Baci 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.
If 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 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.
The 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.
This 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.
To really make a splash on Valentine’s Day, this plush box of Godiva chocolates is a lavish gift. Any discerning chocoholic would be thrilled with this generous selection of limited edition Belgian chocolates by the renowned chocolatier. And the gorgeous satin-trimmed box is a fine keepsake to treasure love notes and mementos ever afterwards.
This 10.9oz box with 29 chocolates is not cheap, but it will really say ‘I Love You’ with style and is bound to sweep your Valentine off her feet! Who knows, she may even share the chocolates with you!
GODIVA Chocolatier Medium Valentines Day Keepsake Heart 29 Pieces costs $75 from Godiva Chocolatiers via Amazon
I have a nostalgic fondness for KitKats and have always loved the bold red packaging. This heart box of miniature KitKats would make a fun Valentine’s gift for a teenager or an older child, or to take to school and share out in the classroom on Valentine’s Day.
The heart box could also be a romantic gift for grown girls who love the retro look and of course love KitKats! It’s a sturdy box with a generous filling of miniature KitKat bars.
And it’s an affordable Valentine’s gift at $5.24 from Amazon. Kit Kat Valentine’s Miniatures, 8 Ounce Heart Box
With Valentine’s Day creeping up on us it’s time for chocolate again. After all what says I Love You to a chocoholic better than a heart shaped tin of chocolate truffles. I know I’d be very happy to receive this as a gift no matter what the occasion!
Lindt truffles are rich and creamy with a mixture of dark, milk and white chocolate and they are melt-in-the-mouth smooth. There’s something in there for every taste in chocolate, even an extra dark one and a peanut butter truffle for those with sweeter tastes.
The tin contains about 25 truffles which wouldn’t last me long… so a great idea would be to find a note at the bottom of the tin promising a refill every month until next Valentines… now that would be a loving gesture!
Lindt Chocolate Lindor Truffles Lindor Heart Gift Tin, 10.6 Ounce costs $19.99 from Lindt via Amazon.
If you make the ordinary things in life pretty, life certainly looks a whole lot more cheerful. The humble sink strainer gets a welcome touch of whimsy with this cute enamel heart finish. Perfect for a useful gift, a decorative house-warming present, or just for a heart-themed kitchen.
The fun kitchen sink strainers are made in the USA by a mother and daughter team and the heart is crafted from enamel over lead-free pewter, so is sturdy and long lasting. The rubber base fits most kitchen sinks. They are not particularly cheap, but are all the more appreciated as gifts.
Enamel Kitchen Strainer Red Heartcosts $27.99 from Amazon via Billy Joe Homewares. (edited 2014 – now only $16.95)
Bright and verging on retro kitsch, you’ll either love or loathe these cheerful salt and pepper shakers by Romero Britto.
Personally I think they’re great, but I’m not sure how functional they actually are. Get them as a gift for someone who loves the quirkiness of Romero Britto, or buy them for yourself as an eye-catching display piece for your kitchen shelves.
The price is irresistible too, down to $14.35 from $59.86 on Amazon via the BT group, so great for some last minute, budget-friendly Christmas shopping!
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