Passionately Yours: Give a Red Valentine’s Day Gift

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“You know the greatest thing is passion, without it what have you got? I mean if you love someone you can love them as much as you can love them but if it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived.” So said the late Diana Vreeland, the legendary fashion editor at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

And what says burning passion and desire, than the colour red? Is it any wonder that it is the colour that signifies love and all things St. Valentine’s Day?

On February 14th, give a token of your affection – with a touch of red – to the one you hold most dear and say it loud and clear, “I Love You.”


Take her out to dinner and perhaps a twirl on a dance floor to kick up her heels in a sexy shoe. Because, really when last did you both go out dancing?

Red suede shoes, $148, at select Banana Republic stores. 

For the woman who loves Instagram and of course a good selfie, an eye-catching iPhone case is a must-have. This one fits iPhones 6 and 6s.

Kate Spade New York iPhone case, $56, 

Sure, the sight of you still quickens her pulse, but this blood red, super-stylish,  luxurious down filled jacket as a gift is sure to light up her eyes.

Duvetica Thiacinque Jacket, $900, Sporting Life. 

She’s the apple of your eyes and sweetie for life, so why not give her these candy-red sunglasses.

J.Crew Sam sunglasses in neon persimmon, $155, 



What’s more romantic than a stroll in spring time showers?

Hunter Original Moustache Bubble Umbrella in military red. $55. 

It will be kisses everyday with this practical – yet whimsical – pouch which can fits coins, a lipgloss or commuter tokens.

Printed nylon Red Kisses Lip Coin Pouch, $15, Indigo. 


You can always say it with chocolates because saying, ‘I Love You’, can never too sweet.

Godiva Keepsake Heart Chocolate Box, $50, Hudson’s Bay.


Delightful and fun, the little hearts can be a daily reminder of who gave this to her.

Coach Corner zip wristlet, $65,

The horsebit detail from iconic Italian fashion label, Gucci, is timeless. Not unlike your love.

Gucci Leather Bracelet with Horsebit, $400, L’Oro Jewellery. 


An colourful coverup for the beach or by the pool or just out on a hot summer day, this silk caftan top is easy, breezy style.

Silk floral tunic, $136.50,