Hitting the road on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean giving up your old habits! If you’ve always been one who expresses love through gifts, look out for local crafts and make use of promotions to keep your SO happy. We’ve rounded up the best gift ideas and promos in Singapore this February so you can give your partner the best surprise.
1. O Rose!
Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not freaking blue.
You can’t go wrong presenting a rose stalk. Everyone recognises the rose as a symbol of passion. Good news, because Singapore’s Far East Flora is offering Free Shipping on all bundles and bouquets.
Image credit: shopee.sg/fareastflora
This rose+bear bundle retails for $29.90 on Far East Flora’s Shopee page. There’s free next day delivery, so just give your hostel reception a heads-up, have a meaningful day out with your date tomorrow, and surprise them when you get back!
2. Personalised Toiletry Bag
Showering in hostels doesn’t have to be a pain. Shampoo, shower gel, shaving cream, face wash, razor, deodorant… There’s only so much two hands can carry. A toiletry bag with a hook attached is a godsend for backpackers. You know what’s better? One embroidered with the owner’s name. No more confusion in crowded hostel bathrooms! Send your date on a wild goose chase while you hurry down to That Corner Shop in Tanjong Pagar to get the deed done.
Image credit: thatcornershop.com
Personalised Toiletry Bag, $34.90
That Corner Shop
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 5pm; Sat 11am to 7pm; Closed on Sun
Address: 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #02-02, Singapore 079903
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (Exit C)
3. Artisan Chocolates Crafted in Singapore
There is no denying that chocolates make fantastic Valentine’s Day gifts. Artisan chocolatiers have popped up all over Singapore in recent years, each offering their own unique selection of flavours. ANJALICHOCOLAT is one such chocolate-maker with intricately crafted pieces and specially curated collections. If your date loves Singaporean food, a 4-piece FROM SINGAPORE lah box will make a truly memorable gift. From Singapore Sling to kaya toast, you can spend the night discussing the nuances of the flavours. Or just devouring them. We won’t judge.
Image credit: www.anjalichocolat.com
FROM SINGAPORE lah, 4 Piece Box, $15
The shop also has classic offerings like milk, white and semi-sweet chocolate for those who prefer the unadulterated stuff. This writer thinks you’ll have it good either way. The best part? You don’t have to worry about stuffing it into your backpack.
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 7pm
Address: 73 Loewen Road, #01-15 & 16, Singapore 248843
Nearest MRT: Queenstown; take bus 111 and alight 5 stops later Opp Chatsworth Rd. ANJALICHOCOLAT is a 9-minute walk away.
Need some ideas on what to do tomorrow? Check out our guide here!