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Cat & the Fiddle
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The last minute Valentine's Day gift guide

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

By Delfina Utomo

Uh oh, you've forgotten to find a special gift for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day. While you might not want to buy overpriced bouquets or boxes of chocolate, a small and thoughtful gift can really help you chalk up brownie points.

Forget roses, cufflinks, ties and other boring, uninspiring gifts – make February 14 extra special by showering your significant other with gifts that'll remain useful even after the day. Here are some ideas for that last-minute gift to make your partner go awww.

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Photograph: Cariuma

Bamboo sneakers (from $109)

From Cariuma, available at Pedder on Scotts

If your lover is someone passionate about the environment, these ethically made bamboo sneakers would make a thoughtful gift. Incredibly comfortable and trendy, these sustainable shoes are made with bamboo knit, sugarcane and recycled materials while the insoles are made with cork and organic castor oil.

Photograph: Kanken

Hip pack ($89)

From Kånken, available at Actually

Practical for both indoor and outdoor dates, strap on the hip pack – available in all the signature Kånken colours – if you want to your hands to be free. It's small and cute but roomy enough to fit the essentials. 

Cat & the Fiddle
Photograph: Cat & the Fiddle

The Emperor’s Romance lychee cheesecake ($48.90)

From Cat & the Fiddle

What's Valentine's Day without the sweet stuff? Known for its cheesecakes, the folks at Cat & the Fiddle have come up with something for the lovers. Combining the flavours of lychee, rose and raspberry, this Valentine's Day edition is decadent and delicious. Each cake also comes with red heart sprinkles and and 'Love' cake topper. Awww.


Photograph: Diptyque

Shower oil ($75)

From Diptyque, available at Escentials

Bath soap? Not romantic enough. Try out the heavenly scented Do Son shower oil by Diptyque. The dominant fragrance here is the heady and sensual, yet delicate tuberose flower which lingers long after your shower session. 

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts MMA

A gym membership (from $269)

From Evolve MMA

Everyone's picking up some sort of martial arts now. Why not learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing or Muay Thai with your favourite person? Now you and your sparring partner can level up together picking up a new skill while gaining them fitness points. Plus, you'll be spending a lot of quality time together. Win!

Indie Lee
Photograph: Indie Lee

Pillow mist ($41)

From Indie Lee, available at Sephora

Spray a little of the pillow mist on your sheets and let it do its magic. The potent potion combines woody vetiver with soothing Moroccan chamomile essential oil to help relax the mind and body. Lavandin, lavender and patchouli are also essential ingredients that help promote peace and harmony. Here's to more sweet dreams about your sweetheart. 

Primal Meal Prep

A home-cooked meal (priceless)

From You

Surprise your special someone with your very own labour of love by whipping up a tasty home-cooked meal for them to come home to. Forget crowded restaurants and bars on February 14, as you have an intimate dinner in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Get quality products from the best gourmet supermarkets in town before whipping up a meal. Remember to pick up some candles to add to the mood. 

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