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Thanks to the kind folks at Filmgarde Cineplexes, we were privileged to have been invited to the Singapore Gala Premiere of Fagara and truly, we had such an enjoyable and emotional experience at the theatre that we just have to share our personal view and opinion of the movie.

Fagara, co-produced by Ann Hui and Julia Chu, is the screen adaptation of Amy Cheung’s novel “My Spicy Love.” The movie is written and directed by Heiward Mak and stars Hong Kong’s Sammi Cheng, Megan Lai from Taiwan, Li Xiaofeng from mainland China, and a guest appearance by Andy Lau.

Fagara will be released in the theatres on 12 September 2019.


Our Personal View & Opinion of Fagara

After the movie, we asked ourselves this question, “Would we have spent the money to watch this movie if we haven’t been invited?” Our honest answer would be, “No” and it’s not because the movie isn’t great. We swear the movie is really excellent but because there hasn’t been much attention given to films like these; we would have instantly overlooked it and gone for the usual blockbusters instead (think Disney, Marvel, DreamWorks, Universal, Warner Bros).

Hence, Fagara is like a hidden gem that’s competing for the world’s attention alongside the big industry players and we feel compelled to share about this movie because there are just so many valuable lessons within the short time span of close to 2 hours. If Fagara was available on mid to long haul flights and accompanied with a brief write-up on the in-flight magazine, I’m pretty sure I would have watched it. In fact, if Fagara was available on Netflix or the likes, its reach might be even greater.

For us, we personally like the movie because of its heartwarming and candid storytelling approach. We were fully engaged throughout and it was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride that left tears rolling down our cheeks. Though the movie is mainly in Cantonese and Mandarin, English subtitles are available.

Our Personal Rating

4.5/5

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Movie Synopsis

After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father’s debt, she must reunite with them to run the family’s hot pot restaurant. While the androgynous Taiwan sister is plagued by her toxic relationship with her mother, the fashionista sister from China is trying to fend off her grandmother’s pressure to get married. Meanwhile, she is striving to unshackle herself from her ex-boyfriend in order to start a new relationship.

Sweep the clouds away with sunny days ahead with the world’s first Sesame Street Run Tour making its stop in Singapore as part of its Southeast Asia tour following a successful run in the Philippines earlier this month.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Sesame Street Run will make its debut on our sunny island on 17 November 2019 at Our Tampines Hub (OTH).

Tickets go on sale from now till 30 September 2019 via sesamestreetrun.com.

Fans of the popular American children’s television show can relive their childhood memories by meeting their beloved Sesame Street characters up close without having to make a trip to the US. The 50th anniversary celebrations doesn’t just stop in Singapore. More joy will be spread across to other neighbouring countries such Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia when they host their respective Sesame Street Run events in 2020 next year.

In contrast to other running events, the Sesame Street Run promises a fun-packed day with loads of activities for the whole family! The five kilometre family run caters to all ages, from first timers to experienced runners.

Witness the star studded line up of your favourite Sesame Street characters such as Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and many more!

For families with younger children and grandparents in tow, the run will also have separate three and one kilometre leisure walks so everyone can cross the finishing line together!

The 50th year run will have all participants witness a giant birthday cake blowout and be flagged-off with a countdown by Sesame Street’s very own Count Von Count.

Additionally, guests signing up will also get to experience fun activities and themed Sesame Street carnival games and quizzes as well as photo opportunities with their favourite Sesame Street characters.

TICKETING DETAILS

The five kilometre Sesame Street run offers attractive merchandise with different ticket categories that will have you spoilt for choice.

With categories ranging from $42 to $126, each ticket category will come with a myriad of colourful items that will have you squealing with delight such as a dri-fit Sesame Street t-shirt, a Sunny Day’s medal, a smart scarf, a pair of socks, a sweatband and more.

An e-certificate will also be sent upon completion of the run.



