5 Valentine’s Gifts She’ll Actually Use, According to a Lady Who Uses Things
"You" didn't make the list, fortunately
When I think of Valentine’s Day gifts, what usually comes to mind are half-eaten plastic boxes of candy, stuffed animals I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with, and a Pandora charm for a bracelet I have not worn and will never wear. But you needn’t worry that the gifts you’re purchasing this Valentine’s Day fall into the junk category, at least not if you stick to these items from Huckberry’s Valentine’s Day shop. They’re durable, unique, and the best part is, she’ll actually use them.
Bonus: If you purchase any of the items below, or anything else over $30 on Huckberry’s site from now until February 7th, you and your favorite person will have a chance to win a National Parks pass, $500 in Airbnb credit, and $1,000 in Huckberry credit- all apart of Huckberry’s Valentine’s Day Giveaway.
Bracelets sometimes aren’t practical- they get snagged on sweaters, clank against keyboards, and dig into our skin if we lay our wrists the wrong way. This Monile Bracelet from Julia Szendrei is dainty enough to not be a headache but still classic enough to be a staple jewelry piece she can wear every day. The adjustable gold chain encompases a bridge of freshwater pearls in colors blush or ivory (but I’ll leave the color choice up to you). Handcrafted and one-of-a-kind — just like your girl (yeah, I said it).
Finisterre Balto Jacket
Who knows when this polar vortex will end? Whenever it does, she’ll need a jacket that’s suitable for all unforeseen weather patterns but still chic. The Balto Jacket from Finisterre is packed with sherpa lining, it’s water repellent and suitable for both light breezes and icy winds. The real key, though, is that not only does this jacket have hand pockets, it also has two huge flap-closure pockets (pockets are what all women truly want) so she can fit her phone and all five of her chapsticks inside.
SeaVees Women’s Mule Slipper
In addition to pockets (see above), women all want some durable slippers (it really is the simple things). These wool mules from SeaVees can take her from sitting on the couch watching Real Housewives to sitting next to the fire-pit outside without changing her footwear (or putting down her wine glass). The outsole is made from a natural gum rubber while the insole is lined with french micro terry, making these a cozy, sneaker/slipper hybrid. They can also be worn with or without socks due to the odor-reducing woolen construction, which also begs the question: why aren’t all slippers odor reducing?
Seagrass Market Tote with Linen Liner
Before Hermès created the Birkin bag for Jane Birkin herself, she carried around a wicker picnic basket, and forever made trips to the farmer’s market a fashionable outing. Anything looks good in a wicker basket: produce, beach blankets, a bottle of tequila. So she’ll love this vintage-inspired Seagrass Market Tote with Linen Liner from Barebones. The handwoven seagrass construction is water-resistant and comes with a one-year warranty, so she can take it anywhere totally free of worry. (Uh, for one year.)
White Mammoth Tusk + Turquoise Damascus Knife
Forget the soft romantic gestures — chocolates, flowers, a teddy bear — and go right for the gold (or in this case, the woolly mammoth tusk). The White Mammoth Tusk + Turquoise Damascus Knife from Santa Fe Stoneworks might be the most gorgeous pocket knife she’s ever seen. One side of the handle features the woolly mammoth tusk with a turquoise inlay, while the other features polished wood, and Damascus Steel creates an intricate design on the blade. It’s every bit as much a piece of art as it is, well, a knife. But act fast because once this supply is gone, it’s gone for good.
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