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Need a Valentine’s Day gift?  Think unique home decor gifts!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!

(Post Updated 01/16/2020)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  I remember when I was a youngster we would make presents for mom and dad at school and it was such fun!  We worked so hard on them and were so proud when we presented them to our parents!  Remember that?  Looking back I now realize things were much simpler then.  No rushing out to buy that “just right” present for that special someone.  No searching the internet for gift ideas.  No agonizing over which your sweetheart prefers, candy or flowers.  Ahh, to be in grade school again!

Here are 10 Great Valentine’s Day Gift ideas!!


P.S. I Love You Candle
P.S. I Love You Candle

Candle – Soy – P.S. I Love You (scent options) by Sweet Gumball

Our Price: $40.00

All natural 100% soy wax candle with 2 natural fiber wicks is whimsically packaged with canvas art … P.S. I LOVE YOU. Fabulous anniversary or birthday gift, or of course Valentine’s Day!

16 oz. – includes a lid for storage
burn time is approximately 60 hours
each candle is hand poured
finished with an Irish linen string


As an adult, sometimes Valentine’s Day can seem more of a duty than a show of love.  Let’s get back to that excitement of Valentine’s Day, think about a very special present for that very special someone, and take a minute to look at some unique home decor gifts!

Driftwood Heart
Driftwood Heart

Large Heart Driftwood by Sugarboo Designs

Our Price: $190.00

Like lace and leather.. the rawness of salt eroded driftwood shaped into the sweet of forms is such an awesome dichotomy. Lovely and natural, this heart would be so kind over a cream slip covered sofa in your coastal cottage. Or pop it off by hanging it on a colorful wall… red if you dare?!

24″ at widest x 6″ deep x 24″ high

A Few Tidbits About Valentine’s Day

I have done some research on the history of Valentine’s Day and it seems there is no definitive answer to how it began.  I believe most historians believe that it originated in Rome.  However, from there we can find different stories.

One story is that on February 14 in Rome, there was a celebration for Juno, the queen of all the Roman gods and goddesses and that boys and girls would draw names from a jar and then paired up with the chosen person throughout the festival and oftentimes would fall in love and even get married.

Love Pillow
Love Pillow

Decorative Pillow – LOVE by Face to Face Designs

Our Price: $118.00

This white linen blend throw pillow adds a casual vibe to a chair or sofa, especially in a bedroom A sweet message of “love” is hand-painted on it making it an extra cozy. Down-filled. 

26″ square
hidden zipper
machine washable

Another story is that a Christian priest named Valentine secretly married couples in defiance of Emperer Claudius II’s ban on engagements and marriages due to a shortage of soldiers and Valentine was later imprisoned.  He may have been executed on February 14. One more story is that Valentine took a fancy to his jailer’s daughter and started writing to her ending with a farewell message of “from your valentine.”An interesting fact I ran across is that the oldest Valentine card is still in existence! It was sent in 1415 by Charles Duke of Orleans who at the time was a prisoner in the Tower of London and was sent to the Duke’s wife.  The card is preserved and displayed in the British Museum.

It Matters Framed Art
It Matters Framed Art

It Matters…’ Framed Art by Sweet Gumball (size + frame options)

Our Price: $100.00

Valentine’s Day became popular in the United States in the 1840s when Esther A. Howland started a company producing valentines. Today the day is celebrated as a holiday honoring romance and love.  Although boys and girls no longer pick names out of a jar, they do exchange valentines with token messages of affection!




Heart Throb Fiberglass Sculpture
Heart Throb Fiberglass Sculpture

Heart Throb Fiberglass Sculpture

Our Price: $2,800.00

HUGE!!! When it comes to sculptures … this earns high marks for style and impact. This modern take on the classic original heart emoji is created of fiberglass with an internal iron framework. The sturdy iron and plywood base is painted black, and not interfering with the vibrancy of the red heart. Suited for indoors only.

50″ wide x 16″ deep x 52.5″ high
indoor use only


Gift Ideas

Don’t get me wrong. I love getting candy and flowers for Valentine’s Day!  But when we’re thinking about a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone, maybe we should be thinking about a gift that lasts a lifetime!  Unique home decor gifts can be extremely personal and can find a very special place in someone’s home!


Metal Heart w/Base by Sugarboo Designs

Our Price $80.00

Love is in the air … A romantic French translation of “Happily Ever After” is artfully patched onto a gorgeous aged brass heart. Held up with two metal “Y” supports, this clever art makes a perfect wedding or anniversary gift for that special someone in your life.

