Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day

Minimalist Glass Ring

$19

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Made to order, each of these minimalist rings comprise a glass band upon which a transparent orb sits. Available in green, mustard, orange or yellow, this accessory is an elegant yet colorful everyday addition that enchants on its own or, for even more brightness, can be stacked with others.

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Fischersund is the Icelandic scent brand created by Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his siblings. Their scents are inspired by and made from local botanicals so it was only fitting that Icelandic apparel brand 66°North partnered with them to capture the aroma of coming indoors after being outside in the cold. Útilykt conjurs cold wind through pine trees, snowy sea air and the crispness of …

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Crocheted in India from organic cotton, these oversized scarves integrate subtle and clever graphics in an otherwise traditional pattern. They’re designed by Story Mfg, a small family business that’s opposed to waste, and dedicated to art, craft and the love of animals.

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Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (A Cookbook)

$37

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Curated by award-winning chef and activist Bryant Terry and published by 4 Color Books, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (A Cookbook) traverses time and location to capture the expansive multiplicities in Black culture. Through recipes, poetry, artwork and essays that explore food’s intrinsic connection with community and history within the diaspora, this rich cookbook encompasses the work of more …

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A Goddess Glow by Judy Chicago

$81

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When artist Judy Chicago was researching and developing her iconic 1974–1979 work, The Dinner Party, which commemorated influential women throughout history, she studied early goddess-worship within various cultures. This large, gloriously curved candle—A Goddess Glow—stands 10 inches tall and promises some 100 hours of burn time. Made in an edition of 1500 by Prospect New York, the goddess will change form through use, but remains …

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Sustainably Harvested Palo Santo

$19

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Each of the four to six sticks per box in Sounds’ Sustainably Harvested Palo Santo set have been collected and split (into four- to five-inch pieces) from naturally fallen trees in Ecuador and Peru’s dry forests. The NY-based, woman-owned brand donates 30% of the profits from the palo santo’s sale to a rotating list of non-profit organizations.

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Reflection Prism Earrings

$195

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Julie Thevenot, since launching her line in 2008, has never been afraid of combining playful designs with unique materials. Made from lucite and anchored by plated steel posts, these earrings glisten in sunlight and are bold without being overly gaudy.

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Witch Please candles from Les Loups are seeded with crystals, charged with Reiki and handmade in New York’s Hudson Valley. Poured on new and full moons by energy healers Steven Gray, Chad Wagner and Manu Del Prete, each formulation helps the user set an intention and remain in touch with it as the candle burns. FORMULA 86 boasts notes of saffron, amber and patchouli and …

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Digital frames aren’t a new phenomenon, but the Aura is the best we’ve seen. Most importantly, the screen brightness and texture have a more natural feel than the types of screens we’re used to looking at every day. A great gift for those less adept at using photo-sharing apps or social media, this frame makes it really easy to add content and choose how it …

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Velvet Haze Perfume

$190

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One of BYREDO’s most transportive fragrances, Velvet Haze is a rich, musk-led scent that captivates. With notes of ambrette (also known as muskmallow, a medicinal plant), coconut water, patchouli, cacao absolute and various musks, the layered fragrance is warm and slightly earthy but with an ethereal appeal.

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Jewelry brand Awe Inspired crafts storied pieces from ethically sourced materials. The Snake Stud—available in 14k gold or sterling silver and as a single or a pair—calls on the motif of the serpent to symbolize rebirth. Throughout various mythologies, snakes have represented letting go of the past in order to transition to a better future, a transformation evoked through the shedding of skin. 20% of the …

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Swedish Candy Fish

$25

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Inspired by real fish and flavored with natural ingredients, these candies are an elevated take on Swedish Fish. Malmö, Sweden-based Kolsvart started by making traditional Swedish licorice but soon began experimenting with various tastes and combinations—always keeping their gummies vegan and gluten-free. In these packs of three, flavors range from Röding Raspberry Fish to the more adventurous Gäddan Elderflower Fish.

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