Creative boutique gifts for Valentine’s Day

The thing about Valentine’s Day is that it can get a little predictable. Candy. Cologne. A lacy bit for the boudoir. Nice, but meh. This year, think outside the heart-shaped box. Visit a stylish local boutique and find something different, unusual, something your valentine will remember. Because your special someone is just that – special. Let them know it.

“The Cardigan, Caribou” wool sweater

$356.50 at Ball & Buck, 144 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-1776,


“Red Hook” beard oil by Brooklyn Grooming

“Super Surfer” vintage skateboard

Slate wine topper by SPARQ Home

“Escape” bag by Forestbound

“Spun Gold” handmade bowl


“Caterpillar” bud vase

  • $17.95 at deCordova | Store, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, 781-259-8692,

Dark chocolate topped vanilla mallows by Apotheker’s Kitchen

“Shooting Arrow” ear jackets by Pamela Love

“PENG No. 10” leather bag

  • $1,550 at PENG BAGS, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 617-521-8660,

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