On A Hunt For The Perfect Valentine's Gift?
V-Day is almost here, but with the borders still closed and our movements restricted, going out for a romantic dinner date with your significant other or treating them to a lavish vacation are definitely out of the question this year. Well, fret not, because we've come up with a list of meaningful gifts that you can get instead and surprise your loved ones with this Valentine's Day!
Regardless of whether you're looking for a unique and personalised gift or a thoughtful (and very practical) self-care product, these ideas are great for showing your love to your partner this Valentine's. Almost all of these options are available for delivery during this MCO period as well, so you can still treat your loved ones by ordering these items from the comforts of your own home!
2021 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Him & For Her!
1. Flower Bouquets
You can never go wrong with the classic Valentine's Day gift - a romantic bouquet of flowers. Gorgeous blooms are a picture-perfect gift that anyone would appreciate and you can get a beautiful bouquet for your loved one from After Rain Florist. They have many options to pick from on Klook, but our hearts are taken by their charming Rose Love Series, with bouquets or gift boxes that come with bright red roses. You can also add in a little yummy fun by getting their Berry Berry Love Series instead, with flowers that come together with juicy strawberries!
Summer Pots is another option available on Klook for you to snag some top-quality flowers. Help your partner skip the hassle of finding a vase to put their flowers in by getting them Summer Pots' special Valentine's arrangement. Their signature roses are delivered fresh and already beautifully arranged (with a mini heart-shaped balloon too!) in a classy marble flower pot.
2. Sweet Pastries
As the saying goes, 'the way to a man's heart is through his stomach', we couldn't agree more! Whether you're gift-hunting for him or for her, food is a fail-proof choice suited to make anyone happy and sweet pastries are definitely at the top of our list for the perfect Valentine's gift. Luckily for us, many home bakers offer delivery during these times!
Dough by Me serves up some of the best bombolonis we have ever had! Doughnut lovers will enjoy these pastries bursting with rich fillings. You can choose from four different fillings or opt to mix and match them, but their Nutella-flavoured bombolonis are our personal favourite! Want to spoil your partner even more? We also recommend getting Dough by Me's premium burnt cheesecake or their fudgy brownies - both equally mouth-watering treats!
Ling's Kitchen is another home-based bakery that specialises in gourmet tarts and mini quiches that will surely satisfy your partner's pastry cravings. Each tart is made from scratch and baked with only the finest ingredients, making each bite you take a delectable one. This Valentine's, Ling's Kitchen has prepared a Valentine's Day Combo available on Klook that comes with a 7" Matcha Ganache Tart topped off with fresh berries, as well as a bouquet of beautiful roses for the sweetest V-Day gift!
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3. Personalised Photo Gifts
Memories are truly timeless treasures of the heart and what better way to immortalise your best memories with your partner than with cute and meaningful photo gifts? From classic polaroid prints and photo books to printed mugs and pillowcases, these personalised presents are a great way to show your partner that your memories with them hold a special place in your heart.
You can now print out your favourite moments with Yourrpolaroid, a print hub that specialises in personalised polaroids and photo film rolls. Their signature Film Roll keychain is the cutest gift idea ever - presented inside a charming wooden box is a keychain that looks just like an actual film roll, but you can roll it out to see 10 of your favourite pictures inside! Complete your gift with a personalised wish card and a gift box, or choose to top it off with more of your precious moments captured in their polaroid photo prints.
4. Go on a picnic... at home!
If you're staying with your partner and would like to treat them to a special meal instead, why not whip up some dishes and bring them on a picnic at home? This is a cute Valentine's date idea that you can execute in the safety and comforts of your own home! Just clear up a space, bring out a nice mat and your best plates, then enjoy a delicious lunch or tea spread with your loved one. Here are some home recipe ideas:
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Kick your picnic game up a notch by renting Instagrammable set-ups to liven up your space! Daily Sparks offers picnic set rental services within the Klang Valley where you can choose between 4 different type of picnic sets and props to create the perfect picnic setup of your dreams. If you live in Penang, you can also rent an IG-worthy picnic party setup from Latitude Five, inclusive of a super cute teepee tent and an option to add-on a grill platter for 2 pax!