Triathlons, as a sport, are growing in popularity, as evidenced by the increasing number of big competitions held all over the world. Not everyone who joins these events aims to win, but everyone does make it a goal to finish the race. For beginners, training for a triathlon is a step-by-step process that starts with a visit to the doctor for a health check.

If you’ve recently found yourself interested in training for a triathlon, be armed with some basic knowledge below.

The Gear

After getting a clean bill of health from the doctor, you’ll need to get some basic equipment to start training for your first triathlon. It might be a good idea to borrow some of these equipment for your first few training sessions so that you will have some time to shop around as they tend to be rather pricey.

Essentially, you’ll need the following:

  • Swimsuit, training goggles, a swim cap if you have long hair
  • Cycling shorts or chamois if you have it
  • Running shoes that fit (cycling shoes are optional)
  • A bicycle that suits your preference
  • A water bottle for long bike rides

You will also need access to a swimming pool or at least an open body of water to train for the swimming part of the competition. Look for a pool that’s closest to your home and is open for your preferred hours of training. If you plan to train in open waters, be sure to have someone with you in case of any emergency situations and remember to apply some sunscreen!

The Run

Running can be done practically anywhere, but as always, be sure to stay on the safe side of the road or pathway in order to avoid any unintended injuries. Wear reflective gear when running on the road. The goal of training is to work on your endurance and gradually increase the distance (and time) that you’re able to run comfortably.

In the beginning, start with a full minute of walking followed by a full minute of running. Increase your runs by a minute every week while keeping the same minute of walking breaks in between. You should be able to run at a pace that allows for conversation to be maintained without exerting too much effort.

The Swim

Out of the three sports in the triathlon, the swimming portion requires the most technique. Getting the strokes right from the start will help you swim efficiently and not waste energy; hence, consider hiring a swim coach to help you out. When you’re in the water, find your center, or what is commonly known among swimmers as the “sweet spot.” Once you’ve found it, you can then begin to build your endurance comfortably.

Start with a two-hundred-meter training distance, broken down into four-by-fifty-meter laps with short rests in between. As you start improving your technique, slowly work toward being able to swim the whole distance comfortably without stopping for rest in between each fifty-meter lap. As the race date draws nearer, make time to practice open-water swimming.

The Bike

Before you start cycling, take some time to have your bike checked out so that you can be sure that it operates properly, allows you to get a comfortable position, and has all the safety features you’ll need. Wear a helmet that fits you and sunglasses to keep the glare of the sun out of your eyes. Master some bike-maintenance skills like making minor adjustments or changing a flat tire so that you won’t have to deal with the possibility of being stranded during a race.

During training, focus on your cadence and try to keep it between 80 to 100 comfortably. Choose a route that offers some hills in order to give some intensity to your cycling practice and don’t forget to warm up before hitting the trails.

Recovery Is Important

Recovery periods are as important as the triathlon training itself and it involves more than simply taking time off to lie on the couch. It consists of in-between days of lower-intensity workouts, lifestyle amendments to include a healthier diet and high-quality sleep, and time for massage, stretching, and compression sessions. During recovery, your body is working on rejuvenation to prepare for more intense training sessions.

Training for a triathlon requires plenty of preparation and a good deal of perseverance. Find a coach or training partner to help you train the right way and keep things fun. More importantly, keep a positive attitude! Every great athlete started somewhere, and you’re only just beginning to work on your fitness potential!

A combination of beauty, power and a touch of the old school is every car-owners dream. The Dodge Charger SRT comes with a lot more than that. It is the ultimate machine that can take you anywhere, from picking your kids from school to a drive on rough terrain. However, it does not come cheap. Apart from the vehicle history, you should know exactly what you are bargaining for before heading to the dealership.

One of the World’s Most Powerful of its Kind

True, the Charger is a sedan after all is said and done. However, it is not your ordinary sedan, it is one of the most powerful and fastest. One of the attributes that place it far ahead of the pack is its top speed that can go up to 204mph.

