Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate what and who makes you feel cherished. Send a friend a day-brightening surprise package, hang a sweet little gift bag on your neighbor’s door, and surprise the people you love and adore with a special token of your love. Here is our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – a season-of-love wish list for a little something for you, for them, and for all of us!

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VALENTINE”S DAY GIFT GUIDE

We have included gifts both big and small, inexpensive and grand gestures of love. Because we firmly believe that it isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. Whether you’re a big fan of Valentine’s Day or not, you’ll find a gift idea or two on this list…promise!

While you are gifting the people you love and cherish something sweet, perhaps you will find something you love for YOU. Because I know that you are always thinking of others, but sometimes it’s a good thing to gift something special to yourself as well.

 

antique ephemera bird

Bird Decoration

This bird is a favorite! Years ago I received one of these from Fifi O’Neill, an editor of many favorite magazines over the years. I loved it, it hangs in our entrance hall from an antique door knocker under the mirror there. I was excited to find some, created by the artist from her antique ephemera, which she had reproduced.  A beautiful decoration, or gift tag to add to a thoughtful gift for someone you love.

Valentine's Day Gift GuideAntique Limoges Vase

 

This exquisite hand painted antique French Limoges vase was painted by a highly skilled artist. The roses on this vase are exceptional, this piece is worthy of a special place of honor in your collection. Unmarked, as many of the earlier Limoges art porcelains were, this is a true treasure.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Marie Antoinette Tea

For a dear one who loves tea, our Marie Antoinette Tea with pink rosebuds is a wonderful gift.  We just received our latest shipment from Paris, the famed Queen’s tea is a delightful blend – flavored with apples and rose petals exclusively grown at the Versailles palace garden, and finest black Ceylon tea. The beautiful pink gift tin shields the tea from harmful light and keeps it so fresh & fit for a queen.

Valentine's Day Gift GuideAntique Valentines

 

Antique Valentine’s are always a lovely addition to the holiday. You can use it as part of your “card” or simply gift for a collection, or a holiday display. We’ve selected both postcards and Victorian cards from our own collection for this year’s offering.

 

Antique Sterling Watch Fob Bracelet

A stunning antique sterling silver watch fob with gold overlay on a new sterling link bracelet is a beautiful gift to give to a “soon to be” daughter in law, or a beloved daughter, to show her how special she is to you.  Jewelry that tells over a century of stories, with an edge for today.

luxury pink rose floral arrangementPerfectly Pink Peonies Designer Floral

 

To celebrate the lively colors of the season and bring beauty to your home, or that of someone you love. Made in our own studio just for you, a custom designer creation that includes the happy colors of pink, cerise, apricot pink and white.

French rose petal soapFrench Rose Gardenia Soap Petals

Always a favorite, our French soap petals smell like gardenias and rose. Imported from Europe, one wash per petal, these have been our bestseller since we opened FrenchGardenHouse.

Valentine's Day Gift GuideGold Vermeil Pink Earrings

Semi-precious stones make a beautiful statement with our drop earrings.

luxury alpaca pink blanketReversible Alpaca throw blanket

This throw has gorgeous colors reminiscent of Roussillon, that colorful village in France, beautiful coral, soft blush, warmed with neutral grey. It’s reversible, made of a signature blend of alpaca wool, and designed with superior warmth and softness in mind.

 


PARIS Game Letters

For you if you love the city of lights, these vintage game letters spell out P A R I S. A fun decorative addition to your home decor, or to gift to someone with a dream of visiting Paris one day along with a guide book, perhaps?

Valentine's Day Gift GuideAntique Rosenthal Demi Cup

Classic, elegant and so decorative, this Demitasse Cup and Saucer set was made by Rosenthal in 1922. High, luxury quality porcelain, this miniature cup and saucer is from a collector’s estate, in beautiful condition. Makes drinking a daily espresso a luxurious treat!

Crane Red Place Card Set

I don’t think anything makes guests feel welcome as much as a place card with their name handwritten by you at their place-setting. Makes a beautiful gift for your favorite hostess.

French Chocolates

Our latest shipment from France included more of these French chocolates.  Just in time for gift giving, you’ll fall in love with this box of chocolates made in France. Featuring 18 mini tablets {5 g} – the Neapolitan – individually wrapped chocolates like the ones usually placed next to a cup of coffee enjoyed on the terrace of your favorite bistro in France.

Linen Wine Gift Bag

A beautiful way to gift a bottle of wine for Valentine’s Day! This linen gift bag has a lovely embroidered crest on the front. It’s made in Ukraine, by skilled artisans. These have been on our best seller list also since FrenchGardenHouse opened because they make your gift of wine look elegant.

sterling locket with rosesAntique Sterling Silver Locket with Roses

Something to perhaps ask for from your very own love or gift to yourself. This fabulous and gorgeous aesthetic floral design locket showcases the work of a highly accomplished Victorian silver smith from Birmingham, England. The rose on the front center has a dimensional quality, as do the leaves. Flowers are laid over in rose gold, the leaves in yellow gold. Just stunning!

Valentine's Day Gift GuideAntique Marotte Folie Doll

For someone on your list who loves and collects antique toys, this darling and rare antique celluloid Marotte Folie doll is so sweet. To find one in this kind of condition is half a miracle. This beauty is intact, her musical rattle tinkles with a beautiful sound. Not meant to be a toy for children, this delicate toy is for the amusement of adults!

Valentine's Day Gift GuideAntique Opaline French Palais Royale Jewelry Casket

 

 

Antique French Palais Royal Porcelain & Gilt Ormolu Egg Shaped Casket, with beautifully hand painted pink roses and a bird on the soft green background. This delicate 19th century Napoleon III era Palais Royal treasure is supported with dore bronze stand that has four ball feet.

antique french tasselsParisian Atelier Tassel

Give a luxurious lift to your cabinet latch, doorknob or lamp pull with this decorative French Country Tassel created by Parisian Atelier. Gorgeous in jewel bordeaux red, with a 19th century antique French enamel button that has hand painted roses, tied with a silk ribbon.

No matter what gift you choose to gift to the people you love, be sure to include  a personal note from you telling them why you love them so much!

 

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