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?
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).
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.
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.)
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.
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!
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.
8. Bling Collection Laser Cut Acrylic 'Diamond' Ring
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!)