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Valentine’s Day gift ideas that spark joy (and curiosity)

FINDING a meaningful gift for Valentine’s Day seems tough since Valentine’s is celebrated annually and most gifts available during the season are the usual bouquet of roses, stuffed toys, balloons, chocolates and everything else that comes in a heart-shaped form.

For this year, keep the thrill and excitement in gift-giving alive with these spectacular presents and date ideas that will surely spark joy in your lover’s eyes.

Graze Box by Cocteles Cebu

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Food and beverage establishments will surely be full during Valentine’s Day. So, why not bring the romantic candle-lit wine night to your date instead? Surprise your partner and “graze” throughout the night with a curated graze box by Cocteles Cebu. Grazing tables set the tone in every party; so does this abundant graze box for two! With its elegant sturdy black box filled with cold cuts, artisan breads, fresh fruits, different types of cheese and a perfect bottle of wine to wash it all down, you and your Valentine’s date will surely have the time of your lives without joining everybody filling the city’s restaurants.

Cheeses and wines signify a love that will last forever as these products get better as they age. The types of cheeses in the graze box include Mango Sublime, a chevre or French-style goat cheese dotted with mango bits for a novelty fruity flavor; and Karinina Al Vino. Both are from Malagos Cheese.

Bouquet of Sweets by Wrap

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For this year, ditch the traditional bouquet of flowers and go for something unexpected! Just like a man, the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. Surprise your loved one with a food bouquet delivered directly to them. Whether the partner is a meat lover or a sucker for sweets—these customized bouquets with handcrafted biodegradable cone wrappers will surely make one’s heart and tummy happy.

Choices include: a bouquet of a large beef burger, a box of chicken nugget, two slices of pizza and a can of drink (fruit juice, tea or beer), plus doughnuts and chocolate bars (by request) for a hearty meal; a bouquet of fruits and healthy juice for the health-conscious; and a bouquet of chocolates and candies for those who are into sweets.

Serenade (Harana) by Haranistas

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Relive the traditional way of wooing a girl by singing her your love songs from underneath her window, outside her workplace or wherever you want with the help of a group of talented young people who will play the musical instruments, sing with you and take a video of the entire momentous event for you to cherish for the rest of your lives. Or if you want to surprise her with a flash mob just like you’ve seen on social media, this group will make it possible at your desired place and time.

If you wish to receive these spectacular gifts but are not sure if you have a Valentine’s date, then just buy these for yourself! Because, why not? Self-love should be celebrated on this special day of love, too!


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