This Valentine’s Day gift guide serves as a general idea on what to get for your loved ones. Of course, you should know your lover best, and therefore be able to know if your partner is even into the whole commercial idea of Valentine’s Day, and needing a gift guide to begin with.
For some, Valentine’s Day is every day, and, Valentine’s Day need not only be celebrated among lovers, it can be an extension for love between other individuals in your life as well – like a close friend, or even a pet.
That being said, we begin this Valentine’s Day gift guide with gifts which would be deemed a cliche. But remember, cliches are such for a reason, and for some it works as a base gift, a must-have on top of other pampering sessions or gifts.
It’s a time where we usually see the prices for florals hike, but that won’t stop us from getting these lovely bouquets for those we really cherish. Thankfully, even with the MCO in place – if you’re staying more than 10KM away from your intended recipient – you can still get flowers delivered to your loved ones via Happy Bunch.
With prices starting from RM89, RM129 and RM169 respectively, choose between 3 classic luxe arrangements of premium Red Roses – Cupid Bunch, Aphrodite Bunch and Valentine Bunch. Plus, you can also include a gift box for your loved ones as well, and not to mention, each purchase also comes with a complimentary sample size perfume spray.
lingerie (or underwear)
This one, we’ll leave to your imagination, and try not to get in trouble by posting pictures. Although it might be slightly difficult to purchase at the moment – unless you don’t mind using a personal shopper service (and letting them know exactly what you’re buying.) One of our favourite brands would be Calvin Klein, which caters for both men and women.
A romantic meal
Obviously a home-cooked meal would be the most ideal. However, if you’re far away (read: more than 10KM) from your lover, or you just had enough of cooking and want to pamper your loved one (or even yourself) then you would want to check out the many food options made available, especially for Valentines.
Maria’s SteakCafe is one such restaurant that is offering a delectable spread for this Valentine’s. So if you’re in the mood for some Western, check out their menu.
chocolates (or other sweet treats)
While more commonly associated as a gift for the ladies, chocolates work well for a rather large number of people, you almost can’t go wrong, almost. As the disclaimer above stated, you should know your partner best – he/she might have a preference for dark chocolate instead of white (which is essentially not chocolate), or he or she might even be allergic to chocolate (what a miserable life.)
What ever the sweet treat your other half desires, we’re pretty sure there’s be something available from the Marks & Spencer food hall. On top of that, you can also make full use of the brand’s personal shopper, so you can stay safe at home while your purchases are delivered to your partner.
This one can be rather tricky, depending how long you two have known each other. Are you absolutely sure of the scent you’re about to pick? Is it something you want to smell, or something your partner enjoys? Well if you’ve no idea, or are willing to take a chance, the above choices are relatively safe bets to go on.
If you’re looking for something similar for the both of you, we’d suggest going for either Gucci Guilty, or The Scent by Boss, as those are complementary perfumes for both him and her. Meanwhile, if you’re looking just to give one scent to your lover, then opt for the whimsical designs of Nina Ricci or Carolina Herrera.
Clothing (or accessories)
Depending on your budget, and what exactly your partner needs, or wants, clothing and accessories can be a good gift, as it lasts long and would remind the other person of you, when he or she wears the item.
from a full look by Dior, or a Burberry scarf, or perhaps a Versace chain for him; to a clutch, earrings, or maybe even shoes, from Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo for her. these are some of the suggestions that can work.
Whether digital or analog, there are a number of brands out there to be looked at. You should know which one works best for your partner. Our suggestions are the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Passion, which is a dashing mechanical watch for him. For the lady, Garmin’s latest smartwatch, Lily, even sports a pregnancy tracking function.
An experience (or something Positive)
Although difficult during a time like this, there are plenty of online classes, or even a staycation (if there’s a nearby enough hotel or Airbnb) might do the trick.
Speaking of Airbnb, the platform recently partnered with dating app Bumble to provide a list of curated experiences from a sensual night of Tango to wining and dining Italian style to a day filled with Pasta and Chocolate, there’s an experience worth trying for people of all relationship statuses!
View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Zoo Negara Malaysia (Official) (@zoonegara_malaysia)
Otherwise, maybe do something noble, like adopting a pet which helps Zoo Negara reduce the cost of the animal’s upkeep. Or even volunteer together to feed the homeless?
Hey, it’s been a tough year so far, so we’re not going to judge. Plus gin works well for both men and women. Swap the conventional rose bouquet with a limited-edition Hendrick’s bloom box, a luxurious bloom box of roses with a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin.
With only 10 bloom boxes up for grabs, be first to get your hands on a box at Boozeat and TheGoodstuff. There you have it, some of the best from this Valentine’s gift guide.