This cute little heart-shaped glass bottle could be used for so many things. Fill it with jelly beans for kids’ Valentine’s Day favors; glass beads and jewellery thread for a fun birthday gift; or use it to hold flowers at every place at a wedding reception. It’s only small, measuring 3.25 inches, so the cuteness factor probably outweighs the usefulness, but cute generally wins out for wedding and party favors anyway.
At only $2.25 each the heart glass bottles are very affordable and a great boost to creative ideas for all sorts of gifts. I’m thinking of using them for little Christmas jars of preserves, lemon curd or marmalade, once I’ve worked out a way of sealing them properly.
Heart Shaped Glass Jar Favor Bottle with Cork 3.25″, 1-pack is available from Amazon. Delivery costs more than the bottle itself, so it makes sense to order a whole bunch, or make it part of another order.
If you’re putting together a last minute Valentine’s Day event for kids or adults, these chalkboard stickers in a heart shape would be a fun way of adding a crafty touch of romance.
Use them for labeling glasses, place names or goody bags and write whatever suits the occasion. They wipe clean and can be used again and again. Perhaps they could be the basis of a party game.
Each sticker measures 3″x2.5″ and there are 12 in the set.
Heart Chalk Labels – 12 Chalkboard Labels Hearts – Chalkboard Stickers for Organizing, Weddings and Morecost $10.95 from The Vinyl Wall via Amazon and can be delivered next day, so there’s still time!
This would be such a cute Valentine’s gift for an Italian coffee lover! It’s a six cup, stove-top espresso maker with a difference… the funky heart pattern in red and white, and the cute heart knob on top.
Just the thing for a romantic breakfast Italian style. Maybe package it up with some excellent Italian coffee and chocolates for an original and thoughtful gift on Valentine’s Day.
Italmax Heart Pattern Red and White Stove Top 6 Cup Espresso Coffee Maker costs $25 from Amazon.
If you make the ordinary things in life pretty, life certainly looks a whole lot more cheerful. The humble sink strainer gets a welcome touch of whimsy with this cute enamel heart finish. Perfect for a useful gift, a decorative house-warming present, or just for a heart-themed kitchen.
The fun kitchen sink strainers are made in the USA by a mother and daughter team and the heart is crafted from enamel over lead-free pewter, so is sturdy and long lasting. The rubber base fits most kitchen sinks. They are not particularly cheap, but are all the more appreciated as gifts.
Enamel Kitchen Strainer Red Heartcosts $27.99 from Amazon via Billy Joe Homewares. (edited 2014 – now only $16.95)
Bright and verging on retro kitsch, you’ll either love or loathe these cheerful salt and pepper shakers by Romero Britto.
Personally I think they’re great, but I’m not sure how functional they actually are. Get them as a gift for someone who loves the quirkiness of Romero Britto, or buy them for yourself as an eye-catching display piece for your kitchen shelves.
The price is irresistible too, down to $14.35 from $59.86 on Amazon via the BT group, so great for some last minute, budget-friendly Christmas shopping!
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An original gift for a passionate baker, these heart shaped tins are perfect for baking a beautiful stacked heart cake for any romantic occasion.
For that matter what little girl wouldn’t love a fancy heart cake for her birthday cake. Imaginative bakers have even turned the heart around to construct elaborate shamrock cakes for St Patrick’s day, so there’s no end to the special occasions and holidays these cake pans could be used to celebrate.
Good quality aluminum pans from Wilton, these should last well and be a great addition to any keen baker’s collection. The set includes a 14 inch, a 12 inch, a 10 inch and a 6 inch pan, all measuring 2 inches deep.
Wilton Decorative Preferred 4-Piece Heart Pan Setcosts $34.89 for the set, down from $47.99, from Wilton via Amazon.