In The Mood For Love: This Season's Best Valentine’s Day Gifts

Romance is definitely in the air this Valentine’s Day, and what better way to commemorate the month of love than with the most covetable tokens of affection? Here are some of the goodies we love.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, romance is definitely in the air. And while gifts and presents may not be everyone’s love language, these thoughtful tokens are sure to convey affection. Moreover, you don’t need to be in a couple to participate in Cupid’s amorous fete, with this lovey-dovey occasion the perfect time to honor one’s friends, and family.

It’s also the perfect excuse to indulge in a little self-care, and a timely reminder to always nourish our relationship with ourselves. From noteworthy splurges to little luxuries, we’ve curated a list of some of these season’s most covetable finds to get you in the mood. If you’re looking for a sign to treat your loved ones this year, or yourself, then this is it.

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Sweet Hearts

To start off, there’s nothing quite like jewelry to celebrate the month of love, as heart-shaped baubles take center stage. Elsa Peretti’s diamond and gold hearts for Tiffany & Co. are irreverent but classic, while Prada’s chubby pendant give this motif a cute spin. 

Prada gold pendant/Photo from Prada’s official website
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti diamond and gold brooch/Photo from Tiffany & Co.’s official website 

Cultivate passion with a sweet scent like Dolce & Gabbana’s Devotion, a fresh take on vanilla that opens with candied lemons, before revealing a heart of panacotta and orange blossom. Additionally, it’s a gourmand scent that is warm but isn’t cloyingly sweet, with a sensual velvety drydown. To complete the look, indulge in the brand’s newly launched cosmetics, like its Devotion Liquid Lipstick and Devotion Illuminating Face Powder. 

Furthermore, for those into collecting limited-edition drops, Clé de Peau Beauté’s Love collection features its a host of skincare and cosmetics, decorated with illustrations by French artist Margot Reverdy. 

Dolce & Gabbana Devotion Liquid Lipstick, Devotion Illuminating Face Powder, and Devotion Perfume/Photo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana 
Clé de Peau Beauté Illuminating Face Powder/Photo courtesy of Clé de Peau Beauté 

If you’re looking to scent your space or make bath time especially indulgent, stock up on Diptyque’s scented treasures, like its cult favorite Baies and Roses candles in special Valentine’s Day vessels.

Diptyque Baies and Roses Scented Candle Duo/Photo courtesy of Diptyque 

The Language of Flowers

Nothing speaks to the hopeless romantic more than flowers, with people during Victorian times going so far as to convey entire messages with their choice of blooms. Such is the appeal of these botanical marvels, making them the quintessential Valentine’s present. Nonetheless, whether you opt for a traditional bouquet, or any of these blooming goodies, your token of affections is sure melt a few hearts. 

Exude the feminine sweetness of flowers with enchanting scents that are certain to get you your fair share of compliments. Those seeking a floral with a layered warmth are certain to fall in love with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia. Notably, the dreamy perfume centers on the Magnolia Alba, and is layered with coconut, dewberries, jasmine sambac, and patchouli for a velvety feel.

Needless to say, no discussion on florals would be complete without an homage to the rose. One luminous and contemporary blend is Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Forte Rosa Palissandro. The vivacious quality of the Damask rose is enveloped by a concerto of fresh and woody notes, notably rosewood, geranium, lemon, and coriander. As an added plus, the brand’s Aqua Allegoria range is blended with organic alcohol from beetroot.  

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia/Photo courtesy of Gucci
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Rosa Palissandro Forte/Photo from Guerlain’s official website

The gift of art is always welcome, and we are partial to collectible objects that feature the work of Juvenal Sansó. A glicée print of Sansó’s gorgeous 1960s floral entitled “Alegra La Sombra” is certain to impress. What’s more is that part of the proceeds benefit Fundacion Sanso’s charities and scholars. 

Petals made of precious gems likewise capture the allure of love, becoming both elegant accoutrements and cherished keepsakes. Jul B. Dizon’s breathtaking blooms, crafted in gold, diamonds and other precious stones capture the ethereal beauty of these flowers for eternity. 

Alegra La Sombra by Juvenal Sansó glicee print/Photo courtesy of Foundacion Sansó 
Jul B. Dizon floral brooch of druzy agate, diamonds, black spinels and sapphires/Photo from Jul B. Dizon’s official Instagram

Think Pink

If there’s one color we can’t help but associate with the month of love, it’s pink. Be it a bold and bright magenta, or a pale blush, this feminine hue is guaranteed to charm. For Valentine’s Day, a pop of fuchsia for date night is sure to leave a lasting impression. We love these pretty frocks from Carolina Herrera, that will look fantastic all year round.

Tod’s is likewise feeling the love, releasing a special edition of their T Timeless bag in pink for Valentine’s. 

Carolina Herrera dresses/Photos courtesy of Carolina Herrera
Tod’s Valentine’s special edition T Timeless bag/Photo courtesy of Tod’s

For makeup that’s equal doses polished and pretty, start with a flawless base like Teviant’s Luminous Radiant Primer. Follow this up with The Ultimate Skin Master Foundation and concealer. Lastly, try its Ultimate Skin Master Loose Powder in Cotton Candy for a brightening finish. 

For eyes, Huda Beauty’s Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette has a gorgeous mélange of pinkish neutrals, and crystalline shimmers. Additionally, it’s a versatile palette certain to lend itself to a variety of alluring looks.

Teviant The Ultimate Skin Master Foundation, Concealer, Luminous Radiant Primer, and Loose Powder/Photo courtesy of Teviant
Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette/Photo from Huda Beauty’s official website

With purses getting smaller and smaller, Dior’s Miss Dior Mini Miss solid perfumes could not have come at a better time. Sporting a whole new alcohol-free formulation that’s enriched with rose wax, the clear balm melts comfortably onto skin. Creating a scented veil, they also help other scents last when layered together. Housed in a chic houndstooth jacquard case as a nod to the Maison’s style codes, it comes in two of the brand’s favorite scents – Miss Dior and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet. 

Finally, finish off with Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl Blush, a sophisticated floral with a heart of peony and ylang ylang. Notably, The striking bottle makes this sensual scent even more covetable, and a great addition to one’s perfume collection.

Dior Miss Dior Mini Miss solid perfume/Photo courtesy of Dior
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush/Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Banner photo via Instagram @tiffanyandco.

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