Big Solid Chocolate Heart

solid chocolate heartFor some chocoholics only chocolate itself will do… none of those fancy filled chocolates or truffles, just a solid slab of gourmet chocolate. If your beloved is one of these people, then what could be better than a 3lb chocolate heart as a gift?!

There is something about the over-the-topness of this chocolate heart by Lang’s Chocolates that really appeals to me – it’s 12 inches by 12 inches of solid gourmet dark chocolate.. or there is a milk chocolate version too, but what hard-core chocoholic goes for milk chocolate?! They are both certified kosher too.

3lb Solid Dark Chocolate heart. Large Valentine heart. Certified Kosher or
3lb Solid Milk Chocolate heart. Large Valentine heart. Certified Kosher Currently both cost $60 from Amazon + $17.20 shipping…they are heavy!

Heart Cookie Cutters

heart-cookie-cuttersThese are an essential for any household with kids. My girls love making heart cookies, not just on Valentine’s Day but also for markets, birthdays and so on. The lovely thing about this set is that you can make all sorts of sizes – big ones to put words on, tiny ones to decorate with a single silver ball.

The largest cutter is 3 ¼ inches (9cm) and the smallest 1 7/8 inches (4.5cm). They’re deep enough for brownies as well as cookies and come in a cute round tin that keeps them in good shape when not in use – far better than the jumble of my baking drawer!

They’d make a great little gift for a 7-12 year old domestic goddess or a stocking filler for anyone who loves baking.

Ateco Graduated Heart Cookie Cutters, Set of 6 currently costs $10.14 from Amazon.

Rich, Bright Pillow with Decorative Punchneedle Heart

heart-pillowThis pillow is enough to grab anyone’s attention, with its gorgeous orange cotton cover setting off the exquisite heart embroidery.

The embroidery is created with an old Russian technique called punchneedle or thread painting. It has a delightful effect adding intensity of the colorful design. Perfect to add a splash of color to any interior.

Costs $30 from indulgentcreations at Etsy.

Pretty Personalised Appliqué Heart

personalized-heartSo much work and love has gone into the making of this heart that it is perfect for a loving gift, whether to sweetheart, mother, friend or grandmother.

Choose the name or word that you want to have embroidered on the calico heart for a really special gift. Felt hearts, buttons and beads decorate the heart and you can also request your color preference.

This heart is really affordable for the amount of hand-work that has been lavished on it!

Costs $10 from Inkidesigns at Etsy

Heart Stones by Josie Iselin

heart-bookA wonderful book by photographer Josie Iselin who has combed beaches to find the heart treasures waiting for anyone with the eyes to see. She has photographed a collection of 100 heart shaped stones to inspire and comfort anyone who loves nature and the beauty it holds for us..
This book would make a wonderful gift for the artist or beachcomber in your life.

Heart Stones currently costs $9.95 from Amazon

Heart Ice Cubes For Cool Romantic Evenings

heart-ice-cube-trayA romantic candle-lit dinner, food all prepared earlier, a glass of white wine and the finishing touch, heart ice cubes floating in the glass – romantic or over-the-top, whatever you think, it’s got to be a fun touch!

This silicon ice cube tray makes it all possible – ice cubes for a romantic meal, a girls’ birthday party or just because you love hearts. You could even try freezing berry juice in heart shapes to add a touch of bleeding heart drama to your water jug!

Lekue Silicone Ice Cube Tray, Heart currently costs $6.99 from Amazon

Red Velvet Heart Ring Jewel Case

heart-ring-caseWant to make the gift of a ring even more romantic? How about putting it into a heart shaped ring box so there is no mistaking your meaning!

It may not be as upmarket as a box bearing the name of Tiffany’s or Cartier, but it’s a fun touch for the light-hearted romantic!

You can even get it customized with a decorative plate engraved with  a message or significant date. Or even just ‘I Love You!’

Jewel case red velvet heart ring.currently costs  $5 from Amazon

Wood Heart Sculpture

wood-heartI love, love, love this stunning wooden heart sculpture! Wouldn’t  it make a wonderful romantic gift for your beloved? Smooth natural wood grain, polished to a sensual gleam and just begging to be caressed.

The wood is Monkey Pod, from Hawaii and I love the way the sculptor has used the grain, it almost looks like there is a Cupid’s  arrow piercing the heart.

Perfect for a 5th wedding anniversary gift – the wood anniversary or for any romantic gift, as long as your loved one loves wood!

The heart is big and solid. 14”x15”x7” and weighing 16.2 lbs, so delivery is going to add another $50 to the U.S.

Costs $450 from OutofTrees on Etsy

Warm Heart Pillow

warm-heart-pillowLess a romantic gift than a loving and caring one, this warm heart pillow is the perfect soothing and nurturing aid when you need the comfort of warmth.

It just goes in the microwave to warm for a minute or two and then can be hugged or placed on aches and pains to soothe them. Or else it can be put in the freezer and used for cold therapy for bumps and bruises.

The pillow is covered in red velvet and its filling also contains cinnamon, clover and eucalyptus for some extra aromatherapy treatment. Maybe not for Valentine’s Day but it would make a welcome Mother’s Day gift, Christmas gift, or just get it for yourself!

heart-pillow

The pretty heart packaging turns this pillow into a great gift for someone you love

DreamTime Loving Hugs Heart Pillow, Cranberry Velvetcurrently costs $29.99 from Amazon

Red Velvet Heart Chocolate Box

heart- chocolate-boxSometimes chocolate is the quickest way to a woman’s heart and packaging it a lush red velvet heart box makes it into a romantic gesture that will be appreciated.

This box comes with a dozen of Astor’s classic hazelnut truffles – perhaps more welcome than a dozen red roses…? depends on the chocoholic status of the woman concerned!

Look out for more gorgeous heart chocolate boxes being added to the Amazon range as we get nearer to Valentines Day – there are rumors of organic truffles, luxury Belgian chocolates and more!

Velvet Heart Chocolate Truffle Boxcosts $22 from Amazon

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