Are you out of gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, or are you in a new relationship and completely at a loss thinking up clever gifts for your first Valentine’s date? Don’t worry – it happens to the best of us. That’s why we’ve wracked our brains to come up with a couple of His & Her gift ideas just for you.
Whether you’re the jewellery loving-type couple, the more practical sorts, or even the kind who squeals over quirky gifts, we’ve got some clever his & her valentines gifts for you that will surely impress!
Bespoke Rings by Carrie K
136 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229838 | Also available online and at various stockists.
Arguably one of Singapore’s most well known jewellery designers, Carrie K. is known for her unconventional jewellery designs – so if you’re looking for matching couple’s rings that will definitely stand out in the crowd, this is the shop to visit. Many of her ring designs come in both men and women’s sizes such as the Reborn Forget Me Knot Ring and Gender Bender rings. She also recently launched a bespoke service so you could even create a set of rings completely unique to you.
Greeting cards by Veyadesigns
Available at selected fairs and events | Also available online.
Tired of the same old greeting cards sold at the usual gift stores? Well, so are we. That’s why Veyadesigns is such a lovely breath of fresh air, with a wide variety of card designs ranging from elegant floral silhouettes to cutesy elephant prints for kids. The cards also come with matching gift tags and patterned envelopes so you can present your gifts together as an eye-pleasing package. Veyadesigns also offers personalisation services and is constantly updating their product range so you’ll always find something new there.
Lifestyle gifts from Jooix
If you’re looking for something a little more international, then Jooix might be a little more your speed. With lifestyle items ranging from Singlish Notebooks to Superhero Kitchen Mitts, and stylish fashion jewellery to whimsical tech gadget accessories, there’s plenty for you to choose from for him and her.
Matching cushion covers by Linen & More
#02-12/13, Great World City. 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994 | Also available at various stockists.
Known for its exquisite bed linen, table linen, runner, throw and linen apparel designs, Linen & More is a treasure trove of unique fabrics made with a fusion of silk, linen, cotton, modal and bamboo. And that includes their cushion covers, which might actually make excellent, albeit unconventional, Valentine’s Day gifts – especially if you’ve just moved into a new home together. There’s something indubitably personal about cushions and pillows, so adding a personalised touch to them could actually be incredibly romantic. And, yes, Linen & More does accept custom orders.
Quirky gifts from When I Was Four
Granted, there aren’t any “couply” gifts here (though you will find some spring couplet pins for Chinese New Year), but if your relationship is more fun and quirky as opposed to dreamy and romantic, you may want to consider a few gifts from When I Was Four. From iced gem pins you could wear as a couple, to old-school jotter books, and canvas bags with images of kuehs full with their Chinese names and mandarin hanyu pinyin, there are plenty of fun gifts here for the nostalgic Singaporean. Available online and at various stockists.
Watches by Edypoi
Available at various stockists.
Edypoi is proudly Singaporean – if you ever see someone wearing a watch with the words: “Designed in the Little Red Dot” engraved at the back, you know it’s by Edypoi. This local label aims to make watches of high quality craftsmanship and design, and somehow manages to strike the perfect balance between modernity and timelessness. Perhaps the best thing about them is that each watch design is wonderfully androgynous as well, so they’d look great on both men and women.
Word Art by Prints & Prose
Put your memories and relationship milestones into word art with Prints & Prose, who takes words of your choosing (such as the countries you’ve been to, or things that hold special meaning in your relationship) and arranges them artistically into framed graphics that you can hang up on your wall. You could also opt for personalised greetings cards, perhaps with a couple’s photograph surrounded by personal messages arranged carefully around it.