Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’ve put together a guide of the gifts we’re asking for and giving. Valentine’s Day is traditionally about romantic love but I’ve always loved celebrating loved ones of all kinds, especially friends. From thoughtful leather goods to show stopping pickleball racquets to pretty homewares, shop our guide for Valentine’s Day 2023.
I love following a theme, so anything heart-shaped or in a pretty pink or red are especially apt. If we’re starting big, step up your accessory game with the season’s hottest it girl bag: the Balenciaga Cagole in a white heart! On the much more affordable side of things, a canvas tote with a cheery heart will also do the trick. Pajamas with heart prints on them never fail, like this Anthropologie pair, but a cheeky lipstick print is just as fun! How about a cute leather journal with a gold heart on it for daily notes? Drop off an x’s and o’s ceramic vase with fresh flowers in it to brighten someone’s day.
So, what are we asking for? Jewelry. The answer is always jewelry. But you don’t have to shed out major money to upgrade your accessory game. Dorsey, who makes lab-created white sapphires at great prices, has a killer tennis necklace in a bezel setting that feels super modern. Their princess cut necklace is a little more old-school glamour.
When in doubt, personalization is the name of the game. Whether you get monogrammed coasters for the friend you do happy hour with, or a personalized pickle ball bag and a super stylish Tory Sport paddle for your doubles partner – it shows that much extra thought. And you can never go wrong with a pouch! Either a waterproof bag from Mark and Graham or a coin purse for stashing loose change.
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