11″ wide x 14″ high


Wooden Message Blocks
Wooden Message Blocks



Wooden Message Blocks – Six Message Puzzle

Our Price $80.00

Handmade and distressed removable blocks that write out 6 different messages: Do you believe in alwaysYour heart is like the oceanYou are the apple of my eyeCome with me my love to the seaWho knows how long I’ve loved youYou are my sunshine my lovely sunshine
Choose a message that resonates with you and display this whimsical tray of blocks forever and ever.

15″ wide x 8.5″ deep x 2.5″ high


Oversized Wood Panel Heart
Oversized Wood Panel Heart


Oversized Wood Panel Heart – 3 Foot (color options)

Our Price: $335.00

All You Need is Love … in any room of your home. The single planked panel is white washed with a large silhouetted gold or silver heart taking center stage. Truly a grand statement over a bed, fireplace, desk, etc…

36″ square x 1.75″ deep


Let’s all take a minute to read Shakespeare’s sonnet:

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


Nest Boxes
Nest Boxes

Nest Boxes (Set of 2) Admiration (Message Options) by Face to Face Designs

Our Price: $48.00

When you want to give a small gift that says a lot, think about these popular nest boxes by Face to Face Designs. A meaningful message is applied to each white washed box. Use them for herbs, desk accessories or pencils, or as a meaningful way to give a candle or other sentiment.

5″ wide x 5″ deep x 5″ high
sold as a set of 2 alike boxes
succulent plant not included
USA Artisan + Maker


So look at some unique home decor gift ideas such as those pictured above, I don’t think you can go wrong!  These gifts are for everyone and for all ages.  They are a bit out of the ordinary, meaning not candy or flowers!  I think your special sweetheart would love one of these gifts!

365 Gathered Truths Box
365 Gathered Truths Box

365 Gathered Truths Box – 1st Edition

Our Price: $96.00

Include a little inspiration in your day. A “truth” per sunrise or sunset for one year is charmingly packed in a decorative and mildly distressed cream or black box. Each box includes 365 printed cards with old-time deckled edges. Treat

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Wishing You Love on Valentine's Day!
Wishing You Love on Valentine’s Day!

(Original publish date of this article 02/05/2018)


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8 thoughts on “Need a Valentine’s Day Gift? Think Unique Home Decor Gifts!

  1. Brenda,

    Home decor is a great idea for holiday gifts! You’re right about how candy is so temporary in comparison to the gifts you introduced. I saw gifts like picture frames and so on, but I didn’t see something specific for the masculine handy type man. What home decor gifts would you suggest for the handy man type?

    1. Hi Tiffany, thanks for your comments!  It is harder to shop for a man for Valentine’s Day isn’t it!  I think though if you click the button at the bottom of my page you can find a few items that a manly man would like too! Let me know. 

  2. I am really intrigued by your article about home decor gifts on Valentines.

    My daughter and I have been talking a lot about finding more home decor things for gifts and even considering making them. Making many of these would take time and we would have to start way in advance but your gift ideas brought me back to this.

    It’s also interesting that my wife told me a few days ago that she didn’t want flowers or candy. She just wanted to go to dinner and get something nice for our home.

    You seem to have hit on something great here.

    1. I’m so glad you liked my post Rick!  I have no doubt that you can find something very special for your wife here. Please keep me posted as I want to know what you get her and what her response is! 

  3. I found this pretty interesting! Especially the part about how the Romans would pull names out of a jar and pair up, that sounds like a great idea for a singles party! The products you’ve linked too are beautiful, too! They’d make lovely additions to any home, and I’ve bookmarked this page so that I can revisit once I’ve been paid!

    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, I really appreciate your comments.  I think the products are beautiful too, as well as unique and unusual.  I hope your special someone enjoys your gift and please let me know how it turns out! 

  4. Oh I missed this! I had been working through Valentine’s Day, and missed all these great ideas!

    But then again, they are also great for any occasion, aren’t they?

    I love candles and plants. So the soy candle and nest boxes look very tempting! Of course, the pillow will be perfect to snuggle when our loved ones is away.

    Thanks for all this! Look forward to more gift ideas from you – e.g. for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more! 🙂

    1. Thanks Timotheus! Shame on you for working through Valentine’s Day, but I understand! You are right that these ideas can work for any occasion and I hope you try some of them. I will be posting for the “big” events coming soon and I hope you come back and visit then! I appreciate your comments, always.

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