Valentine’s Day gift guide | The Daily Star
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Valentine’s Day gift guide

February 14 — a day to celebrate love. Being in love is a beautiful feeling and this date is a reminder to express our emotions, to show our significant other how much they truly mean. Making an effort is a precious gesture; which is why we want you to find a gift that will translate your affection to the one you love so dearly.

Although picking a gift can often be tricky, it really is the thought that counts. Consider your budget, your partners' likes/dislikes, their wish-list, hobbies and evaluate to form an idea on what would make them feel appreciated. If you're still lost on what to get your beloved this Valentine's Day, we're here with a quick gift guide, for both him and her, that will assist you in making them feel the most special.

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If you're planning to spoil your man with something fancy, nothing is more befitting than a wristwatch. Most men appreciate a nice watch, making it an excellent gift-choice. While selecting one, it's a good idea to keep your partner's brand, colour, style and size preferences in mind.


Just like watches, men love perfumes. A good fragrance is sure to make them ecstatic. Usually, men are quite particular about their perfume, so, it's safer to pick one with notes that your partner typically wears.

Pro-tip: Gift one that he's known to love or has been eyeing for a while!


Some of the best gifts for men are gadgets and accessories. Most men are into tech-gadgets. If you have a solid budget, you may consider splurging on a smartphone, PS5 (once the price becomes normal of course), laptop or any other device that he'd find useful and enjoyable. If the budget's tighter, don't sweat, because there are still some great choices out there. Wireless earbuds, smart bands, speakers are just a few of the many options available, depending on what your partner would be delighted to have.

Grooming sets

Gift sets are a saviour when you cannot seem to wrap your head around what to get. For men, brands typically offer sets which include a handful of items, such as shaving foams, aftershaves, hair gels, body sprays and more, which are perfect for your man's daily grooming sessions.


Chocolates and flowers

The simplest yet most special thing to do is to just shower your lady with flowers and chocolates. Easy on your wallet as well, this is the quintessential V-Day present! Not to mention girls love the little things that express your effort. You cannot go wrong with getting your partner's favourite chocolates and a pleasing flower bouquet to make her day!


When they say 'diamonds are a girl's best friend,' they're not wrong! If you're in the place to splurge on your lady, a beautiful adornment is an impeccable choice. It, of course, does not necessarily have to be embedded with diamonds; any fine piece of jewellery is sure to make your lady's eyes sparkle.


Handbags are adored by women. From purses to totes, there's so many to choose from! Notice the style of bags your partner usually carries, the brands she admires, the colours she prefers and select one which ticks off her criteria. A beautiful bag is definitely a lovely gift!

Makeup products

Ladies love their makeup, making it an exciting present for your lady-love. You can purchase individual items (such as eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks etc.) or pick a gift set that includes a few things in one. Makeup products vary in price-range too, so you're sure to find one that'll match your budget.

Pro Tip: Buying makeup can be confusing. Take her sister's/friends' help to know what she'd like best!

Lastly, be thoughtful —

The best gifts are the ones that are thoughtful. No one knows your partner better than you; a gift that conveys how much you're aware of their interests, the effort you're willing give for them and how much you care is something you cannot put a price on. Anything you make with love — whether it's cooking for them, painting an artwork, preparing a box with little things they enjoy — will forever be cherished by your special someone. It's all about making them feel loved.


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