If you don't want to give a traditional gift for Valentine's Day, consider the old adage: actions speak louder than words. Get the special man or woman in your life something more than a bauble to unwrap. Gift them a subscription to a service you know would make their lives better. Treat them to an opportunity to learn more about something they love. Or just make their day with not-your-average flowers.
Want to give a gift that "keeps on giving?" No matter what your loved one is into, there's likely a subscription service to match it. Here are a few of our favorites.
All the fun of cooking without the grocery shopping and measuring.
See all the latest movies you want at your local theater.
Give the gift of making their life easier.
A constantly changing mix of great gear.
Fresh, affordable and comfortable underwear.
Specially curated wines delivered to your door.
If your significant other is big on trying new things, give them a unique experience (and maybe tag along to spend quality time together). Check Yelp and TripAdvisor for location options in your area.
Find a place that teaches pottery making and get dirty.
Look for bars that offer classes where you can mix (and drink) cocktails.
Give them a chance to learn their favorite instrument with music lessons.
Indulge their culinary passion with a cooking class (Sur la Table has multiple options to choose from).
This is not the occasion to show up with flowers that came home with you from the grocery store. Or the cheesy arrangements getting marked up for the holiday. Thankfully, there are outstanding online options that will deliver tasteful arrangements directly to your Valentine.
For those who wouldn't like something overly frilly ...
The Rian bouquet,
$68 / $57.80 by BloomThat (with code VALET15)
Take your roses to the next level with these plump, pillowy blooms ...
Garden rose bouquet,
$75 / $63.75 by The Bouqs (with code IGVDAY15)
A celebrity-favorite, these fresh roses last a year without water ...
Le Mini box of spray roses, $79 by Venus et Fleur
The best gifts for guys and girls that will prove you're the best significant other ever.