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10 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Are So Sweet, You’ll Want to Share Them 

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. After months and months of lockdown, maybe you’re feeling closer to a loved one and want to give them a special gift, even though celebrating the holiday looks different this year. This gift guide is here to help you realize that fantasy. You may not be able to frolic along rolling hills, fresh green grass, and the sound of chirping birds as our models have, but the best Valentine’s Day gifts can make you feel one step closer. 

The series was captured by Chris Maggio, the New York-based photographer who has a knack for photographing surreal and eerie moments in the everyday, and styled by Vogue’s Alexandra Gurvich who focused on the best Valentine’s Day gifts that you’ll love so much, you’ll want to buy them for yourself as well. The set design is by Jesse Kaufman, who constructed a scene akin to a heavenly utopia, while fresh faces came courtesy of makeup artist Asami Matsuda, and the buoyant hair by Shin Arima. Even better? Everything is photographed on real-life couple Eloisa Santos and Willow Barret. Go on, add something to your shopping bag and transport yourself somewhere sweet and special.

Willow and Eloisa in Sleeper polka-dot pajama set. 
Sleeper has produced a sizeless pair of pajamas. While the sets are sold together, they are also shareable: A loved one can take the top, while you take the bottom. Call it a blissful union even when apart. 

Sleeper Sizeless pajama set


The omnipresent, ultra mini Uggs are beloved by celebrities and civilians alike. How can you resist the slipper-boots? 

Ugg Classic Ultra Mini boots


Willow in Comme Si boxers. Eloisa in Fleur Du Mal triangle bra and panty and Comme Si socks. 
Lacey lingerie is always a red hot classic, and Fleur Du Mal’s two-piece with floral embroidery is no exception. For that true lounge-worthy comfort, throw in a pair of Comme Si La boxers, which you’ll use far beyond V-Day. 

Fleur Du Mal Violet triangle bra



Fleur Du Mal Violet high-waist panty



Comme Si La Boxer Classica set


Over-the-ear headphones are a must for anyone still working from home. Transport yourself into a personal oblivion with a funky tie-dye print Collina Strada pair, equipped with noise-canceling technology.

Collina Strada Crusher Evo sensory bass headphones with personal sound


Eloisa in Miu Miu sweater and tiered skirt.
Behold, flowers. The fragrant classic will add a darling touch to any room, and put a smile on a loved one’s face. For a bit of flair, try a remixed bouquet from Urban Stems in lieu of the standard bouquet of 12 red roses.

Urban Stems the Majesty


Willow in Maryam Nassir Zadeh mens button-down shirt.
Everyone loves jewelry. Marlo Laz has added some groove to the classic diamond necklace with a kaleidoscope pendant in swirls of enamel, garnet, and diamond. Wear it as a talisman, close to the heart. 

Marlo Laz Tie-Dye 14-karat gold, enamel, garnet and diamond necklace


Comme des Garçons’s Rouge will add a refreshed aura to your daily routine with a spritz of sweet peppercorns, woody patchouli, Indonesian ginger. Share with the apple of your eye. 

Comme des Garçons Rouge eau de parfume


Eloisa in Wales Bonner X Adidas jacket and Wales Bonner skirt.
This red track jacket by Wales Bonner is so lovely, complete with the designer’s signature crochet tape. You and your beau will be stealing this from one another’s closet so often that you may want to buy two.

Wales Bonner Lovers Rock track top


It’s art in a candy box. The chocolates get a dollop of yellow, a tornado of pink, and a slash of splatter of blue. These 12 treats look as good as they taste.

Stick With Me Sweets bonbon box


Willow and Eloisa in Marni ready-to-wear. Willow in Craig Green sneakers. Eloisa in Prada slingback heels. 
Matching masks for matching hearts. A floral-print Marni mask and an embrace makes everything a bit sweeter, and safer. 

Marni floral-print face covering



Hair: Shin Arima

Makeup: Asami Matsuda

Set Design: Jesse Kaufman