Jan 26, 2011

OhCanadaTeam Gift Guide: Valentine's Day

"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end."-Author Unknown

Valentine's Day is a day to say to the one you love, "I thought of you today." It's a small gesture that means a lot to your special someone and it usually comes along with a gift. A card, flowers, chocolates, jewellery, etc. Whatever you decide to give to your sweetheart, it is the thought that counts and it will most likely be appreciated.

I have selected a few handmade creations from some wonderful talented Canadian artists to help you find a gift or to inspire you to make your own.





FOR HER

Gradient Necklace In Silk Ribbon Embroidery.

So beautiful in white and shades of grey. This piece is definitely a conversation starter. It is what I like to call a wearable work of art. You can find this wonderful embroidered piece of jewellery at Bstudio.











 Hemp Scrubbie Tawashie Your Face.

These are just wonderful. They come in a set of four. I have personally had the pleasure of using these on my face and I love them. They are a staple in my bathroom. You can get these facial scrubbies at The Art Of Zen...Crochet.









 

GULL Tunic. Medium.

Very modern and ultra chic women's top in black and grey. What a classic piece of clothing. I love this color combination as well as the kimono sleeves. If you're looking to offer your special lady a great looking top this is the one. Get this soft and stretchy shirt at Bird Apparel.













Ring Holder. Coiled Mini Basket.

Pretty ring holder or organic piece of sculpture. This basket is made with hand dyed thread and adorned with a lucky stone. I love the idea of giving anything that has a lucky stone. It just seems magical. This would be a really unique way to propose. You'll find this lovely creation at Wavesong.



 
 


Striped Wool Sweater Bear Doll Boyfriend Softie.

Are you single? Get yourself your own gift. Get a boyfriend doll and forget all about teddy bears. What an original huggable doll to give yourself. He really makes a great boyfriend. Never says a word and is always there when you need him. Get this adorable softie at Yermit.









Little Surprise Owl Love Note - Set Of Four

Here it is. That Valentine gift that has both red and hearts in it, but it is not your typical love note. These are so beautiful, creative and handmade with love. Perfect for Valentine's Day. These come in a set of four and are great for hiding secret love messages for your sweetheart. Get them at Kraze4Paper.







FOR HIM


Hockey Puck Soap(Actual Size).

This one's a great guy gift. It is a replica of an actual official hockey puck. Not only does it look great but it smells great too. Though no guy would probably admit to this I'm sure they all enjoy a good lather which is what this quality handmade soap has to offer. Get this one at Maple Creek Soap.







Upcycled Computer Circuit Board Key Ring.

What a cool idea for the geek in your life. I put this in the guy section but this can easily be a girl gift too. It's a great way to be environmentally responsible and look cool doing it. Is this the perfect gift? Head on over to Clone Hardware.










Sweetheart Dish/Handmade Pottery.

A beautiful porcelain dish in the shape of a heart. Fill it with candy, chocolate, or other sweets to give it to your loved one. It is the kind of thing you will treasure for years to come. Find this lovely soft blue and white dish at Janson Pottery.










 Unisex Eco-Friendly Scarf Or Wrap In black.

This beautiful hand knit creation can be worn by either a man or a woman. I have placed it in the guy section but this would make a beautiful present for the lady in your life. It is so versatile and can even be worn over your hair like a hood. Beautiful color contrast with the two tones. You can find this eco-friendly gift at Anny May.




Unisex Copper Foldformed Cuff.

Ladies, this is a stunning work of art. This cuff is an original one of a kind piece of jewellery. The colors and textures are wonderful to look at and this would make a great gift for any man who enjoys wearing cuffs. Plus, you can borrow it anytime you want. You'll find this unique piece at Wabi Brook Studio.










Upcycled Wooden Bingo Markers Cufflinks

Here's another original and environmentally responsible gift for the game lover in your life. These cool cufflinks are made from vintage bingo/lotto markers. They are the perfect shade of red to be given on Valentin's Day. Get this cool find at Berry Sweet Treats.








Copyright 2011 Oh Canada Team


14 comments:

bstudio said...

Thanks for including my necklace, love all your choices!

The Art of Zen.......Crochet said...

This is so wonderfully curated. I love the quote at the beginning. Very well thought out picks. Thank you for including my tawashies.

Chriss

Anny said...

Such a wonderful selection!
Great gifts for our lovers!!!
:)

Berry Sweet Treats said...

Such a great piece for Valentine's Day inspired items! Great works from all of the artists. I am honored to have my cufflinks featured, thank you!

Jaent said...

Fabulous choices for our loved ones. Thanks for including my heart dish!

Julie B said...

This is a great collection of unique, made in Canada valentine gift ideas. Thanks for taking the time to put it together!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Great picks for him and her.

Charlene said...

Love all your finds!! Thanks so much for including my cards. Your time spent was worth it! It looks aweesome!!

yermit said...

Very nice! I can imagine it took a while to put together. I'm honoured to be included.

DarkRide said...

Great finds, Joannie! And such a wonderful mix of items!

Littlebearsmom said...

What wonderful choices! Thanks so much for taking this on :)

Starrydreams said...

Great job!! :)

Butler Pottery said...

Lovely choices

elisa said...

Wonderful job! I love all of your choices... the hockey puck soap is awesome!

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