The Super guide to a thoughtful Valentine’s Day

The Super guide to a thoughtful Valentine’s Day

Treat your loved one—or yourself—this Valentine month with items that would last longer than the traditional flowers and chocolates. Super’s presents a practical yet thoughtful gift guide for all tastes.


Special whisky

On the rocks we approve of—The Macallan Edition No. 5 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This romantic drink has a fresh and sweet taste of caramel, poached peaches and ripe pear, with hints of toffee, nutmeg and ginger. Serve it neat and enjoy its natural “Sunlight Barley” color.

Travel bags

Love trips? The CabinZero 36L ultra-light backpacks come with side grab handles which lets you carry it like a suitcase; it has a built-in Okoban tracking tag. FX Creations FCB Backpack features multiple pockets and an “anti-gravity system” which lets you store more without the bulk. Pacsafe Continental clutch bag has an RFIDSafe feature that secures debit and credit cards from scanning

Available at Pacsafe and Urbanize stores.

Hair makeover

Vivere Salon just launched a new line of gentler products for a better ‘do. Score a hair makeover for your favorite person by joining the Valentine Facebook contest. Like the Vivere Salon page, post a pic of your special someone with an explanation on why they should win, with hashtag #ShareLoveWithVivere.

Tattoos—for eye bags

Bianca Festejo’s Beauty Hub specializes in Camouflage Tattoo that covers up eyebags, scars and stretch marks using skintone ink—like semipermanent concealer! The shop also offers laser skin treatment for men and women, lash lift and nail care. Give your partner the gift of kilay. Those microbladed Ombré Brows can last till the next Valentine’s.

Couple’s massage

Terazi Spa at Discovery Primea offers 60-minute Signature Couples Massage followed by Prosecco and strawberries. Available all month.

Essential oils

Young Living Essential Oils are pricey, but promises to be effective. Win a Limited Edition Young Living Essential Oils Story Collection kit, inclusive of Lavender, Peppermint and Melaleuca Alternifolia oils by joining the OilCon ongoing until today, Feb. 9, at Glorietta 2 in Makati City. Online registration required.

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I write about Home, Travel and Culture for a living. For fun, I am in-charge of Super K. The Korean Culture section of Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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