Everyone is different — so let’s celebrate that with Valentine’s Day gifts tailored to your loved one’s unique Enneagram type. There are cooking pots, books, cable organisers and more for all nine personalities this V’Day!
Choosing Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved one can get pretty stressful. However, the more you know someone the easier it is to get them a gift that they will enjoy. Of course, if you’re with someone new, don’t worry, there are tools to help you out! We featured star signs last Mother’s Day and made use of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator to help pick out the best SRV activities for you. So this time, we’ll be using the Enneagram, an emotionally-focused system of understanding people, to assist us in identifying the best Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her. In a nutshell, there are nine types in the Enneagram — the reformer, the helper, the achiever, the individualist, the investigator, the enthusiast, the challenger, and the peacemaker. All you need to do is take the quiz with your partner and you’re all set to gifting them the best surprise this Valentine’s Day 2022!
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– Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him & Her Based On Enneagram Types (2022)
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– Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him: Athleisure Edition
– Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her: Athleisure Edition
1. For The Rational-Yet-Idealistic Types
Reformers are principled & purposeful in their love
Photo credits: Book Depository
The perfect gift for reformers can be narrowed down to two things — donations or books. I’ve done the former a couple of times for friends who fall under this Enneagram type and it’s been a major hit! Instead of giving your partner something they don’t quite need, ask them what causes they feel passionate about. Then head on over to Giving.sg and simply donate some money in their honour. Just note that you can only use your YouTrip card to make donations to Singapore-registered charities, so make sure you double-check!
Alternatively, log on to Book Depository for a myriad of books of all kinda — we recommend Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Man’s Search For Meaning, and Doing Good Better, for those wanting to live that purpose-driven life.
2. For The Caring, Communicative Types
Helpers are demonstrative & generous in their love
Photo credits: Our Place (left), Amazon US (right)
Helpers are the best at throwing warm, intimate dinner parties. Coated in generosity and care, Helpers ensure that their guests feel welcomed and loved in that space. So if you’re dating one, why not help them out with some nice cookery or kitchen tech? We love Our Place’s Always Pan that’s not just gorgeous, but functional. With more than 23,000 reviews under their belt — you know you’re in good company. Alternatively, treating them to the highly-raved Instant Pot might not be a bad idea. So they can cut down the prep time and enjoy the party!
3. For The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Types
Achievers are adaptive in their love — but presentation is key
Photo credits: Bellroy
Planning and organisation are key to achievers, so why not treat them to these gorgeous packs by Bellroy? If you’re on a tighter budget, opt for their Tech Kit that comes in five colours and boasts a three-year warranty. Great for travel or everyday use, the organiser will fit all their tech accessories in one place and features magnetic slip pockets, stretch mesh pockets, as well as a floating wall with elastic cable organizers. For those that are intent on splurging, go straight for their Melbourne Backpack which is the perfect balance of aesthetics and functionality.
4. For The In-Your-Own-World Types
Individualists are expressive and dramatic in their love
Photo credits: Amazon.sg
Dating someone who’s constantly daydreaming when they aren’t already escaping reality through film or music? Bump up their experience with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones from Sony. Simple and straightforward to sync with android or apple (although there’s Google Assistant on here), this pair of Bluetooth headphones will revolutionize the way they listen to music — and give them the quiet they need in transit or at the office.
Get the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for S$399 here.
5. For The Cerebral Types
Investigators are perceptive & innovative in their love
Photo credits: Books Actually (left), Perfect Fit (right)
Find yourselves often engaged in introspective dialogues, or debates about politics? Perhaps the perfect accompaniment to the candlelight dinner for two would be Cain’s Jawbone, an extremely difficult 100-page literary puzzle. The pages are completely out of order, and you, the reader, have been tasked to make it right — and by doing so, reveal the six murder victims and their respective murderers. Alternatively, customise your very own puzzle for your loved one to put together, whether it be your dream travel destination or your favourite photo.
6. For The Committed, Security-Oriented Types
Loyalists are engaging yet responsible in their love
Photo credits: The Ridge
A minimalist’s dream, these RFID-blocking wallets can hold up to 12 cards, a ton of notes, and any other receipts you have lying around. So not only do they keep you safe from wireless theft, but they also come in a whole array of designs and materials to suit any style and a lifetime guarantee. Fans of ultra-light equipment will also be glad that these wallets only come up to 57 grams.
Get The Ridge RFID wallets from A$150 (~S$144.10) here.
7. For The Busy, Fun-Loving Types
Enthusiasts are spontaneous & versatile in their love
Photo credits: Shopee (left), Amazon.sg (right)
Dating an enthusiast? Well, then life must be an adventure for the both of you! Why not capture all your special moments on the GoPro HERO10? Compared to its predecessors, the newest addition to the GoPro fam now has double the performance and double the frame rate. This makes reviewing footage and using live preview on the front LCD screen a breeze — incredibly helpful when you’re on the move. It does come with a hefty price tag, so make sure it’s well-protected with a waterproof case from Shopee!
8. For The Self-Assured, Powerful Types
Challengers are confident & decisive in their love
Photo credits: Apple
Save this option for when you’ve got some cash to spare, or if you’re looking to impress this Valentine’s Day. Stay on top of things even on the go — made easier with a bigger screen that’s dust-resistant, water-resistant and crack-resistant! While there are more affordable options, we adore the look of the graphite stainless steel case with Milanese loop (S$1,079) and the midnight aluminium case with sport loop in dark cherry and forest green.
Get the Apple Watch Series 7 for S$599 here.
9. For The Easy-Going, Self-Effacing Types
Peacemakers are receptive & reassuring in their love
Photo credits: Farfetch
Your calm in the storms of life, Peacemaker partners are a gem to have. Keep the zen burning with Farfetch’s selection of Diptyque’s exotic scented candles for your choice of Valentine’s Day gifts. It may cost a pretty penny — but rightfully so! These candles are made in France and consist of 100% vegetable or paraffin wax. While you’re at it, why not sign yourselves up for pottery class at Potter’s Guilt where you can learn how to create matching cups in a cosy little studio at Pearl’s Hill Terrace? Talk about keeping the romance alive!
Valentine’s Day Gifts 2022 — Sorted!
And just like that, you’re ready for Valentine’s Day! Just remember to use your YouTrip card when shopping online for your Valentine’s Day gifts to make full use of our wholesale exchange rates (i.e. no pesky bank fees!). Also, check-in on YouTrip Perks before you check out to reap the benefits of great cashback deals and rewards.
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