Love is everywhere – often it’s not particularly dignified or noteworthy but it’s always there in the simple and mundane.
Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas where you do not have to break the bank to celebrate your person on this special day.
Whether you and your partner are the adventurous types, the homebody or the flossy-flossy, we’ve got you covered with each price tag.
One of the best gifts would be handmade flower bouquets. Instead of paying an exorbitant price for a bouquet, why not have a hand in making your own? My go-to would be GG Fresh Flowers, a wholesale market that imports exquisite flowers from all over the world. Typically, on Valentine’s Day, 20 stalks of roses would cost approximately $60-$80 and bouquet wrappings are available. If not, Far East Flora is having early access promotions of up to $30 off on their bouquets.
An edge above the rest, Windflower Florist’s bouquets are trusted by corporations and featured in magazines for their double-sided wrapping. Get their bouquets and preserved flowers for just below $200 and enjoy 10% off their Valentine’s Day Bouquets with code VDAY23.
Specially curated by artisanal flower growers, Humid House and Charlotte Puxley create one-of-a-kind bouquets that can be purchased online or on special request. Prices start from $100+ for small arrangements and $250+ for special arrangements.
i. Chocolates: Nothing tastes better than good old-fashioned chocolates that will melt the heart of your lover. Mr. Bucket’s chocolates take a modern twist with fun and classy flavours like Calamansi Surprise, Caramel Whisky, Negroni Classic and more for $25 a box. For a taste of home, order Awfully Chocolate’s valentine’s selection of chocolates and cakes starting from $22.
ii. Gift Assortments: Take the uncommon route to get unique gifts at Uncommon Goods. From DIY hot sauce and bath bomb kits to murder mystery case file games, you’ll be in for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure with your partner starting from $21.
i. Selfridges: When it comes to Valentine’s Day presents for the lady, Selfridges is the perfect place to shop and shipping is prompt. Get exclusive products, bags, jewellery, to her doorstep nicely wrapped from $100.
ii. COS Stores, Buck Mason & The Prestigious: Get your man a head-to-toe makeover with fine clothes and accessories at COS, Buck Mason and The Prestigious. Made for the modern-day powerhouse or the high-flyer, starting from $100 to $6,000.
i. Franco-Asian: If you are looking for fine dining foods at an affordable price, then The Masses, a Franco-Asian restaurant will be the place to be this Valentine’s. Stay tuned for their Valentine’s Day set menu on their website.
ii. Japanese: Have fresh seafood Omakase set for just $78 per person at Sushi Raku, or their Aburi Chirashi Don made with special vinegar rice at just $25. Pair your dish with hot sake for just $10 to warm your night.
i. French: Cozy up at Clos Pasoh for a night of French revelry at $128++ per person. Tuck into Coconut & Lobster Bisque Steamed Lobster Dumpling, Beef Tenderloin Roasted with Black Kampot Pepper & Foie Gras Sauce and more and pair it with a selection of 1,350 wines.
ii. Sunset Cruise: Sail away and enjoy sunset hues with dinner served on Royal Albatross. From $395/pax, the 2.5 hours cruise consists of a special 5-course meal, welcome mocktail, free-flow house champagne, drinks and a 3-rose bouquet.
i. Free Activities: The best things in life are free – have a picnic and kite flying session in Marina Barrage, a walk at Tanjong Rimau beach or a simple bed and breakfast at home while watching movies.
ii. Activities Assortment: When in doubt, Seek Sophie for date ideas and activities. They promise to re-invent every date to make it memorable and exciting. Activities start as low as $25 per person.
i. Couple Spa: Indulge in a 2.5-hour Weekday Couple Retreat at the Aramsa Garden Spa, choose from 5 different treatments that promise rejuvenation at its best. Priced at $698 per couple.
ii. Glamping In The Wild: Have a wild time at the Singapore Zoo with a one-night stay in a dome tent at Pavilion by the Lake which includes a bed, fan & décor, park admission, guided tours, breakfast and dinner at $1,599 (up to 4 pax).