Love is in the Air! - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - February 3, 2016

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, it seems where ever you go these days, "Love is in the Air"  with all the massive displays of Valentine's cards, chocolates, stuffed animals and such.  Last year the total retail expenditure for Valentine's Day was a whopping $18.9 billion.  Yes, that is with a "B" - a record for sales.  It was estimated that the average person celebrating February 14 shelled out $142.31.  Men spent about $100 more on gifts than women:  $190.53 vs. $96.58.  Candy, flowers and jewelry are the three most popular gifts.  Interestingly, about 20% of people bought a Valentine's gift for their pet!

With all that in mind, I decided to do another Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade focusing on great gifts for Valentine's Day, many of which are one of a kind creations.  Some of these gift ideas are more traditional . . . and some are not.  Rest assured, any one of these will delight a loved one!  BUY HANDMADE!


Lampwork Heart Necklace Amazonite Turquoise Red Flower Sterling Silver Handmade by Linda of Linda Landig Jewelry


Shoulder Shawl Scarf Ladies Handknit Victorian Rose Caron Simply Soft Handmade by Nancy of Jazz it Up with Designs by Nancy


Peace Love Hearts Coffee Cup Cozy, Cold Drink Wrap, Reusable, Eco-friendly Handmade by Donna of SewAmazin


Real Touch Rose Hair Clip in Light Pink, for Wedding, Flower Girl, Child, Bride or Bridesmaid Handmade by Michele of MicheleMyFairy


Copper Wire Wrapped Yoke Necklace, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Pink Opal, Gypsy Bohemian Vintage Style Handmade by Pamela of Pebbles at My Feet


Lava Lamp Of Love On This Red White Valentine's Day Card Handmade by Lisa of Cards by Li Be!


Embossed Sun Heart Copper Earring Components, one (1) pair, handmade by Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign


Bubble Gum Pink Large Hole Slider Bead With Raised Black Dots Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads


Artisan Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Necklace Heart Brown Rustic Southwestern Handmade by Gloria of Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry


Crocheted Cotton Washcloths, Set of 2, Heart and Square with Rose Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage


Heart of Space Dichroic Fused Glass Heart Jewelry Pendant Multi-Colored Handmade by Jo of Umeboshi


Horse, Heart, Spiral Rustic Cross Necklace, Picture Jasper Pearls Southwest Jewelry Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs


I hope you enjoyed these Valentine's Day gift ideas.  Maybe one of more made it into your shopping cart and are ready for check out.  If you would like to make my day and the day of the artists featured, please leave a comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!


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Beautiful Valentine's Day

Beautiful Valentine's Day gift choices, lots of colors and variety.

Thank you, Diane!

Appreciate you stopping by and commenting, Diane. Thank you!

Thanks so much for including

Thanks so much for including me in this wonderful collection of items....

Thank you, Nancy!

Glad to include your gorgeous shoulder shawl, Nancy!

Love is in the Air

A wonderful assortment of gift ideas for lovers of handmade work! I am so happy to be in the company of such talented people. Thank you, Catherine.

Thank you, Gloria!

It's a pleasure to share your beautiful necklace, Gloria! Looks forward to adding many more of your creations in the weeks to come.

Perfect Gifts!

These gift ideas will be easier on the wallet than the numbers described in the blog! What better gift than something handmade for Valentine's Day! A gift of love is just the best! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful gifts!

Thank you, Jo!

I totally agree, Jo! Buck the norm and buy handmade! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


I love hearts, always have. Beautiful selection as always miss Catherine! Thank you so much!

Thank you, Kristi!

I remember you saying that, Kristi, that you love hearts - and it shows in your unique designs. Thank you for the comment (:

Love this theme!

Thank you so much for including my Lava Lamp card in this lovely themed blog post!

Thank you, Lisa!

Glad to include your fun card -always like a play on words. Thanks, Lisa, for the comment!

Posting this for Jacki

Hi Catherine

I can't get the capcha to load to post a comment, but thank you!

You are so sweet to include me every week and I appreciate it!


Thank you, Jacki!

Sorry you are having a hard time with the captcha, Jacki. But I appreciate you emailing me so I can add your comment here (:

Fabulous Finds

This week's collection is fabulous! Thanks so much for including my romantic pink stone necklace. The Valentine's gift buying statistics were pretty interesting, too. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you, Pamela!

That is one romantic looking necklace, Pamela. Glad to include it. Many thanks for stopping by!

Sorry for the late response

Sorry for the late response to this, but we've been packing - our moving date is Wed. So I haven't been online much. Thanks for sharing my necklace & Happy V-day to you!

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