Stanley Sweetheart Chisels

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Stanley Sweetheart chisel setA romantic gift for a guy can be hard to find, especially if he’s not really into all the soppy heart stuff. But if you want to smuggle that heart touch of romance into a really practical gift that he’ll appreciate (if he’s a woodworking type), this set of chisels from Stanley might be just the job.

It’s a good quality version of a classic design, (the Sweetheart series, see the subtle romantic allusion!) with hornbeam wood handles and high carbon chromium steel. And for the romantic in you there is a heart shaped logo on the handle!

stanley sweetheart logoStanley 16-791 Sweetheart 750 Series Socket Chisel 4 Piece Setis a set of four chisels that currently costs $97.94, down from $158.60 at Amazon. A bargain for the quality!

Pretty Wood Heart Buttons

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wood heart buttonsJust looking at this pretty assortment of heart shaped buttons is enough to inspire a whole host of craft ideas, especially with spring in the air and Easter approaching.

Give them to the kids to make cards with, sew them onto your Easter bonnets, decorate clothes or make them into necklaces.

The buttons are made of wood, painted with a variety of patterns and measure about 2 cm / 0.8 inches across.

At $7.52 for a pack of 100 buttons they are inexpensive, cheerful and fun to use. YARUIE 2 Holes Assorted Pattern Heart Wood Sewing Buttons Scrapbooking Burlywood (Pack of 100) available from Amazon.

Heart Patterned Rubber Duck

rubber duck with heartsFrom the sublime to the ridiculous, but if you want a cute and funny love gift for Easter, why not?!

Rubber ducks always appeal to the child in us, as do little red hearts, so this is bound to be a winner, especially if you package it up with some good quality chocolate eggs, or any good chocolate for that matter.

This Bath Duck – Love Duck White is a steal at $3.99 from Underground Kulture via Amazon.

A Pewter Egg Charm with a Heart

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pewter-heart-keychainIf you are looking for an Easter gift that is just a little different for your beloved, why not get a pewter Easter egg, with a tiny pewter heart inside? Unusual yes, but pewter is such a good quality, enduring material and here it’s designed as a little keychain locket, so it is something that he or she can have with them every single day to remind them of you!

Emily Rosenfeld designs intricate little pewter charms and keychains that she says are made with joy. The heart is to remind you of what is precious in life. As well as the heart egg keychain there is an angel one with a feather inside to remind you of everyday miracles. The egg measures just 3/4 inch.

The Heart Egg Locket Keychain is available  from Amazon where it costs $29.99, or buy directly from Emily Rosenfeld.

Heart Chalkboard Stickers

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chalkboard-heart-stickersIf you’re putting together a last minute Valentine’s Day event for kids or adults, these chalkboard stickers in a heart shape would be a fun way of adding a crafty touch of romance.

Use them for labeling glasses, place names or goody bags and write whatever suits the occasion. They wipe clean and can be used again and again. Perhaps they could be the basis of a party game.

Each sticker measures 3″x2.5″ and there are 12 in the set.

Heart Chalk Labels – 12 Chalkboard Labels Hearts – Chalkboard Stickers for Organizing, Weddings and Morecost $10.95 from The Vinyl Wall via Amazon and can be delivered next day, so there’s still time!

Baci Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

baci-chocolatesBaci is the Italian word for kisses. These delicious Italian chocolates are like extravagant kisses of chocolate and hazelnut, and are terribly moreish. Any chocolate devotee who has ever been to Italy will have fond memories of these. Each chocolate is wrapped in foil with a little love note or quotation for that extra romantic touch.

If you’re wondering which chocolates to give on Valentine’s Day and your beloved likes Italian dark chocolate and nuts then Baci are the perfect choice.

This box of Perugina Baci Finest Italian Chocolates 14.1 oz, 28 pieces costs $17.99 from Perugina via Amazon.

Delicate Murano Glass Bead with Hearts Pattern

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blue glass heart beadIf you are looking for a love token that’s just a little bit different, why not go for an exquisite glass bead to add to a charm bracelet or necklace? This bead is made from Murano glass with a simple wreath of blue and green hearts and is lined with a solid sterling silver tube for strength and longevity.

Quite small and delicate, it measures 7mm across and 14 mm high with a 4.5mm hole at the core. This heart bead is great value at $6.97 discounted from $24.99 on Amazon. Beads Hunter Jewelry Blue Wreath of Hearts Love Lasts Forever Murano Glass Bead with Solid Sterling Silver Tube .925 Stamped Wjqgb021

A Flower Meadow in a Heart of Glass

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glass heart paperweight with flowersA beautiful field of flowers encased in solid glass, this exquisite paperweight is made by renowned Canadian glass artist, Robert Held. If you’re looking for something pretty and long-lasting to give your loved one on Valentine’s Day, perhaps this would appeal.

The heart paperweight measures 3 inches across and 2.5 inches high and is a quality example of the glass blowers art.

Glass Meadow Heart Paperweight Lg
costs $65 from Robert Held via Amazon.

Colourful Hand Blown Glass Heart Earrings

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glass heart earringsThe rich vibrant colours of these gorgeous glass earrings are irresistible to me. So they wouldn’t suit a pastel person, but anyone who wears bright colours, or black with the odd accent of colour will love them. They are individually hand-made and hand-blown so each pair is slightly different.

Sterling silver earring hooks mean that though they are not expensive they remain very good quality. A lovely romantic gift for Valentine’s Day, or any other time of year for that matter. The earrings measure 1.6 inches in length and weigh just 4.1 g, (about 1/8 oz).

Sterling Silver Hand Blown Multi Color Heart Shape Glass Dangle Long Earrings 1.6” are excellent value, discounted from $40 to $9.99 at Amazon and come in a black velvet pouch.

Espresso Coffee With Hearts

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espresso maker with heart patternThis would be such a cute Valentine’s gift for an Italian coffee lover! It’s a six cup, stove-top espresso maker with a difference… the funky heart pattern in red and white, and the cute heart knob on top.

Just the thing for a romantic breakfast Italian style. Maybe package it up with some excellent Italian coffee and chocolates for an original and thoughtful gift on Valentine’s Day.

Italmax Heart Pattern Red and White Stove Top 6 Cup Espresso Coffee Maker costs $25 from Amazon.

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