8 Unique Valentine's Gifts That Aren't Flowers — but They'll Definitely Impress Your S.O.

They say that the way to the heart is through the stomach. If that's true, most of these V-Day gifts will guarantee ALL the romance.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Feb. 12 2024, Updated 1:04 p.m. ET

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While flowers, chocolates, and maybe a heartfelt note are always warmly welcomed on Valentine's Day, let's face it — the "usual suspects" are definitely old news.

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This Valentine's Day, treat your special someone to a greasy heart-shaped pizza, or maybe some V-Day-themed chicken nuggs — or even a "dough-note" of love. (We'll explain in a moment.)

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Check out any of these flower alternatives for Valentine's Day, but fair warning: Gifting any of these undeniably romantic offerings may cause the person on the receiving end to fall head-over-heels in love with you ... A lifetime of romance is essentially guaranteed.

Happy Valentine's Day!

1. Papa John's Heart-Shaped Pizza

There's nothing wrong with being cheesy — now through V-Day, surprise your boo with a thin-crust heart-shaped Papa John's pizza. Order one for $11.99 at locations where it's available and it'll melt your heart.

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2. Heart-Shaped Red Velvet Cake and/or a Red Velvet Blizzard From Dairy Queen

DQ brought back two faves this year. If the Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Cupid Cake isn't your jam, you can try the Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Treat instead. Or how about both? The answer is always both.

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3. Tyson Chicken Nuggets of Love

Because nuggs are the way to anyone's heart, Tyson has brought back its Nuggets of Love. Get 'em in select stores while supplies last!

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4. Starbucks Valentine's Day Drinks

Thinking of picking up a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Créme Frappuccino or a Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Cold Brew? We tried them both — check out our review here!

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5. Baked by Melissa Cupcakes Valentine's Day Gift Box

You can choose from a selection of different assortments to make up this tasty gift box, which features some pretty psychedelic-looking hearts on the cover.

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6. Heart Donuts From Krispy Kreme

While heart candies might not be around anymore, Krispy Kreme is selling heart-shaped doughnuts with unique flavors that will get you in the spirit. They're super cute and obviously delish — plus if you get the "Dough-Note" box, then you can save the paper and write your "To/From" message right on the box.

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7. Dog-Themed Gifts From Rover

For the obsessive dog lovers in your life, head to the Rover store for seriously adorable wine tumblers, like the one above, as well as mugs, tote bags, and more.

See? Flowers aren't the only option for your Valentine. Spice things up this year — one of these is bound to tickle your boo's fancy.

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8. Cat-Themed Gifts From Rover

Did you think we'd forget about cat lovers? Never. You can also hit up Rover to find some adorable gifts for the feline-friendly folks in your life, including an adorable tote (like the one above) and a cute mug.

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