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Not-your-average Valentine’s gift ideas from Dragons’ Den

Valentine’s Day is coming up and we have you covered! No more dashing to the grocery store to pick up a bouquet of wilted flowers, no more last-minute lineups and no more overpriced purchases just to please your picky partner.

You need ideas and we have them! Here are our top Dragons’ Den picks for a unique spin on a traditional Valentine’s Day gift.

Alternative to flowers

A former pop star wants to prove to the Dragons that her unique gift idea will get consumers thinking outside of the box.

Little Box of Rocks

Instead of a bouquet of flowers, Dragons’ Den alum Kiera Fogg wants you to buy a bouquet of rocks. Her bouquets are made up of four crystals, each with its own meaning and purpose. If your significant other is in need of a healing boost, consider sending a little box of rocks.

Beauty products for him and her

A pair of entrepreneurs challenge the Dragons to man-up.


Having appeared on our show in Season 8, ManUp makeup got its own makeover. FORMEN is the new brand for the online Makeup Haus for Men. With products ranging from CC creams to vitamin-enriched blotting powders, FORMEN has the everyday man covered.

This couple spent $500 of their money to create a Halal, water-permeable nail polish — and it's raked in $750,000.

Tuesday In Love

For the person in your life who loves nail polish, Tuesday In Love has a line of Halal-certified makeup products. Their crowning jewel is their line of water-permeable nail polish. When dried, water is able to pass through the polish without damaging the look of the manicure. Not only does it allow the nails to breathe, it addresses a crucial problem for Muslim women performing ablution (the act of cleansing the body for prayer) who would otherwise need to remove their nail polish in order to wash their nail beds. The polish is available in a wide range of colours that are sure to make anyone fall in love.

Chocolate (with a perk!)

A chocolate bar wakes up the Den.

AWAKE Chocolate

Tired of the same old chocolate, or are you just tired? AWAKE chocolate is a caffeinated chocolate bar designed to replace energy products. While the chocolate’s effects aren’t traditional, the taste is! If you don’t want your partner falling asleep this Valentine’s Day, this is the chocolate for you.

Plan a romantic trip

Friends think their business is ready for takeoff.


Are you an adventurous couple? curates flights deals at low prices. To search the savings, enter the city you’ll be departing from and the site will suggest the cheapest cities you can travel to. The dates and destinations for deals change daily, which means you’ll want to watch the site to find the perfect romantic getaway.

Does your lover love dogs?

An entrepreneur hopes the Dragons are paws-itively in love with his pitch.

Bark Industry

Dog backpacks are perfect for any partner with a pet pooch. Many trainers recommend their use, suggesting the task of carrying a bag can help your dog focus their energy during walks. If you’re single, these backpacks are the perfect gift for your furry loved one.

As an exclusive gift to our Den Heads, you can pick one of these puppies up with a special discount being offered to readers. Visit the Bark Industry website and use promo code: PUPPYLOVE10 for 10 per cent off your doggy backpack purchase.