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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

If you already came up with an original gift idea that will surprise your valentine this year, read no further. But if you are like most people (myself included), you probably find yourself scratching your head and trying to come up with something new year after year.

What if I told you there is something that you can give that will last forever (but it’s not a diamond!), that is a unique experience (but it’s not another luxury vacation!), and that tells your partner that you value them as a professional (and it’s not a book club subscription).

And you can get it whether your budget is the size of a Hermes Apple Watch, a Caribbean Cruise, a mid-size SUV, or a Sevan Bıçakçı ring.

Ready? Perfect. Here is the list.

Ilya Breyman
February 7, 2019

For Wine Afficionados

Do you like wine? Does your partner like wine? Ever dreamed about making your own wine? You are in luck. This program takes you to California for 5 days. You learn about running a wine business - from grape to table. Arguably, the best business program on the topic, it’s designed to be of value both to wine professionals and those who are interested in learning about the industry. It’s offered only once a year. So don’t delay!

From Grape to Table at UC Davis

For Adventure Seekers

If you prefer to combine learning with an adventure and physical exercise, here is a unique program where you really get to push yourself to the limit while building up your leadership skills. It involves rowing with an Olympic rowing champ. And what can be more romantic than rowing?

Leading Teams for Growth and Change at Darden

For Luxury Lovers

Why choose between a bag, a piece of jewelry, or a watch, when you can have it all? Well, not literally “have it all”, but definitely learn about managing a luxury business. And you get to do this in Paris this summer and in Shanghai in the fall. You can take the course yourself or you can give it to your spouse (if you think it’ll help them pick out luxury gifts for you better in the future). Truly, a gift that keeps on giving. (The program is, of course, for those managers and executives who already manage luxury or plan to do so in the future).

Luxury at HEC

For Her

In the “for her” category, we’ve got a great selection of courses for female leaders. Giving this to your spouse is like saying “I love you”, “I think you are brilliant and successful”, and “I want to invest in your success”. Choose between a program in Berlin, Beijing, and San Francisco. If these don’t work, let us know and we’ll help you pick the right one. And if she is getting ready to go back to work after a long break, there is a unique 10-module program in Switzerland.

For Him

Even though basically every executive-level course is “for him”, we’d suggest giving something that would help him connect with the empathetic, non-logical facet of his personality. Here is a wonderful program called Search Inside Yourself.

For Everyone

Finally, if you don’t want to pick for your partner, you can always give them a gift certificate to choose a learning adventure for themselves. Maybe they will even take you with them. Reach out and find out what’s included (hint: not just the course!).

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