A Superb Fuel Saver

Muscle car and fuel-saving do not go hand-in-hand but still, it is good to know that the Charger SRT will be a big help to your pocket when it comes to fuel consumption. In other words, what you spent at the car dealership may very well be replaced at the pump – at least part of it. 

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A  Safe Driving Experience

The Charger features a back-up camera and rear parking sensors.  Furthermore, it offers detection for cross-traffic at the rear and has the capacity to prevent forward-collision, courtesy of the brake assist and advance alert and as well as active braking. The four-wheel-drive option also gives you a touch of confidence when cruising in unfavourable weather.

Top of the Range Infotainment

The Dodge Charger SRT is a mobile house of entertainment. The car is fitted with six speakers with SiriusXM, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It also features a 7-inch touchscreen that allows you to control the infotainment system.

Full Comfort for the Driver and Passengers

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The fact that the SRT steering wheel and seats are made of Nappa speaks a lot about the level of comfort the designers had in mind. The seats also come with a heating element and air ventilation. There are ample leg and shoulder room for the driver and as well as the passengers. Even though the trunk is already big enough, the rear seats are foldable, thus adding more trunk space which will come in handy for a long road trip.

Everything Where it Ought to be

Many vehicle manufacturers and designers make the mistake of complicating everything for drivers who are completely new to their latest models. Thankfully, you can get behind the wheel of the SRT and feel like you have been driving it for years. The switchgear process works as it has always done. You will find every gear where you expect it to be. Other functions such as releasing the trunk and hood are as easy as they should have been simply because you would find them exactly where you should. Talk about saving time.

A Unique and Stylish Exterior

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The designers of the Dodge Charger SRT obviously spent a lot of time in their trade. The result was a unique style that is a reminder of car generations gone by but with a completely different style from what the past had to offer. The colour options in which the model comes in leaves the buyer a lot of choices. You can also go for the package that offers a blacktop.

Conclusion

The Dodge Charger SRT is a car to be proud of if you ever wanted to own a sedan that has the power of a horse. The ease of driving, the comfort of the interior, and safety of the drive make it something to wish for. We’re pretty sure the outer appearance of the machine will undoubtedly turn heads.

It is a harsh world out there for people with acne-prone skin. At this point, you already know that breakouts don’t just happen to teenagers. With real-life and stress happening, a rampant breakout here and there are just your typical situation.

You have to understand what triggers your acne so that you can start to fix them. Skincare products like those from Neogen can help you with your acne issues. Sometimes, acne can be due to hormonal fluctuations or imbalances, oil production caused by daily intake of oily food, acne-causing bacteria on the skin or even allergies.

Here are some tips on how you can deal with acne-prone skin.

Be Gentle With Your Cleansing

Cleansing is a significant step in a skincare routine. However, keep in mind that you should never use harsh cleansers because it strips off the natural protective barrier from your skin; making it more vulnerable to harmful bacteria. Soap also has a higher pH, and it can excessively dry and trigger more oil production, thus increasing acne irritation.

Over-washing also causes the skin to overdry and it confuses your oil glands into producing more oil, thus worsening your acne problem. Just wash and cleanse your face twice a day (day and night) will do.

Do Not Exfoliate Your Skin When You Have Acne

It is not advisable to treat your skin harshly when you’re having a breakout. Scrubbing off your pimple will strip away your skin’s barrier, and it will only contribute to further acne breakouts. Even some slight exfoliation is too much for your sensitive skin. Instead, try the opposite approach of scrubbing by treating your acne with gentle products that will promote natural cell turnover. Your skin will definitely thank you for that.

Keep Your Hands-Off

Avoid touching your face if it’s not necessary and if you need to touch your face, remember to sanitise your hands before doing so because additional bacteria from your hands is the last thing your acne-prone skin needs. Never pop or pick your pimples no matter how tempting it is. Squeezing your zits will not only irritate and worsen your breakout but it can also potentially scar you for life.

