Oh, the candy conversation heart! It really is the icon of Valentine’s Day, right? Those tiny heart shapes! The sweet messages! The colors! The taste! Well, maybe not the taste. But still, these guys hold V-Day star status for a reason. Images of these little cuties make us think of school Valentine’s Day parties when you 100% believed that your secret crush gave you the “xoxo” message on purpose.

The conversation hearts we know today actually date back to 1902! See? Iconic. And because we love a fresh twist on a classic, we found ten amazing takes on this timeless treat. Take a look and get inspired! And don’t forget to share your favorites with us.

Conversation Heart Cookies

Any valentine will approve of these adorable sugar cookies from Brown Eyed Baker.

Conversation Heart Balloons

We can’t wait to try these too cute balloons and piñatas from Studio DIY.

Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

Hungry Happenings took it to another level with these mini cheesecakes. Yum!

Conversation Heart Wreath

This wreath from The Decorated Cookie would be cute on a kid’s bedroom door.

Candy Heart vase-filler and soaps

A precious vase filler and gorgeous hand made heart soap from Martha Stewart.

Candy Heart Ring

Make a candy heart ring like this one from Woman’s Day for someone extra special.

Conversation Heart Cake

Swanky Recipes went over the top with this Strawberries & Cream Heart Cake.

Conversation Heart Wrapping Paper

And to wrap it all up – DIY Clay Gift Tags from Fellow Fellow.


On another note, for those of us who sometimes prefer shopping over DIY, check out these conversation heart-inspired gifts. A personalized mini canvas, heart pillow, or door hanger are fun ideas for one-of-a-kind valentines. Find them at Personal Creations and have the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever.

Conversation Heart Door HangerConversation Heart Mini CanvasHeart Message Pillow with Candy