Gift Guide: Seven Valentine’s Day Gifts To Elevate Their Daily Style
Now, more than ever, it’s critical to make our special someone feel extra exceptional on a regular basis. One way to do that is to enhance the items they use on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s the headphones they wear, the blanket they keep nearby, or the watch on their wrist, elevating these seemingly everyday items can have a profound overall effect on your sweetheart’s day, week, month, and even year. Here’s our list of the best gifts for making each and every day feel a bit more uplifting.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto
There is no doubt that Hamilton’s Jazzmaster collection offers the modern professional a significant amount of sophisticated refinement at an accessible price point. But if you're looking for a giftable watch that includes an element of surprise and delight to an already refined timepiece, look no further than the Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto.
The Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto exposes the powerful, precision movement inside the case via detailed cut-outs in the dial. This contemporary design element adds a breath of fresh air to this daily wearer with every glance at the wrist. It’s an ideal watch to gift as it instantly registers as being special, not to mention especially versatile too.
Coming in at an impactful 42mm with a wide assortment of dial colors, finishes, and strap vs. bracelet choices, the Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto is perfectly suited to be the daily driver that makes its wearer feel unique no matter the activity. With an 80-hour power reserve, a sapphire crystal, and 50 meters of water resistance, there are few everyday occasions for which the Jazzmaster isn’t prepared to face.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart Lady Auto
“Elevated” is an understatement when it comes to Hamilton’s appropriately sized 36mm Jazzmaster Open Heart Lady Auto. Once again, versatility is the name of the game with this piece. Though haloed with a bezel of 68 diamonds, this timepiece is as at home in a fancy restaurant as it is paired with jeans, a leather jacket, and your favorite sneaks.
The opening to the pristine Swiss movement underneath re-emphasizes the giftability of this timepiece designed for the modern woman. Plus, thanks to a wide variety of dial and strap combinations made from high-quality materials for the smart, creative professional – no matter the outfit or time of day – once strapped on, it can just stay on.
Sori Yanagi Butterfly Stool
Whether it serves as a bedside surface or a means of reaching that ever-elusive top shelf, a stool is a tool. But when a tool is designed to "radiate human warmth," as Japanese industrial designer Sori Yanagi intended, it can elevate you beyond the highest cupboard.
The Butterfly Stool is a modern classic with gentle, rounded forms created with traditional veneer-cutting techniques so that each half of the stool's surface mirrors the grain of the other half. The result: an elegantly simple, soaring design of molded plywood and steel.
Design Within Reach Type 80 Desk Lamp
With so many people working from home offices these days, finding ways to enhance that experience are more than welcome. The Type 80 Desk Lamp features a unique halo-style illumination that helps it excel in low-light environments.
It’s straightforward yet striking all at once and outfitted with a hidden cable that runs within the arms and articulated joints to position the lamp head precisely where desired. Is gifting a lamp an unexpected choice? Certainly. But that’s precisely what we like about it. Enlighten their Valentine’s Day with a little more…light.
Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
Think of your typical pair of headphones. You know, those black blobs that bury the ears of everyone from football coaches to telemarketers. Enter Master & Dynamic’s MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones.
These lightweight yet durable headphones are on another level altogether. Crafted from coated canvas with lambskin leather details, the MH40’s vintage aviator-inspired design is purposefully made to elevate. And it does just that in terms of both looks and sound. Its custom 40mm drivers deliver rich, expansive tone and come complete with dual mics, 18 hours of playtime, and Bluetooth 5.0 featuring a 100ft/30m connectivity range. We hear “gift-worthy” loud and clear.
Aurélien Barbry Sky Barware
There is barware, and then there is Sky Barware. Just as the name insinuates, the work of Aurélien Barbry isn’t just about sculptural, asymmetrical forms. There is ergonomic functionality imbued in these shapes as well.
Constructed of mirror-polished stainless steel for a sleek and sensuous look, the Sky Barware set bound to be just as much of a conversation piece as the cocktails themselves. The set consists of a shaker, jigger, and stirrer, each designed to make the recipient feel extra special with every swirl.
Bearaby Velvet Napper
If you’ve ever heard of a Snuggie, then you already know that weighted blankets are all the rage. Now envision a luxuriously soft and cozy roped throw made from upcycled, earth-friendly velvet. This lustrous and rich weighted blanket by Bearaby makes cozying up a stylish affair.
Weighted blankets are medically proven to naturally aid in deeper sleep cycles, meaning you are likely to sleep better and wake to feel rested and revitalized – the perfect way to start an elevated day.
Warby Parker Della Blue Light Glasses
Thanks to our screen-surrounded world, eye fatigue is a thing. But blocking blue light can be a gift that keeps on giving. Sure, Warby Parker can add blue-light-filtering to any frames, with or without a prescription, but we love the Della frameset in particular.
They’re perfect for that man or woman in your life whose screen time activity is on overload. It’s both studious and elegant, with smooth curves that temper its otherwise bold style.