Becoming a parent doesn’t — and shouldn’t — mean neglecting your spouse. In fact, it’s extra important to set aside time for your other half, because happy couples pave the way for a happy family. And while this is something to practise every day of every year, real life does get in the way sometimes. So on 14 February, let’s make it a point to celebrate couplehood. It can be a huge romantic gesture, or just a little one that whispers “I love you”. Let these Valentine’s Day 2020 last-minute ideas inspire you.
Make It a Bonus Long Weekend
Valentine’s Day 2020 falls on a Friday. Why not take the day off and make it a three-day getaway? For those who can’t get a babysitter, family-friendly options are available too.
Desert Glamping at The ANMON Resort Bintan
A new 3.5-star glamping experience in a scenic ‘desert’ environment has just descended on Treasure Bay Bintan. Check into a hipster-luxe tepee tent, complete with ensuite bathroom, patio, and stargazing panel above your bed. Then relive your ‘paktor’ days with a dinner date at The Compass Rose and desert-inspired cocktails at TIPI Bar. The best part? The ANMON Resort Bintan is just 45 minutes away by ferry! Book here
Romantic Retreat at Pangkor Laut Resort
Nestled amid ancient rainforest on a private island, Pangkor Laut Resort overlooks emerald waters fringed by white sandy beaches. Its Romantic Retreat package includes a stay in luxe-rustic villa, daily breakfast, a 50-minute couple’s massage and a candlelit dinner. Topping it off is an amazing sunset cruise that will see you falling in love all over again. Adventurous couples can also take a Jungle Walk with the resident naturalist. Book here
Romantic Escape at Sri Panwa Phuket
Imagine basking in glorious 360-degree sunsets from your own private villa, perched on one of the world’s most gorgeous coastlines. Just under a two-hour flight from Singapore, luxury resort Sri Panwa Phuket is running its Romantic Escape package. Stay in a private pool suite or pool villa, complete with complimentary breakfast, a 60-minute couple’s Thai oil massage and a five-course candlelit dinner. Book here
Or Take a Passport-free Staycation
Avoiding going overseas due to the Wuhan coronavirus? Then take a romantic staycation complete with couple activities in one of these hotels instead. In other words, get a room!
Park Regis Singapore’s Ultimate #sginsiders staycation package
Spend quality time through recreational activities such as a complimentary Art Jamming session. Also enjoy 20% off at TASTE by TungLok, and get exclusive discounts to nearby attractions such as Zouk, Holey Moley Golf Club, The Potter’s Guilt, and Kenko Wellness. Psst!! SingaporeMotherhood readers enjoy 20% off with promo code “SM20” (valid till 16 February). Book here
Grand Park City Hall’s Romantic Getaway package
Indulge in an enchanting escapade specially designed for love birds in the heart of our Civic District. Stay in a Crystal Club room or suite. On top of Club benefits, you’ll enjoy aperitif cocktails, a five-course Valentine’s Day degustation dinner, breakfast in bed and more! Available for booking now for stays from 8 to 16 February. Book here
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove’s Be My Valentine package
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is giving couples a complimentary upgrade to its Fabulous Room, complete with Valentine’s Day set-up. The Be My Valentine package also includes a complimentary bottle of Champagne and a three-course in-room dinner. Enter promo code “LVU” (exclusively valid for check-ins on 14 and 15 February). Book here
Grooming for Romance
Loving your partner for who they are is important, but there’s nothing wrong with encouraging each other to be the best that we can be. It’s time to prep for romance!
Get gorgeous locks with Dyson Airwrap
Powered by the Dyson digital motor V9, the Dyson Airwrap styler uses jets of air to give you voluminous curls, natural waves, and smooth blow-dry finishes at home. Like the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, the Airwrap styler has intelligent heat control to protect your hair from extreme heat. Drop him a hint and he might just surprise you with a personalised presentation case with it too! Get it here or at Dyson Demo Stores
Make him baby soft with NO HAIR CREW
You may love his crowning glory, but what about the hair elsewhere? In our climate, bacteria thrives as body hair traps sweat, resulting in icky body odour. Enter NO HAIR CREW’s Body Hair Removal Cream with energising ginseng and Intimate Hair Removal Cream with soothing seaweed. His newly uncovered silky, smooth skin could be the highlight of your Valentine’s Day 2020 escapades! Get it here
Couple indulgence at The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Surprise your loved one with award-winning facials and body treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. With extensive facilities from a mineral pool to relaxation lounges, it’s perfect for some well-deserved pampering. Receive an $88 privilege when you purchase any 90-minute spa treatment for two (valid on weekdays till 29 February). Book here or call 6434 5203
A Romantic Dinner with a Difference
Romance means different things to all of us, but we all have to eat. Whether it’s a candlelit dinner in a fancy restaurant or a simple hawker meal, it’s time spent together that counts.
