Valentine’s Day 2024: Where to Buy Gifts That Are Local and Practical
by: The Beat Asia
February 12, 2024
Feeling a bit uncertain about what to get your significant other this Valentine’s Day? While cards and flowers are nice, there’s more to this occasion than the usual. In this day and age, being practical and choosing gifts that your bae can actually use or cherish for memories is essential. And, of course, there’s nothing sweeter than giving gifts that are distinctly Filipino. So, expect this list to showcase gifts from local brands.
Ready? Check out The Beat Asia’s recommendations below.
A Wine Bottle from Woomera Wines
No romantic night is complete without a glass of red (or two)! This Valentine's, opt for Woomera Wines, an authentic Australian wine, a quality product of San Miguel Corporation. Crafted with the Filipino palate in mind, Woomera Wines' diverse collection offers something for all types of wine drinkers.
Share that perfect sip with Cabernet Merlot, a medium red wine perfect for steak night. For something lighter, go for the vibrantly fruity Sweet Red Wine or Sauvignon Blanc, a dry light white wine. Other flavors include the semi-sweet spritz Rosé, the White Moscato, and the Woomera Premium (Cabernet Sauvignon) — a complex fusion of dark berries, chocolate, and spice. With convenient canned options and a commitment to quality, Woomera makes every moment "worth-wine.” Get to know more about their wines at www.woomerawines.com.ph.
No. 03 Patchouli at the Temple by Saan Saan
Burning a scented candle is an easy way to make a room feel cozy and tranquil. If you’re partner’s feeling stressed lately, a scented candle might just be the perfect Valentine’s gift to cheer them up. Saan Saan’s No. 03 Patchouli at the Temple (P950) boasts fresh notes of patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood, and lavender, all of which will help transform your partner’s bedroom into an “ancient city of spring.” For queries and concerns, email [email protected].
Pearl Charms Collection Necklace by Tala by Kyla
There is nothing more Filipino than a pearl. Win your partner’s heart all over by giving them a fashionable Pearl Charms Collection Necklace from Tala by Kyla. It’s available in eight different styles: Moon, Clover, Starfish, Evil Eye, Butterfly, Transform, Seashell, and Star. The best part? The product comes in a gift box with a free random freebie. Contact 0916 559 3391 for more info.
The Happy Farmer by Billy Abogadie
Paintings depict narratives that resonate across generations. If your partner has a hankering for all things art, get them Billy Abogadie’s "The Happy Farmer" (P9,600) painting. It features a portrait of a Filipina farmer who shows resilience and strength amid the challenges of day-to-day life. Follow Filipino Art on Instagram to get dibs on its latest offerings.
Radiant Grace Night Cream by Human Nature
Human Nature’s Radiant Grace Night Cream is the product you get for the person who wants firmer skin without a ton of steps involved. Packed in a 45ml container, this skincare product includes lavender extract, olive leaf extract, jojoba oil, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, all of which are beneficial for achieving younger-looking skin. For more information, contact (02) 8-784-7700.
Honey Blooms by Bows & Stems
Bows & Stems elevates any occasion with their stunning floral arrangements, gift sets, and more. Surprise your sweetheart this V-Day with the charming "Honey Blooms," a delightful bouquet nestled in a premium box, or opt for a unique wooden crate (pssst, we have a giveaway here) filled with seasonal blooms, sweet treats, and other delights. You can also personalize your gift and add in other items such as perfumes, fruits, and other ornaments with Bows & Stems' customization options.
Enjoy the convenience of free delivery within Metro Manila and select areas in Luzon! For inquiries, contact Bows & Stems via Viber at 0917 874 1260 or email [email protected].
Staycation at The Bayleaf Intramuros
What can be more romantic than an overnight staycation on Valentine’s Day? The Bayleaf Intramuros offers a premium staycation experience with comfortable beds, air conditioning, WiFi, and the star of the show: a picturesque view of Metro Manila. The bonus is the hospitable staff who will welcome and assist you throughout your stay. For inquiries, call (02) 5318 5000.
Boracay Getaway via Klook
With summer just around the corner, exciting travel deals are surfacing. Surprise your partner with a getaway to Boracay with Klook’s exclusive offer. The 30-day pass allows flexibility in choosing and enjoying island activities like island hopping, sunset cruises, parasailing, helmet diving, and more. Email [email protected] for questions and concerns.
Colourette’s Sky Dye in Rocket
If your partner has been dying to change their hair color, head straight to Colourette’s website to shop for the Sky Dye Hair. This product is a nourishing semi-permanent dye that gives a shiny cobalt blue color to the hair. Note that your partner’s hair needs to be bleached beforehand for the color to be visible. Follow Colourette on Instagram for more information.
42% Milk Chocolate 1kg Coins
Melt your bae’s heart with chocolates from Auro Chocolate. This Philippine-born company sells a variety of sweets, including the 42% Milk Chocolate 1kg Coins, crafted from cacao beans from Davao. It’s available in three options: Gluten Free, Peanut Free, and Treenut Free. Follow Auro Chocolate on Instagram for the latest updates.
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