Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Posted on January 28 2011
It's almost Valentine's Day, so we're rounding up our favorite unmentionables to make a quick and easy Gift Guide for those of you who may need a little help in that department. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it includes some of the most reliable options to show your sweetie you care! Be sure to stop by and check out custom designed gift baskets for one-stop shopping, or call us for a personal consultation. We offer free gift wrapping and local messenger delivery for $10.
1. For the woman who has everything - $$$$
If she already has a treasure chest full of gorgeous lingerie, you may think she doesn't need any more, but take it from someone whose closet is overflowing: you can never have too much lingerie! At this point, it's all about luxury and quality, since she probably doesn't need any more affordable basics. Splurge on the sexy Vintage Plisse Lace Bra and Thong set by La Perla or the lovely Eglantine Underwire Bra and High-Waisted Shorty by Nina Ricci. and she will be putty in your arms!
2. For the working Mom - $$$
She works hard for her money, so hard for it honey, and yet she probably doesn't get to splurge on herself too often. Treat her to an elegant silk chemise by Only Hearts or Erica Tanov that she can wear under her work clothes to feel special, but that also translates to evenings when you two get a rare moment alone together! Another good option is a classic robe by Matters of Leisure or Venus et Judes.
3. For the courtship phase - $$
If you've just started dating, then giving lingerie at Valentine's Day can be tricky. You don't want her to get the wrong message, so you have to be careful not to pick something too racy (or not racy enough!) It should say, "I dig you and want you to feel pretty in this," rather than, "I just want to see you naked!" I recommend either hosiery, jewelry or lingerie with a fashion-edge: that is, something that could be incorporated into her outerwear like VPL, Lonely Hearts or Phillip Lim. The silk cheeky brief pictured above hits just the right note and is a bargain at $64 on sale.
4. For the newly engaged - $
We know, we know. You're saving for a wedding, a honeymoon, a house, etc. You're pinching pennies and it doesn't seem necessary to celebrate a Hallmark holiday when you're on a budget. But believe me, this is a crucial moment in your relationship. A little token of your affection can go a long way towards combating the stress of day to day life, and it sets the tone for the rest of your married lives together. Don't let the magic dissipate before the honeymoon is even over! Get her a sweet, cozy romper to lounge around the house in. It's even on sale for just $56! If you're a bit more flush, you could opt for a silky soft cami by fan favorite Dessous. Or if you want to keep it under $50, then a nice box of delicious chocolates or salted caramels from Xocolatl de David with a Valentine's Tea Tagalong Case and a letter-pressed card from Egg Press will show her you care. After all, it's the thought that counts!