We’re not sure if Saint Valentine’s working as much as us, but we’ve done all the hard work so you can relax come 14 February...
Don’t panic; we’ve got your back. Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day dinner together or you’re all out of romantic gift ideas – our guide will help get you through Valentine’s Day in Singapore in one piece with as little cheesy romance as possible…
Valentine’s Day in Singapore: Gift ideas
Rachel P Jewels
If you wanna go down the classic route and gift a diamond or a gem, check out Rachel P Jewels for bespoke options (from $1,400) that’ll make a one-of-a-kind gift. Design a pair of earrings, a bracelet, necklace or ring that your partner will love now and forever. We’re all about sentimental jewellery pieces for special occasions, like the tanzanite earring with coloured spinels and diamonds (pictured above). Combined with Rachel P Jewels’ top-notch quality gems and diamonds, you’ll have a stunning gift, guaranteed. Plus, check out the newly revamped website for jewellery inspo and book an appointment to discuss your bespoke design ideas!
Rachel P Jewels, #03-51, Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road, Singapore 238863
For a cheeky gift, select from a wide variety (over 7,000, to be exact!) of sex toys from CherryAffairs. Its Nexus range (from $28.96) sees the likes of massagers and other nifty finds in a variety of shades – choose from hot pink picks or opt for black for a sleek gift. Plus, you can expect all your buys from CherryAffairs to be packaged discreetly when delivered to your door. Looking for a gift in a hurry? Same day delivery options are available, too. Psst: CherryAffairs is holding a staycation giveaway on its social media channels, so swing by its Facebook and Instagram pages to find out more!
CherryAffairs, available online
Gift your loved one a dose of calm with aromatherapy picks from homegrown brand Hysses! Love a good scent for your spaces? Snag the Yuan Yang scented clay trinket ($39.90), which you can display at home, on your work desk or in the car. It’s a low-maintenance aromatherapy treat for the busy urbanite – just open it up for a whiff of essential oils when you need a boost. For a candle fanatic, wrap up the beeswax candle in rose geranium scent ($35.90) to put a smile on their face. This essential oil-infused candle burns cleanly with the use of beeswax, and promises a mood-boosting scent for maximum. Hysses is one of the many brands part of Made With Passion, an initiative that promotes our local brands which embody the Singapore spirit of turning possibilities into reality.
Hysses, available on Shopee and in stores at locations including Junction 8, Raffles City and Velocity
Show your partner that you care about their wellbeing with a lovely sleep kit from Sova. This local brand specialises in products made from mulberry silk for restful beauty sleep. Bag the Valentine’s kit ($179) that consists of a calming pillow spray, a silk pillowcase and eye mask – a stylish set of nightly essentials for the bedside table.
Sova, available online
Spoil him or her with a classy timepiece from one of the many international brands stocked at Cocomi. We’d cart out the Olivia Burton night garden watch ($199), a dreamy wrist statement with mystical butterfly motifs, set against the background of mother of pearl and stone. From Hugo Boss, we’re loving the Boss Hero black watch ($540), a sophisticated piece featuring a sleek black dial and gold trimmings. Psst: last minute gift buyers, you’ll love Cocomi for its weekday same-day delivery option. And did we mention that with every watch purchase, you’ll get a free A5 calligraphy card to proclaim your love? That’s your Valentine’s gift sorted in a few clicks!
Cocomi, available online
Going for the classic box of chocolates? Take these romantic bites up a notch with TWG Tea’s Valentine Breakfast Tea-infused chocolate bonbons filled with milk chocolate ganache ($2 per piece, available in various sized gift boxes). Pair with a warm cup of its Valentine Breakfast Tea ($42) for the perfect afternoon tea date. This aromatic black tea blend is infused with the notes of ripe fruits and amber for a refreshing sip.
TWG Tea, available online and in stores
Just like relationships, plants need care and attention to grow. And what better way to make a poetic reference to all the cornerstones of love than by gifting a houseplant? We’re eyeing Tumbleweed’s yellow palm ($45) which comes in a beautiful planter that resembles a traditional Chinese village house. Don’t worry if your partner has a black thumb. This particular plant is pretty low maintenance.
