Come this time of year, almost every boyfriend is left scratching his head, tasked with the nerve-wrecking mission of gifting his girl the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Not to brag, but there’s hardly any better advice out there than advice that comes straight from a girl herself. No matter the profile of your significant other—the fitspo, the caffeine junkie, the makeup guru, or the fashionista—there’s surely something in this list for her.
Queen of all things coveted and dainty, Pandora never disappoints with their adorable yet fashionable charms. Remind your girl that you know her by letting her wear your love on her wrists, and better yet, add to her already growing collection of Pandora charms.
This Valentine’s Day, Pandora has put together the exclusive Pandora Freehand Heart Collection, inspired by the designer’s hand-drawn heart itself.
In this collection, you can find silver and rose gold bracelets alike, as well as charms bearing playful love motifs such as a ‘love coupon’ and one that reads ‘I Love You’. And if she happens to be a Disney Gal, then the limited edition Lady and The Tramp Dangle Charm is undoubtedly the way to go.
Price: From S$49 | Buy Here
Tiffany & Co may be famed for their timeless pieces that almost every girl wants for her 21st birthday, but few are aware of the brand’s venture into perfumery—Tiffany & Love.
Decked in a shade reminiscent of Tiffany Blue, the Tiffany & Love bottle features a classic ampersand logo, symbolising togetherness and connection. The perfume comprises a modern woody floral scent created by perfumers Honorine Blanc and Marie Salamagne of Firmenich.
And if you’re feeling up to it, get yourself the Tiffany & Love For Him to upgrade the set to a couple duo, where each scent compliments the other.
Price: From S$135 | Buy Here
For the sneakerhead girlfriend, I’ve got just the thing—or two. Both Adidas and Nike will be dropping their own Valentine’s collection sneakers, and I’ll admit it’s hard to choose between them.
Nike’s release is the StrangeLove Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low which features a pink and red accented sneaker that is as gorgeous as it is epic. On the edge of the shoe, you can find Strangelove’s iconic “Heart Skull” logo—grunge with a sweet touch.
Adidas’s take on the V-day sneaker, on the other hand, is their signature Superstar design reimagined. Peppered with heart motifs, the Valentine’s Day Superstars will be available in two colours—Cloud White and Core Black.
Of course, no holiday would be complete without the occasion-appropriate Starbucks merchandise to go with it. The Starbucks Valentine’s Day Collection more than delivers with their preppy, pop-art-esque prints.
Amongst the collection, you’ll find bottles, flasks, gift cards, and even a mug shaped like a cute cupcake. If your girl does an unhealthy number of coffee runs, the least you could do to help her out is to gift her the accessories needed for them. After all, we do love a caffeinated babe.
Price: From S$22.90 | Buy Here
For the girl who enjoys a good film, Golden Village is giving you a chance to surprise her with the perfect cinema experience. With GV’s Valentine’s Day Online Combo, purchase any ticket pairs that fall under the Gemini, Deluxe Plus or Duo Deluxe categories for shows between 13 February and 16 February for a chance to win prizes such as a full body massage and Valentine’s Day dining vouchers.
While you’re taking care of her inner movie junkie, take care of her stomach too. Purchase either the 8-piece nugget set (S$12) or 8-piece drumlet set (S$14) that will keep both of you full. Both sets also come with 2 Heaven & Earth bottled teas, 1 regular popcorn and 8 pieces of nuggets or drumlets respectively. Whichever you choose, your chances of winning a Valentine’s Day prize will double as long as you purchase a combo. Go for gold, my friends.
Price: From S$36 | Buy Here
Where affordable outfits are concerned, Thai-based fast fashion brand Pomelo is personally my go-to. And take a girl’s word for it when I say that Pomelo always has something for everyone with their diverse range of apparel.
Following the success of their Chinese New Year 2020 Collection, Pomelo has again outdone themselves with their effortlessly on-trend curation of dresses, hair accessories, skirts, and tops—pops of sweet pink, florals, and hearts, everywhere. Doll your girl up this Valentine’s season because there’s nothing like a girl who feels good when she looks good. PS: Pomelo is currently hosting a 50% sale on all pink items, while stocks last.
Price: From S$9 | Buy Here
Hourglass has long been a leader in the beauty industry, best known for the sleek, alluring aesthetic of their products in gorgeous shades. As part of their Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Duo, Hourglass will be dropping a pair of Confession Ultra Slim High-Intensity Refillable Lipstick in the shades ‘I Hope We…’ (deep pink) and ‘Only You…’ (brick red).
