The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
For the initiated, Dr. Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, is nothing short of life—and love—altering. Honing your, and just as importantly, your partner’s love language, does the seemingly simple but indispensable task of pinpointing how you both understand and internalize love most effectively. (And it’s not just romantic love, either, relationships of all kinds can benefit.) For some, it’s hearing those three little words that gets the message across, for others it’s grand romantic gestures or some PDA. Whatever the love language—whether you’re the one doing the talking or listening—we’ve compiled romance-centric gifts that speak to all five.
Words of Affirmation
Sweet nothings, thoughtful compliments, and affectionate declarations in general—not to mention, hearing the words “I love you” on the regular—are all fair game.
THE LAST LINE
Custom Mini Gold Letter
Hoop Earring Charm The Last Line, $109 All ears.
Custom Classic Leather
iphone Case Chaos, $248 Good call.
You & Me & Why We Are In Love Amazon, $13 For your lover or your BFF.
Neon Letters and Numbers Neon MFG, $35 each Shines bright like a diamond.
Dream Girl Sweater Double Trouble, $150 Credit where credit is due.
Baron Von Fancy
You’re Precisely My Cup
of Tea Print Artsy, $2,000 Put it in writing.
Custom Silhouette Mr. Boddington, $45 and up Chicer than a traditional portrait.
O Locket Necklace goop, $888 Personalize it with an inscription of your choosing—initials, partner’s name, a meaningful date or saying.
Chevron Custom Petite
Staionary Necklace Foundrae, $2,275 Fits up to 12 letters or numbers (the rest is up to you).
THE NEW YORKER
12 Week Subscription The New Yorker, $6 For the love of the free press.
Personalized Gold Ring goop, $950 Put (another) ring on it.
Married/Engaged Calling Cards Terrapin Stationers, $8 set of 15 An analog answer to the Facebook relationship status update.
All I Want Is You Mug American Two Shot, $16 Priorities.
A token of appreciation big (jewelry!), or small (chocolates, a signature scent) can go a long way toward communicating that you’re in it for the long run.
TALISMAN COIN BRACELET goop, $4,938 An heirloom in the making.
Art Deco Enamel Compact
and Lipstick Holder Beladora, $2,850 An oldie but goodie.
Maggie louise confections
love potion Maggie Louise Confections, $38 Sweet.
Drop Earring Barneys New York, $2,790 So good you only need the one.
WASHABLE SILK SET Lunya, $178 Subtly sexy.
Sien + Co
Nube Handwoven Throw goop, $470 For Netflix and chill.
Brides de Gala Love
Pocket Square 45 Hermés, $175 We’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t want one.
Red Barcelona Shoulder bag Browns, $1,690 Cross her heart.
Vela Drawstring Pouch goop, $280 A cinch.
Eau de Parfum:
Edition 03 – Incense goop, $165 Magic in a bottle.
Pan & The Dream
Pink Back Seam Tulle Sock Pan & The Dream, $67 Just plain pretty.
Embroidered Wool Beanie NET-A-PORTER, $300 Makes the last weeks of winter a little more bearable, and 100-percent more adorable.
Acts of Service
Doing, not saying, is key for acts of service people: Learn how to make their favorite dinner, indulge their affinity for fresh flowers, book a personalized astrology session in their name…you get the idea.
ALPINE SHEEPSKIN MOC Minnetonka, $56 One of those things they’ll never think to get for themselves.
Wilde House Paper
Stationery Subscriptions Wilde House Paper, $30 per month The next best thing to a love letter.
pizza Apollonia Pizzeria, $13 and up Trust her gut.
mani/pedi Côte, $56 The couple that grooms together, stays together.
Brooklyn bread lab
BREAD AND PASTA MAKING CLASS Brooklyn Bread Lab, Price upon request Learn how to handmake pasta…
Lips Flirty Apron In The Pursuit Studio, $200 …and serve it wearing this (and nothing else)
Natural Wine Membership Rock Juice, $70 and up Curated natural wines at your doorstep every month.
Breakfast in Bed Tea Set goop, $35 Extra points if you make this a habit.
Personalized Matchmaking The BEVY, Free Membership for Women Hint, hint?
High Camp Suppy
Vine & Bloom Box High Camp Supply, $129 Because there’s no such thing as sending flowers too often.
Four Moons Spa
Astrology Reading with
Shannon Aganza Four Moons Spa, $100 and up It’s in the stars.
Copper Pour-Over Kettle goop, $192 Hot.
Acknowledging that uninterrupted, all-eyes-on-them quality time is precious—and planning accordingly—is the best way to express that you get what they’re all about.
- ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG Resort Rosewood Luang Prabang , Price upon request Never too early to plan your next couple’s retreat.
Gift Box Beboe, $100 A V-day classic, reimagined.
SOUNDBATH Woom Center, Price varies Nothing but good vibes.
dried FLOral WORKSHOP Flowerboy Project, Price upon request What’s old is new again.
COOKING CLASSes Plant Lab, $125 and up Classical culinary training + wellness education, all in one.
SNOWE x goop
Bubbly Set goop, $135 Strawberry champagne on ice.
Call Me By Your Name
Soundtrack on Vinyl Merchbar, $37 A romance for the (record) books.
The Leica C Camera
in Light Gold Leica, $695 A new hobby you can take up together.
Tiffany & Co.
Leather and Walnut Table Tennis Paddles Tiffany & Co., $650 It’s all fun and games.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Unicorn in Captivity Puzzle The Metropolitan Museum of Art, $20 Surprisingly meditative.
Coco Rose Body Polish goop, $36 Simple and indulgent.
Bitter + Bottles
Recurring Cocktail Box Delivered Cocktail Box, $79 per month Shake it up.
This doesn’t necessarily mean hooking up, all physical connections—from walking hand-in-hand, to kissing hello and goodbye, to heavy petting—count.
Photography Book Taschen, $30 Picture perfect.
Lover’s Oil goop, $32 Three words: aphrodisiac essential oils.
- Mukul spa Mukul, Price varies Crystal temple, included.
Extra Large Natural
Spotted Icelandic Sheepskin The Line, $245 Use your imagination.
WASHABLE SILK SLIP DRESS Lunya, $198 For slipping into something more comfortable.
Georgia O’Keeffe A Portrait General Store, $175 Subtle.
Dr julie von
couples crystal chakra massage Dr Julie Von, Price upon request Yes, it’s a thing and it’s wonderful.
Rose de Mai Massage CANdle goop, $51 Just pour the wax from the spout right onto skin—it feels incredible, and makes an instant romantic massage oil.
Paper Chase Press x Afterall x goop
Dirty Talk Card Set goop, $34 A NSFW version of the valentines you gave your crush back in the day.
Londin angel winters
The YOGA OF INTIMACY Londin Angel Winters, Price upon request Better together.
On demand massage Zeel, Price upon request Book an at-home couples massage, instantly.
Rumi Bra Anine Bing, $89 Me-ow.
Satin Panty Anine Bing, $39