10 Vancouver Island Made Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's day is just around the corner and what better way to show your significant other your love and appreciation, than buying a unique hand-crafted gift. Show them you care about them deeply by ditching the generic diamond heart pendant or the teddy bear mug for a Vancouver Island hand-made gift that will make them feel special. 

Read through our curated list of gifts to find the wow-factor gift for your special person and to support our Vancouver Island small business economy. These items are gender-neutral and can be gifted to your friend, parents, siblings, children, and pets (yea we picked something for them too). 

In no particular order:

Amore Freshwater Pearl Seashell Earrings

These gorgeous pearl earrings from Van Isle Goddess are the perfect gift for the sophisticated souls in your life. Did you know pearls are an ancient symbol of love? Since no pearls are ever alike, they are the best jewelry option without being generic. Plus, you can get them at any other jewelry item from Van Isle Goddess at 30% off until February 15th.


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Adorable Watercolor Cards

These cards from Little Thao Studio are printed from their original watercolor paintings then converted to a digital file and printed. The inside is blank for you to write a message from the heart. They are so adorable and high-quality that they can frame and keep for years.


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Plantable Flower Seed Heart Bombs

These heart-shaped flower seed bombs from Rooting For You are a thoughtful gift and a fun activity for any age. These seed bombs can give the gift a beautiful garden and save our environment as they help protect bees, butterflies, and birds in your local community.

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Hand-Illustrated Posters by Local Artists

Florence from Mandalove Creations is the person to go to for one-of-a-kind posters and stationery if you want something quintessentially Vancouver Island. These heart posters can be the perfect addition to any home and will always remind them of you.


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Personalized Photo Pillow Covers

If you want to gift your special person with something personalized, then definitely check these customizable photo pillow covers from The Crafty Island Owl. You can add your favorite photos to these pillow covers so they can cuddle with their pillow anytime they miss you.

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 Fair Trade Small Batch Hand-made Chocolates

We're sure they will love this delicious fair-trade, sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan artisanal Vancouver Island chocolate bar from Easy Treats.  Dave and Annie from Easy Treats have the perfect recipe for sugar-free keto-friendly chocolate that is both healthy and comes in a variety of unique flavors. 

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Hand-crafted Precision Cut Metal Wall Art

We love a raw rustic metal sign against a wood panel. It can make any space feel cozy and warm in our opinion. These precision-cut Valentine’s Day special signs are cut to order here on Vancouver Island and that makes each one more original and special. You can ask for a custom order and personalize your sign with your names or anniversary dates.


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Pet Accessories & Treats

Yes! Your pets deserve Valentine’s Day gifts as well and you should check out Miss Soffie’s Pet Boutique for gifts for your beloved pets. After all your furry friends are always there to give you love and attention whenever you feel down (Your cat is a tough-love kinda pal).

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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

Chef Bob’s Spices has a delicious variety of infused sugars, artisanal salts, and savory spices for the chefs and bakers in your life, Better yet buy their roasted garlic finishing salt and prepare a steak dinner for you and your SO to enjoy (this is 100% considered a gift for yourself).

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Kawaii Cat Themed Everything 

Are you obsessed with your cat? Or any cat? Well if you are a cat enthusiast like us then you should definitely visit Kitties & Cream. They are Vancouver Island's first cat lounge and they have a variety of cat-themed goods both for you and your kitty. A good valentine's day date idea would be to book a Meow Date to lounge with their super adorable cat hosts. If you're not in the area, worry not you can order their Catbernet cat wine for your kitty and a box of their cat chocolate paws for yourself or your Valentine. They are definitely the cat's meow when it comes to giftables!

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