag, then the mod camera accessories bundle is the perfect gift. mod simplifies camera toting. The sleek accessories kit means it’s easy to carry a camera to the park or museum without leaving it unprotected. The mod bundle includes a classic camera strap, coordinating drop-in camera bag, and a bit of “bling” to keep your lens cap from disappearing.

The mod camera strap makes wearing a camera comfortable and stylish. Wider than standard camera straps, the plush lining adds another level of comfort to hands-free camera wearing. The straps are adjustable, and backed with webbing for durability and strength; the strap is tested to withstand up to 90-pounds of pull down weight.

Instead of a big, heavy, bulky bag, the mod drop-in camera pouch is a sleek, yet stylish way to carry around your camera. Lined with the same plush fabric as the camera strap, the camera will be protected from scratches, dirt, dust, and your toddler’s sticky fingers. Just drop in the camera and pull the strings to cinch the bag around the fashionable camera strap.

The icing on the cake for the mod bundle is the cap saver. An adhesive disk sticks to your camera’s cap, while a connected elastic band stretches securely around the lens. No more lost caps! Available in a wide array of styles, the cap saver helps you keep it all together.

Features to LOVE

Classic Camera Strap

  • Plush-lined comfort strap, adjustable from 42″ to 48″ long
  • Backed with durable webbing
  • Withstands a pull-down weight of up to 90 pounds

Drop-In Camera Bag

  • Sleek and stylish to coordinate with or mix and match with mod straps
  • 11″ wide by 11″ high
  • Lined with plush fabric to help protect your camera while on the move

Cap Saver

  • Elastic loop stretches around lens barrel and keeps the cap from getting lost
  • Decorated adhesive disk adds a fun touch to your lens cap

Bundle

  • Buy more and pay less by bundling all three coordinating items together in one purchase!
Brand

Based out of Dallas, mod is a company with a passion for style, service, and superior quality. Started by a mother-daughter team, mod focuses on simply stylish, premium camera accessories with handpicked fabrics, colors, and textures that give DSLR owners accessories that impress. Despite only starting 7 years ago, mod has already found a place in over 700 camera stores and boutiques across the globe, and only a few years ago, expanded into retail chains. In spite of this rapid growth, mod accessories remain proudly made in the USA with a commitment to excellence in quality, design and customer satisfaction, with the business grounded in the founders’ faith in God, family, and friends.


 Monogrammed Key Chain by Swell Caroline

   

The Gift

Whether you’’re celebrating Single’s Awareness Day with your girlfriends or looking to gift your lady something thoughtful and personal, Swell Caroline, an e-commerce jewelry site has jewelry from beautifully monogrammed necklaces to classic statement pieces. We particularly love the idea of giving something a little different than a traditional necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings. 

For example, consider adding a little color to your girl’s keys with this candy colored enamel key chain; made with an oversized lobster claw and adorned with an adorable gold spade charm and key ring. Once you place an order for this piece it cannot be cancelled or returned due to the customization of the item. Please allow 2-3 weeks for this item to be shipped due to the fact that it is a custom item.

Features to Love

  • Available in a large variety of background and monogram color options
  • Monogram can be printed in script or block font
  • Trendy oversized gold lobster claw can easily be removed from key ring
Brand

Swell Caroline, founded in 2011, presents an upscale, yet affordable jewelry brand dedicated to offering unique styles that you can wear for years to come. Their feminine take on life is big on pearls and bows, and heavy on the monograms! In fact, they offer an unparalleled selection of monogrammed jewelry from acrylic monogram necklaces, earrings and rings to a growing selection of sterling silver monogram styles. Their preppy and bright pieces are timeless, effortless and well made.  


Silhouette Art by Minted

   

The Gift

Silhouette Foil Art from Minted is the perfect Valentine surprise. Made with real foil, this custom art will dazzle. Simply submit photos and the artist designs a perfect silhouette from pressed foil. You can add text too, so if you are making silhouettes of your children to give to a partner or parent, add your child’s name.

Available framed or unframed, we love the frame options and chose the Antique Filigree. This frame includes vintage inspired pewter accents and is hand carved! The silhouettes you will receive are nothing short of perfect. The artist’s attention to detail is impeccable and will look gorgeous in any home for years to come.  

Features to Love

  • Real Foil available in 3 colors
  • 15 amazing frame options
  • Custom and detailed, made from your personal photos
  • Available in 3 print sizes, 5×7, 8×10, and 11×14
Brand

Minted is a marketplace of independent artists. Through this amazing company, you will discover beautifully creative products from all over the world. Minted’s artists and designers are currently located in 48 states and 43 countries. Providing the best design possible is at the heart of what Minted does. Artists submit designs, everyone votes and the winning pieces are available for purchase. You can find stationary, art, home goods, and wedding items at Minted. For a gift that is truly unique and will be cherished, try Minted.  

