Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we have love on the brain! While traditional gifts like flowers and chocolates are all well and good, we’ve teamed up with boutique owner Sarah Cunningham of A Lovely Universe to pick the perfect gifts from her cute Montclair, NJ shop.
Since being founded in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn in 2012, A Lovely Universe has expanded to locations in Beach Haven, NJ (seasonal) and Upper Montclair, NJ. In the shops, customers will find the cutest pieces in women’s clothing, accessories, and paper goods. Cunningham works hard to curate the store, and with such a wide range of accessories and trendy pieces available for under $75, it’s the perfect, affordable one-stop shop for charming gifts!
With Valentine’s Day in mind, here are some truly lovely gift ideas, ranging from the perfect charm necklace to the sweetest (see what we did there?) donut card.
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Necklace
A Lovely Universe is filled with cute charm necklaces just like this crescent moon one. Although this particular item is only available in stores, the “Love You With All My Heart” necklace ($23) is just as cute and is a sweet alternative if you can’t make it to the shop.
“Love You” Donut Card
What says “I love you” better than donuts? Not much. This adorable handwritten card ($5) with matching kraft envelope will get your point (and your sweet tooth) across perfectly. The best part is it’s blank inside, so you can write whatever your heart desires.
Front Row Notepad by Garance Doré
Looking for the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life? Look no further. This 70-page front-row-at-fashion-week notepad ($10) illustrated by France’s Garance Doré is so chic and charming; it’s the perfect gift for the girl who loves fashion as much as you love her.
Gold Me & You Pencils
This set of seven gold-stamped pencils by Knot & Bow ($12) makes the perfect gift for anyone and serves as a cute reminder for your love. With phrases like “Peanut Butter & Jelly,” “Milk & Cookies,” “Pancakes & Syrup,” and “Me & You” engraved on each, it’s the cutest way of saying you and your significant other are the perfect pair!
There’s a lot more where that came from. Be sure to shop alovelyuniverse.com this Valentine’s Day for other sweet gifts, or if you’re in the area, pop in to their Upper Montclair location at 195A Bellevue Ave.
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
The Most Charming Valentine’s Day Gifts From A Lovely Universe: Photographed by Megan Portorreal