Avoid Dairy Products

According to research, milk would stimulate oil glands and it could create a breeding ground for your acne. Try to detox and cut out dairy for at least 2-3 weeks and see how your skin reacts to it.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes Regularly

People tend to forget this step and complain about a bad skin day. Makeup brushes accumulate dirt and bacteria so often that it is best to clean them at least twice a week. For sponge and blenders, it is essential to wash them once a week.

Check Your Hair Products

Breaking out on your forehead, neck, and shoulders could be due to the ingredients found in your shampoo and conditioner. Ingredients like artificial fragrances and preservatives can also trigger breakouts. Consider changing your hair care products to paraben-free shampoos and conditioner.

Choose Your Makeup Wisely

Your skin could be acting up because of a makeup product that you just recently bought and use. Having skin that’s prone to acne can be hard to maintain so use mineral-based cosmetics instead because it contains ingredients that would absorb excess oil without clogging up the pores. What’s more, it works best with pimple-prone skin!

Invest in Salicylic Acid Products

Salicylic acid is a natural ingredient that can be derived from plants like the willow bark. Known to be one of the most effective anti-acne ingredients out in the market, it targets acne by keeping out dead skin cells that would clog up the pores and cause a breakout. Salicylic Acid Products are better than benzoyl peroxide because it does not suck moisture from your skin or cause redness and peeling.

Watch Out for Non-Comedogenic Product Claims

Non-comedogenic is another term for saying that your pores won’t be clogged. Currently, there is no official definition of this term from the FDA or an actual ingredient list that proves that the ingredients in a product would not get your pores clogged. What is more important to look out for are oil-free products that do not have added artificial fragrances, harmful ingredients, or preservatives because they are known to cause adverse skin issues.

Conclusion

Acne-prone skin is a real challenge for people all over the world. Fortunately, skincare products like Neogen can help your acne-prone skin. If you’re trying new products, always take note that you should introduce the skincare items one at a time. The slow introduction makes sure your face has got enough time to adjust to it.

Artificial intelligence is gaining rapid attention because it eliminates the necessity for us humans to carry out routine and mundane tasks that cost us time, money, and effort. With artificial intelligence, resource such as time and money can be freed up and allocated to more pressing needs.

What if you could harness the power of artificial intelligence and use it right in your home where you can enjoy personalised comfort, savings on energy usage, and a smart home experience?

With Ambi Climate, you can now enjoy 24/7 seamless thermal comfort right in your cosy home because it upgrades your existing remote-controlled air conditioner with Artificial Intelligence and it does so by controlling your air-conditioner remotely.

How does Ambi Climate work?

Ambi Climate will learn from the feedback that you input via the Ambi Climate app and at the same time, the Ambi Climate Sensor will analyse how the changing ambient conditions affect your comfort. Thereafter, Ambi Climate will then auto-adjust your air conditioner accordingly. But of course, this is not to say that Ambi Climate is entirely accurate because it is only as accurate as the number of feedback that you provide to it.

Traditional air conditioning remotes are based on straightforward temperature settings—but this one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t consider the whole picture because factors such as humidity, weather, sunlight, and time of day can have a noticeable impact on how you experience hot or cold.

With Ambi Climate, there’s no need to reach for your existing remote when you feel hot or cold because it gets to know how different factors affect you and it will continuously auto-adjust your air conditioner to match your comfort level. The Ambi Climate app gathers your comfort feedback – hot, cold or comfortable and its smart sensors measure indoor conditions and even your air conditioner’s performance. Combining online data (time of day and local weather information), Ambi Climate can create your personal comfort profile and auto-adjust your air conditioner with changing conditions.

There are a couple of modes and functions available on the Ambi Climate. To activate the Comfort Mode, simply give feedback on your comfort level – hot, cold or comfortable and from the 3rd feedback onward, Ambi Climate starts learning your comfort level and does the auto-adjusting for you. You can always let Ambi Climate know if your comfort differs from what it estimates for you because the more feedback you give, the better it is able to adjust your air-conditioner/heat pump to match your personal preference.

