Truly Madly Deeply — Prepare To Be Smitten With Part 3 Of Our 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Love is a many splendored thing — and so are the thoughtful gifts we’ve amassed in Part 3 of our Valentine’s Day gift guide. From unique floral arrangements to playful pajama sets, luxurious baubles, and chic bags, we’ve got plenty of treats for your sweets.
Unattached this February 14th? Don’t sweat it —in fact, relish your “me” time, play Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” (because, really, you don’t need a dancing partner to have a great time), and treat yourself to some of these stylish goodies.
Lip It Good Studded Backpack, $65. Available at NastyGal.com
Talk about some lip service! This black vegan leather backpack will add an edgy twist to any sporty-but-streetwise look thanks to the silver and red studs covering its exterior, all of which are perfectly arranged to create a lip pattern. Measuring 11.5″ in height, 9.5″ in width, and 5.5″ in depth, this is one weight you’ll want to carry on your shoulders!
Chuck Taylor Converse All Star Iridescent Leather Sneakers, $85. Available at Converse.com
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Converse decided to explore the more surreal, magical, unexplainable elements of love with a collection of iridescent Chuck Taylor kicks like those pictured above, which feature gold-and-yellow leather uppers with a crackled effect, bright red laces, a tiny gold stud accent above the leather cap toe, and an iridescent rubber outsole.
Pro Flowers Be Mine Ombre Trio, $39.99. Available at ProFlowers.com
Once a gal received this tulip flower arrangement, she’ll likely pucker up her own two lips and plant a big smooch on your cheek! This Pro Flowers Valentine’s Day arrangement consists of three tulip bulbs, each one in a specific shade of pink, to create an tri-color ombré effect, with the hues ranging from a peony pink to a deep mauve-ish tone and, last, to a fun-loving hot pink. The bulbs arrive planted in a pink ombré box measuring 15″ in length, 5″ in width, and 4″ in height, with three compartments built in to separate each tulip hue and the words “Be Mine” emblazoned along the outside of the box in bold ombré letters. Sure, they’ll take 2-3 weeks to fully bloom but, once they do, the gift will feel all the more magical.
Yael Sonia Kite Ring, $3600. Available at YaelSonia.com
As the saying goes, “Kites rise highest against the wind — not with it.” Show that special person in your life who is willing to swim against the current and stay true to her own believes that you appreciate her strength and courage with this stunning Yael Sonia ring, crafted out of 18k yellow gold and featuring two diamond-shaped amethysts on either end of the open ring (a total of 3.7cts). Triangular strips below each amethyst stone resemble the base of a kite, while tiny diamond-adorned rings encircle the apexes of the triangles, likely as a nod to the string tied around a kite’s base. What woman wouldn’t feel like flying with this soaring bauble?
Kiko Milano Cosmetics Angel Kiss Set, $6.90. Available at KikoCosmetics.com
Every girl wants soft, smooth, kissable lips, and this Kiko Milano set will help them achieve that goal. Each boxed set includes a Velvet Lip Scrub, formulated with sugar crystals that slough away dead skin cells (a must during the winter season!) while also moisturizing and smoothing lips thanks to a combination of nourishing jojoba oil, hydrating sunflower seed oil, and soothing rosemary extract. Once the lip scrub treatment is complete, you can follow up with the Kiss Balm, which deposits a luminous, semi-sheer veil of pink color atop the pout and which leaves lips supple and soft thanks to the shea butter and soybean glycerides in the formula. Best of all, both products have an irresistible champagne and strawberry scent that’s perfect for an evening of romance!
Joe Boxer Hearts & Arrows Top & Shorts, $21.60. Available at Kmart.com
If racy lingerie doesn’t feel like an appropriate or fitting purchase, don’t fight your instincts. There are so many varieties of coquettish, bedroom-ready wear! This Joe Boxer pajama set, for instance, will prove incredibly practical and functional, but it also has a fun-loving, flirty vibe thanks to the heart-and-arrows print and the lace trim along the camisole top’s neckline. Paging Cupid!
Citizen Silhouette Watch, $275. Visit CitizenWatch.com
Not a minute goes by when you don’t think about her? Let her know that by gifting her this Citizen Silhouette Bangle timepiece, featuring a pink gold-tone bracelet and a bold black dial. Accompany it with a note saying you are giving her your heart and all of your time. Not only will the symbolism of the gift make her heart swoon, but the luxury-loving fashionista inside of her will smile when presented with such a timeless and sleek piece. The curved “X” shapes framing the dial, meanwhile, make it the perfect way to spell out XOXO through a gift.
Repetto Cendrilla Ballerina Flats, $275. Available at Repetto.com
These low-cut ballerina flats, made out of white-and-red cotton, will add a cutesy touch to any ensemble — whether it’s a red fit-and-flare dress or skinny jeans and a graphic tee. A lace in the grosgrain edging, meanwhile, allows the wearer to adjust the fit as needed until the shoes feel like a second skin.
Rebecca Minkoff Heart Fringe Pouch, $75. Available at RebeccaMinkoff.com
Talk about pulling on our heart strings! This heart-shaped, pale pink Rebecca Minkoff leather pouch features long fringe strands for a slightly Bohemian vibe that’s delightfully on trend. If you’re a minimalist, you’ll have just enough room inside the 5.5″-wide and 5″-tall pouch to hold your cash, credit card, ID, smartphone, and lipstick Those who are fond of large totes, meanwhile, can use this pouch as a keyring or even attach it to one of the outer rings of a roomier satchel for some added flair.
Uniqlo Hearts Print Boy Shorts, $6.45. Available at Uniqlo.com
You’ll feel like reenacting Cameron Diaz’s dancing-in-your-underwear scene in Charlie’s Angels when you shimmy into these comfortable Uniqlo boy shorts, which feature a playful heart print with dainty bows on the center of each white or pink heart. Made of stretchy cotton, these undies feature decorative pink pearls along the “fly” area as a nod to the buttoned flaps traditionally found on mens’ boxers.
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