I was cruising around Etsy.com for some last-minute gift ideas, and found these lovelies. The best gifts are always homemade, but who doesn’t love chocolate or beautiful art? And remember: loving yourself above all else is a good enough reason to get a little something for you!
Let’s start with chocolate, shall we? I absolutely adore savory chocolate, so this bottle of Cocoas Passion blend of chocolate and chili pepper makes me salivate. Mix some of this cocoa blend with the non-dairy milk of your choice for a yummy and hot (wink-wink) treat. From: Beyond the Grain $5.50
Letterpress art is so graphic and beautiful! This gorgeous piece will hold it’s own even after the holiday has passed. Check out the rest of the shop for more equally adorable and sentimental posters. From: Roll & Tumble Press $20.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/rollandtumblepress
Who doesn’t love a sexy, lip-lock kiss? You’ll probably get a lot more of them if you get this pretty necklace for your sweetheart. (Take a look at the custom pet-tags too! Pierogi would look so handsome with that rocket ship.) From: Ya Betta’ Supa Don’t $30.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/yabettasupadont
Speaking of smooches, this gorgeous hand-cut silhouette art will always remind you of the sorts of kisses that are so good, you actually want to kick your leg out from behind you. Tina’s shop has many more papercuts, as well as using this image in a beautiful pendant necklace. From: Tina Tarnoff $70.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinatarnoff
I’ll admit, I was searching for a gorgeous retro-inspired apron for myself when I came across these beauties. So cute, so kitschy, and also quite sexy in a very pin-up way. Imagine yourself wearing one of these babies with heels and just, like, mixing cake batter or vacuuming. I thought I read the price incorrectly, but no! they really are that affordable. From: Apron Queen $24.95 http://www.etsy.com/shop/apronqueen
Any hot, steamy beverages (it is Valentine’s Day after all, and most things tend to be hotter and steamier than usual) would do well to be served in this absolutely stunning work of art. This handcrafted ceramic mug has typewriter font and the circled letters spell LOVE. Abstract and practical. Be sure to check out the “wall pillows” in the shop for very unique wall decor. From: Stepanka $34.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/stepanka
As mentioned, I have a weakness for letterpress art. And like any sappy girl who grew up with the late 1990’s emo scene, I love romantic poetry. Here is a collection of three individual cards, each printed with a poem by Neruda, Creeley and cummings. These would be perfect as a framed collection, or to give to as sentimental, romantic gifts. From: Lark Press $12.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/larkpress
I suppose there are many things one can do with chocolate sauce. Dip strawberries, cover your tofutti ice cream sundae, eat it right out the jar. It is Valentine’s day after all, but I want to keep this a family-friendly blog. So anything else you can do with a yummy vegan chocolate sauce is up to you… From: Emmys Organics $6.99 http://www.etsy.com/shop/emmysorganics
There is something inherently cute and fun about regular objects or foods made into candles or soap. In this case, it’s the latter and it looks as delicious as it smells (don’t eat!). Chocolate and pink coconut cream puffs as SOAP made from all natural, vegan ingredients. Every order is a set of three. From: Verbena Custom Blends $14.00 http://www.etsy.com/shop/emmysorganics
Hurry quick if you’d like any of these gifts in time for Valentine’s Day!