About Valentine's Day & February 14
In Belgium and the Netherlands, Valentine's Day has gained a lot of popularity since the mid-nineties, with the emphasis - also from commerce - shifted from anonymous love to love. In recent years, around a quarter of all Dutch people are doing something about Saint Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day owes its name to St. Valentine since the year 496 the holiday of two Christian martyrs named Valentinus. However, they have no relationship with Valentine's Day habits.
Valentine - an old use in a new jacket?
No biographical information is known about St. Valentine. Possibly Valentine's Day on February 14 is the replacement for the old Lupercalia, a Roman (and perhaps even older) fertility celebration. Lupercalia was celebrated on 15 February in honor of Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature
An original Valentine's gift
Accessories for home or personal use, designed by Dutch designers, that is the common thread of Holland Design & Gifts. Special bowls and vases, unusual candlesticks and lamps, beautifully designed bracelets, necklaces, watches, and scarves. A tasteful Valentine's gift that will surprise you and that will be received with pleasure.
Valentine gift tips - new & unusual Just some varied and affordable Valentine's Day gift tips from our collection:
- - Valentine vase S for 1 or 2 flowers, M for a small bouquet
- - Special work stone cup or spoon necklace
- - Zeeland Mussel cutlery made of silver tin
- - Ribbed vase from CRE8 from the 3D printer
- - Beautiful LEFF watch m / f designed by Piet Hein Eek
- - Lucis LED lamp - portable, attractive and innovative
- - Stylish silk Color of Your Heart scarf
- - Lunedot, the candle that doesn't burn out
Valentine's gift for her
Take a look at our surprising range of jewelry with silver, aluminum and rubber bracelets and necklaces. Or between our bags, made of leather or felt in different colors, with prints of canal houses, old masters. What do you think of Dutch design candlesticks, beautiful vases and bowls, and nice lamps? Take a look around in our webshop!
Valentine's gift for him
You can find nice gadgets for him here: sleek watches from Piet Hein Eek, beautiful and funny wine coolers made of metal - Functionals, leather - Kywie or neoprene with Delft Blue motif - Royal Delft. Beautiful wooden iPad and Macbook cases. Clocks made of wood, steel, copper, and concrete in different price ranges. Find out something beautiful as Valentine's gift for him!
All designs from Dutch designers
Holland Design & Gifts accommodates a range of more than 100 Dutch designers. They do design under their own name or for well-known Dutch labels such as Droog Design, Functionals, Gispen and Goods and sometimes for foreign brands such as Hay and Alessi.