Valentine's Day gift with love note

As author Tessa Bailey correctly puts it, love comes in many forms—it’s not just the romantic passion between lovers, but also that lifelong devotion between parent and child, the deep affection between friends. So don’t just limit your gifting to your significant other this Valentine’s Day; cast your net a little wider and make this day a celebration of all the different faces of love. 

Here, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas for the people who matter—be it your boyfriend, husband or that bestie who has seen you through thick and thin. Better yet, it’s love all around with this curated selection: All the options are from home-grown brands, and are made or produced in Singapore, so you can show local talents and small businesses some love and support this 14 February too. 

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Photo: Forbidden Hill
Photo: The LAB Fragrances
Photo: SACCO

Besides shopping online, Design Orchard (250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905) is also organising a Malentine’s Day pop-up special from 15 Feb 2021 to 5 March 2021. Created specially for men, the names participating in this showcase include watch brand Boldr; menswear experts Duxton; SACCO and Tropick; accessories label Forbidden Hill; hat specialist Hat of Cain as well as niche perfume house The LAB Fragrances.

Photo: Boldr
Photo: Duxton
Photo: Hat of Cain

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For Him:

When it comes to gifts for the guys, always consider the item’s usability—questions such as “Is it practical?” and “Is it versatile?” will serve you well when deciding on whether or not to purchase something. Here are some options that check all the right boxes.

For Her:

Even as you reserve Valentine’s Day for your significant other, there’s no reason why you can’t show some of the most important women in your life—whether it’s your mum, your sis, or a dear friend who has stood by you through thick and thin—how much you appreciate them. Time to spread the love and make someone’s day.

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