With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, who isn’t scrambling to get their special someone an equally special gift? We scoured for the best and most unique gifts your man is sure to actually use, from the newest in tech to a romantic getaway.
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For the couple who’s always buried in work
Park Regis’s “Ultimate #sginsiders Staycation Package” would be the perfect gift for the deserving pair. This package has curated itineraries with activities (at discounted rates!) for everyone, from pottery and spa treatment to VR games and golf. Complete with a free Art Jamming session (valued at SGD35++) hosted daily at the hotel, complimentary breakfast, and 20% off food and beverages at TASTE by TungLok and Café Twenty3, this romantic staycation is easier on the wallet, requires (almost) no planning, and allows quality time with your partner. What’s not to love?
Available until 30 April 2020, the Ultimate #sginsiders Staycation Package costs SGD228++, and you can find more information on the Park Regis website.
For the adventure seeker (most luxurious!)
One of the hottest and most loved brands right now, Loewe’s Spring/Summer 2020 line is super functional yet still stylish. Featuring parkas, bags, jackets, organic cotton shirts, and more in bright pops of color, the collection is modeled by British actor Josh O’ Connor throughout his hike at the picturesque Mount Fuji to demonstrate the complete functionality of the line. With each product from the line purchased, LOEWE donates 15 Euros to aid environmental causes, so you help save the earth while checking off the “get his Valentine’s day gift” box on your list.
The Eye/Loewe/Nature collection by Jonathan Anderson is available at Loewe boutiques.
For the tech-obsessed
If your partner is on every new gadget’s waiting list, try breathing fresh air onto his older ones with SkyB’s Apple Watch cases! Putting a more luxurious and sophisticated spin on the Apple Watch, SkyB’s cases are made from plated bronze in Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver and Gunmetal finishes, and topped off with flamboyant cubic zirconia stones that don’t look obnoxious, giving the look of fine jewelry although it costs a fraction of the price.
Made for Series 4 and 5 of the watch in 40 and 44 mm sizes, four designs are available. Halo (SGD109) is the simplest of all, for a more understated look, while Deco Halo (SGD129) offers a more fanciful touch resonant of the Art Deco era. Pavé Corners (SGD129) features pimped out corners for a less basic take on the watch, and Champagne Bubbles (SGD169) stars (pun intended) a variety of differently sized stones to make a statement.
Shop SkyB’s Apple watch collection on Ante’s website or at Ante Takashimaya and Ante Tangs.
For the photographer
Help him capture the best memories (with you) with a GoPro MAX (SGD740), which has GoPro’s widest field of view ever to preserve more of stunning views, whether it’s a beach in Bali or seeing the Northern Lights in Norway. What’s more, the GoPro MAX has a live feature, that lets you share exactly what you’re seeing (thanks to the HyperSmooth function that stabilises footage), with your friends and family in real time!
The GoPro HERO8 Black (SGD599) offers the same seamless shooting and stabilising as the MAX for less, if you’re on a budget. Choosing to splurge this season? Throw in a couple of GoPro’s accessories, like the Protective Housing (SGD75) for extra protection against rough terrain, or the Tempered Glass Lens + Screen Protectors (SGD30 for two each) to ensure the lens of his brand-new GoPro doesn’t get scratched easily.
For the health conscious (most unique!)
Does your partner live and breathe a healthy lifestyle? Give him his best shot by using GeneLife SPORTS! GeneLife is a Japanese DNA testing company with over 800,000 customers, and offers a sport version that identifies the tester’s muscle type, as well as the most suitable style of exercise and diet for their bodies for the optimal lifestyle- no wasted pull-ups or kilometers! Plus, AVENUE ONE readers get a 15% off discount when you enter “DVANITYM” into the discount code field at checkout.
Get GeneLife SPORT at their official website for SGD75.65 when you use our discount code.
For the music lover
If he can’t live without his Spotify account, get him something he’d love just as much! Audio Technica’s Wireless On-Ear Headphones allow the perfect audio experience (thanks to its sound isolation feature) sans the messy cords, which makes it the ultimate travel and commute partner (other than you, of course).
Retails on Shopee for SGD88.
For the coffee addict
Whether it’s to battle the lack of sleep or to just savour the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, you can’t go wrong with SMEG’s sleek Drip Coffeemaker that makes up to 10 cups in one go! This high-performance machine allows you to customise the intensity of your coffee, and even has an LED clock to boot, in addition to its Pinterest-worthy appearance.
Get SMEG’s ’50s Retro Style 10-Cup Drip Coffeemaker at SGD292.46 on Nordstrom.
For the alcohol connoisseur
On the other hand, if your man is a wine or whiskey snob, get this decanter instead. With a bespoke crystalline skull feature to top it off, this glass decanter is sure to invite conversation from curious guests, and makes your wine and dining experience less boring. Bonus: no expensive wines are necessary with this decanter – it looks impressive regardless of its content!
Get this drop-dead gorgeous decanter at SGD197.46 at Nordstrom.
For the one who gets cold easily
If he’s constantly complaining about his offices’s sub-zero temperatures, invest in Everlane’s Cashmere V-neck Sweater that is extra lightweight for comfort that yet keeps him warm at the same time. Known to be the best material for preserving warmth, Everlane’s Grade A cashmere pills less for a more expensive look for longer, and gets softer with each wear.
Get this stylish sweater at SGD182 on Everlane’s website.
For the sportsman
We highly recommend the classic Nike cap to shield him from the harsh Sun rays- and that’s if he doesn’t already have one. Even if he does, there are three different trendy colors to choose from, so another one couldn’t possibly hurt. Plus, it functions as a fashion piece as well, for the style-conscious, or if he’s just having a bad hair day.
Retails on Zalora for SGD29.
For the “fashionisto” (most practical!)
If you have one of the fashion-mad on your hands, leave the shopping up to him! Give him an ASOS gift card instead, with eight value options, from SGD30 to SGD500, and 850 brands to choose from, the options (for him, at least) are endless.
Get the ASOS gift card on their website.
For the cook
This cookbook, despite its ominous name, has over a 100 healthy recipes to reverse and prevent diseases, so you can live a long life in the pink of health, without lifting a finger- your partner will do it all! Lucky you.
Retails on Book Depository for SGD30.