Better than Chocolate: These 6 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts Are Sure to Delight

Against a black wood background, Valentine's Day is spelled out with Scrabble Letters

It's that special time of year again, red hearts are appearing in windows and candy hearts in stores, roses are being trimmed and bouquets lovingly arranged: Valentine's Day is here! Whether you're looking for your partner, friend, or are just looking to treat yourself this V-Day, we've curated a list of our favorite eight unique Valentine's Day gift ideas. Because, sure, chocolate is great but there are so many other ways to show someone you care. Let's get into it! 

Celebrate your Partner's Green Thumb with a Unique Geometrical Propagation Shelf

An Octagon propagation floating shelf

There's something truly magical about watching plants grow and thrive, isn't there? If your partner is a nature lover with a green thumb, we've got the perfect Valentine's Day gift idea that will make their heart skip a beat. Picture this: a one-of-a-kind geometrical propagation shelf that not only displays their favorite plants and herbs but also doubles as a distinctive piece of home decor.

Imagine the delight on their face when they unwrap this gift and discover its endless possibilities. With the geometric design of our propagation shelf, your partner can propagate their beloved plants with ease, allowing them to expand their green oasis even further. Not only is this shelf functional, but it also adds a touch of rustic charm to any room with its natural wood finish.

Want to take your gift up a notch? Include a few of their favorite plants and herbs to get them started. This way, they can begin propagating right away and enjoy the fruits of their labor in no time at all. 

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Enhance Comfort and Productivity with a Custom Leather Cushion Writing Lap Desk

A wooden lap desk with lip for pencils

Is your lover resolute  to finish that long-awaited novel they started back in 2020? As you see them indulge in their creative flow, imagine how wonderful it would be to gift them something that not only supports their writing endeavors but also maximizes their comfort.

Enter the Leather Cushion Writing Lap Desk. 

This luxurious gift is expertly crafted with both oak and mahogany woods and features an intensely comfortable leather covered cushion and functional low-profile lip to allow for stylish and comfortable wrist support. 

This thoughtful gift is more than just a lap desk - it's a symbol of encouragement and support for their creative pursuits. And honestly, after gifting this lap desk, the first thing your partner should write on it is a love letter to you. 

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Vinyl Record Floating Shelf in Oak 

A vinyl record floating shelf. A Fleetwood Mac record is displayed on the shelf

If there's one thing record enthusiasts have in common, it's the desire to stylishly display their favorite tunes. Vinyl records are not just a collection of songs; they are a reflection of our musical taste, an expression of our identity. And what better way to honor this passion for music than with a vinyl record floating shelf that serves as both a storage solution and a stunning showcase of our beloved albums?

Your partner's record collection deserves to be shown off, and our floating shelf is up to the task. With its thoughtfully designed dimensions, it accommodates the 12" x 12" vinyl record sleeves perfectly, allowing for easy browsing and retrieval of their favorite albums. The shelf becomes a canvas on which they can curate a visually striking display, showcasing the vibrant and captivating album covers that accompany each musical masterpiece. Each album becomes a treasured piece of artwork that immediately catches the eye and sparks conversations. It becomes more than just a storage solution; but a showcase for their passion, and a reflection of their musical journey.

Want to amp up the romance? Gift our shelf with a special vinyl that features music the two of you both love, like the artist that sings your special song! 

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Key Hook Shelf in Mahogany 

Four black key hooks hang securely from a wall-mounted floating mahogany shelf . Four keys are bronze, four are silver. The keys cast a slight shadow onto the white wall behind them. On top of the shelf sits a pair of sunglasses.

Have a partner (or friend) that is constantly calling their locksmith? Ensure they never get locked out again with our functional Key Hook Shelf in Mahogany. Crafted with a strong yet lightweight bracket, they can easily hang heavy keys and keychains without worrying about the hook slipping and the key dropping. Plus, because this stylish oak shelf can be made to your specifications, it can fit in even the most awkward corner. 

Even better, gift our Key Hook Shelf with a pair of keys to your home or apartment, romantically announcing that you’re ready to take the next step with them. 

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NYC Realtime Subway Clock 

The MTA Subway Realtime Clock at Nook BK

Calling all tech lovers! If you're looking for a unique and practical gift for the New Yorker or public transportation enthusiast in your life, look no further than our MTA Realtime Subway Clock. This innovative clock isn't just a stylish addition to any room, but it also keeps you up-to-the-minute informed on MTA subway time, service alerts, and data.

Crafted in Brooklyn, NY, the MTA Realtime Subway Clock is a perfect melding of sophisticated technology and premium wood frames. Available in beautiful mahogany, it adds a touch of visual panache to any space while making sure you never miss your train.

What sets our MTA Realtime Subway Clock apart is its customizable feature. Whether you live in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, or elsewhere, you can select as many subway lines as you like to display so you can stay informed on the ones that matter most to you. Plus, the easy installation ensures that you can have your clock up and running in no time. All that's left for you to do is navigate the subway map and stations.

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Solid Wood Shelf with Mahogany Brackets 

Solid wood shelf with sturdy mahogany brackets

Finally, remind your partner that your love for them is as strong and sturdy as a well-built shelf with our Solid Wood Mahogany Shelf with Brackets. This gift is not only a beautiful addition to any home or office, but it also embodies the qualities that make a relationship last - durability, reliability, and timeless elegance.

Our Solid Wood Mahogany Shelf is expertly crafted using premium mahogany wood, known for its rich and deep color as well as its durability. It is built to withstand the test of time, just like your love for your partner. More than just a decorative piece, this shelf is a practical and functional gift. It provides ample space to display cherished mementos, books, or plants, allowing your partner to personalize their space and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Its versatility makes it suitable for any room, whether it's the living room, bedroom, study, or even the kitchen. Whether you display your favorite books, trinkets, or photos, this shelf will be a beautiful addition to your home and a much appreciated Valentine’s Day gift. 

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Find Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas at NookWoodworking 

A man carries a shelf- the words NookWoodworking bounce as he walks

This year, say no to chocolate and roses, and yes to a gift that will last forever. A custom-made, handcrafted piece of furniture is the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for someone special. At NookWoodworking, we have a wide variety of unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make your loved one smile. From small accessories like coasters and corner shelves to larger pieces like large floating shelves, we can help you find the perfect gift for any occasion.

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