Valentine Gift Guide –

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to gift others.  It is not always about romantic love, either.  It’s a great time to tell someone that you think they are pretty great!   Here are some gift ideas.  As with any gift, plan ahead for best results!

You will note the strong presence of Etsy on this post.  There are tons of cool Valentine gift ideas featured on Etsy right now.  I just love all things Etsy – the feeling of supporting a small business, the personal feel of the transactions, and the unique product offerings.

FOR HIM.

How adorable is this?  I took my own best advice and planned ahead, and have this Heartstagram from Framebridge on order to give my honey as a Valentine gift.  It’s simple to upload your photo, and there are several frame options to choose from. The best part?  Framebridge is offering $10 off of your first order, and there’s free shipping.  So, $29 for this  framed and matted 11″ x 11″.  Can’t wait to get mine!

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FOR HER. 

The Tiny Silver Heart Necklace from Lefaire, $23, features a tiny sterling silver plated pendant, and sterling chain and clasp.  Dainty and feminine and perfect.

 

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FOR THE KIDDOS. 

While the Valentine’s currency for most kids comes in the form of sugar, these Surprise Balls from CheerfulEvents will delight them even more.   Each ball is handmade from yards of colored crepe paper, and can be unrolled to reveal a dozen or so tiny (inedible) treasures.  $16.99 per ball, and they can be tailored to match any holiday.

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FOR MOM.

Remind your mom that you love her with your whole heart with these darling gloves from Talkingloves ($33).

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FOR YOUR BESTIE. 

Flowers on Valentine’s Day are kinda cliché.  Not to mention expensive, as florists use the holiday as an opportunity to prey on clueless, frenzied boyfriends all over the land.  Cha ching!  Avoid the markup and cliché, and pick up a couple of single buds at the grocery to fill this handmade ceramic Bunny Vase from White Faux Taxidermy ($29.99).

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Plan ahead and get creative this Valentine’s.

 

images via etsy, framebridge