Designers’ Picks: Top Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Designers share what they’ll be giving (and hoping to receive) this Valentine’s Day.
We all know Valentine’s Day is about more than drugstore cards, red roses and chocolate boxes (okay, we’ll keep the sweet treats), but that shouldn’t stop you from buying a thoughtful gift. So we asked a handful of Western Canadian designers to teach us a thing or two about showing the love in a stylish and unique way—below, you’ll find everything from handmade vases to modern mirrors that’ll definitely prove your love is real.
“These hand-painted, hand-thrown pieces are incredibly unique and authentically Canadian. The soft blush colours are perfect for Valentine’s Day.”–Kristen Lien, Frank Architecture
“Consider it jewelry for the home; I love these new mirrors from Zoë Pawlak, which are playful, modern and romantic.”—Stephanie Brown, Stephanie Brown Inc.
“A handmade ceramic vase from L.A.-based Mirena Kim and a fresh bouquet of flowers from your favourite florist [makes for a lovely gift].”—Cathy Terepocki, Cathy Terepocki Ceramics
“I love this handbag from one of my favourite local boutiques—so simple, classic and elegant. It’s something that I would like to have, but would never splurge on for myself”—Lara Presber, Studio Presber
“There is nothing better than the gift of a love story you will never forget. This beautiful collection captures the glamour of the Art Deco period and will look striking on any shelf.”—Kate Allen, Frank Architecture