blog | 08.02.2019
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (commence frantic last-minute gift shopping) … Finding the perfect gift can be a daunting experience at best, especially when you’re trying to find one that says exactly what you want it to say, no more and definitely no less.
And what greater feeling than watching your loved ones and friends opening up a gift they love. You literally get to watch them fall head over heels right in front of you. I’m smiling just thinking about it.
At Harrolds we have an endless selection of luxury gifts that, no matter the message you’re trying to convey, will make them feel like the luckiest person in the world. Whether it’s for a new love, an old one, a potential one, or for a friend or family member, we’ve put together a selection of our picks for this year’s Valentine’s Day.
If you’re stuck for ideas, shoes are always a good idea. We repeat, always. This season we’re crushing hard on the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Mules. The style is a cult classic for a reason and is the perfect edition to any outfit due to its elegant and minimalist design.
We also can’t look past the Tom Ford Crystal T Screw Sandals. The sleek design is nostalgic of the nineties and is so flattering in shape, tying up around the ankle for extra support.
And what outfit would be complete without a sweet bag to compliment it. The Saint Laurent Love Heart bag is our choice this year and is the perfect size to fit all the essentials for a night out, like the Amouage fragrance.
If you’re looking for a gift that’s a bit more versatile across day to night, this gift pack is for you. Some shoes that don’t take themselves too seriously and are a bit flirtier than the Saint Laurent’s are the Stella McCartney mules. Another style that seems to draw inspiration from the nineties and have a real Carrie Bradshaw vibe about them.
Alternatively, for a woman on the go there’s the Alexander McQueen Oversized Sneaker. These have been around for some time now, and don’t show any sign of slowing down anytime soon. They’re made from calf leather and have a luxurious red suede heel.
For accessories we’ve picked the Alexander McQueen knuckle crossbody bag, which is both feminine and edgy, and the Comme des Garcons Teeth Wallet, because it’s super cute and playful. Its unassuming black exterior means its business on the back, party inside.
Take the Balenciaga Card Holder for example, this is a gift that’s both practical and stylish, handcrafted in italy from quality calfskin. This is a great alternative to a regular wallet and has a sleek design so it’s the perfect size for a night out.
For more of a statement piece there’s the Valentino Garavani Belt Bag. The belt bag trend is something we’ve been seeing for a few seasons now and is still a key piece we’re still seeing come through for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2019 season.
We’re also loving the Alexander McQueen Skull Cufflinks, which are handcrafted from silver-tone brass and has McQUEEN etched on the inside. These are a great addition to a Valentine’s gift as they elevate any suit and make for a great accessory for the upcoming wedding and spring racing season.
And lastly, a present that gives back just as much as it gives; the Cire Trudon Candle in Rose Poivree. This is a really fresh scent that has a burn life for up to 55-60 hours. Plus, the brand has a rich history which backdates all the way to the 17th century when Claude Trudon opened a boutique in Paris where he sold groceries and candles.
This final gift pack is for the contemporary tech lover. The Master & Dynamic MW60 Over-Ear Headphones are made from premium leather, have inbuilt memory foam, an inbuilt noise-isolating microphone and controls, a 16-hour battery life and a Bluetooth range three times the industry average.
Accessories wise we’ve chosen the Balenciaga lanyard and Alexander McQueen Studded Bracelet. These are both simple designs that can be incorporated into almost any outfit and add an extra edge. plus, the studded bracelet is really giving me ryan attwood vibes from the oc.
And because what gift pack would be complete without a fragrance, we’ve chosen the Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum in Amazing Green. This scent has undertones of green pepper, palm tree leaves, hazelnut, ivy and white musk amongst others so it’s as refreshing as it is brooding (and sexy).
Lastly, of course, we’ve also included another Balenciaga card holder (guilty) because they’re functional, dapper and sure to please.
happy valentine's day lovers.