This Valentine’s Day, instead of buying your favorite person a generic bouquet of overpriced flowers that they’ll keep on their desk way too long because they feel bad throwing them away, or a generic teddy bear holding a heart that you found in the checkout line at CVS, we have a few better ideas.
Whether you’re looking for something fun, funny or thoughtful, we’ve rounded up our favorite gifts for the gamer in your life. A tiny arcade cabinet is a fun, silly gift for retro arcade fans. If you’re looking for something they’ll use every day, you can’t go wrong with a smart home device or a handmade iPhone case. For something whimsical, a plushie bouquet or Hello Kitty candy box is a cute twist on a V-day classic.
Read on to shop for these and more unique Valentine’s Day gifts we love.
Buy it here: ThinkGeek (starting at $19.99)
Big Hard Sex Criminals Vol. 2: Deluxxxe
For comic lovers, the book compiling the third and fourth arcs of the Eisner Award-winning comic about a couple who stops time when they orgasm was released on Jan. 3.
Buy it here: Comixology ($25.99)
You and your partner can explore the weird fantasy world of Japan’s hourly love hotels, no passport required, in this photography compilation.
Buy it here: Amazon ($27.51)
The perfect addition (or introduction) to any smart home, an Echo Dot is a practical and thoughtful gift.
Buy it here: Amazon ($29.99)
A juniper bonsai tree is more interesting than a bouquet of flowers and will last a heck of a lot longer.
Buy it here: 1-800-Flowers ($39.99)
Star Wars beanies
Grab two of these reversible beanies if you want to role play as your favorite space princess and scruffy-looking nerf herder this Valentine’s Day.
Buy them here: ThinkGeek ($19.99 each)
Tiny arcade cabinet
An itty-bitty Asteriods cabinet is great for a retro gamer. Just be prepared for your Valentine’s Day date to devolve into a competition to see who can get the high score.
Buy it here: ThinkGeek ($15.97 each)
Buy it here: Etsy ($25.29)
Pixel heart necklace
Heart jewelry is pretty cliché on Valentine’s Day, but pixelated heart jewelry is way more fun.
Buy it here: Etsy ($17.66)