Gifts for Your Valentine or Yourself

Vintage Japanese cotton throw, $950, and Ohgita Katsuya Cast Glass House, $350.

Valentine’s Day may be one of the most wrought and maligned holidays, but certainly an occasion that celebrates love is a good idea. In the daily routines of life, especially in the depth of the midwestern winter, romance is nothing to scoff at. That said, many people end up buying gifts for themselves when shopping for others for celebrations, and there is certainly nothing wrong with a little, “One for you, one for me.”

Vintage Japanese silk rectangular pillow, $495, and Ted Muehling Big Cluster earrings with turquoise, $750

East to West
Undoubtably, Asiatica in Westwood is one of the most unique shops in town. Since 1977, owner Elizabeth Wilson has stocked her shelves, piled her tables, and filled her displays with beautiful and unique textiles, objets, and tableware, much of it from her annual travels to Japan. Oh! And in that long sculptural case in the center of the shop you’ll find the most exquisite jewelry. It may create a “one for you, one for me” situation.