This year more than ever we need to celebrate all the joys we can, so this Valentine’s day, let’s go big and spread the love and happiness to all the special people in our lives. Let our inner Cupids shine!
What could be better than surprising your loved one with a thoughtful present this February? Look no further, we have the perfect Valentine’s gift list for the special loves in your life. Why not show yourself some love too, with a fabulous treat to make your heart smile!
To enjoy together
Plan a special vacation: Although we can’t travel just now, organizing a trip to enjoy together in the future is a wonderful way to feel optimistic about the year to come. Think about spending some quality time together onboard the Orient Express or sailing around the Greek islands. All the places we’ll go!
Spa break: What we all need now is some pampering. If visiting a Spa where you live is currently impossible due to Covid restrictions, create a home Spa! Buy decadent candles, bath oils and have a relaxing day at home. If allowed, have a Spa technician come to your home for massages and treatments. So luxurious and safer than being in a crowded space.
Wine tasting: A wine tasting trip is an unforgettable holiday to share together. Always in beautifully scenic parts of the country. What could be better than lovely wine, great food, glorious views and time spent together relaxing! Again, recreate at home if you can’t travel. Have special wines and champagnes delivered to your home, alongside some yummy gastronomic treats. A monthly wine or champagne delivery makes a wonderful gift to enjoy throughout the year.
Let a thousand Roses bloom! Now, it couldn’t be a proper Valentine’s Gift list without flowers, but these aren’t ordinary flowers. Surprise the love of your life with their super chic and luxurious Malle fleurs trunk, which features roses placed inside one of the iconic trunks, so romantic and utterly fabulous!
Speaking of Louis Vuitton…for the fashionista in your life, the bag of the season is Louis Vuitton’s Heart shaped monogrammed cross body bag. Adorable and stylish, it will make you smile whenever you wear it.
Cashmere: Wrap your love in soft, luxurious wool. Perfect for cozy nights at home, and extremely tactile!
Lingerie: The classic Valentine’s gift. Make sure to take your loved one’s style into consideration. For someone with a more classic style, go for La Perla, as it’s extremely stylish and sexy. Agent provocateur or Rhianna’s Fenty will delight a more daring fashionista!
Self -care: With “Self-care Sundays” taking over social media lately, a gift of beauty products will always be welcomed. Fragrance queen, Jo Malone’s new company “Jo Loves” have the perfect romantic packaging for Valentine’s day. Just like her original line, they come in many stunning fragrances.
Luxury candles like Diptyque, the aforementioned Jo Malone, Byredo, Baobab, Trudon, and Fornasetti make beautiful gifts. They look gorgeous sitting out in the home and fill the air with divine fragrance.
The Hermès lipsticks come in many vibrant shades. What woman doesn’t want to see the iconic orange bag awaiting her!
Jewellery: Another classic Valentine’s gift. The famous Cartier Love collection is a timeless symbol of devotion. Screw the bracelet on your love and throw away the key! Elsa Peretti’s heart collection for Tiffany would please any romantic. With both jewellery and homeware pieces in the collection, there’s something for everyone.
We can’t forget the wonderful men in our life from this Valentine’s gift list, they need spoiling too!
Beautifully made underwear isn’t just for the girls. Treat your man to some sexy, Tom Ford silk underwear, you won’t be able to take your hands off him! Then wrap him up in love, color and comfort in one of Missoni’s stand out robes.
Fragrance: A new scent is always a good idea. I recently bought “Eight and Bob” for my husband. Not only is the fragrance fantastic, but the story behind the scent really appealed to me. The original fragrance was made by French perfumer Albert Fouquet. In 1937 a young John F Kennedy was travelling around France. Within minutes of being introduced, JFK was captivated by the essence that Albert wore. John’s charm and congeniality persuaded Albert to leave him a sample of his fragrance. On returning from his vacation, Albert received a letter from John in the US thanking him for the kind gesture and informing him of the success his perfume was having among his friends. He requested Albert to send him eight samples, “and if your production allows, another one for Bob.” Bob of course being Bobby Kennedy. The fragrance would go on to be popular with Hollywood greats like James Stewart and Cary Grant. I bought the Antibes version as it’s more Summery.
Fashion: Comme de Garçon’s Play line featuring love hearts is a fun and fashionable way to say Happy Valentine’s day to your love. I personally love the white high top Converse sneakers.
For the home
A beautiful piece of artwork is something to be cherished forever. Artist Frederic Forest is famed for his nudes and body drawings. One of his pieces would be a perfect Valentine’s gift.
Coffee table book: I’m a huge fan of gifting and receiving a wonderful artistic book. From travel to architecture there is something for everyone’s hobbies or passions.
Pink crystal quartz: A beautiful, romantic and energising gem, that will bring good vibes to your home.
Hermès blanket: Chic, and iconic. Any fashionista would love one of these luxurious throws in their home!
I hope this Valentine’s gift list by Chic Icon gave you lots of ideas on how to spread the love and joy this Valentine’s day with one of these special gifts for your little cupid!
Text by Pamela McKillop
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