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Guest Picks: Creative Valentine's Day Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Shannon Berrey Design
Sure, roses and chocolates are a nice and traditional Valentine's Day gift, but why not stray off the path and get creative in expressing your love for those special someones in your life. These gifts are big on sentiment but not on price. No excuses folks!
— Shannon from Shannon Berrey Design
— Shannon from Shannon Berrey Design
Pocket Manfriend, Craig by Nicola Clare - GBP 7
Everyone has those girlfriends who are commitment-phobic but still enjoy the company of the opposite sex. The Pocket Manfriend would be the perfect portable companion.
I can see this monogram necklace easily becoming a wear-every-day statement piece. It's just the right size to be seen without being overdone.
Calligraphy Kit - $42
The beauty of the handwritten letter — is there anything nicer? Well, how about a handwritten letter in a beautiful calligraphy script? This lovely kit can put your Valentine's Day cards over the top.
Yes, we have all probably received the big fat Hershey's Kiss as a gift, but I would drop my jaw upon opening this chocolate pizza packed with jelly beans, gummy bears and M&Ms. Now that's amore!
Guys, this beautiful necklace might just melt her heart. Be prepared.
Custom Couple Watercolor by Heart Serene - $50
Perhaps you know a special couple who is also celebrating a wedding or an anniversary in addition to lover's day. This custom illustration of the two of them would be such a touching treasure.
CupidOo Red Bowl by Atelier Oker - EUR 59
If you're like most moms, you spend a huge part of your life in the kitchen. How wonderful would it be to be reminded of how appreciated you are every time you reach for a bowl? I love that each one is such a subtle take on the heart shape, and yet nested together, the set looks like a red rose.
Why not be reminded of your other half and the "full heart" he provides you with? Just take at a glance at your Handful of Hearts hands.
There is something so lovely and sentimental about mixing the art of needlework into a jewelry piece. This would be the perfect gift for my sweet teenage daughter.
How about a "cookie for your thoughts"? I love the combination of a sweet sentiment and a sweet treat. Wouldn't this be a fun way to propose?
Well, hello cupid! Come on over and give me a lick.
Valentine Prep Journals - $16
What young lady doesn't love a journal? I love anything that can be personalized with my own picture, and these great books from Minted allow your own images and your favorite sentiments as well.
Flowering Twig Pencil - $5
Note taking and sketching will feel a little more inspired when it comes from the tip of this pretty little bark-covered, hand-carved rose pencil.
iPad 2 Sleeve, Valentine by Shiba Ng Designs - $58
Considering the iPad is always in my kids' hands, why not have them constantly be reminded that they are always in my heart?
Crochet Flower Brooch Pin by Jull Made - $17
My head is spinning with all the places I would pin this: my purse, my jacket, a scarf, even my pillow!
Let's Stick Together Faux Bois Chalk by Something's Hiding in Here - $18
These are just the sweetest! They'd be a fun gift for your child's special teacher. I'm not sure that I could ever bring myself to use them; I might just tuck them in my bookshelf to admire instead.
Give your one-of-a-kind special someone a one-of-a-kind handmade necklace. What's more romantic than a necklace created out of a collage of unique vintage pieces?
Letterpress Valentine Bear Hug Card - $6
Is there a sweeter way to present your love than wrapping it in a great big bear hug? There are so many ideas that this mama bear could be loving on: a special photo of you and your loved one, money for your teenager, a concert ticket. Go wild!
The First Day by Amy Rice Art - $60
You can't think about love without including puppy love. Amy Rice's artwork is nothing but love. A handwritten envelope is her little canvas holding the image of "The First Day" of falling in love with new puppies. This touches my heart with the memory of the first time I met my Buddy.
Burlap and red chevron, two of my favorite fabrics in one beautiful bag. I love it! I'm fairly certain that this tote would delight all the ladies in your life.