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Love is a luxury that only a few are lucky to have if you count yourself amongst the few then here’s your Valentine’s Day luxe gift guide.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day there’s only two routes to take. You can either skip the festivities or dive in deep with red roses, balloons, chocolates, and the whole jingbang. If you’ve decided on the later, let us play Cupid and guide you in the direction that’s sure to please your better half. While love don’t cost a thing, a little something for your beloved on Valentine’s Day certainly does. So it’s important to pick gifts that are not only thematic but also a great investment for the years to come.

Fresh hues at Fendi

Fendi’s 2021 St. Valentine’s Day collection
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Overwhelmed by the gamut of red and pink around you? It’s time to switch up your ambit of gifting choices and explore Fendi’s 2021 St. Valentine’s Day collection which is inspired by the Italian maison’s packaging. A graphic design and an offbeat colour palette of signature FENDI yellow and delicate powder pink. Accessories for women that need your attention are the pink Mon Trésor bucket mini bag and padded Mini Baguette with an all-over FF logo motif. While, men are sure to be chuffed with their selection of cashmere scarves, belts, and Men’s Peekaboo carry-on all peppered with the FF logo.    

It’s all rock and roll at Gucci

Gucci Valentine's Day collection shot by Brad Elterman
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‘If music be the food of love, play on’, said the great bard and adding a little rock and roll to this ideology is Alessandro Michele’s compilation of Gucci’s greatest hits for Valentine’s Day. Los Angeles-based rock photographer Brad Elterman captures the love-infiltrated collection to reflect a light-hearted romance between eclectic characters. Gucci’s product line is dotted with a new House Heart symbol and can be seen on women’s jewellery, signature bags like the Gucci Jackie and Gucci Horsebit. Explore the full collection on lovelovelove.gucci.com. Showing the men some love is Gucci’s DIY service that lets you personalise men’s RTW clothing with touches like an arrowed heart, date or initial. Mark your territory ladies.

Game On with Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection
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Raise your stakes this Valentine’s Day with Louis Vuitton’s cruise collection that’s all about laying your cards down when it comes to love. Ironically, the collection is inspired by a stationary journey and exploring one’s own territory (and self) instead of traveling. It takes motifs from playing cards (a traveller’s best companion) and merges the four suits with the maison’s Monogram flowers. Raise the ante on gifting as the almighty heart reigns via signature accessories.

Hermès Objets d’heart

 

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Say hello to Hermès’ curated selection of gifts for him and her this Valentine’s Day. These unique objet d’arts are inspired by many of their iconic pieces from the French luxury maison. Jewellery inspired by a belt from the 1950s showcasing a metallic plate pierced with a heart attached to a piece of red leather using periage is the perfect combination of old and new. Men will be mighty pleased with the silk twill ties and scarves with the brand’s equestrian motifs on them.

Watch out for Furla

Furla Logo Links
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The best gift you can give a loved one is time, and closing second is a watch that reminds you of time spent together and the ones to follow. Capturing this essence is Furla’s Valentine’s Day edition of timeless watches. Pick between the Furla Bangle in rose gold with arch pattern on dial and a metal link bracelet or the silver Furla Essential with triple row of sparkling Swarovski crystals on the bezel. For a more traditional watch affinado, the Furla Logo Links with its Italian leather straps and logo-laden dial is a great gift.

Heart to heart with Chopard

Chopard Happy Hearts Collection
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Chopard’s Happy Hearts collection is a perennial favourite and an easy choice when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifting. Making this heartfelt connection stronger is their collaboration with Naked Heart Foundation which works to support underprivileged children. Whether you pick a dainty bangle, a long sautoir necklace or chandelier earrings, a part of the profits is donated to the cause. The collection is also a design collaboration between Chopard’s Caroline Scheufele and their founder, Natalia Vodianova. Enhanced with soft pink mother-of-pearl touches, these sweet tokens of love are crafted in ethical 18-carat rose or white gold and enriched with diamonds.

Akshita Nahar Jain
Sr Associate Editor
Akshita Nahar Jain has worked with various publications, including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Bride, and Time Out Delhi, and written extensively on fashion and lifestyle. A sucker for alliteration and shows with more style than script, she enjoys scrolling the web for less travelled destinations.