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30 November 2023

Find the perfect gift this Valentine's Day

Felix Ray (SUPPLIED)

By Aimee Greaves

Love it or loathe it, there's no escaping Valentine's Day.

Shops throughout the country are adorned with hearts or decked out in red as the retail world gears up for one of its most lucrative times of the year.

But even those who claim not to buy in to the lovey-dovey aspect of February 14 will still want a gift.

And with the wealth of options on sale this year, there is no need to go in for the unimaginative bunch of flowers or cheesy cuddly bear. Instead, take inspiration from the catwalks and opt for red accessories or classic jewellery.

With ideas to suit all interests there is something for everyone. Even Apple has launched a red iPod for the occasion this year.

So in honour of Valentine's Day, we have rounded up some of our favourite love tokens to provide you with inspiration – no matter what your budget.


When dinner in a regular restaurant is just not enough, take your love to new heights with Seawings' Valentine's Experience. Throughout February the sea plane people have special deals on a flight and dinner for two.

Price: Starting at Dh2,500 per couple

Call: 800 seawings or visit www.seawings.ae


Let her wear love on her arm with these colourful bangles adorned with gold and diamonds.

Price: Starting from Dh11,135 at Tabbah, The Dubai Mall.

Call: 04 339 8977


This Tiffany Hearts collection necklace and earrings is the perfect choice for Valentine's Day. What more could a girl want than hearts and diamonds? You might just become her best friend forever when she opens the blue box to find these little gems inside.

Price: POA

Call: 04 339 8350

Dayna Decker

Let the stresses of the day float away as you prepare for your Valentine's dinner with these DayNa Decker candles at the side of the bath.

Price: Dh350 at Harvey Nichols.

Call: 04 409 8888

Felix Ray

Presenting her with this white and red chain mail clutch bag means she can carry your love – and all her essentials – wherever she goes.

Price: Dh575 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Call: 04 351 5551

Louis Vuitton

Make a statement with this steel Tambour watch from Louis Vuitton. Complete with patent Pomme d'amour red leather strap and diamonds inlaid in the face and indexes, it is a gift that will last forever.

Price: Dh21,700

Call: 04 341 4462


Men are often the giver not receiver on Valentine's Day but make him feel loved with the perfect boy's toy. This LG Boarderless TV is almost as thin as a sheet of smoked glass and looks ultra stylish but don't blame us if you can't drag him away.

Price: Dh9,499 from all Carrefour outlets.


This Love Moschino heart dress is just adorable and the perfect dress to take you through to summer.

Price: Dh1,525 from Salam Stores.

Call: 04 704 8484

Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder's latest scent, Sensuous, is ideal for the day of love.

Price: Dh179 for 30ml and Dh244 for 50ml.

Store: Available at Estée Lauder counters across the country.


Practical and pink, this Inspiron Mini 10 Dell laptop with 10.1-inch screen and easy connectivity capabilities is the ideal gift for gadget-loving girls.

Price: Dh1,299 from all good electronics stores.


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