Head to toe gifting ideas for Valentine’s Day
Ah, the season of love. When the cold winds give way to all that warmth and sunshine, it’s the perfect setting for spending time with that special someone. And of course, no “Valentine’s Day” is complete without thoughtful gift giving. When homing in on the perfect gift for your loved one – begin by asking the right questions. Is it grand enough? Is it usable enough? And most importantly, does it truly represent the essence of your connection with them?
This year, we’ve decided to get the list right and look at gifting from a new perspective: Head to toe. Move away from that traditional box of chocolates and those cheeky V-Day cards and opt for something more substantial. Here is a list of items you can gift your bae and beau, that covers essentials to be used from tip to toe.
Image courtesy: Salon Styles from Toni and Guy
Let’s start right from the top. More often than not, people tend to ignore the fact that luscious hair and glowing skin is very giftable in 2020. We like to call it experiential gifting. It’s where your treat your loved one to a luxurious salon, like Toni and Guy, and surprise them with a world of services that pamper them. You can surprise your boyfriend with some sensational beard spa sessions. And if it’s a her, you can indulge her with an experimental hair-do or with some of their magical skincare routines. This will not only add an element of absolute surprise to your gifting task but also make your better half look and feel their very best – for the date night ahead. You’ve already planned that, right?
Jewellery-The quintessential gift that wows, irrespective of whether your loved one is a him or a her, young or old. But when opting for jewellery, change the game a bit and go for statement pieces rather than the regular ones. For instance, the one pictured here from Shazé stands out on its own whether worn over an LBD or a traditional ensemble. If you are unsure of the merit of this idea, you can even opt for minimalistic pieces. They lend a touch of style in the subtlest manner. Let him or her flaunt it with whatever attire they don, whatever way they like.
Image courtesy: Jewellery by Shazé
Image courtesy: Cufflinks from Salvatore Ferragamo
Links of Love
It’s no secret that when it comes to accessories for men, minimalism dominates the picture. Formals or casuals, the options at your disposal are limited to simple chains, cufflinks, belts and ties. So why not gift the very best in them? Cufflinks can easily accentuate any shirt in a modern and polished way. It affirms the wearer’s confidence in his personal style. Our top recommendation would be these cufflinks from Salvatore Ferragamo. Here’s a quick fact that sets these apart: They bear the iconic Giancini logo that has been a signature style element from the brand for more than five decades. Talk about gifting a piece rich Italian history, right?
The Little Red Dress
Now that you’ve figured out the accessories, here comes the key part of the whole look – the dress. Or more specifically, the red dress. Adding the colour of love to the attire is the go-to step for that perfect Valentine’s look. And when it comes to womenswear, the options for this are myriad. From jumpsuits and bodycon numbers to svelte gowns and frilly dresses, you have innumerable options to choose from. But do not be bogged down by the enormity of the range. Choose the right style for her that she would be comfortable in. Like this Blush dress with a ruffled neckline from Cover Story fits the bill. You can look for additional options at Shopper’s Stop, Kazo, Michael Kors and more.
Image courtesy: Dress from Cover Story
Image courtesy: Jacket from Micheal Kors
When it comes to menswear, adding a jacket or a blazer to any attire brings the style quotient up a notch or two. In case your man loves casuals more, you can opt for an informal jacket, like the Michael Kors one Siddhant Chaturvedi is sporting here. If he is more into dapper dan (Don Draper?) formals, you can opt for a blazer. It’s an element that also layers his look in a sophisticated way, making him ready for your Valentine’s Day date. You can explore a whole range of more such trendy jackets and elegant blazers at The Collective and Hackett London.
Image courtesy: Shoes from Dune London
Shoe ‘em some love
No statement look is complete without the perfect pair of shoes, be it for the man or the woman in your life. Someone said, “Shoes make the man”. We say, “Shoes make the look”. Just switching the type of footwear can bring a whole new dimension to your ensemble. It’s the best accessory to gift your loved one. If you are looking to gift him or her a pair of new kicks this time, look for chic and modern ones that let their style stand out. The best example is the glittery pair pictured here from Dune London. You can play around with colours and surprise them with options that show how well you understand their style.
With the top to bottom style essentials covered, we are sure you would now be able to gift the best thisFebruary 14th. You can shop for any of the listed options or curate your own collection from the host of brands and stores at our mall. After all, there is no tab on gifts when it comes to Valentine’s Day!