You’ll Give Good Love With These Valentine’s Day Gifts
From heart-emblazoned jackets to lingerie sets, scented candles, massage oils, and diamond-studded jewels, we’ve got everything needed to make Valentine’s Day an affair to remember. Check out our latest assortment of covetable gift options:
Ungaro Vintage Silk Jacket, $174. Available at Farfetch.com
Play your cards right with this vintage Ungaro Paris jacket, a piece so grand it would make the Queen of Hearts scream, “Off with her head!” The single-breasted black silk jacket features a gold heart print, strong shoulders, a single button closure, and two front flap pockets at the waistline.
Mawi Heart Locket and Pearl Flower Bracelet, $569. Available at LuisaViaRoma.com
A bulbous, oversize, slightly burnished, sterling silver heart charm dangles confidently from a slim metal chain, accompanied by a dime-sized silver charm with a marigold-like design etched atop it and a vintage-looking, oval-shaped, brooch-like charm with a blue crystal at its center and domed pearls surrounding it to form a flower-like effect. A string of hefty, coral red, glass beads with faceted surfaces is conjoined to the slim metal chain to infuse a bit of Boho flavor to the piece.
Kosta Boda Large Tattoo Crystal Bowl, $150. Available at Nordstrom.com
If only tattoos would remain this vibrant with the passing of time! Three hand-painted red roses adorn the Kosta Boda Large Tattoo Crystal Bowl, making it as rock ‘n’ roll as Guns N’ Roses, particularly thanks to the thick, ink-y black outline and the curvilinear lines undulating inside each petal.
Slatkin & Co. Valentine’s Day Candles, $19.50 each. Available at BathandBodyWorks.com
Whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day, the home fragrance experts at Slatkin & Co. always have a suitable array of scents to get you in the right frame of mind, welcome guests, and create a warm and inviting environment. For Valentine’s Day, Slatkin & Co. introduced four new scented candles: Flower Shop, which incorporates purple lilac, rose, freesia and jasmine notes, along with a green stem note, to recreate the magical, enchanted garden feel of a florist’s lair; Pink Tulip, a soft blend of rose petals, soft lilac, and tulip; First Bloom, a fruity-floral aroma with notes of pink watermelon, apple blossom, tangerine, pear, water lotus, peony petals, fresh muguet, and frangipani; and Jungle Kiss, a juicy, succulent, sweet blend of coconut, sandalwood, and sweet peach. Available in the above-pictured 14.5 oz. size, these 3-wick candles are packaged inside glass containers with metal top lids and feature Valentine’s Day-themed labels with floral designs. Our favorite: the Jungle Kiss candle, which will transport you to a tropical location thanks to the coconut and peach note combination.
Paul Smith Kismine Sunglasses in Nude/Pearl with Lover Soul Gradient Lenses, $315. Available at PaulSmithSpectacles.com
Melissa Shoes Anglomania + Melissa Lady Dragon IV. Available at 6PM.com
Give your cherry pie a sweet footwear treat: these whimsical pearly white PVC heels from the Vivienne Westwood x Melissa Shoes collection. These quirky shoes feature a 3 1/2″ heel, a slingback strap with button snaps, and a molded pair of cherries positioned right atop the dainty peep toe.
Coach Spike Heart Ring, $650. Available at Coach.com
Love is a battlefield, so suit up those fingers with this spike heart ring, inspired by one of late jewelry, costume, and interior designer Tony Duquette’s vintage pieces. Part of Coach’s ongoing collaboration with the Duquette Studios, the ring is made of gold-plated sterling silver and natural rose quartz.
Shea Moisture Organic Red Bush & Sage Body Scrub, $9.99. Available at Target stores.
You’ll never have rough, dull, or ashy skin with the Shea Moisture Organic Red Bush & Sage Body Scrub. This paraben-, phtalate-, gluten-, and mineral oil-free body polish smells like freshly-cut sugar cane with just a touch of herbal spices adding a rustic feel. The scrub features sugar particles to polish off dead layers of skin, while shea butter moisturizes and softens, red bush facilitates the exfoliation and cell renewal process with its high content of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), and sage functions as an anti-bacterial and skin-calming agent. Other natural ingredients include jojoba oil, mango seed butter, castor seed oil, aloe vera, olive oil, rosemary oil, cocoa butter, and honeysuckle flower extract.
In terms of the body scrub’s performance, you’ll initially find the sugar particles rather chunky and rough but, if you gently rub them in between damp palms, you’ll notice that they quickly soften, with the scrub practically melting onto the skin, establishing this balmy layer that protects the skin a you gently exfoliate. When you rinse your skin, you’ll notice some of the natural oils continue to coat the skin. Once you pat yourself dry, skin will appear more radiant and feel softer and smoother.
Marc by Marc Jacobs MMJ 268/S Sunglasses, $98. Available at Solstice Sunglasses boutiques and SolsticeSunglasses.com
These on-trend shades feature a acetate frame in the reddish purple color of Angelica gigas flowers, with a marbled Merlot and pale lilac pattern along the top half and nose bridge. The squared lenses, with their rounded corners, meanwhile, feature a matching gradient tint.
Banana Republic Aria Leather Cross-Body Bag, $120. Available at Banana Republic stores. Call 1.888.BRSTYLE for more info.
This messenger-style, cross-body bag boasts a modern square shape, exaggerated tonal stitching details (including two rows that create a faux band along the top flap), a silver-toned closure, and a roomy front pocket.
