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Editors’ Picks: 11 Gifts for Valentine’s Day 2022


In celebration of Saint Valentine, the Remodelista, Gardenista, and Organized Home editors are admiring objects both practical and romantic. Here’s what’s on our lists this year:

margot is coveting a leaf sconce, handmade in sweden by malin appelgren. appelg 9
Above: Margot is coveting a Leaf Sconce, handmade in Sweden by Malin Appelgren. Appelgren learned the craft from her grandfather, whose first pair of sconces was purchased by Swedish king Gustav V and given to Prince Gustav Adolf on the occasion of his wedding. The sconces—with oak and chestnut leaves, among others—make a celebratory gift for non-royalty, too.
margot also likes the red trimmed linen utility apron, £65 from toast. 10
Above: Margot also likes the red-trimmed Linen Utility Apron, £65 from Toast.
on julie’s list are sweetly hand painted taper candles: the ivory t 11
Above: On Julie’s list are sweetly hand-painted taper candles: the Ivory Tapers with Flowers (shown), painted by Los Angeles-based artisan Esme Saleh and available from Nickey Kehoe for $38/pair, and Hand-Painted Candles, painted by Louise Pascal in the UK, $32/pair from Salter House.
from justine: a two tone pink natural dye towel in coral by auntie oti,  fr 12
Above: From Justine: a two-tone pink Natural Dye Towel in Coral by Auntie Oti, $44 from Covet+Lou.
the silver service irish linen table runner by jennifer slattery (€88) w 13
Above: The Silver Service Irish Linen Table Runner by Jennifer Slattery (€88) would make a whimsical Valentine’s table setting, as would this similar design by Oeuvres Sensibles, says Margot.
in lieu of a box of chocolates, gift francesca’s pick: a ceramic di 14
Above: In lieu of a box of chocolates, gift Francesca’s pick: a ceramic dish filled with skeins of pink-hued threads. The ‘As Time Goes By’ Valdani Thread Set with Ceramic Dish is $100 from Tatter.
“these look both durable and delicate somehow,” says f 15
Above: “These look both durable and delicate somehow,” says Fan of her pick: a Rinka Mug by Kaneko Kohyo Pottery Co., $50 from Roman and Williams Guild.
i have my eye on the soap travel set: a soap by homework and a handmade waxed p 16
Above: I have my eye on the Soap Travel Set: a soap by Homework and a handmade waxed pocket by Wax Atelier, ideal for stashing in a travel kit for weekends away. It’s currently sold out, but I’m eagerly awaiting its return; £21.50 for the set from Wax Atelier.
“julie introduced me té company in nyc, and i’m no 17
Above: “Julie introduced me Té Company in NYC, and I’m now obsessed with the cookies,” says Fan. Their cookies (and teas) are available in wrapped gift boxes; this is the Choicest Tea & Biscuits gift box, $62.
julie is admiring the petite bowls made by remodelista favorite cécile dal 18
Above: Julie is admiring the petite bowls made by Remodelista favorite Cécile Daladier for Alder & Co. in the Drôme region of France, “wood-fired in a kiln of the artist’s construction,” the retailer says. They’re ideal for a small sip of tea, stashing rings, or as a pinch pot beside the stove. The Bowl #6 is $135.
last but not least on our list:   room’s series of five editions by 19
Above: Last but not least on our list: Picture Room’s series of five editions by artist Leanne Shapton, inspired by Moses Eaton stencils spotted in E.B. White’s saltwater farmhouse in Brooklin, Maine. This one, E.B. White II, is $220 unframed.

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