This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to pull out the stops and show your lover just how much you care. Whether you already have a couple of years under your belt or have yet to celebrate the first anniversary, there’s nothing like a thoughtful present to show how serious you are. That, and a romantic dinner or staycation to remember. Here’s our little list of lifestyle gifts for 2018, from staples like chocolates and flowers to the more unexpected.
Chocolate Gift Set, Fossa Chocolates
If there ever is a good time to gift chocolates, Valentine’s Day is it – better so when they’re from local chocolate artisans Fossa Chocolates. Perfect for the foodie and chocolate fan who appreciates delicate taste profiles, the mixed set of four contains two special flavours and two seasonal chocolate bars with flavours like Salted Egg Cereal Blond, Lychee Rose Dark Milk, and Uji Matcha.
Available to order online at fossachocolate.com.
Hermia Bouquet, Floral Magic
If you think it’s not really Valentine’s without the flowers, how about going all out and splurging on the gorgeous Hermia Bouquet from Floral Magic? Inspired by the feisty namesake from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this bright bouquet is effervescent with matthiolas, tanacetum, asclepias, and sweet williams – finished in signature brown paper wrap and lovely ribbons to match.
Available to order online at floralmagic.com.sg.
Marble Jar Candle, Hush Candles
What’s better than nice smelling candles? Nice smelling candles encased in beautiful marble vessels, of course. Made of 100% Italian Carrara marble, these babies come in white or black with naturally occurring grey veining, which makes for the perfect decor piece for her room. With nine scents ranging from bergamot to geranium and lemongrass to cinnamon patchouli, trust us when we say she’ll be spoilt for choice.
Bobbin Brownie 7 Speed Raspberry, Footloops
Forget e-scooters – city bicycles are still the most stylish way get around town, and they even help you and your partner stay fit. For a relaxing stroll around town or a hassle-free commute nearby, chances are she will fall for the Bobbin Brownie 7 Speed Raspberry with comes in a very attractive red. With cream tires, stylish gloss paintwork, and a super comfortable sprung saddle, there’ll be more than just a few eyes on this one.
Available to order online at footloops.sg.
Slowhouse Brass Mirror, atomi shop
It’s always handy to carry a mirror around, and there’s no conversation starter quite like this handheld brass mirror by Japanese design label Horn Please. Handcrafted to give it a natural antique feel, the brass possesses a unique texture that develops a beautiful patina over time. Plus, it’s compact size makes it convenient to bring around for outings and overseas trips.
Available to order online at atomi.shop and at atomi Flagship Store, #04-27 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897.
AeroPress Starter Kit, Joe Curious
If your guy is like us and can’t live without coffee, you might want to introduce him to the AeroPress Starter Kit from Joe Curious. Perfect for amateur coffee lovers to start brewing their own cups of coffee, the AeroPress is fast and very easy to clean, and not to mention, it creates a clean, smooth, and aromatic brew with plenty of body. And you can bet he’s not going to be the only one reaping all that goodness.
Available to order online at joecurious.sg.
Love Letter Experience Box, Blissbox
This one’s hardly conventional, but it’s great for those too busy to plan regular dates. After all, the Love Letter by Blissbox is the all-encompassing experiential gift for couples to celebrate their love. Suitable for all types of lifestyles, choose from a good range of activities to choose from, including full body couple’s massages, scrumptious meals at restaurants all over Singapore and fascinating craft workshops. Also, each purchase comes with a complimentary bouquet of romantic red roses.
Available to order online at blissbox.asia.
Presli Anti-Theft Backpack, We The People Store
Imagine a utility daypack that’s completely theft-proof, slash-proof, and water resistant, alleviating any fear or uncertainty when travelling in less savoury parts of the world (no more wearing bags on your stomach!) For the frequent globetrotter and digital nomad, there is also an inbuilt laptop sleeve, pen holders, document holders, card holders, and plenty of internal pockets. And did we mention that the Presli is designed to be gender neutral?
Available to order online at wtpstore.co and at We The People Store, 181 Orchard Central #04-03, Singapore 238896.
Aki Wallet, Kisetsu
Is his wallet always bulging with endless stacks of cards and receipts? The Aki Wallet from Singaporean brand Kisetsu shows that it’s not about how much it fits, but how much you actually need. Featuring compact slots for up to eight cards, a nifty SIM card slot, travel pen, and even coins and keys, this sleek thing is also RFID protected for extra security. And remember, like every good leather product, take care of it and it’ll shine like fine wine.
Available to order online at kisetsu.co.
Iris Blue Basketweave, Vanda Fine Clothing
Nothing says put together like a good quality tie. If your man is one to wear ties to the office, check out the Iris Blue Basketweave four-fold tie from Vanda Fine Clothing. Made of a cooling silk and wool blend from Quaregna in Italy, this sexy piece mixes iris-blue weft yarns with navy warp yarns and is lightweight to be worn all year round. Remember what they say about dressing to impress?
Available to order online at vandafineclothing.com.
Bonus: Find the Ultimate Valentine’s Present with iShopChangi
For those travelling to and from Singapore in February, don’t miss your chance to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for him and her at the iShopChangi online duty-free store. Whether it’s a bottle of premium Chita Whisky or that bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence that she’s always talking about, you’re bound to find something with over 10,000 products and 500 brands to choose from. Find out more about iShopChangi here.
Shop online now at ishopchangi.com.
Top Image: Floral Magic