In Store: Valentine Gifts – Ponoko’s Top Picks

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It’s been called a ‘manufactured holiday,’ but Valentine’s Day has legitimate roots. And honestly, what is worth celebrating more than love? This year, make it a digitally manufactured holiday and support an independent designer; below are my top ten picks for Valentine gifts from Ponoko’s showroom.

Alphabet Soup Necklace by taprobane aka Karen Hermon $20
This necklace spells p-e-r-f-e-c-t: sweet, simple, classic. And totally affordable.
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TestTubed ‘TraditionSmishin’ Vase by Colin Francis $35
Flowers are lovely, but giving her a vase to put them in shows that you actually thought about it.

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XOX Layer Ring by One-AM aka Juan A. Meridian $75–$110
The unique profile of each layer reveal the letters X and O (hugs and kisses) along the entire circumference of the ring when the pieces are accurately aligned. Who knew steel could be so sweet?
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My Heart Is Free by hyperart aka Karen H $8
Valentine’s Day is not exclusively for girlfriends. This is a supercute charm for a cat! (I happen to know for a fact that cat accessories are very popular.)

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i needle u – by Olas $10
Nor is Valentine’s Day just for lovers. Ladies (and knitting gents), celebrate your singledom and go voo-doo at the next stitch and bitch with this knitting needle guage.

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Lotus and Amethyst Hoop Earrings by infraredstudio aka Lauren Nicole $55
No kitsch, no irony. Just pretty.

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The King and Queen Ring by Remade Studio aka Adran Nakagawa $14.95
Getting too personal, but my boyfriend and I have an ongoing dork-conceit about being the king and queen of our Chicago brownstone. We even refer to our downstairs neighbor as ’serf’. You could start your own similar inside joke with these … or just get them for their cute chess reference.
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Notice.eps by Relative Design aka C. Daniels & Z. Thomas $12.50
I love this idea. Dress up your billet-doux with this sticky-note sized acrylic frame.
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broken hearted ring set by plastique aka Jen Murse $11
A classic icon is recreated with these heart and arrow ring pairs.

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If you didn’t find quite what you were looking for here, you can always create your own gift. Much love to all of our Ponoko makers, buyers, readers, promoters and supporters!

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2 Responses to “In Store: Valentine Gifts – Ponoko’s Top Picks”

  1. Kristen Says:

    This is the second time I have made a top-ten that lists only nine. Anyone want to nominate the tenth for the list?

  2. Jon Says:

    Hi Kristen, I can’t think of anything off-hand but I am sure having 9 great products makes-up for the loss of one.

    Jon
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