No matter what you make of Valentine’s Day – consumer-driven concept, a day to commemorate a Catholic saint or simply just another day – there’s no-one who can deny the simple fact that a Valentine’s Day gift is actually quite a nice surprise to receive.
The prospect that someone loves you so much that they manifest something you’ve had your eye, and heart, on? Stunning.
Choosing a gift for Valentine’s Day is of course something personal, something to be curated specifically for your significant other. But sometimes a little inspiration can set you on the path to the perfect gift idea.
Henceforth, this is what’s on my list for Valentine’s Day this year.
HERMÈS H08 WATCH IN ROSE GOLD AND TITANIUM, $25,100. DISCOVER HERE.
Set to be revealed at Watches and Wonder this March, the new edition of Hermès’ H08 timepiece balances utilitarian aesthetic with luxury details. A Valentine’s Day gift that plays the long game and worth the wait until it lands later in the year.
VALENTINO PINK PP SNEAKERS, $1570. SHOP NOW.
Valentino’s Pink PP collection was literally made for Valentine’s Day and these nappa leather low tops are perfect for the sneaker lover in your life.
BYREDO EYES CLOSED EDP, $340. SHOP NOW.
A perfume created to capture the intimacy of falling in love, and the experience of closing your eyes as you hold someone tight. Subtle iris, rich patchouli and papyrus make for a surprisingly deep yet soft scent.
L’OBJET + KELLY BEHUN LEAF OAK BOWL, $515. SHOP NOW.
A piece of homeware that doubles as a work of art, this collectable design from eccentric interior designer Kelly Behun both delights the eye and satisfies functional purposes. Love.
LOEWE X STUDIO GHIBLI HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE BAG, $POA. SHOP NOW.
Loewe has released the third in their Studio Ghibli collaboration with a series of ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by the fantastic Howl’s Moving Castle. A collectable, a piece of art, a perfect finishing touch to an outfit – I have to have it.
ST HUGO VETUS PURUM CABERNET SAUVIGNON, $240. SHOP NOW.
What’s a Valentine’s Day without a glass of something delicious? This single vineyard drop captures the delicious terroir of the Coonawarra region has lush notes of dark berries with a bouquet of plum, sandalwood and cedar notes.
TRUDON LES ALBÂTRES CANDLE, $299. SHOP NOW.
Set the mood with the kind of candle that adds a touch of elegance to a space while making it aromatically irresistible. Set in alabaster holders, Trudon’s Atria candle exudes a warm mix of iris and amber.
FENDI O’LOCK EARRING, $490. SHOP NOW.
Him, her, theirs, yours – the Fendi O’Lock earring is the perfect “us” gift for Valentine’s Day. But if it was up to me, it would most definitely be “mine”.
SAINT LAURENT LEATHER AIRPOD LANYARD, $499. SHOP NOW.
A gift that is both thoughtful and practical while also having impeccable style.
CHANEL ALLURE BODY SPRAY, $119. SHOP NOW.
A new take on their best-selling men’s fragrance, the Allure Body Spray doubles as a hydrating mist for your skin. A post-shower necessity ideal for the gym bag.