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Valentine’s Day 2022: Your ultimate gift guide

By Localiiz 8 February 2022

Header images courtesy of Fortnum & Mason and Island Gourmet

Originally published by Alisa Chau. Last updated by Alisa Chau and Beverly Ngai. 

Valentine’s Day this year proceeds with precautionary arrangements in mind, but rest assured that you can still share your unadulterated love and affection through thoughtful gifts. Here are our top picks for you to show your S.O. how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day. Start by checking out the gift categories below.

Pampering | Accessories | Food & drink | Hobbies | Save the Date: 14 February

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Pampering

Photo: SkinCure Asia (via Facebook)

Keep you glowing

Upgrade your loved one’s beauty regime and let their natural beauty shine with the help of quality skincare products! SkinCure Asia is your ultimate one-stop shop for clean and vegan beauty products from around the world. Taking the guesswork out of the equation, its themed beauty boxes make for the perfect gift, filled with a curated selection of skincare, cosmetics, and treatments. If your darling is looking to ward off winter’s harsh bite, the Welcome Winter beauty box is exactly what the doctor ordered, featuring skin-saving goodies like the coffee renewing facial exfoliator, turmeric restoring treatment mask, and pomegranate sleeping mask from Dr Botanicals.

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Photo credit: Lush

Shower you with love

A pampering day at the spa might not be an option right now, but you can still shower your sweetheart with the TLC they deserve with luxurious at-home spa treatments. Lush has launched a full collection of Valentine’s Day bath products for you to spoil (or enjoy with) your loved one. From cheekily suggestive inventions like the Big Aubergine bath bomb and Hot Lips lip mask and scrub to curated gift sets like Lots of Love—featuring an aphrodisiac Temptation shower gel, a rose-scented Tisty Tosty bath bomb, and a slew of other Valentine’s Day-themed goodies—Lush will help you show your partner how much you adore them from head to toe.

Photo credit: Youvit Hong Kong (via Facebook)

Gift of health

Now more than ever, there is no gift more valuable than the gift of health. Let the premium multivitamin gummies from Youvit keep your partner’s health and immunity as strong as your relationship. Designed to support an active lifestyle, each gummy comes with 10 vitamins and two minerals, ensuring that you hit your daily nutritional targets. Sweet, fruity, and oh-so-delightfully to take, looking after your well-being has never been so easy.

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Accessories

I’ll be watching you

Quality time is one of the best things anyone can give to another person, so we figured a quality watch would come in as a close second. More than just a timepiece, 2°EAST watches serve as a chic reminder of the good times of the past, as well as a harbinger of excitement for what the future brings. Crafted sustainably and built to last, it’s a stylish gift that lets your beloved know that you’re in it for the long run. What’s more, we have partnered up with them to host a giveaway for one lucky Localiiz reader to win an exclusive watch and extra strap—click here to find out more.

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Look of love

Shower your bae in style with Valentine’s Day-themed accessories that also make for a hot addition to their wardrobe. Decorated with hand-painted lettering, the leather Love Patricia crossbody wallet from MCM makes for a playful gift, alongside the bubblegum-coloured Patricia trifold wallet and classic leather key pouch as other featured items in the line-up. Sticking to the sweet Valentine’s aesthetics, the heart print Lovely card case and adorably love-locked Lovely S zip-around wallet by Furla shows off a more whimsical side.

Let’s get physical

No matter if your favourite kind of date is a couple’s gym sesh or if you are simply hoping to test the waters to find a new activity you can both enjoy, Lululemon has a range of active accessories that can add to the fun. Go for a short day trip to an outlying island with the City Adventurer backpack in tow, or find a spot to breathe in some fresh air while practising duo moves on the cushy yoga mat towel with grip that conveniently rolls up for easy carrying.

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Food & drink

Photo: Royal Caviar Club

Tipples and nibbles

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge and splurge on the finer things in life—and the Royal Caviar Club has some ultra-luxe goodies in store that are sure to impress your foodie Valentine. See your date night sorted with the For You Only gift set, which comes with a can of Royal Cristal caviar along with chocolate and champagne. For a savoury twist on the classic Valentine’s Day cake, surprise your bae with a heart-shaped caviar cake, sumptuously layered with potato salad, smoked salmon, egg yolk, egg white, and Imperial Ossetra caviar.

