There are several intriguing theories about the origin of Valentine’s Day.
The name “Valentine” traces back to at least three saints in Roman Catholic history.
Each year in mid-February, a pagan festival in ancient Rome celebrated romance and fertility.
In the Middle Ages, so-called wildlife experts in England declared that birds began mating every year on February 14. We suspect that the bird-watchers owned stock in a greeting card company. Nevertheless, February 14 came to be associated with romance.
Make This Year Memorable
Nothing says “last-minute gift” like grocery store chocolates or wilted roses wrapped in cellophane. Your heartthrob will appreciate the gesture but probably not remember it a month from now.
We have hundreds of gifts that are as enduring as your love for that special someone in your life. Here are some suggestions for making this Valentine’s Day memorable.
There’s nothing like jewelry to make a man or woman feel appreciated. We’ve curated unique designs from some of the world’s most respected silversmiths. Just select a category to start browsing.
We also carry dozens of jewelry storage solutions. Search the site for finely crafted boxes, chests, stackable cases and handsome valets for men. Be sure to add some Hagerty Jewel Clean to keep your gift looking its best.
Waterford Crystal traces back to 18th-century Ireland. Each piece is thoroughly inspected after each of the six stages of production. If the quality isn’t up to the highest standards at any point in the process, the crystal is smashed and sent back to the furnace for remelting.
That explains the uncommon, exquisite beauty of our Waterford gifts. Prepare to be inspired:
- Heart-shaped or round ring holders
- Perfume bottles
- Potpourri bowls
- Candlestick holders
- Sculptured sailboat, eagle or golf club head
Daily Facebook selfies can’t compare to one nice portrait in an elegant frame. If its been a while since you had a professional take your picture — or if you have a favorite photo with your sweetheart — consider framing an image that will be treasured forever. We offer frames in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs to delight both men and women.
Cunill is an especially fine manufacturer. Its sterling silver is significantly thicker than the industry standard. Each frame is crafted from a single piece of silver for durability and seamless aesthetic flow. The backing and easel are made of bubinga, a rare imported African hardwood, and the construction hides the hardware.
You may prefer one of Cunill’s 24-karat gold-plated frames. In either case, you can expect heirloom quality. The distinctive red gift boxes are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Especially for Men
The guys are typically harder to shop for on this holiday. We’ve made it easy for you with a wide selection of gifts that most men don’t think of buying for themselves:
Take advantage of our convenient engraving services and assortment of fonts. You can personalize your gift with a name, date or unique message. Simply add the service to your shopping cart and follow the prompts. Your message will be sized appropriately on the gift. For items that can’t be engraved, we offer engravable keepsake gift tags.
Don’t wait until the last minute this year. Thoughtfully choose a gift that will spark romance every day for years to come.