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Silhouette Foil Art

EXPLORE AND CONNECT

Minted | Facebook | TwitterInstagram 


Home State Love Canvas from Zazzle

 

The Gift

Home is where the heart is. Celebrate that sentiment this Valentine’s Day with a Home State Love Canvas from Zazzle that features the art of designer Lindsey of Zazzle Shop “Simple Sweet Dreams.” Pick the state that your Valentine holds close to their heart and the size canvas you desire and your print will be on the way to you just in time to surprise someone! The state is printed in a neutral, trendy grey. You can leave the background blank or pick a color. If you want to add text, you can do that as well. Zazzle’s canvases are top of the line and will last. This Valentine gift will be enjoyed for years to come unlike flowers that die in a week! 

Features to Love

  • Design includes the state of your choice with the word “home” and a little heart drawn next to it
  • Customizable: pick your state, canvas size and background color
  • Premium, additive free canvas won’t fade or crack
  • Available in 16 sizes to fit any space or design need
Brand

Zazzle lets you personalize any aspect of your life through art, design and customization. You will not find an online retailer with a more diverse offering of beautiful and fun products than Zazzle, from accessories, art, home goods, cards, craft supplies, clothing and more. Through Zazzle, you have access to the best design and artwork available because the makers of products sell them directly to you through Zazzle’s easy to use site and excellent customer service. Shopping for gifts is a breeze with the different gift guides that Zazzle offers.

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Home State Love Canvas

EXPLORE AND CONNECT

Zazzle | Facebook | TwitterInstagram | Pinterest 


 Kitchen Tools by Tovolo

 

The Gift

Tovolo Spatulart Spatulas are a fun but useful gift to give to any home baker this Valentine’s Day. Tovolo makes high quality spatulas in different sizes for every baking need. What makes these spatulas special is that they are a work of art. Tovolo Spatulart features gorgeous designs on the silicone spatula heads. For Valentine’s Day, Tovolo has two designs that any baker will fall for. Spatulart Mr. and Mrs. Love Mini Spatulas are two mini silicone spatulas that fit into small spaces. One spatula features Mr. Love with his classic glasses and curly red mustache. The other spatula features Mrs. Love in heart shaped frame glasses and luscious pink lips. For larger jobs like scraping frosting for cupcakes from a big bowl, Tovolo’s Wood Handle Spatula featuring the Love Notes design is just right. This design features pink and red letters spelling LOVE and XO, with little hearts. This is one love note your Valentine will hang onto for a long time!

The Heart Ice Mold from Tovolo makes a great gift, or get one for yourself if you are hosting a Valentine’s party this year. This durable silicone tray produces 4 whimsical heart shaped ice cubes that are easy to remove and add to whatever drink you are serving. We think a fun pink punch would look gorgeous with a big heart ice cube floating in it for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to show a little extra love to someone.  

Features to Love

  • Made with high performance silicone
  • Fun Valentine designs that won’t fade
  • Spatulas have an ergonomic handle
  • Ice cubes easily pop out of the tray
Brand

Tovolo believes that cooking should be fun and they want to make that true for everyone! Any home chef can express themselves with all the beautiful designs available on Tovolo products. By offering the latest in kitchen innovations, Tovolo makes cooking easier as well. You can find products for kids, baking and cooking from this company and it is all easy to find and add to your kitchen through their shop on Amazon! From ice pop molds to spatulas, Tovolo kitchen tools are safe and easy to use and will improve your experience in the kitchen.


Champagne and Wine Gift Boxes by Veuve Clicquot

The Gift

Gifting champagne and wine for Valentine’s Day is classic romance, and loved by most everyone. This year, take your gift giving of spirits to a new level, with a unique and personal touch that shows your loved one just how much you care. Not only are you gifting a top brand of world-wide known champagne and wine (which is showing love enough!) but Veuve Clicquot wants you to think outside the box (and bottle) by offering their whimsical Clicq’ Call and Clicquot Message boxes.

The Clicq’ Call is a beautifully designed gift box that holds a bottle of Veuve Clicquot’s Rosé Champagne. As you give the gift of intense, elegant notes of sensual fruit flavors that are sure to please the taste buds of your champagne lover, you’re also gifting the ultimate in personalization. The Clicq’ Call allows you to record a voice message that plays upon opening the box and can be re-recorded over and over again for listening pleasure. It’s a thoughtful way to take a beautiful bottle of champagne and give it that extra sparkle your loved one will cherish.

Following the same concept, the Clicquot Message box safely nestles a bottle of Veuve Clicquot’s finest Rosé Champagne (or keep the yummy bubbles for yourself and place your friend or lover’s favorite wine inside). You’ll love this modern twist on a love letter that allows you to create a customized message on the front of the box using the array of stickers on the side of the box. Keep it fun and light for your best friend, or steam it up with some bedroom talk for your spouse. The options are unlimited and makes gifting wine a bit more interesting!

