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Sure, Valentine’s Day might be a tad cheesy, but that doesn’t mean your gift to your significant other has to be. In fact, think of the day as the perfect occasion to show them your appreciation with a thoughtful present they’ll actually use. Even better — they’ll think of you every time they do.
So, what to get them? To help you decide, we’ve rounded up some of what we think are the best options here. From durable slippers you can wear both indoors and out, to vegan wine and a gin drink, perfect to use when making an at-home cocktail, here’s some inspo for what to shop for your partner this upcoming Valentine’s Day.
Tickets to the Sydney Opera House, Various Prices
As far as live performance venues in Australia go, Sydney Opera House has to be one of the most special. While you can view the full What’s On line-up with over 40 shows and experiences a week across opera, music, theatre, dance, comedy, talk and tours, one highlight show is One Woman Show, on from February 1 – 19. Written and performed by Aussie Liz Kingsman, it’s hitting the Opera House after a sell-out season in London.
Emu Australia Platinum Outback Scuff, $109.95
These hard-wearing, water-resistant sheepskin slippers are suitable for both indoors and outdoors, and with a reasonable price tag too. They make for a great Valentine’s Day present.
Voucher For Unyoked, Starting at $223/night
Experiences make for great gifts because the recipient will either think of you when they’re doing it or, even better, you can do the experience with them. If that’s what you’re after, Unyoked makes for a solid gift option. Prices are $223/per night on weeknights, $263/per night on weekends, and it’s a 2-night minimum.
Grabbing your SO a case of wine and gift it to them with the promise that once a month, you’ll break open a bottle together for a cosy night in. This well-structured Shiraz is vegan so you can rest assured it doesn’t contain any animal nasties.
If your partner’s a whiskey drinker, grab them this bottle from Wild Turkey. With a high rye content, this bourbon is aged for up to eight years in American oak barrels with the deepest char for more character. The drink is only bottled when it reaches its full complex flavour of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and spice.
This does require some effort, but, if you’re short on funds, put together a bouquet of Ferrero Rocher choccies. Simply buy a 48-pack, some wrapping paper, clear paper and sticks. Watch this how-to chocolate bouquet clip here.
Bombay Sapphire Citron Pressé, $64.99
Gift your partner this gin drink, made with hand-picked lemons, to pack for a picnic together or to make a cocktail with at home. The real fruit infusion and no added sugar give it a delicious flavour.
Yes, lingerie for Valentine’s Day might be overdone, but for good reason – it can be a great gift idea for the day. This wireless bra comes with removable shoulder straps.
A fragrance for Valentine’s Day will benefit both them and you, as you’ll frequently be smelling it. This unisex fragrance has notes of peach, Turkish rose, and white musk.
Chou Chou Intimates Sorbet Cami and Shorts Set, $34.95 (from $69.95)
Sleepwear is another overdone Valentine’s Day gift idea, but because it’s so practical. This cotton candy set includes a V-neck cami and French knicker-style shorts.
Voucher For a Facial, $320
Who doesn’t love getting a facial? Gift someone special in your life a Lympathic and Buccal Facial from Potts Point spa I Am Beauty if they’re Sydney-based. The treatment melts away anxiety and stress that’s been built up in the facial muscles. Or, if your SO is anywhere else in Australia, get them a voucher to use at any Endota Spa across the country.
Night-time is the best time to repair skin so help your SO boost that rejuvenation with this clinically-proven set, containing a serum, and night cream.