For a Dazzling Valentine’s Day

By Kati Vereshaka, Epoch Times
February 6, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2014

Yes, it’s that time of the year when a gift to our significant other may take on new meaning. Valentine’s Day can be low key, but for those who are thinking to dazzle and woo in style, there are a myriad of offerings. Here are a few gift ideas, for her and him, to spark the imagination.

Perfume needn’t be liquid, cuff links can be reinvented, and a watch can be organic. And never underestimate the charm of a vintage purse. Flowers and chocolates are fine, but they will serve better to complement something with a touch of glamour.

For Her

Cuir de Gardenia solid perfume by Mandy Aftel—artisan of natural perfumes. The compact is handmade from one ounce of sterling silver presented in a choice of orange or purple silk pouch. 1/4 ounce, Aftelier Perfumes, $240,

Paolo Costagli 18-karat rose gold earrings from the Signature Brillante collection, $10,000,

Armenta cable chain with champagne diamond clover scroll stations, $2,645,

Pomellato 18-karat rose gold and chalcedony earrings from the Luna Collection, $5,300,


Vintage beaded purse with petit point embroidery, c.1960s, $125, Eye Candy store, 225 West 23 Street in New York City, Tel: 1-212-343-4275,

For Him

Vintage timepieces reborn as one-of-a-kind cuff links, designed by Robin Francis from It’s About Time, $250

Fernlings Double Maori Koru braided cord tribal surf necklace “The Beginning of a Bond” from Tribal Hollywood, $44.95,

Scott Kay men’s triple wrap-around bracelet in black leather with sterling silver caps and signature Scott Kay lobster claw engraved closure. “Once is Not Enough” from Tribal Hollywood, $200.00.

Green Sandalwood watch from Original Grain. One hundred percent all natural green Sandalwood with genuine sapphire crystal glass (scratch resistant) Japanese Miyota Citizen quartz movement, $195.00,