14 Local Etsy Makers We Love | Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him + Her

|January 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it can sometimes be challenging to think of new, exciting ways to express your love year after year. Do you say it with chocolates and roses again? Or a night out on the town? If you want to make this year stand out, we suggest spending some time perusing Etsy!

Etsy is an online marketplace where artists, artisans and makers can sell their vintage and handmade products to shoppers looking for something unique and personal. We organized a list of our favorite San Francisco shops so you can shop local and handmade while finding the perfect gift for your loved one.

Preview our picks here, find the perfect gift (or two!), and buy it online before the big day!

For Her

Children of Flowers

San Francisco Valentine's Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Children of Flowers

In true San Francisco fashion, Children of Flowers promotes freedom of expression, uniqueness and adventurous style. They make intricately detailed jewelry made to last and to stand out. No matter what her style, a simple, elegant statement piece will impress her every time!

Write Pretty Things

San Francisco Valentine's Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Write Pretty Things

If your significant other is a coffee drinker, a mug from Write Pretty Things is a must. If she’s a taco lover, dog mom or wine drinker, these mugs are the perfect gift of self-expression. Pair it with her favorite coffee or tea for a great gift set!

Comfy D

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Comfy D

It’s no secret, women love blankets — or, really, anything to cozy up and stay warm. This Valentine’s Day, get her exactly what she wants with a handmade chunky blanket from Comfy D. It’s the perfect excuse to cuddle by the fire!

Serif Design Studios

Valentine's Gift Guide San Francisco

Photos courtesy of Serif Design Studios

Whatever you want to say to your Valentine this year, you can say it with a print from Serif Designs. Get her something cute and inspirational, something sweet or something funny. No matter what stage your relationship is in, Serif has something perfect for you and yours.

The Urban Smith

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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At The Urban Smith, you can get personalized jewelry stamped with your handwriting, her name or whatever else you can fit on an inch or two. We especially love the peek-a-boo packaging option that shows her exactly how you feel about her.

Granny Panty Designs 

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Granny Panty Designs

For the traveler or for the San Francisco lover, get a map-inspired work of art to hang in your home. For Valentine’s Day, we especially love the anatomical heart cutout with a map of the bay. But Marissa makes everything — from animals to cameras to globally-inspired shapes so you can find the perfect piece for your significant otter.

ILUXO

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of ILUXO

We cannot get enough of ILUXO! Her whimsical take on home decor, jewelry and accessories is fresh and exciting. Get your Valentine a wood cut clock of her favorite city — or of the San Francisco skyline! In the shop, you’ll also find jewelry, hair pins, coasters and more.

For Him

Paper Anniversary Love

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Paper Anniversary by Anna V.

Anna V, owner and creator at Paper Anniversary Love, began working with paper when she was ten years old. Her passion turned into a business when people began requesting her pieces to commemorate their 1st anniversary — the paper anniversary. In her shop, you can find customized cuff links, tie clips, jewelry and more. And it’s all personalized with your vows or your song!

Drywell Art

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Drywell Art, Alyson Thomas and Liz Daly

Whether your man loves a good cocktail or a good steak, you’ll find the perfect gift to express himself at Drywell Art. Alyson Thomas creates original artwork, drawn and watercolored by hand. While you’re at it, grab a “San Francisco is for carnivores” t-shirt or a set of bar towels featuring his favorites drinks!  

MSquarePress

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of MSquarePress and Design

MSquare is a paperie, letterpress, bookbinding and photography studio where you’ll find personalized gifts for the writer or musician in your life. Their rustic designs are beautiful and functional. We’re swooning over this beautiful personalized wooden journal!

The Leather Expert

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of The Leather Press

Lisa Ross of The Leather Press designs and creates simple, usable bags and accessories that are both eye-catching and long-lasting. With the help of her family, every bag is carefully cut and made by hand in their small art studio. You’ll find laptop cases, shaving and toiletry bags, wallets and so much more.

Your Nest Inspired

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Your Nest Inspired

Anna creates every product at Your Nest Inspired to help clean and simplify your life while providing a unique, elegant object at the same time. From Apple accessories and wallets to business card holders and even lamps, there’s something for everyone!

Otsutree

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Otsutree

With posters and prints from Otsutree, your Valentine can show off his love for San Francisco, The Giants, Oakland and various other passions. These posters are simple and can fit in any space — especially the man cave!

Lower Park

San Francisco Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Photos courtesy of Lower Park

Headquartered in San Francisco, Lower Park offers five-panel hats made out of fabrics from all over the world. Owner Andre and his friends travel the world in search of adventure and textiles. Andre has brought back fabrics from Mexico, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain — with a few local Californian patterns thrown in.

#ShopLocal this Valentine’s Day!  

If we missed your favorite San Francisco Etsy shop, let us know! We can always use more reasons to shop local.

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