Great Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2014

Want to find a really special gift for Valentine’s Day? Buy handmade, of course. Here’s a selection to make you swoon.


Amy Flynn Fobot necklaces


“Babybot” necklaces by Amy Flynn are pure fun! Each one is made of found objects, and opens to show a tiny heart. Give one to somebody you love for $160.


B & W cluth Victoria Gray


Black and white clutch with detachable handle is super-stylish and covered with words of love … snap one up from artist Victoria Gray for only $20. Measures 7 1/4″ x 4 1/8″.


Bunny Love Ruth Apter


Ceramic artist Ruth Apter offers these adorable “Bunny Love” figurines, raku fired  in turquoise and green tea. Yours for $38. Each stands about 2 3/4″ high.


Baby Set Sue Miller


Who can resist this darling hand knit baby set? Handmade by Sue Miller of Black Eyed Suzies, it includes a sweater, headband and booties in size 0-6 months. Machine wash and dry. Buy the set for $45.


Catherine Iskiw Diamond pendant


In love? Say it with heart. Jewelry designer Catherine Iskiw offers this stunning pendant in platinum with a .16 ct. burnish set heart-shaped diamond offset with 2 telescoping rivets in 18k gold. Back is the reverse design in 18k yellow gold and a heart shaped ruby. Includes 16″ long, 3.25 mm wide cable chain in 18k chain with a lobster clasp. The heart is 18.75 mm wide x 17.75 mm high and it is available for $6790.


Ceramic Fruit Bowl Blue Sky Pottery


So pretty! Decorative ceramic fruit bowl by Deb Babcock of Blue Sky Pottery is incised with over 100 small hearts and other designs. Bow is 5.75″ high x 8″ across, and sells for $170.


Custom Portrait Anne White


Here’s a creative gift idea for your Valentine! Artist Anna White offers custom couples portraits from your photos, with backgrounds that include quotes, wedding vows, romantic poetry, or even a proposal. Comes in 5″x7″, 7″x10″ or 8″x10″ and prices start at only $40. Use code ARTSBIZ for free shipping through 2/14/14.


Studs by Sistaphyre


Heart studs from Art Jewelry by Sistaphyre are the perfect gift – measuring only 1/2″ across, they are made of oxidized sterling silver, and priced at $45.


Waltensperger Journal Joy


For the younger set, Kandyce Waltensperger’s watercolor art featuring the “Talavera Twins” decorates the cover of this 90-page journal. Available on Amazon for $10.99. Measures 6″ x 9″.


Belt Buckle Randy McDaniel


Tough but sweet! Forged bronze belt buckle by Randy McDaniel of Expressive Metals has hearts and stars measures 2 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ and will fit a 1 1/2″ wide leather belt. Unisex, sells for $270.00.


Love pendant Metal Rock Designs


Don’t miss this “Full of Love” pendant from Tony Finnochio of Metal Rock Designs – it could be the perfect gift. Handcrafted of sterling silver and copper, the pendant measures 1 1/8″ diameter and comes on an 18″ leather cord. Retails for $195.


Valentine blank notes Cynthia Warden


Use these blank notecards from watercolor artist Cynthia Warden for your love letters. Pack of 10 cellophane-wrapped cards with envelopes retails for $22.00. Each card measures 4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″.


Customized keychain


Want something totally unique to mark that special occasion? Get this Latitude/Longitude Personalized Key Chain by artist Jennifer Cabic. A cut and sanded copper rectangle approx. 3/4″x1-1/2″ is hand stamped with your special location and short phrase. Copper is riveted to a piece of brown leather with micro fasteners. Hangs from a 1″ silvertone keyring, and sells for $25.


Diane Godlewski Necklace


Give her this sweet necklace by artist Diane Godlewski , $95. Carved heart design is cast in sterling silver on a black 16″ cord. Heart measures approximately 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″. Matching earrings available (each is half a heart) for $85.


Cards Eileen Doughty


What a thoughtful way to say “I love you.” Artist Eileen Doughty creates Valentines with hand-marbled paper and hand-inked lettering. Each card retails for $9, and measures 4″ x 5 1/2″.


XOXO Kristen Bangs


Hugs and Kisses! Kisses and Hugs! Put this wooden sign right on your Honey’s wall. Delightful wall decor is cut from sturdy, carpenter-grade 1/4″ birch plywood and hand-painted by Kristen Bangs of Spunky Fluff. Range of sizes and prices, starting at $15.


Dangle Earrings McKenzie Mendel


Handmade by artist McKenzie Mendel, Full Heart dangle earrings are sterling silver and 23.5k gold keum boo. The set has a hammer textured surface and a hand stamped heart to please your sweetie. Measures 1 3/4″ long. Pick up the set for $55.


Wine Rack Dave and Mindy Spray


Is your Valentine a wine lover? Gift them with this cherry wood wine rack from Designs by DAMI, featuring distinctive accents of maple and bloodwood. Within its compact size (12½” x 19½” x 38”), you can elegantly store 12 bottles of wine and 9 wine glasses as well as corkscrews, bottle stoppers, or wine charms in the drawer.  Retails for $615; shipping & handling extra.


