HAP-Approved Accoutrements To a Love Letter for Valentine’s Day

While HAP firmly believes in the romanticization of everyday life—think candles with dinner, a mist of perfume on days spent at home—we think more frequently about love during the month of February. Blame the movies. And while handwritten cards are a perfect way to express devotion, consider these love letter accouterments a bonus. 

Carry On Trunk by July

From $445

The limited edition cherry red July trunk means the season of love lasts far past the month of February. Consider it a visual representation of beauty and practicality of holding hands. 

Red Velvet Notebook by Opéra National de Paris

From $25

Jot down a love note inside this red velvet notebook — a memento from the Paris Opera House. 

Lover Eau du Parfum by The Maker 


Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is The Maker Hotel, a bespoke nook with a fragrance library said to have inspired the property design. They’ve made six of their own Eau de Parfums since, and each unisex blend is symbolic of a hotel rendezvous. Our favorite, Lover, has notes of fig, jasmine, and oud. 

Cashmere Crewneck Knit by Frame x Ritz Paris 

From $648

The city of love is celebrated via any piece from the Frame x Ritz Paris collection. The HAP spotlight shines on the 100% cashmere crewneck knit, which is softer than a kitten. 

Limited Edition Rose Blush Home Candle by Jo Malone

From $80

A limited-edition Jo Malone candle to light over a buffet of takeout at home. Key notes of basil, rose petals, and white musk combine for a floral fragrance that’s not overpowering.  

Artisanal Soap by Pre de Provence 

From $10

This Pre de Provence soap is a little luxury enriched with shea butter for baby-soft skin. With a beautiful lather and lush rose petal scent, consider their everyday routine romanticized. 

Menu Design in Europe Hardcover Book

From $35

For the foodie, a lush hardcover chronicling menu design in Europe. An interesting—and visually stunning—look at 19th-century design, its evolution to the present day, and lots of art deco that’s tempting to rip out and frame. 

Valeria Coupe Glass by Anthropologie

From $18

An extra dirty martini feels more February-appropriate when it’s sipped slowly from this heart-shaped coupe glass. We don’t make the rules. 

Grace: The American Vogue Years Coffee Table Book

From $165

Grace: The American Vogue Years is a collection of striking photography and fashion stories curated by Grace Coddington, Vogue’s longtime creative director. The perfect pop of red for their coffee table. 

Love Letters (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poet Series)

From $18

If writing is not your forte, present them with a collection of 200 love letters written by poets and princes. As one reviewer writes: “Some are sweet, some are spicy, some are sad.” 

Gray Antique Tray by Les-Ottomans

From $80

An antique tray that’s either a striking trinket catchall or artwork worthy to be hung up on its own, this is for the lover who prefers kitschy to classic designs. 

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