Be My Valentine: 10 romantic design gifts to give your loved one now

Forget chocolates and roses – win your loved one over with a design piece or thoughtful treat that will make them swoon. We’ve got your Valentine’s Day gifting needs covered with this hand-picked selection of ideas:

Stay series from Archetypal

What could be more heart-warming than surprising your special someone with a living room revamp? The Stay family by Sé Collections is a series of upholstered armchairs, dining chairs, bar stools, benches and sofa that transform every casual daily routine into a special celebration. Choose your desired upholstery materials or leather paired pair with a sleek powder-coated steel frame.

Feather lamp from A.Style

Create a seductive atmosphere with this luxurious black feather lamp by Mineheart. Made in England, this glamorous piece is available in jet black or pristine white, as well as in a pendant or table lamp version.

Black iron side table from Bowerbird Home

It can be a challenge to find a practical side table that serves its purpose while retaining an elegant flair. This side table ticks all my boxes by perfectly merging transparency with a solid surface. You and your other half can display your special mementos in the glass-encased top or keep them organised in the drawer.

BonBon side table from Verreum

If your lover has a sweet tooth, treat them with the BonBon side table by Italian designer Luca Nichetto. The silvered glass piece takes its cue from the silver wrapping paper of candies as well as simplified geometric shapes. Available in three models and colours.

Paravento 057 screen from Dimore Studio

Famed for designing usable pieces of art and sculpture, the Milan-based design firm has created the Paravento 057 screen with two-sided wooden panels in mirror and fabric. Amaze your loved one by infusing a sense of contemporary charm into your space – perfect for a dinner date at home.

Rose Mille Crepes from Lady M

While bouquets are one of the most popular Valentine’s Day gift options, take beautiful blooms to another, sweeter level with Lady M’s Rose Mille Crepes. The handmade crepes are richly infused with rose flavoured pastry cream and topped with a delicate layer of sweet rose jelly and edible rose petals.

Valentine’s Day Collection from kikki.K

Even in this increasingly digitised world, a heartfelt, hand-written note is one of the best ways to say “I love you”. This series of cards, letters, love notes and gifts will express your affection for your special someone in refreshing and interesting ways. 20 Reasons in a Jar is a personal favourite.

Mon Amour Caviar Tin Tea & Macarons from Tea WG

Encased in an alluring, royal blue caviar tin and sleek gift box is the Mon Amour tea and Mon Amour tea-infused macarons. The delicate black tea is carefully blended with yellow blossoms and sweet notes of quince, while the limited edition macarons are highlighted with the taste of black tea as well as white chocolate ganache, berries and cream. 

T Two ring from Tiffany

If you like it, put a ring on it! Valentine’s Day has got to be the best time for exchanging his and hers rings – or even popping the big question. This new design from the storied brand features a simple letter T set with diamonds (seen here in white and yellow gold), while the pavé models trace the T motifs with pavé diamonds (seen here in rose gold). Both are available in white gold, rose gold and yellow gold.

Driftwood heart from TREE

Show your love for Mother Earth as well as your partner by selecting an eco-friendly present, like this driftwood heart from TREE. The handcrafted decor piece is made from wood washed ashore along the beaches of the Philippines. It works well as a rustic wreath or a romantic table accessory.

Lead image courtesy of Ferm Living.