CustomMade gift guide: Unique Valentine’s Day gifts


While it is customary to give gifts such as chocolates, flowers, and jewelry on Valentine’s Day, CustomMade is giving you a fresh, new way to express your love. From home decor, to keepsakes, there’s something for everyone on this lovely list:

Kirkaldy camera bag Maker: Victoria R.

Is your valentine the adventurous type who loves to capture the moment? The Kirkaldy leather camera bag is ruggedly handsome and extremely protective. It will keep cameras, and gadgets, secure throughout all of your adventures together – be they close to home or in the great unknown!

Carved Birch Photo Album Maker: Michelle Skiba

This gift is part DIY, part CustomMade. Collect photos of you and your Valentine throughout the years, and organize them in this carved birch and mahogany photo album. It can be engraved with a personalized message, or each of your initials. Because the birch bark is a natural material, no two books will be exactly alike.

Genuine leather belt Maker: Linny Kenney

Is she constantly searching for one-of-a-kind fashion accessories? Work with Linny Kenney to create a completely custom, hand painted, leather belt. From her favorite colors, to a specific motif, you have the ability to create a piece that is authentic to her style.

Jewelry chest Maker: Derek Chambless

Chances are, you’ve given her numerous pieces of jewelry over the years. Now, you can give her a place to keep it safe and organized. Forgo the standard jewelry box, and opt for something with more functionality, like this walnut and figured maple jewelry chest.

Handmade sculpture Maker Marvin Beloff

Romance is an art, and this sculpture by Marvin is a creative way to share a heartfelt message with your loved one. You could choose lyrics from your special song, a line from a love poem, or an inspirational quote. The intricate design, and innovative construction, makes this piece a keepsake to treasure. 

Wine rack bookends Maker: Andrew Petillo

Do you and your partner enjoy a good book and a delicious glass of wine? These wine racks/bookends may be just the gift you were looking for. From the materials used, to the size of the pieces, they can be completely customized to fit your home decor. Add another element to your gift by including your sweetheart’s favorite book, and a bottle of wine!

Pet portrait Maker: David Scheirer

This custom watercolor is sure to put a smile on the face of any pet parent. Simply send in a photo and David will create an original piece of art on heavyweight, archival watercolor paper. Take your gift to the next level by having a custom frame created!

Love seat for two Maker: Alfred’s Upholstery Have a Saturday night movie ritual, or love to enjoy the Sunday paper together every week? Wow your one-and-only with this stunning love seat and custom ottomans, built for two. You have the ability to select the fabric, size, and shape of each piece. Each detail can reflect the style of your home, and each of your personalities.

Custom desk Maker: Marcus Comfort

Surprise your special someone with a gorgeous piece of furniture like this custom desk by Marcus Comfort. This handmade piece strikes a beautiful balance between modern and classic, making it a wonderful addition to any home office, or workspace. 

Reclaimed wooden coffee table Makers: Matt & Sarah Rink

Sarah Bader and Matt Rink, are newlywed artists/builders marrying their love of art and the home. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home together, or if you’re helping your honey decorate their space, this chevron coffee table makes a very stylish gift. The table was built from reclaimed wood and comes in five different patterns, should you decide to customize this design.

What is the most unique gift you’ve ever given on Valentine’s Day? Tell us all about it in the comment section below, or tweet us @CustomMade!



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