The Accessories Council hosted their annual Valentine’s Day Press Preview on January 18th at the stunning Roman & Sunstone showroom. The preview featured seventeen brands who showed us their top gifting picks for Valentine’s Day. We made a gift guide featuring our #ACTopPicks so not matter who you are shopping for this Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect gift to help you win their heart.
The Valentine On-the-Go
Is your Valentine always on the go? These gifts will not only make her smile, but will be used for her jet-setting adventures, or running around the town.
MOVING LOCATIONS: Nothing makes a long layover happier than a visit to XpressSpa! Located at over 56 airports around the world, treat her to a massage, manicure or buy her one of their spa approved products, such as a comfy neck pillow. Pair it with the Golden Glow Face Mask to keep her ‘glow’-ing at all times.
TRAVEL IN STYLE: Fashionable and sturdy, a Deux Lux weekender bag is a must for the girl on the go! Deux Lux handbags are also good for the earth, made of vegan leather and sustainably and ethically sourced, this bag shows love to more than just the recipient.
BE FASHIONABLY PREPARED: It can be hard to pack exactly the right accessories for every outfit. With StyleString, you will never be without a fabulous accessory. This eco-conscious leather accessory can be worn as a bracelet, belt, necklace, headband OR as a bag, hat or shoe accessory. Unlimited styling and three color choices make this is ultimate accessory for the girl who is constantly packing and repacking.
The Fashion Forward Valentine
The stylish Valentine can be tricky to shop for. She’s on top of the latest trends, has impeccable taste and knows exactly what she likes. The essentials to any great outfit are handbags & eyewear. Follow our guide and we promise that even the savviest lady will be thanking you (and will be the envy of all her Instagram followers).
HANDBAG (for day): A python handbag is an absolute essential to any “it” girl’s closet. Ximena Kavalekas creates luxurious, Italian made handbags and at a price that will make you smile too! This bag has everything you expect in a luxury item. The soft, authentic feel of python combined with an array of bright and metallic colors make this a high-end bag, at an affordable price point.
HANDBAG (for night): This pink, Edie Parker clutch and heart key charm will fit right in on Valentine’s Day and will be a great conversation piece all year round. The perfect size for your iPhone, and with a mirror already built in, you’ll be set for whatever Valentine’s Day eve brings your way. The charm can be used to show a little love to all your handbags! Clip it on and bring the love with you, no matter what handbag you’re sporting!
EYEWEAR: Every fashion forward girl needs great eyewear to complete their look. If you struggle with finding eyewear that stays on your face, we have the perfect solution for you! Covry glasses not only come in amazing colors and shapes, but they’re designed to not slip. Covry created the Elevated Fit® featuring longer nose pads, a reduced frame curvature and a narrowed nose bridge, making them both functional and stylish.
For Your Gal-entine
It’s not all about couples this Valentine’s Day. Make sure to show your bestie some love! Sometimes, the best Valentine’s are spent with your girlfriends and nobody knows you better than your gals! Follow our gifting tips to make sure you and your gal-entine have a day filled with the love of friendship (and some great accessories).
BOW DOWN: You know your bestie is a Queen but make sure you always remind her with this great necklace from AARYAH. If she’s a got a big job interview, date, or presentation, this bracelet will instantly make her feel like the powerhouse she is, and will remind her that no matter what, she’s got you in her corner. Complete her look with a gorgeous cuff and matching ear jackets!
WRAP HER ALL UP: Help your friend get in the Valentine’s spirit with a cashmere Piccolo New York scarf. We chose these great red colors and that will keep her both warm and happy in the cold months. These eye-catching scarves can be used to hail a cab, or tied onto a bag to give it a perfect pop of color.
A Modern Twist On Classic Valentine’s Gifts
If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give your Valentine but want to do a little more than roses and chocolate, we’ve got the perfect way to add some 2017 flair into the classic Valentine’s gifts.
A NEW FAVORITE CLUTCH: Get her the perfect bag for her next night out, or brunch date. This iridescent clutch from Jill Haber pairs with absolutely everything and changes color as the light hits it. It’s the perfect size to fit all of her essentials, but not too big that it verges on a tote. She can use this to dress up her Little Black Dress when you take her out for a Valentine’s Day dinner!
GET FIT TOGETHER: Trying to uphold a New Year’s Resolution and spend time together as a couple? SWITCH PLAYGROUND is a revolutionary total-body workout. The SWITCH Playground incorporates cutting-edge fitness technology with state-of-the-art facilities, lighting and sound. The best part, you take the class in teams of two! SWITCH work outs are partner based so you can motivate each other, have fun and bond, all while getting fit.
GET HER SPARKLING: Bring a little Brooklyn chic to your Valentine with this stunning bracelet and shades from Freida Rothman. These pieces from the Rose D’Or collection, which combines modern elegance and femininity, is the perfect way to let your Valentine know how radiant she is. These timeless pieces will make her happy the minute she opens them.
Don’t Forget The Parents
They were probably your first Valentine and as you’ve grown up, your Mom or Dad always remember to call you and remind you they love you. So, don’t forget to send a little love to your parents!
MAKE IT PERSONAL: Spell out her name, your initials, your special place, or anything else with these customizable necklaces from Capsul Jewelry. You can choose from gold, silver or rose gold coating so you can make sure you’ll get Mom’s preferred metal. Capsul Jewelry also has the option of uploading your own handwriting and having it 3D printed to make a necklace. Mom will beam with joy when she sees your handwriting spelling out “I love you” on a gorgeous golden chain.
EVERYDAY CHIC: Celebrate Mom with an amazing new pair of earrings and matching bracelet. This trend right pearl set from Roman & Sunstone will help spice up outfits and will become her new favorite go-to piece. They’re also a great look at a price that your wallet will appreciate.
FOR DAD: Has your Dad been carrying around that same brown leather brief case since 1980? While parting with a loved accessory can be painful, we promise Dad will have no reservations once he sees this gorgeous, sleek black bag from Darby Scott. He’ll love showing this off to all his friends and you’ll feel great knowing your turning your Dad into the envy of the office and the LIRR.
For the Valentine That Has Everything
Are you seriously stumped? Never fear! These three gifts are something everybody loves and wants.
THE CARD: Nothing says “I care” more than something unique and handmade. These one of a kind cards from Brooklyn based artist Tamara Garvey Illustrations come in cute, sassy and silly for every type of personality. You’ll also feel good knowing you’re buying local.
SUGAR: What’s Valentine’s Day without some candy?? We promise that all your sugar-infused dreams will be fulfilled at Sugar Factory. From their signature lollipops, as sported by the Kardashians and other celebrities, to their walls of gummies, there is something from every sweet tooth. Oh, and if you’re craving a drink, their signature candy cocktails come served up in giant goblets. This candy store also features a restaurant, so you can combine candy and a fun night out!
YOUR FURRY VALENTINE: Let’s be honest, if you have a pup, it’s likely they’re your #1 Valentine. Zoomies, a dog-centric store in the West Village has everything you need for your little Valentine. From yummy dog biscuits, to harnesses, to dog tags, we promise that your furry friend will leave happy.
For more information on any of these brands, click HERE to download our Valentine’s Day Press Kit!