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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts Better Than Chocolate

Written by
Parachute Team
PHOTOGRAPHS BY
Nicki Sebastian for Parachute

Ready or not Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of our favorite gifts, regardless of whom you're celebrating it with, so you can celebrate those who matter most. From the coziest robes to one more thing to keep you warm at night, here are ten gifts better than chocolate...

For the Plant Parent

Flowers are a classic, cliché if you will, Valentine’s Day gift. Plants, however, are neither of those things. Gifting a plant is an excellent and long lasting declaration of your affection. Some of our favorites include the Calathea Medallion, a beautiful tropical plant as colorful as a bouquet of flowers, the iconic Monstera Deliciosa with heart-shaped leaves and the Zanzibar Gem – also known as “the eternity plant.”  Leon & George Plants

For the Rest of Your Life

When you’ve been together forever, why not gift one more thing to keep you warm at night. Our modern take on the classic quilt is ideal for top of bed layering or curling up with on the couch to watch your favorite show together. Quilt

For Lounging Solo

You don't need to be in a relationship to treat yourself. A luxurious wool-cashmere blend is perfect for cuddling up by the fire, while a softly textured, spa-inspired Cloud Cotton Robe pairs perfectly with DIY face masks and long soaks in the tub. Cashmere Blend Robe and Cloud Cotton Robe

For the Thirsty

For the special someone in your life whose thirst is unquenchable, gift the Summer Friday Super Amino Gel Cleanser. Super-powered by a restorative cocktail of 11 amino acids and a splash of mineral-rich seawater, this gentle pH-balancing cleanser washes away impurities while it moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Super Amino Gel Cleanser

For the Cozy in Love

For those still in the honeymoon stage of their relationship, finding the perfect gift for that new perfect someone can feel daunting. The key to finding the perfect gift, don't take it too seriously. Play it cool and give the makings of a dreamy bath. Classic Towels and Sleep Time Bath Salts.

For the Home Chef

Indulge the home chef with their very own wood fired pizza oven – a thoughtful alternative to the prix-fixe menus and overly crowded restaurants on Valentine's Day.  The portable oven cooks Neapolitan pizzas in 60 seconds and instantly turns up the heat on date nights at home. Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

For the Go-To Galentine

Don’t snooze on the chance to celebrate the platonic loves of your life. Give your bestie the gift of self care with a reinvigorating facial at HeyDay. Their tailored facial experience helps find the right treatment, customized to each person's skincare goals. 50-Minute Facial

For the Ultimate Travel Companion

There's nothing quite like a romantic getaway with your SO. Whisk them off their feet and into a Parachute made bed at one of our many hospitality partners. For a tropical escape, head to Casa Pueblo in Tulum or the Ladera Resort in St. Lucia. Feeling more like a quick getaway? Try El Cosmico in Marfa, The Fireshouse Hotel in DTLA or the Lokal in Philadelphia

For the Match Made in Heaven

Love languages come in many different shapes and sizes, but a good night's sleep is universally adored. When you know you've found the one, gift them (and ultimately yourself) a bedding set so incredibly soft and fluffy, it will feel like you're sleeping in the clouds. Cloud Cotton Duvet Cover Set

For the Ultimate Sweetie

While this gift guide may be forgoing chocolate, it is Valentine's Day after all and nothing says “I love you” quite like an oversize heart-shaped dessert. Instead, we're opting for a sweet treat that doubles as an equally fun and delicious date night activity. This heart-shaped cookie kit comes with everything you need – just add butter and eggs. Heart-Shaped Linzer Baking Kit

For more gift guide inspiration, visit Parachute’s Valentine's Day Gift Guide.