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Gift Guide

Fall in love with luxury.

This February 14, say it like you mean it with a gift from our luxury boutiques. Read on to discover inspo from the best of the best.

Let’s start with the Aspinal of London Lottie Bag. Elegant and striking, this is an heirloom designed to be worn both day and night — and last throughout the years. (The perfect statement, then, to let your other half know you plan to stick around.) What’s more, you can make it personal: by adding embossed initials onto the shield tab. Handmade from the finest full-grain leather, the piece is finished with the brand’s signature letterbox closure, an elegant chain strap — and the finest of British craftsmanship.

Speaking of personalisation, why not go the whole way and include a hidden handwritten message inside? Declarations of love deserve nothing less than Montblanc. For something that stands the test of time, try the brand’s Meisterstück Classique Gold-coated Fountain Pen — a design that, this year, turns 100. Double up the celebrations by exploring the labels’ auspicious selection of Lunar New Year releases — check our picks here.

Stuck on what to get that oh-so-difficult giftee? Look no further. This is one of SIRPLUS’ star products: a guaranteed gifting success. The brand’s signature casual collared shirt is made in Portugal using an exceptionally fine cotton-cashmere blend for a gentle and soft touch (just like you.) Its silhouette features a classic, softly unstructured collar and corozo nut buttons — perfect for keeping it chill.

Now on to the jewellery, starting with British superstars Boodles. This is one of our favourites from the brand’s “Be Boodles” collection, in which mirrored pairs of diamond-set B motifs illustrate the delicate balance between sheer and opaque — imitating the curving lines of antique lace. This pair of asymmetric earrings in 18-carat rose gold is set with brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.83 carats. A stunning thing to open on Valentine’s.

Presenting a new take on a storied symbol, the 2024 edition of the annual Georg Jensen Heart pendant is a striking piece of jewellery design. A single sheet of 18kt gold and sterling silver is folded on both ends, giving life to this elegant (and enduring) pendant. Inspired by the soft and organic shapes of mid-century silver hollowware designs, the piece is deeply rooted in the brand’s long history. A subtle and refined gift that speaks to long-lasting elegance.

Hailing from Paris, the city of love, luxury accessories label Hermès is one of the most romantic brands in the world. Playing on combinations of materials and precious details, its jewellery pieces give new twists to classic styles — and can elevate any look with their unmistakable approach to design. Our choice this year is this pair of bold, chic earrings in Swift calfskin and golden metal, available only in-store.

Finally, our very own Royal Exchange Jewellers is the place to go for something truly unique. All of the pieces are crafted in the brand’s in-house workshop, where it is able to make bespoke items — such as the perfect engagement ring for those about to pop the question. Could there be a better finale to this year’s gift guide than this truly wonderful single-stone diamond ring set in platinum — with a 2.01cts round brilliant cut diamond?