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Antique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Antique gift ideas for Valentine's Day


Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show loved ones how much you care and our latest guide has lots of ideas for antique gifts to inspire you.

With a unique sense of history and an individuality that can’t be found in a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers, antique gifts are perfect for Valentine’s Day. While many will opt for a beautiful piece of antique jewellery or silver, there are many areas of antique collectables that will appeal to the antique lover in your life.

Classic collectables

Across the ages there have been many notable areas for collectors but none quite so classic as furniture. Period furniture offers lots of scope when choosing gifts for loved ones, from hard-to-ignore antique cabinets and antique chairs to suit every type of interior, to smaller pieces such as a decorative jardiniere or plant stand. If your love has a penchant for Victorian classics or prefers a mid-century retro feel, choosing a traditional collectable will demonstrate how much you understand and appreciate their sense of style.

Antique artwork

Your loved one doesn’t have to be a collector of antique paintings prints to appreciate a piece of artwork. Art is very subjective so when gifting a piece, knowing what the recipient loves will help you to buy from the heart and it will be a gift to be treasured forever. At Hemswell Antique Centres our dealers have fine examples of every type of artwork, from oil paintings to prints, with something to suit every taste.

Vintage lighting

Vintage or antique lighting is a versatile gift idea as it represents a wildly varied market with pieces to complement a broad spectrum of interior aesthetics. Whether your love prefers a traditionally styled chandelier or the industrial vibe of steampunk, our dealers have something that will be perfect. Offering pieces from across the ages, our dealers have lots of beautiful and eye catching examples to take your loved one’s breath away.

Collectable ceramics

For the traditionalist in your life, antique ceramic pieces can breathe new life into any room in the home, and do not need to be confined to the bedroom or the kitchen! Our dealers of antique ceramics specialise in many areas, allowing you to browse pieces by Clarice Cliff or Moorcroft, for example, to your heart’s desire. Alternatively, filter your online selection by country, era or material to find a piece that will tick every box when it is opened!

The gift of a unique piece of artwork or furniture or porcelain, each with a history and a longevity that has survived for years or even centuries is a wonderful declaration of love, but if you prefer to gift that special person an experience to remember, why not visit our centres in person. While away the time by browsing wares from over 300 dealers, stopping for a bite to eat in one of our coffee shops or indulging in an afternoon tea, before continuing around our four buildings. Situated not far from historic Lincoln, you can make a day of it!

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