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Valentine's Day gift ideas

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
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A heart-shaped Valentine's Day gift box.
A heart-shaped Valentine's Day gift box.
A heart-shaped Valentine's Day gift box.

American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz said it best: "All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." It is the season for lovers. Valentine's Day is around the corner, so here are some gift ideas for that special someone in your life.


You can't go wrong watches, bags, gadget cases, to name a few. Don't hold back.

Get crafty

The rock has a plethora of talented individuals with unique and personalised items to put that spark in your lover's eyes. Arthur Fearon, for example, makes boxes that can be personalised with initials, hearts, or anything you desire. Perfect for jewellery, cards or small items.

Bring on the bling

If you want to step it up a notch, get her something from Pandora - they are sentimental and says that she is special. For your prince charming, a stainless steel bracelet will 'arrest' his heart.

Goodie bag

Be creative, and think outside the box, bearing in mind, size does not matter. Here's a head start - chocolate, teddy bear, flowers, alcoholic beverages, sexy underwear, your partner's favourites snacks, fragrances - you get the picture.

A cute little one

If your Valentine has a soft spot for furry friends such as dogs and cats, go to the nearest shelter and adopt a bundle of joy.

Sweet goodness

Pastry shops, such as Sugabuzz and Chocolate Dreams, will be offering decadent goodies to satisfy any and every sweet tooth. Don't be afraid to explore the sweeter side of life. If you can't handle all that sugar, a more natural approach with fruits can be taken. Edible arrangements from Truly Fruitrageous is a perfectly refreshing choice.

His and hers

Not many things say I am yours or be mine better than matching items - mugs, watches, T-shirts. Be sure to use and wear them at the same time for a 'greater' show.

Ga-ga for gadgets

This is a no-brainer. Men especially love toys and we women could use a little technological help every now and then. If your lover already has the preferred device, upgrade it.

Tried and tested

Since day one, flowers - red roses to be specific - and chocolate have been staples for Valentine's Day. So if it is that you are not yet familiar with the taste of your significant other, go for the oldie but goodie - gorgeous flowers and classy chocolate.