Want to silently protest on V-Day while still having to buy your loved ones a gift? Send them a strong message (no, not a horse’s head), with these options that are black in colour. Fair warning: your therapist might mention ‘passive aggressiveness’ in her notes. But hey, at least you’re not falling back on the last-minute staple of red flowers and teddy bears, so you win.
This handcrafted set of mortar and pestle will make for the best gift to chai-loving souls. We can smell the fragrance of the crushed cardamom already!
Price: On request
Mini Picnic box, Studio Ochre
Handcrafted in leather, this nifty little bar box is created to last long and be passed on to the next generation. We suggest gifting it only if you're sure of being invited to future parties.
Price: Rs 21,000
Croc Top Handle bag, Da Milano
If you're looking for a safe bet then turn to leather handbags. Love might not come with a lifetime service warranty, but this bag sure does!
Price: Rs 11,999
Restore & Nourish Gift Set, Aman
Help your loved one ease into a slumber with aromatherapy-based rituals to relax the senses.
Price: Rs 22,000 (approx)
Ceramic Tea Set, Nestasia
For those who like their lazy weekend mornings to begin with wellness teas, this set spells elegance with a touch of pop.
Price: Rs 6,490
DiorTravel vanity case, Dior
If legacy brands are more their thing, then this reinvented vanity case is the way to go.
Price: On request
Cat Figurine, India Circus by Krsnaa Mehta
It's a cat, looking away, and black. We'd consider this as a message sent! The polyresin figurine looks set to sit on a mantle or right by the bedside.
Price: Rs 2,099
Pro Audio MKE 200, Sennheiser
This on-camera mic is what they didn't know they needed. Whether they enjoy creating reels or vlogs, this little number works for all formats.
Price: Rs 7,999
Vintage Style Buxa Metal Trunk Set, Living with Elan
For those who like to keep it old school, these trunks make for a great gift. Or, place them as a conversation starter in the living room, and fill them up with curios.
Price: Rs 8,040
Meteor Planter, Elite Earth
Those who have a green thumb can never have enough planters! More so, if it's this gorgeous concrete one with handpainted golden polka.
Price: Rs 3,500
Kesya Onyx Button, Good Earth
This set of 13 buttons, inspired by the rich landscape of Rajasthan, is sure to draw a gasp of awe at first glance. A black, but gold-plated present to express your love.
Price: Rs 14,000
Bar Tool Kit, Nappa Dori
If you know feisty souls who are always getting the party started, a small kit is a good addition to their celebratory nights. If you are gifting them this arsenal of brass tools, the first drink they mix better be for you!
Price: Rs 7,800