Show your special someone how much you care with a thoughtful gift this Valentine’s Day. From cool gadgets for coffee-lovers to luxurious Korean skincare, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts to put a smile on their face and save you any last-minute scrambling.
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Say “I love you” with sparkles by giving this necklace from Swarovski, (27,500), which is crafted into the shape of an infinity symbol intertwined with a heart to signify your everlasting bond. Undeniably a symbol of devotion, this utterly romantic, rose gold-plated piece is versatile enough to pair with everything from a date night gown to a crisp button-up shirt for the office.
Make your romantic memories last with this adorable instant camera, (17,270), which comes with an in-built brightness sensor and different shooting modes, such as the selfie setting. It’s available in a range of colours, including pink, blue and purple to add a pop of colour to any moment. The Instax Mini is so popular that your loved one will also have no problem finding film refills at many photography or stationery shops around Hong Kong.
It’s one of those gifts for men that never goes out of fashion: this set of grooming essentialsfrom luxury barbershop Handsome Factory (12,010) will ensure that your beard stays looking suave long after Valentine’s Day. As well as a cleansing beard wash, there’s also a concentrated beard oil to conditiostrands and a boar bristle beard brush to tackle tangles.
Eat as much as your heart desires at The Place, where the international buffet spread (17,600) includes delights such as fresh seafood, Peking duck and more. Hosted in The Place’s light-filled space in the Cordis Hotel, this gift certificate snags entitles them to a two-and-a-half hour dining session between Monday and Friday (except public holidays) – perfect if your partner prefers an experience to a product.
Spoil your partner with this five-piece beauty set (15,620), which draws on the best scientific research Korean skincare has to impart. The set includes a toner, two essences, a cream and an emulsion that work together to refresh dull and unevenly textured skin by strengthening its barrier with antioxidant ingredients. The secret is in each product’s core ingredient, Cytosis, which is derived from fermenting 88 kinds of roots, stems, flowers and seeds to obtain skin-beneficial yeast metabolites, touted for their ageing properties.
Enhance the romance of a night in with this elegant bottle of bubbles, (13,280) crafted by French maison Perrier-Jouët. Combining the house’s famed Chardonnay-driven Grand Brut with a blend of pinot noir and pinot meunier, the cuvée’s rich taste and charming pink appearance makes for the perfect addition to any dinner table. Pop the cork and raise a glass (or several) to your continued love story.
If your partner’s been training hard – for the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon this month, for example – this percussive massager (16,390) will help ease their aches and pains. With numerous massage tips and five different vibration settings, this handy device is capable of targeting even the most stubborn knots to aid recovery. This next-gen device is quiet, compact, and even comes in a smart storage box, making it easy to pack into a suitcase and take on your travels.
The coffee lover in your life will love this handy piece of brewing gear, (23,800). With similar dimensions to a water bottle and compatible with Nespresso pods, this portable machine is ideal for hikers, road trippers and campers who love a quality cuppa on the go. It can also be used to make an iced coffee - ideal for a pick-me-up on a hot summer’s day at the beach.
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