Quarantine Valentine? 6 Gift Ideas To Ease Your Partner’s Homesickness
It’s almost like being there yourself!
The previous year has been tough, but through small and thoughtful gifts on special occasions, like Valentine, these trying times can be a little bit easier to deal with. This year calls for more practical gifts, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be romantic too. But what do you give a loved one who only wants to be close to you? The next best thing, of course.
1. The next best thing to a hug: Mood changing plushy
This Reversible Octopus Plush (20cm x 20cm x 10cm) became popular because of a Tiktok video posted last year. If you can’t get near your loved one for a hug, this plushy will do for now. Turn it inside out to turn that frown into a smile!
Available on Lazada for Php 160.38.
2. The next best thing to your smile: A moon lamp
If your partner’s face used to light up when she saw you, get the same effect even if you’re apart by bringing the “moon” to her.
This Moon Lamp, made using 3D printing technology, is rechargeable and can last for up to 30 hours. You can also easily change the light color from white glow to warm yellow by just tapping the light sensor. It comes with a wooden holder too!
Available on Lazada for Php 200.97 (8cm), Php 354.42 (15cm) and Php 791.01 (20cm).
3. The next best thing to your touch: An electronic massager
Back in the day, your gentle touch and a back rub or massage was probably all it took to soothe your partner’s stresses away. You can still do the same thing even if you’re apart with a Pillow Massager.
This portable pillow massager (30cm x 17cm) has eight massage nodes that work in either clockwise or counterclockwise motion to knead your neck or back to release tension. It also has an optional heating function that can be used if you want to relieve fatigue.
Available on Lazada for Php 444.51.
4. The next best thing to hearing your voice: A Bluetooth speaker
Nothing sounds better to someone that her loved one’s voice. This Retro Vinyl Record Player (10.5cm x 10.5cm x 4.6cm) can make it seem like you partner is right beside you in the room – simply connect your phone to it. The speaker is rechargeable and has a 1000mAh battery capacity that allows continuous use for up to 10 hours. Aside from connecting it to your phone via Bluetooth, you can also insert a memory card or plug it to an audio cable.
Available on Lazada for Php 861.04.
5. The next best thing to seeing you: Printed photos of you
Does your partner love to take pictures of you together? Put those snaps to good use by printing them with this thermal pocket printer.
Paperang P1 (8.3cm x 8.3cm x 4.5cm) is a portable Bluetooth printer (in black and white) that works via the Paperang app which you can download on your smartphone. It is rechargeable and can work continuously for 24 hours. This aesthetic pocket printer comes in white, pink, and mint green.
Available on Lazada for Php 1,125.
6. The next best thing to your cooking: A 3-in-1 breakfast machine
Miss the food she used to make for you? We know it’s nothing close to her labor of love, but having this 3-in-1 Breakfast Machine (450mm x 180mm x 210mm) is almost like having your loved one prepare your favorite food for you. Get a full breakfast of bacon, eggs, omelets and toast using the toaster oven and non-stick frying pan, and brew up to 600 mL of coffee with the built-in coffee maker.
Available on Lazada for Php 1,239.
Note: Prices may vary depending on Lazada sales and discounts.