If you’re looking for fun and memorable ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts or dates, we’ve gathered some that will earn you major brownie points. Flowers, staycations, workshops, spas, jewellery, romantic meals and even bungy jumping, we’ll let you do the choosing – or should we say wooing!
Instead of just giving flowers this Valentine’s Day, why not create your own beautiful soaps embedded with dried flowers? RdytoGlow is offering a special Valentine-themed soap workshop in its cosy studio (from $120 per couple), where you can ‘glow together’ as a couple by crafting your own soaps using the melt-and-pour method. Customise each soap with a variety of natural colourants, dried florals and pure essential oils. You’ll also be able to stamp your initials to personalise the soaps. We think you’ll both enjoy this idea for Valentine’s Day – and you’ll smell beautiful later too!
The online store also handcrafts vegan soaps and beauty products that make beautiful gifts that are also good for the environment.
This online gift shopping platform is easy to use and everything is beautifully wrapped and with a personalised message – bargain! Lanos has elegant gift ideas curated from around the world to suit all budgets. At the same time, it’s a socially responsible platform that empowers creators, craftsmen and artisans. It does this by working with small and medium-sized manufacturers, female entrepreneurs and low-income workers who are skilled at creating beautiful “giftable” products, but who lack the reach to an overseas market. Choosing one of these gifts means that you get to make a difference to your love life, while making a difference to the day-to-day lives of many others!
Enjoy free next-day delivery on local orders above $100.
Visit lanos.sg to find out more. To enjoy $10 off the regular price on any gift from the Valentine’s Day collection (until 14 February), go to lanos.sg/for-my-bae-on-valentine-s-day and use the special promo code “vday2021” at checkout.
Buy your gem a fabulous gem!
As Singapore’s only fine jewellery design house that specialises in coloured gems, MADLY is committed to sourcing exceptional gemstones, even opening their own sourcing office in Tanzania, East Africa. The result is piece after piece featuring some of the world’s finest gemstones – items that are worth collecting now and for future generations to come.
With MADLY, you can create a bespoke piece or opt for a ready-to-wear design. Either way, each creation is made in 18-carat gold with ethically-sourced fine gemstones – some of which are rarer than diamonds!
Printed Boxer Shorts & More
The Shirt Bar has some great T-shirts and cool boxer shorts among its menswear range, which we think are perfect for the man in your life! If you know him very well, you could even stretch to a pair of leather shoes and polka dot socks to make him look ultra-cool!
Use the promo code “EXPLIV10” to get a 10% discount on regular priced items (excludes facemasks and gift vouchers); valid till 14 February 2021.
Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, Rawbought has launched their latest sleepwear collection featuring Carezza Lace Short Set and an everyday classic Kiri Lingerie Set. With a little help from this new collection, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gift for that special someone this year or even for yourself!
Lustre specialises in affordable pieces of jewellery with semi-precious gemstones that are handcrafted by artisans in ateliers around the world. An integral part of their designs is their ability to be worn singly, or with pieces you already own. Prices are from $35.
In a year that has pulled us apart in so many ways, it’s good to remember the things that bind us to each other. Lustre’s newest collection, titled DNA, is an ode to the ties that bind; it’s perfect for both Valentine’s Day and “Galentine’s Day”, and one of the loveliest presents you could buy for yourself, your bestie, your sister or your daughter. Who said Valentine’s needs to be just about romantic love?
Here’s how to have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day: visit AJ Hackett Sentosa. Soaring high above the ground on Siloso Beach, you and your brave date will have the chance to leap off the 47-metre-high Bungy Jump, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Giant Swing, or traverse the Skybridge, a 40-metre walkway with see-through sections. If you’re there in the evening, don’t miss catching the sunset from the Paulaner Sundowner Deck. After all the fun, fuel up at the alfresco dining area, which serves drinks and delicious food from 12pm.
Surprise your Valentine with a printed photo book of special moments this year! Artitude Designs is able to help you compile and lay out your photos in personalised memory books with fun captions, notes and embellishments. You can get them in either jute fabric handmade covers or as printed bound books in a variety of colours. Visit the website for samples.
Prices for a jute fabric memory book starts at $280 (minimum of 24 pages). You can also add a digital flip-style version for $75 – the link can be easily shared with others.
Pretty and yummy chocs
Janice Wong collection of chocolates are cute and colourful and perfect for a Valentine’s gift. There are hampers available with boxes of nine chocolate plus a choice of flowers or wine.
Other Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts
Woo with jewellery!
#1 Forbidden Hill
For the perfect his and hers gift for Valentine’s Day, how about Forbidden Hill’s Ban Zu earrings and cufflinks? The collection blends contemporary design with local inspiration stemming from patterns found on Chinese ceramics in ancient Singapore.
Designed locally, the pieces are meticulously brought to life by artisan jewellers in the region. Both the earrings and the cufflinks come in striking colours such as Imperial Blue, Jade Green and Jade Red, and are packaged in a beautiful gift box.
#2 Capsule by Juliette
Capsule by Juliette is introducing a new fine jewellery collection named Bliss. Coming from a high jewellery background, Juliette has always been fascinated by precious stones; she wanted to bring their beautiful touch of colour to her collections.
Each piece is made out of vermeil (solid silver covered by gold). On one side is a beautiful stone, and on the other a motif of an exclusive print from Capsule by Juliette. Each stone has been carefully selected to be associated with her free-spirited and Parisian-chic collections; lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, pink quartz, amazonite, onyx, turquoise, malachite and rhodochrosite are the eight precious beauties that enhance the collection’s necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. The necklaces are made to be layered, and the bracelets to be stacked, for a joyful and elegant look.
If you’re eco-conscious and you like unique finds, check out local label Pequitobun Jewellery. The pieces are handmade by the designer herself, and combine curated vintage and antique jewellery elements. They’re given a new life and repurposed with modern-cut, semi-precious gemstones and 14K gold-filled metals.
Each design is thoughtfully composed and either one-of-a-kind or very limited edition, including these asymmetric earrings made up of vintage gold-filled bracelet links; there’s also this versatile necklace that’s perfect for everyday wear, featuring sparkly antique six-prong collet-set paste stones from an old rivière necklace.
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