The hottest Valentine’s Day gifts for 2009 are traditional, heart shaped what-nots that let your Valentine know you care. Normally I like to give something offbeat and quirky to my Valentine. But this year, there are so many cute, heart-shaped gifts out there that I’ve decided to give in to the trend and give my Valentine something traditional. If you’re clueless when it comes to Valentine’s Day gift ideas, stop trying to think outside of the box. These heart-shaped gifts are sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face and remind them of your love every time they see them.
Heart Shaped mp3 Player
Ok, I want to begin by saying that this Valentine’s Day gift will have to be ordered from China, but it is totally worth it. What makes a better Valentine’s Day gift than a pair of pink mp3 players that connect to make two halves of a heart? Each half is a 1GB mp3 player with touch screen controls. And the earphones double as chains, so you won’t lose them. And the best part is that, together, they will only run you around forty US dollars. Not to shabby for such a neat Valentine’s Day Gift (although shipping charges might be a bit pricey).
This Valentine’s Day gift is actually a thriller by acclaimed author Joe Hill. I know, I know, it’s not a traditional Valentine’s Day gift. But this offbeat little tale about an aging rock star who buys a haunted suit online was just too good to pass up. If you want it to look more traditional, put Heart-Shaped Box in a heart shaped box. Or, give this gift to one of your single friends who will welcome an entertaining read on the most depressing day of the year for single people. You might even want to read it yourself before the movie comes out in 2010.
Heart Shaped Cucumber Mold
If you happen to have any gardeners in your life, then this makes the perfect Valentine’s day gift. From Yamagata Prefecture, these plastic molds cause the cucumbers in your garden to grow into elongated hearts that cut up into perfect little heart slices. They make great additions to salads or pizzas, or really anything that you can think of. And when next year’s cucumber crop comes up, you’re sure to be treated to lots of yummy dinner parties where your heart shaped cucumbers are the main topic of conversation.
Heart Shaped Jewelry
Heart shaped jewelry is probably the most traditional of traditional Valentine’s Day gifts. And, contrary to popular belief, all jewelry does not have to be expensive. Online stores like FindGift.com feature pages and pages of heart shaped jewelry. And more often than not, its discounted in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Find Gift has hundred of items from several different stores (who also have searchable websites), which makes for one stop shopping for your Valentine’s Day gift. They even have jewelry for men and couples, and their prices are reasonable.
DIY Crocheted Heart Shaped Cushion
If the recession has already hit your pocketbook and you’re looking for a cheaper Valentine’s Day gift, what about a hand crocheted heart shaped cushion? The UK’s Coats Crafts has an adorable and easy to make crochet pattern on their website. The instructions are quite detailed, and they even give you links on where to buy the type of yarn that they used (although I’m sure you can find appropriate substitutions at your local craft store).