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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

W Editors divulge what they’re gifting (and hoping to receive) this V-Day.


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“Lately my preparation for Valentine’s Day has been similar to how I approach Halloween: prepare myself for chocolate consumption, and find an appropriate outfit. That being said, I can’t think of a better time to pull out the lacy red lingerie, like these cute ones from Mimi Holliday by Damaris.”

Mimi Holliday by Damaris frappe lace and silk-satin plunge bra and thong at net-a-porter.com

2

“I’d love the Tiffany’s Paloma Picasso Graffiti “Love” ring. It seems so unlike me to express my feelings out loud, let alone emblazoned on my finger in diamonds, but I guess that’s what love—and diamonds—can do to a girl!” ([tiffany.com](http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/item.aspx?mcat=148210&sku=GRP04141& amp;selectedsku=27234593&cid=287466&search_params=s+5-p+2c+ 287466r+101323351+101288189-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t&fromgrid=1))

3

“I’m surprising my husband with a Go Pro wearable HD camera, the kind that attaches to your ski or cycling helmut. He’s such a hots**t skier, I think he’ll have a blast with it without getting too carried away, or extreme. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll give it to our kids instead…”(gopro.com)

“My husband gave me my gift early: He took me to see Keren Ann at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook program. We’d seen her at Bowery Ballroom years ago, but The Rose Room at JALC is much more our speed: there’s seating and the floors aren’t beer-sticky.” (americansongbook.org)

4

“My husband and I have been trading bouquets from Blue Meadow Flowers for the last 15 years. The East Village florist has seen us through a whole lot of job changes and promotions, dates, one engagement, one wedding, the birth of one child, and many, many anniversaries and Valentine’s Days (even an “I’m sorry” or two). I adore their downtown vibe— always the coolest, most eclectic arrangements.” (bluemeadowflowers.com)

5

“Usually for Valentine’s day, rather than exchanging gifts, we plan a fun outing. (For Chrismukkah this year, we made plans to go to a firing range in the city.) So, maybe a dinner at the epic Brooklyn Fare would hit the right, more romantic note. Though take note, they take reservations six weeks out.” (brooklynfare.com)

6

“I love gold rings from Finn—all of their jewelry is whimsical and romantic perfect for Valentine’s Day.” (finnjewelry.com)

7

“My boyfriend doesn’t smoke, but he is a sucker for a cool vintage find. This 1960’s spaceship cigarette holder doubles as a pen pot—a quirky object d’art/conversation starter for his office desk.” (atelier-mayer.com)

“I’m one of those girls who embraces Valentine’s Day, so I’d love this glitter conversation heart piece by Manhattan artist, Camomile Hixon. I spotted it at Maison 24, a new boutique in Manhattan that carries some irresistibly campy stuff.” (maison24.com)

8

“My favorite Brooklyn-based florist Saipua, in collaboration with florist Nicolette Camille, will be opening a SoHo-based Valentine’s pop-up shop where you or your loved one can order an arrangement starting on February 11th through the 14th. Saipua did the flowers for my wedding and each arrangement was perfect, fresh and unique.” (saipua.com)

9

“Nothing is more romantic than coming home to a wonderful scent. I adore Ovando’s new signature candle collection and I’m hoping my husband picks one up for Valentine’s Day to set the mood. Each intoxicating fragrance offers a blissful escape; it’s the perfect gift.” (ovandony.com)

“I plan to surprise my husband with a weekend holiday to one of our favorite locales. No better way to refresh the romance at country hotel Glenmere Mansion in Chester, NY. We love the European-style elegance, but most of all that the drive is only 45 minutes outside of NYC. The perfect getaway if you’re looking for sheer luxury, wonderful food, and a beautiful home environment.” (glenmeremansion.com)

10

“For my fiancé, I’d love to give him a trip to Chicago to have dinner at Rick Bayless’ Topolobampo restaurant. We have all his cookbooks but have never been to his restaurants.” (rickbayless.com)

“And from him, I’d love a weekend getaway to Post Ranch Inn!” ([postranchinn.com](http://www.postranchinn.com/accommodations/?gclid= CMH_xaP5jK4CFYmK4AodjRV6eQ))

11

“Having a new baby at home means I’ve been living in pajamas for the past three months. This lace and silk-chiffon kimono style robe from Jenny Packham is exactly what I need now, the perfect time-to-focus-on-me-again indulgence.” (Net-a-Porter.com)