Deluxe Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Surprise Your Love!

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Candy Sweethearts, Smithsonian.

What do you call your sweetheart? Darling? Honey? Cutie pie? All terms of endearment, when spoken in the language of love of are words of devotion. Which leads to passion. Which leads to shopping. (Well this is a Gift Guide, after all!)

So for Valentine’s Day we first need to explore the question, “What makes the best gift?” The successful gift elicits this response, “OMG! How did you know this is the one thing on Earth I wanted?!” The successful gift focuses on the beloved one’s personality. So we study the person and the rest is easy. C’mon. I’ll help you. It’s a breeze.

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Moval Virginia Halo Diamond Ring, by Erika Winters, Greenwich St. Jewelers.NY.

For the vintage style jewelry lover: Breathtaking diamonds are always a classic Valentine’s Day gift. Whether it’s an engagement ring, an “I love you” token or a special treat you’re gifting to yourself, ethical diamonds shine the brightest.

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Moval Virginia Halo Diamond Ring, Greenwich St. Jewelers.NY.

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Mokume Gane Red Gold and Meteorite Ring by Chris Ploof, Greenwich St. Jewelers.NY.

For lovers of innovative, unique, statement jewelry: Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese sword crafting technique that involves fusing precious metals together to create fantastic patterns. Designer Chris Ploof worked red gold with meteorite material from outer space to form this stunning wedding band.

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Memphis Samarkand Wide Band by Alice Cicolini, Greenwich St. Jewelers.NY.

For lovers of bold, geometric patterned jewelry: This graphic ring is 14k gold and enamel. It can be sized for both men and women.

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Memphis Samarkand Wide Band by Alice Cicolini, Greenwich St. Jewelers.NY.

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Zero SR Electric motorcycle by Zero Motorcycles.

For climate conscious lovers of speed: The Zero SR has an aerodynamic riding posture that helps deliver up to 223 miles in the city and 112 miles on the highway before it takes a charge.

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RST Adventure-X Airbag Motorcycle Textile Jacket, at FC Moto.

For the same lucky person who’s getting the cool electric motorcycle, a state-of-the art motorcycle jacket with airbag protection.

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Nordic Ware Scallop Heart Bundt® Cake Pan, Williams Sonoma.

For your sweetie who loves to bake: Top of the line Nordic Ware cake pans add beauty and elegance to all your delectable creations.

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Nordic Ware Scallop Heart Bundt® Cake Pan, Williams Sonoma.

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Nordic Ware Small Heritage Bundt® Cake Pan, Williams Sonoma.

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Nordic Ware Small Heritage Bundt® Cake Pan, Williams Sonoma.

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Halter bralette with coordinating mini. Handmade lingerie by Uye Surana, NY.

For lovers of bespoke lingerie.

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Thigh high stockings. Handmade lingerie by Uye Surana, NY.

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Fred, Crack a Smile Breakfast Mold

For the night owl: Is your Sugar lips not a morning person? Give this a try on Valentine’s Day. Make a light and fluffy omelet with the Fred Breakfast Mold, create a sumptuous breakfast in bed, (don’t forget the roses) and your sleepy head will suddenly become up and at ‘em! How could anyone resist this smiley face?

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Bird Feeder Kit, Craftsman Prairie Style, Etsy.

For the DIYer: Have a Honey bunny that loves to remake, repair, recycle, renew? Here’s a real beauty of a project. This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired bird feeder/lantern will attract only the most sophisticated visitors.

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Sequin Bears with Feathers Earrings, Patricia Field, NY

For lovers of outrageous, ultra funky jewelry: The perfect statement earrings.

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Graffiti Fringe Bustier Top by David Dalrymple, Patricia Field, NY.

For lovers of street art and exotic bustiers: (And who isn’t, come to think of it?)

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Sterling Silver Hermes Winged Sandal Necklace, by Pericles Kondylatos, Patricia Field, NY.

For the lover of Greek mythology.

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The BakerStone Original Series Pizza Oven Box

For all pizza lovers: The Pizza Oven Box allows you to transform your grill into a gourmet pizza oven. Watch the video here to see how it works.

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Signed Rolling Stones Sunburst USA Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Rock Star Gallery.

For music lovers and Mick Jagger lovers.

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100% Luxe Mongolian Cashmere jumpsuit by Naadam.

For lovers of cozy, comfy, warm and snuggly cashmere.

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100% Luxe Mongolian Cashmere Quarter Zip Hoodie, Naadam.

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Supercar Driving Experience, Extreme Driving Experience.

Drive your favorite supercars on real racetracks. You get to choose your favorite exotics from a fabulous line-up including the Ferrari 488 GTB, Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, McLaren 570S, Porsche 911 GT3, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and more and drive them on an actual racetrack with no speed limits.

For speed demons and lovers of hyper cars. OK, I’ve chosen the Lambo; which will you choose?

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Cherry Chai, Brins Jam,NY.

In honor of St. Brigid of Ireland who, according to folklore, was famous for her jams: Creative and heavenly jams produced in small batches using whole fruit and fresh spices. Handmade in Brooklyn, NY.

For lovers of small craft producers of gourmet foods using no perservatives or chemicals.

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Small Papier Mache Rainbow Bowl, Wolf & Badger, Soho, NY.

Wolf & Badger source sustainably and ethically produced jewelry, fashion, accessories, home goods and beauty products.

For the lover of all things home décor.

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Medana-Chan Top, Issey Miyake.

Fine vertical stretch pleats blend comfort and brilliant colors for a sensational, signature Issey Miyake top.

For all Fashionistas.

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 Cool boots with swappable heel coverings that can be customized for any outfit, Kara Mac Shoes, NY.

Is this a great idea or what? Instead of traveling with 3, 4 or 5 pair of shoes, choose from a fab selection of heel covers and toe clips for instant style change.

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Change your look in seconds with “Candy Accessories” heel covers and toe clips by Kara Mac Shoes, NY.

For lovers of sustainable, conscious fashion and innovative shoes.

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Prada Re-Nylon Blazer in black, LN-CC.

Crafted from recycled nylon, this single breasted iconic blazer looks incredible with Prada cashmere track pants.

For lovers of understated elegance and designer fashion.

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Intarsia-Knit “Kind” Sweater by Stella McCartney, LN-CC.

Magnificent statement sweater that shines with rainbow power.

For all those who live by the sentiment, “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

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Stick With Me Sweets! Box of one-of-a-kind bonbons with a mirror polish finish, Stick With Me Sweets, NY.

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Hand crafted bonbons by Susanna Yoon’s team of chocolatiers in New York City. Each designer bonbon takes 3 days to produce. Stick With Me Sweets, NY.

For foodies who appreciate hand painted gourmet chocolate. Hold on a minute, that’s all of us!

For all of you on Valentine’s Day. With love and happiness and for giving and getting the gift of your dreams.

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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