When I was a kid, my mom always gave me a small gift on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it was candy, maybe a small stuffed bear, and once there was even a red sweater. It wasn’t big, it wasn’t necessary, but it was nice.
As an adult, I’m not crazy over Valentine’s Day. In fact, I usually barely remember and find myself selecting a card for Ever Patient Spouse from a picked-over rack at the grocery store (“To a Special Dog Walker.”)
But as a consummate shopper and gifter, I am susceptible to sweet ideas like these, if you are so inclined:
- Cristal. Rappers love it for a reason. It’s delicious. Don’t knock it until you’ve tasted this splurge-y champagne.
- The title of this clever book by Leanne Shapton is a mouthful: Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. It’s a love story from start to end presented as an auction catalog. Beyond original.
- Two pretty frames for pictures of your beloved(s). Left is from Kate Spade and right from Alexandra Von Furstenberg.
- The best sugar cookies you’ll ever eat. I send these to people all the time. Raves all around.
Order now and you’ll look like a star when February 14th rolls around.