Valentine’s Day encourages an outpouring of love, sweets and all manner of heart-emblazoned gifts. Then February 15 rolls around and we’re left with lingerie we’ll barely use, empty boxes of chocolate and anatomically incorrect necklaces that don’t really jive with our regularly scheduled jewelry rotation. Call us cynics, but wouldn’t you rather have — and give — a Valentine’s Day gift that shows thought and comes in handy every morning and eve of the year?
We thought so. Scroll through the slideshow above for 15 Valentine’s Day gifts that’ll stand out and stick around, just like your significant other (see, we’re not total skeptics).