With money worries featuring at the top of many people’s concerns, imposed celebrations such as Valentine’s Day are taking a back seat, as any spare finances are targeted towards paying utility bills and rising food costs. But you don’t have to give up on the idea of Valentine’s Day completely; personalised gifts that do not cost the earth but mean the world are far more memorable, whether or not the idea is to save money. And gifts that have been especially chosen are much more thoughtful and meaningful than a standard box of Milk Tray or a bunch of overpriced garage flowers. So check out our special Valentine’s Day personalised gift guide, and whether you are buying a hand-made card or a bespoke bracelet, you’ll know that your loved one will cherish the thought behind the gift.
Paper dolls, from £9.78 By Jordan Grace Owens
You can get these personalised paperdolls made especially to look like you and your partner, courtesy of Jordan Grace Owens. The dolls can be in different forms, either featuring moveable parts, or this artist creates picture postcards with individual portraits. You can have them made to look like you for £39.18. Check out etsy.com for more details.
Pressed Orchids – Hannah Brown Interiors – £30
Instead of a bunch of bog standard red roses, why not impress your partner with knowledge of their favourite flower and get them this gorgeous Framed Pressed Orchids on a dark grey background. These are pressed and treated orchids in a painted distressed frame. Much more thoughtful and will last a lot longer too. Other flowers are available from Hannah Brown Interiors.
Personalized Guitar Pick Men’s Necklace stamped jewelry rustic brown leather by Wyoming creative – £17.03
Got a rock god as a partner? Then treat him to this personalized guitar pick, men’s leather necklace with hand stamped guitar pick personalized by you. YOU pick the phrase! Great mens Valentines gift. Some examples are shown in the photos. Please keep the text to at a maximum of say 30 characters, we can work together to make a quote work. ABOVE PHOTOS ARE FOR REFERENCE ONLY. Your necklace will come on a ‘chocolate’ brown suede lace. From etsy.com.
Love Bird Cards by Lee May Foster – £3.75 each
These beautiful love bird cards are from an original design, hand screen printed with water based inks onto 100% recycled card. Choose from ‘Love is All You Need’, ‘Me and You’ and ‘You Make Me Happy’. Available from the Shop Floor Project.
Cornish Pottery Mugs – £25
What could be sweeter than a pair of bespoke Cornishware mugs for Valentine’s Day, so you can sip tea with your sweetheart from matching vessels. Choose your mug or jar, type in your message and we’ll do the rest. You – or your lucky recipient – will receive a unique piece of personalised pottery, beautifully packaged in our handsome striped gift box. Up to 12 characters available. From tggreens.co.uk
This Is How You Make Me Feel ceramic tile by Rob Ryan – £25.54
This is just one of Rob Ryan’s quirky and unique ceramic tiles, made especially for Valentine’sDay. The teal and olive coloured hand-pulled ceramic screen printed tile, reads ‘This is how your make me feel’ and others include ‘Your Job Is To Take This World Apart And Then Put It Back Together Again… But Even Better!!!’ and ‘You Bring Light To The World – you can’t help it’. All available on etsy.com
Hand Stamped Copper Heart Necklace – £18.99
A perfect gift for your partner, given as a token of your love and affection. It is a off center heart made from heavy gauge copper wire that has been hammered to texture and flatten. It has been stamped with the words Love Out Loud. It can be personalized with any phrase, words, or names of your choice. The heart has a copper bail that is stamped with hearts and connected with hand-made aluminum rivets. It is finished with a wonderful wire wrapped swirl of aluminum wire. Loads more designs available. From etsy.com