Espresso Coffee With Hearts

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espresso maker with heart patternThis 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.

The Ultimate Heart Box of Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

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Godiva chocolates heart boxTo really make a splash on Valentine’s Day, this plush box of Godiva chocolates is a lavish gift. Any discerning chocoholic would be thrilled with this generous selection of limited edition Belgian chocolates by the renowned chocolatier. And the gorgeous satin-trimmed box is a fine keepsake to treasure love notes and mementos ever afterwards.

This 10.9oz box with 29 chocolates is not cheap, but it will really say ‘I Love You’ with style and is bound to sweep your Valentine off her feet! Who knows, she may even share the chocolates with you!

GODIVA Chocolatier Medium Valentines Day Keepsake Heart 29 Pieces costs $75 from Godiva Chocolatiers via Amazon

A Heart Box of KitKats

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Valentines heart box of KitKatsI have a nostalgic fondness for KitKats and have always loved the bold red packaging. This heart box of miniature KitKats would make a fun Valentine’s gift for a teenager or an older child, or to take to school and share out in the classroom on Valentine’s Day.

The heart box could also be a romantic gift for grown girls who love the retro look and of course love KitKats! It’s a sturdy box with a generous filling of miniature KitKat bars.

And it’s an affordable Valentine’s gift at $5.24 from Amazon. Kit Kat Valentine’s Miniatures, 8 Ounce Heart Box

Lindt Chocolate Truffles in Heart Tin

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Lindt truffles in heart tinWith 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.

Kitchen Sink Strainer with a Heart

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heart sink strainerIf 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)

Heart Cake Pan Set by Wilton

set of heart cake tinsAn 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.

Antique Style Heart Padlock

antique heart padlockThis antique reproduction heart padlock really appeals to me even though I’m not sure what I’d use it for. Quirky and with a substantial period feel, it functions well as a padlock, although I wouldn’t rely on it to be a real security measure in the face of determined burglars. Perhaps it would be fun to use as a decorative lock on a chest or treasure box, or as a mild security precaution on a donation or gift box at a special event or a wedding.

The heart padlock measures 5” x 3” x3/4 “, is made of sturdy metal and some may have a slightly rusted finish.   Antique Reproduction Heart Padlock with 2 Skeleton Keys costs $19.95 from Amazon.

Dark Chocolate Heart and Champagne Truffles

bettys-chocolate-heartIsn’t this the most beautiful chocolate heart you’ve ever seen? Perfect for winning the heart of a confirmed chocoholic, the whole thing is crafted from best quality Swiss chocolate, and the pattern and golden powder shimmer is edible.

Unlike most chocolate hearts I’ve seen, this is actually made of really good quality chocolate and filled with eight divine hand-made champagne truffles.

This chocolate heart is made in England, but can be delivered overseas, and costs £18.95 direct from Betty’s.

For a really detailed review check out Chocoblog’s post and see if you don’t crave these for yourself this Valentine’s Day!

Hand-made Millefiori Glass Heart Paperweight

millefiori-glass-heart-paperweightThere’s something eternal yet ephemeral about a glass heart paperweight – it can last unchanged forever or be shattered in an instant – the perfect symbolic love gift for Valentine’s Day!

This is a particularly pretty one with its millefiori detail and rich meadow colours. Bettter order it soon so it can be delivered in time if you plan it as a romantic gift!

Murano Design Mouth Blown Rainbow Heart Millefiori Art Glass Paperweight PW-1103 costs $38.50 from Tripact via Amazon.

 

Heart Cookie Cutters for Valentine’s Day Treats

heart-cookie-cuttersIf you’re racking your brains to come up with fun Valentine’s gifts for your kids to take to school, there’s an easy and fun solution. Bake your own!

The kids will have fun baking them, even more decorating them and their friends will enjoy eating them too. Plenty of mess but no waste!

These cookie cutters are a great investment as you can use them for all sorts of baking all year round: for birthday parties and anniversaries too.

Here’s a cookie recipe to go with the cookie cutters that is easy and delicious, plain enough to smother with frosting but tasty enough to eat plain for adults with a less than sweet tooth.

Ateco Graduated Heart Cookie Cutters, Set of 6 currently cost $10.26 from Amazon.

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