At a loss for what to get your loved one this February? Relax, mama, we’ve got you (and your partner!) covered with our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
We’ve got a little over two weeks to go til Valentine’s Day, mama, and whether you want to get your partner something special or you’d like to drop some hints (with plenty of advanced notice), we thought we’d round up some of the sweetest gifts around (leaving plenty of time for shipping, of course!).
Classic Flowers + Macarons from The Floral Atelier
Not only are these exquisite blooms from The Floral Atelier in Tiong Bahru absolutely gorgeous, but they come with four delicious macarons from exclusive confectioner Ladurée in the prettiest little Napoleon gift box. Tres romantique! We love the stunning assortment of bouquets available through this online florist (such a rarity in Singapore!), and ordering is a snap!
Order before 31 January and get 10% off your purchase price!
‘Je T’aime Mini Bloom Box’ with Ladurée Macarons, $135, www.thefloralatelier.co
Fondue Pots from Lemon Zest
Few foods are more romantic than fondue in our estimation, particularly the chocolate variety! These beautiful ceramic pots from awesome cooking and lifestyle store Lemon Zest come in fun colours and are just perfectly sized for two; definitely wait for the kids to go to bed before digging in, mama.
Ceramic Fondue Pots, $28 each at Lemon Zest, www.lemonzestlife.com
Vietnamese Rose & Delentii Reed Diffuser
Want roses that last longer than a few days or a week? Fill your home with their gorgeous scent for months with this lovely reed diffuser from luxury scenteur Cochine Saigon (they also make candles, and lots of other products available in seven different luscious scents). Bonus points for the beautiful packaging, too!
Vietnamese Rose & Delentii Reed Diffuser (150ml), 85 SGD at Cochine Saigon (online and various stockists), www.cochine.com
Festive Wine and Bubbles
Can you ever have enough wine on Valentine’s Day? No, the answer is no. We’re loving this special V-Day promotion from Singapore’s awesome online wine merchant Ewineasia: Purchase any bottle of bubbly from their three French Champagne houses (we’ve definitely got our eye on the brand new Champagne Boizel Joyau de France 2000), and you’ll get a special price on a beautiful bottle of Sancerre Rosé (regularly $54, but $38 with this promotion). Drink up, mamas!
Champagne, $200 and Rosé, $38 (with promotion) at Ewineasia, www.ewineasia.com
Try Something New
Looking to change things up, whether it’s making date night more exciting, or simply getting out of your humdrum workweek routines? This fun book provides 100 different suggestions for couples from the simple (“build a blanket fort and watch movies” or “mix a cocktail for your partner”) to the elaborate (“go on an all-day scavenger hunt” or “pick five ingredients that your partner needs to cook something with”).
Try Something New: 100 Fun & Creative Ways to Spend Time Together, US$16.54, Available from Amazon.com
‘Haring Heart’ Underwear for Men & Women
Fans of pop artist Keith Haring will heart these super-comfy premium underoos from American specialty purveyor Me Undies (they’re known for their ultra-soft modal fabric). With four women’s styles to choose from and three for men, you and the hubs are both guaranteed to find the right fit.
Me Undies ‘Haring Heart’ special edition underwear, from US$18 + flat $12 shipping charge, www.meundies.com
Super Foods Super Gift Pack
Is your partner trying to eat better in 2016, or at the very least feel better? There’s no better gift than this Super Gift Pack from homegrown shop SuperLife.co (they source many of the items personally from their own farm in Peru), which will make any meal tastier and healthier. With chia seeds, quinoa, Maca powder, Cacao powder, and their own special ‘Rejuvenating Tea’ mix all beautifull packaged in a bright SuperLife.co box, it’s the perfect way to get on the road to wellness.
Super Foods ‘Super Gift Pack’, $49 from SuperLife.co, www.superlife.co
Nihiwatu ‘Nihi Oka Spa Safari’
Nihiwatu Resort on the Indonesian island of Sumba has long been on our lust list, and their special couples’ ‘Nihi Oka Spa Safari’ promotion (only on through February) seems like the perfect excuse to finally make a move. It begins with a 90-minute trek (or Jeep Safari ride) across Sumba’s rugged western coast, followed by a private breakfast in a treehouse and then a day of spa treatments from your own private bale overlooking the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. If that doesn’t make you feel full of love, mama, we don’t know what will!
Nihiwatu ‘Spa Safari’, from $936++ per room, per night through February 2016 (3-night minimum stay required), www.nihiwatu.com
Gifts are always nice, but most of all we hope you’re able to tell someone special you love them. Have a very happy Valentine’s Day, mama!