Editors' Picks: The Valentine's Day Gifts We're Giving the Special People in Our Lives
Hanky Panky Thong Rose Bouquet
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: If you’re like me, and think that flowers, while lovely, are kind of a rip off, then you’ll love this genius gift: a dozen long stem thong roses. Yes, you read that correctly. Each “flower” in this bouquet is actually a Hanky Panky lace thong (the gold standard of thongs) rolled up to look like a rose. They come in a beautiful box with tissue paper and ribbon, plus the brand’s lingerie wash. I guarantee the recipient will be thrilled with her blooms.
Buy It! Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong Rose Bouquet of 12, $300; hankypanky.com
Venus ET Fleur Arrangement
Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: As cliché as it sounds, I'm a total sucker for roses on Valentine's Day. My boyfriend has spent upwards of $75 on a bouquet that lasts for only a few days, so this year I'm suggesting he invest in a gorgeous floral box from Venus ET Fleur made from Eternity Roses that last for an entire year. And yes, they're actually real roses that hold their scent! Bonus: if you're a last minute shopper, Venus ET Fleur is launching 1800IFORGET.com on Feb. 13, which will send some arrangements same-day.
Studs Heart Hoops
Hanna Flanagan, Style & Beauty Assistant: I prefer festive dressing in small doses and will not be sporting head-to-toe red on Valentine's Day (cc: Kylie Jenner). Instead, you’ll catch me wearing something neutral with fun accessories like pink hair barrettes, a red clutch and these heart-shaped gold hoops by Studs. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, these earrings will add a little something special to your look.
Buy It! Studs Heart Hoops, $44; studs.com
Minted Custom Photo Art
Andrea Lavinthal, Style + Beauty Director: Like most moms, I have 4,000 photos of my kids in my phone but only a few hard copies framed in our home. And if I’m being honest, it’s been so long since I updated our photos that you wouldn’t know we had a second child by looking at them ( hi, Vaughn, we love you). So for Valentine’s Day, I’m giving my family the gift of Minted wall art featuring their own beautiful faces. And in return, my husband can give me the gift of hanging it all up.
Buy It! Minted Custom Photo Art, prices vary; minted.com
Wild One Personalized Bowl
Kaitlyn Frey, Assistant Style & Beauty Editor: I'm always looking for a good excuse to spoil my furry friends, and Valentine's Day if the perfect time for it. One of my favorite super-stylish pet brands, Wild One, recently launched cute food and water bowls, which can be personalized with whatever sweet message (and even emojis!) of your liking.
Ted Baker Travel Bag
Hanna Flanagan, Style & Beauty Assistant: This weekend bag is really the best of both worlds — spacious but chic and compact. Plus, it includes all the essentials like internal pockets, a removable shoulder strap and (electric blue!) inner lining. My Valentine is going to love this luxurious Ted Baker design and so will yours.
Buy It! Ted Baker BASKER Plain Holdall, $239; tedbaker.com
August & June Heart Charm
Katie Intner, Style & Beauty: My mom (the ultimate trendsetter) recently got a charm bracelet, and I can't think of a more perfect addition to her bauble, and Valentine's Day gift, than a heart. Not only is this charm covered in pave diamonds for a subtle sparkle, but it comes in three colors (white gold, rose gold and gold) so you can mix metals or
Carole Radziwill x Smash + Tess Pants
Hanna Flanagan, Style & Beauty Assistant: As lame as it sounds, I truly look forward to changing out of my work clothes and slipping into these cozy, loose-fitting pants after a long day — this Galentine’s Day, I’m giving a pair to my friends so they can experience the same euphoria. The ribbed jersey blend is soft enough to sleep in but the flattering wide leg style is also perfect for a lunch date or running errands. When I’m feeling cool enough, I pair mine with the matching top and white sneakers (in an attempt to channel Carole Radziwill’s signature casual chic style).
Buy It! CR x S+T Park Avenue Pants in Classic Camel, $85; smashtess.com