These wonderfully quirky art pieces are hand-crafted in New York. In fact they say they are the heart of New York. Just the right size to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, they are expressions of love in all sorts of weird, wacky and romantic ways.
Each heart measures about 5 inches across and are molded from wood pulp water putty and New York water, then each is decorated and transformed into an individual piece of art. There are countless designs and many more beyond those on their website, so go and have a look for yourself.
Prices range from $90 to $150 and hearts can be ordered directly from Heart Art Creations, highly recommended as romantic gifts for all occasions.
If you are looking for an Easter gift that is just a little different for your beloved, why not get a pewter Easter egg, with a tiny pewter heart inside? Unusual yes, but pewter is such a good quality, enduring material and here it’s designed as a little keychain locket, so it is something that he or she can have with them every single day to remind them of you!
Emily Rosenfeld designs intricate little pewter charms and keychains that she says are made with joy. The heart is to remind you of what is precious in life. As well as the heart egg keychain there is an angel one with a feather inside to remind you of everyday miracles. The egg measures just 3/4 inch.
The Heart Egg Locket Keychain is available from Amazon where it costs $29.99, or buy directly from Emily Rosenfeld.
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.
With Valentine’s Day creeping up on us it’s time for chocolate again. After all what says I Love You to a chocoholic better than a heart shaped tin of chocolate truffles. I know I’d be very happy to receive this as a gift no matter what the occasion!
Lindt truffles are rich and creamy with a mixture of dark, milk and white chocolate and they are melt-in-the-mouth smooth. There’s something in there for every taste in chocolate, even an extra dark one and a peanut butter truffle for those with sweeter tastes.
The tin contains about 25 truffles which wouldn’t last me long… so a great idea would be to find a note at the bottom of the tin promising a refill every month until next Valentines… now that would be a loving gesture!
Lindt Chocolate Lindor Truffles Lindor Heart Gift Tin, 10.6 Ounce costs $19.99 from Lindt via Amazon.
Crystal hearts have such a wonderful energy that they make great gifts for all sorts of occasions. Children love them – so think of them as stocking fillers, unusual party gifts or collectibles. Adults enjoy them too, so smooth and tactile and pretty to look at, so they would make unusual wedding favours and loving tokens of affection.
Crystal Age offers heart shapes in all sorts of different crystals, from rose quartz (pictured), to red jasper, orange carnelian, onyx, sodalite and many more. Each crystal has different energetic properties, so if you are interested in that aspect rather than just prettiness, read up on their qualities before making your selection.
These crystal hearts are available from Crystal Age, based in the UK and there is worldwide shipping available. Rose quartz hearts cost from £1.99 to £59.99 depending on size.
So 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
Less 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!
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
I 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
Just a little bit different from your average wind chimes, these hearts with heart crystals from Red Carpet Studio look gorgeous hanging in a sunny window or out in the yard. The chimes are gentle and harmonious but not very loud. It would make a wonderful romantic gift for Valentine’s Day or any other time of year and looks even prettier in real life than it does in the picture. It is quite large at 32”, so make sure you have enough headroom where you plan to hang it.
Red Carpet Studio 32 Inch Spiral Wind Chimes w/Heart Crystals currently costs $18.95 at Amazon.