Not feeling ready for the yearly production that is Valentine’s Day? The same goes for most of us. Whether you’re newly attached or happily married, none of us are spared from the nerves and emotional gymnastics associated with this all-important day. Not a moment’s worry though, we’ve pulled up a list of gift possibilities for you to explore. From his and hers jewellery with a twist to a pampering selection of treats, this Valentine’s day is bound to be merry.
Lady-like and elegant apparel designed for warm climates
Gift your Valentine with an outfit from Attaby on Valentine’s Day morning and you can be rest assured she’ll wear it on your big date night. Ladylike and elegant, Attaby’s repertoire of dresses and smart-casual separates will take her through the work week right up to the weekend. She’ll love the ultra-feminine and wearable range of dresses that are specifically designed for warmer climates, and with delivery in just 1-3 days within Singapore, you’ll both be smiling.
Handcrafted jewellery with a touch of earthiness and mysticism
Head here if you’re looking to treat your lady. Bohemian Butterfly stocks an eclectic mix of handcrafted earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces, made from vintage glass, precious metals and semiprecious stones. Looking like treasures unraveled from the earth, Bohemian Butterfly’s jewellery exudes a wonderful earthiness and element of mysticism that only serves to enhance its wearer’s beauty. The online store is teeming with options to suit all tastes. The hardest part will be choosing just one!
Lifestyle market packed with all your lifestyle needs
Chillax Market takes all your gift-hunting troubles away in a quick minute. The sprawling lifestyle market is packed to the rafters with everything from fashion apparel and jewellery to homewares and accessories, making this year’s search a breeze. Score a goodie bag’s worth of brownie points when you pick out a winning gift. Need us to drop a few hints? The signature python leather accessories and clothing from Cafthos by Clarine, easy-breezy resortwear from Baliza and stunning home accents from Gezel Home Accessories get our votes. With an in-house café, salon and flower bar to boot, she’ll be begging you to take her along for this one!
Vintage and retro inspired finds
#02-37, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Block 1, Singapore 082001 | Also available online.
If your special someone is a bonafide old soul indie lover, online store Dayglow Vintage is sure to steal her heart. Self-styled as a vintage haven, Dayglow Vintage propels classic vintage designs into the modern era. Their ready-to-wear label is especially noteworthy, with vintage and retro inspired dresses and cheongsams that are wholly original and produced in limited quantities. Show her you have what it takes in the style stakes with a glowing indie find bursting with romanticism and charm.
Handmade union jack cushion covers and artisanal candles
12 Faber Drive, Singapore 129343 | By appointment only | Also available online.
Jam & Jerusalem was borne from the desire to bring a little British nostalgia into the picture. Aside from a whimsical series of handmade Union Jack cushion covers, Jam & Jerusalem also carries the popular artisanal candles from St. Eval. Set the mood for love with any one of St. Eval’s stimulating scents. Beautifully fragranced with a luxurious blend of nutmeg, citrus fruits and vibrant ginger, the “Sensuality” candle by St. Eval sounds just right for the occasion. Going all out this year? Stuffed heart buntings and other equally heartwarming décor create a sweet and romantic atmosphere for a day to remember.
Natural crystal bracelets
Channel positive energy into your romance with Reiki Portal’s handmade semi precious and natural crystal bracelets. Whether you’re a believer in birthstones, zodiac signs, Chinese horoscopes, healing stones or chakras, Reiki Portal has a piece that is sure to help empower your relationship. While some of their styles are particularly feminine, many can be easily worn by men as well. Go romantic and choose a matching style for the two of you lovebirds!
Wonderful fabric creations
Channel the inner romantic poet in you with the wonderful fabric concoctions of The Weave Co.! Notebooks and cards made from globally sourced textiles bear the imprint of different cultures and make especially thoughtful gifts. Is your other half more of a homemaker? A matching set of fabric cushions in a wild bunch of patterns adds tons of liveliness to the home. Produced in collaboration with social enterprises such as Barefoot and Tribal Textiles, The Weave Co.’s luxury range of stationery, home and living wares is both ethical and desirable. To really make an impression, pair the notebook or card with a perfectly matched bouquet to let that special someone know the river of your love runs deep.