Origin of Welsh Love Spoons

The history of the Welsh love spoon began over 300 years ago in Wales, when young men, often sailors on sea voyages would carve ornate wooden spoons known as “love spoons”. They would present these love spoons to a woman as a romantic gift.

The gift would serve two purposes: A symbol of marriage proposal and a testament of to the man’s dedication. The symbols carved into them also had different meanings. For example, a horseshoe for luck, a diamond for wealth and good fortune and an anchor for security & a wish to settle down. Over time, it became common to give love spoons as a gift to anyone you care about.

Angel Woodcraft have been carving Welsh love spoons by the traditional hand-carving technique for over 35 years! Check out our range of love spoons to pick up the perfect traditional gift for someone special.

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