Love Is In The Air With These Valentines Gifts & Activities
Bin the rose bouquet and cancel the candlelit dinner, these Valentine's gifts and activities sound much more fun.
Unique Things To Do and Gift in Hong Kong This Valentine’s Day
It’s the one day of the year fully dedicated to your other half—Valentine’s Day. Whether you spend it with your bae or with your bestie, it’s a delightful time to celebrate and find something to dazzle your loved ones. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do and to gift this year—from a seductive staycation to speed dating for singles, there’s something for everyone. Forget your cliché ideas of rose bouquets and candle-lit dinners and opt for a quirkier, more memorable evening of romance this year.
LOVE-LY Things to Do for Valentines
Ovolove Staycation Valentine’s Day Package at Ovolo Hotel
Ovolo has teamed up with luxury Aussie intimate lingerie brand Porte à Vie for a risqué romantic Valentine’s Day staycation—think Fifty Shades of Grey… The limited edition overnight package includes a provocative box upon arrival, vegan-friendly condoms from Jonny, a bottle of Champagne and a continental breakfast to wake up to—add on an indulgent five-course dinner to complete the experience with your other half for an erotic, unique celebration.
When: 14 February 2020
Cost: From $1727/night (depending on location and date)
Where: Ovolo Southside & Ovolo Central
Book: Ovolo Hotels Website
Make Your Own Love Tea at Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason’s campaign for Valentine’s Day ‘For The Love Of’ is a unique celebration of romance through the heritage gift of tea. Whether it be with friends, family, your partner or solo, the store invites you to create a personalised tea blend where you can choose your own ingredients to formulate the perfect combination—a loving experience to share. The St Valentine’s Tea is also available for gifting, a blend of soft white tea buds with scented rose petals and sweet hibiscus. Match this with one of the brand’s decadent, and delicious chocolate truffles—oh and vegan options are also available!
When: Early Feb
Cost: $248 for the St Valentine’s Tea
Where: Fortnum & Mason, Shop 022, G/F, K11 Atelier, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST
Book: 3916 8181 | [email protected] (walk-ins welcome)
My Big Fat Got Balls Wedding at ClubOne
Forget all notions of a traditional Valentine’s Day and celebrate with GOT BALLS Hong Kong for an upbeat ceremony filled with wacky prizes, dance-offs, prizes, bingo and free-flow beverages. The theme this year is based on the classic My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so prepare with funky hen and stag costumes for an extravagant night of cheesy anthems, booze and hilarious entertainment—a wedding night you’ll never forget!
When: 7:30pm-11:00pm, 14 February 2020
Cost: $450/person including free flow beer, prosecco, vodka and gin for 2.5 hours
Where: Club One, The Grand Stage, 2/F, Western Market, 323 Des Voeux Road, Central Sheung Wan
The Valentine’s Day Race with The Trail Hub
Go for something a little more sporty this year with The Trail Hub’s Valentine’s Day Race across the scenic Lantau Island. Founded by Jeremy and Valerie over ten years ago, the event organisers host regular races throughout the year to encourage outdoor trail running. The categories this year are Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Team, Mum & Me and Dad & Me, starting and ending on Treasure Island (Pui O Beach) on Lantau. The Easy Love trail is 9km, or challenge yourself with the Tough Love which runs for 14km.
When: 15 February 2020
Cost: $650/team including post-race buffet
Where: Treasure Island, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island
Book: Trail Hub Website
POSTPONED, DATE TBC – Cupido Rapido: Speed Gay-ting at Te Quiero Mucho
Te Quiero Mucho’s hosting an evening of Cupido Rapido for the male singles out there looking to mingle—a speed gay-ting extravaganza party which includes 2 1/2 hours of free-flow drinks and tacos. From 7.30pm – 10pm singles can speed-date their way around the room to find true love, and make some friends along the way.
