Though expressed infinitely and in innumerable forms over and over across time and around the globe, love has the remarkable ability to inspire in its recipient feelings of exceptionality. And while we at Robb Report naturally refute the notion that the affections of any single set of individuals could possibly stand out in all of history as truly unique, we refuse to concede that the means of expressing those sentiments should be anything but exceptional. It is in light of this rebellion against commonplace expression that we populate this year’s compendium of Valentine’s Day gifts with offerings as distinct as a third-century Roman marriage ring, a $1 million set of earrings, and a picnic for two in a setting so romantic it must be accessed by helicopter. But of course we have not forgotten those tried-and-true bestowals—from gourmet chocolates to outstanding couples spa packages from top U.S. hospitality brands—that take a more traditional Valentine’s Day approach to expressing affection and adoration.
FEBRUARY 03, 2015