Heart Shaped Sparklers

Heart sparklersI’ve always had a soft spot for sparklers – they bring out the child in us all, memories of the excitement of being outside in the dark on Bonfire night, writing  in the air, the magic of the fizzing bright light. So I was very excited to discover these heart sparklers, adding even more romance to the sparkler scene!

They might be intended as wedding sparklers, but I think they’d be great for any romantic occasion – Valentine’s Day after dinner, to start off the fireworks perhaps!

Gold Heart Wedding Sparklers – Pack of 6costs $6.95 on Amazon. Or if you are buying lots of them as wedding sparklers get the big package, it’s much better value at $74.99 for 144: New – 144 Sparklers – #11 inch HEART Wedding Sparklers – Great Gold Sparkles for your special event.

Simple Silver Heart Ring

Silver Heart RingI love the simplicity of this sterling silver ring. Just a delicate heart shape in polished silver that is the right size for a pinkie / little finger.

The finger size is 4.25 or H-1 for UK and Australia. The ring is Rhodium plated so it won’t tarnish.

A pretty and romantic Valentine’s gift if your beloved is a silver person, but also tempting to buy for yourself, as it is very affordable on Etsy at $17 from VaLa Jewellery.

Thanks to Jenny for pointing it out to me on our Red Velvet Heart Facebook page!

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

Wooden Message Hearts For Valentine’s Day

Wooden Message HeartsHere’s an idea to really make your Valentine’s message unique – have it custom engraved on these little wooden heart ornaments. The hearts come with a set of fairly traditional Valentine messages on them, but you can opt to have your own set of words or phrases custom-engraved.

Get thinking creatively and come up with something unique to you both. Then you could send the hearts one by one through the post, so that she is bombarded by love; or decorate a little potted tree with the heart messages; tie them into a bouquet; string them on a ribbon; or just have the box delivered as it is!

The wooden hearts are laser cut, made from sustainably harvested Wisconsin woods and sealed with a non-toxic oil. A great eco-romantic gift that will last for ever.

The box with the 15 standard messages costs $24.95. It will cost a further $14.85 to have all the messages custom engraved to your requirements. From Timber Green Woods on Etsy.

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

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

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

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.

Love Heart Banner

love-heart-banner
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.

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