It's right around the corner so I thought I'd have a scroll through some Indie of the Week's to see what thoughtful and original ideas they've come up with for Valentine's Day. One of the best things about independent shops is their freedom to think big, be as creative as they want to be and put an idea into action without having to run it past a ton of other people first. 

Remember The Hambledon that beautiful Liberty-like interiors shop in Winchester, well check out their Valentine's ideas. I like the sweet and romantic Forever banner and the punchy Hell Yeah! print and ooh how about the He Loves Me scarf, any excuse for a scarf as far as I'm concerned, and haha they've even got a Ryan Gosling 'Hey Girl' tea towel.


The Mint List is a bit like an online antiques market in that you never know quite what you might find, but you'll have a lot of fun looking for it, so how about a neon 'I heart you' sign, it's crazy pricey, but it's very romantic. 

Typography and geometric shapes rule over at FAO Shop which stands for Fashion. Art. Object. I'm quite taken by these monogrammed notebooks, who doesn't love a bit of personalisation, and I'm really feeling this silver necklace having recently bought a cheap similar-ish knock off at Top Shop, and for the proper typeface nerd how about this cute Penguin poster

Or try the appropriately titled independent shop Luna & Curious for a range of sweet Valentine's related things such as the very simple and appealing and reasonably priced stackable Spot Ring, I can't resist a bit of anthropomorphism (who can?) so this Fox card made me smile, I don't know what came over me but I love these hilarious Bonny Tights and I can report that this bone china ABC mug by We Love Kaoru is lovely as I have one which incidentally was given to me by Camilla at The Mint List