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14 Gifts Of Chocolate, Wine, & Design For Your Favorite Valentine

Preparing this collection of Valentine's Day goodies, I realized how tough it would be to choose among them.  But then I thought... Christmas has 12 days of giving, Hanukkah has 8 days... Why not have 14 days of Valentines giving and you can choose all of these gifts?  Starting February 1....

 

1.  The Aphrodisiac Red Fire Hatbox by Vosages

This isn't just one of the most gorgeous hatboxes, designed for Vosages by fashionista Frog Greishaw, this is a box of chocolates your sweetheart will never forget! Starting with the Red Fire Toffee, Tortilla Chips, and candy bar... she even gets a special hint of southern Mexico in her Oaxaca Candy Bar.  Hmm. Chiles and chocolate.  What goes better together?

 

Aphrodisiac Red Fire Hatbox by Frog Greishaw & Vosages: © VosagesAphrodisiac Red Fire Hatbox by Frog Greishaw & Vosages: © Vosages

 

 

2. Marcello Jori's I Valentini Figurine For Alessi

Italian magical lovebirds, I Valentini, the miniatures are made in porcelain and are available at Amazon.com.  I Valentini  "is for men and women who want to become lovers...they make you want to say YES!" (as described by artist Laura Polinoro). 

 

I Valentini by Marcello Jori for AlessiI Valentini by Marcello Jori for Alessi

 

 

3. Waterford Valentine Love & Romance Flutes

Part of the Waterford Wishes Toasting Flute Series, these collectible Valentine's flutes were introduced in 2005.  Each flute is 12.25 inches and holds 7 ounces of your favorite bubbly.   Gift boxed in Waterford fine packaging. Made in Ireland.

 

Waterford Love & Romance FlutesWaterford Love & Romance Flutes

 

 

4.  International Wine Club Valentine's Day Gift

Champagne wine pairings for your favorite dinner... This International Wine Club offering is a bubbly, including one bottle of Azienda Vinicola Contessa Giula Prosecco Extra Dry - Silver Level, and a bottle of Veuve du Vernay - Silver Level French Sparkling Wine.  How romantic can you get?  (Read the description; these offerings cannot ship to all U.S. states.)

 

 International Wine Club Valentine's Day ChampagneInternational Wine Club Valentine's Day Champagne

 

 

5.  Recchiuti Confections Large Valentine Box

From one of the world's best chocolatiers, this box is three layers of  Rechhiuti's famous camels, spices, South American varietals, fruit pates, and sensations you never even thought of before.  And these chocolates are so fresh, you can't even order them before January 25.

 

Recchiuti Confections Large Valentine Box: © Recchiuti ConfectionsRecchiuti Confections Large Valentine Box: © Recchiuti Confections

 

 

6.  Valentine Cookie Hearts Quilted Ornament

From one of Etsy's own, this fabulous multi-layered quilted fabric ornament will last a lot longer than the cookies represented.  What a sweet 'mistletoe' design from Darlkay52 and the best news is, it's just one of several Valentine ornaments that Darlkay52 has made... Go!  Look! 

 

Red Heart Quilted Handmade Fabric Ornament - Valentine Cookies: © Darlkay52Red Heart Quilted Handmade Fabric Ornament - Valentine Cookies: © Darlkay52

 

 

7.  Valentine Lovers Wine Bottle Holder

Give the Art Deco style sculpted steel wine Valentine Lovers Wine Bottle Holder with a bottle of her favorite wine.  This gorgeous handcrafted sculpture is made by artist Guenter Scholz from recycled steel.  Hurry.  Shipping time is 1 - 2 weeks.

 

Valentine Lovers Wine Bottle Holder: Guenter Scholz for H&K Steel SculptureValentine Lovers Wine Bottle Holder: Guenter Scholz for H&K Steel Sculpture

 

 

8.  Bling Collection Laser Cut Acrylic 'Diamond' Ring

Nothing but the very best for your affianced - a gorgeous laser cut acrylic diamond in clear, pink, yellow, or black by designer Alissia Melka-Teichrow.  Hurry!  These are selling fast!

 

Bling Collection Laser Cut Acrylic 'Diamond' Ring: designed by Alissia Melka-TeichroewBling Collection Laser Cut Acrylic 'Diamond' Ring: designed by Alissia Melka-Teichroew

 

 

9.  'Legendary" Bellissimo Hand-Painted Valentine Wine Glass

Legend has it that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with the jailer's daughter. He sent the first 'valentine' himself when he wrote her a letter and signed it 'Your Valentine', words still used on cards today. This special hand-painted Valentine 8 ounce wine glass is dedicated to the first 'Valentine,' and is signed by the artist and made with Bellissimo's exclusive formula of non-toxic, double fired paint. 

 

Bellisima Hand Painted Valentine Wine GlassBellisima Hand Painted Valentine Wine Glass

 

 

10.   Personal Wine Label Valentine's Gift (Even A Chocolate-Dipped Bottle!)

How romantic can you get? Celebrate this Valentine's Day with a special bottle of wine with your own label, saying whatever you like with whatever image you'd like to use for commemoration.  And yes, you can even get your wine bottle dipped in chocolate! At  PersonalWine.com.

 

Personalized wine bottle!: © personalwine.comPersonalized wine bottle!: © personalwine.com

 

 

11. Marcello Jori's I Buonanno Figurine For Alessi

I Buonanno is a celebratory porcelain figurine meaning 'the bearers of good cheer," and the magic of them lies in their ability to "increase happiness between couples, stimulate laughter, dance, and a desire to party."  Love their 'love is blind' mask.  How can you resist this pair?

 

I Buonanno by Marcello Jori for AlessiI Buonanno by Marcello Jori for Alessi

 

 

12. Be Mine Valentine Mini Candle Holder

For my taste, a candle holder is only as beautiful as the shadows it makes.  Knowing that, you'll understand why I've chosen Etsy member Sylwia Glass Art's Mini Candle Holder.  Yes, she has more like this one!

 

Be Mine Valentine Mini Candle Holder: © SylwiaGlassArtBe Mine Valentine Mini Candle Holder: © SylwiaGlassArt

 

 

13.  Francis Ford Coppola Valentine's Wine Gift Basket

For wine and pasta lovers, have a grand couple of genuine Italian dinners from the tasty Francis Ford Coppola gift basket, containing two bottles of his Diamond estate wines - a Cab and an Claret - and his famous Mammarella pasta and sauces, plus a Mammarella kitchen towel. Italiano, here we come!

 

Francis Ford Coppola Valentine's Day Wine Gift Boxes: image via wine.comFrancis Ford Coppola Valentine's Day Wine Gift Boxes: image via wine.com

 

 

14. Chocolate Pizza

A light-hearted (if you'll permit the pun) gift, this Chocolate Pizza is no slouch when it comes to taste either. The 10-inch pre-sliced yummy is made of 100 percent Belgian chocolate. fresh to ship just before Valentine's Day.  The no-preservative, mostly milk chocolate, pizza includes a white chocolate heart, red Smarties, who choccy balls, milk chocolate slices. and milk chocolate sprinkles. Pre-order now.

 

Chocolate Pizza ValentineChocolate Pizza Valentine

 

Remember to have fun choosing your Valentine's Day gift!

 

(Not enough chocolate? See 10 Best Gourmet Chocolates All Dressed Up For Valentine's Day!)

 

 

Comments
Jan 31, 2011
by Anonymous

Nice List

Good list of Valentine's Day Ideas. The chocolate pizza looks yummy.