I don't know about you, but I love giving really thoughtful and different gifts almost as much as I love receiving them.
So with Valentine's Day creeping up, we thought that we'd do a round-up (to save you time and precious brain-power) of some of the best and most unique Etsy presents that you can give to your S.O. without breaking the bank.
We've got something for everyone!
For the King or Queen
Pohemia boasts several amazing combinations of the most beautifully presented gift boxes you will ever see at super reasonable prices. I love the 'gift for her' - an ideal present for the woman who deserves a little pampering: “When the Queen is happy, there is peace in the kingdom.”
Polly from Pohemia chooses soaps created by local suppliers - they are made with red French clay & rose geranium essential oil and they contain no animal fats, palm oil, artificial fragrance or colours. All of the artisan gifts are unique, handmade and bespoke.
For the Style Maker
Chris and Dan from Highball Collection have got you covered for the hip boyfriend, fiancé or hubby in your life.
I love these classic Dark Night Sunglasses, but they've got other designs and colours too that are a bit more out there.
Crafted using dark ebony wood in a one-of-a-kind grain finish, the signature Dark Night sunglasses feel like they weigh nothing when you wear them. All of their sunglasses come with a cleaning kit (microfiber cloth, carry pouch and case).
The other product of theirs that I really love is the Black Maria Watch - a blacked-out bamboo watch with black accents for the dial and a unique blue second hand. It's larger profile is perfect for big wrists and it's also super lightweight.
For the Comedian
Kirsten from Savvy Design Store has recently discovered a love of working with glass tiles and started making wine glass charms and fridge magnets with vintage images and sassy, tongue-in-cheek quotes.
She also stocks some cute U.S. made coffee mugs that say more about the giver than the receiver with lines like: 'you are the luckiest guy in the world, I'd love to be married to/dating me' and 'this may contain wine'.
For the Food Lover
Tara from EATcreations makes lovingly hand stamped vintage cutlery, incuding some for bookmarks, jewellery & garden markers. Her delightful designs are whimsical and fun and reminiscent of slower, more considered time. She produces most of her products in a little workshop at the back of her home.
My fave is her 'my ice cream & netflix binge spoon'.
For the Business Guy
Tamara from Pink & Dink focuses on quality over quantity with their dapper ties, bow ties, cufflinks and pocket squares.
I love their funky, patterned offerings that would add a splash of colour and fun to an otherwise standard work outfit.
For the Spa Lover
Each of their 100% soy candles are presented an elegant black or white glass jar and infused with one of 7 fine fragrances: Citrus Sunrise, Lavender & Lime, Coconut & Lime, French Pear, Beautiful Florals, Sandalwood & Vanilla and Tahitian Vanilla.
Every candle is wrapped in a calico drawstring pouch, packaged in a black and white box and finished with a black ribbon ready for gifting.
For the Romantic
Katie from Katie Bourchier creates truly unique pieces, that reflect a stage in your life - personally and uniquely yours.
This sterling silver necklace is a perfect gift for a girlfriend or fiancé and features a feminine chain with 3 small, solid 925 sterling silver faceted cubes. The necklace comes with a meaning card (as below) and is packaged in a sweet organza bag all ready for gifting
For the Tech Geek
Bill from Olinda Wood Designs always enjoyed woodwork when he was in school and now, as a semi-retired Etsy shop owner, is putting his passion to good use.
I especially love the iPhone charging stand that holds keys, a wallet and loose change and comes with a bonus charging cable included. No more missing keys or change lying around!
For the Boat Rocker
Personalized and hand-stamped pieces that share stories about those you love are Tanya from Seven Blueberries' speciality.
If you have a girlfriend, fiancé or wife who is a bit of a free-thinking, non-conformist, Seven Blueberries' hand-stamped bracelet 'well behaved women rarely make history' might be spot on. They are available in silver, rose gold and yellow gold in 3 sizes.