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7 surprising, funny and unusual Valentine's Day 2023 gifts

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If something you love about your relationship is a shared sense of humor, consider a surprising, funny or even unusual Valentine's Day gift for your partner this year. We've rounded up some of our favorite gift picks for Valentine's Day 2023 below.

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Couple's split blanket and sheet set, $85 and up

Secret Island Atlantic seafood bundle, $80

Drunk In Love: A Couples Drinking Game, $25

Now be warned: You may want to gift more than just these humorous finds to avoid any disappointment on Valentine's Day. We have plenty of recommendations for more serious gifts too. Check them out here.

But we also suggest adding some humor into the mix. So ahead, seven surprising, funny or unusual Valentine's Day 2023 gifts. Find these gifts for men and women at AlwaysFits, Uncommon Goods and more.

The best surprising, funny and unusual Valentine's Day gifts

From funny cards to gag gifts, check out our Valentine's Day 2023 gift picks ahead.

Couple's split blanket and sheet set

Couple's Split Blanket and Sheet Set
Uncommon Goods

No more stealing the covers. It's time to sleep European style with two separate covers. These split sheets and blankets come for queen and king beds and in two colors.

Couple's split blanket and sheet set, $85 and up

Secret Island Atlantic bundle

Secret Island Atlantic Bundle
Secret Island

If your significant other loves seafood, give their freezer a restock with some high-quality Atlantic salmon. This bundle comes with 12 salmons that are flash-frozen within hours of harvest. They may be surprised to receive a box of fish at their doorstep, but it's a gift they'll be sure to appreciate for weeks to come.

Secret Island Atlantic bundle, $80

Drunk In Love: A Couples Drinking Game

Drunk In Love
Uncommon Goods

This gift doubles as a fun Valentine's Day activity. Learn more about your partner by asking them the burning questions on these cards. If they don't want to answer, or if the card is about them, they must drink.

Drunk In Love: A Couples Drinking Game, $25

I Love When We Order Takeout card 

I Love When We Order Takeout and They Include Utensils for Six Additional People Card

It's always a humbling experience to receive extra utensils for your takeout order. Bond over the experience with this card that's blank inside.

I Love When We Order Takeout card, $7

Ridiculously Rude Plants mug

Ridiculously Rude Plants Mug
Uncommon Goods

Gift the plant mom or dad in your life this rude plants mug. On it, nippleworts, sausage trees and stiffcocks get their time to shine.

Ridiculously Rude Plants mug, $15

Bathtime Essentials wine holder

Bathtime Essentials Wine Holder
Uncommon Goods

Forget the shower beer. Upgrade to the shower wine. This holder gives their wine glass a star spot in the shower. It's accented with hand-picked beach stones. Very chic.

Bathtime Essentials wine holder, $38

Me Sliding into Your DMs Like card

Me Sliding into Your DMs Like Card

If you first hit it off in the DMs, don't pass up this card from AlwaysFits. It's blank inside so you can add a personal touch this Valentine's Day.

Me Sliding into Your DMs Like card, $7

Best Valentine's Day gifts under $100

Add something more serious to your Valentine's Day present with the options below.

Awe Inspired Mini Selene necklace

Awe Inspired Mini Selene Necklace
Awe Inspired

Great for Greek Mythology and astrology lovers, this small pendant necklace features a portrait for Selene, Greek Goddess of the moon. This romantic necklace is available in five metals and two lengths.

Awe Inspired Mini Selene necklace, $94 and up (reduced from $180)

Awe Inspired Pearl ring

Awe Inspired Pearl ring
Awe Inspired

This pearl ring from Awe Inspired is great for stacking or wearing solo. Pearls make for a classic and chic alternative to a traditional gemstone. This ring is available in sterling silver or gold vermeil.

Awe Inspired Pearl ring, $66 and up (reduced from $85)

Fettero tiny gold initial heart necklace

Fettero tiny gold initial heart necklace
Fettero via Amazon

Shopping for your minimalist Valentine? This 14 karat gold-plated initial heart necklace makes a simple but romantic gift.  

Fettero tiny gold initial heart necklace, $14

Single Rose Jewelry Box

Single Rose Jewelry Box
Rose Box NYC

This jewelry box from Rose Box features a single large rose specially preserved to last a whole year. The floral box has a functional drawer -- great for potentially storing another gift! Plus, you can customize your gift with an initial or message.

