Last chance to WOW them on Valentine’s Day

By Amanda Eberstein

Whether looking for a special something for a significant other, family member or maybe your bestie, show your loved ones just how much you care this Valentine’s Day with these swoon-worthy gifts. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you, curating an assortment of pieces that span home, accessories, jewelry and timepieces. Scroll below and brace for maximum impact when you bring home the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Sometimes a little something is all you need.

One can never have too many shoes, handbags or sunglasses, which is why they can also make the best gifts. For the male traditionalist in your life, try Brioni’s classic black bow tie, Van Cleef & Arpel’s chic mother-of-pearl Alhambra cufflinks or a sleek silver Rimowa watch case—or speak to his elevated street style Saint Laurent’s SL/80 sneakers. Ladies, meanwhile, are sure to love Bulgari’s Serpenti handbag in rose-petal pink, Chloé’s cotton-candy pink mules and Aquazzura’s “Love Me” pumps, which feature a timeless silhouette punctuated by a playful embellished heart.

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Home is where the heart is—and these gifts will certainly raise a pulse.

Give the gift of domestic bliss with unique and inspiring items that will satisfy the ultimate homebody—or even convince that social butterfly to switch gears. Santa Maria Novella’s Rose Gardenia delicate wax tablets smell as romantic as they look, a crystal decanter by Lalique is punctuated by Aphrodite’s sensual curves and Versace’s sumptuous pink Baroque-style bathrobe can be customized with your lover’s name. Or how about Loro Piana’s luxurious silk cashmere Venice slippers, a silver-plated coffee cup by Christofle or Haremlique’s playful Evil Eye guest towel set? All of these and more will take nesting to a new level.

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When a subtle statement doesn’t quite cut it…

Perhaps the ultimate show of affection, these baubles and timepieces speak the language of love—and will be the perfect addition to anyone’s permanent collection. For those who, quite literally, wear their hearts on their sleeves: Hublot’s stunning pink sapphire Big Bang is just the expression you need; Tiffany’s gender-neutral Lock bangle is a bold visual take on the power of personal bonds; and Panerai’s Luminor Chrono with blue sun-brushed dial is an elevated everyday essential. Or go for a statement—and supreme craftsmanship—with Harry Winston’s vibrant amethyst and diamond necklace, Vhernier’s sculptural Pallocino ring or Graff’s True Love earrings, made of two impressive heart-shaped Colombian emeralds.

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