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The Valentine's Day gift guide

Chalk up brownie points with your significant other with these unique Valentine’s Day gifts


Valentine's Day can be tough. There's the romantic dinner bit and especially the buying gifts part of the day that some of us dread. Forget boxes of chocolates, roses, cufflinks, ties and other boring, uninspiring gifts – make February 14 extra special by showering your significant other with some unique and thoughtful gifts that put a spin on the traditional Valentine’s Day presents and remain useful even after the day. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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A Curious Connection from Aesop ($75)

Aptly named the Atlas of Attraction, the Aesop gift set is a no-fuss and practical gift for Valentine's Day. Choose the pack ‘A Curious Connection’ which pays homage to the magnetic pull of connection, from the galactic to the cellular. In it contains a compatible coupling of two body care signature favourites, the aromatic geranium leaf body cleanser and citrus-based mandarin rind concentrate body balm to hydrate dry skin. 

Available at all Aesop stores

Swee Lee

Kala Ukadelic Soprano Ukulele from Swee Lee ($69)

Is your idea of love riding into sunsets with palm tree-lined avenues to you? Bust into song or serenade your loved one with this ukulele that borrows a page from those cheesy romance novels with its 80s-esque aesthetics. 

Available from all Swee Lee stores

Table Tales X Fossa Chocolate

Table Tales X Fossa Chocolate ($88)

If you're getting stressed making dinner plans, let Table Tales take charge of the planning. Beyond being a beautiful hardcover book, Table Tales ($69) is also your key to the best dining experiences in Singapore. Working with restaurants like Artemis, Tippling Club, The Black Swan and French fine-dining restaurant JAG, all you have to do is book a table at a featured restaurant, bring the book the restaurant, enjoy the experience and special perks and then meet the chef to get his signature. This V-day, you'll even get some chocolates from homegrown brand Fossa thrown in the package. 

Rose geranium orange body oil from Emmaluvs ($15.90)

Sensual massage, anyone? Our choice of body oil is the refreshing rose geranium orange body oil from local brand Emmaluvs. The sweet floral blend will reinvigorate your senses (and romance) while the luxurious and smoothing concoction will keep your skin supple and glowing.


Gifts Less Ordinary

Monogram sweater from Ellie Ellie ($84.27)

Almost like wearing your heart on your sleeve, how about wearing a comfy sweatshirt with monogrammed initials in a heart – over your heart? Best part, it's comfy as heck and you can use it again and again beyond Valentine's Day – after all, sustainability is key. 
Available from Gifts Less Ordinary.

The Solo cucumber bouquet from Hendricks Gin ($88)

A dozen roses? Boring. Giant pastel blooms? Meh. Make your bouquet unique this year with the addition of some fresh cucumbers. That's right, these special bouquets come with three Japanese cucumbers and a 700ml bottle of Hendrick's gin. If your Valentine is someone who is most unusual, here's the perfect gift. 

Available from

Gifts Less Ordinary

Daffodil botanical print by The Print Florist ($54.96)

To make things special, always go for personalised gifts. The botanical prints from the folks at The Print Florist are hand-drawn with bespoke typography. Not only is it a thoughtful gift, it also sits pretty as art in the living room for all to admire. 

Available from Gifts Less Ordinary

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