Love buys: Last-minute Valentine's Day gift guide

Aide De Camp Valencia Travel Tote.
Aide De Camp Valencia Travel Tote.PHOTO: AIDE DE CAMP
Apple Macbook.
Apple Macbook.PHOTO: APPLE
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 70.PHOTO: FUJIFILM
Guess Connect (White).
Guess Connect (White).PHOTO: GUESS
Swarovski Thao Gold Smartphone Incase For Iphone 6.
Swarovski Thao Gold Smartphone Incase For Iphone 6.PHOTO: SWAROVSKI
Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7.
Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7.PHOTO: OLYMPUS
Polar M400 (Pink).
Polar M400 (Pink).PHOTO: POLAR
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ In Pink Gold.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ In Pink Gold.PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum.
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum.PHOTO: LOGITECH
Sony SRS-X88 Wireless Speaker.
Sony SRS-X88 Wireless Speaker.PHOTO: SONY
Casio Exilim EX-FR100.
Casio Exilim EX-FR100.PHOTO: CASIO
Lego Marvel’s Avengers.
Lego Marvel’s Avengers.PHOTO: WARNER BROS
Sennheiser HD 800S.
Sennheiser HD 800S.PHOTO: SENNHEISER
Valore T201 4500MAH Wireless Charging.
Valore T201 4500MAH Wireless Charging.PHOTO: CHALLENGER
Asus Vivo Watch.
Asus Vivo Watch.PHOTO: ASUS
LG 4 55EG920T Television.
LG 4 55EG920T Television.PHOTO: LG

You're still in a stupor from the Chinese New Year feasting when you realise that Valentine's Day is just four days away and you have yet to find a gift for your beloved. Fret not. ST Digital's Trevor Tan and Lisabel Ting have been hard at work tracking down the best last-minute presents.

FOR HER

AIDE DE CAMP VALENCIA TRAVEL TOTE

$449

If the woman in your life is an avid photographer, the perfect gift may be the Aide De Camp Valencia Travel Tote. A camera bag that does not look like a camera bag, it can hold a DSLR body and three lenses. You can also remove its padded inner pouch and use it separately - so, it is really two gifts in one.

APPLE MACBOOK

FROM $1,788

If she has been hankering for a chic lightweight laptop, Apple's MacBook could well be it.

Measuring 13.1mm at its thickest and a mere 3.5mm at its thinnest, the 920g MacBook is not only practical, but also a beauty to behold. With a 12-inch Retina display (2,304x1,440 pixels), a beautiful backlit keyboard and responsive Force Touch trackpad, it makes computing almost effortless.

FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 70

$199

Sometimes, Instagram or a wefie on your smartphone just does not cut it. Add a romantic memory she can see and touch without having to use her smartphone.

For that, there is Fujifilm's Instax Mini 70 instant camera. It has an improved viewfinder and a selfie mode that automatically adjusts settings for brightness and shooting distance, plus a front-facing mirror next to the lens. It comes in white, yellow or blue.

GUESS CONNECT (WHITE)

$559

Looking for a smartwatch for her that is smart but not overly geeky? The white Guess Connect smartwatch has a 41mm stainless steel case with analogue movement and a golden round bezel adorned with crystal. A white leather strap completes this beauty.

A small (96x16 pixels) Oled screen on the watch face displays notifications when you pair the device with a smartphone (Android and iOS).

SWAROVSKI THAO GOLD SMARTPHONE INCASE FOR IPHONE 6

$170

She surprised you by switching to an iPhone 6. Now, you can surprise her with Swarovski's Thao Gold Smartphone Incase. The back of the plastic case is decorated with a fully crystallised gold and silver gradient pattern.

OLYMPUS PEN LITE E-PL7

$898 (WITH 14-42MM AND 40-150MM LENSES)

Designed for the selfie lover, this 16.1-megapixel mirrorless camera has a 3-inch touchscreen display that can be flipped downwards 180 degrees to provide an unobstructed view. The E-PL7 offers a selfie-optimised touch interface when the display is flipped down with a virtual shutter button.

