From speakers to coffee makers and diffusers to bed sheets, these make better Valentine’s Day gifts than roses and chocolates.
7 February 2020
Text by Vanitha Pavapathi
Buying a Valentine’s Day gift is no easy feat. There’s a lot of thought and effort that go into selecting the right present. Your special someone’s needs, likes, lifestyle and personality have to be taken into consideration. This February 14, show your love, care and sincerity with something special and thoughtful. Here are some gift ideas that are bound to suit your loved one.
Your significant other might not be too happy to receive a candle on Valentine’s Day. It’s passé and might come across as cheap even though the price tag may suggests otherwise. Avoid this catastrophic mistake, and instead, gift this brass diffuser with a deposit for tea light from Let’s Pause. It looks good by the corner of a room, along the hallway, and even on the dining table for a romantic candle-lit dinner for two.
Give the gift of good night’s sleep with this breathable Heveya Bamboo sheets set. Made from 100% bamboo fibre, it does not trap excess heat, repels odours and allergens, and naturally wicks away sweat faster than cotton. Furthermore, each sateen weave gives the fabric a slight sheen and an irresistibly smooth, silky touch. Each set includes a fitted sheet, a duvet cover and two pillowcases for King/Queen sized bed or one pillowcase for Single bed.
For the serious movie addict, nothing is more satisfying than watching a blockbuster film on a big screen. And let’s be honest, a super large screen TV is steep in price. The new EPSON EH-TW700 projector, however, provides the ultimate home theater experience at an affordable price point. Not to mention, it’s one of the brand’s most compact and affordable 4K PRO-UHD projectors to date. Available at KEC Sound & Vision and Arts of Entertainment.
You are guaranteed to be the best partner ever if you gift this for Valentine’s Day. Equipped with Dolby Atmos, this sound bar from Bang & Olufsen is all that’s needed for a room-filling sound whether one is watching an action-packed movie or simply streaming one’s favourite music. Furthermore, it looks as good as it sounds. The focal point of the sound bar’s design is its elegant frame available in natural aluminium, bronze tone aluminium or smoked oak.
If your partner is the type who cannot be caught wearing wrinkled clothing yet detest ironing, then the LG Styler makes the perfect gift. It effortlessly makes suits, pants, dresses and blouses wrinkle-free in as short as 20 minutes. Equipped with TrueSteam technology, the Styler utilises steam, coupled with a Moving Hanger, which slides side to side, to reduce wrinkles, remove odours and sanitise items. Its mirrored finish also enables one to check out his/her outfit. Available at major electrical stores.
Empower your loved one to grow his/her own vegetables like kang kong and chye sim with urban farming kits. These ones by Super Farmers support a meaningful cause. Each kit is assembled by underprivileged ladies supported by the AMKFSC COMNET Senior Services, an agency under the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Plus, it symbolises your ever-growing love to your partner. Available at Naiise.
Be a cheeky monkey this Valentine’s Day by gifting this iconic Monkey side table designed by Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona Design. Since it’s cast in architectural concrete, it’s suitable for outdoor use too. It works well on the terrace, in a child’s room or in an office breakout area and is perfect for holding potted plants. Available at XTRA Designs.
Elevate your loved one’s coffee drinking experience with a professional coffee maker this Valentine’s Day. From regular cappuccinos to foamy lattes and a velvety smooth shot, this fully automated espresso machine even allows one to adjust the preset cup sizes: small, medium or large. With a touch of a button, one can save up to four favourite drinks and make two cups simultaneously. Daily cleaning is also taken care of with steam cleaning after every beverage is made. Available at Courts.
Your special someone most likely eat a clean diet on a daily basis. But it’s always a good idea to help boost their immune system, especially amidst this coronavirus outbreak. The solution: Philips High Speed Vacuum Blender that allows one to consume more fruits and greens in a single serving of smoothie. Available at Philips.
The advent of smart tech takes convenience to a whole new level and the Google Nest Hub is one to have in your home. A step-up of the popular Google Home, the voice-activated Google Nest Hub allows you to see and control all your smart devices, get hands-free help in the kitchen, watch YouTube videos, ask Google any question, listen to music and audiobooks, view your photos, schedule your day, and more. Available at Courts, Challenger and Google Store.
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