Pretty Chocolate Heart Truffles

Heart-shaped chocolate trufflesIf your love loves chocolate and a bit of art deco, these fun heart truffles from Olde Naples Chocolate should be just the thing for Valentine’s Day.

Each box hold nine truffles decorated in various cool patterns. They are hand-made rich dark chocolate, the real thing, with espresso, raspberry, chocolate or orange truffle centers.

The box is red, of course, the color of passion. But these would be great at any time of the year – who says you have to wait for Valentine’s Day to give chocolate or love hearts – I want these now!

Heart Shaped Truffle Assortment – 9 chocolate truffles for Mother’s Day, Valentines Day costs $16 from Amazon

Heart of Chocolates

hand-made chocolatesChocolates are the quickest way to my heart – and I know I’m not the only woman who can’t resist good, dark chocolate. When it comes to artisan made chocolates and truffles I’m a pushover.

These hand-made chocolates from Heart of Chocolates, or Coeur des Chocolats, just had to be included on the site, even though only one of them (the passion fruit) is heart shaped. Each one is a work of art, so beautiful it has to taste fabulous!
heart passion fruit chocolate

Those lucky enough to live nearby in San Francisco can buy direct or in several of the retail stockists, but the chocolates can be shopped anywhere in the US. Individual chocolates can be ordered as wedding favors and they can be bought wholesale or for corporate gifts. But this box will do me fine for now, thanks!

hand-made chocolatesThis gift box of 24 chocolates (100g) costs $42.

Bird On Heart Garden Sculpture

Bird on Heart Metal Garden SculptureI love the bright colors and quirky romance of this hand-painted metal garden sculpture – I know it would look great in my herb garden and it would make a great romantic gift for anyone else who loves growing things.

It is hand-made by Judie Bomberger, artist renowned for her collaboration with Cirque du Soleil and her classic Beatles metal sculptures, painted in strong and joyful colors and finished with a weather resistant clear coat, so should look great for years whatever the weather. The sculpture is 11” high, atop a 16” stake.

How about combining this with a really beautiful potted plant, or several, to romance your gardening sweetheart?

Costs $74.95 from Wind and Weather.

Gorgeous Deep Red Crystal Heart Candle Bowl

Mats Jopnasson crystal heart bowlHere’s something for a really special Valentine’s Day gift – a hand-made crystal sculptural bowl by the Swedish glass artist Mats Jonasson.

The deep red wine color and beautiful hand-etched hearts make it a romantic gift for someone who loves beautiful things for the home. She (or he) can light a candle in this bowl, admire the glowing color and think of you!

It’s quite small, just 5.5 inches wide so perfect to display on a night-stand or mantelpiece.

Currently costs $81 down from $94 at Jata Shop

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

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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