Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Check out our top picks for him, her, or both of you together
While we are of the opinion that every day is the right day to express your love to your partner, we’re also not opposed to some extra romantic Valentine’s Day gifts. Read on for our can’t-miss picks, from flowers and facials, to couple’s bootcamps and rock concerts!
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Obviously this is a present for both of you!
One of the UK’s fastest growing lingerie brands is now exclusively sold at online lingerie emporium Avec Amour! Bluebella prides themselves in their seductive and innovative lingerie that’s fabulous and comfortable, yet also affordable. The UK Boudoir Lingerie Brand of the Year Winner is living up to its reputation as the go-to brand for sexy, seductive lingerie with its lacy line of bralettes, panties and bodysuits. We’ve got our eyes on the Layla Long Chemise ($95), Aarla Bodysuit ($81) and Julienne Set ($32 to $72) – pretty damn sexy!
What could be better than a nice pampering session for V Day? If medical-grade facials are what you’re after, SW1 Clinic is the perfect place for all your non-invasive cosmetic dermatology needs. The 7,000 square foot clinic also offers cutting-edge plastic
surgery, and carries the full SW1 and chái skincare range. Joining its Orchard clinic is the second clinic opening in the CBD – where you can make appointments for facials, aesthetic procedures, laser treatments and even try out the bespoke facial cocktail “bar”!
SW1 Clinic, 290 Orchard Road #13-01/2/3/4/5/6, Paragon 238859, (+65) 6817 8882
6A Shenton Way, #02-19/20, OUE Downtown Gallery Tower 2, Singapore 068807
Got a soft spot for blooms, mama? Send this over to the hubs and hint at him for a beautiful bouquet from Flower Addict. They offer beautiful high-end floral arrangements at affordable prices (and can even deliver the same day!). Choose from a selection of imaginative, modern designs and then decide upon a hand-tied bouquet or fresh-cut flowers delivered in a bespoke box, ready to self-style (if hubby’s feeling particularly creative!).
Flower Addict also offers a subscription service providing regular flower deliveries to your home or office; all subscribers receive a free glass vase and secateurs with their first delivery. Flower Addict have a full range of workshops, run by their talented Creative Director at their beautiful Portsdown studio. Learn how to create your very own flower crown, gain an understanding of everyday vase styling or perfect your bouquet spiralling technique, the true foundation of floristry. As well as private events and parties, Flower Addict can curate unique corporate events or one-day introductions to floristry. Upcoming workshops are listed on the website.
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Fossa Chocolate is a local, artisanal bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker that roasts, cracks and winnows cacao beans and refines them into chocolates right in their very own workshop, where small batches are lovingly handcrafted and totally free of additives. Bonus points for working directly with cacao farmers to source only the highest quality beans, too: we love that some of their exquisite chocolate bars showcase ingredients from nearby farms in Indonesia and the Philippines. Flowers are cool, but why not also give an oh-so pretty Lychee Rose Dark Milk Chocolate Bar ($10, and check out that gorgeous packaging!)? And if you can’t decide, we suggest going for the 4-bar Mixed Chocolate Gift Set (from $36). If you’re after something really special, mama, they do customisations, too.
If you’re looking for something to spice things up in the bedroom, this one’s gonna bring a smile to your face. Say goodbye to tacky, offensive intimate toys and say hello to the chic range of Smile Makers vibrators! Founded after a disappointing trip to a local sex shop, the Smile Makers team created the brand out of a need to fill a gap in the market for respectful, sexual wellbeing products. Along with their line of vibrators, the brand also carries all-natural lubricants (only five ingredients max!) in different levels of thickness – enjoyable with or without vibrators.
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Is there ever really a bad time to take a staycation? Nope! Romantic setting (completely devoid of kid stuff), nice dinner, a bottle of wine…it all adds up to a chance to simply look at each other for once and enjoy each other’s company. We’re obviously spoilt for choice when it comes to Singapore hotels, but we were big fans of our recent staycation at the new Capitol Kempinski, and you will definitely want to enter our Valentine’s Day giveaway at Six Senses Maxwell (pictured), which includes overnight weekend accommodation, breakfast, a bottle of Champagne and a 3-course dinner!
What’s sexier than a private signature scent created just between you and hubby? There are a few spots in Singapore that offer this bespoke service; we’ve heard good things about Je T’aime (which offers both couple’s workshops at $200 per session and individual workshop vouchers), and Oo La Lab, where for $198 you can work with a professional mixologist to craft your bespoke signature fragrance. Team Sassy Mama had a fab time at this one!
If you can’t get away for a whole night to do a staycation, why not book in for a couple’s massage? In our experience, there’s no place in Singapore that feels further away from Singapore than ESPA on Sentosa. With onsen baths, a forest outlook, and even a tranquil pond, it just feels a million miles removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. And they have designated suites and villas with special couple’s treatment rooms!
Some of our other fave spas include Auriga Spa at Capella and Aramsa Garden Spa in Bishan Park. Lush Spa at the Polo Club even has a “Spa for 2” menu! All of the above also featured in our roundup of fave facials in Singapore!
We recently heard about UFIT’s Body Transformation Programme and guess what? It’s actually become quite a hit with couples! It’s no easy feat changing your diet, fitness and lifestyle habits but you know what makes it a lot better? Having someone to struggle through it together with (or a built-in cheerleader, if you want to look at it more positively!). Once you’ve both transformed into lean, mean hottie machines, why not reward yourselves with one of UFIT’s famous retreats to the likes of Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Phuket?
Catching a live rock concert is one of our very favorite date nights, particularly if the singer or band in question has special significance in your relationship. Unfortunately romantic troubadours John Mayer (1 April) and Ed Sheeran (26 April) have already sold out, but you can still score tickets to: Nickelback (20 February), Maroon 5 (7 March), Pet Shop Boys (26 March) and Jason Mraz (11 May). Hey, where are the ladies?!
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