Great Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2013

Valentine’s Day is coming up! Don’t miss these lovingly made handcrafted gifts for the special people in your life.




Say “I love you” with this handmade Heart Dish by Melinda Marie Alexander from Raven Hill Pottery. It’s yours to give or keep for only $14.00 retail. Measures 4″ side, with food safe glaze in “Vampire Red.”


V Day Card Linda Kilsdonk


Charming old-school Valentine’s Day card features a gumball machine filled with 3-D candy hearts. Who could resist? Made by artist Linda Kilsdonk, it retails for $4.00.


Necklace Leisa Rich


Do you know an artsy individualist who likes to make a fashion statement? This funky necklace may be just the right gift. Made from hand-dyed felt, and crocheted beads by fiber artist Leisa Rich, it retails for $125.00



Framed Mixed Media Tyra Goodley


Set of mixed media artworks by Tyra Goodley (framed as shown) are titled “You Hold the Key” and “to my HeART”. Give the set to someone you love for $100.00.





For the man in your life, this fashion accessory by Sexy Man Bracelets is made out of Agate, Black Mali Prayer Beads and Bodhi Seeds. Made for a medium sized wrist 7-8 inces around, it retails for $40.00 and is made in Vermont.


Double Heart Scroll Bracelet 1



And for her … the Double Heart Scroll Bracelet in sterling silver by Lisa Weber of Silver Vine Jewelry is hammered flat and soldered together to make a beautiful chain of repeating links. Snap this one up for $85.00.



L'amour journal



Write a romantic story in the L’Amour Journal, $22.50 by artist Lara Medina. Album size is 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and has approx 20 pages embellished with specialty papers, and even a pink paint chip sample card. Very sweet.





Anything called “Body Pudding” must be good! Grab one for your sweetie from Angelic Soaps and Gifts for a mere $18.00. Made with 100% African Shea Butter and Lavender Essential oil – and love, of course.


Baby booties



Email this one to Grandma. She will smile when gifting the little one with these handmade Valentine’s Day baby booties from Good Wishes Quilts. Each bootie is made of felt with a soft, cozy, creamy fleece lining. The embroidery on the toe is hand-stitched with 100% cotton embroidery floss, and is hand washable. $25.00 for the pair.




Inspired by the forests of the Pacific Northwest, this tribal-design heart pendant is made of bronze with lots of gorgeous patina and a supple leather cord. Measures 1.5″ x 1.5″ and is available for $26.00 from Jared Richards Designs.




Add a little love to your garden, with these handmade Garden Hearts from Tiffany Meek of Locally Thrown Pottery. Each heart measures 2.5″ with an 11″ rod.  Made from clay with vintage texture and colorful glazes. Guaranteed to bring a smile, and brighten any garden. $15.00 each.


Gear Heart


Inspired by the steampunk look? Choose this upcycled one-of-a-kind heart necklace made from salvaged gears and metal parts by artist Tami Reschke. $30.00 and it’s yours to give as a gift or keep for yourself.


Pet Portrait by Kimberly Santini


Who loves you more than your best friend? Artist Kimberly Santini will create a custom pet portrait of your very special family member with a cold nose and a warm heart. Museum quality paintings in acrylic start at $209.00.




Artist Cathy Broski‘s sculpture “All Things Near and Dear” makes a stunning home decor statement. Measuring 14″ x 3″ x 3″ it sells for $350. This original ceramic sculpture was wheel thrown and hand built from stoneware clay, with handmade glaze.



button necklace



Charming handmade necklace by Patricia Dippre is 16″ in length, and made of Mother of Pearl shell and red lacquer heart buttons, Swarovski crystals and silvery seed beads. Just right for a love-ly occasion. Catch this handmade accessory for $46.00.


XOXO Valentine Card


X’s and O’s in “Geoletric” font on the front of this Valentine’s Day card from Oh Geez! Design are a fun and funky way to say I love you to someone very special. Snag one for just $3.00 retail.



heart earrings


Oh-so-pretty, these earrings feature one-of-a-kind black Venetian lamp work hearts on 24 Kt. gold with red tones overlay, hanging from hand made lotus shaped vermeil ear wire. 2.25″ long, they are available for $42.00 from artist Barbara Cromer.


Nesting Bowls


So sweet, these nesting bowls are heart-shaped with robin’s egg blue glaze. Just the thing for a special cook you know. Largest bowl is 10″ across, and the smallest measures just 4″ across. Wheel thrown by artist Deb Babcock , the set sells for $100.00 plus shipping.


Stained Glass Window


Gorgeous handmade stained glass window with heart motif by Artful Folk will be very appreciated. It measures 12″ x 8″ and features textured hearts recycled from old candy dishes! This conversation piece retails for just $59.95.


heart necklace


Touch her heart with this aromatherapy necklace by Galleria di Giani.  The sterling silver heart bottle holds essential oils or perfume with a tiny wand. Moonstone and silver bead strand measures 22″ long. This heart warmer retails for $65.00.



handmade apron



This red and black apron by Julie Burns would make a fantastic gift for her!  The detail of the of the red tonal fabric repeated in the neck and hemline ruffle, waistband and pocket add that extra little something to make this apron pop. Retails for $35.00.


be. necklace



Jewelry artist Terri Lindelow makes this wonderful 1/2″ square charm on an 18″ sterling silver chain, $65.00.  The card that comes with it says, “Be.Mine.” Isn’t that just perfect for Valentine’s Day?


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  1. Thank you so much for including me in your guide! All my best, Kim

  2. What a beautiful collection of work. Any of these would make great Valentine’s Day gifts. I am honored to be included among them.

    Thank you.

  3. All lovely — thank you for including my stained glass!

  4. Beautiful selections!

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