Carrying vestiges of both ancient Roman and Christian traditions, Valentine’s Day is a storied celebration, an opportunity to express our adoration through tokens and gestures from the heart. This year, spoiling your sweetheart might mean veering away from the traditional route of flowers and candy.
Consider treating your valentine to a gift or two from our curated list of seven unexpected treasures. (Or forwarding these suggestions to a man who needs help.)
Seduce the Senses
Give the gift of an in-home spa. Treat your beloved to the intoxicating scents and gourmet ingredients of this Canyon Ranch skin treatment set.
Second to Your Embrace
Wrap your sweetheart in our snug and sophisticated ombre scarf. This tissue-weight voile of two-ply Mongolian cashmere is rich in color and style.
A Writer’s Wardrobe
Take a cue from Charles, Duke of Orleans, the man behind the earliest known written valentine, a poem sent to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Write sweet sentiments to your loved one with this exclusive stationery ensemble crafted using old-world artistry and time-honored printing techniques.
A Lifetime of Memories
Precious keepsakes stay safe and pristine for a lifetime in the LusterLoc™ suede-lined jewelry box. Contrasting black-and-white embossed shagreen leather covers this chic storage solution.
Complete the look with the coordinating frame, a beautiful way to showcase treasured memories.
Tasting for Two
Aerate and enhance the bouquet of a favorite wine with this stunning crystal decanter. Mouth blown and formed without the aid of a mold, this brilliant piece will have your valentine in awe.
A symbol that has survived beyond its ancient origins, the Love Knot is a common token of affection. He’ll proudly wear his heart on his sleeve with these sterling silver cufflinks.