The carving of Love Spoons is a centuries old tradition in Wales. Young men used to lovingly carve a spoon from one piece of wood to give to their loved one. Symbols of love such as hearts, Celtic knotwork, bells and horseshoes were intricately carved to create a beautiful and lasting gift.
This tradition is enjoying a revival and is quickly spreading around the world as people strive to find unique and treasured gifts to celebrate and commemorate Special Ocassions such as Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements, Birthdays, Retirements New Births. Welsh Love Spoons are also given as gifts on ocassions such as Valentine's Day, or Mothers' Day or simply to say 'Thank You', 'I Love You', or 'I'm Sorry'!
Free Engraving + Fast Delivery: We can engrave names, a date and special messages free of charge on Welsh Love Spoons hand-carved in Wales. This will be a truly unique gift which will help to make it a really special occasion - Please take a look at some Pyro-Engraving examples here. All orders dispatched within 2 working days!
History: The custom of carving and giving Welsh Lovespoons originated in Wales hundreds of years ago. The young men of today would probably buy flowers, chocolates or jewellery as a token of affection. Centuries ago in Wales, the young lover would also give gifts of sweets or cakes; but they would also give a special, more personal gift to the object of their desire, the Welsh Love Spoon - Read the full History of Welsh Love Spoons here.
Symbols: Each Symbol has a different Meaning. There has been much debate on the significance of the different symbols and motifs used in the carving of lovespoons. Many of the young carvers were shy and unwilling to show their emotions, and this would attempt to convey their true feelings through the use of various symbols. Over the centuries, many more symbols and motifs have been added and as the love spoons became more elaborate and decorative, they have become collectables - View the meanings of the Symbols here.
Carvers & Wood : Our range of spoons are the creations of a group of wood-carvers in the southern valleys of Wales, led by Paul Curtis. Paul Curtis, a native of South Wales, grew up in a family of four children. He discovered his love and talent for woodcarving when he was very young - Read more about the Carvers of Welsh Lovespoons here and read about the Wood and Finish here.