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 four types of personalities here, take your pick and plan ahead!
Book-Lovers To Adventure Junkies: Gifts You Can Give Your Partner According To Their Personality
For The Stationery Junkie
Kulture Shop, Bandra
A collective of artists that churn out fantastic wall art, stationery, greeting cards, notebooks, apparel and much more. You can visit their store near Mehboob Studios in Bandra or shop online from their website.
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. Wanna do something extra? Well, they've got an amazing subscription service as well, which sends a surprise box full of goodies.
Fort store 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.
An amazing artist-led store sitting in a quiet corner of Lower Parel, you can find funky pop-art, quirky stationery, home essentials and some really really cute notebooks.
For The Beauty/Grooming Addict
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. Buy your bae some natural and organic skincare and hair products and they're sure to love it.
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. Well, if your partner already has tons of makeup products, you can always gift them amazing storage and organizers too.
The Body Shop
No introduction needed, guys! 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. Their strawberry box is highly recommended – the fragrance from the body wash and body butter lingers for hours.
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.
For The Bookworm
If not books, you can always opt for novels and literature themed notebooks. Chimp Wear is an online brand that's selling perfect literally books. They’re just for wordsmiths like you – pick the Midnight’s Children notebook if Rushdie is your fave. Find him pretentious? Go for a fun Hemingway one. Some for the book bugs, all for the writers, these themed notebooks also make for great presents.
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 online, or visit their store in Bandra, Hughes Road or Colaba even.
Corneliani is an international brand that makes accessories for men. Think cashmere scarves, palladium cufflinks, and leather wallets, belts etc.
This boutique 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.