Even those who embrace a good gift-giving challenge can find shopping for Valentine’s Day to be a bit tricky. When confronted with finding just the right way to say “I love you,” one can feel a bit paralyzed. Therefore, to keep February 14-induced anxiety at bay, we sought out a variety of presents that we feel are sure to please. Here are our picks (clockwise from top left):
One can never go wrong with jewelry. A necklace of African coral beads with a silver Ethiopian cross, available from Charleston’s ibu, is stunning and soulful. // A rose gold Monica Rich Kosann Poesy ring bearing the inscription “Forever” is a sentimental (yet not overly sweet) selection. Available from Atlanta’s Laura Pearce Ltd. // Sometimes whimsical is the way to go, and in such moments, “frilloons” like the ones shown from Minneapolis-based event stylist White Peacock, fit the bill. // If you’d like to show you care with a little sparkle, consider these gold and pave diamond earrings from Charleston’s Croghan’s Jewel Box. // A comfy-chic sweater is like giving someone a stylish hug for their wardrobe. Available from You Are Here in Fort Worth, Texas. // No one can resist a show-stopping shoe. Oscar de la Renta’s Colu Sandal, available from Naples’s Marissa Collections, is an utter work of art. // Songs have been written about red dresses, and for good reason. This silk number from Palm Beach’s Tomas Maier proves why. // Antique books are a beautiful and timeless gift that the literature lover in your life will treasure. 22-volume Waverly novels by Sir Walter Scott available from Denver’s Black Tulip Antiques. // A work of art like New Orleans-based artist Alexis Walter’s awe-inspiring painting is a thoughtful and lasting present sure to be appreciated every day.