Gifting Expert, Simone LeBlanc’s Basically Budget-Friendly (& Slightly Sexy) Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Gifting Expert, Simone LeBlanc’s Basically Budget-Friendly (& Slightly Sexy) Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Great Gift Ideas From The Sentimental To The Seductive

ELAINE SAYS: Gift-giving is one of my favorite things to do....I absolutely love nailing it and genuinely try to make those choices special, personal and thoughtful. So when I discovered the lovely, Simone LeBlanc on the A-List of our mutual friend, Ariana Nakata, I was smitten....and slightly plagued by career envy. This clever and artful lady turned her love of gift-giving into a full time job...no, an art. And even more impressive, she does it with such an discerning eye. Further proving her own breadth of talents [and making it onto my own gift and wish lists], she's also recently introduced a line of her own designs handmade in her LA studio. These delicate and abstract, one of a kind art pieces incorporate yarn, agate and driftwood and other natural materials, achieving a beautifully earthy type of charm. See her work HERE. Simone and I have been tossing around list ideas forever and as luck would have it, the timing all came together for Valentines Day. I hope you have fun scouring her personally curated line-up of ideas from sentimental to sexy. Click through to purchase these gifts as well as to browse some of my own Valentines Day finds. xx -e

A Note From Simone:

As the owner of a gifting studio, I’m constantly focused on creating unique gift ideas for clients – from the sweet & simple to the knock-your-socks off extraordinary. Through much trial, error and many labors of love, I’ve learned that what truly matters is that the gift comes straight from your big, beautiful heart. Trite? Cliché? Think again, my dears.  Gifting is as much about the giver as it is the receiver. We all know how great it feels to give. Why is it such a rush, such a thrill while you wait for your beloved to unwrap their prezzie?  Gift - giving is a way to speak without words, an opportunity for someone to witness your gratitude, a moment for the two of you to personally relate to each other. The true power of gifting lies in the exchange: in order to give, someone must receive. That precise moment, my friends, is true and authentic connection. So what’s better than a V-day list to conjure up the pitter-patter of our well–intentioned hearts? The list below has some of my favorite ideas that can be handled in a pinch, won’t break the bank and are designed to keep you gifting with purpose...from the heart!

Valentines Day Gift Guide

  1. The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Exploring your mystical connection. This magical Tarot Card set is filled with hand drawn illustrations and inspired predictions that will open you and your partner up to indulge one another's deepest self.
  2. Le Labo Figue 15 Candle Simone LeBlanc's Valentine's Day Gift Guide, The List CollectiveSHOPThink about... Kicking the romance up a notch. This vintage tin-dwelling candle is the perfect pairing to a languid bubble bath or setting the mood in any room. You can personalize it with a meaningful message, significant date or private pet name.
  3. Anais Nin's Little Birds simone leblanc's valentine's day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Doing your erotica like the French do. Nin's evocative tales of passion are far more indulgent than any number of shades. Let her stories, and even real-life romance with fellow writer Henry Miller, inspire you and your lover to have your own private story time.
  4. Custom Hand-Written Love Letter simone leblanc's valentine's day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Penning your love the old-fashioned way. Write a love letter, a list of the top ten reasons why you love your partner or even draft a romantic to-do list and have your words notated in beautiful, Parisian-esque calligraphy. Hide it for your loved one to discover...reminiscent of forbidden love of era's past.
  5. Compartes Love Nuts simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Creating chemistry with food. Eating together can create an intimate experience like no other, especially when an extravagant sweet, so perfect for hand-feeding, is involved. Pick your love's favorite nut and give with a invitation for an evening of chocolate tasting, no utensils allowed.
  6. Love Sandwich Book simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... A sweet and savory picnic date. This recipe book is packed with sandwich recipes just right for eating on a blanket and out of a basket at a nostalgic picnic. Create yours under the night sky for a traditional setting, or make it more modern with a picnic by candlelight in your very own cozy living room.
  7. Custom Wood Couples Portrait simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Capturing your favorite vintage. Have you and your loved one eternalized in a whimsical hand-painted portrait. Favor antiquated photos or and old timey aesthetic? Since each piece is custom made you can even be painted in the garb of a different era.
  8. Childhood Book Print simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Reminiscing together. Get a print of his or her favorite childhood story turned into a work of art. Find a vintage cover from the year they were born or a 1st edition to add even more sentimental value. They'll love receiving an object from you that already carries so much meaning, and who knows the childhood stories it will conjure up.
  9. Clare Vivier Leather Backgammon Set simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about... Playing a few games. This leather backgammon set will remind your love of all the fun you two have together...and what you still have to explore. Use it as the main event in a strip down game night. And you can even monogram it with you + them initials, your anniversary date or a loving nickname. [not available online...contact store directly to order]
  10. Love Coins simone leblanc's valentines day gift guide, the list collectiveSHOPThink about...Starting a collection. Each of these grey stoneware coins is marked with a stamp symbolizing a deep, spiritual love. These coins offer a tangible reminder of your love and are meant to be carried close when you're apart or for making spirit offerings when you're together. Give one for each year, month or day you've been in love.

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