Features to Love

Rosé Champagne

  • Radiant pink color
  • Raspberry, wild strawberry, and cherry high notes
  • Dried fruits and pastry low notes
  • Exceptional balance
  • Surprising intensity

Clicq’ Call

  • Contains a bottle of Veuve Clicquot’s Rosé Champagne
  • Durable, high quality materials
  • Able to record a voice message that plays upon opening the box
  • Re-recordable 

Clicquot Message

  • Contains a bottle of Veuve Clicquot’s Rosé Champagne
  • Able to customize a message using included stickers on side of box
  • Front of box is subtly lined to allow a short or long message
Brand

“Only one quality, the finest”

Named after Madame Veuve Clicquot, a young widow who decided to carry on the family business and become a leading female figure in the business world, this renowned brand of champagne is riddled with rich history and a respectful heritage. Since 1772, top quality champagne has been created from one of the largest vineyards in champagne production with detailed attention to maturing exceptional quality grapes, making Veuve Clicquot a symbol of hope, excellence and prestige in the industry. 


Craft Supplies by International Arrivals

   

The Gift

Some of the best and easiest Valentine’s gifts to buy for the ones we love are craft supplies. In particular, coloring books are huge right now for adults. Easy to buy, easy to wrap, and super practical, not to mention great for relaxing our minds; coloring books, sketch pads and journals are a dime a dozen. However, when it comes to gifting, why give something ordinary? This year, gift the best art supplies out there from International Arrivals; the ones that stand apart from the crowd, ones that look great, work great, and even smell great!

Features to Love

  • Beach Bums Color-in’ Book: Relaxing and inspiring beach themed artwork from Joe Vickers that’’s waiting for you in this fun adult coloring book featuring 32 unique designs that are perforated and framable in an o-ring book that lays flat for easy coloring. 
  • Uniquely Designed Color Books: Available in Hearts or Tribal, these pocket-sized notepads with colored pages allow you to create colorful notes and sketches anywhere you go.
  • Quotation Pocket Pal Journals: 8 different journals featuring unique quotes so that you can find inspiration right at your fingertips. 
  • Make Notes Sketch Books: Featuring a bit of fluorescent fun on the outside and perfectly plain paper, with no lines, print or colors on the inside, you can draw, doodle, write or sketch when you’re out and about.
  • Color Luxe Gel Pens: 12 brilliantly colored gel ink pens, perfect for colored note-taking and fantastic for detailed gel pen art.
  • 2 of a Kind (double-ended) Colored Pencils: Set of 12 colored pencils that are double ended (featuring complimentary colors) for a total of 24 colors that are perfect for carrying lots of colors with little space so you can take your coloring on-the-go.
  • Stay Sharp Pencils: These non-sharpening, graphite pencils allow you to keep a finely tuned, sharp pencil lead with no sharpening fuss. Just put the used lead on top and new lead pops out in front. 
  • Sakox Lollypop Scented Pens: These puffball topper pens with their little bowties are infused with fragrances such as Grape, Orange, Strawberry, Watermelon, Pineapple and Cotton Candy. If scented isn’t for you, they’re also available in non-scented colors
Brand

International Arrivals believes that arts, crafts, and creating shouldn’t be boring, but vibrant, fun, and funky! They are dedicated to bringing their customers a widespread variety of unique products that are perfect for kids and adults alike. From pens and pencils, to markers and crayons, to paper and coloring books, each item is eclectic and unlike anything you’’ll find off the shelf in a big box store. 


Books by Chronicle Books

   

The Gift

Looking for the perfect way to say I love you to a special someone? This Valentine’s Day, skip over the card section at your local retailer and pick up a book!

Chronicle Books has a wide selection of uniquely charming books that will perfectly say “I love you,” this Valentine’s Day (or for an upcoming anniversary) when you don’t have the words to do so yourself. We love the idea of giving one of these books with a short personal message written in the front cover. Or, if you decide to go with Be Mine, you can easily make your own Valentine with the help of their easy-to-follow instructions.

Features to Love

I Love You Around the World

  • Written and illustrated by bestselling authors, Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
  • Dozens of languages and vibrant color illustrations depicting cultures from all over the world

Be Mine: 25 Paper Projects to Share

  • 25 adorable projects to spread the love including an XOXO Pop-Up Card to a Love Message in a Bottle, a Heart-Shaped Box, and an “I’m Sweet on You” Lollipop Cover
  • Styled photography and simple instructions

Me Without You

  • New York Times bestselling book, by famed illustrators Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar
  • Countless cute color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without two 
Brand

Originally affiliated with the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 with one single employee. Now an independent company with over 200 employees, Chronicle Books produces over 330 books a year. Their book categories range from lifestyle, art, children’s, pop culture and food and drink.

Chronicle Book’s mission: “Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. This objective also informs our business relationships and endeavors, be they with customers, authors, vendors, or colleagues.”

Be sure to keep checking back here at Daily Mom for all our Valentine’s Gift Guides. We have something for everyone to fall for.

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Jessica is a holistic health counselor and work from home mom living in the middle of nowhere USA with her sweet little boy! She suffers from a serious case of compulsive globe-trotting and is always counting the days until her next move or adventure. You can often find her trying to get in her exercise in by lunging through the park while chasing after her very energetic little boy! She is constantly fueled and energized by her love for healthy eating and occasionally copious amounts of caffeine.

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