The time is almost here, gentlemen. With just over two weeks to go until the 14th of February, we quickly discover what camp each of us falls into for Valentine’s Day. Either you have a gift for the special woman in your life sorted or, a bit like me, you prefer the adrenaline rush of a last-minute purchase. If you fall into the latter category, let me introduce you to a few key premium gift options that should sweep her off her feet. They carry a slightly higher price tag, but think of these choices as more of a long-term investment than a one-time gift. Even better, there are no real sizing issues here which eliminates the guesswork (and inevitable feeling of failure).
MOSCHINO Driving Gloves (£140)
Although they are known for some outrageous designs and print work, MOSCHINO prove that they can also target the slightly more classic end of the market with these black leather and wool driving gloves which feature a gold-tone logo plaque. Protect her manicure in style and add a touch of class to a February necessity with this Valentine’s Day purchase.
Gucci GG Buckle Belt from Farfetch £240
The name Gucci carries itself when it comes to the luxury gift market. Established Italian craftsmanship is given a subtle twist with this stripe belt; the signature interlocking GG buckle providing the statement that you have really invested in her this Valentine’s Day. Even better if her initials are GG.
Burberry House Check Scarf (£350)
It’s still definitely an iconic Burberry piece, just without the hefty price tag carried by the larger trench coat. Burberry check is a great accessory for any outfit and this check scarf can be worn from winter through to a chillier summer month. A scarf is also a very safe choice as it’s one-size-fits-all. No guesswork here.
Prada Eyewear Hexagonal Frame Sunglasses (£237)
If you’re feeling a little bit more optimistic about spring and summer actually being sunny, rather than wet and cold, then these matte pink hexagonal frame sunglasses from Prada Eyewear are an excellent choice for her. A throwback to decades-old styling, they offer something a little different to the plethora of round lenses that are an everyday buy.
Perhaps the ultimate coffee table book. Cartier is synonymous with luxury and this illustrated guide documents the panther throughout art history and popular culture, tracking the evolution of Cartier’s exquisite Panther jewellery. The book is unbelievably cool and is a great accessory for the home. You may want to buy a book stand too if you’re feeling generous this Valentine’s Day.
BY TERRY Cellularose Hydradiance Serum (£75)
The least expensive item on this list, but by no means the least impressive. This re-energising serum helps to reveal a plumped and radiant skin by working with the body’s own cells. Skincare is crucial all year round and this is a gift that not only shows that you know her, but also care about her. A glowing face is a happy face.
Monogram Wallet or similar from Saint Laurent (£465)
Three letters say it all; Y, S and L. This nude calf leather Monogram wallet from Saint Laurent keeps things classy and elegant with a gold-tone logo plaque and quilted effect calf leather. For many women, a bag or a clutch is often a statement piece and you could do a whole lot worse than treating her to this as a gift this Valentine’s Day.