Stuck on what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day? Check out these fresh and fun ideas for mamas and papas!
Candy…chocolates…flowers…we all know the broad strokes when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, but we at Sassy Mama have sought out the best of the best so you can let your hubs know exactly where to look if he wants to pick up something special. And breathe easy, mamas: if the hubstar is one of those impossible-to-buy-gifts-for types, we’ve included some shrewd suggestions to please a wide range of papas, too.
We’ve sung their praises before (and are big fans of their founder), but it bears repeating at this time of year: Avec Amour features stunningly gorgeous lingerie from a range of top designers and labels like Cosabella, L’Agent by Agent Provacateur, Stella McCartney and many more. Their huge online selection seems to get bigger by the day, too (plus shopping online means shy hubbies can avoid awkward store visits). This one’s basically a gift for both of you!
Love date night but too exhausted to seek out new spots? Enter Datefyx, a cool new service that curates unique, awesome experiences for couples. A few on the docket for Valentine’s Day: A dinner cruise with live music, a themed picnic with gourmet hamper, a couple’s photoshoot with fun props, and way more! They’ll even help you throw in thoughtful extras like limo pick-up, a serenading guitarist, or fresh flowers. Sweet!
Get 10% off on your first DateFyx with the promo code SassyMama!
Calling all papas: Why settle for a regular bouquet when you can send a beautiful Bloom Box filled with roses or other gorgeous blooms? Gift Flowers SG is the only company to offer such fun and inventive packaging, and it’s totally customisable, coming in both large and small and available in blue, pink and black. As a bonus, you can even throw in some chocolates. We love that most areas in Singapore get free delivery, too!
Gift Flowers Singapore, www.giftflowers.com.sg
Ever wanted a signature scent for yourself, mama? Je T’aime specialises in perfume-making workshops using high-quality exotic oils brought in from all over the world (though one of their most popular oils is the “Native Orchid of Singapore”!). Check out their Couple’s Workshop with your partner.
Attend a workshop on 11 or 12 February and you can take home a special 75ml bottle with your name laser-engraved on it!
With 13 years’ experience in the fashion and luxury industries, the designers between this new Singapore-based jewellery line have got quite the discerning eye for creating unique, quality pieces you won’t find anywhere else. They primarily work with gold-plated sterling silver (vs. the more typical brass), which makes for long durability without tarnishing. And of course all their gemstones are hand-cut and handcrafted. Best of all, the wallet-friendly prices; all pieces cost between $100 and $300!
Get 25% off your order when you quote SASSYMAMA!
Poppy and Maria, www.poppyandmaria.com
Any other stationery geeks out there? Nothing says “I love you” quite like a handwritten note, and the new Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop! puts a modern twist on the classic fountain pen with six vibrant colours to choose from. We also love the retro motifs like houndstooth, floral and waves — his and hers, perhaps?
Pilot MR3 Retro Pop Collection, $18-$20, available at Tokyu Hands, Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City, Times Relay and Fook Hing Trading Co.
Get some relaxing (kid-free!) alone time, soothe weary muscles, and take a few hours to simply enjoy each other’s company with a couple’s massage at one of Singapore’s many outstanding spas. Some of our faves include ESPA (especially if you’re after the island resort feel) and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Singapore (a handy CBD location, or check out our full guide to The Best Pampering Spots in Singapore!
Does your husband (or do you) love to barbecue? Pick up some grilling tips from the pros and take what’s basically the Ferrari of BBQ grills for a test drive with a special (and FREE!) Valentine’s Day grilling class at the Weber Store in Joo Chiat.
All the details!
When: Saturday, 11 February 2017 and Saturday, 25 February 2017, 2pm – 3:30pm
Where: Weber Training Centre, 463 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427675
How much: Free!
Lead image courtesy of Avec Amour. Brought to you in partnership with Avec Amour, Jetaime Perfumery, Poppy and Maria, Gift Flowers Singapore and Datefyx