Okay so, yes, Valentine’s day is super commercial, and yes, there are lots of reasons to just bin it off. BUT we’re romantics at heart, and it is a good excuse to buy the person you love a lovely little present. Especially if those presents are from creative businesses or craftspeople. And even better if the love of your life is a designer 💘
We’ve curated 14 present ideas for Feb the 14th for the designer you love, sure to fill the beautiful book or tempting tee-shaped hole in their life. Whether your love language is gift-giving or receiving gifts, there is something on this list for you – carefully curated with love. (And, yes, we are just listing things we would like. Hint, hint.)
Starting with the true love of every designer’s life — fonts. The Pangram Pangram Font Starter Pack comes with 40 typefaces and 18 mockups, all for only $29. For the love you’ll receive in return, that’s a bargain.
The ideal pairing for the Kaweco Pen, the simple, yet perfect, MD notebook lays flat and is beautifully minimal. With gridded, lined and dotted versions, there’s a perfect match for every designer’s tastes and needs. Will you be my valentine?
If the designer you love is as into printed publications as they are in to their London lifestyle, the London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) offers some incredible workshops that take you through the ins and outs of all things print-based.
Support both your favourite Glaswegian printing cooperative and your lover’s addiction to printed goodness with their wonderful subscription, where a hand-curated collection of books, zines (and everything in between) is delivered right to your door every month!
Captivatingly exploring an intergalactic stud’s dual desires – love and 7-Eleven Slurpees – Ben Marcus and David Krueger’s Love Man combines hilarious wit with equally heart-warming imagery, guaranteed to make you (and your love) smile.
And what Valentine’s Day present list is complete without some jewellery? Not this one. This reversible charm necklace from Alec Doherty has two sides, but is wholly witty, and carefully crafted. Wear your heart on your neck, not your sleeve.