Tired of the same old presents? Stand out from the crowd with this unique gift list, ahead of Valentine's Day. If a special someone in your life appreciates a quirky, fun present, now's your time to shine, and impress them with items they've probably never heard of or tried before. And what better place to seek inspiration from, than the global community of TikTok? Be it a trending piece of decor or a perfumed bracelet, we have several carefully curated picks for the month of February. We combed through the social media website, and handpicked interesting products that are 100 per cent gift-worthy and memorable. If you're not interested in the hype surrounding this occasion, check out our list of anti-Valentine's Day surprises instead.
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1. Best Wearable Weights: Bala Bangles, Set of 2
These Bala Bangles are on everyone's lips - it's a viral workout essential for the fitness enthusiast in your life, who loves a good gym accessory. As the name suggests, these are wrist bangles that can double as anklets, made of an elastic band and steel weights, wrapped in soft silicone. They come as a pair, and each bangle weighs 450g - you have the option of doubling the weight, as well. The Bala bangles are minimal, aesthetically pleasing and match your activewear beautifully. Reviewers can't recommend them enough - they say the weights are comfortable and work well for adding a boost of resistance to cardio sessions, yoga, pilates and more.
2. Best Facial Massager: TheraFace Pro (White)
- Facial percussive therapy
- Treats acne, fine lines and muscle pain
- Includes LED light therapy
- Comes with multiple attachments
We've all heard of the Theragun. Now, meet its facial counterpart, the TheraFace. It's a percussive massager for your face, designed to bring expensive spa treatments to your home. In other words, you'll be gifting a skincare fan a lifetime of facial massages. Not only does it reduce tension in the face, jaw, neck, and head, but the device also comes with red, blue, and infrared LED light therapy to target wrinkles and acne. Other attachments include a cleansing head for exfoliating and a microcurrent ring to tighten the skin. Reviewers love how it takes their skincare routine to the next level and replaces their individual facial devices.
Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh156.50 for 12 months with select banks.
3. Best Entertainment Device: Teenage Engineering OP-1 All-in-One Portable Synthesiser, Sampler and Controller
- Portable synthesiser
- Easy modular layout
- Four-track tape recording
- Sample sounds from the built-in mic or radio
- Battery life of 16 hours
- Can be complicated at first
Forget video game consoles. If your significant other loves music, gift them this viral portable synthesiser and encourage them to jam out to their own tunes. The OP-1 by Teenage Engineering carries a premium price tag because the keyboard quite literally creates music on the go, complete with four-track tape recording, like a mini recording station. This TikTok-favourite allows you to overlay multiple beats in a sequence and sample sounds via the mic or the built-in FM radio. Your partner can take the OP-1 wherever since the battery lasts for a whopping 16 hours. Reviewers say they've composed their own video game sound bites, and that it's incredibly fun to play with for hours. They also marvel at the compact size and the clean, minimal design.
Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh432.60 for 12 months with select banks.
Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh312 and two years for Dh444.
4. Best Decor: Puransen Clear Flower Vase in Books Style
A clear acrylic vase that slides right onto the bookshelf and blends in with the rest of your titles - TikTok is in love with this understated centerpiece. If your Valentine is a bookworm, surprise them with fresh flowers sprouting from a book-shaped vase. It also makes for fun, quirky decor on the coffee table. Reviewers suggest a handful of flowers with tall stems, such as tulips, for the perfect pop of colour on a bookshelf. They find the vase material sturdy and the size just right, too.
5. Best Scented Bracelet: Diptyque Do Son Perfume-Infused Bracelet
Diptyque, the Paris-based luxury perfumery, has a fragrance bracelet in its line that makes for a thoughtful gift. The accessory comes rolled in an embossed dispenser, imbued in Diptyque's floral perfume, Do Son. Pull out the bracelet string, wrap it twice around the wrist and cut it using the integrated blade on the dispenser. Every time you walk past someone, they'll get a subtle whiff of Do Son on your wrist. You're getting up to 30 bracelets in the dispenser, each lasting for a week.
6. Best Tumbler: YETI Rambler, Navy
There's less of a unique factor to this cup and more of a wish list want. You must've caught wind of the popular Stanley Adventure Quencher cup last year - for this Valentine's, YETI's Rambler bottle is making the rounds on TikTok. Its large 36oz (1065ml) capacity and double-wall vacuum insulation work brilliantly to keep cold drinks chilled and hot drinks piping hot for hours. Whether your loved one frequents the gym or carries a flask to work, this tumbler is going to be their new go-to. Reviewers have taken this seemingly indestructible bottle on hikes and outdoor adventures. Plus, it comes in an assortment of shades.
7. Best Crockery: Koythin Ceramic Coffee Mug, 10oz (Milky Apricot)
Unconventional ceramic pieces add a lot of character to the home. Koythin cups and saucers have been going viral for this very reason, so we picked a dishwasher- and microwave-safe set for a coffee lover in your life. The 250ml cup has a large, rounded handle and a thick saucer to go with it, for all your tea-time snacks and biscuits. The heat-resistant china doesn't get too hot to the touch, either. Choose from gorgeous colours, including milky apricot, light purple, and bright blue.
8. Best Candle Warmer: CRD Candle Warmer Lamp
We all know a scented candle collector or two in our lives. If they haven't discovered candle warmers yet, gift your partner this lamp that prolongs the life of their favourite fragrances. The best part is that the warm light from the bulbs diffuses the scent gradually throughout the day, all without having to light the wick. According to reviews, the lamp melts the wax within the first hour and can be dimmed to slow down the process. It also doubles as a nightstand lamp. The six-inch diameter base fits your usual jars of Yankee and Bath and Body Works candles. Do note that this comes with a two-pin US plug, so you will need a plug adapter to power it.
9. Best House Slippers: Ugg Scuff Sis Women's Slippers
- Perfect for loungewear
- Warm and comfortable insoles
- Suede upper
- Not vegan-friendly
Uggs are back in fashion, and no winter gift is more fitting than a pair of cosy house slippers. These luxurious suede Uggs have a statement fluff collar, and their lining and insoles are all made from sheepskin. So, while the pair is not a vegan option, it does deliver optimal warmth to your feet by regulating your skin temperature. For men, you can find the Scuff slippers here.
10. Best pH-Activated Makeup: Youthforia BYO Blush
Gift them a blush that's made for them. BeautyTok (TikTok's beauty community) is obsessed with clear blushes that react to your skin's natural pH levels, giving you a natural flush that complements you best. Youthforia's BYO Blush is a colour-changing blush, packed with rosehip, sunflower, and avocado oils. It's vegan, silicone-, paraben- and fragrance-free, so the blush is great for someone who has sensitive skin. Reviewers mention using it as an all-purpose makeup product - for the lips, eyelids, and cheeks. Plus, it lasts longer than most powder and cream blushes.
11. Best Couple's Activity: LEGO Roses Set
Pick up this LEGO roses set for a fun at-home activity, with your partner. Perfect for any romantic occasion, these permanent blooms could symbolise your evergreen love in a cosy corner of the house. The pair of roses is extremely easy to assemble, consisting of 120 parts, and the 26cm-long stems are length-adjustable to fit any vase of your choice. Add other LEGO flower bouquets for a more challenging evening. Reviewers who hopped on the trend report back having a lovely time with their significant other over quality brick building.
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