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Arts Culture 11 Of The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for 2020

11 Of The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for 2020

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By Ryanne Co
February 10, 2020
Give your loved one the best of what the season has to offer this Valentine's Day

With all the gifts available in every department store and boutique mall, it’s nearly impossible to run out of ideas for Valentine’s. There’s simply too many things to choose from, which is why we’ve created a list of some of the best ideas. From tropical fishes to pavlova cakes, we have all the bases covered as to what you or your significant other (SO) may desire.

A South Sea Pearl Bracelet

Photo: Courtesy of Jewelmer
Photo: Courtesy of Jewelmer

Gift your beloved something timeless with a beautiful South Sea pearl bracelet. Jewelmer’s latest release is a lustrous gold pearl bracelet corded with vibrant red leather. The juxtaposition of these two rich colours create a beautiful contrast that highlights the pearl’s natural sheen and polished texture, which go seamlessly with every outfit. 


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A Good Book

Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Unsplash

A good book is always a great gift. Surprise your loved one with some great reads this Valentine’s Day. Memoir lovers will appreciate Harry Bernstein’s “The Invisible Wall”, a captivating story about the author’s Jewish sister and her burgeoning romance with a Catholic boy next door. For those looking for a light read, Instagram cartoonist, Arianna Marguiles (better known by her handle @butlikemaybe) has recently released her first book filled with essays and illustrations on some of her (most amusing) romantic escapades.

A New Wardrobe from Rustan’s

Photo: Courtesy of Rustan's
Photo: Courtesy of Rustan's

Get a new look this Valentine’s Day with some of fashion’s most sought-after names. From Marchesa to Natori, the world’s most fantastic brands are now ready for purchase at Rustan’s Department Store. Our favourite is this beautifully embroidered Josie Natori bottomweight cotton jacket, which is a perfect complement to any outfit. 


Jewellery from John Hardy and Cento, baby dresses from Laila and Lyra, and stylish furnishings from Rustan’s home can all be purchased from your trusted local luxury purveyor. Those who purchase PHP100,000 worth of items will be treated to a delectable three-course meal at French restaurant, Mereio at Raffles Makati. 


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Pavlova

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Photo: Unsplash

Valentine’s Day is the day to indulge! Prepare your sweet tooth for a refreshing change of pace from the usual type of cake and try some pavlova. Its crisp meringue shell encircles the chewy, marshmallow-y center that’s topped with berries and fresh cream. Order one to go for a happy heart -- and stomach!

Jewellery

Photo: Courtesy of Cartier
Photo: Courtesy of Cartier

This season, gift your beloved with something as everlasting as love. Perhaps a trinity ring from Cartier: three bands of gold are intertwined in a geometric design that’s made to signify forever. Another popular item is their classic love bracelet, a sophisticated gold bangle that’s minimalist yet eye-catching.

A New Pet

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Photo: Unsplash

Halfmoon bettas are beautiful tropical fishes that have been popular pets for centuries in Thailand and Malaysia. They have blossoming fins that sweep the water and come in a variety of exciting colours. From deep shades of sapphire blue, to ombre rainbows of pink, green, and silver, the halfmoon bettas are decidedly one of the most interesting pets to keep. Although their carnivorous appetites require more attention than the usual pet fish, their lively personalities and trademark fan tails are sure to endear your loved one.

An Oris Watch

Photo: Courtesy of Oris
Photo: Courtesy of Oris

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a timeless favourite: an Oris watch. Horlogerie aficionados may enjoy the Culture Collection, which features designs in deep blue, rich green, and classic brown. The sleek designs of the Motor Sport Collection or the Diving Collection may also appeal to athletes or adrenaline junkies. All Oris watches are designed at their base in Holstein, Switzerland, home of their famous trademark, the red rotor. 

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A Custom Starmap

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Photo: Unsplash

Love can get sentimental at the best of times. This year, gift your loved one with a starmap of the night you first met, kissed, danced, or dated. Customise a print of the night sky and see how the world looked on one of the most important days of your life. Have it framed, delivered, and personalised from The Night Sky company. 

Salvatore Ferragamo Perfume

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Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

Perfume has always been a popular choice for the season. This year, spritz on Salvatore Ferragamo’s new his and her perfume from their Valentine’s Day capsule. “Signorina”, Ferragamo’s perfume for women, comes in a bottle the shade of mauve or rose, and is topped off by their signature Vara bow, while “Uomo” comes in sleek black and midnight blue bottles. 

For those looking for an alternative, Ferragamo has also included bags, bracelets, pendants,  and eyewear in their new capsule. Expect to see plenty of golds, reds, pinks, and (of course) Vara bows in their new releases that’s perfect for the season.

A Personalised Greeting From Your Favourite Celebrity

Photo: Pexels
Photo: Pexels

Who’s your SO’s favourite personality? Whoever it is, they’re probably on Cameo. An online platform where celebrities can connect to fans, Cameo allows people to request personalised greetings from actors, athletes, and even YouTube sensations. Ranging anywhere from $5 to $2,000, Cameo allows people to send their loved ones a gift that’s personal and one-of-a-kind, whether it be a birthday greeting from Bella Thorne, a Christmas wish from Caitlyn Jenner, or even just a Valentine’s greeting from Melissa Joan Hart.

Dior x Rimowa Collection

Photo: Courtesy of Dior
Photo: Courtesy of Dior

To capture the heart of wanderlust, we recommend the Dior x Rimowa capsule collection. Two of the world’s most trusted names team up to create this sleek new line of bags. Meticulously made with intricate details and design, the new capsule collection captures the style of Dior while showcasing the efficiency of Rimowa. See their super chic clutch, which comes in the shape of Rimowa’s iconic luggage! Definitely a favourite. 

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