The season of love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is coming soon, with couples all around taking this opportunity to share their affection for one another. Gifts are, of course, the bonus with which to celebrate the occasion and something that cements the day as a memorable one.
Choosing a gift can, however, be more challenging than it seems. If you still need help picking something for your partner, we have put together a list of suggested items that you can get ahead of the upcoming Valentine’s Day to relieve the stress of gifting.
The women in our lives can be an essential source of happiness for us, so it is equally important that a gift for them can provide some level of joy as well. Below are some suggestions that you can get to bring a smile to her face.
Artisanal Treats by Janice Wong
You can never go wrong with some sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. Janice Wong, the chef known for her beautiful line of edible sweets, has curated a Valentine’s Day 2023 collection featuring items that not only are visually striking but are sure to taste great too!
You can find the head-turning Heart of Eternity Sculpture in the collection — made out of heart-shaped Pure Imagination Bean to bar Single Origin 70% Dark Chocolate from Sierra Nevada. For something more subtle, there’s also the Valentine’s Signature Bon Bons. These delectable candies come in five unique flavours: Guava Rose Berry, Figs Burnt Sage, Rosemary Lemon, Ruby Peach Thyme and Limoncello Pineapple. Finally, there’s the Valentine’s Cake, a special hand-illustrated heart-shaped cream cheese mousse cake with layers of vanilla sponge and strawberry rose compote.
These treats can be ordered from the Janice Wong Singapore website or purchased in-person at Janice Wong’s physical stores at I12 Katong, Pure Imagination (1 Kim Seng Promenade), or Paragon.
Supersonic hair dryer
Whether long or short, hair is an essential asset for women in terms of beauty. In that regard, a functional gift you can get for your girlfriend, fiance, or wife to help maintain their luscious locks can be the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is known for its heat control technology. It measures air temperature over 40 times a second to regulate temperature output, preventing extreme heat damage to one’s hair shine and keeping hair healthy. In time for Valentine’s, Dyson is offering the special-edition Topaz Orange version of the hair dryer, which adds an extra aesthetic appeal to the home.
It is available at S$699 and can be purchased at the Dyson online store or physical Dyson Demo Stores all around Singapore. If a hair dryer is not something she needs, you can also consider the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler for S$849. It lets users style their hair to their desired look while also preventing hair damage with the same technology, and it is also available in the special Topaz Orange colour.
Pandora Charm Bracelet
If there’s anything that the ladies would like, it would be accessories. Be it bags, earrings, or even a necklace; accessories help to spice up their appearance, which is why we’ve gone for Pandora’s charm bracelet.
Now, even though it seems like a regular bracelet, it can be customised with multiple charms such that no two charms are the same. Moreover, the bracelet comes with a heart-shaped clasp with an infinity symbol detailing the heart; so you can cheesily tell her that you’ll love her to infinity and beyond.
Furthermore, the charm set that we have picked out also comes with an additional charm with a key and lock with the words “The Key” and “To My” written on each item, respectively, making it a super thoughtful gift, one that is likely to make her heart melt.
Check out the item on Pandora’s website, where you can get additional charms to further spice up her bracelet to make her the happiest woman alive!
Let’s hear it for the boys! Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to send some love to your man in the form of a present. While guys are generally appreciative of any gift, it makes giving them something they truly adore a little harder to predict. Still, we will give it a try with a few suggestions!
Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera
Is your man a person who loves to document date moments on his phone camera? Well, a good gift option could be a dedicated camera that he can use to ensure that these captured memories look better than ever. What camera should you get then? We’re throwing the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera into the ring.
The ZV-1 camera is a perfect camera to have on outings. Its lightweight and compact build mean it doesn’t become a hindrance to carrying around. There are also features like bokeh control and Super Slow Motion video, with the BIONZ X image processor making this a camera equally capable of photography and vlogging. Lastly, the Imaging Edge app on phones lets you easily transfer, edit, and upload what you shot to your social media page — great for showing off your dates instantly.
You can grab the Sony ZV-1 from the official Sony online store for a promotional price of S$959. Happy shooting!
Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet
Wallets are one everyday use item that men are sure to use, so getting a good quality one that can last for your partner can prove to be a great functional gift for him. While there are many brands available, we will go for Bellroy in this case.
Bellroy produces several wallet options that are of high quality and look aesthetically sleek. We are going traditional with the Hide & Seek wallet. The wallet holds up to 12 cards, four functioning as quick-access card slots. There’s also a hidden coin pouch to ensure that loose change doesn’t fall out. Lastly, it is RFID protected, so you can rest easy knowing that you won’t get skimmed cards.
