Fifty years from now, will your wife remember that kitchen gadget you gave her this Valentine's Day? Nope. But she'll still be talking about these.
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Diamond necklace, $15,450
A spectacular piece of jewelry that will leave her speechless. Simple and lavish, this necklace is eighteen inches of diamond after diamond set in pure platinum. This kind of gift becomes an heirloom. (Provided she ever takes it off.)
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It's cute, it's chic, and it's easy to park. First built by Piaggio in 1946, the Vespa is a stylish and speedy way to zip through traffic. This model is offered in 50cc or a more asphalt-friendly 150cc version, which let's you zoom up to 59 mph. Ergonomically designed and eco-friendly, it's a gift she'll brag about to her friends.
Chanel bag, $1,995
There are a few things that are guaranteed to take her breath away - seeing the interlocking "C"s logo on a Chanel bag is one of them. This classic hand-stitched, quilted handbag is made from lambskin, features a chain handle, and of course, the hallmark brand name closure.
Bound photo album, $59.95
On cold winter nights, snuggle up and flip through a custom-made coffee table book highlighting your summer vacations and softer moments. With Blurb you can upload photos and text directly into professionally designed templates. Drag and drop functionality allows you to change your mind as you edit this unique memento, ensuring that no one has to see those hideous sunburn photos from that trip to Cancun.
Cartier Love Bracelet, $7,600
In 1969, Cartier brought new meaning to the phrase "shackles of love," crafting this signature bangle, a chic and minimalist 18-karat yellow gold cuff that closes via a tiny screw. Get it, because "ball and chain" sends the wrong message. (cartier.com)
Bronzed Baby-Shoe Bookends, $91.99
Digital picture frames are okay, and saving locks of hair is nice (if not a bit creepy) but bronzed baby shoes bookends are the kind of thing you'll still be using in fifty years - even if everyone's got the Kindle 7.0.
Rosetta Stone TOTALe, $999 for 12 months
Unless something impacts the Werniche's area of her brain, the gift of a foreign language is something she'll remember forever. This comprehensive course combines interactive games, fun lessons, and live online classes with native speaking coaches, helping her get fluent faster. Feel free to makes a lame "language of love" joke in the card. (rosettastone.com, $999 for twelve months)
Diamond Earrings, $10,700
The classics never go out of style. A pair of simple, elegant diamond earrings, like these 1-carat diamonds from Blue Nile. They're set in platinum with screw back posts. As classic as the wedding band you put around her finger.
Hermés Scarf, $295
It's an ageless accessory, popularized decades ago by sultry, stylish French women and now a universal symbol of classic elegance: the Hermés scarf. This glamorous hand-rolled twill silk scarf adds character and a splash of color to whatever she's wearing, be it for a formal night out, or a casual daytrip.
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The lovers' knot is an ancient and iconic symbol - two intertwined loops emblematic of endless love. Pair that sentiment with a little blue box and there's little else she could ask for. Designed by Elsa Peretti, the Tiffany pendant is composed of two interlocking hearts, one sterling silver and the other 18-karat gold.
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