Ahh Valentine’s Day. For some the most romantic day of the year, for others, a huge pain in the ass. Whichever way you look at it, the last thing you want is to be in the proverbial dog house with your other half because you forgot to mark the occasion. But designers and artists are notoriously hard to buy for, so what can you get them to best describe how you feel? Luckily for you, we’ve found a number of items that are sure to make the creative love of your life smile. 

After something a little less ‘Valentine-y’? See our list of graphic design books instead.

01. LEGO Puppy/Bee 

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You can always rely on LEGO when looking for the perfect gift. Over the past few years, the humble little brick has been transformed into various new Brick Headz designs, which includes this adorable Valentine’s Day Puppy. It may not be the furry, four-legged friend your loved one might want, but it’s a pretty great – less messy – alternative. There’s also a really lovely LEGO Valentine’s Bee  design too (click the arrow to see image above), if you prefer. But hurry, both these little guys are flying off the shelves. 

02. You’re my Lobster Valentine’s Day card

You're my Lobster Valentine's Day card

Even if Valentine’s Day isn’t you thing, the very least you can do is buy the love in your life a card. This You’re my Lobster design is one of many fun screenprinted designs from Sarah Chapman of Little Red Sparrow. Not only do we love the illustrations, we’re big fans of how Chapman has balanced the mushy love aspect with tongue-in-cheek humour.

03. Bath Tray

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Artists and designers are busy people, so downtime is vital. This gorgeous bath board is the perfect excuse to relax and unwind with your favourite book or movie while having a long hot soak. But forget wrapping this gift up, get it set up over a hot bath, ready and waiting for your loved one when they get home for maximum brownie points. 

04. Alessi Espresso Coffee Maker

Alessi Espresso Coffee Maker

If there’s one thing lots of creatives rely on, it’s coffee. So what better way to say I love you than with this beautifully designed Alessi six-cup espresso coffee maker. Richard Snapper is the man behind the design, which was the first espresso coffee maker in Alessi’s history and the the first Alessi item exhibited at the MOMA in New York. Made of 18/10 stainless steel and a cast iron handle, this highly stylish yet functional item is sure to go down a treat with any coffee-loving creative.