Valentine’s Day is just around the corner & you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that special someone. To help you through this love journey, I’ve partnered with American-made jewelry brand ALEX AND ANI to curate the perfect gift guide from their V-Day Collection, Hooked On You.
I’m proud to say that I’ve been married for 5 years & approaching 10 years of being together with my lovely wife. And I’d say that I’ve given some rather awesome gifts over the years or at least I’ve been told so. Just like many of you, I was frazzled by figuring out what the most appropriate jewelry to give based on my level of relationship in the beginning. I’ve come up with an algorithm to help you figure what type of type of jewelry your lady on Valentine’s Day. Ok, here’s the algorithm; Time Together + Level Of Emotion Connection + Knowledge of Style = Valentine’s Day Jewelry.
Is it an exact science? No. But, can it lead to awesome, yet, well thought out gifts? Yes!
First Up: The New Relationship
Congratulations! You’re a relationship rookie. You may even be surprised that you’ve had a girlfriend long enough to celebrate your first Valentine’s Day. I’ll give you a heads up that this will be the hardest Valentine’s Day gift you’ll ever have to purchase because it’s your first one – so remember the MSP Jewelry Gifting Algorithm (see above).
For the relationship novice, I recommend the Eros Arrow Wrap bracelet(s). If you haven’t gotten to the “I Love You” stage but want to make your intentions are known, the arrow signifies that you’re headed in the right direction. This wrap was designed around the heart and remember that Eros (aka Cupid) is the God of Love, so hopefully the sentiment is note. And, it never hearts to bring a bottle of champagne too!
Next Up: You’re In Love & You Want Her To Know It
You’re both throwing “I love you” around left & right and you couldn’t be happier. You may be a few months or years into this relationship and you understand her style very well too. It’s time to go big and upgrade her a love bangle stack.
The Love Set of 3 bangles is a stylish way to outfit your special lady with three gifts in one. Stackable wrist wear is one of the biggest trends in jewelry right now and these pieces all work well together. Plus, it literary says “Love” one of the bangles, so your intentions are clearer than ever. If she’s not into stacking her wrist pieces, so can wear just two or one piece at a time. Each bangle is made from rose gold metal, however; each bangle is individually adorned with either glasses beads, metal bead beads or love charms. Depending on her style, there’s something here to suit her needs.
As a bonus, you can add to her wrist stack with the (Red) Kindred Cord for a charitable pop of color. With 20% of the purchase price going to (RED) to fight AIDS, it’ll be clear that not only do you have great taste is jewelry, but, you also care about others.
Final Stage: The Big & Careful Gesture
Giving a ring is a huge risk, but, when it’s the right ring – it hopefully set you up for something great for the future (hint: yes, she might marry you). The Eros Ring Wrap & Romance Heart Ring Wrap say that I’m intent on giving you my love and this is a reminder of things to come. Also, if she’s into stacking ring, she wear them all other too! I’d save these for a few years in because a new girlfriend might think you’re immediately ready to propose and you don’t want to scare her off.
If you’re still stuck on the V-Day gift after looking through all of these options, a cute puppy always works too.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM