Need a Valentine’s Day gift? Think unique home decor gifts!
(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!!
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!
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.
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.
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 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
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
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 – Six Message Puzzle
Our Price $80.00
Handmade and distressed removable blocks that write out 6 different messages: Do you believe in always; Your heart is like the ocean; You are the apple of my eye; Come with me my love to the sea; Who knows how long I’ve loved you; You 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 – 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 (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 – 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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Inspiring the Art of Stylish Living
We at BSEID (Blue Sky Environments Interior Décor) are admirers and purveyors of unique interior decor and all that inspires it. Mother and daughter designers, Barb and Erin, bring the professional eye of outstanding state-of-the-art interior décor to our collection of unique home furnishings, home accessories and unexpected treasures. Combined with attentive customer service and personalized care, our interior design expertise provides the perfect pairing of guidance and inspiration.
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(Original publish date of this article 02/05/2018)
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