With Valentine’s Day only 10 days away, it’s time to pick up gifts for the special people — or someone — in your life that go beyond the usual chocolate, flowers, and bottles of perfume. We’ve curated a list of gifts centred around the five senses for the friends and partners who might be thinking about a new start this year, realigning their inner world, or want to focus on how they’re feeling.
Mahnoor Bari is Gaggler’s resident junior editor with a background in digital journalism and communications. She loves dessert a little too much and mainly writes about food, culture, and wellness.
Gifts for the Senses
Five senses gifting refers to choosing gifts that appeal to the five physical senses through which we perceive the world around us: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. The idea is to create a multi-sensory experience for the recipient by choosing gifts that stimulate more than one sense. For example, a gift might include a scented candle and a soft blanket to appeal to both smell and touch. The goal is to create a memorable and personalised experience by choosing gifts that evoke emotions and create a deeper connection.
Giving gifts related to the five senses can be a unique and thoughtful way to show someone how much you care; you can tailor every gift to their individual preferences and show that you’ve put some thought into it. It’s also a great way to show off your own good taste. Gifts based around the senses tend to be things used on a daily basis and provide a lasting reminder of your attention, so that every time they use or experience it, they’ll be reminded of you.
We put together a list of some of the most stimulating presents to get. Read on.
Unwind, calm your senses, and recharge with the help of a peaceful candle scented with rose and patchouli, or some lotus incense. Better yet, why not create your own candles with the Palm Lights Candle Making Set and give the gift of quality time too?
Rose & Patchouli
Cinnamon and Patchouli Candle
Frankincense Artisanal Incense Sticks
Set the scene with your own blend of essential and carrier oils for a session of aromatherapy.
Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
Argan Carrier Oil
A sight for sore eyes, the handcrafted Fire Kimono has a movement that resembles flames in motion that move as the wearer moves. Plus, the Relaxing Eye Pillow makes for a much-needed midday break, to sleep more soundly at night, or to unwind after your yoga session.
Fire Element Kimono
Flax Seed Relaxing Eye Pillow
Help your loved one tap into their inner heart with the Heart Path Oracle Card Set, as well as the the Vision Board Kit (also available in a male version), which can help to identify your vision and give it clarity, reinforce your daily affirmations, and keep your attention on your intentions. Plus, everything you need to set an intention and welcome fresh starts into your life is included in the Intention Setting Kit. includes a guide for DIY ritual performance and simple intention setting.
Intention Setting Kit
Female Vision Board Kit
Heart Path Oracle Card Set
Indulge in some relaxing DIY afternoon tea with a collection of wholesome cookies by Beauty Treats and a collectible gift box of tea by Namastea.
The Brownie Bossbabe
Gift Tea Box (Set of 72)
The Hangover Cookie
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