Friday, February 1, 2013

Fun Valentine's Day Gift Guide

(miniature movable Valentine dolls by Jordan Grace Owens)

With Valentine's Day just a couple of weeks away, I thought I'd share a fun gift guide with all the things men stereotypically give women on this occasion, only a bit more tongue-in-cheek. Here are some popular gift ideas, in no particular order:

(brass diamond studs by Rachel Pfeffer; and mini gem studs by gemagenta)

(pretty pink cake pops soap by Mad City Soap; giant ice cream cone lamp from perpetual kid; cotton candy twist sugar scrub by Mad City Soap; and conversation hearts iphone case from shannonblue)

(black lace headband by branchbound; gold-dipped lace bow necklace by made by maru; vintage-inspired black lace and butterflies postcards from archiviogotico; and vintage lace necklaces by That Old Blue House)

(floral birdhouse necklace by Peaches and Pebbles; and "Nightshade" by Janet Hill).

Are you a traditionalist when it comes to Valentine's Day or do you prefer slightly offbeat gifts? I'm sure you could guess that I prefer handmade over anything else, but I've never been one to turn down chocolates either. :)


  1. That is a great gift guide! I want it all!

  2. I love the diamond studs! too bad I can't wear studs. I love the headband too. I love the lace bow necklace too. I've been really into lace lately. It's so danty and sexy at the same time.

  3. Such delicate and pretty pieces. I love the bow necklace and birdhouse necklace too :)

  4. LOL :) I love your tongue-in-cheek take on these great Valentine's Day finds :)
    We don't usually celebrate, but I agree that handmade is always best...with a little chocolate thrown in :)

  5. Lace and flowers are my favorite!

  6. I love the lace necklaces and the cards. They remind me of the wedding invitations I made over the summer. Very, very pretty. However, the sguar scrub/whatchamallit sounds fun and inviting as well. Granted, I received a lot of bath goods for Christmas, so I think I'm set for quite awhile. :)

  7. Valentine's day is not such a great fuss in Europe but I like the idea of celebrating love. I am more inclined to handmade gifts than to buying something. Anyway, your finds are gorgeous as always!

  8. I love love the sweet treats. This is an amazing compilation by the way! I won't really say we are the traditional gifts. He does get me flowers but we like to forget the gifts and do fun things instead. I can always get things for myself so our tradition is going to the shooting range and shooting soft fluffy bears. Romantic right? I've been impatiently waiting all year long for the 14 im too excited!