You’ve been together for ages and have long run out of ideas for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’re just doing the usual routine now like booking a nice restaurant and heading out for dinner. While these dinner dates and romantic experiences sure add to Valentine’s Day’s romance factor, nothing beats the thrill of unwrapping a surprise gift.
Here’s our gift guide for that special woman in your life just because a gift is just another small expression of saying “I love you”.
If you think that a sought-after skincare gift is a way to earn extra brownie points on Valentine’s Day, you are right. But what if you don’t know what her skin type is? Fret not, because homegrown label, Skin Inc’s award-winning beauty accessories and supplements are just the kind of gifts that will impress her with your thoughtfulness and sophisticated taste.
Skin Inc’s 24K gold sculpt lift bar is a beauty tool that works as good as it looks. It increases blood circulation around your face & eye area to give your skin a more youthful appearance. Regular usage of this must-have beauty accessory also promotes a more restful, relaxed frame of mind.
Suppose you are feeling generous and plan to go all out this year. Why not create your unique gift bundle by pairing the Skin Inc Sculpt Lift Bar with the Skin Inc Beauty Jelly Dose, a beauty supplement packed with a host of powerful ingredients that promises to detox, glow, brighten, firm, and hydrate your skin from the inside out. Additionally, it also boosts your immunity as each sachet delivers 96% of your daily Vitamin C requirement.
To many couples, the ultimate expression of love is the act of physical consummation. And if achieving psychologist Robert Sternberg’s ideal concept of love (known as The Triangular Theory of Love – passion, intimacy and commitment) is your common goal as a couple, you will find these intimate lifestyle products by Lelo the perfect gift for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
The Lelo TIANI™ 3 is a couple’s massager that offers powerful, intimate pleasures and guaranteed satisfaction. Explore new heights of carnal bliss in the bedroom and expand the boundaries of passion with the wife by surprising her with a bold yet private gift, that is adventurous yet romantic.
Research has shown that the first six years of a new mum’s life is when she is most sleep-deprived. Why not show just how much you appreciate her slumber sacrifices for the family by gifting her a Sova pillowcase and an eye mask as a set? Homegrown mulberry silk accessories brand Sova is on a mission to provide you with the best sleep you deserve – and that is just what the tired wife needs. Made from 100 per cent 22 momme high-grade 6A mulberry silk, benefits of sleeping on mulberry silk include: retaining skin moisture, prevents wrinkles with their anti-crease quality, reduce bedhead, temperature regulating and hypoallergenic.
Once the kids come along, most mothers would find it tough to carve out some me-time beauty treatments at the spa. For this Valentine’s Day, why not bring the spa home to her?
Swedish beauty-tech giant Foreo’s UFOTM Mask treatment smart device gives you a decadent facial treatment in just 90 seconds, a process which would have taken 20 minutes in a spa setting. Its built-in hyper-infusion technology features thermo-therapy which allows the skin to absorb the ingredients from mask products or skin essence better, as well as cryo-therapy, which diminishes the appearance of pores and reduce puffiness.
This compact facial massager also comes with LED light therapy with three targeted photofacials in one compact device. UV-free phototherapy treatment in red, green and blue LED light effortlessly works on the skin to rejuvenate, revive and renew skin cells. Definitely a smart investment for time-starved mothers, and a swoon-worthy gift for that special woman.
Established in London since 1999, Jellycat’s stuffed toys are renowned for their luxuriously soft, high-quality polyester or acrylic shell. The plush toys are filled with polyfill stuffing or plastic pellets, giving them the huggable furry texture that has endeared them to fans worldwide for over two decades. Priced between $21.90 to $329.90 at Motherswork, there is always a Jellycat for every budget and taste.
She has been the rock in your life and the queen in the household. Take a leaf out of a popular hair meme, “invest in your hair; it’s the crown you never take off”, and invest in her crowning glory with these refreshing and rejuvenating hair products from Leonica K. This eponymous label by Trichologist and doyen of Singapore’s haircare industry Leonica Kei is the ultimate made-for-mum follicle and scalp solution.
But don’t stop there – create a romantic setting in the bathroom with scented candles, flowers and prepare a bucket of bubbly then give your deserving queen a sensual scalp massage with the relaxing Cool Mummy Anti-Oxidant Shampoo. The calming and refreshing tingle of the menthol and the soothing scent of ginger will lull her into a restful spirit, paving the way for a night of unforgettable intimacy.
DANIELLE PEITA GRAHAM
Why do we all go weak in the knees when our partners whip up a gourmet feast for us? Because cooking, like romance, triggers the same reward hormones – dopamine and norepinephrine – that make us feel loved, as studies have shown.
Cooking as a sensual activity is often explored in movies (Julie & Julia, Chocolat, Like Water for Chocolate etc.). Cooking together envelopes us in a sensorial experience of textures, flavours, colours, sounds and aromas, inducing a heightened awareness of each other’s touch, voice and presence. Throw in some role-play, enjoy some wine and let the spontaneity of romance take over as you cook up an unforgettable memory of a special Valentine’s Day meal together.
Artisans need the right tools to create their masterpiece. Present her with a brand-new set of modern-chic cookware as a surprise lead-up to a night of sensual culinary discoveries. The Danielle Peita Graham collection of cookware and kitchen accessories from Motherswork has everything you need, including an easy to follow cookbook with recipes that Danielle has developed over the years.
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