10 Over-The-Top Valentine’s Day Presents
Well, we can dream, can’t we! Here are some Valentine’s Day gifts that could make any gal’s heart sing.
Most of us will get a bouquet of roses, some lingerie and a lovely dinner with our beloved on Valentine’s Day. If you had your druthers, if money didn’t matter, what type of gift would you dream of unwrapping?
In the interest of science we sat down, did a little wishful thinking and came up with 10 gifts that we think would rock anyone’s world. Private Island? Check. Diamonds? Check. A once in a lifetime experience? Check.
Read on for our wild Valentine’s Day dreams.
1. Curated Valentine’s Day Experience — $25,000
It’s a collaboration between bloomspot.com and Kitchit. It’s a truly decadent, once in a lifetime dinner date. It all takes place in California. If you’re not there, then you’re going to have to tack on airfare to the price.
It all starts off with a limo ride from the Bay Area to a seaside vacation home in Big Sur dotted with floral arrangements created by top-notch florist Natalie Bowen. To relax you from the trip, you’re whisked away to a couple’s massage. Then Chef Joshua Skenes of Saison restaurant in San Francisco (btw, he’s got Michelin stars) will create an 8-course dinner for the two of you. You can’t have a basic wine for dinner, which is why sommelier Rajat Parr of the Michael Mina Group will select and pour the correct wines for your dinner.
Next morning you’ll have a gourmet brunch created for you by Lori Baker of the resto Baker & Banker.
Then when you’re wobbly with food and totally relaxed, a limo will take you back to civilization.
2. Bird’s Eye View of Manhattan –$1,500
What’s more romantic than looking over Manhattan at sunset? How about flying over Manhattan at sunset in a helicopter? You can sit back in sleek, luxurious black helicopter (the same one featured in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) sip champagne, cuddle and enjoy the private 10 minute flight from HeliFlite.
3. Diamond Earrings–$14,000
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend– especially when they’re Katrina Kelly’s cushion petal drop pave earrings. These lovelies are dotted with sparkling, shimmering white and champagne colored diamonds.
4. A Hot Steamy Weekend in Palm Springs–$344
Your Valentine’s weekend package includes a suite with two entrances, a split living room and bedroom and 5600 square feet to enjoy. The indulgences include the Pocket Pleasures Set, Seduction Sash, and a selection of VOD movies curated byJimmyjane, room service dessert and a pack of Ace X Impossible Silvershade film.
5. Whisky Explorer Scout Valentine’s Day Gift Set- $95
After a nice romantic meal, treat you and your love bunny to this sophisticated set. You’ll get one tasting flight of five 30 ml bottles of a broad range of great whiskies from around the world. The whiskies aren’t labeled. You do get instructions on how to figure out where they’re from on the For Scotch Lovers site. You also get two bars of handmade, artisanal chocolate from Mast Brothers of Brooklyn NY, a signed copy of 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die by Ian Burxton, and a Glencairn Nosing and Tasting crystal glass.
6. Ally bag- $12,500
From actress Phoebe Cates’ shop in New York City’s Upper East Side, Blue Tree. The Ally is made in London and will hold everything. It was a braided leather handle and the body is made from Perch skin. Indestructible and pretty.
7. Pink and White Diamond Flower Ring–$5,500
Don’t settle for the typical bouquet of flowers on the big day. Those will wilt. But this Sethi Couture ring will be around season after season after season.
8. Your Own Private Island–$5 Million Dollars
Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. Rugged Key is the perfect private island. It has a main house, two guest houses, an above ground pool and dockage. It’s in the middle of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, so when you get bored, hop on your boat head on down to South Beach and go shopping!
9. Shoes to Swoon Over–$995
If you’re going to be pampered on Valentine’s Day, then opt for the “IT” shoe of the moment. Charlotte Olympia’s designs have seen many a red carpet, so why can’t they walk down your hardwood floor-covered hallway? Her metallic-platform suede pump will make you feel like you’re walking above the clouds.
10. The Little Red Dress–$2,290
What would Valentine’s Day be without a red dress? Valentino is the master of the red dress and his bow shoulder sheath dress will knock your guy’s socks off.
Tell us: what’s your fantasy Valentine’s Day gift?
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.