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Valentine’s Day 2021: Gift ideas, tips & tricks

Don't panic about Valentine's Day this year. Here's your guide to buying romantic gifts, finding things to do and generally winning at Valentine's Day. You've got this.

Come February 14th each year, couples wonder if their other half is planning everything, singles loudly express their distaste for the “Hallmark Holliday” and let’s not even get started on people who just started dating and now have to navigate a relationship land mine with more precision than a bomb disposal squad.

But it doesn’t have to be that stressful! Just do whatever makes you and your partner happy – and if you’re single, celebrate yourself! Whether you want to go nuts with a hot air balloon ride and wine or just want to spend the night in with pizza (and probably still wine), Valentine’s Day can be whatever you damn well, please.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

A Celebration of Love by the Lake: Valentine`s Day Dinner in Tagaytay
A Celebration of Love by the Lake: Valentine`s Day Dinner in Tagaytay

Metrodeal

Fresh Flower Rose Lamp Home Fragrance Diffuser
Fresh Flower Rose Lamp Home Fragrance Diffuser

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Huawei Nova 7i 8GB RAM - 128GB ROM with Free Smart Sim Card and A2 Pro Bluetooth Speaker

Lazada Philippines

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Women's UA HOVR Phantom 2 Running Shoes

Under Armour Philippines

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Valentine's Day Gift Set (Black)

Charles and Keith PH

A Celebration of Love by the Lake: Valentine`s Day Dinner in Tagaytay
A Celebration of Love by the Lake: Valentine`s Day Dinner in Tagaytay

Metrodeal

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Makita 66138 Power tools set (Drill and Saw)

Shopee Philippines

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Huawei Nova 7i 8GB RAM - 128GB ROM with Free Smart Sim Card and A2 Pro Bluetooth Speaker

Lazada Philippines

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music / GPS / Smart Watch
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music / GPS / Smart Watch

Zalora PH

De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine
De'Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine

Amazon Philippines

Men's UA HOVR Infinite 3 Camo Running Shoes
Men's UA HOVR Infinite 3 Camo Running Shoes

Under Armour Philippines

L109 PRO GPS 5G WIFI 800M FPV With 4K HD Camera
L109 PRO GPS 5G WIFI 800M FPV With 4K HD Camera

Banggood

Colorblock Plaid Patchwork Fleece Hooded Shirt Jacket
Colorblock Plaid Patchwork Fleece Hooded Shirt Jacket

Zaful


How to choose a Valentine’s Day gift

How long have you been dating for?

Only been dating for a few months? Maybe skip on something overly expensive and romantic, and opt for something you can do together as a couple. Of course, if you’ve been dating for a few years and your budget persists, you can opt for something a little more fancy.

Personality, personality, personality.

Hopefully if you’ve been dating for a while, you have some idea of their personality and what makes them tick. Get all psychological on them and find the WHY of how they spend their time. Do they exercise a lot? It could be because they love getting physical in the outdoors, are a high achiever in all things (including their body), or they place a high value on image. Or it could be all three. Asking the why will help you unlock personality ticks and find the perfect gift – even if it has nothing to do with where you originally started.

Age matters. But not as much as you think.

What’s more important is the life stage they’re at. Are they at university? Working full time? About to welcome in their first child – or grandchild? Numerical age isn’t as important as life stage.

Hobbies. Or more importantly, what do they want to do but haven’t done so yet?

Hobbies are an easy and obvious place to scrape ideas from. And hey, it works for a reason! A snowboarder will never say no to a new pair of goggles and a budding MasterChef will love the gourmet ingredients you got them. But if you want to go a step further, what’s the one thing they want to do but haven’t yet? Recently, an article on the 37 questions to ask to fall in love with anyone went viral. One of the questions was “Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?” Find this out and you’ve hit present finding gold.


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