Valentine’s gift ideas for the luxury lover

Gorgeous gifts for gorgeous people.

Looking for inspiration for a Valentine’s gift? Country Life’s Luxury Editor Hetty Chidwick has picked out some beautiful objects for the object of your affections.

John Lawrence-JonesLeather Grosvenor blotter, £495

Black desk blotter made from calf leather, featuring top pocket with opening to hold papers.

Smythson (0808 164 1801;

Pen stand with pens and box, £1,155

Very special indeed, as always from this beautiful Bruton St shop.

William & Son (020–7493 8385;

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Gummy bear cufflinks in gold, £260

Fine jewellery inspired by perishable penny sweets – also available in silver at £250.

Tessa Packard (

Ink bottle, £13

For those times, and those pens, for which a bottle of Quink won’t hit the spot.

Montblanc (020–7629 5884;

Gold heart box of sea-salt caramel truffles, £19.50

Made with 60% cocoa, these were a favourite of none other than Roald Dahl.

Prestat (; 020–8961 8555)

Beneath the Rose necklace with white sapphires and diamonds, £50,120

A truly exquisite piece for the truly exquisite woman in your life.

William & Son (020–7493 8385;

Small cards

Hand-engraved with anything from peacocks to rocking horses.

Armorial (020–7409 1325;

Shirt, just seen, £240

Soft and beautifully cut from Irish linen.

Emma Willis (020–7930 9980;

Slim D’Hermès watch with blue dial, £4,750

A timeless timepiece, 9mm thin and with that distinctive Hermès elegance.

Hermès (020–7499 8856;

John Lawrence-JonesSpectre James Bond fountain pen, £1,000

The Parisian company’s pen celebrating Britain’s most famous fictional spy.

S. T. Dupont at William & Son (020–7493 8385;

Letter-writing paper, £16 for 50 sheets

Watermarked and with a distinctive weave.

Smythson (0808 164 1801;

Earrings with rubies and diamonds, £25,200

18ct white gold ruby and diamond earrings with pear-shaped rubies totalling 10.15cts.

William & Son (020–7493 8385;

Meisterstück solitaire blue hour LeGrand fountain pen, £1,095

Made in Germany using century-old techniques.

Montblanc (020–7629 5884;