What could be simpler and more meaningful than a red wooden heart carved with your loved one’s name and a kiss? Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other time of year, they could also be used as Christmas ornaments – get one for each of you, and one each for the kids too.
These are individually carved and painted to order. There is a huge range of options including larger wooden message hearts, which can have a romantic message of 6-8 words painted on. There is also a pretty range that would make fantastic wedding favours. They all come from UK site Country Hearts.
The red wooden heart pictured measures 3 ½ inches or 8cm high and costs GBP 6.50, about $10. It’s worth noting that delivery charges outside the UK aren’t cheap, so you’d have to order several items for it to be worthwhile.
These gorgeous little cups and saucers by Yedi Houseware are so kitsch that they’re irresistible! Bright contrasting colours, gold edging and both the cup and saucer is heart-shaped. You don’t notice it so much in the picture, but when the cups are filled it is easy to see the outline of a heart inside the cup.Think a shot of espresso with a heart swirl of cream on top.
They are made from fine porcelain and come in a sturdy satin lined hatbox, so make a fine gift for Valentine’s Day or Christmas, especially if you know that your beloved adores quirky ceramics.
The cups are quite small, so just right for elegant tea parties, rather than satisfying thirst in a hurry. Whatever you do, don’t expect your man to drink out of them!
I really like the bright colours above. but the tea set also comes in feminine pink if you want to get really girly! And little girls would love these too at any time of year.
Yedi Houseware Inside Out Heart Cups and Saucers, Set of 6 costs $44.50 from Amazon
Christmas ornaments aren’t the first thing you’d think of to give on Valentine’s Day, but this gorgeous paisley hand-crafted heart ornament is a collector’s piece and for someone who really loves real, old-fashioned, glass ornaments it would be a perfect choice.
It’s hand-made and decorated by Reed & Barton’s skilled artisans renowned for their beautiful quality and attention to detail. It measures 5.8 inches across and comes in a sturdy and elegant gift box to keep it safe in between holiday seasons.
This isn’t something for a family full of young kids or with pets that love playing with Christmas trees, but would be treasured by those loving old world style and beauty. Even better, by buying out of season you get a much better price, making it affordable when it might usually be out of reach.
Reed & Barton Red Paisley Heart Blown Glass, Christmas Ornamentcurrently costs $39.55 down from $69, from Reed and Barton through Amazon.
I love the depth of colour in these gorgeous felt heart ornaments: purple, pink and red make for a richness that almost glows from teh picture..
Hand felted from soft merino wool and decorated with red silk fibres, these felt heart ornaments make wonderful gifts for anyone you love. I can see them as Christmas tree ornaments or decorations for a child’s room, as favors for a Valentine’s Day party or as a little gift for a treasured daughter on Valentine’s Day.
They measure 2 inches across and come as a set of two which costs 7.50 euros or approx $10 from Namenia Felt on Etsy. Bear in mind they have to be shipped from the Netherlands, so order early to get them in time.
I’m not sure if I love or loathe the idea of this intricately decorated wine glass! It’s gorgeous in its detail and sparkliness, but then I’ve always thought of wine glasses as clear crystal, the better to admire the ruby depths of the vintage! So I guess it depends if you are wine snob or tongue in cheek kitsch collector of gorgeousness!
If your beloved is a wine lover that doesn’t take him or herself too seriously, this could be a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion.
There are a whole series of different designs, all hand-painted by the Santa Barbara Design Studio and designed by Lolita Yancey. They come in a gift box and have a unique wine cooler recipe hand painted on the base.
Who knows, this could be the start of a brand new tradition and collection for you and your partner!
This Lolita Love My Wine Glass, Silver Lining costs $25.97 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
Bright gaudy colours, endearing polka dot design, this glass heart platter would make a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves entertaining or just presenting food beautifully. It’s almost a shame to cover up the heart with food, so I can also see it taking pride of place on the coffee table, even with no snacks in sight.
Created by Lori Siebert, glass artist, the platter is made with layers of colored glass fused together for a stunning effect.
The Heart Rectangle Glass Fusion Platter by Lori Siebert currently costs $32.95 from Amazon and there is only one left, so get ahead with your Christmas gift list if you know someone who would love it!