The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, went looking for stuff that would warm the heart and soul of any Valentine.
NOT JUST DESSERT
The original of this replica on tin was made for a royal banquet in London in 1851. Charming enough to go on a wall, serve petit fours to 10-year-olds, or for picnics. Other patterns available. Not for the dishwasher. $12. The Monogram Shop, 11 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.
ONE HOUR What can you do with an hour? Limit the time the kids watch TV, exercise, check on the casserole. This hourglass comes in lots of colors to match mood or decor. $24. Rumrunner Home, 330 Montauk Highway, Wainscott. BEES PLUS Handmade candles use local beeswax from hand-tended beehives. Great for giving or keeping. Support local enterprises! Gone Local, 80 North Main Street (new location), East Hampton.Durell Godfrey
THOU SWELL Classic for a martini, raspberry sorbet, or mocha chip ice cream. Whatever your heart chooses, it is more of a treat for two. $27. InHome, 132 Main Street, Sag Harbor. SWEET TREAT For a delicious pancake, waffle, or corn fritter. Pure maple syrup, organic, and to be had either light, medium, or dark. $21. Tasting spoons available, Table of Content General Store, 59 North Ferry Road (Route 114), Shelter Island. Durell Godfrey
HOTS Hot chocolate, hot soup, hot frappuccino. Carry it to your Valentine in this mug and you will make someone really happy. $34. Loaves & Fishes Cookshop, 2422 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. BATHING BEAUTY Add a little zing to your tub bath with a floating devil duck. Highly collectible. For kids of all inclinations and ages. Start a fleet. $5.99. Kites of the Harbor, 75 Main Street, Sag Harbor.Durell Godfrey
MOOD Vintage vinyl sets the tone for a romantic dinner for two or for all kinds of festive occasions. Give them or keep them forever. Prices on request. Innersleeve Records, 199 Main Street (formerly Gone Local), Amagansett. Durell Godfrey
QUID PRO QUO You scratch her back, she’ll scratch yours. Telescoping device makes solo scratching easy too. Zebra print makes it special. Keep one for the guest room or send it to a kid in college. $9. General Home Store, 100 Park Place, East Hampton. DO KNOT FORGET ME Oh my darlin’. Remember her/him forever with this KNOT paperweight-sculpture. A sophisticated way to put your love right on his or her desk for all to see. Nickel etched knot is loose enough to play with but will never come untied, which is as it should be. $250. Mecox Gardens, 257 County Road 39A, Southampton; 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton.Durell Godfrey
YOURS TRULY Candy, diamonds, or pearls. Red Hots, nuts, or jellybeans. The perfect box for dresser or treats during home movies. Maybe you need more than one. $20. Annyx, 150 Main Street, Sag Harbor. OH MY! What luxury for yourself or your Valentine. Elixer with oatmeal offers lofty bubbles for good fun in the tub. Beautiful presentation. $30. Sylvester & Co., 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor.Durell Godfrey