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Novelty Gifts for Valentines

By Sophie Pettit 6 February 2015
If you are going down the Valentine's Day route this week, why not think outside the box and go for the novelty factor? Here are a few fun ideas we spotted around the city that might make you stand out from the crowd and avoid a classic cliche. Flowers and chocolates? Yawn. Well, unless if they are delivered by drone.

 Burn Cupcakes

[caption id="attachment_23943" align="alignleft" width="219"]candles Photo courtesy of SWY[/caption] Spending the afternoon munching on tea and cakes is a popular past time here in Hong Kong, but what if you made the fun last a little longer with these adorable cupcake candles? We stumbled upon these quirky gems in a cute home fragrances shop, SWY (Scent With You) in our neighbourhood, Sheung Wan. With shelves full of wax goodies, designed to bring bliss and harmony to your home, there's more than enough sweet treats and magic macaroons to fill a cake stand and melt even the most cynical of hearts. What says "I love you" more than a Shark Attack or a Bubble Duck? No need to count any calories either - win!  

Drink Perfume

[caption id="attachment_24267" align="alignright" width="300"]10917943_1030023073681228_6314257216320445614_o Photo courtesy of Highline[/caption] Treat her to two of her favourite things, perfume and cocktails. Stylish little bar Highline has teamed up with classic British perfumery Penhaligon's to make every girl's dream a reality and turn beautiful scents into drinks. Let her choose her favourite perfume from a selection of four and watch the magic mixologists transform it into a handcrafted drink guaranteed to titillate her taste buds. These tipples are bold, gutsy, and oozing with originality. I've tried all four and honesty can't choose my favourite, but each one is entirely different and bursting with flavour and aroma, featuring gin and vodka and ranging from sweet and floral, to woody and peppery. The presentation of these drinks is incredible and she'll be blown away as she raises her tea cup and little crystal bowl. Every sip is bliss!  

Eat on Water

[caption id="attachment_24270" align="alignleft" width="280"]boat Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Yachting[/caption] Avoid the noisy restaurants crammed with loved-up couples with a more intimate feast on a swanky boat with Hong Kong Yachting. If you have a bigger budget, Jungle Jane is ready to whisk you away from the crowds into possibly the most unique setting you will be able to find in Hong Kong this V Day. For intimacy they are reducing the normal dinner setting to only 15 couples so you can have your privacy and enjoy a fully catered 5-course Valentine's menu, designed and served by The Butchers Club with paired wines from Adelaide Cellar Door. And if that wasn't enough, the package also includes a $500 voucher from Ready Flowers, a leading online florist that specialises in sending flowers around the globe, so you can continue the romance with a delivery of beautiful blooms. Click here for full details.      

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.