There’s no need to feel pressure this year. You may have gone the traditional route with roses and chocolate last year but how about trying something new this year. Here are our picks for different Valentine’s Day gifts for all the special people in your life.
Life Moscato Rosé from MIA Wines & Spirits International
You can’t go wrong with wine especially if you’re trying to keep it simple. Surprise the wine lover in your life with this Moscato rosé. This wine has a bright pink colour with pleasant aromas of strawberry, peach and flowering Jasmine. If that doesn’t get you excited then the price will. Get it for Kshs 1860 at MIA.
Dessert Box from Cake Hearts
We all love cupcakes but what better way to show someone you care than giving them a box full of Homemade French Meringue Lollipops, Coconut Dacquis, Valentine’s themed cookies and a Valentine’s jar! This February cake box by Cake Hearts is subscription based so all you need to do is sign up and then wait as patiently as you can for it to show up at your doorstep.
Matching shirts from One Hundred Years
Think of all the puns you can put on your partner’s card when you buy them a banana shirt from One Hundred Years, a local Kenyan brand! I’m banana’s about you? I hope we never split? You can get yourself one and both be appeeling.
Bracelet from Jane’s Beads
Who doesn’t love a piece of understated jewellery? What makes the bracelets from Jane’s Beads different is that you can get one for your male friend and your female friend as well. Order your matching pair on their Facebook page.
Ankara print fan from Kenyan Ankara
In this heat when the wind is failing you and fanning yourself with whatever you find in front of you then Kenyan Ankara has got you. This Ankara print fan is both functional and beautiful. Hang it up on your wall or throw it in your bag for your next picnic. Find them on Instagram @kenyanankara.
Succulent from Tope Pottery
Fill your partner’s heart with love and their living room with succulents from Tope Pottery. These cute plants come already planted in handmade pots in different colours from a muted cream to stunning shades of blue. The best part is they don’t have to worry about killing this plant. A little bit of water goes a long way.
Gift Box from Bloom by Ala
If getting just one gift isn’t your thing then these curated boxes are the perfect gift. Get your partner a gift box for him filled with beer, cupcakes and chocolate. Go even bigger by adding a 12 stem flower box. Order them all here: @bloom.by.ala
Edible Arrangements from Tirmiyyah Gifts & Decorations
If you’ve opted to go the traditional route of flowers and chocolate then put a little twist in it by combining the two in an edible bouquet. Before you struggle trying to figure out how just pop over to @tirmiyyah.decor on Instagram and browse through their colourful creations. Red roses and KitKat’s sound like a match made in Valentine’s heaven.