Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers – it’s for best friends, close confidants, and families formed by both shared bloodlines and shared experiences.  Valentine’s Day is a time to show all the loves of your life how much they mean to you.  And while they’d no doubt cherish a sweet card and a warm hug, why not treat them to an extra-special gift that they won’t soon forget? Herewith, some of the our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas from the shops, restaurants and hotels of the Oak Street District.



For your favorite gal-on-the-go, CH Carolina Herrera’s Initials Insignia Bag is just the right size for all her adventures.


Show her that your love is timeless and eternal with Harry Winston’s Ocean Valentine’s Day Automatic 36mm timepiece.  Bathed by a splash of superlative white diamonds, the timepiece features a retrograde seconds counter at 6 o’clock fashioned in the shape of a heart and picked out in different shades of pink sapphires and red rubies.


Designed exclusively for Valentine’s Day 2018, La Perla’s Maison robe in blush silk is perfect for home or travel.  Part of the Italian brand’s Heritage Collection, each Maison piece is handcrafted from specially source silk and finished with antique Florentine embroidery.


She’s one of a kind, so this Valentine’s Day gift her a custom-monogrammed leather bag or wallet from Madewell.  Psst…Monogramming is FREE when you’re a Madewell Insider (which you should definitely become, because she’s definitely going to want more gifts from this cool-girl brand).


You always see your love through rose-colored classes, so might we suggest Gentz and Sunny S-eyed Up, two new sunglass styles from Morgenthal Frederics.  These two playful styles, designed by the esteemed Rosie Assoulin, are handcrafted from titanium and acetate in Japan and finished with flat, rose-colored lenses.


All the ladies in your life will be dazzled by Pomellato’s colorful new bangles from its M’AMA NON M’AMA collection – Italian for “loves me, loves me not.” This emotive catchphrase captures the unpredictable nature of true love, as M’AMA NON M’AMA crafts a gem for every feeling, and a brilliant gem color for every emotion.



Show him that he has the key to your heart with a beautiful leather keychain from Prada.  And for your lady love?  She’ll be happy to hold your keys (and your wallet and your phone) when you give her Prada’s Monochrome Chain Bag in saffiano leather ($1,350).



Visit Razny Jewelers for that unpredictable gift she’ll love!  Pictured here: Timepiece by Patek Philippe, Necklace by Memoire.


Whether he’s boarding a plane to Istanbul or just boarding the subway to work, the stylish gentleman in your life is sure to love the Runwell Backpack from Shinola.  Made with American leather, this sturdy carryall features adjustable padded shoulder straps, a deluxe top-carry handle, silver tone hardware and interior pockets for his laptop and phone.


Throughout February, The Talbott and 20 East want to recreate couples’ first dates as part of a love-filled hotel package. The 20 East culinary team will prepare the meal from their first date and serve it in the hotel’s oh-so-romantic Gallery Room. After enjoying the incredible meal, champagne, strawberries, and chocolate will be awaiting the couple in their suite.


The cutest couple you know will be even cuter with coordinating Ted Baker sneakers.  The DUUKE and KULEIC styles feature buttery leather uppers and sporty rubber soles.


Margeaux  at Waldorf Astoria Chicago will offer a specialty Valentine’s Menu on February 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th, reservations available on Open Table. On Valentine’s Day from 5-10pm Margeaux will have a pop-up flower shop by Luxe Bloom. Guests can pre-order or design their custom gift when they arrive and it will be created while they dine, ready for pick-up as soon as the last bite of delicious dessert is devoured! To pre-order guests can fill out the attached form or contact 312.492.7772Petit Margeaux is offering a Valentine’s Week bundle of 4 specialty macaroons and a split of Moët Sparkling Rosé for $25, available from February 9th through 18th.  Finally, to celebrate Galentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 13th Petit Margeaux will offer $5 glasses of Rosé all day and Margeaux will offer $5 glasses of Rosé during dinner service.  For more information, please see the attachments or visits our website here:

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