Discover What’s on Bronson Van Wyck’s Gift List for Valentine’s Day
The event planner extraordinaire has an unparalleled eye for selecting exuberant pieces that not only set a scene but also convey a celebratory spirit
As the ringmaster of some of the most glamorous and memorable events on the planet, Bronson van Wyck knows about bringing together the perfect elements to craft an unforgettable evening. Orchestrating dynamic fêtes for the Obamas, Bergdorf Goodman, and the High Line, as well as the Save Venice Ball—one of the most coveted invites on the global social circuit—van Wyck has an unparalleled eye for selecting exuberant pieces that not only set a scene but also convey a creative idea or celebratory spirit.
Of course, that makes him a cherished host, as seen in his popular tome Born to Party, Forced to Work (Phaidon) and his family run event planning firm Van Wyck & Van Wyck a top choice for tastemakers and trendsetters.
Here, the venerable event designer turns his discerning eye to selecting the perfect items to convey messages of love this Valentine’s Day.
1. David Yurman Chevron Bracelet
“Contrary to popular belief, the men in your life also appreciate being gifted jewelry. Treat them to a piece they’ll seldom take off, like this David Yurman Chevron bracelet from their men’s fine jewelry collection—a versatile accessory that will effortlessly complement any look.”
2. Veronica Beard x Petite Plume Silk Pajama Set
“I don’t know anyone who doesn’t relish in a pair of luxurious pajamas, but few prioritize buying for themselves. Enter the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any woman in your life. This Veronica Beard leopard silk set proves that style and comfort can seamlessly coexist.”
3. Cunill Oxford Sterling Silver Frame
“Few gifts rival the thoughtfulness of a classic picture frame immortalizing a cherished memory. Take that sentiment even further with a personalized engraving. I’m partial to this sterling silver frame by Cunhill.”
4. Vosges Chocolates
“If you plan on going tried and true with a heart-shaped box of chocolates, take a step beyond the ordinary and elevate the experience with Vosges. Infused with esoteric flavors like Lemon Chiffon, Bourbon Island Vanilla, and Thai Iced Tea, the Love Note Truffle Collection will captivate even the most discerning chocolate connoisseur.”
5. Tsar Nicoulai Classic Caviar
“Swap out the predictable candy hearts for the opulence of Tsar Nicoulai Classic caviar. Bonus points for pairing it with a great bottle of champagne. It’s a taste of indulgence and luxury that’s sure to be savored by your favorite hedonist.”
6. La Double J Champagne Coupe Set
“If you’re going the champagne route, make sure your Valentine has a worthy vessel to savor every sip. These hand-blown Salviati champagne coupes stand as a perfect addition to anyone’s glass collection.”
7. Rose Uniacke Cashmere Blanket
“Wrap your Valentine in the sumptuous elegance of a Rose Uniacke cashmere blanket. It’s a timeless gift they will find themselves reaching for on many a chilly night to come.”
8. Dio Divine Decadence Collection
“Gift your Valentine a holiday filled with indulgent revelry. With libations like Tahitian Vanilla Espresso Martini and Hibiscus Rose French 75, this collection guarantees an entertaining, if not downright raucous celebration.”
9. Floris London Luxury Soap
“For those less high-stakes Valentine’s presents (you know the ones), opt for a gift that is luxurious, yet accessible. This Floris London soap not only smells delightful but also arrives beautifully packaged, making it an effortlessly thoughtful gesture. The ideal choice for a low-key yet meaningful expression of goodwill.”