Some might say the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making people believe he didn’t exist, but we’d like to think it’s making people believe Valentine’s Day gifts were meant only for significant others. All jokes aside, don’t let the marketing fool you — it’s totally okay to treat yourself during an over-commercialized holiday meant to celebrate love, regardless of your relationship status.
And who’s to say a gift for yourself can’t be enjoyed by others anyway? We’re sure some of the items on our list will want to be “borrowed” by a partner at some point, like a plush cashmere houndstooth scarf from Noah, or luxurious new shades from Tiffany & Co.’s iconic Tiffany T collection.
Browse our guide below for a diverse range of gift ideas you’ll want to splurge on yourself (or others!) this Valentine’s Day.
Tiffany T Sunglasses
The Tiffany T collection — a range of chic accessories showcasing imaginative takes on Tiffany’s iconic “T” motif — continues to evolve with the addition of this sophisticated new eyewear style. The familiar T-shapes are reimagined on the temples for a distinct yet minimal look, while the squared-off and slightly rounded lenses can accommodate a range of face shapes (hint, hint).
Nike Women’s Waffle Racer Crater
Nike’s Waffle Racer Crater rehashes the classic good looks of the original runner that started it all and uses its latest recycled sole technology to make them shine again. The ultra-plush Crater foam is made from partially recycled ‘Nike Grind’ rubber while the grey, black, and orange colorway offers a subtle pop of color to brighten up winter fits. It’s a women’s-specific style, so guys should go up 1.5 sizes.
Fluance RT82 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
If you’re just starting your musical journey with vinyl records, you’ll want a dependable, well-built record player to do it — not to mention one that looks great, too. Enter this turntable from Canadian audio outfit Fluance. Coming in at $299, the brand’s mid-range RT82 model features gorgeous solid wood construction and can satiate the needs of record noobs and audiophiles alike, all without breaking the bank.
Noah Houndstooth Cashmere Scarf
If you absolutely have to celebrate outdoors this Valentine’s Day, it’ll be wise to bundle up with this cozy cashmere scarf from NYC clothier Noah. The stylish yet neutral houndstooth pattern will look great with just about anything and it’s made exclusively for Noah by world-renowned cashmere purveyors Joshua Ellis. With over two centuries of experience making cashmere scarves, we’re sure this will last many winters to come.
G-SHOCK 5600-1 Watch
We love G-SHOCK watches for their sheer simplicity and durability, but this model ups the style factor with a stainless steel bezel cover and resin case interior. More than the sum of its parts, the metal facelift instantly provides an air of elegance and brings a timekeeping classic into the modern age.
Aesop Aromatique Room Spray Trio Set
Leveling up your home decor game is a no-brainer, especially when we’re spending more time indoors than ever. This room spray kit from Aesop offers three distinct formulations that’ll freshen up any room in your space, ranging from woody notes of incense and Myrrh to a blend of green and citrus botanicals.
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket
We’ve already established that Patagonia fleeces are certified wardrobe staples, but this version especially caught our eye. The bright purple tones harken back to color palettes found in OG sportswear silhouettes while its bonded windproof layer protects against blustery conditions.
Curionoir Tobacco Night Candle
Lighting up a fresh candle is an easy way to set the mood if you’re celebrating at home, and this one from Curionoir features scents of sage, amber, and musk. Its artisanal aroma is inspired by the sweet, musky after-scent of a smoked tobacco pipe. And to get more bang for your buck, the Auckland-based candle company pours its wares into hand-blown glass vessels — doubling as an objet d'art.