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Valentine’s Day: Gifts she’ll actually want

Feb 11, 2015

by Alice Young handmade and vintage goods

Forget the flowers and chuck the chocolates; on Etsy we’ve got a whole host of alternative gifts to surprise the lady you love this Valentine’s Day.

So, here are nine ways to add a sprinkle of originality to your romantic celebrations:

Hand on heart

If you’re giving your heart to someone this Valentine’s, make sure it’s a heart with plenty of room for a phone, lippy, and other essentials.

Black glitter heart clutch, £60, Luna on the Moon

Love birds

If you and your gal were wooden bird wall decor, you’d look like this, right? Super cute.

Wooden wall birds, £36, Anna Wiscombe

Sweet heart

Homemade glittery shortbread biscuits say ‘I love you’ with so much more pizzazz than the average box of chocs.

Glitter heart biscuits, £6.20, Lynda Jane Cakes 

Pillow talk

There’ll be no more nighttime debates with these pillows to clearly designate your spoon status.

Spoon little spoon pillowcases, £18, The Wall Sticker Comp 

Lost without you

Let your partner know they’re the perfect companion for life’s adventures (aaaw).

Crave you

Tip: You’ll get extra points for offering a coffee-on-demand service, too.

Heart Coffee Stencil, £9.95, Sophia Victoria Joy 

Love potion

If your other half loves a brew, let her know she’s your cup of tea with this unique and subtly spicy fragrance.

 Oil fragrance, £25, Ravenscourt Apothecary

Struck gold

Delicate, minimalist, and personalised. The holy trinity of Valentine’s jewellery criteria.

14k gold personalised heart bracelet, £26, Minetta Jewellery

All the small things

Putting a ring on it isn’t the only form of hand bling acceptable for Valentine’s Day; heart-shaped glitter nail varnish ticks the box nicely.

Glitter nail polish, £5.90, Mrs Cross Nail Shop

What are you giving your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK!

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