12 Ways To Surprise Your Lover This Valentine's Day
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Having a hard time figuring out what your partner would like? Or, are you wanting to try out something different together with your loved one?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve decided to put a quick list of all the fun gifts and unconventional experiences that’ll surprise your special someone (and make this Valentine’s Day one that you’ll never forget!)

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1. Try a dine-in-the-dark experience

Take your typical dinner date to the next level through this multi-sensory experience at Nox – Dine In The Dark where your tastebuds will be serenaded. The catch? Since you will be served in complete darkness, both you and your partner will have to guess what you’ve tasted based on the remaining senses.

On the 13th and 14th of February, Nox – Dine In The Dark will be having an exclusive 3-course mystery Valentine’s Day menu which consists of 12 different dishes made by the restaurant’s head chef and his team.

Make your reservations here before purchasing its exclusive Valentine’s Day special on Giftano.

2. Make your own chocolates at a workshop for two

Ever wondered what it takes to make chocolate from scratch? Discover how chocolate is made at FOSSA Chocolate and whip up memorable creations during this 3-4 hour session.

Gift vouchers for this experience can be purchased on Giftano.

3. Enjoy an appetising meal at a farm-to-table concept restaurant

Farm-to-table dining has definitely gathered buzz in the past year, with several spots like The Summerhouse and Open Farm Community beginning to crop up. So this Valentine’s day why not surprise your loved one to a meal at Japanese rooftop urban farm-restaurant, Noka, located right beside Edible Garden City where its fresh ingredients are sourced and sustainably-farmed.

Reservations can be made on the restaurant’s official website.

4. Gift the gift of a refined palette

Hailing from Singapore, this award-winning signature dry gin from Brass Lion Distillery will be the ultimate gift for the connoisseur of the finer things in life.

Shop the Singapore Dry Gin here


5. Treat your loved one to a romantic staycation

Take a break from reality and treat your loved one to a weekend stay at the Hotel Soloha. Located in a heritage shophouse on Keong Saik, the hotel is surrounded by some of the hippest bars and eateries on the island.

A room’s booking at this swanky boutique hotel during the Valentine’s Day season will guarantee special goodies such as chocolates, a bottle of wine and an adult party package.

Make your bookings here. Use the code SOLOHAVDAY20 to redeem the special Valentine’s Day package.

6. Let your love set sail aboard a picturesque cruise


Experience a night in Singapore like never before with your partner on board the Royal Albatross Tall Ship for a unique date. During the cruise, couples will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Singapore skyline alongside a splendid feast.

Gift vouchers for this experience can be purchased on Giftano.

7. Be one with the outdoors

Get in the mood for love amongst nature in a quaint and cosy tent. Not to fret, Wondrous Glamping has you covered with all your needs to make this Valentine’s Day an exquisite one.

Bookings can be made here.

8. Whisk your lover away to a stylised colonial-inspired getaway

Be transported to the Old World this Valentine’s Day at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa. The tranquil home-away-from-home experience has a modern but classic feel from the array of rooms and suites to pick from to its tropic swimming pools. And truth be told, this boutique hotel was even a former outpost to the British artillery.

Make your bookings here.

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9. A gift for the one who has a serious case of wanderlust (or just travels a bunch!)

Be it the stylish jet-setter or the business traveller, we think a suitcase from the new Essential collection by RIMOWA would be an absolutely romantic gesture.

Shop the Essential Collection exclusively at RIMOWA stores or online.

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10. Putt your love on top

Challenge your partner to a passionate duel of mini-golf at Holey Moley Golf Club. With an extensive range of pop-cultured themed holes along the golf course (think Game Of Thrones‘ 9 Iron Throne and the Simpson’s living room), we can assure that this will be a fun-filled date to remember.

If you get hungry after the intense match, there’s plenty of food and drink to go around.

Reservations for Holey Moley Golf Club can be made on its official website

11. Step into an underground rave

If you’re both night owls and enjoy dancing the night away, head on over to Boat Quay’s underground party spot The Council for infectious tunes and a rocking, good time on Valentine’s Day.

Event details can be found here.

12. Have a smashing good time

We wouldn’t usually connote knocking down fragile items into pieces as something remotely romantic. But if you and your partner are the types who are all about defying the conventional, a session at The Fragment Room may be perfect for the both of you.

Gift vouchers for this experience can be purchased on Giftano.

13. A gift for the one who can’t sit still

If your partner is always on the move and loves to stay active, Under Armour’s HOVR shoes would make the perfect gift. The smart shoe even connects to the MapMyRun app unique to Under Armour, which helps to track workout performance and fitness goals.

Shop the HOVR sneaker range at Under Armour stores or online.


14. Keep calm and enjoy a couples spa treatment

Spend quality time together with a rejuvenating massage and spa treatment at the Capella Singapore’s Auriga Spa. Feel light and refreshed with a P.S. I LOVE YOU treatment package ($718) which comprises a foot ritual with rose scrub, a head to toe body massage with rose and jasmine oil, a honey and jasmine facial cleansing massage and a candlelit flower bath. To end it off, both you and your loved one will also be treated to some cocktails and light bites after the treatment.

Bookings can be made on the spa’s official website.

15. Spend an afternoon at a perfume making workshop

Mix and match different ingredients to create the perfect scent your lover will adore. The Couple’s Perfume Making Workshop will start with a ‘Perfume Personality Test’, which gauges the type of fragrance that attracts each one of you, followed by a hands-on session where you can each create your very own perfume.

Gift vouchers for this experience can be purchased on Giftano. (Exclusive to the Goodman Arts Centre outlet.*)

16. Express your love through art

This Valentine’s Day, create a memorable experience through an art jamming session at Arteastiq, where you can paint while enjoying a sip of your preferred drink. The best part? You can bring home your final masterpieces. If you’re feeling a tad hungry, you can also enjoy a high tea feast afterwards!

Bookings can be made here. (Art jamming sessions are only available at Mandarin Gallery and Plaza Singapura outlets*)

17. Namaste and carry on

Roll out your yoga mats and get ready for a good stretch. Book a class and introduce your loved one to a new activity that you can both participate in this Valentine’s Day.

Sign up for a yoga class at studios like The Yoga Collective, COMO Shambhala and Yoga Movement on Classpass.

18. Give the gift of beautiful melodies

Usher in Valentine’s Day with this stunning speaker for your loved one that’ll last up to 24 hours worth of playtime. We’re sure they won’t be able to get enough of this fabulous gift during their downtime.

Shop the Beoplay A1 speaker here.

19. A gift for the one who loves being pampered

The latest White Tea Collection by Sabon has everything from body scrubs to hand creams that are just as fragrant as they are moisturising. Your loved one deserves to be pampered!

Shop the White Tea Collection exclusively at Sabon’s Ngee Ann City and TANGS at Tang Plaza stores.

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