8 gifts perfect for your Valentine

Forget the cliche chocolates and flowers this Valentine’s Day. That’s old school, and generic.

Valentine's Day gifts 2014

Heed Michelle Goh’s (Founder of dating agency, CompleteMe) advice on Valentine’s gifts – “buy something that will last” – with these 8 ideas that would be perfect for surprising your date or other-half with!

Consider their interests and grant them a day to remember.

Catch the theatre
If your date appreciates theatre, “Scroll” will be a relevant piece to catch. They say communication is key to healthy relationships, right? Since the days of snail mail, radio dedications to Facebook statuses, how have we too changed with the times in the way we communicate? Scroll explores that.

Bond over sports
Have a sporty date and you’re sure they’d be sporting enough to try out a new sport? Sign them up for body zorbing – sounds odd but it’ll make for a fun episode to reminisce and laugh about.

Soak in the music
Is he/she into the international alternative music scene? Culture Clash Festival looks to be a smashing event with an international lineup and an open-minded festival vibe with 5 live acts and 4 DJ acts to catch. Latin, afro, batucada, soul, funk, brass – the list is certainly music to the discerning ears.

One for the techies
Hackathons, developers, technology, connectivity – if those words are oft mentioned by your other half and they’re interested in the travel industry then you definitely want to get them a ticket to the MICE coLAB 2014 workshop and hackathon.

Gotta love cycling
For your other half who’s into you and cycling, you could both cycle the night away and into the dawn at See and Be Seen, Singapore’s first night cycling initiative. What more, be part of its cause in educating foreign workers from the construction industry to ride safely at night.

Designers at heart
Three renowned and influential international guest speakers in the design space will be present at this year’s Furniture Design Forum (FDF), the anchor event of the Singapore Design Week (SDW). If your Valentine has a keen eye for design, this interactive forum is sure to swoon their heart over.

Party the night together
Hideout returns with its second instalment after the success of its first. Another secret location to be revealed and another solid mix of music and lights to keep you and your love interest busy on the dance floor till 6am.

Movie buff’s delight
This March across four weekends, The Painted Ladies, a local documentary celebrating the stories of women who’ve overcome their darkest moments through embracing forgiveness, love and self-worth, debuts together with the screening of two other inspirational movies along the same themes. Quick, grab a ticket for your popcorn-loving movie buff and you could set yourself up in line for four more dates beyond Valentine’s.

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Claire Ding

Claire Ding is the Community Manager at ticketing platform Peatix in Singapore. She runs a community event for organisers, Backstage Pass , where organisers connect with others and learn tips on event management. Quite the thrill-seeker, Claire’s gone skydiving, bungee jumping, and enjoys anything that puts her on edge (quite literally), it’s no wonder she’s in the business of events with never a dull moment!