Valentine's Day Gift Guide part 1: for her

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so we've put together a gift guide for her and a gift guide for him to help you navigate our massive inventory and find that special item for your Valentine. Here are a few highlights of the gift guide for her.

1. Simon Pearce Highate Heart candy dish

The Highgate Heart collection has a number of pieces, including a votive, a vase, a platter, another cute dish, and a paperweight.  These charming hearts are handmade in Vermont, and feature a subtle texture and satisfying weight. Add some candy and you're set!

2. Staub Cast Iron 11" Crepe Pan

Specialty cookware is a great avenue for gifts, and this crepe pan from French brand Staub, is a beauty. It has a traditional French cast iron construction and a gently textured surface for exceptional browning. Oven and dishwasher safe, Includes spatula and spreader. 

3. iittala Kastehelmi Dewdrop Cake Stand

Whether arranging hors d'oeuvres, bon bons, or a beautiful bundt, this cake stand takes the cake for us. Droplets of glass in concentric rings form a stunning pattern on this platter. (That said, we also really like this classic scalloped porcelain number from Pillivuyt)

4. Alessi Cha Kettle/Teapot

The sleek teardrop shape of Alessi's newest kettle/teapot immediately won us over, and we think your Valentine would love it, too. This is a kettle/teapot hybrid, designed to be an excellent exemplar of both categories. A beautiful objet.

5. Brahms Mount Ombre Wool Throw Blanket

Brahms Mount has many beautiful styles of blankets, but one that strikes us as especially luxurious (and super soft), is the ombre wool, woven from a wonderfully fine micron wool and available in several shades. This light enough to double as a shawl and the quality of the wool assures that it will keep your Valentine cozy and warm. 

6. Match Pewter Fluted Pitcher

The elegantly scalloped fluting on this pitcher is like nothing we've ever seen. A piece with an overabundance of traditional elegance, this luminous pewter pitcher from Match Pewter, handcrafted in Italy, is a beautiful centerpiece. It seems a shame not to put roses in this. 48 oz. 

Didriks is an independent, locally owned tableware and home furnishings store located on Observatory Hill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls.