There’s something special about handmade products. Maybe it’s the love that goes into making them or the feeling of knowing that they’re not mass produced. Either way, it’s the perfect type of gift to give someone special on Valentine’s Day.
There are many online stores offering unique goods that are either made or curated by small businesses or individual sellers from all over the world. You can buy things like jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories, artwork and stationery. If you’re stuck deciding what to buy, these sites are great for inspiring fresh gift ideas. You can also take a look at our Valentine’s Day shopping guide and scroll through products we’ve already handpicked.
When you’re ready to make a purchase, just enter your Borderlinx address at the checkout page for easy international shipping. Not a member? Sign up for a free Borderlinx account, and instantly get your own shipping addresses from our forwarding hubs around the world.
Check out these five websites where you’ll find something unique, creative and beautifully made. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Brika is a Canada-based store that allows people to discover handmade items through the power of storytelling. With each item, you’ll find written pieces about the people who made or designed them. Take a look at their Valentine’s Day gift shop page where you can filter items by category, city and price.
Etsy is wildly popular for a reason. The selection of merchandise is huge! It’s home to 1.5 million active sellers with over 36 million items for sale. You can buy from sellers in nearly every country and connect with them directly through the platform. If you want something with a personal touch, like embroidered initials, you’ll definitely find sellers who can make that happen. Head over to their site where you’ll find a curated a page of editors’ picks for Valentine’s Day gifts.
Handmade at Amazon
Having only opened in October 2015, Handmade at Amazon is one of the newer sellers on the market. It’s a little different than the rest of the Amazon marketplace: The store brings a personal shopping experience to buyers by showing each seller’s logo or picture next to their item. Handmade at Amazon also features different sellers on its main page each week to help you discover new shops. Check them out here.
DaWanda is located in Berlin so you’ll find many European sellers. The site features a handy gift finder tool that narrows your search for items by occasion, interest, trends, price and the person you’re buying for. It’s an easy way to play around with choices before you buy. Find it here.
Artisan Connect sells home decor products that are backed by a social cause. Every item is made by artisans in developing countries, and the store only partners with organizations that offer fair wages to its workers. Every piece is high quality and accompanied by a story describing where it came from and how the purchase is making a positive impact. See the selection of items here.
Save on International Shipping
Borderlinx will make your international shopping and shipping experience simple. Our consolidation feature lets you shop from different stores by virtually combining separate packages into one shipment, saving you money on shipping costs. If you’re new to our services, here’s how it works:
- Sign up for an account on Borderlinx.com and receive free virtual shipping addresses from around the world.
- Shop online at your favorite international retailers.
- Enter your Borderlinx shipping address at checkout instead of your home address.
- We’ll let you know when your package is delivered to our distribution facility.
- Let us know when you want your packages shipped from our warehouse, and we’ll send them to you using DHL.
- In 2 to 5 days, your packages will be at your doorstep.
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