You can purchase the Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet for your man at the Bellroy online store for S$139, with multiple colour options available. A premium version also uses a better leather material and custom texturing for S$199.
Despite the pandemic having eased up over the past year, many of us are still functioning in a hybrid working style, meaning that we would only have to be in the office on certain days instead of the entire working week. This makes having a keyboard one of the essential items you could consider getting for him!
Keychron has most recently been making more and more keyboards to cater towards the custom mechanical keyboard scene, meaning that nowadays, you don’t have to fork out absurd prices just for a custom keyboard.
We’ve gone for the Q3 for its premium quality finish, full aluminium CNC machined body, and overall great typing feel. It also comes in a TKL (Tenkeyless) layout, meaning that more essential keys used for productivity are not sacrificed. However, if you prefer other configurations, fret not, as Keychron also has other offerings, such as the Q1 (75%), Q2 (65%) and the Q6 (100%).
You can snag a unit on online shopping sites such as Shopee, with the Q3 starting from S$244 for a fully-built unit with switches and keycaps. If you want to build one entirely from scratch with him, a barebones unit will cost you $239 instead.
For the Both of You
As great as it is to give something to your partner specifically, it is better to get something that both of you can share! Here are a couple of suggestions from us on things couples can savour together.
A Year of Us Valentine’s Day bundle
Everyone loves a good card game, so how about getting one that can empower your relationship? Being the season of love, there is no better opportunity to start.
With that, we are recommending A Year of Us. A Year of Us is a locally-created card game that fosters better relationships for couples. The unique premise behind the card game is that it is designed to be experienced over the course of a year (52 weeks). With 52 questions and activities for couples to undertake, it encourages them to spend some quality time together in a meaningful way.
For Valentine’s Day, there is a special bundle for S$53 that you can get that has the A Year of Us card game, an exclusive Valentine’s Day Card, and some faux roses for decoration — all wrapped in attractive gift packaging. Alternatively, you can grab the card game on its own for S$40.
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre
Spend your Valentine’s Day together with something unique instead! Singapore holds many experiences for two people to enjoy, one of which can be found at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre.
The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre is home to several equine activities, such as stable tours and horse grooming. One activity that couples can do together is the Trail Ride. The experience takes participants on an adventure trail that lets them soak in the sights and sounds of the lush scenic greenery at Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, all while riding atop the gentle and majestic horses.
Couples can enjoy a trail ride for two and a horseshoe art workshop this Valentine’s Day at a price of $208. Simply enquire on Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre’s website and indicate “STCRC V-Day Package” in the remarks.
Any time before a big date or a social event, more often than not, we’d find ourselves applying cologne or perfume as the cherry on top of a suave or drop-dead gorgeous outfit. Complementing your outfit with a great-smelling scent appeals to both people in a relationship, so why not try making one yourself alongside your significant other?
At Siloso Beach, Sentosa, you can do just that, with Scentopia offering you the chance to express yourself in a bottle of perfume! All you have to do is a personality test, from which you can learn more about yourself and your partner before being allowed to dive in and create the scent that best suits you. With over 200 scent oils, there will surely be something for everyone.
To top it all off, you can bring back your own DIY kit to spend time with your loved ones at home too!
To book, you can head to Klook or the Scentopia website to lock your slot for a great day out with your significant other! Note that the place is open from 11am to 7pm, with the last booking being at 6pm, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Casio Couple Watches
We’ve heard of couple t-shirts, but how about couple watches? That’s right, instead of going loud with his and hers tees, you can try subtly showcasing your love more by pairing together a matching set of watches by Casio!
Casio presents their Lover’s Collection set of watches, featuring watch pairs that stylishly go together aesthetically. The LOV-22B-8A variant comes as a pair of two watches, one for the guys and the other for the girls. While the black case and pale green band look great on their own, it holds a secret message when combined. Place the watches side by side, and the Morse code design spells out a special message to symbolise their bond — “Love is Gravity”,
Another from the collection, LOV-22A-7A, comes with a different look. The all-white construction conveys a sleek design that works well solo and as a pair. It also has the same “Love is Gravity” message when combined.
The Lover’s Collection can be found on the Casio Singapore website, with LOV-22B-8A costing S$359, while the LOV-22A-7A edition is priced at S$399.
We hope that these suggestions have helped you in your quest in getting a gift, making your Valentine’s Day even better! If you’d like to show us other items that you have gotten, be sure to reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok.
Photos of A Year of Us Valentine’s Day bundle by Russell Loh of the DANAMIC Team. Additional visuals courtesy of Janice Wong Singapore, Dyson, Pandora, Sony, Bellroy, Keychron, Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, Scentopia, and Casio Singapore. Images used are copyright of their respective owners.