Valentine’s Day: the holiday for romantics, a chance to utilize the gift-giving love language, a time to treat yourself to something special because you deserve it and love yourself. There should be no stress around this specific holiday; it should be all about pleasure and joy. I like to think of this holiday as a chance to be on the side of love and, even more so now, embrace the moment with joy. Nikki designed the KULE January collection to be all about love and joy with hearts, rainbows, and plenty of color. And so, as someone who indeed scored extremely high in Gift Giving on the 5 Love Languages Test, I’m here to bring you some guidance with love-gifting — for yourself or someone you love — on this holiday of hearts ❤️.
Be Literal About Love ❤️
I personally like wearing heart-shape pieces or items with hearts on them because 1) they make me think of the person who gave it to me, or the reason I got it and 2) it’s a symbol that tells people around me I care about that warm happy feeling. Love! KULE’s January collection is full of hearts: a cozy oversized sweatshirt that feels like a hug, a striped tee (duh) in a Boyfriend style (a bit oversized) with an embroidered heart, a tote to carry your <3 around with you, or socks which are a little warm reminder for the one you love (or yourself!).
I am personally a big fan of heart-shaped jewelry. From fine to fashion, I think that heart-shaped jewelry is a playful and romantic addition to an outfit, and a gift your partner will, well, love. There is, of course, always Cartier for that 😉.
Gifts that Make You Feel the Love
While I want all the hearts in the world, I also love receiving (and giving) a gift that comes with so much thought and makes your partner really feel understood. Be that with a special cashmere sweater (with a note inside the pocket), a book of photographs celebrating the city you met in (aww), a new wallet with a photo of you two lovingly inside (a great men’s one here), a keychain for everyday reminders, a vase with flowers already nestled inside. A favorite idea if you’re ok with being aware of each other’s gifts: matching sneakers as a subtle sign of your companionship 😍.
The Thought that Really Counts
The best and most loving gift, to me, is a card with a thoughtful and honest message. And I am someone that reallllllly loves clothing and jewelry. So don’t skimp on the thought! Whether that’s with a bouquet of flowers, a card alongside your gift, a handmade photo album of moments together, a playlist meant for your partner, your partner’s favorite baked treat, or a romantic dinner where there are no phones in sight, just a shared bowl of Cacio e Pepe. Speaking of which, if you want to share a bowl of pasta with the one you love, consumed Lady and the Tramp style, Nikki recommends I Sodi, Sant Ambroeus, and Mezzaluna (specifically Mezzaluna’s linguine alle vongole, which she says is the best) for you pasta-loving romantics of New York City.
More to love? Check out what’s new at KULE ❤️.