By Rosa Hayes, Contributing Writer

With Valentine's Day on its way, there are certainly many things that you can get your sweetheart. That said, you definitely want to check out these unique gifts first.

It is that time of year again, when you can almost smell the roses on the air -- or at least in the supermarkets. Forget the ordinary Valentine's Day gifts. Traditional presents are great, but this year, why not put a twist on things or come up with something completely different to surprise her and win her heart all over again.

There are many things that you can get your sweetheart, but you definitely want to check out these unique gifts first. If you hurry, you can get these items shipped or purchased before the big day.

"Message in a Bottle" Pillowcases:

The sentimental value of these pillowcases alone will put a smile on her face and a kiss on your lips. This unique gift gives a whole new meaning to the words "message in a bottle," since it is actually two pillowcases: one with a stick boy bending over, pushing at the sand, and the other a stick girl bending over to pick up the message in a bottle.

What is so unique about these gifts is that you can keep one and give one to your sweetheart, or you can put them on the bed together as seen on

Make Jewelry Unique

Remember back in the good old days when guys were known for giving out diamond this and gold that? In today's society, men still give out jewelry for Valentine's Day, but it is the same cliche.

Sure, the woman likes it, but it is also a traditional Valentine's Day gift and you want something more personal and unique. If you really want to give her head a whirl, personalize the jewelry with a pet name or a little saying to make it all worth while as seen on

"Marry Me" Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Did you know that Valentine's Day is the one day when the most people pop the question? If you are one of those guys who thinks that Valentine's Day would be the best day to propose, then you have to check out some of the unique items on

No matter what your day will be about or what you are into, this Web site has something for you, including aprons for the cook, Teddy bears, underwear, T-shirts, coasters and many more items that all say "Marry me" on them.

It doesn't matter what kind of gift you give on Valentine's Day, as long as it is from the heart. But with these gifts, women will want you and men will want to be you -- at least for Valentine's Day.