Set the perfect romantic scene in your home this February 14th and beyond, with our pick of love themed accessories. Named for the Roman saint Valentine, the date first became really popular as a lovers’ festival in 18th century England, with couples presenting tokens such as flowers, sweets and greetings cards.
1. Love hearts, Gisela Graham
Spell out your feelings with these pretty wooden block letters by Giselda Graham. Perfect for decorating the dining table or mixing in with some tealights on the windowsill to make a focal point. £15, available from The Contemporary Home.
2. Red rose candle, Milana
Create the right ambiance with this floral candle, combining the heady, romantic scent of red roses with uplifting overtones of lemon and bergamot. Offer as a gift, or use to scent the house for the perfect Valentine’s evening. £17.50 from Milana candles.
3. Card love picture, Oliver Bonas
If you’re looking for something a little different, this ‘love’ picture could be just the thing. Made with original 1930s playing cards, its simple style and bold colours will appeal to lovers of both vintage and contemporary decor. £35 from Oliver Bonas.
4. Personalised coffee, Getting Personal
Make every moment of the day special, starting at breakfast with this cute personalised tin bearing your own message. Filled with 175g of medium roast good quality ground coffee, it’ll help your loved one start the day in style. £12.99 including personalisation, from Getting Personal.
5. Heart shaped chalkboard, AndyCrafts
Write up your Valentine’s menu, leave a loving note or even write a hint about the plans for the rest of the day with this pretty heart-shaped chalkboard. Hand crafted and with an attractive crackle glazed finish, this board would look great in a rustic-style kitchen. £45, available from Swanky Maison.
6. Gypsy love cushions, Jan Constantine
This pretty pair of cushions from UK designer and embroiderer Jan Constantine is 100% handmade. The cream cushion features an appliqued design on a linen background, while the red cushion has a similar design on a wool backing, a great combination of textures. These cushions would add a touch of romance to any bedroom or sitting room. £67 each from Jan Constantine.
7. Heart candle holders, Telling Tales
These pretty rustic tealight holders are ideal for spreading a gentle glow over your dining room. Arrange them on windowsills, put them on the table or even hang them from stakes outside the window, if it’s not too windy! Made from wood with a glass liner and willow handle, they’d also be perfect in the summer for picnics or tea parties. £6.95 each from Telling Tales.
8. Heart afternoon tea set, Make the Most of
Who says romantic gestures have to be all about dinner? Make this February 14th a little different by serving afternoon tea instead. This beautiful hand painted hearts set is a full afternoon tea service for two made from fine bone china, including cups and saucers, plates, cake plate, tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl. £195 from Make the Most of.
9. Wooden drawers, Gisela Graham
These miniature, quirky drawers would make a great gift. Fill each drawer with a selection of small presents, such as chocolates, soap, a keyring, jewellery or bath salts for a thoughtful, personalised gift that’ll win you lots of brownie points this Valentine’s Day. £16.99, available from Mollie and Fred.
10. Vase, Artisanti
If you’ve decided on the traditional bouquet of red roses as a gift or table decoration, this beautiful jug in soft, muted grey tones embossed with a white woodland design will set of the vibrant colour of the flowers to perfection. £36 from Artisanti.