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14 Southern-Inspired Valentine's Day Gifts from Etsy

Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away, and you don’t want to be caught without a gift for your sweetie again this year. Southern artisans on Etsy have posted special products and deals just for the holiday, making shopping easy. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat, jewelry or simple card, these 14 gifts have you covered.



1. All Natural Grits Polish 

This handmade scrub by Athens, Georgia’s The Glycerine Shop uses grits scented with jasmine for some Southern-style exfoliation. $9.95 for a 16-ounce jar




2. Louisiana Love Letterpress Note Card

Express your love for your Valentine and the state of Louisiana with New Orleans shop pressed du four’s folded notecard on 100 percent cotton stock. A matching kraft brown envelope is provided, and a percentage of this shop’s profits go to The Nature Conservancy’s Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration. $5 per card




3. Red Velvet Cookie-Wiches

Tookies cookie sandwiches are homemade in Arkansas and shipped to your door by the dozen. Their red velvet version with hand-whipped buttercream and ganache in the center is ready to ship for Valentine’s Day and comes packaged in a bakery box tied with ribbon and a gift card. On sale for $23.87 per dozen



4. Pink Seersucker Bowtie

Southern Beaus’ pink seersucker bowtie hails from South Carolina and is the perfect gift for the Southern gent in your life. A classic staple, this one is made of cotton, adjustable and able to be monogrammed. $38




5. Rhett and Scarlett Mailbox Cover

Who knew a mailbox could be so steamy? This cover featuring every Southerner’s favorite literary couple fits any standard sized mailbox and secures easily to plastic or metal. $30



6. Heart Cutout Sugar Cookies

Texas company Cake Bliss by Laura is baking up old-fashioned sweet and buttery sugar cookies in the shape of a heart for Valentine’s Day. Covered with pink frosting and red and hot pink sugar sprinkles, a dozen come packaged in an eco-friendly bakery box tied with ribbon. $24 per dozen



7. Be My Valentine Wire-Wrapped Earrings

Lovingly hand-wrapped by Pine Wind shop owner Jessi in Tennessee, these sweet earrings feature a cherry quartz stone and freshwater pearls. Each pair is one of a kind and comes in a little box ready for giving. On sale for $11.43 per pair




8. Personalized Cocktail Napkins 

Charleston Charms’ cocktail napkins come in sets of 50 and can be printed with a couple’s initials. A hand-stamped heart surrounds the letters, making these a sweet addition to your next cocktail party. $15 for set of 50




9. Silver Heart Charm Bracelet

Inscribed with curls and hearts, Coast Jewelry’s silver heart charm is attached to a 7-inch link chain. The bracelet can be altered if necessary and comes shipped in this shop owner’s signature beach box hand-tied with raffia and starfish cutout. $15




10. Be My Valentine Caramels

Made in Raleigh, North Carolina, these soft and chewy caramels come in classic, classic with sea salt (pictured), warm cinnamon and coffee bean flavors. Approximately 20 of these little treats will arrive wrapped in a Mason jar topped with burlap and lace, accompanied by a handwritten note to the recipient. $20 for 20




11. His and Hers Iced Tea Spoons

Sarah Parker’s hand-stamped “his” and “hers” vintage iced tea spoons put a modern spin on an old Southern tradition and feature a tiny heart below the letters. Who knew sweet tea could get any sweeter? Order a custom set or choose from several ready-to-ship versions coming from Richmond, Virginia. $25 per set 




12. I Heart State Necklaces

Express your love for your home state with these custom silver necklaces. Shop owner Stevie K. lives in Chicago but left her heart in Tennessee and offers versions for most of the Southern states. Each comes hanging from a sterling silver necklace. $55 each




13. Luv Ya Sign

Shout it from the rooftops or at least a wall in your home with Slippin’ Southern’s “luv ya” wooden sign. Handcut from Southern pine plywood and shown in Sweetheart Pink (other colors available), this sign is perfect for the Southern girl and boy in love. $42 per sign



14. It’s a Valentine Y’all Card

Technically a set of three postcards, these would fill in nicely for Southern Valentines this year. Printed on white cotton paper, the heart is featured on the front with lines for the recipient’s address and a personal message on the back. $6 for three




See all 14 gifts together on our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board!

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  • Kitty Gagen / February 2, 2013

    Love the earrings from Pine Wind shop owner, Jessi from Tennessee….

    How can I contact the shop?

  • Sarah Parker / February 12, 2013

    Thank you so much for featuring my tea spoons, you just made my day!