Left it ‘til the last minute to show you care? Don’t fret: we’ve got a round-up of Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy online and have delivered before February 14.
These bouquets by new start-up BYDEAU have the wow factor. They’re modern twists on the classics — think deep red roses combined with bright red tulips and hydrangeas — for a flower delivery that will really make a statement. The Sweetheart Bouquet ($800) is a very pretty bunch that comes tied in an eye-catching black-and-white ribbon — a thoughtful finishing touch. Online ordering makes things nice and simple, too.
Wear your heart on your sleeve with a sentimental yet funky piece of artwork from Hong Kong creative Love My Designs. You can choose to personalize the prints—with your names and anniversary date in a heart-shaped arrangement for example—or opt for one of the pre-made greeting-card style sayings instead. All personalization can be arranged online and via email. From $500.
Still have to buy that all-important card? Don’t worry, the justWink app comes to the rescue of all you Generation Z whiz kids. Download the app and quick-as-you-like you can be pinging your message off to the object(s) of your affections. You’ll find an e-card to suit every sentiment: from romantic and saucy, to downright rude. If you’re a serial Tinderer, purchase the “Valentine Goodness” pack and you’ll get 12 cards to mail out for just $15.
Thought Valentine’s Day was all about eating out? Think again: February 14 is one of the busiest days for meals-on-wheels concept Secret Ingredient as couples opt to for a cozy night in and a homemade meal. The menu this year is pretty special, with a Surf and Turf menu ($500 for two) featuring wagyu steak and scallops, plus chocolate fondants to finish. It’s a gourmet meal you can whip up in minutes — leaving more time for, well, other things.
This is something a bit special: personalized champagne bottles delivered to your beloved’s door from The Champagne and Gift Company. Devise any message you wish to have printed on your label of either champagne or prosecco, decide on your packaging (the wooden presentation box is a nice touch), add any extras like glasses, and — hey presto — one classy gift.
Put all your romantic eggs in one basket with the luxury boxes from Gift Hampers Hong Kong. Whether your heart’s desire is for champagne by candlelight, or racy lingerie coupled with a copy of “50 Shades”, the gifts come all dressed up in one nice, neat package that’s available at the click of a button.
Now this will sweep your sweetheart off their feet: luxurious heart-shaped, artisanal chocolates from The Peninsula. What’s the big deal? Other than the fact that a dozen chocolate gems cost $1,800, this box of deliciousness will be hand-delivered to the object of your desires by an iconic Peninsula pageboy. If you feel like dropping some real cash, add on a Rolls-Royce chauffeur to the hotel and a five-course, poolside candlelit dinner.
Treat yourself too with a gift that you can enjoy together from Spoilt. Choose from a completely diverse — and sometimes off-the-wall — selection of couples’ experiences: paint each other’s portraits; get the adrenaline pumping with some abseiling and ziplining; indulge in a wine, beer or sake body spa treatment; or go baller and charter a private helicopter around Hong Kong. The only limit here is your budget!
#happinessfloats — or so the saying goes at balloon delivery company Molala. Choose from a ginormous bouquet of pink balloon hearts (from $1,280), inflatable red letters spelling out the word “Love” (from $700) or one giant balloon filled with red feathers (from $352). Who wouldn’t be happy to receive such a buoyant gift?
Need a gift that you can eat? Roll with the times and pick out a fresh fruit bouquet instead from Edible Arrangements where gifts start from $568. Red roses are replaced by chocolate-covered fruit lollipops (pineapple, strawberry, apple and more), fruit shaped into hearts and truffles on sticks — all cutely packaged in quaint red flower pots and tins. Simple selection boxes of dipped fruit or decadent truffles are also available.
Still scratching your head? Let your better half choose their own present with a shopping voucher from Giftwell. Pick from a whole host of participating stores including fashion, food, home and beauty retailers, then simply select the amount you wish to gift and decide where to send it. It can be a virtual gift via email or the certificate can come in a nice presentation box. An easy present that ensures you can’t go wrong.