V-DAY gifts that won’t break the bank


Source: @modernminimalistco

Gift-shopping for bae gets hard when there are so many options out there. We want to give our significant others something memorable, and something they’d look at and think: ‘I have the best bf/gf ever.’

Strategically, getting them arm candy is going to make them think about you and talk about you more often when they’re out with their friends, so invest in a gift that’s going to announce the sweetness of your relationship subtly. Here are 9 arm candy discounts for the boyfriends and girlfriends out there:


1. A Better Florist


Flowers are obligatory when it comes to Valentine’s. If you’ve already gifted your girl a bouquet of roses before, it’s time to level it up a little. Besides the regular rose bundle, A Better Florist gets you their hand-crafted, hand-delivered bouquets that your girlfriend can strut with on the evening of the 14th. 

Tip: Send it to her office or school as a surprise.


The Allison ($68.80, U.P. $86): If you’re the kind of guy who isn’t comfortable with verbally telling your girlfriend exactly what she means to you, let the flowers do the work. Tulips mean perfect enduring love, abundance, and charity. So to thank your girl for being understanding this past year, this is our pick. 

Buy it here.

Promotion: 21% off all purchases and blooms for DBS/POSB Cardmembers with promo code ‘LOVEDBS
Offer till: 14 Dec 2017


2. ModernMinimalist.Co


Source: @modernminimalistco

With the new year comes change, and for most of us,  it’s time to move away from the safety of charm bracelets. Customisable minimal jewellery makes you look very understatedly hipster, so if you’ve got something special that only the two of you understand, now’s the time to get it carved onto metal – in full Arial or script fonts, Tumblr-style. 

Plus points to affordability and quality, too, because ModernMinimalist.Co’s bracelets (from $28.50, U.P $38) and rings ($28.50, U.P. $38) are made from stainless steel with gold plating in silver, gold, and rose gold – no more worrying about the woes of daily wear.

Source: @modernminimalistco

And if your bae’s a bracelet stacker you can give them one every year to add to the memories of your time together. 

Get your customised bangles and rings here.

Promotion: 15% off for DBS/POSB cardmembers with the promo code ‘DBS15
Offer till: 28 Feb 2017


3. Goldheart


Boyfriends who are getting their wifeys Valentine’s gifts, we know that the element of surprise has to come into play. As two people who know exactly what the other is feeling even without having to see them, your gift has to be on such a telepathic level that they’re going to look at it and swoon on sight.

Lovelle 14K Diamond Ring ($468, U.P. $1048)


At more than a 50% discount for a beauty like this from Goldheart to match your girl’s, both of you are going to feel #blessed. Shaped just like a heartbeat on monitor, you can say every cheesy thing that’s ever crossed your mind to her: “because when I’m with you, I feel alive.” Because, you know, a squiggly line on the heart rate monitor means you’re alive and well.  

Promotion: Additional 5% off gem-set jewellery when you enter the first 6 digits of your DBS/POSB Credit or Debit card at checkout.
Offer till: 28 Feb 2017

Buy them here!


4. Zilingo


If your bae’s more the elegant type, Zilingo has simple, classy designs that bring out her understated sophisticated side. They go with every outfit, and won’t go out of style.

Branch Bangle ($153.90, U.P. $171) and Branch Neck Choker ($177, U.P. $236)


If you’re feelin’ generous, you can get her a Branch Neck Choker to complete the set. No more basic XMM chokers that 31472 other girls have. 

Tip: Take a peek at the veins on her wrist before you make your purchase. If her veins are green, pick gold. If her veins are blue/purple, get the silver. If she’s a mix of both, then both bangles will suit her beautifully. 

Buy the Branch Bangle and Branch Neck Choker

Promotion: 10% off storewide with promocode ‘DBS’ followed by first 6 digits of DBS/POSB cardholders.
Offer till: 31 Jul 2017


5. A for Arcade


Hypergrand’s Warwick watch

Source: @hypergrandwatches

Move aside Daniel Wellington. Hypergrand’s watches are casual dress watches on steroids. Better water resistance, thicker case, and a less cluttered watch face for that hybrid of dapper banker and high street fashion. Originally priced at $259, you can now get this for your man at $134.10 from A for Arcade

Buy it here.

Promotion: 10% off storewide for DBS/POSB cardmembers with the promo code ‘afadbs10
Offer till: 31 Dec 2017


6. O.P.I


Source: @dandelionwaxingid

Girls love getting their nails done. The only setback is the pricetag that comes with a mani, so giving her the chance at getting her nails pampered is going to make her feel like a princess. We recommend getting her a Spa Mani, filled with nature’s solution to soft, silky hands you can hold onto all day, all night. 

For the baes out there who prefer DIY, opt for movie themed nail colours and treatments – they even have Alice Through the Looking Glass and Breakfast at Tiffany’s nail colours ($16 each) for hands on fleek. 

Source: @dandelionwaxingid

Book an appointment here.

