Popular culture has decided that Valentine’s Day bashing is more fun than celebrating. We couldn’t agree less. Who cares if it’s an imagined holiday to promote retail and antiquated relationship philosophies? Shopping and love really can’t be an enemy.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t require a huge grand gesture but rather something sweet and thoughtful. On the flip side, we don’t know any girl who would turn down a 20-carat diamond necklace from Lorraine Schwartz. Below are some “thoughtful and sweet” gift ideas we love and we think she too:
Fleur du Mal lingerie $85 from $170: What’s Valentine’s Day without something a little sexy? For some playful pregame, send him the link and tell him to choose what he likes. That’s the type of credit card charge that can make a man happy.
Riki Skinny Mirror $205: I have one and I love it. It’s even better if you’re someone who likes to record makeup tutorials or take beauty selfies. (Obviously, that’s not me.)
Commes des Garcon Play hearts tee $100: Show a little CDG love with hearts. It’s classic, wearable and always in fas-hun.
Baccarat red vase $540: I stayed at the Penninsula, in Paris, one Fall and they upgraded me to the most tremendous suite. I loved everything about the hotel but what’s most memorable is the multiple bowls of white roses they delivered to my room daily. White roses now always remind me of Paris at the Penninsula and a little red vase is the perfect bedside luxury.
Dr. Vranjes defuser $345: White roses remind me of the Penninsula and Dr. Vranjes takes me back to JK Place, in Rome. The assorted fragrances deliver a rich aroma that can only be found with the very best quality of oils. I especially love this decanter as it’s a nice living room visual accessory. The exact fragrance from JK Place is Menograno Mento ($125). The top fragrance notes are black grape and watermelon with a tone of pomegranate-mint.
Staub 1.75qt heart-shaped pot $215 from $350: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or so they say. Tell her how much you love her cooking from the bottom of your heart with a pot that says it all.
Kid’s Kartell Ghost Chair with heart $195: The scribble heart on this classic chair design sparks much joy even if it’s a mini size.
Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag $495: This semi-mini bag is difficult to find in stock. (Would you believe there is even a smaller size?) They are fun and playful and don’t require a serious financial investment as would a Chanel or Hermes bag.
Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady $265 (no sales tax): This has been my go-to fragrance all winter. It’s light rose with black current and raspberry. It has similar tones to that of Diptyque’s L’Ombre but is much lighter and refreshing. This scent seems to sell out frequently and can be difficult to locate. If this is on your list you might want to grab it now before they are all gone.