From favourite flowers to a mid-day getaway, make this Valentine’s Day one to remember without burning a hole in your pocket.
TEXT: MELODY TAN
Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year. But whether you’re embarking on a new relationship or celebrating decades of marriage, a treat on 14 February lends a spark of romance to even the most mundane of weekdays.
That doesn’t mean that you have to empty out your wallet, though. Little gestures like writing your loved one a simple, heartfelt message or getting up early to prepare breakfast for them before work can be far more meaningful than splurging on costly gifts or dinners.
You can even get creative and choose to make memories to last a lifetime by booking a photo studio session or a ManCave afternoon retreat for two. And if romance is not in the cards for you this February, feel free to treat yourself instead – after all, self-care is a form of love too!
GIFTS TO SPOIL YOUR VALENTINE
Flowers are a traditional Valentine’s gift – but if the seasonal price of a bouquet makes you feel less than warm and fuzzy, make sure to download the HomeTeamNS mobile app onto your device to retrieve the promo code. From 17 January to 15 February, enjoy 10 per cent off all Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts at Humming, with no minimum spend required.
Is your Valentine a musician, gamer or just someone who sits through too many Zoom meetings? JBL offers a wide range of speakers, headphones and earbuds to suit all audio needs. From 3 February to 28 February, enjoy 15 per cent off already-discounted promotional prices. View the promo code on the HomeTeamNS mobile app.
A DINE-IN DATE FOR TWO
Impress your partner with dinner and drinks at Winestone, a modern European restaurant, bar and wine retail store at Stevens Road. Till 28 February, make a reservation and flash your HomeTeamNS card to redeem 10 per cent off the Valentine’s Day Set Menu (S$88++ per person), which features crowd-pleasers like seafood bisque, Australian beef tenderloin with foie gras and cured smoked salmon loin salad.
For a sugary-sweet casual date, check out Lola Faye. Located in the Jalan Besar enclave, the Muslim-owned cafe offers wraps, sandwiches and their specialty gelato-based desserts.
Try the Buttermilk Belgian waffles topped with a scoop of gelato, or have your gelato stuffed into a buttery, flaky croissant and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Until 28 February, between Tuesdays to Thursdays from 2 to 6pm, display your HomeTeamNS membership card for 10 per cent off your total bill.
EXPERIENCES TO SHARE
Pierre Ooi Photography
Snaps meant for social media are fun, but having a professional take your photos can bring them to a whole new level, especially if you and your significant other want to take a more formal portrait. For families, it can also be a fun way to commemorate a broader celebration of love. Exclusive to HomeTeamNS and SAFRA members, enjoy a 50 per cent discount on Pierre Ooi Photography’s Classic Family Photography package (original price S$388, discounted price S$188) for shoots during the month of February.
Held at the HomeTeamNS-JOM Balestier Clubhouse, the photography package features one 20-inch by 16-inch canvas portrait with framing, one 12-inch by 8-inch laminated photograph with framing, and two soft copies of selected, edited, high-resolution images. WhatsApp 8112 3114 to book.
HomeTeamNS Khatib ManCaves
Despite the name, the ManCaves – well-equipped entertainment and work spaces at the HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse – can be a getaway for couples. From just S$6 an hour on weekdays, you can enjoy lunch and tea break for two – as well as a great opportunity to reconnect in a quiet environment without the noise and interruptions of everyday life.
Relive your dating days while sipping coffee, get artsy with a paint-by-numbers kit or duel it out over a console game – being together in the moment is all you need to keep the flame alive. From 14 to 18 February, book your ManCave here for a Valentine’s Day celebration both of you will love.
More promotions and opportunities await at HomeTeamNS clubhouses! Keep abreast with the latest membership promotions and share them with your friends.
Whether you’re heading to the cinema or watching in the comfort of home, movies are another great option for Valentine’s Day.