In the Away Mode, you can set temperature and humidity thresholds so that your plants, pets and clothes are protected from unwanted moisture and extreme temperatures. This mode is perfect for users who work long hours or travel a lot and need a convenient but hassle-free control of the ambient conditions at home.

In the Temperature Mode, you can select a pre-determined temperature and Ambi Climate will maintain your set temperature by either lowering or raising your air conditioner’s temperature. In this mode, Ambi Climate also takes into consideration your room’s ambient conditions and the performance of your air conditioner. This mode is perfect for users who already know which temperature condition is the best for them.

In the Manual Mode, you can control your air-conditioner through the Ambi Climate app without having to use your old-fashioned remote or necessarily being next to the air-conditioner or even have to be at home. This mode is perfect for users who simply want to control their air-conditioner while on-the-go. What’s more, you can even enjoy easy hassle-free automation by setting your preferred radius and allowing Ambi Climate to control your air conditioner based on your location i.e. turn on the air-conditioner when you are arriving and off when you leave.

In Singapore, we have a tropical weather and unlike countries where they have four seasons, our comfort level here is typically influenced by factors such as humidity, warm weather and the monsoon season that brings with it strong winds and heavy showers. As air conditioner consumes large amount of electricity, Ambi Climate effectively minimises overcooling and overheating, saving you up to 30% on energy.

Just so you know, Ambi Climate is compatible with over 50 brands and 1,200 models of LCD-screen remotes. In short, it works with any types of air conditioner with a LCD-screen remote controller.

The Ambi Climate retails for 129 USD and if you would like more information, you can check it out here!

The Broadway sensation Aladdin will make its Singapore premiere at Marina Bay Sands, with performances that begin from July 21, 2019. This English-language production will play its first and only Asian stop at Sands Theatre and tickets are available via Marina Bay Sands ticketing and SISTIC.

Boasting the most lavish sets and spectacular costumes ever to be seen on the Sands Theatre stage, this production is certainly not to be missed. Just so you know, this spectacular production boasts a cast of 34 and a staggering 337 glittering costumes, which feature 1,225 different fabrics, 712 different styles of beads and almost 500,000 Swarovski crystals!

40 tonnes of exotic flying scenery and 60 tonnes of automation and staging have also been transferred to Singapore in more than 30, 40’ sea containers to recreate the fantasy city of Agrabah including the colourful marketplace, the lush palace of the Sultan and his princess daughter Jasmine, and the legendary Cave of Wonders.

The talented principal cast features Gareth Jacobs in the role of the Genie, Graeme Isaako as Aladdin and Shubshri Kandiah as Jasmine.

Here are some fun facts about Aladdin the Musical that you probably might not know about!

  • Agrabah is a mythical city.
  • The musical includes new characters: Jafar’s lackey Iago and Aladdin’s friends and fellow thieves (Babkak, Omar and Kassim).
  • There are 4 touring musicians and 10 local musicians in this production.
  • 120 pieces of gold come together to form the Cave of Wonders in this production.

This production of Disney’s Aladdin opened in Sydney in 2016 and has travelled to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Adelaide before making its way to Singapore.

& Because Disney’s Aladdin will play in Singapore as the only and final stop in Asia, this is truly a musical not to be missed!

We are almost certain the tickets will be sold out pretty fast so get your tickets here today!

The chances are high that you use a smartphone on a daily basis to speak with friends, to look at the weather forecast and to access your email. You could very well be employing this very same device to purchase products and services throughout the online community. The rise of digital sales has become one of the most important industry trends throughout Singapore and this movement is expected to gain pace in the coming years. This brings up an interesting question. Might there come a day when physical retail outlets are no longer viable options for the average consumer? What does this mean for the entire marketplace and how might this impact your finances? These are all very important questions that deserve a bit more clarity.

Let’s take a look at what some of the experts have to say.

