Valentine’s Day gift ideas handmade with love

Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching so I’ve curated my top gift ideas for him and her that are all hand-made with love on Etsy.

Even if you’re not into all the mushy Valentine’s Day hoo-ha, I’m pretty sure you’ll find something special on the list (perhaps even a little gift for yourself)… and let’s face it, who doesn’t love an excuse to shop?!

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Thoughtful cards

All I ever want for Valentine’s Day is a beautiful card — sure, I’ll take the flowers too, but a card is my favourite gift of all.

And there are some incredible designs that take cards to a whole new level like this geometric heart wood card by Cardtorial.

Wood heart card by Cardtorial
Wood heart card by Cardtorial

Or perhaps for something a little more cheesy (pun totally intended) you might like this ‘Will you brie mine?’ card.

Vday cheese card
Will you brie mine? card by Love Cheese Clothing

There are literally thousands of designs to choose from and you can see all the Valentine’s Day cards on Etsy here.

Body products

If you have something special to say, why not say it with soap? Vice and Velvet make gorgeous soap sets with sweet messages on the box like ‘You are loved’, ‘Hello gorgeous’ and ‘You da man’.

Vice and Velvet soap sets
Vice and Velvet soap sets

Bath salts are always popular and the range by Scarlet Bar Designs are gorgeous with additions like lavender, rose petals, camomile buds and cornflower petals. They also do bath milks, soaps and gift boxes.

Floral bliss bath salts
Floral bliss bath salts by Scarlet Bar Designs

Or my favourite right now are bath soaks and the beautiful products from Mimosa Botanicals look just divine.

Organic bath soak
Organic bath soak by Mimosa Botanicals


Because a girl (or guy) can never have too many candles! 100% soy wax and natural fragrances are a must though — life’s too short for nasty candles. It’s impossible for me to pick a favourite candle brand but some of my top picks are…

XOX With Love — rose gold always gets my attention and I love that you can personalise this one to make it truly special.

Personalised soy wax candle
Rose gold and white personalised candle by XOX With Love

Coco and Marley Collection — made from soy and coconut wax (making them vegan friendly) my favourite thing is that 10% of profits from each candle go towards supporting WWF Australia.

Coconut wax candle
Large coconut wax candle by Coco & Marley Collection

LJC Candle Co — nothing screams Valentine’s Day like champagne and strawberries, right? There are so many divine scents from LJC Candle Co, but this one has got us all loved up!

Soy candle
Champagne and strawberry candle from LJC Candle Co

Homewares and decor

Some people find it cheesy but I like a few personalised pieces around the home that tell a story about the people who live there.

You can find a huge selection of personalised homewares and decor on Etsy like a cheese/cutting board from Paper Avenue.

Personalised cheese board
Personalised cheese board by Paper Avenue

Grill kit from Teals Prairie

Teals Prairie grill kit
Teals Prairie grill kit

Wall art

For a Valentine’s Day gift that’s a little less obvious, perhaps wall art is an idea to explore.

You could opt for something meaningful to your relationship like an anniversary print or these custom designed prints by Esina Designs.

Esina Designs wall art
Esina Designs wall art

Pepper Penny Prints also does sweet foil designs.

Dates print
Personalised foil print from Peppa Penny

Or for a non-traditional idea, macrame wall hangings like this frayed edge design on drift wood say ‘I love you’ with the hours of time and attention taken to create. Available in a range of sizes, every piece is unique and prices range from $8.95 to over $600.

Macrame wall hanging
Wall hanging from Home Vibes Macrame

Did you find any Valentine’s Day gift ideas from the list? You can click on the image below to browse the full Valentine’s Day range on Etsy.

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This article was originally published in February 2017 but has been updated with new information and images.


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