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!

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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

Handblown Glass Heart Paperweight

heart-glass-paperweightA fabulous and lasting gift for Valentines’ Day or any other romantic occasion, this heart paperweight is full of colour. Hand-blown by experienced glass artists, no two are the same, so it is truly a unique gift.

There are several other colour combinations in this series of heart paperweights, from rainbows to this ripple effect. For some reason they are all priced well below their original list price, so snap them up while they are still affordable, as they are genuine art pieces – brings a new meaning to the words of Blondie’s Heart Of Glass!

Hand Glass Art Dark Rainbow Ripple Heart Paperweight PW-6002
currently $29.99 down from $124.99 at Amazon

Heart Shopping Bag

heart-shopping-bagThe bright heart pattern on this sturdy shopping bag is enough to catch at the heart of any eco romantic. Gorgeous colours, trendy pattern and clever design it’s a winner for all of us grocery shoppers who make a habit of re-using shopping bags.

The bag folds away into a smaller carrying pouch, so you get two for the price of one. It’s made of durable polyester, so is light to carry and can easily be tucked into a handbag to carry your groceries home later.
Its trendy design makes it a great little gift for friends or stocking stuffer for family. Another bright idea is to use one of these bags instead of gift wrap, so your friends are getting two gifts in one !

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The bag folded with its little carry pouch

Pretty Hand Felted Heart

felt-heartA gorgeous soft love token, this felt heart would make a lovely Valentines’ Day gift for your beloved.

It is made from hand-felted merino sheep’s wool and silk fibers, then embroidered with a delicate design. It also has a little angel charm on the back. Stuffed with a fiber filling and dried lavender it smells good too.

It would also make a lovely romantic Christmas stocking stuffer to be hung on the tree ever afterwards!

Available from Purple Platypus on Etsy and costs $15.

Heart Craft Punch

heart-punchIf you’re a soft touch for hearts, this heart hole punch is a must for your craft activities. It’s simple but sturdy and collects all the cut out hearts from the holes punched so you can have your own confetti cut-outs! Kids will love it too for art projects and fun card-making any time of year. It could even make a fun little Valentine gift for the practical romantic in your life!

Fiskars 23607097 Hand Punch, 1/4-Inch, Heart currently costs $7.66 from Amazon

Love Heart Banner

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If you want to say ‘I Love You” in a way that can’t be mistaken, how about hanging up this banner of bright felt hearts for your loved one to find. Hand-made from felt , hand embroidered and decorated with sequins and ribbon they are so gorgeous and cheerful and a labour of love in the making.

Made to order from Etsy so allow 14 days for the making and delivery. They cost GBP 17.50 and are dispatched from the UK.

Heart shaped Pancake and Egg Rings For Smiles At Breakfast

heart-pancake-ringsI love the idea of heart shaped fried eggs or pancakes for breakfast! Not just for Valentine’s Day either – birthdays, anniversaries and even just rainy Saturdays would be livened up by a heart on toast! I know my kids would love it – pancakes are already a favourite, just imagine if they came in a heart shape… perhaps with strawberries on top!

These heart egg and pancake rings are inexpensive, a lovely elegant shape, non-stick and will bring smiles and squeals of joy to your breakfast table!

Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Egg Rings, Set of 2 currently cost $4.82 from Amazon for a set of 2

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