Promotion: 10% off retail and services, up to 50% off + additional 10% off online store for DBS/POSB cardmembers.
Offer till: 31 Oct 2017

Address: 583 Orchard Road #02-26/27 Forum The Shopping Mall, S(238884)
Telephone: 67361735


7. Gifts Less Ordinary


Source: @in_trigue

Polished rings look way too cookie-cutter for your girl, because she prefers the organic natural stuff. Well, she won’t be disappointed with [in] TRIGUE’s selection of rings – boasting the use of raw natural gemstones in shapes and colours only she will own, you can be sure that the ring’s novelty is in the fact that nobody else will have one that looks the same. It also helps that it looks like something out of a Lord of the Rings or Thor movie. 

Buy it here.

Promotion: 10% off with promocode ‘DBS’ followed by first 6 digits of DBS/POSB card. For DBS/POSB cardmembers.
Offer till: 28 Feb 2017


8. Casio G-Factory


Source: @gshock_s_series

So your bae’s the sporty type, but you want to get her something that she can still look fashionable in. Bridging the best of both sportswear and fashion, as well as the digital and analog worlds is Casio. 

Source: @gshock_s_series

Rose gold is all the rage these days, but wearing them every day runs the risk of breaking their fragile face. G-Shock curbs this problem with shock, magnet, and water resistant features. You get the class of the analog, and the convenience and functionality of the digital clock. 

Note: Available at all G-Factory outlets except Takashimaya outlet.

Find them at G-Factory’s list of outlets here.

Promotion: $100 G-Factory voucher with purchase of Lover’s Collection, and a free G-Factory watch box for DBS/POSB Cardmembers. 
Offer till: 14 Feb 2017


9. SK Jewellery


Disney Tsum Tsum Collection 999 Gold Charms

Source: @jasminealimin

If your girl’s a sucker for Tsum Tsums, you’ve come to the right place. Up your stackable bracelet game from tarnishable silver to 999 pure gold Disney Tsum Tsum Charms (from $369). One Tsum Tsum is never enough, so gift her a few of these adorable buns, made with as much love, and thought through with as much detail as you gave to choosing your gift. 

Buy them here.

And even if your partner prefers a more classic look, you can still gift her a stackable pure gold bracelet, made with flowers that will never wither.

Buy them here.

Note: Available at all SK Jewellery shops except at Changi T3 outlet. 

Promotion: 10% off for DBS/POSB Cardmembers. 
Offer till: 20 Feb 2017


Bonus section: If you’re feeling like a baller


Tissot Ballade Powermatic 80



Staying sophisticated doesn’t mean looking outdated, and while a lot of classic watches can age you, Tissot’s Le Locle Automatic won’t. Equipped with a grained calfskin strap, a stainless steel case and scratch resistant sapphire crystal to protect your automatic watch from the test of time – this little piece of swiss genius is going to outlive you.

You’ll be gifted with a complimentary pair of GV Gold Class Movie Passes (worth S$78) with a minimum spend of $1,200 or an additional Gold Class Wine and Dine experience with a minimum spend of $2,000 – so finish off this killer combo with a super atas romantic date night at the movies. 

Find out more about the Tissot Le Locle Automatic here.

Promotion: A complimentary pair of GV Gold Class Movie Passes (worth $78) with a minimum spend of $1,200 or an additional Gold Class Wine and Dine experience with a minimum spend of $2,000 for DBS/POSB Cardmembers. 
Offer till:  28 Feb 2017




Source: @montblanc

If your boy’s old school and prefers to jot down notes, ideas, and doodles in a notebook, you might want to get him a notebook. Forget Typo gifts when you’re feeling like a baller – you’ve got to go the distance. The Montblanc StarWalker pen and notebook set comes at $460 (U.P $515), so even if he goes out with just a Saffiano leather notebook and pen, he’s going to look fly. 

Note: Available at all Montblanc boutiques for DBS/POSB cardmembers while stock last.

Offer till:  31 May 2017


Philip Stein


Source: @philipstein

As a brand big on natural frequencies, Philip Stein is all about harnessing the energy trapped between the earth’s surface and ionosphere for relaxation, focus, and mood. Sounds gimmicky, but even Oprah has approved of Philip Stein, and the brand is open to inquiries about their studies. This is the epitome of arm candy, so be sure that your lover is going to adore this.

Source: @philipstein

Watches start at $1,550, and bracelets start at $360.

Note: Available at both Suntec City and ION Mall.

Promotion: 15% off regular priced items for DBS/POSB cardmembers.
Offer till:  31 Mar 2017




Source: @beyer.chronometrie

As a watch that never runs out of battery with its Breitling caliber 24 and never scratches with its steel and ceramic bezel with 18K red gold, this investment is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, not because Breitling hardly has a sale, but because with this watch, your man’ll never need another watch again. 

If you’re a watch nerd, you can read the full review here.

Promotion: Free Breitling Scarf and Breitling Pen (worth S$300), 1-month waiver 0% Interest Instalment Payment Plan for DBS/POSB cardmembers.
Offer till:  28 Feb 2017

Address: 390 Orchard Rd #01-03/04 Palais Renaissance, S(238871)
Telephone: 67328582


Fuss Free Valentine’s Shopping


Valentine’s shopping can sometimes even be harder than taking your O Levels. With no obvious right or wrong answers, the possibilities are literally endless. With this gift guide, we hope your shopping woes this Valentine’s have been alleviated, and that you’ll get to save some cash while you’re getting the best possible gift out there. 

Find out more about DBS Lifestyle Discounts Here

This post was brought to you by DBS bank.