The Rise of the Digital Sales Experience

There is no doubt that virtual sales solutions are on the rise. It is now possible for you to purchase a product with a swipe of your finger. Transactions take place within seconds and the presence of massive online shipping services such as Amazon ensure door-to-door deliveries within a timely fashion.

Of course, all of these trends are very attractive to the average consumer. There are two main reasons for this observation. The first involves an undeniable sense of convenience; especially for those who lead busy lives. The second is associated with cost benefits. As the amount of online competition continues to grow, the average retail seller will be forced to cut prices in order to retain his or her client base. These very same entrepreneurs will employ modern e-commerce platforms such as Shopify Singapore to create a seamless consumer experience. This is why customers are taking advantage of what the online community has in store.

Getting Back Down to Reality

All of the observations mentioned above are quite compelling for those who believe that brick-and-mortar sales may soon go the way of the dinosaur. However, this hardly signifies that such establishments will disappear overnight. The fact of the matter is that countless consumers still prefer a hands-on experience when purchasing a product or committing to a service. This is why we are likely to witness another interesting trend.

Traditional retail establishments will be looking to bridge the proverbial gap between a digital presence and their physical outlet. In other words, they will take advantage of online promotional tools in an effort to entice clients to visit their store. This double-pronged approach should produce stellar results and many owners will be able to vastly increase their existing client base. The Internet is not nearly as much of a threat as some of us have been led to believe.

We are nonetheless living in extremely interesting times. The notion of virtual sales was fictional only 20 years ago. This is why it is rather difficult to predict what the future may have in store. Either way, those who are able to stay ahead of the curve should enjoy success.

There’s no substitute for a good night’s sleep, but for many of us, this can be hard to achieve and as rare as a pearl in an oyster. Your body and brain need that rest in order to repair and refresh your whole being for the new day. However, if you spend the night wrestling with sleep in close combat, you greet the morning grumpy and ill-prepared for what’s to come.

Vital for your 7 to 9 hours’ rest is a good bed. It needs to offer support for your spine and comfort for your pressure points. Not only this, but it should also be big enough to provide space for you to move as you travel through dreamland.

That’s right. Don’t judge a bed simply by lying on it (online outlets now offer home trials on mattresses for as long as 100 days), you need to know if it will give you ample room to roam during the night.

There are many reasons why you need a bigger bed, not least of all is your own proportions. Here are 4 factors to consider when buying your next mattress:

  1. Your width and length. Amazingly, we tend to settle for less than we need when it comes to a mattress. We take what we see in the showroom instead of finding the ideal bed elsewhere. Considering that a mattress should last you for up to 10 years and you’re going to spend 33% of your life in bed, doesn’t it make sense to invest in something that matches your body size and lifestyle?
  2. Lone sleeper? If you’re on your own, you still need extra space to get comfortable. Nowadays, there are many more mattress sizes than ever before. Check out the guide to see how you can broaden your options on a buying decision. Your mattress should be at least 4” longer than you are.
  3. Couple comfort. A standard double bed only gives each person 2’3” of space – that’s less than a baby gets in a crib! If you both lie on your backs, put your hands behind your head and your elbows are touching, that’s too little room for comfort. You’re going to end up disturbing each other since the average person moves around 60 to 70 times every night.
  4. Family time. What happens when your offspring join you in bed? Those infants can pack a decent punch and usually when you’re least expecting it. So, make sure your bed is family sized. And, remember, those little ones ramble around more than you do at night, you might as well factor that in when making a buying decision.

Since our current lifestyles include bedtime activities from eating to working, it makes sense that your mattress reflects this. Improve your chances at getting a good night’s sleep by getting a bigger bed – your body, brain and state of mind will thank you for it.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to show the special woman in your life how much you love and appreciate her. It is the best day to show some romanticism and make her happy with a thoughtful gift. However, when you are bad at picking gifts things can be a little bit complicated. No matter how much you would love to surprise your spouse with a great gift, you may simply be stuck when it comes to finding the best present for your loved one.

