BEST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS

BY MICHELLE DALTON TYREE

Our guide to fun and artful giving for your valentine (or galentine, too!)

 

There’s an art to Valentine’s Day gift giving: It’s part delight, part whimsy and most of all, tapping in to the desires of the person you are shopping for this holiday. Be easy and have fun with it. If the past couple of years have illuminated anything, it’s the importance of making more time to view life through rose-tinted glasses. So this year, we’re unabashedly donning our proverbial pink-tinged sunnies and boldly declaring our love for all things sugar, spice and extra (extra) nice this Valentine’s Day.

Whether you want to spoil your bae with a next-level splurge, gift your galentine or just need to shower yourself with a little extra love, we’ve got a few luxe ideas up our silky sleeve worth falling head over heels for this year.

RED HOT

Your bae is bold and not afraid to show it

Valentino

VLogo signature acetate cat-eye frames. These scene-stealing sunnies are front-row fashion material.
714.751.3300


La Perla

Maison Collection: Red silk triangle bra, briefs and robe with black frastaglio. The hand-embroidered frastaglio technique on these stunning pieces make them almost too beautiful to hide.
714.754.7500

NEXT-LEVEL LUXE

Take spoiling to new heights with these goodies

BVLGARI

Serpenti Bracelet. This is the only way to let a viper in — when it’s from a storied Italian jewelry house.
714.751.7833


Van Cleef & Arpels

Boucle Solitaire. Wrap it up in a bold bow. The rare, striking intensity of a ruby is set in a stunning ribbon motif.
714.545.9500


Tiffany & Co.

Knot double row hinged bangle in rose gold. The power of connection. Highlight your love with a piece from this iconic collection, which features entwined ends to symbolize an enduring partnership.
714.540.5330

HEART TO HEART

For those who like to wear their heart on their sleeve…
or anywhere else for that matter

Camilla

Writing’s on the Wall kimono with tie belt. Lavish silk, vibrant hearts. What’s not to love?
949.468.2904


Coach

Camera bag in signature canvas with heart print. Inspired by vintage camera bags and destined to become a classic in your closet.
714.979.1771


Kate Spade New York

Sparkle Kiss long sleeve sweater. This chic piece in sparkly wool-blend is sealed with a kiss and pairs well with everything, from denim to tailored trousers.
714.662.3956


Williams Sonoma

Emile Henry ceramic ruffled heart dish. Shaped from Burgandian clay and fashioned into a charming ruffled heart shape, this dish will delight long past Valentine’s Day.
714.540.1397


Sugarfina

Love Letters: A Candy Tasting Collection. What’s better than a love letter? How about 16 of them paired with a flight of delectable goodies from Sugarfina?
714.472.9529


Jo Malone London

Limited-edition Red Roses collection. Revel in a scent inspired by a blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses.
714.545.4632


Williams Sonoma

Heart adult and kid aprons. Make a fun day of it cooking with your mini-me while festooned in bright red hearts.
714.540.1397

SEALED WITH SOME KICKS

Show your favorite sneakerhead some love

Dolce&Gabbana

Limited-edition Valentine’s Day Portofino sneakers. Make it personal: Add initials or a special message to these special hand-painted sneakers.
714.668.9142


Louis Vuitton

Men’s Rivoli sneaker boot. The ultimate Vuitton valentine: a high top crafted from three different versions of iconic monogram canvas.
714.662.6907


The Webster

Off-White lace-up sneaker in white and black. The perfect way to express your love for all things Virgil Abloh: Mid-top sneakers with signature arrow motif embroidered at the side with iconic zip tag attached.
714.754.1366


Fendi

Flow men’s running sneaker. Casual luxe never looked better than this slip-on sneak with F. Fendi Flow lettering embossed on the heels.
714.751.1111

SURPRISE AND DELIGHT

Gift the unexpected

Louis Vuitton

Horizon Light Up speaker. Inspired by the Toupie handbag and adorned with the house’s emblematic signatures, this wireless speaker with surround sound makes an artful statement as well as beautiful sound.
714.662.6907


Zegna

Zegna with Zai high performance skis. Form and function combine to make these superlative high-performance skis that will make a powerful statement on the slopes.
714.444.1534


Tiffany & Co.

Leather and walnut table tennis paddles. Take their topspin to new heights with these handcrafted paddles of reclaimed American walnut, Tiffany Blue® pebbled leather and sterling silver plaques.
714.540.5330


Baccarat

Four Element set. Elevate their bar game with the drinkware used exclusively at the Baccarat Hotel New York.
714.435.9600

ALWAYS IN STYLE

Of-the-moment fashion finds

Saint Laurent

Manhattan shoulder bag in box leather. Get this classic in their red-hot mitts for Valentine’s Day and you’ll definitely be showered in kisses.
714.429.0101


Fendi

Fendi O’ Lock ring. Our preferred way to wear it? One for you and one for them! Give it to your S.O., your bestie, galentine or yourself!
714.751.1111


Saint Laurent

Metal Curb chain bracelet. Love links – an edgy classic to wear on its own or in multiples.
714.429.0101

THE STYLIST EDIT

Valentine’s Day Gift Picks by South Coast Plaza’s Stylist Manager

We get it. You want the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

For Valentine’s Day, we asked South Coast Plaza Stylist Manager Shauna Jackson to give us a handful of her favorite Valentine’s Day picks — from must-haves to truly obsession-worthy pieces.

Shauna Jackson, South Coast Plaza Stylist Manager

FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, SHAUNA LOVES…

Gucci

GG Marmont belt with enameled torchon. Perfect for the bold style maven in your life.
714.557.9600


Bvlgari

A valentine with uncompromising taste will appreciate the cutting-edge materials, minimalist face, and complex movements of this sleek and monochromatic timepiece.
714.751.7833


Thom Browne

The discerning fashion gent knows that Thom Browne always delivers, and this modern take on a preppy classic is no exception. The signature grosgrain loop on the back is the ultimate in-the-know nod.
714.410.8485


Harry Winston

If you’re looking for a drop-the-mic gift, this is it. Two pear-shaped rubies and eight pear-shaped and round diamonds comprise this absolute stunner.
714.371.1910


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