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7 Flower-Inspired Valentine's Day Gifts (Better Than any Bouquet)

When it comes to Valentine's Day gifts for her, is there anything more classic than flowers? This year, think outside the bouquet! Our gifts for flower lovers include everything from floral-infused bath products to wow-worthy books to botanical chocolate.

Aside from a box of chocolates, flowers are the most common expression of love this time of year. And while we'd never deny the magic of a gorgeous arrangement, we're always thinking of new ways to delight and treat the ones we love. Here, we reveal our picks!

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Photography: Ivan Solis

1. Homemade Floral Bath Salts

A languid soak is a pure luxurious indulgence. This homemade floral bath salts is made with natural clay, dried flowers, and Epsom and dead sea salts.

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Photography: Simone LeBlanc

2. Floral-Infused Apothecary Products

When spending on our own self-care, we might hesitate to splurge. That's why Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to give her something she might not buy for herself. We love a rose-infused face spray as an instant pick-me-up.

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3. A Coffee Table Book

Perfect for the art aesthete -- and those who don't want to deal with dying flowers. Pictures are forever! We love the idea of a coffee table book of beautiful imagery as a reimagined valentine gift for her. Italian artist Bruno Munari's "A Flower with Love" includes lovely images of his foray into flower arranging, and includes a passage that feels like a consideration of love itself: "What really matters is the love with which a little daisy, a lavender sprig, or some moss are chosen, that one there in particular and not that other one."

Another favorite, "Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" is bursting with some of the most spellbinding imagery related to flowers and the natural world in general. It's a positively poetic rumination on the artistry of nature, and is a beautiful collector's item to give.

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Photography: Terrain

4. Botanical Chocolates

Why not combine the two most common valentine gifts for her? Sweet treats infused with florals or dusted with dried petals are the perfect combination of gifting romance.

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Photography: Simone LeBlanc

5. A Botanical-Inspired Gift Box

We created our Blooming Box with the irresistible beauty of florals on our mind. Each box features a hand-picked assortment of botanical-inspired items -- from the jasmine-infused Rodin lip balm to a rosehip and clay face mask to the dried floral bundle included in each set.

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Photography: Pamela Love

6. Floral Motif Jewels

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they aren't always quite right for the occasion. Gifting jewelry on Valentine's Day doesn't need to be a high-pressure undertaking. Let the whimsy of florals inform your pick. We love the edgy appeal of this rose motif ear jacket designed by Pamela Love.

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Photography: Hamish Robertson

7. An Art Print

If you're anything like us, the eventual wilting of a bouquet of flowers is met with a certain twinge of despair. But giving someone an art print -- such as this modern gem by Hamish Robertson --- will last a lifetime.

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Simone LeBlanc

Simone LeBlanc is the trusted resource for specialty gifting in Los Angeles. As the originator of the current trend of modern gift boxes, Simone has created bespoke gifts and her specialty curated gift boxes for philanthropists, celebrities, and industry leaders since forming her company in 2011. Drawing on her artistic background and professional experience as a personal life stylist...

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