The best Valentine’s Day gifts for modern design lovers

Posted On Thu, January 30, 2020 By

Posted On Thu, January 30, 2020 By In 6sqft gift guide, Features, holidays, Shop

Image courtesy of The Sill.

Long after the day of chocolate boxes and candy hearts is over, these gifts will still be as cool as the person who gave them. Because if you’re going to wear your heart on your sleeve, it had better look good! Ahead, we’ve rounded up 15 great gift ideas, from chic pottery and lamps to heart-shaped succulents to a hot sauce kit to spice things up.

All of these products have been hand-selected by team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing. 

Who says tech toys can’t be romantic? This romantic messenger was designed in France to send heartfelt messages to loved ones anywhere in the world via an easy-to-use app. When a message arrives, the heart on the beechwood box spins and the recipient opens the box to read the sentiment on the mirrored screen inside.

Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger, $100 at Uncommon Goods.

Love, Love, Love Phone Case by cafelab Protect the ones you love, and their gadgets, too.

Love, love, love iphone case by cafelab, $28.79 at Society6.

Think of this magnetic drawing pad as a tablet, unplugged.

Kid O Free Play Magnatab, $20.83 from Amazon.

Get a special message or photo made teeny tiny and tuck it into these little envelope cufflinks. A little piece of your (personalized) love travels on his sleeve inside these sentimental brass cufflinks.

Custom love letter cufflinks, $80 – $105 from Uncommon Goods.

This modern classic makes a red-hot storage option.

Componibili 2 Tier by Kartell, $140 at MoMA Design Store.

Because food=love.

Heart bowl, $48 at MoMA Design Store.

This chic pottery is perfect for adding subtle color to modern decor.

Raawii Strøm Vase in Coral Blush, $68 at MoMA Design Store.

Designed by Inga Sempé, this crisp, pleated desk light is the latest must-have eye candy from Scandi favorite HAY.

HAY Matin table lamp, $195 at MoMA Design Store.

The Carrie rechargeable LED light from Menu keeps you glowing no matter where you wander.

Menu Carrie LED Lamp, Burned Red, $179.95 at Amazon.

Heat things up with this spicy DIY kit.

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, $35 from Uncommon Goods.

These skyline rings are the perfect gift for someone whose love affair with the city won’t quit. Available for New York, LA, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC and San Francisco versions.

Cityscape rings, $99 at Uncommon Goods.

Show your love for the Big Apple and classic graphic design with this ceramic cup featuring the iconic “I (HEART) NY” logo. Created by Milton Glaser, the logo is one of the designer’s several works that is represented in MoMA’s design collection.

I (Heart) NY cup from MoMA Design Store, $21.95 via Amazon.

This adorable duo of Hoya Hearts succulent plants comes hand-potted in earthenware planters with matching saucers. Gift them both–or keep one for yourself.

Hoya Heart Duo, $50 from The Sill.

Personalize your living gift by choosing between six messages screen printed in black on 3 different ceramic shapes.

Ceramic message pops, $5 from The Sill.

Flowers are still a classic gesture of love; this chic white bouquet speaks volumes in its modern simplicity and elegance.

Sylvie white lysianthus bouquet, $79-$119 from Ode de la Rose.



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