Tumbleweed, available online
If sweet treats are the way to your lady’s heart, Swensen’s got your back with the popular heart-shaped ice cream cake ($38 for 400g). Select from two options – a Cookies ’N’ Cream flavour (Love) in bright pink or the best-selling Sticky Chewy Chocolate (Passion) in fiery red. Each cake also comes with a piping bag filled with chocolate fudge so you can personalise your cake with sweet nothings.
Swensen’s, order online
Flowers not her thing? This gift is a great sustainable option that’ll be around beyond Valentine’s Day. Make her day with Echevaria.co’s succulent bouquet! Available in small ($50), medium ($75) and large ($100) sizes, the succulent bouquets are paired with lavender, baby’s breath and eucalyptus for an IG-worthy treat. Founder Hui Yin recommends getting the bouquet set which comes with a repotting kit. We’re this close to getting one for ourselves too…
Echevaria.co, available online
Under Lucky Stars
This one might just bring happy tears to your partner’s eyes. Whether it’s your wedding anniversary, engagement or first date, you can create a one-of-a-kind map (from $59) featuring the exact celestial location of all the stars and constellations of that special moment. What can we say? The fault is in the stars.
Under Lucky Stars, available online
Wanderlust + Co
For a unique Valentine’s Day gift, this jewellery brand offers personalisation services with its new four-piece series (from $330.07). That means you can wear your fave mantra or the names or initials of your loved ones to keep them close to your heart. The elegant necklaces are made-to-order and ideal for everyday wear, featuring a sterling silver base plated in 24K gold.
Wanderlust + Co, available online
Is your SO a skincare junkie? Then they’ll go gaga for this Valentine’s Day Blockbuster Set ($200). The kit comes with all the basics including a full-sized Day and Night kit with creams and serums, as well as newbies like the Cloud Factory cleanser and Bounce Back toner. What’s more, it’ll be personalised according to her (or his) skin assessment. Bae’s going to be impressed for sure!
Yours, available online, place orders by 9 Feb to receive by Valentine’s Day
For the outdoor enthusiast in your life, gift them the super portable JBL Go 3 ($79.90). This compact Bluetooth speaker is perfect for beach days out because it’s waterproof and dustproof. Plus, it’s stylish and gives you great sound. What more do you need?
JBL, available on Lazada, Shopee and at all JBL authorised retailers
Scent by Six
Elevate your SO’s senses with Scent By Six’s sweet-smelling perfumes (from $66). Our favourite is 123 Tribeca, an invigorating scent that’s reminiscent of the pulsating NYC. Enjoy notes of lemon, orange peel, rosemary, lily-of-the-valley, oakmoss and Brazillian rosewood. Oh, and you can also personalise the bottle with up to seven characters.
Scent by Six, available online
Gnome & Bow
You can’t go wrong with classic leather goods. That’s where Gnome & Bow comes in. From briefcases to small handbags, the storybook-inspired selection is sleek and stylish. You can even personalise your gift with the monogramming service and get an 18% storewide discount with the ‘Love in Pairs’ V-day promo when you buy two items or more before 14 Feb.
Gnome & Bow, available online
Fancy sending your loved one fresh roses for V-Day? Browse through the affordable selection of blooms and gifts (from $30) on Happy Bunch. Plus, you get free delivery! The Petite Luxe Bunches let you choose between two flower designs: classic red or pretty pink roses. They’re simple and oh-so-sweet.
Happy Bunch, available online
So your significant other loves aromatherapy? Surprise them with fragrances from this homegrown brand – they’re 100% natural, free of synthetics and ethically sourced from across the globe. Essential oils come in scents such as bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass and peppermint. But we say go for the set of five for $104. Other gift bundles consist of calming rollerball blends paired with earrings or scrunchies.