5. Face Masks
We know what you're thinking... face masks for a Valentine's gift, are we actually serious? Truth be told, we've seen gifting trends shift towards the tendency to gift our loved ones with practical items that have become necessities during this pandemic season. With face masks becoming a daily essential, they have become a staple outfit piece, so keep your loved ones safe, yet in style with unique cloth face masks handmade by homegrown brands.
Mayven.kl originally sold classy satin skirts on their Instagram page, but now have expanded into making chic-looking satin and cotton masks as well! Their masks come in a variety of cute colours with breathable fabric that is gentle on your skin.
Another local brand we love is The Lil' Creations, founded by a Malaysian mom who wanted to bring fun and creative patterns to mask wearers in Malaysia. Each mask is made to order according to your request, so you can have fun picking from her many colourful fabrics. You can even get matching masks for you and your partner!
6. Upgrade Their Home Office
#WFH has become a norm in the past year and with the recent MCO implementation, we're back right at it again. Show your loved one that you care for them by gifting them a special item that will help elevate their experience while working from home. From a comfortable home office chair or a nice seat cushion (if you can't afford a chair *winks*), to a laptop stand or organizer drawers, the possibilities are pretty much endless, depending on what they really need!
With Life WareHouse's Transform Your Desk project, you can now order stylish home office items that will surely upgrade your partner's workspace, both in efficiency and style. You can even get classy stationery items from them as well, such as an edgy leather notebook and vintage fountain pens.
If you're looking for IKEA-esque Scandinavian furniture to spruce up your loved one's home office, look no further than OMMO Home, another Malaysian home and lifestyle brand in Malaysia. You can also browse their wide collection of gorgeous home decor that looks so aesthetically pleasing, it might even tempt you to get stuff for yourself!
7. Scented Candles
While you won't be able to enjoy a candle-lit dinner with your special someone this Valentine's, you can still gift them a scented candle to fill up their home instead. Luckily for us, Malaysia has many homegrown candle brands with the most creative fragrances captured within their scented waxes.
Founded in 2019, Little MoomooCraft has since come up with some of the most pretty-looking candles we have seen in the past year. Their themed candles are our absolute favourites - their Valentine's series include two scented candles, one specially made for men and another for ladies, as well as aromatherapy car clips or preserved flowers. If your partner is into DIY crafts, you can even get them candle making kits for them to try their hand at candle-making themselves!
Analogue Apotik is another local brand that features homemade scented products, including richly-scented bee and soy wax candles. Don't let their simple amber glass bottle packaging fool you - their scents are unique and luxurious-smelling concoctions that we absolutely love! Their signature solid colognes are also a great gift (especially for men!). Their balm-like cologne is alcohol-free and rich in scents as well, just like their candles.
8. Good Skincare
We say good skincare triumphs makeup as a practical gift, not just during Valentine's, but also all-year round. There are so many great local skincare brands to try out and Alluskin is one of the many you should try out. Their products are not just great for their pretty packaging (we love their minimalist bottles!), but their contents are safe and proven by their many customers to be effective! If you're unsure if this product would suit your partner, their Try Me Kit comes with sample-sized products that are perfect for him or her to give the brand a trial run.
We Bare Bars is another skincare gem that we have just recently discovered and we're in love with their Gentle Facial Bar. This newly-established brand takes pride in their products that uses only 100% natural, plant-derived ingredients that are gentle for your skin and also the environment. What we love the most about their facial bars is that they can be customised to fit your skin type - the brand will offer consultation to understand your partner's skin concerns and preferences, so that the product is made just right for him or for her!
9. Bath Products
If your significant other isn't a skincare fanatic, you can treat them to a fun or relaxing bath experience instead. Savonne.co creates bath products that don't just smell great, but each handcrafted item looks so stunning too! Choose from their colourful range of bath bombs and aromatherapy soap bars, all made with vegan-friendly ingredients that will bring benefits for your partner's skin as well. This Valentine's, they've curated gift boxes that include a stunning soap bar together with other cute goodies to go with it!
