Valentine’s Day is more than just a day for romance. While lovebirds shower each other with affection, many also gather to celebrate single-hood and friendship on this fateful day. Here is a list of gift ideas we would like to share for those with a loved one who loves to workout, a BFF who needs his daily cup of coffee or a friend who lives for an adrenaline rush.
For the Music Lovers
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Music evokes memories. Songs from the past can stir powerful emotions and take you down memory lane, to a time where these melodies struck your heartstrings. Try creating a personalised mix-tape or playlist for your loved ones. It could be a collection of songs you both enjoyed since your first date, or your own covers of your partner’s favourite songs.
Or get inspired by these intriguing gift ideas for your music-loving-friend.
For the Food Gourmets
Organise an omakase style dinner (a Japanese meal customised to the season of the time and your dietary restrictions) and indulge in an experiential session where you allow the chef to surprise you with a menu of Japanese delicacies. Find a list of restaurants that serves omakase here.
For the Adrenaline Junkie
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For those who love the thrills and adrenaline of roller-coaster rides, it is imperative to pay a visit to the theme parks. We recommend visiting the Marina Bay Carnival, currently the largest game carnival in Singapore, with handful of exciting rides and food stalls to keep the thrill-seekers entertained and full.
For the coffee lover
Besides fresh coffee beans and coffee machines, the next best thing to give someone who loves coffee is a tumbler that keeps his/hers hot or cold for a good six hours. And the Thermos® One-Push Tumbler does just that. Lightweight and equipped with vacuum insulation technology, the One-Push Tumbler fuels you with the hot/cold coffee you need as you get through the day.
For the Wanderluster
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The most interesting gift for a wanderluster would probably be a trip to a surprise destination. Keep a mental note of your partner’s favourite travel destinations and seek advice from friends or travel sites for tips on the must-sees and must-eats. It could be as simple as a quick getaway over the Chinese New Year period or a month-long trip to Europe.
For the Gym Buffs
Know a gym buff? He or she will definitely need a new pair of trainers, a gym bag or an annual gym membership for the new year. You can also consider a stylish stainless steel bottle to replace the less eco-friendly plastic bottles thrown away everyday. Grab one that is insulated so that you can easily keep your protein shake/ sports drinks cold for many hours, which means no more lukewarm water after your exercises!
For the Cooking Enthusiasts
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Apart from trying out new recipes, cooking enthusiasts are also on the look-out for beautifully designed and functional cookware. Consider the Thermos® Shuttle Chef® as the perfect cookware for your friend or loved one, especially useful for when it comes to saving time and conserving energy. In addition, the thermal cooker is portable so you can keep your food warm and bring it out for a picnic or potluck session.