With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is time to get prepared with what you’re going to give that special someone in your life. Instead of the last minute rush to the supermarket or the local lingerie store, you can do something better. Forget the “You’ll always wear socks” excuse and this year, make sure you get them something they will really enjoy. We’re not thinking of anything tacky either, but timeless or useful pieces they will want to wear and keep for good.
For Her & For Him
When it comes to buying a Valentine’s Day gift for the woman in your life, she does not want to wear anything heart-shaped all year round. We recommend simple stylish gifts as the best option. And ladies, on behalf of every man out there, please don’t buy him anything pink or glittery – unless he asks.
If you are confused about what you should buy your partner this year’s Valentine’s Day, below you will find a comprehensive list of items that make for some great gifts. Nothing says, “I love you” quite like a thoughtful present, does it? We will start off our list with a couple of suggestions for her, but scroll down to find out some cool tips in terms of gifts for him. Hopefully, you will find your inspiration quick enough, given that Valentine’s Day is so close around the corner!
1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold
This Valentine’s Day, the greatest gift you could give your partner is a commitment to spend more time together. Nothing is a better daily reminder of that promise than a luxurious watch. Omnipresent on her wrist, it will remind her of your undying love and affection. While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, there are still plenty of ladies who shy from sparkling accessories. If your significant other falls into the latter category, this bling-free glimmer from Audemars Piguet will be the perfect gift. The new Royal Oak Frosted Gold was created in collaboration with chic Italian jeweler Carolina Bucci, and the result is a shimmering frosty watch she will cherish forever.
A woman can never have too many bags, even though her collection seems to be ever growing. If you know her tastes, you could buy her a handbag she won’t want to return. This Dune bag, for instance, is ideal for a plethora of occasions, starting from formal events such as weddings, christenings to more casual ones, like a night out. The classy vibe of Dune is written all over this must-have bag – she’ll adore it! It’s perfectly sized for holding essentials and it comes with a pint-sized accessory: a colorful beaded tassel detail. The adjustable strap, the magnetic snap closure, and the inside pocket are just bonus features at this point.
3. Compartes Fancy Chocolate
If you want to buy her a luxurious item without spending too much, consider fancy, rich chocolates. They’re a great way to show your appreciation for someone close to you, especially if you don’t want to scare them by offering them something pricey. Chocolate is always a good option, but you can make the occasion more special by buying her several bars of this delicious Compartes chocolate. If you need any more convincing (just look at that picture!), there are donuts inside the chocolate bar. Not fake donut flavor, but real donuts mixed into the creamy milk chocolate.
Tiffany & Co. is the ultimate symbol for luxury jewelry and any woman would love to receive the little turquoise jewelry box that has become so iconic. Why not shower your loved one with appreciation by ordering an engraved bracelet? It is a thoughtful gift that can mark an important occasion or event, such as an anniversary or a sweet memory you share as a couple. Tiffany’s options are, however, endless, so make sure you don’t get lost as you look for the perfect bracelet.
5. Balenciaga Tartan Cashmere Poncho
February is still cold – especially this year. There’s nothing quite like a luxury poncho to help your recipient stave off the chill. Whether you want to buy her a super-soft cashmere or a durable cotton one, you cannot go wrong. This Balenciaga cashmere poncho is a splurge for in-between weather, one she will be able to wear for many months to come. Your partner can also wear it as a light layer to keep cozy during spring months. This Italian Made poncho was made of wool-blend and sumptuous cashmere, designed in a timeless style of tonal red, white and black tartan. The finishing touches are classy – fringing at the edges, as well as the label’s subtle ‘B’ embroidery.
Few gifts are as personal as perfume. It proves you know her well enough to trust your choice for her. Things only get better if you allow Le Labo to combine some incredible essences for you. It’s the perfume brand to buy this Valentine’s Day and if you need a little inspiration, check out our personal favorite, Neroli 36. Another name for the essence of orange blossom, Neroli offers a unique quality through its sunny floral character. It blends vanilla, jasmine, musk, mandarin, roses, and orange. The resulting smell is fresh and seductive, as well as spiky and full of zest. The best part of buying from Le Labo is that an assistant will compound your perfume by hand and add a label on the spot (complete with fragrance freshness date).
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him
When it comes to buying a Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life, it’s easy to get some fancy beers or a new video game. Those are not bad gifts (especially if he really wants them), but you can probably do better this year. Go for something different, like the trendy pieces you will find below.
When it comes love, everybody agrees the French know what they’re doing. And they say a two-night romantic getaway package can be exactly what you and your lover need. The lavish Le Moulin de l’Abbaye in Brantôme has a great offer, which includes champagne cocktails upon arrival, a tour by boat on the Dronne river, a superb view of the village, and a candlelit dinner at their gourmet restaurant. Two nights at this quaint hotel will set you back $950, but it’s surely a unique gift.
We already have a watch for her in this list and now we are adding a spectacular watch for him. A new series of ‘throwback’ timepieces by Piaget – the masters of the ultra-thin movement – offers you the best chance of buying a watch from their 60th anniversary of the iconic Altiplano line. This Piaget Altiplano 900p is one of the bests highlights (featuring 40mm yellow-gold automatic with emerald-green dial and strap), and the fact that Ryan Reynolds is a brand ambassador is certainly a plus. So, if you can’t have Deadpool himself, then at least your man can have this dead cool watch.
9. New Formal Shoes Or Sneakers
Has your man been fawning over a pair of shoes just out of his price range? A thoughtful gift would be to surprise him with them this Valentine’s Day. On the plus side, you already know he will love them, not to mention that he’ll be able to use them for years to come. Do not fret if he hasn’t expressed any particular interest so far; you could inspire him with a few suggestions, including these luxe formal shoes from Harrods. Another option for your man is sneakers. A guy can never have too many sneaker options. There are some great options here, click for more info.
Last but not least, a cool shirt can go a long way. When Calvin Klein is the designer, any man would be glad to be on the receiving end of this gift. He can wear this casual shirt with medium spread collar on many occasions. It also features a slim fit, barrel cuffs, and a curved hem for a touch of classy. The shirt also has Calvin Klein tonal embroidery on the chest.
Bonus: Massage Envy Spa Gift Card – For Her & Him
People usually stay away from gift cards because buying a gift card as a present might show one of three things: (1) you didn’t know what else to buy, (2) you bought the gift last minute, or (3) you didn’t care enough to buy something more meaningful. However, that’s not the case when you’re buying her a gift card for a day at the spa. Who doesn’t love to be properly pampered from time to time? Not to mention that you’ll get bonus points in her book if you’ll book a couple’s massage!
If you’re looking for something even more luxurious to treat yourself and your partner, how about the Remède Spa at the St. Regis Aspen? An oasis of quietness tucked in the mountains, the resort has partnered with Veuve Clicquot to offer three custom experiences available February 15-18, March 8-10, and March 22-24. Our favorite package is the Rosé and Roses Couples Massage and Private Bath, which includes a 60-minute massage and a rose petal bath with a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Brut.