Calypsoul.Life, available online
Who says lingerie can’t be sexy and comfortable? Crank up the romance with Rawbought’s latest sleepwear collection. The highlight? The Carezza Lace Short Set ($89) in warm colours and a sensuous red number. Lounge around in the buttery smooth modal fabric with a soft lace border.
Rawbought Carezza Lace Short Set, available online
This gift is literally a godsend if your bae is all about that fitness lifestyle. Equipped with six different attachment heads and beating at an impressive 3,200 pulses per minute, rest assured this massage gun ($399) will soothe the sorest of muscles and help speed up the recovery process. Not to mention, you can get out of giving them a massage.
Hydragun, available online
If your idea of a perfect date is to clock in eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, we’ve got you covered in the literal sense. Tuck into bed with this weighted blanket ($199) by Weavve. The weight comes from the lead-free glass beads, giving you and your boo the feeling of being hugged. Plus, the baffle box construction ensures an even distribution of weight.
Weavve, available online
This local lifestyle label has just debuted its made to measure program so you can get the perfect fit personalised for you. From petite to plus size, the tailor service designs it all. You can gift it to your partner or drop in on the session together for a shared experience. They’ll take good care of you with drinks while they get your measurements. Choose from four exclusive prints, with more to come, on Japanese cotton.
Duxton, 21 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168651
The Pure Lotus Jeju Lotus Complete Skin Set
If flowers and jewels aren’t your boo’s scene, perhaps this skincare set by The Pure Lotus ($199) will do. Amp up their hydration game with the luxurious essence, essence lotion and revitalising cream from this K-beauty brand. The hero ingredient (lotus leaf extract) nourishes the skin, pumps up hydration and combats the effects of environmental free radicals. If there’s one thing that’ll put her in a jolly mood, it’s glowing skin.
The Pure Lotus Jeju Lotus Complete Skin Set, available via Asian Beauty X
Charlotte Puxley Flowers
Looking for the perfect bouquet this Valentine’s Day in Singapore? Charlotte Puxley has you covered during the season of love. The beautiful, delicate arrangements feature everything from shades of raspberries and baby blues to rubies and roses fit for royalty. No matter which florals you pick, your partner will love them.
Charlotte Puxley Flowers, available online
Valentine’s Day in Singapore 101: All the deets
Buy flowers – even if she says no!
Who doesn’t love a beautiful bouquet of blooms? Do yourself a favour and order your flower delivery or chocolates at least a week in advance (you should be ordering it as soon as you read this!), so you’re not wasting the day scrambling to find something. Psst: we’ve also put together a guide to same-day flower delivery services if you’ve completely forgotten about 14 February.
You gotta feel date-ready
You’ll want your hair and skin to be on point – so book a last-minute facial and a lunchtime mani-pedi sesh. If you really want to feel smooth and sexy, free the fuzz at these top spots for hair removal.
Make dinner and drinks extra special
The quintessential Valentine’s dinner date might seem like a cliché, but we’ve sussed out a couple of romantic restaurants and bars so you don’t screw it up this year. All this doesn’t have to burn a huge hole in your wallet, especially since we’ve got a great variety.
Bring out your A-team
Should your evening plans culminate in the horizontal tango, make sure you’ve picked out something elegantly scant from our favourite lingerie stores (and maybe even a little battery-operated backup – ahem, intimate objects) to spice things up in the bedroom.
Go ahead and try something different
Think a classic dinner date is too vanilla? Knock off work early if you can and do a sunset trek across scenic walking trails. Need more inspo? We’ve picked the best romantic spots for every type of couple, including museums, secluded sunrise and sunset spots and swanky rooftop bars. Even if you’re on a budget, fret not. We’re here to help you put your explorer’s hat on, the affordable way.
Singles can have fun too…
Single and ready to mingle? If you’re game, put yourself out there with dating apps. Tech stuff not your thing? We’ve still got loads of solo activity ideas so you won’t be stuck at home binge-watching on the couch.
Have a fab Valentine’s Day in Singapore, y’all!