French Seduction at Restaurant JAG
Singapore’s only French omakase restaurant takes you on an intimate scent and culinary journey on Valentine’s Day. First, create your own unique couple perfume blend in a bespoke session with French fragrance house Maison 21G. Then savour a wondrous six-course menu specially tailored for the evening by Michelin-star chef and owner Jeremy Gillon. The luscious Aubépine herb, Rosé and Grapefruit dessert ends the meal with a sweet flourish. Book here or call 3138 8477
Poolside Dinner Experience at The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra
For the first time, The Carvery will be hosting a special and very exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner under the stars. Just 10 couples get to enjoy a fine four-course dinner by Executive Chef Ian Hioe by the hotel’s infinity pool. The experience also includes two glasses of sparkling wine and a long-stemmed rose. Alternatively, celebrate indoors, where The Carvery’s buffet will also feature an enhanced dessert selection fit for the occasion. Book here or call 6828 8880
Cable Car Sky Dining at Faber Peak
Have an unforgettable sky-high dining experience onboard a private cable car cabin as it travels from Mount Faber to Sentosa. Prior to boarding your Stardust Cabin, play themed games and create DIY mojitos to kickstart your night. Then celebrate your love over an elegant 4-course set dinner, matched only by breathtaking views of the cityscape. Book here or call 6377 9688
For Those with an Extra Sweet Tooth
Indulge each other in sweet nothings this Valentine’s Day 2020. Savour delightful desserts and chocolatey treats as you whisper saccharine words into your beloved’s ear.
English Garden Afternoon Tea at Tea Lounge, Regent Singapore
Bond over a five-hour relaxing English Garden Afternoon Tea at the elegant Tea Lounge. Start with a three-tier set comprising finger sandwiches, scones and freshly baked quiches. Then help yourselves to free-flowing desserts including Red Berries Victoria Sponge, Eton Mess and British Rose Apple Profiteroles. Finally, make a beeline for Rose-scented Crepes with Berry Compote and Lychee Gelato at the live station. Book here or call 6725 3246
Capsule Collection of Artisanal Sweets from D9 Cakery, Hilton Singapore
Not just any box of chocolates, D9 Cakery presents a limited-edition capsule collection so you can impress your significant other. The exclusively packaged gift box opens to reveal two petite Amore cakes — rose-shaped cakes; nine love capsules — heart-shaped pralines; and four Valentine’s macarons that represent the cute couple you are. Available till 16 February. Pre-order here or call 6730 3392
Valentine’s Day Cake from The Fullerton Hotels Singapore
Share the love with the ample heart-shaped Strawberry Sakura Cake made with sakura mascarpone cream, strawberry compote and vanilla biscuit. Created specially for Valentine’s Day 2020, it’s also presented as a dainty rosette made for individual portions. Both are available at The Fullerton Cake Boutique till 14 February. Pre-order here
(See also: Is your Child Drinking Too Much Sugar?)
Surprise Them with a Gift
A thoughtfully chosen gift can help emphasise what’s in your heart and show the recipient how much you appreciate them. But don’t forget to say those three little words too!
With over 700 unique lifestyle products across 80 brands, Merci Marcel stocks gifts for every expression of love. Top picks include Studio Emoi’s delicate Amour bracelet for her, and playful Adult Aviator sunglasses from Izipizi for him. Shop at Merci Marcel’s concept store, #01-03/04 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road
Marks & Spencer
Spoil your partner with irresistible treats and gifts from Marks & Spencer’s Valentine’s Day 2020 collection. From premium chocolates to lingerie, and men’s trunks to fragrances and beauty products, something is sure to hit the spot. We love these Jelly Love Letters! Shop online or at Marks & Spencer stores islandwide
Last but not least, turn to your trusty Amazon Singapore! You’ll find everything from state-of-the-art JBL wireless headphones to the prettiest travel mugs from S’well in the Valentine’s Day Gift Shop. With free one-day delivery on items shipped within Singapore and fulfilled by Amazon, your last-minute gifting woes are over. Shop online or via the mobile app
Happy Valentine’s Day from the SingaporeMotherhood Team!
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