When: ** postponed, new date tbc **
Cost: $318/person including free-flow tacos and TQM’s signature Classico Cocktails (Margaritas and Palomas), Pilsner Urquell, and House Wines
Where: Te Quiero Mucho, Mojo Nomad, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Book: 3423 3290 | [email protected] | Ticketflap
Jewellery Making Courses at Hatton Jewellery Institute
Treat yourself or your special someone to some fine jewels this Valentine’s Day—with a sweet personal touch. Why not make your own jewellery this year for a heartful surprise? Hong Kong’s only jewellery co-working space for independent jewellers, and for beginners alike, Hatton Jewellery Institute offers courses in jewellery in the heart of Sheung Wan. Choose from their romantic specials including the Valentines Letter Locket Masterclass and the Valentines Love Locket Workshop for some cute couples’ handicrafting. Use code HKHUBV20 for a 10% discount.
When: Course Schedule
Cost: From $1980HKD (Letter Locket Masterclass) to $6600HKD (Valentines Love Locket Workshop)
Where: 13/F Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Book: Letter Locket Masterclass | Valentines Love Locket
LOVE-LY Things to Give or Receive
Gift with an eco-conscious heart with one of Podarona’s themed curated gift boxes, filled with some of the best finds from local Hong Kong brands, using reusable or packaging-free natural products like handmade soaps and 100% pure essential oil candles. This wellness package is perfect for a Valentine’s Day present and sources the goods to make a decadent assortment of luxury sustainable items—choose from themes like ‘The Spa Day’ to ‘The Tea Time’ based on your partner’s preferences.
Prices start from $518HKD per box
Inspired by wild, natural flowers, Floristry at M&L takes a unique approach to your typical Valentine’s bouquets. Each expertly-curated arrangement is lovingly made with fresh, seasonal flowers and foliage which stray away from the typical rose bunches and instead offers a colourful display of meadow-style flowers. Gift this natural, tender loving bouquet with one of the brand’s all-natural candles or room sprays for a romantic gesture to your bae—choose to pick up or have it hand-delivered to your doorstep.
Prices start from $650HKD per bouquet
Hong Kong brand MOU (sold on Qraftie) captures memorable scents packaged in customised, handmade candles. This soy wax candle includes a personalised scratch-off message to surprise your loved one with something uniquely precious—find something to suit your recipient best from one of the brand’s 17 choices of scents.
$230 per candle + $22 shipping (with personalised scratch-off message)
Man shopping has just been made easier thanks to Merci Dandy, a personalised online clothing service which picks the clothing for him based on a questionnaire. The hand-selected brands are bundled into a delivery box and arrives straight at your door—no subscriptions, styling fees or delivery costs—you only pay for the ones he wants to keep! Boost your man’s style with a Parisian twist in these sleek garments this Valentine’s Day.
Prices range from $300 to $3500 per piece of clothing
Healthy yet delicious bakeshop The Cakery collaborates with Grown Alchemist this Valentine’s to present a limited-edition “Lip-Locked” sponge cake smeared in romantic hearts and red lips. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delightful dessert made from reduced-sugar lychee wine, watermelon jelly and black charcoal buttercream frosting—mmm… it’s up to you whether to share it!
$888 (available for order until 15 February 2020)
Find a more decadent piece for your special someone from ANYALLERIE, a world-renowned master jeweller which draws its inspiration from nature and its beauty. The luxury label has bespoke pieces to curate a personalised piece from the typography, shade of gold and precious jewels to treat your bae with a charming, lifelong accessory.
Contact ANYALLERIE for pricing
Calling all dim sum lovers, this mischievous SMALL BAO T-shirt is made from water-based textile inks on 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton and it’s GOTS-certified—an eco-friendly garment for your bao (bae). The designs by KatJWeiss are printed by hand meaning each piece is unique. Match the graphic statement with the label’s BIG BAO T-shirt—couple goals?!
$242 + $25.50 shipping per T-shirt
What’s Valentine’s Day without a sweet, personal message for your other half? Not just couples we mean—this Galentine’s Day card from Cha Siu Papers is for those besties who will always have your back day in day out. Show your token of appreciation by inserting a cute note inside the card, perhaps a champagne companion will do—and for the couples, perhaps a loving dim sum pun.
$40 per card