Valentine's Day is celebrated to appreciate and adore the love of your life and celebrating this day with gifts has become a tradition.
Perhaps, you have been planning for a while to make this day memorable with thoughtful gifts. Yet, there are some traditional gifts that add a fulfilment to this day and make it worthier to reminisce.
The Business Standard has made a list of gifts for this special day, with a probable budget along with the places where you can find them to make your Valentine's Day preparations easier and celebrations majestic.
Price: Tk600 to Tk10,000
Whereabouts: Florista, Upoharbd, Paprii, Dhaka Rosarium, JMC Florist
A bunch of colourful flowers can brighten up your day and makes for a great gift for your Valentine.
However, if you are confused about choosing the flowers, you can ask your local florist to help you. Online florists are a great option as well. They are professional and can help you to choose the perfect bunch or bouquet in either a bag or vase, whichever you prefer.
Depending on the type of flower and its quantity, the prices of different bouquets start at Tk600 and can cost as much as Tk10,000.
Price: Tk350 to Tk8,000
Whereabouts: JMC Florist, Team 14, Spicy Sugar, Caramelized
The essence of chocolate itself is so romantic that it is counted as a quintessential gift item for Valentine's Day. Hence, a box full of chocolates for your loved one can be a great gift. Better even, a chocolate bouquet with a bunch of flowers.
Chocolate bouquets can be either customized according to budget or chosen from numerous online shops which prepare the chocolate bouquets and boxes. As a touch of surprise, you can customize the bouquet and ask to have it delivered at the strike of midnight on February 14.
Along with chocolates, you can also add in miniature cookies, cupcakes or brownies with the bundle. Many such shops have Valentine's Eve combo offers going on.
The prices of the chocolate bouquets or combo offers range within Tk350 to Tk8,000.
Price: Tk1,490 to Tk26,500
The beauty of perfume is irrefutable and its beauty lies in its fragrance. On this Valentine's Day, a nice fragrance can help you to set a romantic mood.
If you want to get your beloved an exquisite perfume on the special day, Sundora carries a good collection for both men and women, and unisex. The price of these perfumes range from Tk1,490 to Tk26,500.
However, Sundora's Lovebox offer for Valentine's Day can be availed if you shop for over Tk5,000.
Sundora is also taking orders for customized shipments, which will be packed inside a beautiful Sundora gift box and delivered at your preferred time.
Bath bombs and candles
Price: Tk380 and Tk900
Whereabouts: Zest Candle Co
A box full of fancy, scented and fizzy bath bombs can make your loved one very happy this Valentine's Day. Bath bombs and scented candles can help relieve stress and act as a mini aroma therapy session amid this pandemic, when you cannot book a spa reservation for him/her.
Bath bombs contain soothing colours, fragrances along with skin conditioning ingredients such as salts and essential oils and scented candles help to soothe the mind. Along with the charming fragrance, Bath bomb has emollients that add softeners to your bath water to moisturize your skin.
Zest Candle Co has four different scented bath bombs, each of it cost Tk380, and its scented candle price Tk900. All these can be pre-ordered at a 30 percent discount. You can order any three to enjoy the free shipping.
Valentine's Day package offers
Price: Tk5,000 to Tk10,000
Whereabouts: Gentleman's Wardrobe, Sugary Giftstudio, Mishri
If you are looking for a combo or package offer, you can scroll through online shops like Gentleman's Wardrobe and Sugary and Mishri. These pages have certain package offers both for male and female, which you can customize in a special box with a love message.
Gentleman's Wardrobe is offering a 40 percent discount on their packages for Valentine's Day.
If you are not looking for any packages and want to pick your gifts individually, Sugary or Mishri is the right option for you. With Sugary, you can choose gifts as per your budget and taste. They import gifts from abroad on demand as well.
After you have crafted your gift box, it will be sent to your loved one at your preferred time.
Sugary has two packages: regular and premium. For crafting, its minimum price is Tk5,000 and later you can add in products as per your budget. You can visit more on their website at Sugary.asia. Mishri has collaboration with a few aesthetic pages from where you can choose your products and make your customized gift box.
Other ideas to pique your interest
If you are searching for an unconventional yet meaningful gift, books are the perfect choice as it is suitable for any occasion. You can visit the Baatighar - a book hub - at Banglamotor which is offering a flat 25 percent discount on all Bengali books for the entire month of February. You can order online or visit the shop to purchase your favourite books.
Numerous known brands and stores are offering sales targeting this Valentine's Day.
Online shop The Mall is offering a discount of up to 87 percent for online shopping. BanglaShoppers at Sat Masjid Road, Dhanmondi and shop Shajgoj at Progati Sarani Road have a sale of up to 70 percent for every customer.
Are you looking for sale on clothing items? Grameen UNIQLO's all branches are offering up to 60 percent sale both for online and in store shopping, while up to 70 percent and 60 percent sale is available at Deshal and Sailor only on online shopping.
Clay Station Dhaka
If you are more interested in quality time instead of gifts, visit Clay Station Dhaka at United City, Madani Avenue. It has a special Valentine's Day offer to celebrate it with your favourite person by spending Tk2,600. This package includes an hour-long pottery making or colouring session along with a treat of coffee and cupcakes.
At the end of the session, you can go home with a pottery made with love.