Valentine’s Day Gifts for Design Lovers
The most romantic holiday of the year is coming up fast, and our editors have been keeping an eye out for the best products to give to the creatives in your life! From art deco-inspired jewelry to modern furniture, this roundup of Valentine’s goodies is guaranteed to sweep any design aficionado off their feet:
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LEGO | Roses
A classic Valentine’s Day gift with a modern architectural twist, these roses from LEGO do double duty in that they give your sweetheart something to build, and unlike real roses, they’ll never wilt! Keep your home feeling romantic and playful all year long.
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CHOCOLATS PASSION | 9 Hearts
Locally made by hand in Portland, the 9 Hearts box from Chocolats Passion features a mixture of dark and milk chocolates with the company’s signature splatter designs in various colors and flavors. With options like pistachio raspberry, yuzu honey, and turkish coffee, these sweets are both decadent and fun.
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MAINE NATURALS | Warm Love (Nag Champa)
Featuring a mixture of juniper, patchouli, vanilla, rose, geranium, and jasmine, this custom bar soap is designed to emulate a scent traditionally used in meditation. Handmade in Maine with romantic colors and a dusting of glitter across the top, this soap will brighten any bathroom.
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FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM | Love Sculpture Red Resin
Are you shopping for the fine art lovers in your life? You can’t go wrong with this LOVE sculpture, based on the work of Robert Indiana, one of Maine’s most famous (and least understood) artists. Measuring six inches tall, this sculpture will add a romantic and artistic vibe to any home.
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HARMON’S FLORAL COMPANY | Monthly Flower Subscription
Do you want to elongate the feeling of Valentine’s Day past February? Get your special someone a monthly flower subscription from Harmon’s Floral Company, based in Portland and Westbrook! Choose from three month, six month, and one year subscription options to give your sweetheart seasonal flowers in a keepsake vase.
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ARISTELLE | Skin Sonya Quilted Robe
At this point in the winter, we just want to feel cozy and pampered. These plush robes from Aristelle are just the thing to battle the chill and serve as the perfect layer to slip into after a restorative, relaxing bath.
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THE GOOD SUPPLY | Multiflora Paper Rose Stem
Does your valentine hang on to flowers long past their expiration date? Gift them this one-of-a-kind flower sculpture of roses, handmade from Italian crepe paper, glue, wire, and waxed floral tape by Maine artist Amity Beane of Flower and Jane, to keep their home fresh and floral for months to come.
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ERIN FLETT | Hot Pink Heart Zipper Bag
Whether your valentine is still in school or just loves a stylish pouch, make them feel the love with these heart zipper bags from Maine textile designer Erin Flett! Available in bark cloth or oatmeal linen, these little bags add a romantic flair to any occasion.
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THE SILL | Hoya Heart
Does your valentine have a soft spot for succulents? Send them a hoya heart leaf cutting! Partially planted but with no node, this little plant will maintain its heart shape for years to come.
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TREELINE AND TIDE | Waves Earrings
Handmade in Freeport, these earrings from jewelry design studio Treeline and Tide have an art deco vibe with a modern twist that any creative mind will love.
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SWANS ISLAND | Katahdin Throw
Inspired by the colors surrounding Mt. Katahdin, wrap up your valentine in this luxurious throw from Swans Island. Handmade and hand-dyed in the Pine Tree State, the mixture of extra soft organic merino and heathered gray wool will keep your sweetheart warm and cozy year round.
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PARACHUTE | Soft Rib Slippers
Do you want to give the gift of comfort? Made from ribbed cotton terry, and featuring a sporty slip-on style in soft pastels, these plush slippers will quickly become your sweetheart’s favorite house shoe.
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THE POST SUPPLY | Sacred Soak Tea Bath
Give your special someone the ultimate pampering with this luxurious bath soak! Made from a mixture of calendula, chamomile, rose, lavender, oat tops, hops, marshmallow root, and—to add a bit of romance—beetroot red, this tea bath will help even the busiest person slow down, take a deep breath, and relax.
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1STDIBS | Original Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair for Plus-Linje
A take on the traditional wingback chair, the Panton Cone Heart Chair will set any design lover’s heart aflutter! In exquisite vintage condition and with a perfectly functioning swivel, this chair is the ideal addition to any style-forward living room, office, or parlor.
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CIG HARVEY | Blue Violet
The latest book from Rockland-based photographer Cig Harvey, Blue Violet is a collection of photos, drawings, and writing focusing on the natural world and how the senses interact with it. Give your loved ones this gorgeous mixture of art book, botanical guide, and poetry collection to add a romantic atmosphere year round.
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