Celebrate the ladies in your life this Valentine’s Day to show your appreciation to them for putting up with you through tough times and your crap, and also to remind them that life would never be the same without them around. And to help you keep to your budget, whatever that may be, we’ve also listed these gifts in the order of increasing price points!


Elianto PRO HD Bronzer (RM59.90)

Available in three shades catered to various skin tones, Elianto’s three-tone PRO HD Bronzer sculpts and defines the contours of the face while leaving a light-reflecting satin finish for a healthy, radiant look thanks to the micro-fine pearls integrated into the powder. Use the individual shades on their own, or swirl your brush into all three. Alternatively, pack on the product on the eyelids to be used as eyeshadow.

Target Pro By Watsons Essential Range (RM59.90-RM79.90)

The first signs of skin ageing becomes apparent by age 21, and this targeted skincare range specifically works to strengthen the skin’s barrier against external aggressors such as UV rays, pollution and stress. The four-product lineup features two star ingredients – Diamond Sirt that acts as a DNA protector to prevent cell damage and Ceramide, to replenish the loss of natural Ceramide within the skin besides locking in moisture.

TWG Tea Mon Amour Tea (RM120)

Nothing is as comforting as a cup of tea to soothe the troubled mind and soul, so embrace the season of romance this Valentine’s Day with TWG Tea’s Mon Amour Tea that is inspired by the blush hues of rose, and composed of a rich black tea with sweet notes of quince that perfumes the air as soon as it starts to steep. This particular one comes packaged beautifully in a tin splashed with royal blue and pink.

Laneige Perfect Renew Eye Serum (RM190/14ml)

This Eye Serum is the latest addition to Laneige’s well-loved Perfect Renew line and it is formulated with Ginger Water, Lavender and Laneige’s Round Eye Rebirth™ technology (comprising Lavender oil and Goji Berry). Unlike heavy creams, the Eye Serum has a moist and lightweight yet rich formula that helps revert, firm up and slow down the ageing effects around the delicate eye area.

L’Erbolario Fiorichiari Bright Flowers Soothing Body Cream (RM199)

Anybody who loves being pampered will enjoy this luxurious Bright Flowers Soothing Body Cream that has been released in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. Highlighting precious White Lily extracts, the Body Cream also contains nourishing ingredients such as oat milk and oil, olive oil, Vitamin E, coconut butter and cocoa butter to moisturise, smoothen and perfume the skin.

diptyque Rose Delight Candle (RM309/190g)

Inspired by the Middle Eastern candy Turkish Delight, this candle has been crafted similarly with rose petals, honey and a tinge of lemon zest for a refreshing touch of tang. As if the enveloping scent isn’t enticing enough, its packaging is just as luxe and covet-worthy. The candle’s container is printed with a pale pink Toiles de Jouy motifs by Leslie David, which is also featured on a limited edition collection of silky, scented paper for the home.

Swarovski Lifelong Bangle (RM549)

Nothing speaks love like ornate jewellery and this Swarovski bangle would make an extra meaningful gift, thanks to its distinct knot design that symbolises strong union between two people. This bangle is also available in rhodium plating, but we were quickly drawn to the rose gold variation, embellished with crystal pavé for a full Swarovski sparkle yet it remains gracefully dainty.

adidas Originals NMD_R1 Women’s (RM560)

Should your gal be a sneakerhead, surprise her with these NMD_R1 trainers from adidas Originals, particularly in this unique black and tan colourway. The shoes, which combine advanced running tech with urban influences, showcase a breathable knit upper, adidas’ energy-returning boost technology, a lightweight EVA midsole with moulded plugs as well as its signature Trefoil branding on the tongue and heel to complete the NMD look.

HP Sprocket 2-in-1 (RM649)

The HP Sprocket now has a successor – HP Sprocket 2-in-1 – that is even more fun to mess around with because of its built-in camera! On top of reliving your favourite memories by unlocking photos from your smartphone and social media via the Sprocket app, you can now capture moments on the spot to get them printed as is, or sync them to your Sprocket app for further personalisation before doing so. Perfect for selfies and wefies!

Amouage Beach Hut for Woman (RM1,115/100ml)

Beach Hut for Woman captures the serenity of a deserted beach in winter and is an aromatic ode to forgotten summers whereby gardens of flowers are in full bloom despite the wintery air and cool soft, white sand. The fragrance opens with Bergamot and Mineral Accord before revealing its heart of Driftwood Accord and Lislyang, and finishing with the rich aromas of Patchouli and Cashmeran.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen