Valentine’s presents to warm the heart of your one true love
If you want to show that special person in your life how much they mean to you on Valentine’s Day, even a small gift can make a big impact.
While some might make do with a simple card, a luxury night out, or a rush to the petrol station for flowers, Sheffield’s independent retailers offer lots of unique ways to say, “I love you.”
Bird’s Yard, on Chapel Walk, is well stocked with small tokens of affection, many made by local artists whose passion for their work shines through. Here are just a few ideas from the shop’s current selection.
A picture is worth a thousand words and Sheffield artist Chip has filled this hand-drawn scene with warm and fuzzy feelings for £9, pictured back left. Find more of her work on Instagram @nook_n_cranneh.
The heart is a fragile thing so handle it with care, just like a a vintage plate with original hand drawn typography, £10, by another Sheffield illustrator, Pixie Drew.
For something you can carry always, Pixie has also designed pin badges, pictured front centre. Find more of her work at pixiedrew.co.uk.
If you want to show how lucky you feel, choose something from Life’s Little Blessings. Try a framed hand-stitched picture, back right, wooden heart earrings, right middle, or a stuffed "I love you " heart, front right. Find the full range on Etsy.
There are more heart-shaped earrings from Innabox too.
The wonderful warrior in your life might appreciate a piece of statement jewellery like the acrylic heart and dagger, pictured left middle. Available as a brooch or necklace, it comes with a spare dagger, £25, by Beams and Bobbins of Buxton – www.beamsandbobbins.co.uk.
A card with a heart of vintage used stamps, pictured centre, could be ideal for a long-distance lover – £3, by Sheffield Etsy seller Pink Flamingo Ephemera.
Show someone they’re your sweetheart with a lolly, £2.50, from luxury chocolatier Guppys, visit guppys
chocolates.co.uk , pictured below the framed hearts.
If you like to wear your heart on your sleeve, or anywhere else, try a badges and brooch Jayney Mac, £7.50, or a girl gang badge by Thrift Box, £2.
To keep the flame alive, how about a hand-carved wooden tea light holder, front right, £10, by Pattern Passion.
If cute is more your thing, go for a crocheted heart, £10, by Quirky Cactus of Sheffield.