Luxury & Love

This year, get them something they’ll keep forever. Links-watches-lifestyle-2

Valentine’s gift shopping is a whole different labor of love. Finding the perfect gift for your special someone is way different than holiday shopping—it has to be big enough to be special, small enough to not look like you’re trying too hard, and, most difficult, it has to be ultra-personal. We’ve narrowed your search down to four of New York’s most luxurious brand, and given you some background on each, so your gift will come with its own story. Whether you’ve only been dating for months or married for years, something in here is sure to give you the perfect opportunity to tell your sweetheart how you feel, and make them fall in love all over again. It’s okay, we’ll let you take the credit.

Customization is easy with Links of London jewelry, as their charm-ing style has unique sweet charms to mix and match on a necklace for her. For example, combine her initials and her zodiac sign with a sweet moon charm to make sure she knows you’re over the moon for her. For him, customize a pair of cufflinks or a unique masculine bracelet so he’ll think of you throughout the work day. Of course, if you’re looking for something a little more classic, you can’t go wrong with a sparkling pendant or a watch. Stop in to one of three Manhattan locations, and they’ll make the box and gift wrapping extra special.

At the corner of Maiden Lane and Broadway, you might spot a clock, but you won’t see it by looking up! The clock, embedded in the sidewalk, has been an icon of the financial district since the late 1800s. In a venue that truly channels the opulence of the financial district, the William Barthman store even hosts an onsite watchmaker and jeweler. The watches speak for themselves, but with a story and background this rich, your elegant gift will impress him even more.

Nothing can say love in as few words as “Balenciaga.” For starters, the European fashion house was founded by a Spanish designer in San Sebastian, automatically giving it the allure and fashion of the romantic region. The latest iteration of the brand maintains the strong structural foundation, but the bags, accessories, and clothing have grown a fad following that has many lovers of its own. A bag might run you a pretty penny, but we can almost guarantee a return on this investment. Fun colors and bold styles make it instantly recognizable on the street, so everyone is sure to ask her where she got it.

Montblanc is the perfect place for understated luxury. These impeccably crafted goods are beautiful, but simple enough to wear daily, making it an obvious choice as a gift you want him to use over and over again. The gleaming leather briefcase will earn him tons of compliments, while a beautiful ballpoint pen will keep a memory of you in his pocket wherever he goes. For an even more indulgent option, the brand hasn’t strayed from its iconic watch designs, making them a recognizable classic.