POLAR M400 (PINK)

$359

If your beloved is a fitness buff, consider giving her the Polar M400. This pink GPS running watch tracks pace, distance and altitude with its built-in GPS, when she is running. It also monitors daily physical activities such as steps taken and calories burned. It is water-resistant to 30m, so she can wear it all the time.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 5 4G+ IN PINK GOLD

$998 (32GB), $1,088 (64GB)

She needs a new smartphone? How about getting her Samsung's flagship phablet? It now comes in a delicious pink gold with a 5.7-inch Super Amoled display (2,560x1,440 pixels). The S Pen stylus (included) lets her pen her thoughts or doodle. And she can take brilliant pictures with its 16-megapixel rear camera or snap selfies with the 5-megapixel front-facing camera.


FOR HIM

LOGITECH G502 PROTEUS SPECTRUM

PRICE: $129

Logitech's Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse is a customisable device that he can set up just the way he likes it.

It has 11 buttons that can be programmed separately for anything from custom macros to changing the DPI.

The mouse is no slouch in the performance department either, with a DPI range of 200 to 12,000, and zero sensor acceleration.

SONY SRS-X88 WIRELESS SPEAKER

PRICE: $699

Sony's SRS-X88 wireless speaker comes with Bluetooth and wireless capability, and works with media-streaming apps such as Spotify Connect.

Sony's SongPal app will let him group multiple Sony speakers throughout the home, and broadcast music to all of them at one go.

About 35cm long, 10cm wide and 11cm tall, and weighing 2.7kg, the SRS-X88 is fairly compact and will not take up too much space on a desk or TV console.

CASIO EXILIM EX-FR100

PRICE: $699

If your man enjoys hands-free photo and video taking while on the go, Casio's Exilim EX-FR100 outdoor camera may be the perfect gift. The camera comes in two pieces: A camera module and a controller. The camera module can be used with a variety of aftermarket accessories, including a selfie stick, underwater housing and tripod mount. The shock- resistant camera comes in yellow, white and black.

LEGO MARVEL'S AVENGERS

PRICE: $79.90 (PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE) AND $42.90 (PC)

Let your beloved live his superhero fantasies with the Lego Marvel's Avengers video game.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the game weaves together storylines from six Marvel Studio films, including The Avengers and Iron Man 3.

There are over 200 characters to unlock and eight different environments to explore, including Asgard.

SENNHEISER HD 800 S

PRICE: $2,539

If your partner is an audiophile and you are looking to splurge, check out the Sennheiser HD 800 S.

The top-of-the-line headphones boast an expansive frequency response range of 4Hz to 51,000Hz. Each set is handcrafted at the manufacturer's headquarters in Wedemark, Germany.

VALORE T201 4500MAH WIRELESS CHARGING POWER BANK

PRICE: $119

Valore's T201 Power Bank is no run-of-the-mill juice pack. The device supports regular USB charging and wireless charging for mobile devices.

Lay your Qi-compatible device on top of the power bank and watch its battery percentage climb.

ASUS VIVOWATCH

PRICE: $249

Make it easier for him to exercise at the right intensity with the Asus VivoWatch, a fitness tracker with built-in heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking.

Using age and gender data, the tracker calculates the user's optimum heart rate. An LED light will flash green when the heart rate is in the right zone. It will flash red when the user's heart rate is too high.

The device should last 10 days on a single charge.

LG 4 55EG920T TELEVISION

PRICE: $5,499

Spoil the man in your life with LG's 55-inch TV, the 55EG920T.

The TV set comes with a 4K Oled screen that is gently curved to cater to one's natural field of vision. A border so skinny that it is almost invisible frames the 4.8mm-thick display. The screen sits on a clear stand, so it appears to float.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2016, with the headline 'Love buys'. Print Edition | Subscribe