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16 Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts That Ship Quick

Jan 28, 2020

by Katie Hawley handmade and vintage goods

Here’s the thing: February is sneaky. No sooner have we begun tackling our resolutions than surprise! The first month of the year has flown by and Valentine’s Day is winking at us from around the bend. If you’re worried you missed the window to score a thoughtful, handmade gift for the people you hold most dear, never fear. Thanks to hardworking makers around the world with talent to spare, there’s still time to scoop up a carefully crafted, gorgeously original find brimming with one-of-a-kind appeal (and maybe snag a special treat for yourself, too). From personalized pressed-flower necklaces for your mom to hand-painted ceramic mugs for your main squeeze, we’ve rounded up 16 guaranteed-to-please gifts that ship in three business days or less. (Just be sure to confirm estimated delivery dates with sellers pre-purchase, since these will vary depending on location.) 

Personalized photo locket from Silk Purse, Sow's Ear
SHOP: Personalized photo locket from Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear, from $48

Help them keep loved ones close to their heart with a custom brass locket that holds a sentimental secret: The clever design unfolds to reveal up to four cherished family photos (or your own tender inscription) preserved inside.

Hand-painted ceramic mugs from karoArt
SHOP: Hand-painted ceramic mugs from karoArt, from $47 each

A porcelain clay mug adorned with original city illustrations will make a lovely handmade addition to your favorite coffee lover’s collection.

Hand-knit headband from Plexida
SHOP: Hand-knit headband from Plexida, from $30

Hand-knit from a cozy wool blend, this chunky, one-size-fits-most headband doubles as an ear-warmer in chillier climes and comes in 15 stunning shades (though we’re partial to the lavender).

Teal cork wallet from Corkiza
SHOP: Teal cork wallet from Corkiza, $48

Upgrade their eco-friendly accessories game with a slimfold teal wallet crafted from lightweight cork—it’s scratch-resistant, naturally waterproof, and will only look better with use.

Personalized heart gloves from talkingloves
SHOP: Personalized heart gloves from talkingloves, $50

Embroidered with the initials of your choice, these ultra-giftable felt and wool gloves will keep their hands warm on meandering winter walks—and might even inspire them to reach for yours.

Linen pajama pants from Black Ficus
SHOP: Linen pajama pants from Black Ficus, from $57

Who knew loungewear could be so chic? These luxurious linen bottoms are the perfect way to tell your precious couch potato, “you deserve to relax in style.”

Blush dog collar with rose gold hardware from PRUNKHUND
SHOP: Blush dog collar with rose gold hardware from PRUNKHUND, from $57

For four-legged Valentines, a pretty pastel collar complete with rose gold hardware (and optional matching leash) is just the fetching thing to help them stand out from the pack.

Rustic heart hair barrette from Palidou
SHOP: Rustic heart hair barrette from Palidou, from $32

Hold long locks in place with a rustic hair barrette, hand-shaped and soldered from oxidized brass or copper for a romantic, vintage-inspired look.

Personalized camera strap from The Leather Expert
SHOP: Personalized camera strap from The Leather Expert, from $60

Your sweet shutterbug will look smart and stylish with a personalized camera strap cut from durable full-grain leather and embossed with their initials. Bonus: This adjustable design boasts two removable pouches for accessories storage and a comfy shoulder pad, to boot.

 Convertible leather backpack from InSunt
SHOP: Convertible leather backpack from InSunt, $108

For your beau on-the-go who needs both a commuter-friendly backpack and a board-room-approved shoulder bag, this convertible leather satchel, available in 11 vibrant hues with optional personalization, offers the best of both worlds. 

Personalized pressed flower necklace from Eclectic Eccentricity
SHOP: Personalized pressed-flower necklace from Eclectic Eccentricity, from $34

Want to put a fresh spin on traditional Valentine’s Day blooms? Consider a dreamy, pressed-flower pendant showcasing a handpicked sprig of wild rose, heather, or blue wildflowers—aka a wearable bouquet they won’t have to throw away.

Gold ruffled romper from Rose Corps Handmade
SHOP: Gold ruffled romper from Rose Corps Handmade, $533

Treat yourself (or an extra-lucky loved one) to a flirty, splurge-worthy romper, meticulously embellished by hand with velvet ribbon, embroidered tassels, and iridescent beads that shimmer as you move. Why? Because you’ve earned it!

Original silkscreen print from Emma Lawrenson
SHOP: Original silkscreen print from Emma Lawrenson, $61

Meet the most versatile print in town! Equally at home on a shelf in a little love’s nursery or holding its own on a modern gallery wall, this original silkscreen piece features a soothing nature-inspired design that’s super easy on the eyes.

Vintage pink kunzite and diamond ring from KK Vintage Collection
SHOP: Vintage pink kunzite and diamond ring from KK Vintage Collection, $477

When it comes to making grand gestures, some presents are timeless—like this vintage gold cocktail ring set with pink kunzite and diamonds in a gorgeous filigree band.

Handmade pink plush whale toy from BigStuffed
SHOP: Handmade pink plush whale toy from BigStuffed, $55

Drumroll, please! The cuddliest Valentine award goes to this huggable stuffed whale, sure to make waves with any wide-eyed kiddo or whimsy-inclined grownup in need of a good snuggle.

Silver cut-out heart necklace set from Tracy Tayan Designs
SHOP: Silver cut-out heart necklace set from Tracy Tayan Designs, from $119 for set of four

For those with multiple names to check off their lists, this trio of personalized heart necklaces, cut from a fourth sterling silver pendant and stamped with the initials of your choice, makes a genius group gift. We love it for moms and daughters, beloved besties, or any tight-knit crew.

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1 Featured Comment

  • mascollected

    Carol from MasCollected said 1 year ago Featured

    I'd be thrilled and honored to receive any of these featured gifts! All the photos are beautiful. They show such quality and originality only to be found here on Etsy. Congrats and best wishes to all featured.


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