Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts to Spoil Your Special Someone With

WINTER 2018
By Wendy Rose Gould for Modern Muse

In a recent survey conducted by the Happy Couple and SuperDate apps, 45% of their more than 10,000 users reported that their favorite way to spend Valentine's Day was by doing something classically romantic with their significant other. We don't know about you, but we argue that giving gifts with an element of luxury retail is definitely part of a classically romantic evening.

Whether you're planning a candlelit meal at home, heading to an elegant prix-fixe dinner, or splurging on fancy dessert or cocktails somewhere divine, consider rounding out the evening with one of the stunning options we've curated below.

A Delicate Bracelet

Salvatore Ferragamo continues to impress the fashion community with designs that feel equal parts modern and classic. The brand's delicate, ultra-feminine Gancini Bracelet ($3,550) is certainly no exception. The chain-link band is constructed from 18k pink gold and features muted black stingray stones, diamonds, and amethyst. To purchase or view, visit Scottsdale Fashion Square's Ferragamo, and they'll arrange delivery for you.

A Designer Handbag

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but a luxury handbag is definitely going to put her in high spirits on Valentine's Day. The Bottega Veneta Nerro Napoli Medium Leather Tote Bag ($2,800) — handmade in Italy — features the brand's iconic intrecciato woven snakeskin and a tab-over flap with snap closure. It's available in the beige color pictured here, as well as an inky black. You can buy it at Neiman Marcus or inside Scottsdale Fashion Square at the Bottega Veneta store.

A Sparkling Ring + Necklace Pair

Kendra Scott is a queen of precious gemstones and metals, and her namesake brand offers a wide range of settings and designs from which to choose. The Chastain Ring in tourmaline pink ($425) features a diamond accent and is also available in Amethyst, London Blue Topaz and Rainbow Moonstone. The Elisa Pendant Necklace in pavé diamond and 14k rose gold ($975) is an elevated, diamond-encrusted version of the classic style.

You can shop Kendra Scott at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and there's also a stand-alone store at Chandler Fashion Center.

Illuminating, Luxurious Skincare

The Clé de Peau Beauté brand is synonymous with luxury skincare and beauty, and its products remain some of the most coveted on the market. Available at Neiman Marcus, Le Serum ($330) — housed in a stunning chiseled vessel — is an anti-aging serum formulated with tormentilla extract, water lily, Chai Hu technology, and Clé de Peau Beauté's exclusive Complex EX, an illuminating ingredient that diminishes signs of aging. Together, these ingredients hydrate, repair and visibly improve the skin.

Strappy, High-End Sandals

Pair a fresh, fragrant floral bouquet with Ferragamo's Gancio Sandal with Flower Heel ($975) and she'll know you've got good taste. These strappy sandals feature a galvanized metal flower heel and adjustable ankle ties for a splashy-meets-sophisticated outfit detail. We're partial to the Cypress Tree blue shade pictured here, but it also comes in black. Shop it at the Salvatore Ferragamo store inside Scottsdale Fashion Square, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.

An Opulent EDP

In fall 2017, Bulgari launched Goldea — The Roman Night ($95), a sensual floral-meets-musky chypre inspired by one of Italy's sexiest cities. Top notes of spicy black pepper, bergamot, and mulberry make this a bold scent at first spritz, tempered with a soft base of patchouli and black musk, and a rich floral heart of black peony, rose, jasmine and tuberose. You can find it at Sephora, Bloomingdale's and Macy's.