Delight your Valentine with Nordic design – See the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift ideas!

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, we celebrate love and friendship. A memorable Valentine’s Day gift should be something cute and meaningful but still as long-lasting and timeless as your friendship. We picked 8 Nordic Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will charm your sweetheart!

Arabia Moomin mug 0,4 L, ABC, L

Love letters

The coffee mug that brightens up every morning is surely a welcomed Valentine's gift for a friend, partner or family member. And what could symbolize friendship better than the beloved Moomins? Moomins love with their full hearts and always have their friends' backs. Recently enriched with new letters, the ABC Moomin collection now features the following letters on its hefty 0.4-litre mugs: A, D, E, F, H, I, L, M, N, O, R, S, V, and Y. If you're lucky, you'll find your colleague's, roommate's, or family member's initials from the selection!

ABC collection Moomin mugs by Arabia >
All cups & mugs >

Moomin mug, ABC, L
Moomin mug, ABC, O
Moomin mug, ABC, V
Moomin mug, ABC, E
Laine Publishing Friends in Food

Get together

Do you still remember the traditional friendship books? Friends in Food is a fillable friendship book for all food lovers and those who enjoy food together! The book playfully collects a little database of your friends' diets, favorite dishes, and disliked ingredients. No more guessing how your friends like their morning coffee or whether everyone likes coriander. The beautifully illustrated book also contains inspiring tips and recipes for organizing the next dinner party!

Friends in Food by Laine Publishing >
All books & magazines >

Cozy Publishing
Cooking Sustainably
Artisan Books
The Kinfolk Home
Aino + Alvar Aalto
Laine Publishing
Laine magazine
Fruits and vegetables by Oiva Toikka

Valentine's gifts for years to come

If art glass is a shared passion between you and your partner, why not collect it together? Mouth-blown art glass objects are not only wonderful splashes of color as well as interesting details in a shared home but also long-lasting memories to symbolize your own, unique love story or meaningful life events. Made by hand at the Iittala glass factory in Finland, Oiva Toikka's fruits and vegetables are irresistible in all their brilliant colors – not forgetting the charming glass birds!

Grape by Iittala >
All art glass >

Birds by Toikka Flycatcher
Kosta Boda
Bod bottle
Fundamental Berlin
Muse vase
Lapuan Kankurit Sara hot water bottle, rose

Take gentle care

If your friend often gets chilly toes, a good old-fashioned hot water bottle is the perfect Valentine's gift for him, her or them! The Sara hot water bottle by Lapuan Kankurit takes care of your loved one and pampers even the bare skin with soft and pleasant wool. In addition to warming up on the sofa, a hot water bottle also helps with local pains, such as stomach, shoulder, or muscle aches. You can also use the bottle cold!

Sara hot water bottle by Lapuan Kankurit >
All textiles >

Lapuan Kankurit
Toffee blanket
Kulkuri down blanket
Design House Stockholm
Knot cushion
Duo duvet cover
TIPTOE Nod table lamp, ash pink

Power of pink

If you are looking for a durable design gift for Valentine's Day, a small table lamp is always a good and necessary choice. TIPTOE's Nod table lamp is the first luminaire of the French design studio, and it charms with its versatility: the lamp made of aluminum and steel has a dimmer, and its shade can be tilted by 35 degrees. If the adorable pink is way too cute for your taste, there are many other delicious color options available!

Nod table lamp by TIPTOE >
All table lamps >

Blom table lamp
Flowerpot portable lamp
Flamtastique oil lamp
Pantop portable lamp
HAY  Waffle slippers, one size, blue multi

Valentine's gifts to double the comfort

Give a Valentine's gift of softness and a smile with matching slippers! The soft slippers, which can be worn casually during movie nights or after the sauna, sweeten the time spent at home together. HAY's Waffle slippers are made of a waffle-textured cotton blend and are unisex in size, so they adapt to every foot. For some extra, you can combine the slippers with bathrobes from the same series.

Waffle slippers by HAY >
All bathroom textiles >

Räsymatto bathrobe
Waffle bathrobe
Check bath mat
OTC Cheetah bath towel
MENU Bottle grinder 2pcs, barley – walnut

A team like no other

Salt and pepper, what an inseparable duo – just like you two! This twosome completes the weekend brunch table and long dinners but also makes cooking together fun. Audo Copenhagen's Bottle grinders make spice mills innovative: they come with a powerful ceramic grinding mechanism located on the top of the mill, so you don't have to worry about the grounds spreading on the table. You can also try grinding nuts or dried berries!

Bottle grinder by Audo Copenhagen >
All kitchen utensils >

Anna G. corkscrew
Fish & Fish bottle
Tonfisk Design
Warm teapot
Dear Waste
Hand soap
Reeta Ek Iris art print

Print full of joy

Flowers are a true classic for Valentine's Day, but what if this year you gave a longer-lasting and more personal bouquet instead? Reeta Ek's Iris art poster makes a cheerful Valentine's gift for an art lover, in the abstract pattern of which you can see violet irises. Printed in Helsinki, the work of art spreads floral splendor and fresh hues around it every day of the year and is thus an ideally suited gift for the special someone on Valentine's Day.

Iris art print by Reeta Ek >
All posters >

Paper Collective
Selva poster
So Much Love poster
Beehive poster
Teemu Järvi
Pine Cone poster

See also:

More gift ideas at Finnish Design Shop >

Text: Sarianna Määttänen Images: Manufacturers

This article was updated on 7 February 2024.

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