Wunderbath is another local brand that's never failed to produce fun bath products for the over the past few years. You will be absolutely spoiled for choice with the brand's countless of cute bath essentials, from fizzy bath bombs to soaps shaped like actual food (imagine a fried egg soap!). You can easily order one of their Valentine sets for your partner, or better yet, curate your very own Valentine's gift box filled with bath products of your pick!
10. A Klook E-Gift Card
Still looking for the perfect gift for your significant other who would rather travel instead? Surprise him or her this Valentine's with a Klook e-gift card, the perfect present for wanderlusts. These travel gift cards have no expiry dates and can be used to book anything on the Klook platform from staycation and hotel packages to attraction tickets, unique experiences, and other travel essentials for once travelling is allowed again.
Available in values from RM20 to RM200 (and in a variety of designs!), you can even include a customised message when you book yours on Klook - and it will be sent directly to the recipient's email, 100% hassle-free!
11. Coffee & Tea Packs
Coffee, tea, or me? Why not have all three?
Surprise your coffee-loving partner with good coffee this Valentine's Day. Forest Cloud is a humble coffee company based in Penang that sources their coffee beans from reputable farms and roasts them in-house daily, so you can rest assured that their quality is never compromised. Deliver a pack of their whole bean or ground coffee to your partner as a gift, or you can even let them try out multiple flavours by getting their Coffee Collection instead, which comes with four different 100g blends.
For those with tea connoisseurs as your significant other instead, we've got your back as well! Roleaf is a local tea brand that offers an extensive range of high quality teas that come in either tea bags or loose leaves. With herbal teas, floral teas, matcha and so much more for you to pick, there's surely an option for even the fussiest of tea drinkers. Still unsure of what to choose? The brand has curated a Valentine's special set just for the occasion, with their pick of Blue Mountain tea and a personalised note from you!
12. A Box of Chocolates
Chocolates are a tried-and-true Valentine’s Day gift and are the perfect pick-me-up for sweet tooths. The chocolate truffles by Cocoraw Chocolates are a must-try, and this Valentine's, they've prepared blackberry white chocolate truffles that come as gorgeous lavender-coloured bite-sized cubes. However, their Heart Melt is what stole our hearts - it looks like a literal gem and is almost too pretty to eat! Get this handpainted chocolate beauty together with the truffles in their Floral Gift Set box for your loved one this V-Day.
Real Sweet Treats is another homegrown online dessert shop where you can get absolutely stunning artisanal chocolates. These handcrafted treats are a delight to look at - with each delicate piece painted with precision, you can see their passion in chocolate making. Their box of Valentine's chocolates come with three yummy flavours (calamansi cheesecake, honey salted caramel and red berries) and are the perfect indulgent treat for your loved one.
13. Custom Art Gifts
The huge rise in small businesses has brought out so many local creatives to show their talent in making custom gifts that are tailored to be unique and special to you only, ranging from Spotify song plaques, to colourful embroidered art. Peachnut Shop is one of our favourite finds, with their hand-painted mirrors and canvases. Give them your favourite photo with your partner and soon you'll be able to get a lovely painted replica back, a truly unique gift for keeping.
Remember a special moment in your relationship with a custom star map from Stars Above Us. This sentimental gift will surely be a meaningful one, as the personalised map will display the exact alignment of stars in the sky when your special moment happened. Your very own designed star map will be printed onto high-quality art paper and framed, making it a charming art piece that your partner can hang up at home this Valentine's.
Check out this lovely visual flower art by Jfleur Art that is a Valentine's special available on Klook as well!
14. A Romantic Staycation!
Decided to miss out on Valentine's Day this year because you won't be seeing your special someone? We recommend booking an open-dated staycation, so that you and your partner can enjoy a much-needed romantic getaway together later in the year when things get better!
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