Valentine’s Gifts

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:

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  • Cristal. Rappers love it for a reason. It’s delicious. Don’t knock it until you’ve tasted this splurge-y champagne.

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  • 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. 

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Order now and you’ll look like a star when February 14th rolls around.

 

Dear Santa

I know I haven’t been good enough to get all of this (not by a long shot!), but here’s my dream list to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Jonathan Adler “Vice” Canister

I love Jonathan Adler! This ceramic jar is just one of a series called “Vices,” but this is definitely the one meant for me.

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Clare Vivier Flat Clutch

I also can’t get enough of Clare Vivier. This flat clutch comes in a few different star prints, but I like this navy one the best. And I still am hoping for this bright blue bag, complete with monogram:

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AVF Chiclet Candy Bowl

Next up: This hot pink acrylic candy bowl from Alexandra Von Furstenberg. It comes in two sizes, but I like the smaller one better. The colors are fantastic, too! I’d secretly love to also open up an apple green one and have a pair.

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Kate Spade Gloves

Aren’t these Kate Spade gloves funny?

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High Fashion Rubber Stamp Set

I still like to send snail mail notes to friends and this cute stamp set would really jazz up the envelopes or the notecards themselves.

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Speaking of office supplies, I always need notepads like the swirly one on the right. And really, who wouldn’t want a jumbo cupcake scented eraser?

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This needlepoint pillow is also from Jonathan Adler. The same one was in the amazing bungalow that we stayed in last summer at the best hotel in the world, the Parker Palm Springs.

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This book! The cover says it all.