Valentine’s Day aka the holiday of love is upon us! Whether you are a fortunate victim of the cuffing season or a valentine’s veteran, finding a present for your beloved is always a struggle.
Even if you classify Valentine’s Day as commercial propaganda, there’s no harm in celebrating your love. And if your better half is an ardent Valentine’s devotee, you especially need to prepare yourself.
Is the finding-the-perfect-gift panic kicking in? Don’t worry! Consider us as your honorary guardian angels. Check out our curated gift guide to find something better than done-to-death chocolates and flowers.
Plan a romantic date
Surprise your partner with a romantic date. This doesn’t mean making a reservation at a restaurant and calling it a day. Plan a date that includes doing a fun activity together followed by a delectable meal.
To take it up a notch, decorate your terrace or backyard with balloons and fairy lights and cook dinner yourself.
The past couple of years has seen a growing interest in skincare in both men and women. Skincare can be pricey, which is why one might not buy it for themselves. So you can swoop in and treat your spouse with luxurious skincare products. La Mer, Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley and Fresh are some excellent skincare brands.
If you’re more into gifting something experiential, then there’s nothing better than concert tickets. Imagine this, you and your girlfriend or boyfriend dancing the night away at a Jonas Brothers’ concert or feeling the love with James Blunt’s mesmerising tunes. It’s the recipe for the perfect date night.
Not everyone is into frivolous or sentimental presents. A smartwatch is perfect for those who appreciate a practical gift.
Did you leave gift hunting for the very last minute? Jewellery is your fool-proof solution. You can never go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewellery. You can even get it engraved with a special message to personalise it.
Curated subscription box
Subscription boxes are the gifts which give on giving, literally. There are a variety of options available such as beauty boxes, meal boxes, snack boxes, fitness boxes, stationery boxes and more. You can customise them to match your partner’s taste and preferences.
Does your spouse love to unwind with a bath? Make this relaxing routine more enjoyable with a bath gift hamper. Lush and Jo Malone offer some incredible bath products that will definitely win you several brownie points.
Every makeup enthusiast loves to get their hands on the newest products. Surprise your makeup-loving partner with the latest products from Fenty Beauty, Glossier or Hourglass. If you’re not sure what to buy, you can cop out with a Sephora or Ulta gift card.
Customised map art
For all the sentimental lovers out there, customised map art will prompt several awws and maybe even a few tears. An art pinpointing the place you met for the first time, your first date and other significant locations makes a thoughtful gift.
A good gift doesn’t always have to burn a hole through your wallet. If you’re looking for something affordable yet meaningful, make a personalised scrapbook. Fill it with your favourite pictures, memories, notes and other details.
Gift a class
If your partner always wanted to learn a skill, give them an opportunity to do that. Cooking classes, pottery lessons and dance lessons are some great options. Also, you can offer to take these classes with them.
In the age of streaming music, there is something quite special about a record player. You can give it along with a few iconic vinyl albums and maybe have an impromptu dance party.