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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.