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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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The Mandalorian
Photograph: Francois Duhamel/Disney+

Streaming subscription ($119.98)

From Disney+ 

If you and your partner's idea of the perfect date is curling up at home with a good movie, then a Disney+ subscription is a must-have. Launching in Singapore on February 23, a one-year subscription will give you access to a dizzying array of content. That's more than 500 movies and 15,000 episodes from big names like Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star. Check out the best movies and series available on Disney+ – happy bingeing! 

E-reader ($149)

From Challenger or Tangs


Got a bookworm in your life? The Kobo Nia e-reader has enough storage to hold up to 6000 e-books to feed your partner's voracious appetite for reading. It can go for weeks on a single battery charge too, saving the hassle of constantly juicing it up for use. The Kobo Nia is also suitable for reading glare-free on a sunny day at the park, or cosied up at home in a dim bedroom thanks to a built-in light. It's a gift that truly keeps on giving. 

Yoga Movement Orchard Flagship
Photograph: Yoga Movement

A yoga studio membership ($290)

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates City Hall

From Yoga Movement 

Couples who sweat together, stay together. And the classes at Yoga Movement are sure to get you and your partner sweaty. This yoga studio focuses more on yoga for fitness than spirituality, so expect workouts that will test both your physical and mental strength. The stunning new flagship studio on 6 Handy Road will hold 80 yoga-inspired classes weekly, including yoga HIIT, power flow and hot yoga. There's always something different to try out – and the best part? The February special package comes with 10 classes and an additional Yoga Movement mug and coffee.

SOVA Valentine's Kit
Photograph: SOVA

Silk set and sleep scent ($179)

Pamper your frazzled girlfriend with SOVA's Valentine's Kit, consisting of premium momme mulberry silk pillowcases in six colours, an eyemask, and a sleep scent called Lullaby. Lullaby carries chrysanthemum and bergamot to aid better sleep, and can be used as either a pillow spray or room scent. 

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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