Book-Lovers To Adventure Junkies: Gifts You Can Give Your Partner According To Their Personality

Nupur posted on 10 February

What Is It?

Gifting is a sweet gesture towards your partner – but it can go wrong if not done right. Especially if you’ve recently started dating your partner or are looking to impress your crush. We’ve broken down five types of personalities here, take your pick and plan ahead!

For The Stationery Junkie

Kulture Shop: A collective of artists that churn out fantastic wall art, stationery, greeting cards, apparel and much more. They have notebooks for list-makers, like this one. You can visit their store near Mehboob Studios in Bandra or shop online here.

Origin One: As recommended here, Origin One offers really hip journals, notebooks and memo pads that reek of great design. Think brown rustic gilded memo blocks, hand-made paper, thread-stitched notebooks, pocket notebooks and souvenir maps. Buy here.

Obataimu: This Fort store, that debuted last year is one of the hidden gems we’re quite proud of. From Parisian cookbooks, feminist literature to hand-stitched stationery, Obataimu will leave you mesmerised. Do visit the store to pick up something magical.

Lucky Pen House: Think customised pens {from nib to the cap}, astronaut erasers and crayons shaped like pebbles. If your partner dabbles in art, do pop by Lucky Pen House at Breach Candy. Read more here.

Is your partner crazy for quirky notebooks? Then you must check these out.


Hill View 2, 201, 2nd Floor, 241 Hill Road, Opp. Mehboob Studio, Above DCB Bank, Bandra West, Mumbai

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For The Beauty/Grooming Addict

Kiehl’s: One of the best skincare brands in the world {it has more than 20 awards in its kitty}, Kiehl’s has a wide selection of products that actually work like magic on Indian skin. We recommend the Midnight Recovery Concentrate and their Buttersticks {lip balms} – to pleasantly surprise bae. Buy it here.

My Glamm: A young makeup brand that has innovative products to its name, you can never go wrong with either lipsticks {plump or matte} or a primer palette. Both of which are available here and here.

The Body Shop: The organic brand has come up with cutesy V-Day gift boxes that not only look good, but contain effective products that will pamper your partner to the T. Their strawberry box is highly recommended – the fragrance from the body wash and body butter lingers for hours. Buy it  here.

Spruce Shave Club: This shaving subscription box is perfect for men who don’t have the time to sort out their grooming needs. From sending razor blades to beard oils every month, it’s quite a convenience for those who are pressed for time. Check it out here.

Shepherd For Men: This premium men’s grooming brands comes in an all-black packaging that possesses the power to enchant your partner in seconds. Think body washes, bear washes, shampoos and oils to keep your partner looking {and smelling} great. Buy it here.

Cosmetics Stores

1st Floor, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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For The Bookworm

Book Subscription: Nothing says love like the smell of new/old books. If you care about your partner’s reading needs then you must give him/her a book subscription they will cherish forever. Check out our list here.

Book-Themed Clutches: Have you seen these book-themed clutches? They look adorable and speak volumes {sorry, not sorry} about one’s personality. The brand Carpe Diem, also has Harry Potter-themed passport holders too. Read more here.

Gift Voucher: The biggest gift you can give a bibliophile? Choice. And that comes with gift vouchers from bookstores that have an astounding collection. Check out Kitaabkhana {they have a cafe inside, so have a cosy date} and Crossword, both them have great deals on gift vouchers.

For The Style Guru

Bombay Shirt Company: This popular brand has created waves in the country with their quality of fabrics and workmanship. Known to give you the best fit {or they give you your money back}, you can check out their collection here, or visit their Bandra store.

Corneliani: Corneliani is an international brand that makes accessories for men. Think cashmere scarves, palladium cufflinks, and leather wallets, belts etc. Check them out here.

Pause: This Bandra store is a hidden gem in Pali Village. Their collection comprises of dresses, jackets, shirts, shrugs and more – everything you need or {don’t} for your wardrobe. Take her here for a shopping spree. Read more here.

Toile: This all-organic clothing, makeup and skincare store in Khar houses some of the best homegrown and sustainable fashion brands. Think clothes made out of consciously sourced fabric, organic makeup and accessories. Read more here.

Clothing Stores

Kamal Vishrantee Kutir, Ground Floor, 24th Road, Opp. St. Theresa’s High School, Bandra West, Mumbai

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The Thrill Seekers

YHAI Membership: Have a partner that loves to travel? Then you must check out this membership by Youth Hostels Association of India that lets you travel across the country and abroad on a budget. Read more here.

Trekking Gear: Utility never goes out of style. So if your partner is an adrenaline junkie, you must, must give this store a visit and choose from the wide variety of adventure gear they have. Check it out here.

Still want to stick to the old school way? Check this out.

Travel Services

Plot 112, Jerabai Wadia Road, Near Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai