All Is Full Of Love — Here Comes Part 2 of our 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!
Granted: the Valentine’s Day gift-giving scene was simpler in junior high school, when heart grams and boxes of chocolate were the norm, but these trinkets weren’t exactly renowned for their originality. This year, give your sugar plum something that will speak to her personal tastes, celebrate the intimate moments you’ve shared, set the note for your future together, and convey the affection inside your own heart. Below, check out more swoon-worthy options!
In the late 17th century, Anne Marie Orsini, the princess of Nerola (a province of Rome) made the orange blossom her signature scent, adding a few drops to her bath and sprinkling its oil onto her gloves. She popularized the scent, leading to the flower’s essence being dubbed “neroli” in her honor. The CLEAN Blossom Eau de Parfum was inspired by this flower’s long-documented appeal, so that the sweet, honeyed fragrance of orange blossom radiates at the heart of the aromatic composition. Top notes of Tunisian neroli, lilac petals, and yellow freesia create an optimistic, light, fresh,and green but floral aromatic entrance, ushering us to the undeniably feminine heart, comprised of orange blossom, dewy lily, Georgia magnolia, and blue dianthus notes. Skin musk, cotton wood, and sandalwood notes, meanwhile, balance out the floral notes, giving the EDP depth and longevity. The CLEAN Blossom Eau de Parfum, then, makes every woman rejoice in her femininity and grace.
Venessa Arizaga “Love You Berry Much” Bracelet, $55. Available at VenessaArizaga.com
If you pepper your text messages with heart, strawberry, cherry, and kissy face emojis, you’ll appreciate the fun-loving and light-hearted vibe of this handmade Venessa Arizaga bracelet. Ceramic heart, letter, and berry charms spell out a tender and heart-warming message along the front of the bracelet, made of braided threads in onyx, light blue, indigo, and coral tones.
God Save Queens Bibi Bra, $79. Available at GodSaveQueens.com
Would Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé’s naughty alter ego, wear a bra with dainty floral appliqués in pale pink hues? No! Her undergarments would convey a sense of power and control, a girls-run-the-world, female-version-of-a-hustla, I’ll-be-your-naughty-girl confidence. The main portion of this bra might be comprised of soft lace, but the playful fabric and chain fringe trim dangling below the band and creating epaulet-like details at the shoulders make for a staggering and seductive display of bravado.
Kate Spade Two Of A Kind Yours And Mine Wine Glasses, $50. Available at KateSpade.com
Toast to the many romantic moments you’ll spend together in the future, to all the memories that have yet to be made, with these etched glass wine goblets. Not only do the “Yours” and “Mine” etchings communicate your commitment to your union, to the “us” you have formed, but they’ll also help you keep track of whose drink is which, eliminating any confusion. Sweet and practical!
Eberjey Rosemary Chemise, $143. Available at Eberjey.com
Soft yet sultry, this all-lace chemise’s allure lies precisely in its ability to create a push-and-pull between seemingly contradictory notions. The blush pink color conveys a dainty femininity whereas the black contrast trim adds a sense of mystery and danger. The delicate quality of the lace again exudes a demure elegance, but the fabric’s sheerness and the chemise’s curve-hugging fit make this piece feel racy and naughty.
Anna Sheffield Nesting Suite No. 4, $2250. Available at AnnaSheffield.com
When it comes to rings, three is not a crowd! This glamorous trio consists of three rose gold bands, two of them adorned with ruby stones. The Anna Sheffield Nesting Suite No. 4, then, is comprised of the Grand Tiara ring, a 14k rose gold piece with a curved, horseshoe-like arc with a row of inset rubies (0.18 carats in total); the Delicate Curve ring, a simple 14k rose gold band with a swooping curved detail; and the Ruby Dusted Curve ring, which features a tighter arc shape along the front comprised of seven ruby stones creating a “U” shape (o.12 carats in total). The rings can be worn separately or stacked, as shown above, for greater impact.
Lelo INTIMA Silk Blindfold, $69. Available at Lelo.com
Seeing isn’t always believing! Sometimes, a bit of sensory deprivation can lead to a lot of pleasure — especially once you factor in the element of surprise. Designed for “intimate play,” this 100% silk blindfold will allow the wearer to focus exclusively on her body’s reactions to a lover’s touch.
Kris Nations Heart Studs with Turquoise, $40. Available at KrisNations.com
They may be petite, but these 14k gold vermeil stud earrings, measuring 0.3″ in width, pack a mighty punch. Each golden heart features a teeny turquoise stone at its center, with triangular etchings around its perimeter creating a starburst motif.
K. Bell Cat &Heart Balloons Crew Socks, $8. Available at ShopKBell.com
Love can make you feel like you’re floating on air. Pay homage to this sentiment with these adorable cotton-poly blend socks, which feature a smiling cat holding enough heart-shaped balloons to make him lift off the ground, floating into the sky like a character in Up.