Preppy Valentine’s Gift Guide 2017

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored – I was sent several complimentary items featured and all are marked as “c/o” throughout the post. All editorial and opinions are my own.

It’s almost February and you know what that means – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you haven’t yet thought about gifts, I have a fun round-up that is sure to inspire and please!

No. 1 | Monogrammed note cards from Linden Page Paperie  (c/o)
You can never go wrong with personalized stationery and these cards from Linden Page Paperie are pure luxury. These would be perfect Valentine’s gifts for your bridesmaids or friends alike!

No. 2 & 11 | Lexington necklace and Quatrefoil drops in white from Meg Carter Designs (c/o)
You can never go wrong with pearls and this double strand of mother-of-pearl nuggets and stunningly simple drop earrings are both classic staples that will be in style for ages. Together, they’d make an impressive Valentine’s gift and they’d also be perfect to wear on a wedding day – either for the bride or bridesmaid! Inspired by the sea, Meg Carter Designs offers a jaw-droppingly gorgeous selection of coastal-themed jewelry – definitely check out her collection if you’re planning a coastal wedding!

No. 3 & 5 | Half Hook Clasp Choker and Leather Shackle Bracelet from Allison Cole Jewelry (c/o)
Classic. Nautical. Preppy. The streamlined designs from Allison Cole jewelry hit those three notes perfectly and I’m in love with her entire collection. What’s even better is that her pieces are incredibly affordable so they make perfect Galentine’s gifts and would be equally appreciated as bridesmaids gifts.

No. 4 | Breakfast Express Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker by Cuisinart (c/o)
Back when J&I lived in Europe, we loved hopping over to Belgium to go antiquing and we’d always make a point of getting a hot and fresh waffle from our favorite roadside stand. They were the best we’ve ever had and we’ve missed them since returning to the States. So I finally decided to surprise J this Valentine’s by trying to re-create those tasty Belgian waffles. I’m so excited to have found this waffle and omelet maker by Cuisinart because I think this will become our go-to cooking tool for lazy weekends. What’s great is that you can also whip up French toast or a Croque Monsieur in the omelet part of the maker! What could be a better Valentine’s gift than homemade waffles and French toast in bed?

No. 6 | Velvet headbands from Marina’s Closet  (c/o)
Another great Galentine’s gift! I love wearing a hint of velvet on Valentine’s and these black and pink velvet headbands are both classic and romantic – perfect to pair with a party dress! And unlike some headbands, I can wear these for hours with no headaches. They also come in a rainbow of colors.

No. 7 | Basalt Slate Stone Steak Plate by Revol (c/o)
I’ve heard how wonderful it is to bake on basalt stone and I know nothing would put a bigger smile on J’s face than a Valentine’s steak dinner at home! I love that you can also use this plate to bake pizzas and that the surrounding rim collects any juices. J&I gave it a whirl the last time we whipped up a pizza and it was delicious!

No. 8 | Monogrammed tissue box by Erin Turner Embroidery  (c/o)
I can’t even tell you how happy it makes me to hide an ugly tissue box with a custom monogrammed cover! It helps coordinate the room and it completely hides an eyesore. And I personally think this would be the cutest Valentine’s gift for your love to give you right before he gets down on one knee to propose.

No. 9 | Anti-Wrinkle & Energizing Eye Masks by Grace and Stella  (c/o)
A perfect Galentine’s gift to mix in with some yummy chocolates, flowers and make-up staples! (Especially a great gift for those new moms in your life! 😉 )
No. 10 | Western Antler cutting board by Beatriz Ball  (c/o)
I love the idea of creating a Valentine’s themed meat and cheese board for two – you could use cookie cutters to shape the food into hearts and arrows. I just did a simple fruit arrangement for a chill night at home last week (pictured) and loved how the tray made a simple night feel more special. And I love how the antlers lend a masculine feel … can’t you almost hear the fire roaring in the background and the wine being poured for two?

No. 11 | Bee Bow Clutch from Bosom Buddy Bags  (c/o)
These whimsically decorated straw bags are the cutest and I love the nod to traditional Nantucket lightship baskets. I think a set of bags would be the sweetest gifts for bridesmaids – you could pop the question to them on Valentine’s with a note inside each purse! They’d also be adorable for a flower girl! And the company just began monogramming, too!

Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog. Photo no. 10 & 11 by Juliane Berry.



  1. HeleneWoz
    January 30, 2017 / 7:42 PM

    The amazing photos and ideas are what keeps me coming back to Classic Bride!

    The jewelry from Allison Cole would be great for my bridesmaids.

  2. Sarah
    January 31, 2017 / 12:59 PM

    Thanks, Helene! I’m sure your bridesmaids would *love* some gifts from Allison Cole. 🙂