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Welsh Love Spoons

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Welsh love spoons are decoratively carved wooden spoons that are often presented as a gift of romantic intent. The love spoon is normally decorated with various symbols of love and were traditionally intended to showcase the skills of the carver.

Welsh Love Spoons

Young men over the centuries lovingly carved a love spoon from one piece of wood using symbols of love such as hearts, celtic knotwork, bells and horseshoes to create a beautiful and lasting gift.

Love Spoons

Love Spoons from Wales

Special Occasions: Over the past century, the Welsh love spoon tradition has enjoyed a revival, and is now 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, Valentine's Day, Mothers' Day, Birthdays and New Births or simply to say 'I Love You'.

Free Engraving: We can engrave names and a date or a special message on to our hand-carved love spoons. Let us know when placing an order exactly what you would like engraved on to your love spoon.

Fast Delivery: All orders are dispatched within 2 working days, and take a day from dispatch to arrive in the nations of the United Kingdom, and between 5-10 days worldwide.

History: The custom of carving and giving Love Spoons originated in Wales hundreds of years ago. As well as giving gifts of sweets or cakes, the young Welsh lover would also give a special, more personal gift to the object of their desire, a hand-carved Love Spoon.

Symbols: 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.

Carvers & Wood: Our range of love spoons are the creation of a group of wood-carvers based in the southern valleys of Wales. Lime wood from Monmouthshire is the chosen wood for carving, and using their unique skills, they create wonderful objects of love.

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