Forget the Bouquet: These Are the Roses We'd Like to Receive on Valentine's Day
If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas and want to think outside the dozen-roses-sized box, let us offer up a few festive ideas. These gifts all have a longer half-life than a bouquet of red roses, and they’re gifts you’ll still be enjoying long after the holiday has passed. We can’t give up roses completely, though—they’re an undeniable classic—which is why each of these gifts is rose-themed, rose-patterned, or rose-scented. We’ve got Southern favorites—like a rosy Rifle Paper Co. journal and rose-themed Kate Spade jewelry—as well as a few unexpected nods to the go-to Valentine’s Day flower. You just can’t go wrong with a rose, and we’re sure your sweetheart wouldn’t mind receiving any of these gifts in lieu of (or in addition to) a bouquet when February 14 rolls around this year. Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy gifting!
Rifle Paper Co. Rose Journal
To buy: $15, anthropologie.com
This garden-patterned journal is the perfect place for all their thoughts and scribbles.
Rose Garden Pendant Necklace
To buy: $65, shop.nordshop.com
This pretty pendant features a favorite flower.
Aerin Bamboo Rose Rollerball
To buy: $28, bloomingdales.com
Travel-friendly and gorgeously scented, this rollerball adds a touch of luxe rose fragrance to every day.
Chunky Rose Signet Ring
To buy: $20, urbanoutfitters.com
Ring around the roses: This engraved ring comes in a classic signet style.
Miniature Oil Diffuser in White Rose
To buy: $16, anthropologie.com
Enjoy romantic rose notes from a diffuser topped with a bloom.
Kate Spade ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ Bangle
To buy: $32, shop.nordstrom.com
Gift this pretty piece of jewelry for a subtle touch of roses that's perfect for a loved one’s wrist.
Diptyque Roses Eau Rose Solid Perfume
To buy: $50, shop.nordstrom.com
Another spin on a classic rose fragrance, this solid perfume is oh-so luxe.
Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover
To buy: $12.99, hm.com
Gift a pretty pillow with a petal-swirled cover to remind them of their favorite rose garden.
Bridgette Thornton Paint + Petals Dish Towel
To buy: $18, anthropologie.com
This dish towel in a vibrant garden pattern adds a burst of bloom to the kitchen.
Crane Garden Rose Note
To buy: $17, crane.com
These rose notecards from Crane lend a botanical flourish to correspondence.
Kate Spade New York Rose Stud Earrings
To buy: $58, bloomingdales.com
Classic stud earrings get a floral upgrade in this delicate rose style from Kate Spade New York.
'La vie en rose' Print
To buy: $10, etsy.com
Gift a nod to the classic Edith Piaf song in a hangable print—and wrap up the vinyl for bonus points this holiday.
Guerlain Rose aux Joues Blush
To buy: $52, bloomingdales.com
This rose blush adds subtle blooming brightness to cheeks.
Dillon’s Rose Gin Liqueur
To buy: $35.99, totalwine.com
This rose-infused gin liqueur will add a touch of Valentine's festivity to any bar cart.
Jo Malone Red Roses Soap
To buy: $22, shop.nordstrom.com
Gift the classic Jo Malone Red Roses fragrance in soap form, complete with a pretty package.