Photo: Saicho

Be my sparkle

If your S.O. is not a wine-drinker or is continuing dry January for another month, consider raising a toast to your love with sparkling tea instead. Saicho offers a delicate range of single-origin sparkling teas that make a gorgeous addition to any dinner table and come in unique flavours like darjeeling, hojicha, and jasmine. Its newest flavour, Eight Immortals, is a lightly roasted oolong-based blend with notes of nectarine, ginger, sweet baking spices, and confit peach—ideal for pairing with soft cheeses and spiced dishes.

Photo: The Coffee Academics

Words can’t espresso my love for you

With many of us spending more time at home, your caffeine-loving partner will surely appreciate a high-quality coffee machine that will deliver an elevated at-home coffee experience. The Coffee AcademicsMorning Machine sets itself apart as the first Nespresso-compatible coffee capsule machine in the world with barista-designed controls. Whether you want a classic espresso shot, a Kyoto-style slow drip, or a customised brew, the machine can cater to your coffee-drinking needs. Its current festive promotion package is also inclusive of 18 boxes of house blend and assorted capsules, limited to 50 sets on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Photo: Vive Cake Boutique

You’re the icing on the cake

Make the sweet tooth in your life swoon by treating them to a beautiful Valentine’s Day cake. Vive Cake Boutique is pulling out all the stops this romantic season with a trio of pastel-pink Valentine’s Day cakes that taste as good as they look. You can order any of the cakes in one of five indulgent flavours: red velvet, Earl Grey, rich chocolate, banana and chocolate, and vanilla with mango and yuzu.

Hobbies

Photo: PMQ

Made by hand, given from the heart

For something both you and your date can enjoy, PMQ is offering a range of creative workshops for couples to strengthen their bond and take up a new hobby together. Plus, you’ll get to walk out with a gift to exchange with your partner. Create a bag from leather straps at the Mountaineering Weaveasy workshop or try out the driftwood bracelet workshop and handcraft matching copper and sterling silver bracelets, so you can feel connected even when you’re apart. There’s also a tapestry-weaving workshop, a flower earring-making workshop, and more.

Love scene

It’s simple but it works: a night spent curled up under your fluffiest duvet, chatting to vibey music and enjoying movie marathons until dawn. Bringing you cinematic-surround sound, the decked-out Sonos Arc from Sonos allows you to get lost in the saccharine world of a romantic comedy whilst you live out your happy ending in real life. For music lovers, the Sonos Five wireless speakers are great for setting the right tone at home, whilst the Klipsch T5 II true wireless earphones shut out the rest of the world when you feel like listening to your soppy playlists on the go.

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Save the Date: 14 February

Cheers to your love

Whether you are popping open a bottle of bubbly or pouring a rich red vino, Coravin allows you to extend the lifespan of your drinks (and your dates). The Coravin Sparkling dazzles by keeping champagne fizzy for up to four weeks, whilst the Timeless Three+ is its signature solution to keeping your wine fresh for up to months and even years.

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Photo: Blooms and Blossoms

The art of flora

There’s nothing more classic than the always effective bouquet of flowers for your loved one. Elevating this symbol of love with honeyed words, Blooms & Blossoms pairs its collection of delicate red and pink roses with touching poetry by Glintsy. Stunning blush, velvet red, and dainty shades of green are nestled in a big paper bag printed with a poem titled “Hold Me Close.” As a whole, the bundle is one that speaks volumes with only a handful of verses.

Photo: II Boyz

Love is in the air

Inspired by the medley of sensory experiences unique to famous cities all over the world, II Boyz produces a range of handmade soy candles. Whisk your date away to the tropics with the lemongrass- and cedarwood-tinged Bangkok candle, or fill the air with blissful pleasure with the rich yet citrussy London candle. Bottled in stylish glass jars, the scent remains in its screw-top container that doubles as a cute piece of décor to save for your bedside table. Otherwise, you can also choose to reach out to the brand to recycle these gorgeous containers.

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Photo: Fortnum & Mason

As sweet as chocolate

Arguably the most anticipated part of Valentine’s Day celebrations of every year, chocolates are an unmissable part of romantic gift-giving. Iconic items like the Heart Chocolate Selection box of mixed flavours from British artisans Fortnum & Mason are always a solid choice for those with a more refined sweet tooth. Those who want to switch it up a notch can try their rose petal and gin ganache chocolate truffles, which melds in deep aromatic notes.

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