As Valentine’s Day draws near, it’s time to start making restaurant reservations, going shopping for gifts for your significant other, and — if you’re the romantic sort — placing orders for flower bouquets. While sceptics may declare the season of love as an over-commercialised occasion where everything suddenly becomes much more expensive, we believe it’s still a sweet gesture to do or get something special for your beloved. This can be anything from a simple home-cooked meal to a handmade card.
For those planning to pamper their loved ones with an extravagant gift (and have about S$27,000 to spare), we recommend getting the super stylish Saint Laurent cape — a massive fox fur heart cape that’s absolutely apt for the occasion. But if that’s not really your style (or within your budget), we’ve rounded up 10 equally chic items that your special lady will love. All of them are, of course, designed with heart-shaped motifs.
From sneakers to bags and jewellery, there’s something for everyone in our gift guide below. We left out tacky soft toys and impractical display pieces, so you can be assured of items that will last way after Valentine’s Day.
Aurélie Bidermann Fine Jewellery gold-plated cuff
Understated and elegant, Aurélie Bidermann Fine Jewellery’s gold-plated sterling silver cuff is great as an everyday accessory. The minimalist trinket is engraved with three hearts on the front, and has a centre-base opening for easy wear.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato nappa pouch
Practical yet luxurious, Bottega Veneta has created this heart-detailed pouch specially for Valentine’s Day. Beautifully handcrafted in supple nappa leather, this pouch showcases the brand’s Intrecciato weave in all its glory. It also has a cotton-lined interior.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato nappa pouch with croco détails, S$1,740.
Burberry heart print linen shirt
Cut from durable and airy linen fabric, Burberry’s shirt is peppered with adorable heart-shaped motifs. It features single-button cuffs, a point collar and a chest pocket. Wear yours with high-waisted denim jeans for an off-duty look.
Chanel Vintage heart brooch
A rare find, this multicoloured heart brooch from Chanel Vintage features crystal embellishments and a bar pin fastening that dates back to the 1920s. This may not be a brand new trinket, but it sure carries a lot of history and exclusivity.
Chiara Ferragni slip-on sneakers
Created for the fun-loving lady who’s always on the go, these slip-on sneakers by Chiara Ferragni are covered in black glitter and feature heart appliqués on the front.
Fendi silk-satin jumpsuit
Move over sexy lingerie, for this Fendi pyjama-inspired jumpsuit is taking centre stage this Valentine’s Day. Patterned with the brand’s ‘Beating Heart’ print and embroidered with a matching motif at the chest pocket, this silk-satin number is perfect for dinner and the bedroom. Did we mention that it’s super comfortable too?
Gucci embroidered low-top sneakers
Gucci’s classic low-top sneakers with its iconic Web get a Valentine’s Day-worthy facelift. Adorable and chic, they showcase two leather hearts sewn onto their sides. One shoe is emblazoned with a red Ayers snake detail, while the other side sports the same detail in green.
Miu Miu Two Heart-overlay round-frame sunglasses
In line with Miu Miu’s Resort 2017 collection, which was inspired by the cheery culture of the ’60s and ’70s, this pair of sunglasses is quirky yet sophisticated. It is fashioned in double layers of acetate with heart-shaped cut-outs and tinted lenses.
Saint Laurent embossed leather bag
Crafted in a slightly skewed heart shape, Saint Laurent’s Love Box bag is a structured beauty covered in crocodile embossed leather, and finished with a snake-link chain and metal interlocking YSL signature on the front.
Stella McCartney Falabella crystals bag
Stella McCartney’s signature Falabella bag is lovingly updated with shimmery crystals that form a heart. It features an internal patch pocket and an internal snap button closure.