Items festooned with hearts (especially mini hearts of the D. Porthault variety) always seem to win me over. Without appearing to be too sweet, there is something to be said for Valentine and Galentine gifts that get the message across while staying in the realm of good design. Following that lead, I have created a roundup of some of my favorite nifty gifties, sure to put a smile on your face. Go classic or emblazon the words across your chest and shout it out- love is love, and it’s worth celebrating!
Send a love note. Sugar Paper makes some of the best paper goods, from stationery to desk accessories, they design clean and pretty pieces.
Send blooms! This UrbanStems arrangement is designed by every New Yorker’s favorite “Flower Flash” phenom, Lewis Miller. Everything he does makes me smile. His sidewalk flower installations pop up in unexpected places and dress up garbage cans with heartfelt explosions of floral beauty.
Or, send a bloom that will live on forever. One of my favorite photographers Paul Lange has a series of striking flower images called Big Blooms that are just gorgeous. This gift is sure to wow.
Williams Sonoma makes the best gummy candies for every holiday. Not only are they tasty, they look good in a pretty bowl and add that extra something.
Why wear one heart when you can wear two? Rebecca de Ravenel and her earring empire continues to introduce terrific new designs, and these gold hearts are no exception.
Pink and white gingham is always a favorite, so when Sleepy Jones uses the darling check on pajamas, It’s a win win
Say it out loud with Tory Burch’s performance cashmere sweater that gets straight to the point.
Each season Mansur Gavriel launches covetable new handbag designs, this bucket bag with a bit of fringe has a bit of detail but delivers on their clean, minimalist design aesthetic the brand is known for.
A chic cameo ring from Janet Gregg is a great addition to any look- I love wearing one chunky piece of jewelry as a statement piece.
Don’t try and reinvent the wheel. This Nars Dragon Girl red lip pencil has stood the test of time and is a clear winner amongst red lipstick fans.
A shade of classic red nail polish that looks good on everyone is possible with Tom Ford’s Scarlet Chinois.
Socks are the new standout accessory. Kule has you covered with with LOVE sports socks with stripe detail.
So I am not a mules person, but I’d wear these heart-adorned slip on’s from Stubbs and Wooton.
Cause heart prints are sweet, Love is Love Mugs from West Elm