Red Manolo Blahnik for TOUS Pendant, $268. Available at Shop.TOUS.com
If you were already smitten with the silver and gold Manolo Blahnik for TOUS pendants, a jewelry tribute to the famed footwear designer’s high-heeled Campari Mary-Jane shoes, then you’ll love the new red enamel version of the design. Now, these are the type of red shoes that deserve their own diaries!
Carelle Diamond Pavé and Rose Gold Love Leaf Hoop Earrings, $5410. Available at Carelle.com
Diamonds are forever, so why not have them outline an updated infinity symbol positioned on yet another marker of eternity: the circle? These double-layered, rose gold Carelle hoop earrings feature pavé-set diamonds encrusted along a knot-like detail that resembles the infinity symbol, letting the recipient of these know that your love is forever.
Lulu Guinness Red Snakeskin Lips Key Ring, $95. Available at LuluGuinness.com
Kiss clutter goodbye with this Lulu Guinness Red Snakeskin Lips Key Ring, which measures 30mm in width and 115mm in height. The lip design’s glossy finish, the dimension ceded by the snakeskin pattern, the indentation along the center, and the tonal stitching along the periphery all help to create a voluminous, Angelina Jolie-esque pout.
Thymes Kimono Rose Bubble Bath, $21. Available at Thymes.com
This pearlescent blush pink bubble bath quickly foams when poured into running water, producing enough bubbles to recreate the singing-Prince-in-the-bathtub scene from Pretty Woman. The fragrance is floral and feminine but light and soothing, romantic but ephemeral, thanks to the pleasant mixture of sweet clementine, cassis, peony and jasmine against the creamy vanilla base. Not only will the Thymes Kimono Rose Bubble Bath delight your senses and provide a relaxing and indulgent soak, but it will moisturize and soothe skin thanks to the calming aloe vera, hydrating glycerin, and moisture-balancing rose extract and magnolia bark in the formula.
Godiva Hug and Love Milk Chocolate Hearts, $8 each. Available at Godiva.com
Say it with chocolate! Who wants to find a scrap of paper with some Xs and Os scrawled on it, when the alternative is a 3.5 oz. solid milk chocolate heart bearing the same sentiment? After all, you can’t eat paper (well, you could, but then you might as well appear on an episode of “My Strange Addiction”). Pick up a few “Hug” and “Love” milk chocolate message hearts and start an amorous scavenger hunt inside your home, or leave them on pillows, inside briefcases, atop desks, inside the mailbox, and anywhere else they’re bound to be discovered.
Hayden-Harnett Kitana Hobo in Wild Rose, $398. Available at HaydenHarnett.com
The newest addition to the Hayden-Harnett handbag family, the Kitana Hobo is ready to hit the town — whatever her destination. The slouchy hobo measures 17″ in length, 15 1/2″ in width, and 4″ in depth, and it features a 13″-long, hand-braided shoulder strap. The top flap is shaped like a crescent moon and features a button closure with leather fringe for a free-spirited twist. Five exterior pockets— including two zippered pouches and two open-top slots along the front — make it easy to organize all your knickknacks.
Devora Libin Brass Bar Bracelet, $90. Available at DevoraLibinJewels.com
ID bracelets are often so chunky and cumbersome that, even if they feature your name in cursive lettering, they can feel like the antonym of your fashion identity. This Devora Libin interpretation, however, will more likely appeal to your style sensibilities with its strand of hot pink Czech glass beads and a rectangular bar made of yellow brass and 14K gold findings.
Yummie Tummie Roma Lace Tank, $78, and Carla Lace Thong, $44. Available at YummieLife.com
So you’ve gained a few pounds since Thanksgiving? Big deal! With this lace-trimmed Yummie Tummie lingerie, you’ll feel confident in your tightest, shortest, most scandalous dress. The shaping tank smooths your abdominal area without riding up or leaving behind noticeable rolls of fabric, and it won’t minimize your chest size. The bodice is mainly constructed of polyester (82%) with 18% elastane to give it the necessary stretch, while the bust cups are made primarily of nylon (81%) with a touch of elastane (19%). The shaping thong, meanwhile, also smooths the tummy, while also tackling the hip area.
Best of all: should your night end with a romp in between the sheets, you don’t have to worry about being caught in some unseemly shapewear as the Roma Lace Tank and Carla Lace Thong are just as chic as any of your other lingerie sets thanks to their lovely coral pink color and romantic lace embellishments.
Skinny by Jessica Elliot Enameled Long Oval Finger Candy Ring in Gold/Salmon, $45. Available at SkinnyStyle.com
This streamlined ring, featuring a slim enamel interior, sits right atop the knuckle, extending to the middle of the finger. Though it’s available in an array of colors, we’re particularly smitten with this blush pink version.
Babeland Body Massage Candle, $6 for 1 0z. candle and $14 for 3 oz candle. Available at Babeland.com
This is no ordinary candle, ladies. Sure, it comes in a glass container, features a standard wick, and smells delicious, but this candle does more than set the mood — it facilitates some serious foreplay. Light one of the candles — available in pashmina, mango vanilla or rice flower — and enjoy the delicate scent that fills the room, then once some of the wax has melted, let it cool a bit and pour it on your lover’s back, legs, and arms. The wax will have transformed into a warm body oil enriched with skin-softening shea butter, allowing you to massage it onto the skin. Before you know it, you’ll be turning up the temperature in your boudoir and getting ready to fog those windows right up!