It’s that time of year again where love is in the air, red roses are abundant, restaurants are booked out and… you still haven’t bought your loved one a gift on the year’s most romantic day.
Panic, stress and a couple of beads of sweat later, you’re still no closer to figuring out what to buy your partner on Valentine’s Day arrives.
Thank god for online shopping! The 14th February can be relatively stress free if you are in Singapore and have left your shopping last minute. We’ve looked high and low for glorious gifts that take as quickly as 90 minutes and less than 4 days to arrive at their doorstep. Our list of last minute Valentine’s Day gifts might just save your day.
A cool clutch is a must for date nights and events. Net-a-porter’s range of clutches are to-die-for from designers like like Charlotte Olympia, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, D&G, Mulberry, and the list goes on…
For a purse more styled and unique, look no further than Charlotte Olympia’s Pandora Classic Box Clutch which is crafted from glass-looking plastic with three interchangeable pouches (leopard print, black satin and gold). Topping off the clutch is the label’s signature Swarovski crystal-encrusted spider clasp which adds some fun to the piece.
Mountain Ring Holder ($23)
How cute is this!? If you’re anything like us, we just drop our rings into a little bowl and fish it out every morning by fiddling and rattling about. This brilliant Mountain Ring Holder is the perfect solution to keeping your rings organised and easy to put on in the morning. So neat and practical!
Isabelle Bouquet ($55)
Local start-up, A Better Florist, offers some gorgeous bouquets of flowers ranging from stems of roses to pretty arrangements that everyone will love. Its selling point is that it offers only four to five arrangements per day, instead of hundreds of varieties (which quite honestly gives you a headache trying to choose), and they do same day FREE delivery for those special occasions. The soonest they can deliver the flowers is 90 minutes and it also offers a Love Guarantee meaning, if you’re not 100% loving your bouquet, they will replace it in the same day. Wow! Done.
Momento Bracelet ($42)
Nothing says I love you like jewelry and accessories do. We love this pretty Customizable Momento bracelets from By Invite Only that complements any outfit and style. If you have more time on your hands, By Invite Only can engrave the exact word/phrase for you with your love messages onto the bracelet (oh it can be worn as a necklace too!). However check on the delivery time as we don’t want it arriving after Valentine’s.
The Paper Bunny
Leaving simple notes in these cute postcards will make your heart melt. Write a short message in these colorful darling editions from The Paper Bunny and you're all set for a great Valentine’s weekend.
Anouk Kimono ($69)
For your beach babe, look no further than the gorgeous range of kimonos, kaftans and beach scarves from The Wit and Will. With a tagline: ‘Beachwear for the Bold’, you’re lady will fall in love with the boho chic prints and flattering lines on each and every piece here. We’re not going to hide this, we love everything from The Wit and Will. So pretty!
Perk by Kate
Alex Bralette ($93)
This local lingerie store is known for their signature luxurious lace bralettes and cheeky bottoms which are feminine and super comfortable.“Bralettes are actually one of the most valuable pieces of intimate you have to have in your wardrobe”, advocates the Perk by Kate website, where it has also pioneered the concept of the padded bralette.
If you’re a regular visitor to the charming Tiong Bahru neighborhood, you will be familiar with the multi-label store, Nana and Bird. The boutique sells mainly clothing and accessories from a curated collection of Singaporean and independent labels. One of Singapore’s most sought after designers, Aijek, stocks its collection of beautiful and delicate pieces which we love. This Lovers and Lunatic Embroidery Dress is gorgeous and not to mention, on sale! PS. The sizing on the website is a little confusing so we’ll break it down for you. Option 1 = Extra Small, UK 6, Option 2 = Small, UK 8; and Option 3 = Medium, UK 10.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day isn’t for every couple. Some (i.e. every guy out there) see it as a commercial occasion which allows florists, restaurants and stores to slaughter you on prices in the name of ‘love’. For the hopeless romantics (i.e. every girl out there) however, Valentine’s Day should be every day of the calendar, not just on 14 February.
Whatever your opinion is of the day, receiving a small little something is always welcomed with happiness and appreciation. Time for you to jump online and start ordering!