Can Valentine’s Day get any more cliched? We mean, it’s the same old shebang every single year; couples flaunt grandiose declarations of love to inadvertently piss off the secretly envious singletons, there are expensive trinkets involved and guys feel obliged to come bearing a humongous bouquet of roses (make sure it’s no less than 99, bro).
And we find ourselves unsuccessful in our attempts to dine out because all the bloody restaurants are fully booked.
We think we’ve made it sufficiently clear that Valentine’s Day sucks, but that doesn’t take away the fact that you’d feel happy seeing the crink of a smile on the GF’s face when she unwraps the gift to see it’s something she had been pining for. Or something bling-y that she didn’t know she wanted. With the hug of gratitude and a big wet kiss that follows, you know you have delivered and you heave a sigh of relief.
How can you get there, though? It’s simpler than you think. The following 10 gift ideas we packaged together for you may do some damage on your fortunes, but we promise they have enough squeal factor in them to clear you for this year’s V-day.
Just for this year.
White & Gold Rosendahl Picto Watch
Get it from Dezeen Watches, approx. S$183
Burberry Metallic Structured Leather Keychain
Get it from Net-A-Porter, approx. S$482
Lingua Franca ‘I Think I Love You Baby’ Embroidered Cashmere Sweater
Get it from Net-A-Porter, approx. S$522
Yankee Candle Midsummer’s Night Reed Diffuser
Get it from Yankee Candle stores, S$42.90
Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet Set
Get it from Aesop stores, S$177
B&O Play H5 Wireless Headphones
Get it from Bang & Olufsen, approx. S$377
Superga 2750 Leather Sneakers
Get it from Superga stores, S$169
Swarovski Dear Necklace
Get it from Swarovski, US$99 (approx. S$139)
Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO Eau de Parfum
Get it from Sephora, S$181
Calvin Klein Cotton Blend Soft-cup Bra
Get it from Net-A-Porter, US$35 (approx. S$49)
Calvin Klein Cotton Blend Underwear
Get it from Net-A-Porter, US$24 (approx. S$34)