Fairy Heart Chime

fairy heart chimeSimple heart shape and smooth stainless steel, this looks like one of those feel good toys that would appeal to adults as well as kids. It’s aimed at little girls who believe in fairies I think, perhaps to emulate Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, but I could imagine it going down well with bigger girls too just as a beautiful toy.

There are no reviews that describe the sound of the chime, which makes it difficult to assess on sound appeal, but it’s definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a little gift to please a young daughter or niece, or a special stocking filler.fairy heart chime

Fairy Heart Chime costs $9.98 from HearthSong via Amazon.

Red Heart Paper Doilies

red-heart-doiliesSuch a simple thing yet it can be so hard to find nice ones – these red heart paper doilies would be great for presenting all sorts of treats, for kids’ parties or for romantic occasions.

They are well made and don’t leak color. Each pack contains 24 doilies and they measure 6 inches across.

Fox Run 6-Inch Red Heart Paper Doilies, 24 Per Pack cost $4.20 from Amazon.

Personalised Wooden Heart Tokens

personalised wood heartWhat 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.

Fun Ceramic Heart Buttons With Style

heart shaped ceramic buttonCute heart shape, groovy colors, these hand-made ceramic buttons are irresistible. Don’t think of them just in terms of sewing and knitting. There’s so much more you can do with buttons this pretty!

How about stringing a few of them into a necklace?

Or sewing blue heart shaped buttonone into the center of textured hand-made paper for an individual Valentine’s Day card?

Giving them to the kids for Valentine’s Day crafts, or using them to make an unusual tie for a special package?

There are many more colors and designs to choose from and you can even commission your own bespoke buttons if you don’t find exactly what you want. They are hand made in the UK, shipped worldwide.

These heart buttons pictured cost GBP 1.20 each from The Queen of Buttons.

Hand Carved Wood Heart Box from Poland

carved wood heart boxI 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

Pretty Blown Glass Heart Beads

blown glass heart shaped beadsPretty, hand-made, affordable and individual, these blown glass beads are full of possibilities: as little Valentine’s gifts for kids, craft materials to make your own heart jewelry, Valentine’s party favors , the list is as long as your imagination!

The heart beads measure 16mm or 2/3 inch across and come in packs of 5. With the feel of Venetian glass their rich swirls of colour and gold are perfect for making inexpensive gifts that don’t look cheap!

If you are giving them to your kids to give out at school, just make sure that their friends know they are glass beads not candy! Perhaps it would be a good idea to string each one onto red ribbon or gold thread to make little pendants and avoid confusion!

16mm Red with Gold Foil Small Heart Blown Glass Beadspacket of 5 beads costs $3.99 from Goody Beads through Amazon

Milk Chocolate Heart For Your Sweetheart

Lindt milk chocolate heartYoung girls like to feel special on Valentine’s Day too, so if you have daughters with a good taste in chocolate how about this simple but special Lindt milk chocolate heart.

It contains 100g / 3.5oz of quality milk chocolate and it’s packaged in a way that shows its class, red and gold, so would be a great Valentines token or favor for grown girls too!

Valentine’s Milk Chocolate Heart costs $7 from Amazon or $10 for two.

Soft Merino Felt Heart Ornaments

red and purple felt heartsI 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.

Bead Heart Cover One Year Diary

one year diary with bead heart coverIf you’re looking for a gift that a teenage girl will treasure, how about this one-year diary with rich heart design bejeweled  cover?

The gorgeous colors and design of the diary add warmth and importance to the secret thoughts and desires she might write inside its covers and two keys keep the contents private  (note to moms – it’s not OK to keep the second key for yourself, however tempting!!).

It’s made by CR Gibson who produce quality stationery and measures 7 x 5 inches with dated pages, 2 days to  a page. The diary matches this beaded heart notebook, so they could both be given as a set.

C.R. Gibson Bejeweled Heart One Year Diary (D1-7822) costs $14.10  from Amazon

Beaded Heart Notepad

Beaded heart notepadI know several little girls who would love to find this gorgeous heart notepad in their Christmas stockings… and plenty of bigger girls who would also enjoy it as a thoughtful gift.

Made by CR Gibson, who specialize in quality stationery, it has a beautiful beaded cover that makes me think of Eastern maharajahs and opulence.

It’s only 4.5 x 3.5 inches in size, so is perfect to tuck into a purse, to capture any inspirational thoughts during the day, or even to scribble love notes upon! With 100 blank pages this heart notepad is functional as well as decorative and it is affordable enough to treat yourself, if you don’t think Santa will oblige!

C.R. Gibson Bejeweled Heart Die-Cut Notepad (NP-7822) costs $6.56 from Amazon

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