Read on if you need a little guidance in choosing a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift for the woman you love.

1. Two tickets to her dream destination

We all have a travel destination choice on the top of our bucket list that we fantasize about visiting at least once in our lifetime. There is probably no other better gift than the gift of travel experience. Buying plane tickets to a trip that your spouse has been wishing for is one of the most meaningful gifts. It is a great way to prove how much you want her to fulfil her dreams and that you want to be part of each of them. Find out where is the place that your loved one has always dreamed of visiting and take care of all the planning aspects such as booking tickets and finding accommodation. If you are really committed to making her happy, you can also make a list of all the must-see attractions of the destination. Your dedication to helping her fulfil her dream will definitely fill her heart with joy. 

2. A chic piece of jewellery

While choosing a piece of clothing can be a little more complicated because you must find the perfect size and ensure that it suits her personal taste, a chic piece of jewellery might just be the right present. Every woman has a special relationship with jewellery because it enhances her sophistication and completes her look. Gifting a silver bracelet for women is a great way to remind her that she is cherished and loved. Moreover, a chic piece of jewellery is a romantic gift that will stand as a beautiful reminder of the person who gave it to her.

3. A hobby-related item

We all love to practice our hobby as it makes us feel proud of our skills. But seeing our significant other being supportive and attentive about our passions is even more fulfilling. You simply can’t go wrong with a gift related to her hobby because it will prove that you are interested in whatever she is passionate about and that you want to be part of it. Consider your spouse’s hobby or passion and gift her a tool or accessory that will enhance it. For example, if your spouse loves painting, you can buy her painting accessories such as an easel, paintbrushes or an artist palette.

4. A romantic dinner

Cooking a romantic dinner for your spouse is one of the most classic Valentine’s Day gift ideas. The effort and time invested in preparing a delicious meal, creating a romantic mood and atmosphere, and planning a relaxing night just for the both of you will prove to your partner how much you love her. Find a private location where you and your spouse can spend time alone and decorate it with flowers and fairy lights. In order to set the mood for the night, you can play slow romantic music and light up some scented candles.

5. Chocolate and flowers

When you are dealing with so many everyday tasks, you may forget about planning a present early in time. However, if you really do forget about buying a present for your loved one, you should find a last-minute gift that will salvage the situation. Offering chocolate and flowers to your significant other is a forever-lasting tradition that will never lose its charm. Although it may not be quite the most unique and creative gift idea, buying a last-minute present such as chocolate and flowers can totally save the day. A box of delightful chocolate paired with a bouquet of her favourite flowers is easy to find and you can grab them on the way to your Valentine’s Day date.

6. Be present

In today’s modern world, we are all so busy with our jobs and everyday responsibilities. Thus, finding free time to spend quality moments with our loved ones can be difficult. Sometimes, presents don’t have to be a physical item to make your spouse realise your love and appreciation. Sometimes the gift of your time can be the best way to make her happy. Make sure that on Valentine’s Day, you offer your significant other all your free time. Prepare a list of activities that you both enjoy doing and spend the whole day together giving her all your attention.

7. A puppy

 Getting a puppy for Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful surprise. Everybody simply adores a wagging lap-warmer. If the special woman in your life loves animals and would like to have a furry friend to fill her house with joy, gifting her a puppy can be a magical experience. You will give her the gift of the unconditional love, surprise kisses, and a wagging tail every time she returns home. However, before gifting a puppy to your spouse, make sure that she is willing to take the commitment to invest time, energy and love in offering the best conditions to her pet.

8. Couples massage

A day at the spa and couples’ massage is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved one while relaxing and relieving the tension that the both of you have accumulated due to your busy lifestyles. The calming and soothing environment will help you enjoy the relaxing moments side-by-side and strengthens your relationship. All you have to do is to allow the professionals to do their work while you both disconnect from your everyday responsibilities and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

We hope that these Valentine’s Day gifting ideas are useful for you and if you like to add on this list, please feel free to comment below!