Gift ideas for Valentine's Day

By Belle Zhao (That's Beijing)
Updated: 2007-02-14 09:44

As Valentine's Day approaches, we all scour the stores trying to find the perfect gift for our sweetheart. Choosing a gift for this special occasion can be tricky but is also important, as it shows how serious you are and how much you love him/her. And it's also nice getting presents! To make the task a little easier, here are some gift ideas for both ladies and men. As we all know, presents that go beyond the standard roses and teddy bears make the heart grow fonder.

For Ladies

These orchid-shaped diamond rings from Cartier are guaranteed to drive your woman wild, especially if your wallet extends to luxury jewelry! RMB 143,000 (gold), RMB 145,000 (platinum). Cartier

A more practical gift, that women everywhere will love: silver shoes to wear to Valentine's dinner, or anywhere else that takes her fancy. RMB 4,340, RMB 7,150. Gucci

Because chocolate and love share the same language. La Place (6466 8090) www.laplacec.com

For a more budget-friendly option, go for this Folli Follie Valentine's necklace. A red heart hangs alongside a silver envelope, inscribed with the magic words that every woman wants to hear - "I love you." Leather necklace, RMB 895, silver necklace, RMB 775. Folli Follie

She can wear her heart on her sleeve, or even on her arm, with this heart-shaped bag. Price TBD. Paul Smith

For a unique gift that she'll never forget, and one that has something in it for you too, give her a romantic spa experience for two at a deluxe spa salon. See Health Directory for spas.

For Men

Make your man look stylish with these foxy shirts. RMB 1,850. NC.Style

Accessories are no longer for ladies alone, so treat him to some delicate cufflinks for a classic and elegant look. Price TBD. Van Cleef & Arpels

This Dolce & Gabbana limited edition Motorola Razr v3 mobile phone is both stylish and hi-tech. Price TBD. D&G

All guys love high tech products, so indulge him with this pocket-size Sony PSP. It has features galore, including Wi-Fi and the capability to store music, photo and video files. Enough gizmos to keep him entertained until Valentine's Day next year. RMB 1,500. Sony

Romantic Gift Sets for Couples

Perhaps not as creative as other gift ideas, perfume still has romantic connotations. Choose from these perfume gift sets, specially designed for couples. CK Eternity RMB 415 (men); RMB 470 (women); Bvlgari Notte RMB 480 (women); RMB 580 (men); Vera Wang, RMB 675 (women), RMB 470 (men).

His and Hers matching watches, to mark time together. RMB 15,900 (men's watch), RMB 12,300 (ladies' watch). Tag Heuer



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