Columnists,Lihini Welagedara,Top Story l by Lihini Welagedara l 30 Jan 2021     - 156

A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 14th is right around the corner and the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift has begun. Handwritten cards, stuffed bears and bouquets of flowers are all fair game but, if you want to kick it up a notch this year, this guide will be your saving grace. After all, it is the season love and whoever it is, they deserve to be spoiled.

Below is a list of gift ideas that would completely win her or him over.

1. Scarf from Tharshana

Nothing says ‘I adore you’ than the handpainted scarf from Tharshana. The print is uniquely exotic and they are must-haves for anyone with a sharp sense of fashion. These gorgeous silk scarves have become a statement piece and you can shop the latest collection at

2. Candle by Iti

You can’t go wrong with a good candle. They are always a fail-proof gift idea, especially around the season of love. Every time it is lit, they will be thinking of you and love truly will be in air! They have a collection of wood wick candles and they have a range of scents from coffee beans and vanilla to jasmine and lavender and lemongrass and rosemary and much more. Shop their collection at The Design Collective store.

3. A dainty necklace from Aadna Jewelry

Jewellery has always been one of the most common gifts given for Valentine’s but Aadna has taken it to the next level with their unique collection. You can shop for something dainty and delicate such as a cute necklace or try something bold such as their body jewellery irrespective of gender. Check out their latest collection at to add an extra spark to a romantic evening. 

4. Craft supplies from Elements by Safia

If your partner is into arts, this would be the most ideal gift for him/her. You can purchase ethically sourced, produced, not to mention aesthetically agreeing artists’ cases to hold brushes, pencils and other supplies as well as colour palettes that are easy to carry around. You can purchase Elements by Safia at Cafe Kumbuk and Thambili Boutique.

5. Sleepwear from Aluna

If it’s something we all love, it’s sleep! Shop beautiful and luxe sleepwear from Aluna and let her stay comfy yet fashionable at the same time. From silk camis and shorts to robes, their collection makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for all the girls who just love a cosy night in. Visit their Instagram page at 

6. Terrarium from Petrikor

This Valentine’s, you can give your loved one the world-in a glass jar. Pertrikor makes the most beautiful terrariums and if your partner is a nature lover, this is the perfect gift for him/her. Check out their Instagram page at for a guide on pricing and all other details. 

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s to be grateful for those that make our life better and while these gift ideas will definitely make this Valentine’s Day better, never underestimate the power of a homecooked meal or a handwritten note to make your partner or family member or even yourself feel loved and appreciated. After all, things that money can’t be bought are worth the most!


Lihini Welagedara

Lihini is a creative writer with a love for all things food, fashion and culture.

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