Failproof last-minute Valentine's gifts for her
Yes gents, it’s February 12 - in two days’ time you’re other half will be expecting flowers laid on the bed; a table at the best restaurant in town; and a new dress from her favourite brand. If you are anything like us, you're note to Google "Quick Flower Delivery Service" has been sinking down your 'To Do' list for a couple of weeks now. To help dig you out of trouble, we have compiled the best (last-minute) Valentines gifts for you to buy, as if you had arranged it all months ago.
Option 1: A nice restaurant
La Cantine du Faubourg will be sharing the usual A la carte menu for the occasion. Not just great food, but guests visiting on Valentine’s Day will be eligible to receive an exclusive gift from French fine jewellery designer, Messika and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. Good Luck.
To book: +971 04 352 7105
Chez Charles is offering a gourmet picnic option for you to enjoy at an evening sunset, beach date, or any other romantic location you can think of. Including everything from smoked salmon mille-feuille, grilled asparagus, grapefruit and shaved parmesan, to an assortment of gourmet cheese, fruits and artisanal breads. Tempting considering it is only Dhs650 for two persons.
To book: chezcharles.ae
Roberto’s; everyone’s favourite Italian is offering 'The San Valentino Balcony' seven-course degustation menu for two with views of the Burj Khalifa, on a choice of one of the two terraces, for a romantic al fresco dinner under the stars. There are three different packages ranging from Dhs990 to Dhs3,500 per couple.
To book: +971 4 386 00 66
Coya. Dubai’s favourite Peruvian restaurant creates a special menu available for one night only. A sumptuous four-course menu starting with Oysters and followed by all your favourite dishes from Latin America. It's a rather steep Dhs620 per person, but it is Valentine's Day after all.
To book: +971 04 316 9600
Option 2: A spa package (or 'staycation')
Palazzo Versace Dubai offer two great packages at its spa. If she's the pampered sort, you can't really go wrong with the ‘Love is…’ treatment. This tailor-made massage is for couples, and includes a combination of body scrub, body massage, face massage and shirodhara. The treatment focuses on the heart, sacral and crown chakras and is the ultimate couple treatment. Another exclusive option is, ‘The Valentine Roses’, using the hydrating properties of Damascan rose, pink clay, royal jelly, honey, propolis and essential oils are applied for the ultimate in indulgence.
Price: Love is… (Dhs1,000 per couple 120 Minutes) The Valentine Roses (Dhs900 per person 135 Minutes)
To book: +971 4 5568750.
Bulgari is known for its Italian luxury goods, it is lesser known for its amazing resort portfolio with properties in Milan, London, and the crème de la crème, Bali. The Bulgari Resort Bali is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, mixing unspoilt beaches with a slice of Tropicana. The spa is out of this world and well worth the travel. Book now for summer, print out the tickets, the perfect gift. Just don't forget to book the flights!
To book: bulgarihotels.com
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, is the perfect weekend escape on the shores of Oman. The amazing Six Senses Spa at Al Bustan Palace has pulled out all the stops with exclusive packages, to impress the ones we love. Valentine’s spa packages include the Valentine; Signature Hammam & Balinese Massage and Love Is in the Air package combining a Scrub, Holistic Massage & Anti-aging Facial
Price: Valentines, 130 minutes, Omr85 per person Love is in the air, 130 minutes, Omr89 per person
Bookings: ritzcarlton.com/albustanpalace or call +968 24 799 666.
The newly opened Nuxe spa is located at the Sofitel, the Palm, Jumeirah Island. Chances are she won’t even have been yet, the sweetheart nuxe escape experience, begins with a Jacuzzi session, and is followed by a 50-minute couple’s massage. The perfect getaway for two.
Price: 80 mins, Dhs1,050 (for 2 guests)
To book: +971 44 55 5433/34 or email@example.com
Option 3: Gifts
A luxury accessory like this Alexander McQueen floral scarf will keep her warm on evenings out, and stylish of course. Dhs1,135
Love Moschino melted heart bag from Farfetch is the perfect statement bag for any fashionable women, she will love it. Dhs955
Buy these new Miu Miu glasses to really impress her, a beachside must have that any women would love. Dhs1,500
A beautiful pair of earrings is always the perfect gift to give before heading out to dinner, smooth. These Oscar De La Renta earrings are our top pick.
All available at farfetch.com