Valentine’s Day Gift ideas 2021

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: February 10, 2021  

The countdown begins! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the anticipation is high. This year will be different however. We are in the midst of a COVID-19 induced recession and not everyone can afford to buy their partner a Range Rover or gift them a Watamu vacation. 

Skip the cliché gifts this year and instead check out these personalized, practical gift ideas:

For her

Manicure Set

Going to the salon to get a manicure during a pandemic is not only risky to your health but can dent your pocket. If the lady in your life is handy (pun intended) with her nail skills, gift her this nifty manicure set from Jumia for Ksh 1489.

For him

Hip Flask

If your man loves a little tipple on the go, gift him a personalized Hip Flask from Pablo Gift shop for Ksh 1800 engraved with his name or his favorite quote. 


Sex Bondage Set

Here’s a kinky gift for the sexually adventurous couple- Bondage rope set. Get tied up and caught up in pleasure for Ksh 4499.

For her

Body Butter

If she’s sticking to her New Year’s resolution and avoiding sugar-packed treats like chocolate,  you can get her chocolate scented body butters instead from Untamed Beauty for Ksh 1450. She’ll smell delicious and her skin will be silky smooth.

For him

If your man keeps a beard and loves to groom it, get him a beard-grooming kit from Mandevu Beard Care that includes oil, wash and a brush for Ksh 3000.



Instead of a physical gift, enjoy a staycation to spoil your loved one. Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed or a romantic picnic in the park or a candlelit dinner with a special bottle of wine? Soft music, candles or a blanket in front of the fireplace can go a long way in helping you create the right ambience to show your love.

See gift ideas from last year here.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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