Rose Box NYC, $89 and up (reduced from $109)

Sweet as a Kiss Rosepop arrangement

Sweet as a Kiss Rosepop arrangement

Upon opening an arrangement from Rosepops, the flowers "pop" out of the box for an extra special unboxing experience. This trio of roses comes packaged in a mock-crocodile, pink heart-shaped box. The Sweet as a Kiss arrangement comes with a custom made kiss charm and the roses are fragranced with a vanilla scent.

Sweet as a Kiss Rosepop arrangement, $95 (regularly $100)

Fresh Sends bouquet

Fresh sends flowers
Fresh Sends

Fresh Sends focuses on the sentiment of gift-giving. It offers a fresh, photo-worthy bouquet that changes daily to include the freshest, in-season floral arrangement for your loved one. Most sends are able to be sent with next-day delivery.

If you're looking to preview your Valentine's arrangement, Fresh Sends recommends checking out previous arrangements on its website to get an idea of what your bouquet will look like. 

Looking to go above and beyond just V-Day? You can save 10% when you subscribe to a monthly Fresh Sends bouquet. 

Fresh Sends bouquet, $58 and up 

Starbucks gift card

Starbucks gift card (physical)

Want to give the gift of a yummy Starbucks drink -- or even grab one for yourself? Grab a Starbucks gift card on Amazon, available in $25 and $50 amounts.

Starbucks gift card (physical), $25 and up

Ugg cozy slippers


These cozy slippers from Ugg make an excellent gift. They feature a plush genuine shearling trim for extra comfort.

Ugg cozy slippers, $100

Skims cozy knit pullover


Skims' cozy knit lineup is a fan favorite -- and this pullover is an excellent gift. It comes in six chic color options and features a mock neck. This pullover will keep the recipient nice and cozy through spring. But hurry, due to Skims' sale, these sweaters are going fast!

Skims cozy knit pullover, $64 (reduced from $78)

Welly Traveler


The Welly Traveler features triple-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks cold for up 24 hours or hot for up to 14 hours. It's made with with premium-grade stainless steel, natural bamboo, silicone and BPA-free plastic. It also comes with a removable infuser, making it an excellent choice for athletes that prefer naturally flavored infused water.

Welly Traveler 28 oz water bottle, $40

The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket

Extra cozy housecoat for fall: The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket

As seen on ABC's "Shark Tank," this bestselling ultra plush wearable blanket is perfect for staying cozy around the house. The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket comes in plenty of fun patterns and colors, making it easy to personalize your present to the recipient. 

The Comfy original oversized microfiber and sherpa wearable blanket, $42 (reduced from $55)

Sleepy Tie

Sleepy Tie

The long-haired friends and family in your life will appreciate these revolutionary double-scrunchies. "Not only are they adorable-looking, but Sleepy Tie helps set and protect my freshly blown-out and curled hair styles," explained CBS Essentials senior writer Lily Rose. 

"These hair accessories are more gentle than your regular hair elastic and don't rip out or snag my strands."

Sleepy Tie, $30

Bearpaw Alyssa winter boot


This cozy Bearpaw Alyssa boot is perfect for anyone looking to hop on the short boot in 2023 trend this year. The ankle boot features a sheepskin and wool blend lining to keep your feet warm all winter.

Bearpaw Alyssa winter boot, $80 



The skincare fan who learns all their tricks from TikTok will thank you for this skin cycling set from Fig.1. The brand is offering a bundle of everything you need for your perfect skin cycling rotation, including a Glycolic Glow Treatment for exfoliating night, Retinol Night Cream No. 1 for retinol night, and the Fig.1 ceramide moisturizer for recovery night. 

Senior writer Lily Rose loves that the brand's airless packaging system both protects the potency of the skincare actives and is refillable. Once you use up the product, order a refillable cartridge. Keep the original glass bottle, pump and cap and then pop the new cartridge inside. "I love not having to order a whole new bottle of product," said Rose. "Keeping the original container helps reduce waste. Plus, I love having the option of traveling with my skincare without worrying about damaging any glass packaging." 

Fig.1 skin cycling set, $99 ($118 value)

Stratia The Essentials Kit


This highly rated Stratia skincare kit has everything you need to create healthy, happy skin.

This set of minis includes Stratia's Velvet Cleansing Milk, a moisturizing, non-foaming cleanser; Soft Touch AHA, a hyper-gentle, highly effective exfoliant; and Liquid Gold, a lightweight but powerful moisturizer.  

