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If you are running short on time and gift ideas, opt for one of Tanagra’s top 12 presents this Valentine’s Day, February 14. The luxury lifestyle brand is famous for unique accessories and homeware ranging from sterling silver jewellery to mini backgammon boards.
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It is not uncommon to find backgammon in regional households, as the game goes back to early Middle Eastern culture. But a competition sized set for travel is not as popular, which is why it would make a useful gift. The Ralph Lauren Sutton board comes in classic neutrals.
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This line of sterling silver jewellery, Idole de Christofle, is designer by acclaimed artist Andrée Putman, who has worked on everything from film sets and airplanes to hotels and Louis Vuitton steamer trunks. The recurring motif of ebullient rings is a long-time favourite.
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A distinctive piece from S.T. Dupont’s Iconic collection is the document bag. In oiled canvas and fine leather. Despite its casual look, it is rugged and robust, keeping documents and technology secure. It also comes with a handy shoulder strap.
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The Lucky Butterfly by Baccarat is one of the brand’s signature creations, designed to be placed anywhere in a home to give it a touch of elegance. Designed with crystal, it comes in a number of colours including ruby red, turquoise blue crystal, moss green and gold.
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What do you get someone who has everything? A Ralph Lauren Sutton Tic-Tac-Toe game. Not many are aware of the brand’s gaming products, which make great gifts for the travelling businessperson, for example, or even as a desk accessory. This one boasts crystal and silver leafed skull and crossbone etched pieces.
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You cannot go wrong with jewellery on Valentine’s Day. Baccarat’s necklace in silver and crystal is a refined, feminine piece. Part of the Fleurs de Psydelic collection, it comes in red and blue. Go all out with the full set of earring and a ring.
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A hand-crafted lighter might have been an underrated present, but S.T. Dupont’s vintage-inspired piece brings its Atelier 1953 range back to life, with natural lacquer and flame-proof finish.
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Bernardaud is famous for its rich, detailed design, reflected in the characteristics of these Limoges porcelain votives. Include a nicely carved votive in a gift box, or opt for several to present as a set.
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The Daum smartphone amplifier is a thoughtful present for tech enthusiasts, and it comes in handy, too. We can think of several situations where a compact speaker is needed. The subtle amplifier comes in clear or rich blue.
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Contemporary jewellery line Duo Complice mixes different materials such as silver and leather. Its bracelets go nicely with different jewellery or watches. They are pictured on a silver graffiti tray by Christofle.
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These hippopotamus sculptures by Lalique are satin-finished and made with polished crystal. Not only are they well-designed, but they also function as paperweights and smartphone-holders. We recommend gifting a pair with contrasting colours.
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Dinnerware might not be your first choice for Valentine’s Day, but this ‘Mood’ gold plated 24 flatware piece by Christofle is a thoughtful set for the hostess in your life. You could, of course, pair it with gold jewellery disguised inside the egg, for an element of surprise. The set serves six people but also functions as kitchen decoration when closed.