Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day fast-approaching. Maybe you haven’t had the time to look for a gift yet. Maybe you’ve forgotten. That’s alright. Last minute gift-shopping is not difficult if you know what to get, or if not, it won’t be so difficult if someone narrows down the possibilities for you. Here are some ideas (carefully selected picks) that will impress and touch the heart of your significant one this Valentine’s.
Here’s the thing. Not every girl and guys want jewellery or bags for Valentine’s. Alexander McQueen knows a thing or two about that and therefore offers other things in their capsule collection. Celebrate Valentine’s Day like a cool Brit with a matching iPhone pouch, a printed silk scarf or a Tread Slick featuring a single wide eye with a heart for a pupil.
If you are looking for a casual day bag with a Valentine’s Day motif, then Gucci’s new shoulder bag might be just what you are searching for. Available in beige/ebony GG supreme canvas and brown leather with a chunky 3-D red Heart application reminiscent of a puzzle-piece on the front flap, this bag will match almost every day-look. If a bag might be too risky a choice (in case you are not entirely sure if it is his or her style) a card case and a mini bag with removable gold chain in a similar fashion is a safer yet equally chic alternative.
For Valentine’s Day, Ferragamo is joining force with artists including Italian sculpture Davide Ronco, Charlotte Mei, American collage artist Johanna Goodman, Turkish digital artist Mert Keskin and Dutch-born Ruth van Beek to create a series of multimedia artworks that will feature in the brand’s Patchwork of Love campaign. Walking in matching steps with Ferragamo’s Vara shoes with mermaid-effect trompe-l’œil uppers in satin for her and driving loafers for him.
Kenzo’s Valentine’s Day capsule collection features essential pieces that embody the Parisian House’s vivacious and all-embracing stance towards love and all its affairs. With declarations of love expressed through words and graphics, Kenzo’s playful T-shirts and sweatshirts are a great for the cool-kid couples who are not into overly sweet nothings and conventional tokens of love.
Love is in the air and there’s nothing wrong with flaunting your sweet side this time of the year. Whether for yourself or your significant others, Versace’s iconic Virtus bag in pastel pink is a great way to express your romantic mood in a stylish way.
Who says that Valentine’s is just about red, pink and cotton candy pastels? Prada’s special selection of gifts for her comes in the form of the brand’s sophisticated Prada Cleo bag. Sleek, and iconic, it reinterprets the brand’s punk influences in a contemporary way. For him, the all black and white choices include bags in a modern silhouette like the Prada Brique and timeless accessories of brushed leather that won’t go out of season—just like your love for each other.
A couple’s outfit can be both casual and cute. Balenciaga’s Valentine’s Day-themed products on the brand’s mini-site include classic items for men and women in sweet hues of pink, red and white with a bold ‘I Love You’ in cute graphics. Then there’s the adorable bracelet that is both romantic as it reminisces the fluttering feelings of young love. The mini site also offers a selection of free digital Valentine’s Day cards. You can frame your loved one’s face, or a couple photos in the sing and double-format heart-shaped frames for you to show your love on social media.
Harry Winston’s romantic Midnight Valentine’s Dance white gold timepiece encapsulates love in a classical way. Animated with a dynamic ensemble of dancing hearts and powered by the finest Swiss mechanical movement, this feminine limited-edition timepiece from the Midnight Collection is a fitting gift to express your love.
What better signifies eternal and timeless love than watches? Get a His and Hers couple watch to wear together this season of love with the Longines Wonder of Love campaign. Pick a matching model ranging from La Grande Classique de Longines to the Longines La Dolce Vita for a discreetly matching accessory.
Perfect for the power couple who are balancing life and love, Mido’s Baroncelli Lady Day is an elegant timepiece with up to 80 hours of power reserve—feminine yet resilient in the best way possible. For the gentleman, the Commander Gradient’s precise and clear-cut design is sophisticated and surprising, making it a wonderful gift for those who live for speed.
Saint Laurent Rive Droite
For Valentine’s day, Saint Laurent is doing a special gift by Anthony Vaccarello: a bouquet of 1 or 15 black baccara roses by Castor Florist made in a matte ivory white paper, sealed with a black ribbon—and a complementary condom. Even better, the set comes with an exclusive selection of chocolate from La Maison Du Chocolat featuring heart shell chocolates in a mix of milk and dark chocolate ganache truffles and glazed chestnuts. A charm necklace made of 18kt yellow gold or sterling silver will also be part of the assortment. This one, however, may be a bit tricky, as it’s exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores in Paris & LA and the Saint Laurent Rive Droite website.