Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Quit scratching your head. We're here to help, as always. Before you forget to buy your valentine a gift she’ll love, we’ve found the ideal gifts. And, something you’ll want your valentine to have too. Go on now, be a sappy ol' lovebird.
Win Her Over With These Valentine’s Day Gifts
A handloom sari from Pune’s first zero-waste organic store definitely makes for a thoughtful gift. Perfect for the girl trying to embrace a green lifestyle, Adrish is a multi-concept store that houses an exclusive range of sustainable outfits, accessories, health foods, and organic items. Starting at INR 3000, you will find authentic handloom sarees in rich colours. Apart from that you'll find printed mats, yoga mats as well as mini carpets as well.
An Erotic Board Game
Adult Vibes has everything that you require to spice it up with your partner. For those who want to add a fun touch, check out their erotic board games section. They also have a wide range of interesting, thoughtful accessories and sex toys for girls, men as well as for couples. Prices usually start at INR 700.
A License To Read
Librarywala, with its collection of over one lakh books,is an online portal that will bring her favourite reads to her doorstep at nominal charges. For those who don’t get time to visit a library, this one makes for a convenient option. You can choose to gift any of these membership plans- monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly. The collection out here will spoil you for choices – from bestsellers fictions like Six Graves To Munich by Mario Puzo to Seizure by Robin Cook and an entire series of A Song Of Fire & Ice by George RR Martin. Not just fiction, Librarywala boasts of a massive collection of books in genres such as health, religion, self-help, sports, film, business management and biographies. They even have books in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati. Best part? You can keep the books as long as your account is active. There will be no late charges for that!
Ek Dori by Abhilasha Mehta is a homegrown fashion label that sells everything from linen hand-embroidered saris to up-cycled dresses and hair accessories. Ek Dori aims to be as zero-waste as possible, and will often re-purpose scraps of clothing into fashionable statement pieces. Each accessory too here is one-of-a-kind in its own right. If your girl likes to accessorise with funky statement pieces, we suggest checking out the collection at Ek Dori.
A Personalised Package
Wrap It Up is a brand that specialises in customising gifts and wrapping it up in a fab, unique package. What we love is that the brand lets you customise your gift package according to your budget! Depending on your budget, you can choose to get a hamper made with customised gifts, a surprise box, cards, accessories and much more. Wondering what to gift her? We suggest a basket of handmade soaps, a notebook, a book if she likes to read, chocolates, a cute note, lotions and wipes, a menstrual cup, some brownies and ta-da! You have a fabulous hamper all ready to be packed. Prices start at iNR 500.
A Fabric Bracelet
We recommend you check out handcrafted jewellery and other merchandise from IO-Irisha Originals, a homegrown brand that curates beautiful jewellery and accessories crafted by local weavers and artisans from different parts of India. If your girl likes colours, art and accessories, the collection here is going to leave you wondering if you can buy all of it (#truestory!) Starting at just INR 150, we loved the fabric bracelets with the adjustable thread tweaks, priced at INR 150, that Irisha got customised from Jaipur. Wear it like a neckpiece or even as a bracelet, and you are on point with all accessorising you need for your outfit. You can also check out shawls and scarves that are made of cotton, mul silk and other rich fabrics. Prices start at INR 200.
Succulents For Home Décor
The best gift to a plant parent is…more plants! You’ve got to check out this online intiative that helps you take care of your planting needs in city homes. Ugaoo provides you with an instant and pocket-friendly way to enjoy a refreshing get-away of farms and gardens at home. If she’s looking to amp up her space with sustainable styling options, it doesn’t get better than succulents! They even have low maintenance plants that are easy to care for, and in case she has pets, there are plants that are animal friendly too. Prices start at INR 60.
A Bag For Booze
And this isn’t just any other bag…it’s a carry bag made of up-cycled materials! Mona B produces bags by up-cycling trash, and sells everything from makeup pouches to gym bags and totes. Low on waste and high on style, the products are mostly made of canvas material and come with quirky quotes and designs on them. Take a look at their Snob Beer Caddy Bag for INR 850. This bag has a newspaper print on it and can hold up to 4-6 pints of beer. They also have canvas and leather wine bags for INR 450 that are great as gift options (obviously with a bottle of wine in it).