My favourite part of the lipstick? It’s refillable, so we girls get to save money while saving the environment—it sure beats having to throw out old lippies and purchasing a new one all over again.
Price: S$120 | Coming soon to Sephora & Tangs
Impress even the most proficient of skincare aficionados with the CANVAS Valentine’s Day Skin Care Set. Priding themselves on a time-stopping, age-defying formula, the Wrinkle Softener and Firming Day Care serums are meant to be used in tandem for the best results.
The Wrinkle Softener is designed to deliver intense hydration to the derma and to also seal moisture deep within the skin’s layers. This helps smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, leaving nothing but a soft, silky skin texture. The Firming Day Care, on the other hand, is powered by six essential oils such as Camellia Seed Oil that helps to nourish and regenerate skin for a radiant complexion. A perfect complement to the Wrinkle Softener.
Hailing from South Korea, the endearing Kakao Friends have teamed up with household makeup brand MAC in releasing a limited edition line of lipsticks. Each friend will get a shade of their own, making it a perfect gift if your girlfriend just so happens to be a fan of the playful characters.
Choose from a range of 5 fetching shades named after each character—Ryan: Lady Danger (coral red), Apeach: Lucky In Love (rose), Neo: Ruby (vibrant red), Muzi: To Luck (deep rose), and Frodo: See Sheer (grapefruit).
Price: S$48 | Buy Here
In Singapore’s humid yet drying weather, no one’s skin is safe from the harmful effects of UV—even when indoors. To wit, Marymond has come up with the perfect formula for a hydrating mask that harnesses the essence of the blue lotus flower—a flora that has thrived for the past 1.6 billion years.
The V-Day Project Facial Mask contains 42g of liquid essence, 1.5 times more than other similar products in the market, and promises all-night hydration to last the user throughout her sleep. Additionally, in purchasing these masks, a portion of your proceeds from the V-Day Project products will go towards a ‘Butterfly Fund’, aimed at helping survivors of sexual violence. The V-Day Project Facial Mask Sheets are available exclusively at NomadX.
Price: S$32 | Buy Here
Available from 1 to 14 February only, you can pick out a personalised scent (S$70) for your partner at Maison 21G to show her what you think of her not only in words but in a fragrance, too.
If your girlfriend’s more kinaesthetically-inclined, you can even opt for the experiential bespoke Valentine’s Love Atelier ($270), where both of you will get to craft fragrances together. Through this workshop, you will get to design your individual scents, as well as a third scent together that encapsulates the essence of your relationship.
Price: From S$70 | Buy Here
Fresh-looking skin is probably the best thing you can give a girl, and mySKINBAR understands that loud and clear. Ridding her of dead skin and minimising her pores, the Citrus Maxima Gentle Cleansing Gel is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift if your girl is obsessed with maintaining a clean and clear complexion.
Some pro tips to offer when presenting her with the gift include: smearing on dry skin for 10 seconds to give it ample time to act, massaging gently into skin, and focusing on areas of clogged pores or flaky skin.
Price: From S$59 | Buy Here
While chocolates might be overdone and overrated, local pastry chef Janice Wong does them like no other, and is best known for her innovative and artistic take on an otherwise mundane dessert.
Janice Wong Singapore has some fascinating Valentine’s exclusives for us this year, including a box of 9 heart and lip-shaped chocolates that are a bright mishmash of playful hues. You can also choose to get the chocolates with an add-on lavender, citrus, and mint-scented candle to complete the set.
Price: From S$38 | Buy Here
A timely drop for anyone looking for a set of wireless earpieces, and an affordable yet reliable one at that. In the season of love, Huawei is launching the FreeBuds 3 in an all-new, bold shade of Valentine Red.
From 10 – 16 February, receive a free gift with every purchase of the FreeBuds 3 in Red exclusively at the VivoCity launch roadshow at Level 1, East Boulevard. Equipped with state-of-the-art features such as active noise cancelling, wireless charging and acoustic echo cancellation, the FreeBuds is an earpiece that will truly give you a bang for your buck.
Price: S$238 | Buy Here
Perfect for the fitspo girlfriend, NomadX is organising a therapeutic session of acroyoga, an exercise activity that combines the joys of yoga with the thrills of acrobatics. Acroyoga, however, is much more vigorous than traditional yoga, and will thus make a swell activity for the girl who is looking to step up her exercise regime.
Happening on 16 February from 9.30 am to 10.30 am, the class will be taught by founder of Jyan Yoga, Jia Min. The best part? It’s completely free for anyone to sign up, so here’s one gift that will leave your wallet damage-free.
Price: Free | Sign Up Here
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