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6 out-of-the-box V-day gift ideas for the man in your life

Valentine's day is coming and it's your chance to surprise your man with a gift he never thought he needed
 

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Racking your brains for the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for your man? Indeed, it can be quite a challenge to think outside of the box and come up with the perfect present for your other half – especially if you’ve already ticked off the usual options like gadgets, clothing and hobby-related gifts.

In the lead-up to the Hallmark holiday, we’ve lined up some unique and diverse options – appealing to all personalities – to really wow him.

 

For the stylish bloke

Photo: Instagram/ thebespokeclubsg

Forget about buying off-the-rack. The fashion-forward bloke is sure to appreciate the opportunity to put his own stamp on his outfits, and what better way to allow him to do that than with bespoke clothing?

The Bespoke Club at Suntec City, for example, takes tailoring to another level – think sipping a single malt while poring over fabrics with your own personal fashion designer.

It’s indulgent, yes, but we think there’s something rather special about creating a piece that is undeniably your own. And trust us, so will he.

Get it: Gift packages range from $599 for three custom shirts to $1799 for a full tuxedo. Vouchers in denominations of $100, $200, $500 and $1000 are also available. Visit http://thebespokeclub.sg to purchase.

 

For the techie

Photo: Vivo Singapore

Does your partner need a new smartphone and love photography? Chinese consumer-electronics firm Vivo’s recent android offering, the V11, might be just what he needs in his life, thanks to its AI camera (12MP + 5MP dual rear camera with a large f/1.8 aperture and 1.28μm pixels, plus a 25MP front camera, if you’re into specs) which allows for scene recognition and face-shaping technology, among other features.

The phone is the first model in the V series to feature in-display fingerprint scanning and is available in two celestially-coloured versions, Starry Night and Nebula. Super sleek.

Get it: The Vivo V11 has a recommended retail price of $599 without contract and is available at M1, StarHub and authorised retailers including Best Denki, Challenger and Gain City.

 

For the beer-drinker

Photo: Instagram/ troublebrewingsg

For the passionate beer-swiller, there are two options. One: A home-brewing kit so he can try his hand at brewing his own golden nectar, if he has the patience for it, of course. Two: His very own custom craft beer brewed and labelled specially for him courtesy of local brewery Trouble Brewing.

While they typically brew various beers for commercial sale – they supply watering holes like Oxwell & Co. and Lucha Loco – there’s no reason they can’t knock up a couple of one-of-a-kind cases (from taste to packaging) just for your sweetie. Bottoms up!

Get it: Purchase the Coopers Micro Brew Kit ($175) at http://www.ibrew.com.sg/StartertKit.asp; visit www.troublebrewing.com to find out more about personalised craft beers.

 

For the speed demon

Photo: SingExperience

Never mind that your other half can’t quite afford that Ferrari he’s been dreaming about since he was a kid. You can help him get his fill of supercars by gifting him the chance to rev up and drive (or be a passenger in) his dream automobile through the streets of Singapore.

SingExperience offers a plethora of choices – from the Ferrari California to the Lamborghini Gallado and Maclaren 12c spider – for joyrides ranging from 15 to 60 minutes starting from just $319.

Or, if your boo is more into two wheels than four, Harley Davidson rentals are available as well. Talking about vrooming into Valentine’s Day!

Get it: Visit https://singexperience.sg/ for the full range of gift experiences available.

 

For the romantic

Photo: Instagram/ royalalbatross

Take the reigns this Valentine’s Day and tell him to leave the planning to you, then take him on an uber-romantic dinner cruise aboard luxury tall ship the Royal Albatross. Over two and a half hours, you’ll dine under the 47m ship’s 22 sails and the stars in the night sky while enjoying live entertainment and swoon-worthy views of Singapore’s spectacular skyline.

There are five dates available for this specially-planned V Day cruise: Feb 8, 9, 10, 14 and 16, and spots are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Price per person is $245 nett on Feb 14 itself, or $195 nett for other dates that week.

Get it: Book here: https://www.tallship.com.sg/events/valentines-day/

 

For the thrill-seeker

Photo: Instagram/ ajhackettsentosa

If he’s the sort who values new and exciting experiences over material things, booking him a bungy jump at AJ Hackett on Sentosa might just make his day. Better still, book yourself in for one as well – after all, nothing says ‘bonding’ like participating in a death-defying 47m freefall together, right?

The resulting adrenaline rush and satisfaction of completing a new and unique experience together is sure to leave you both feeling closer than ever. Cowabunga, dudes!

Get it: Book a jump at $159 per person at https://www.ajhackett.com/sentosa/activities/bungy/.

 

 

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