While a shiny rock from Swarovski would be a brilliant gift idea, it’s not the smartest one. Why? Because it’s a rock! How thick are you?
Instead, get something that’s of actual use. Food helps too, but that’s so cliche. No, that doesn’t mean you show up with a pair of handcuffs and a whip, calm down. Have a look at the things we have for you in our fantastic 11 list.
*Additional words: Megha Monga Anand
1) OnePlus 5T Lava Red (₹37,999)
So, OnePlus keeps breaking hearts by launching the sexy 5T in different suits. First it was the gorgeous Midnight Black, then came the stunning Star Wars Edition in white and now what you have is a Lava Red edition. Everything else about the phone remains the same. You still get the stunningly quick Snapdragon 835 processor, that crisp 6.01in 18:9 AMOLED display, 8GBs of RAM and 128GBs of storage for your selfies. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect gift? So buy it and let the lava flow.
2) CREATIVE MUVO 2C (₹4999)
Set the room on fire (not literally) and put on some good ol’ John Mayer. Whether you dance to Your Body is a Wonderland or Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, the Muvo will keep you in the mood for a good five hours. You also get an app that lets you tune the sound to your liking.
3) FIIL IICON (₹17,499)
If you’re in a more mature relationship and have moved past the dancing phase, the Fiil IIcons should be the perfect gift that allows a bit of personal space between you and your lover. It’s got active noise cancellation (very important for relationships) and supports high-resolution file formats too
4) RED RADIO TEAPOT (₹2999)
Prefer sipping tea on the balcony while cuddling together rather than getting wasted in a noisy nightclub? Well, not exciting. Let the Red Radio add a bit of excitement then. With its retro looks, this teapot might not play When Chai Met Toast, but will keep your tea as hot as you two.
5) GPO 746 ROTARY RED TELEPHONE (₹4949)
There’s just too much smart in the world these days. You might disagree after a quick glance at your partner, but that’s not what we’re on about. If your partner is an 80’s kid, he/she will surely remember those cool rotary phones. Give them a nice bright red piece of their bachpan with the 746.
6) NANOLEAF AURORA (₹19,300)
These app-controlled smart leaves light up in any colour you want and set the mood in the room. There’s different modes for you to tinker with, and you can set the brightness levels too. Just add the Nanoleaf Rhythm Sound module to make them dance in sync with the music.
7) FABRIANO CALLIGRAPHY FOLDER (₹2650)
This one is slightly different. You can gift yourself this magic folder that will teach you calligraphy, thus enabling you to send fancy looking letters to your beloved. Or be a smarty and gift them this and then demand a fancy looking letter from them. Either way, it’s a win-win.
8. iPAD COZY STAND (₹3800)
iOS tech always needs something extra: you need to make sure you show your bae’s iLove some iLoving. So, if a midnight Netflix binge is the perfect V Day for you, this huggable Cozy Stand is a handy little accessory that holds the iPad while you two binge away together. Viewing angle is adjustable, so you can focus solely on the cuddles.
9. Daniel Wellington Watches (from ₹10,000)
No matter how many smartwatches you own, there’s always room for the ticking of an old-school Analog. The genuine leather straps and precise timekeeping makes for a great tick-tock gift for both him and her. Besides, an Analog will allow you to value every precious second with your lover, instead of sending a reminder nudge to go take a walk. Take a hike (just for a day), Apple watch!
10. Nomad Wallet Case for iPhone X (₹4800)
The worst thing about going out is to carry the shebang along. For an adventurous girl, her phone, credit card and a little cash would be enough to step out. Clutter-free, hand-free, fancy-free and fully functional - that’s our kinda girl! The subtle tan of this phone case also speaks class, so does her taste in men, if she’s dating you, but that’s a discussion to have another day…
11. Versace Revive (Price on Request)
Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is all about the colour Red! But if that red comes with the looks and price tag of this Versace timepiece, perception changes for the better. The Medusa head is a sure-shot way to win some extra brownie points. The 35 mm two-tone steel case, the lizard effect scarlet leather strap, a crystal cabochon set on the winder and the mirror finish dial just add to the elegance.