MANILA, Philippines – Here’s a guide for one of the toughest things to decide on: the proper gift.
Of course, this gift list isn’t just for romantic pairs: you’re more than welcome to give them to just about anyone you consider significant in your life.
One of a kind jewelry
Jewelry is as synonymous to courtship as flowers and chocolates but don’t write it off as cliché just yet. If you’re tired of the standard boutique options, wrap up a pair of personalized ones instead.
Istorya Creations is a local brand that offers a selection of bespoke “His and Hers” pieces made with rustic materials like leather, copper, and stainless steel.
Each piece is handcrafted so you can be sure that whatever it is you give your partner, it’ll just be between you two.
If you’ve reached a point in your relationship where you’ve practically synced each other’s calendars, take it a step further and get matching planners too. Not just to align with each other’s daily schedules, but to share future plans as well.
Rappler Shop’s Be The Good Organizer will challenge you both to stick to your agenda and make a difference while you’re at it. Use special pages like the “Be The Good Board” and “My Mood Meter” page, and create goal lists as constant reminders of the things you value most as a couple.
This month, you’ll even be able to purchase two organizers for only P899. Now that’s fate.
Out of the box date night
If you’re not the gift-giving kind, share a new skill instead. Skip the fancy dinner and learn to cook gourmet yourselves.
The Cookery Place at the Fort offers a series of classes for couples throughout February. Lessons include Mediterranean, French, and Italian cuisine, as well as a wine appreciation class for a fee of P5,000/pair. Visit their website for the schedule and details for signing up.
Wear your feelings
Poke fun at your similarities and differences as a couple and pick Mood Meter T-shirts that best describe each of your default dispositions.
There’s “Amused” for the easily entertained, “Don’t Care” for those who passive-aggressively ignore texts, “Angry” for people with a short fuse, and “Inspired” for couples who still get kilig at every date.
Vintage meets modern
It’s like a meme on a mug.
They say no relationship is complete without laughter so humor yourselves with some Victorian-designed mugs from Quirks. Whether you use them for breakfast in bed or any regular coffee-and-go morning, the witty designs on these mugs will be sure to brighten your day.
February gives you the last few cool weeks before December but who doesn’t want to stay warm on the day of hearts?
Stay cozy with either one of these Rappler x Straightforward hoodies before spending a cozy date night in. Both the black zip hoodie and grey pullover are made with a soft fleece fabric so you’ll surely both be comfortable. Now it’s just a matter of picking the movies to watch and snacks to gorge on.
Got other sweet and unique gift ideas? Share them with us in the comments section below.— Rappler.com
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