Inspired by hugs and kisses and love and valentines and weddings, The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went shopping.
KISS Wow! A book devoted to famous and infamous lips. Great graphics and enticing subject. To quote the movie “Bull Durham,” “Oh my.” $30. BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, and 16 Hampton Road, Southampton.
LOVEBIRD Vintage-looking dove of love on a classic base. The weathervane silhouette would look great on a mantel. How about a pair? A wedding, anniversary, or just-because-you-are-you present. Handcrafted wood and metal. $123. Country Lane, 85 Main Street, Sag Harbor.
HOME Where the heart is. This handmade heart box is a jewel. Fill it with pearls, fill it with diamonds, fill it with red hots or ribbons. A special container for someone special. $195. Golden Eagle, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
FUN Feeling witty, oh so witty? A perfect wedding, shower, or housewarming gift. Wooden sign is hand-painted and ready to be hung over the marriage bed or front door. $48. Gone Local Hamptons Goods and Gallery, 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
SUBTLETY Patience, a light touch, and a sense of play would help lovers learn lessons from this amazing little toy. Looks easy but takes hand-eye coordination. $10. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill.
CHECKING IN Universal black and white checks are compatible with country cottage or city loft. Give this to someone you love or give it to yourself. The bowl is ceramic and hand-painted. Will hold lady apples or chocolate kisses. MacKenzie Childs, of course. $160. London Jewelers, 2 Main Street, East Hampton, and 47 Main Street, Southampton.
CHARMER Make your beloved happy or the happy couple even happier. Heart-shaped vase is big enough for several blossoms. For Valentine’s Day, take it to the florist so you get the bouquet just right. $42.99. White’s, 95 the Plaza, Montauk.