Tricia Skoglund mixed media


Art lover? Don’t miss this gift. Mixed media wall art by Tricia Skoglund is made with acrylics on aluminum, mounted on diamond plate and a wooden frame. This piece measures 16″ x 20″ and retails for  $450.


Clutch Juana Morreale


Red hot clutch bag with cherry blossom design is handmade by Juana Morreale of JEM Design, and would make a wonderful gift! Fully lined, it measures 10″ across the bottom and 5″ high. Comes with a 16″ chain. Pick it up for $45.


Heart charms Barbara Klar


How charming! Artist Barbara Klar offers a variety of fabulous heart charms. Some have keyholes, others have wings. Pick one out for your true love. Range from 1/2″ to 1 1/4″ high, these charms are individually price from $98 to $298.


Dan Reeder Love collage


One-of-a-kind wall art collage from driftwood and natural found objects spells out the word “LOVE”. From Dan Reeder of Bar Fly Creations this piece is 6″ x 7″ and is yours for $25.


Wendy Durand Ceramic Heart


Gorgeous 3D ceramic heart from artist Wendy Durand is a keeper! Handmade and high fired in gas reduction. This piece is 5.5” length x 4” wide x 1.75 depth. Sells for $28.


Door Hanger Prairie Primitives


Sweet! From Prairie Primitives, this Heart Pocket Door Hanger is made from antique blue & white feather ticking, quilt and lace scraps, and some reclaimed rag rug. Antiqued for that “early” look. Declares “Forever” on a bit of vintage cotton fabric (from an old feed sack!) which is attached to the lightly stuffed heart with rusty pins. Measures 7 1/2″ x 16″ and is yours for $26.


Heart to Resist earrings Lisa Johnson


Heart-to-Resist earrings from Lisa Johnson of Beachcomber Designs will earn you a kiss for your thoughtfulness! Priced at $74, they are made in fine silver from a wax original and hung on a sterling fish hook wire. Approx. 1″ long.


Love calendar Anne Schneider


You’ve got mail! This little Valentines Countdown Calendar from Anne Schneider has 14 teeny pockets exactly, each one just big enough to hold a little love letter. Share the love while you count down the days. 100% cotton, 16″ x 13″, this retails for $39 and ships from Canada.



Joan Danoff necklaces


Pick a fun swirly silver heart for your sweetheart … she will love it! This selection from artist Joan Danoff is handcrafted in sterling. Designs shown range from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/4″. Each sells for $34.


Mary Serantoni Paris Cafe


Even if you didn’t meet in Paris, this photo of the Cafe Rouge by photographer Mary Serantoni will be the perfect gift to say you’d love to travel there. This 8″ x 12″ art print is on archival paper and sells for $30.


Pink necklace Patricia Dippre


Just lovely. Mother of Pearl button necklace from artist Patricia  Dippre features miniature hot pink roses that will never wilt! Swarovski crystals accent the necklace and lovely gold plated embossed chain brings it all together. Finishes with a rhinestone accented toggle clasp and measures 17 inches in length. Retails for $75.


Valentine Card Kim Gordon


Love and laughter go together. Pick up this cute Valentine card from Minnesota artist Kim Gordon titled “My heart for Valentine’s Day” that takes a playful approach to friendship and love! Just $3.50 and it’s yours to send.




Say you love her with one-of-a-kind clothing. 100% all natural, handmade felted poncho with separate collar wrap is created using wet-felting, nuno-felting and Shibori felting techniques. Made of merino wool, chiffon and silk from Giuliana Lezzi-Picariello of Feltro Fashion, it retails for $250.



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  1. What a really wonderful collection. It was fun to click through the links and visit the shops of these artists.

  2. Once again, what a beautiful and fun collection! Amazing artists with such clever and unique talents, I’m honored to be chosen among them. Thank you Arts Business Institute!

  3. Thank you for the opportunity! What adorable and innovative designs – happy to be included

  4. What a great collection! I love the variety of gifts included here. Truly something for everyone!

  5. Lovely, heart-filled handmade…Love It! Thanks for helping me get my shopping started 🙂

  6. Thank you ABI for including The Talavera Twins Journal-Be Mine, among the many gifted and talented artist. The “twins”, and their creator, are honored and excited to be included in such creative company.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the ABI 2014 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

    You’ll find many other hearts in my Etsy shop, as well as a few variations on the Heart Pocket shown in this gift guide. If you like primitive (American) folk art, be sure to stop by!

  8. Very honored to be included in this Valentines gift guide.

    Thank you.

  9. Beautiful Valentine’s gift guide 2014
    Thank you for the opportunity to be featured !
    It’s much appreciated.
    Juana Morreale

  10. Thank you so much Art Business Institute for including my work in the 2014 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! I am so grateful and honored to be chosen!

  11. dan reeder says:

    Thanks so much for including one of my Driftwords™ in your 2014 Valentines Day Gift Guide. Beautiful collection of great creative handmade art – this is what it’s all about.

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