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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Heart-Shaped Box

by Michelle Little

What is the first thought that pops in your head when you think of a gift for Valentine’s Day?  A heart shaped box of chocolates from the drugstore?  A teddy bear holding a heart that says ‘I Love You’?  Ugh… How about something more original this year? We’ve rounded up five of our favourite heart shaped gifts that will put a smile on your loved one’s face.

Vintage Maps from ArtPrints Vintage

These maps are fully customizable with your chosen location.  We like the thought of choosing somewhere meaningful like your favourite holiday spot, where you got married or where you met, but it could be anything.  Prints start at $42 for one unframed customized map.  Hang this on the wall, and every time your Valentine catches a glimpse of it they’ll think of all those good memories.

Available online from ArtPrints Vintage

Heart Tote from FluffyCo

This organic cotton two-sided heart tote ($56) will last well beyond Valentine’s Day.  Not only is it stylish and definitely not cheesy, it’s useful with a reinforced bottom, hanging interior pockets, and leather handles.

Available online from FluffyCo

 

 

Heart Shaped Pasta from Cool & Simple

Don’t like the thought of heading to a crowded restaurant on Valentine’s Day?  Surprise your sweetheart with an easy meal of heart shaped pasta ($11.95 for 500g). This pasta is filled with mozzarella di Bufala, ricotta di Bufala, fresh tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and basil.  We know it would be perfect for a romantic meal for two.

Available from Cool & Simple online and at various locations 

 

Shortbread Cookie on a Stick from Sweet Isabelle

Your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, but you want your gift to be original?  How about these cookies on a stick from local baker Sweet Isabelle? You can buy the cookies individually (from $5.95), and she also offers a cookie box (from $29).  She even has a line of naughty cookies for 18 and over!

Cookies from Sweet Isabelle available online  and in store.

 

 

Knot Heart Ring by Kat Studio

And finally, if you have your heart set on jewelry, we love this knot heart ring ($21) by local Montreal jeweler Kat Studio.  It’s simple but classy and doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day.  We know we’d be wearing it all year long.

Available online from Kat Studio