Stratia The Essentials Kit, $29

Casper Sleep silk pillowcase and sleep mask set          

Casper Sleep silk pillowcase and sleep mask set
Casper Sleep via Amazon

This 100% mulberry silk pillowcase is soft on hair, skin and the eyes, too. It comes in three aesthetically pleasing neutral colors and with a matching silk sleep mask. Right now, you can score this silk pillowcase and sleep mask set for half-off. 

Casper Sleep silk pillowcase and sleep mask set, $70 (reduced from $139)

Coco & Eve Silky Hair set

CoCo & Eve

CBS Essentials senior writer Lily Rose loves this on-sale hair duo. "I have wavy, dehydrated and damaged hair," she said. "The Coco & Eve Silky Hair set turned my strands from straw to silk. Both the mask and hair serum are made with coconut and fig -- a good source of fatty acids that help strengthen and repair hair. I really like that the mask is made with argan oil. I have found that the ingredient is helpful for adding shine.

The real M.V.P. of the haircare set is the Miracle Hair Elixir. I apply a lot of heat to my hair, and usually my ends look and feel fried. This lightweight serum not only made my hair feel incredibly soft, it erased the look of my frazzled ends. Even my friends agree. A pal recently brushed against my ponytail and commented on how soft it felt and healthy it looked."

Coco & Eve Silky Hair set, $60 (regularly $68)

Rodial 'Love Your Skin' sheet mask kit

Rodial 'Love Your Skin' sheet mask kit

This $40 sheet mask kit (a $100 value) includes Rodial's Dragon's Blood jelly eye patches, Vit C Energizing sheet mask, Pink Diamond Instant Lift sheet mask and Snake Oxygenating and a Cleansing Bubble sheet mask. This kit makes a luxurious and easy-to-store present.

Rodial 'Love Your Skin' sheet mask kit, $40 ($100 value)

Beats Studio Buds


These 4.4-star-rated Beats earbuds, available in five colors, offer a total of 24 hours of listening time with the included charging case (eight hours per charge). They feature active noise cancelation and IPX4 sweat- and water-resistance. 

Beats Studio Buds, $100 (reduced from $150)

Apple AirPods (2nd generation)

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)

Just about anyone will love these budget-minded Apple AirPods. They're not the latest model, but they're still one of the most sought-after earbud models on the market.  

Typically retailing for $159 at Apple, they're currently on sale at Walmart for $100. These AirPods boast more than 24 hours total listening time (with the wireless charging case), a foolproof, one-tap setup for Apple device owners and a low-latency wireless connection (for full immersion when consuming movies and music). 

Apple AirPods (2nd generation), $100 (reduced from $120)

Bodum Chambord French press coffee maker

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

For the coffee-fan who is looking to transition to a more involved coffee-making process, the French press is an easy, hands-on way to get more familiar with your morning brew.

Bodum Chambord French press coffee maker, $35

Dash Tasti-Crisp mini air fryer


If you want the convenience of air frying but don't have the counter space for another kitchen appliance, check out the Dash Tasti-Crisp 2.6-quart air fryer

It's the perfect size for a one or two-person household. 

Dash Tasti-Crisp mini air fryer, $42 (reduced from $50)

Anova Nano sous vide precision cooker


If you've never had sous vide cooked meat and vegetables, well -- you're missing out. The 12.8-inch Anova Nano sous vide precision cooker circulates heated water at exact temperatures to cook foods to perfection. Rated 4.7 stars on Amazon.

Anova Nano sous vide precision cooker, $99 (reduced from $149)

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker

Keurig via Amazon

This mini coffee device is a great option for small spaces. The 5-inch-wide Keurig coffee makers lets you brew up to 12-ounces of coffee, hot chocolate, tea and more. It offers an energy efficient feature that automatically turns the coffee maker off 90 seconds after you've brewed your cup. 

Keurig K-Mini coffee maker, $69 (regularly $100)

Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker

Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker

Backed by a lifetime warranty, this stainless steel, dishwasher-safe, double-walled, vacuum-insulated cocktail shaker promises to be "the last shaker you will ever buy." It's one of the best gifts for a budding bartender.

"This is the absolute perfect cocktail shaker," a five-star reviewer says. "First, it is insulated so your hands don't freeze. Second, there is a measurer in the cap. Third, the cap twists off to expose the strainer that is built in. 

"This is the fourth one I have bought. I gave two as gifts and now have two of them for myself. The gift recipients loved them as well."

Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker, $70 (reduced from $75)

Elevated Craft Hybrid cocktail shaker, $72

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