Top Ten Gifts for Girlfriends
Let's face it. Valentine's gift giving isn't just about finding that special something you know she'll love. It's about you, too. You want your gift to be special, to be the perfect gift for the perfect time in your relationship. Something that says, these last 2 (weeks/months/years) have been the best! You want the warm smile, the thank you hug and perhaps even a kiss...or more?
Finding the perfect gift that she will love is easier than ever with our list of top gifts for girlfriends.
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Heart in Hand
Carved by hand from stoneware, this sculpture represents the willingness to give and receive love, as well as the need to protect it. Lovingly made by hand, each piece bears one-of-a-kind details, much like the loved ones in our own lives. The intricate folds and lines in the hand and fingers are added after the clay is firm to give the hand a distinctive and realistic feel. Since each sculpture is individually carved, no two pieces are alike. Handmade in Kansas City.
Personalized Stump Ring
Take a page from Shel Silverstein's beloved classic The Giving Tree with designer Aaron Ruff's handcrafted sterling silver ring. A sweet and innocent tribute to love, each ring is personalized with you and your significant other's initials carved into the bark. Handmade in Brooklyn.
Marimo Moss Ball Terrarium
Ben and Glenda Longenbaker's charming repurposed bulb brings organic design to your home or office. The Marimo is a living moss (or algae) ball found growing in lakes in Iceland, Scotland, Japan, and Estonia exclusively. Each lake's current swirls the little plant around and around so it grows naturally into a petite pom-pom shape. The sweet, sphere-shaped Marimo is adored around the globe: the Japanese believe that it will bring good luck and in Iceland it is believed that if you take good care of a Marimo ball it will make your wishes come true!
Portable iPhone Charger
iPhone feeling a little drained? Give your go-to device a boost with this stylish portable battery that'll revive a charge-less Apple device for up to 3 additional hours. Simply plug the charger into an outlet about 3 hours before you depart to power-up the powerful lithium battery concealed in the attractive chevron casing. The charger's slim, palm-sized profile allows it to slip seamlessly into your bag or purse, so even when an outlet is far from sight - like at the beach, the campsite, or in the car - you can still give your device the jump start necessary to let the good times (and tunes) roll. Made of ABS plastic in China.
Aerating Wine Glasses - Set of 2
The elegant, whirling design of these goblets won't just make your wine look better—they can actually make it taste better and help you feel better as you enjoy it. That's because those sinuous lines are actually ridges on the interior of the glass that aerate the wine right in your hands. There's no need to leave your bottle out to breathe before you enjoy it. Simply swirl the glass in a counter-clockwise motion, and the liquid brushes up against the ridged surface, mixing in oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. This unlocks the aroma of red or white wine, allowing you to enjoy its fullest flavor.
Toronto-based ceramic artist Julie Moon creates contemporary art pieces with a sculptural edge. After a decade-long career working in the garment industry, Julie turned to ceramics to further explore her love of graphics and pattern, and to explore fashion as it relates to cultural expectations of beauty, identity, and gender. Each of her smooth, geometric pieces is formed by hand and is carefully painted to highlight the form's dimensionality.
Birth Month Mini Dish
A loved one's birthday may only happen once a year, but these precious decorative dishes will remind them how much you treasure them all the year round. Each mini-bowl is made to represent one of the sparkling gems that represent a person’s birth month. Artist Ellen Bartfeld carefully crafts them from brightly colored stained glass, and crowns them with a line of beads and crystals threaded along a copper wire. The palm-sized dishes are just the size for holding treasured jewelry or bedside necessities. Handmade in California.
When you leave behind something important, it may leave you feeling ruffled for the whole day. But carry this ruffled shoulder bag with you, and you'll have the perfect accessory for keeping track of everything you need, and look brilliant while doing it. The one-of-a-kind bags are handmade by craftspeople in India from recycled saris.
Find your place among the stars as you curl up with one of these astrological pillows. Each one is printed with artist Mark Poulin's quirky rendering of the zodiac. Are you a sweet Virgo? A splashy Aquarius? You'll find the figure that shines a light on your personality on the front side of the cushion, with its name written out on the reverse in a cheerful lettering. Makes a fun, personal touch in a living room or reading nook for yourself, a friend or significant other. Made in Wisconsin.
Missing Piece Puzzle Necklace
Handmade by artist Kathy Bransfield, this precious set of two sterling silver pendants joins to proclaim "You Are The Missing Piece To My Puzzle." Separate into two necklaces so you and your better half are always linked. Great as a gift to someone special, or for keeping to yourself until you find your missing piece. Sold as a set of two. Handmade in California.