A box of luscious truffles may not be the most original Valentines gift there is, but it’s one that most of us chocoholics are very happy to receive!
If you are looking to add a personal touch to a classic romantic gift, then don’t just buy those ready-made, over-priced heart-shaped boxes, which usually have disappointingly few actual chocolates in them. Instead, buy regular packets of your beloved’s favourite truffles and decorate a heart-shaped box especially for her, to be filled to the brim with chocolate heaven.
Nothing says romance and real love like a box carefully decorated with photos or mementoes of your time together, or artfully collaged with tissue paper and lace. Best of all you can fit in far more chocolates than you’ll ever find in a standard branded Valentines heart box, and when it comes to truffles more is always more!
We suggest this Paper Mache Box-Heart 12″ from Darice via Amazon.com $8
To be filled with Lindt LINDOR Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffles ,9.3 Ounce$5.43
Lindt LINDOR Assorted Chocolate Truffles, 9.3 Ounce $5.81
For more than double the chocolate you’d get in a ready-packaged box and several dollars less in price.
Or go wild and get a whole box of Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles, 60 Count Box $19.99
I know that I’d go weak at the knees at the sight of so much chocolate, and even more so receiving a really thoughtful, personal gift and not something grabbed at the last minute from the store.
If you don’t have time to decorate a box, then what about a basket tied with ribbon and a hand-written label and photograph filled with chocolates? It’s the thought that counts and just a little care lavished on a special gift for a special person.
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
Home-made gifts can be so much more personal and thoughtful. But how do you package those home-baked cookies, those decadent chocolate truffles, or whatever your creativity has come up with? Well maybe you make your own packaging too, but in case you are running out of time before the holidays or just want to add a bit of substance to your gift with a beautiful box, these two heart gift boxes could be just what you need.
The boxes measure 11x9x5 inches and come with black wrapping ribbon.
Heart Gift Box holiday party gift nesting decorative wrapping box (s-008).are currently discounted from $10.30 down to $6.69 on Amazon and there are only a few left in stock so grab them now.
Heart Gift Box holiday party gift nesting decorative wrapping box (s-008).
What do you give a pink princess for her birthday if you are yourself a green goddess?
Most of the pink paraphernalia on sale these days is not very eco-friendly: pink plastic, sparkly plastic, all non-bio-degradable and destined for the landfill. But if her heart yearns for a musical jewelry box, pink of course, here is a reasonably eco-friendly solution.
This gloriously tacky heart-shaped musical box is made from recycled fibers and features the Eco Snoopers – cartoon characters that I haven’t yet come across, but who apparently go on environmentally friendly adventures. Now there’s a good message for the kindergarten gang to engage with.
So it’s pink, it’s kitsch, but it’s a heart, it plays music and she’s bound to love it!
Eco Snoopers / Heart-shaped Musical Jewelry Box, Pink costs $14.99 from PECO on Amazon.
I love the simplicity of this little carved wooden box and its stylish red and black color scheme. It’s made from seasoned Linden wood in the Tatra mountains of Poland and carved and decorated in traditional style by artisans there.
Just under three inches across it is the perfect little treasure to give as a romantic gift with a little keepsake inside. The top swivels open to reveal a little round hollow just big enough to hold a ring, pendant, lucky charm or whatever takes your fancy.
Little girls would love these too, so it you want to surprise a dear daughter, granddaughter or niece on Valentine’s Day this would be just the thing.
Heart Swivel Box Hand Carved Wood costs $8.90 from Amazon
This would be a gorgeous little gift to find under the tree at Christmas. Silky smooth cherrywood, carved into a heart shape and lovingly shaped to contain keepsakes from your beloved.
It is even small enough to fit in a stocking if you are looking for last minute ideas… and it’s not too late to get it delivered for Christmas if you order today!
The perfect gift for anyone who loves natural materials, it is made in the USA from sustainable wood and finished with organic jojoba wax – a great green gift!
Cherry Wood Heart Jewelry Box, 1.25 Inches Deep costs $22 from Amazon
Want 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!’