Friday, 1 February 2013

Folksy Handmade - Practical Hearts

Last year I did an alternative Valentine gift guide with roses that were practical, just as an option instead of getting flowers that wouldn't last long. So for this year I've gathered a list of Practical Hearts. They're like the card and gift in one. The heart design is the sentiment, and then the item can be used all year without it looking out of place.

I haven't included jewellery because I think that's an obvious one. Heart jewellery is always going to be practical all year. Some people don't wear jewellery though, so these might be good instead. And some people aren't really into 'in your face' hearts and flowers valentine gifts (like me) and I think these would be a good alternative for them too. The piggie purse is the most subtle of all. The hearts are on the lining.

I've gone for a range of prices and styles, so hopefully there's something here for all tastes, and budgets. If you see anything you like, click on the pic to visit the shop for more details, and to get the link to send as a hint to the other half. You know it's easiest. : )

Geometric Heart Cotton Tote Bag
Fused Glass Heart
Fused Glass from the Glass House
Rainbow Heart Pocket Mirror
Fresh Creative Designs

Hearts Mug
Morning Star Designs
Glasses Case Valentine's Hearts
Kirstie's Allsorts
Scandinavian Style Hearts Notebook
Blue Anchor Bay

Heart Flowers Tote Bag
Justine and the Joybringer

Golden Flourite Heart Keyring
Naughty Piggies Clasp Purse
The Yellow House

Leather Bound Pocket Journal
Black Orchard Books
Hearts and Flowers Trinket Box
Celtic Wood and Art
Rustic Hearts Candle Holder Set
The Pink Tortoise


  1. Hi Jo
    thank you so much for featuring my glasses case.
    Kirstie x

  2. Thank you so much for including my Golden Fluorite gemstone heart in your lovely blog today!

    So many beautiful hearts, a lady could be well and truly spoilt!

    Natalie x