The Babele Rosso bowl and Foulard Oro di Doccia Magenta from Ginori 1735.
Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735

10 of the Most Decadent Valentine’s Day Gifts

Creative items by John Derian, Lalique, RH, and Matouk are sweet ways to express your love this holiday

While flowers, jewelry, and chocolate are regularly gifted on Valentine’s Day, finding unique pieces for a special someone can be a sweet surprise. Sculptural tableware, artisan home fragrances, and cozy cashmere throws are luxurious ways to say “I love you,” while sophisticated stationery with romantic passages from history’s greatest authors can put your feelings into words—literally. Below, Galerie has sourced ten decadent items that ensure your February 14 will be celebrated in style.

1. Fueguia 1833

Fueguia 1833 has created bespoke scents for such artful clients as Hauser & Wirth, the National Museum of Qatar, and Rolls-Royce; and this past December, the high-end fragrance brand introduced its first home collection. This personal perfume diffuser includes a bronze base, hand-finished in Milan, and porcelain reeds with a ten-ounce refill of fragrance, such as the exotic Misiones, an intoxicating blend of lemon, nutmeg, and olibanum, or the moody Jacarandá, which combines mahogany, rosewood, and spruce.

Amazon vase by Elyse Graham from Collecto. Photo: Courtesy of Collecto

Huxley Oxblood vase by Elyse Graham from Collecto. Photo: Courtesy of Collecto

2. Collecto

Among Collecto’s array of distinguished tableware by luxury ateliers like Saint-Louis, Laboratorio Paravicini, and Lobmeyr are a curated selection of artisan accents, including these vases from Los Angeles artist Elyse Graham. Handmade with plaster and resin, these sculptural pieces combine a magical mix of colors, textures, and shapes.

3. Lalique

This limited-edition gift set by Lalique includes a pair of the crystal house’s refined 100 Points Champagne glasses, a 125g tin of Royal Ossetra caviar from Petrossian, and a sumptuous Abbey blanket from Naked Cashmere. Crystal, cashmere, and caviar are the new “c”s of the season!

4. Matouk

Elevate snuggle time with Matouk’s decadent August throw, an oversize Mongolian cashmere blanket in a painterly ombré. Choose from either the warm neutral Dune or deep blue Evening colorway.

Arrow tray by John Derian Company. Photo: Courtesy of John Derian

5. John Derian Company

Decoupage artist John Derian’s extensive collection of plates, trays, paperweights, and other decorative objects can be customized from the studio’s archive of more than 3,200 antique images, such as Cupid’s arrow, hearts, flowers, script, and more.

Maurèle Love Notes collection. Photo: Courtesy of Maurèle

Maurèle Love Notes collection. Photo: Courtesy of Maurèle

6. Maurèle

Some of history’s greatest romances are told through love letters. Start your own tradition of penning amorous notes with this collection of eight notecards featuring missives from Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Walt Whitman, printed on creamy paper from a family-run U.S. mill.

The Babele Rosso bowl and Foulard Oro di Doccia Magenta from Ginori 1735. Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735

7. Ginori 1735

Ginori 1735’s foulards capture the porcelain maker’s old-world patterns in luxurious silk twill. Here, the brand’s Oro di Doccia, in a deep magenta hue, pairs perfectly with the company’s Babele Rosso bowl, a petite vessel encircled with a romantic motif.

8. Max ID

Designer Maximilian Eicke’s jewel-like collection of Ghost glassware adds a sculptural element to the table. While available in either high-ball or tumbler sizes as well as seven different shades, the blush-like pink is befitting a romantic, candlelight Valentine’s Day dinner at home. 

La Maison Valmont’s Blooming Ballet eau de toilette. Photo: Courtesy of Mozzafiato

Borghese’s Il Bacio eau de parfume spray. Photo: Courtesy of Mozzafiato

9. Mozzafiato

Scent is reportedly the sense most closely tied to memory, so conjure that last Italian holiday with fragrances from the country’s most refined purveyors. Borghese’s Il Bacio eau de parfume spray captures the aromas of Tuscany—including playful lily of the valley, honeysuckle, and jasmine; fruity peach and plum; and rich sandalwood—while La Maison Valmont’s Blooming Ballet from the Palazzo Nobile collection is a vibrant recipe of rose, freesia, and white musk.

Aperture square mirror by Alison Berger for RH. Photo: Courtesy of RH

10. RH

Glass artist and designer Alison Berger has created a series of geometrical decorative home accents for RH, including this new Aperture mirror. Available in satin nickel, bronze, or vintage brass, the piece captures Berger’s fascination with science in a rotating lens and precision frame that reflects and refracts light to dynamic effect.

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Cover: The Babele Rosso bowl and Foulard Oro di Doccia Magenta from Ginori 1735.
Photo: Courtesy of Ginori 1735


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