This Valentine’s Day is undoubtedly going to be a little different: travel restrictions, closed restaurants, cities (even countries) under lockdown all thanks to the pandemic. But there is no excuse to skip on the celebration of love or the niceties – I’ve rounded up the best presents for modern lovers, even if you have to spend the most romantic day of the year under quarantine.
Established by its stylish founder Kenzie Fisher, Élu Parfums is the newest baby arriving into the world of luxury niche fragrances. This artisanal fine fragrance is handcrafted with the highest-quality raw materials and is proud of the fact that it is vegan and has never been tested on animals. Provence, Élu’s debut scent, is a perfect blend of blooms of lilac and violet accompanied by a nostalgic lavender heart, and will transport you to the beautiful town of Grasse, France.
Launched in the midst of the pandemic in December 2020, Capsule Eleven is an empowering, contemporary unisex jellewery brand founded and designed by Natalie Benmayor. The necklace is made of recycled 24ct gold-plated sterling silver and features a capsule-shaped pendant that opens up so the stone inside can be changed based on your mood of the day. Pick from rose quartz to green onyx, and let your positive energy be your best companion during quarantine.
No matter if you are looking to surprise a loved one or looking to treat yourself, this Galentine’s Day Basket by Foxtrot is what dreams are made of. This box contains a Love Potion candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio, a Lapcos Pearl skin mask, Herbivore Calm bath salts, and sweet and tart gummy mix from Foxtrot. Staying at home has never been so much fun.
Stay home in style in those fun personalised pajamas by Le Olive. The two-piece set features contrast piping and drawstring ties around the waist, and is both flattering and practical.
We are spending more time in bed than ever before since the pandemic started, and it’s time to upgrade your and your loved one’s pillow cases to this heavenly silk set by Slip. If she is obsessed with beauty sleep, she will be obsessed with these in plush pink.
Give the gift that is environmentally conscious this Valentine’s Day – LastSwab is a sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips (reusable up to 1,000 times!). LastObject, a company co-founded by Isabel Aagaard, aims to offer innovative solutions to wasteful habits. You can also add LastTissue and LastRound to your basket while at it.
Few things in life feel as good as when cool, smooth silk falls on bare skin. Founded by Bay Area-born designer Robyn Shore, FIORLA’s camisole and wide-leg pants loungewear set made of 100% silk is the only outfit you will ever need during this quarantine.
With over 30 years in clinical experience, Obagi is highly recognised for its leading status in skincare. The Nu-Derm Fx System for Normal to Dry Skin contains seven hydroquinone-free products to help improve the appearance of dark spots, discoloration, wrinkles, sun damage and other signs of aging. Use the quarantined days wisely and get ready to impress everyone with your glowing skin when lockdown lifts.
Goldenerre is a new brand that creates beautiful fashion-forward, jewelry-inspired bands for the Apple Watch (plus Samsung & Garmin styles). Get your loved ones this fashionable pyramid band in rose gold (also comes in silver and yellow gold) to instantly vamp up an Apple Watch. Productive, connected, and stylish during this quarantine? Yes, please!
There has never been a better time to focus on your fitness and health, especially if you are quarantined with your loved one. Featuring a 10lb power ring, a set of 3lb bars, and a set of 1lb bangles, this workout kit by Bala is so chic it will make the pain of exercise go away. OK maybe not, but looking good whilst working out is always a bonus.