If you really want to channel your inner Romeo or Juliet, here is a guide on where to buy unique gifts in Bangkok.
by Anna PowerIt goes without saying that you should be doing something special every day for your loved one. Even something as simple as saying “I Love You” or making a home-cooked meal can remind your other half how much you care for them.
Candy is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, and what better way to make the number one person in your life smile than with a thoughtful personalized gift? Perfect for those on a budget, Rock Candy on the top floor of Central World (BTS: Chidlom) offers different shapes, flavors, and sizes of rock, and you can even have fun watching your gift being made.
Pieces of homemade silver jewelry
Shanta, at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (BTS: National Stadium), offers one-on-one jewelry making classes. This expert tuition ensures that even those with no artistic flair leave with a fabulous silver creation. Choose from a ring, bracelet, necklace or earrings, and show the special person in your life how much they mean to you with a one-off piece of jewelry.
Share a memory
Sharing an experience as a couple can be very special, as you can create memories that will last a lifetime. Why not splash out and enjoy a five-course tasting menu at Table du Tee (MRT: Silom), or the chocolate buffet or afternoon tea at the Sukothai Hotel (MRT: Lumphini, available Friday-Sunday 2-5 p.m.)? Chocolate, oysters, and strawberries are said to be aphrodisiacs – the perfect way to celebrate the worldwide day of love!
If this is your first Valentine’s Day in Bangkok, you are in for a treat. On the day itself, most of the street stalls that usually sell food will sell bouquets of fresh flowers instead – a lifesaver for those who prefer a more last-minute shopping style! For something slightly more unusual, head down to Pak Klong Talad (Memorial Bridge or Saphan Phut Chao Phraya Pier), which is Bangkok’s most beautiful flower market. Alternatively, you could add your own unique twist on this classic gift and opt for a bouquet of cuddly toys – very popular with Thai teenage girls!
Regardless of the type of gift you choose, we hope our article has provided you with ideas of how to think outside the box this coming Valentine’s Day!